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How to Establish Early Warning Supply Chain Metrics

In recent webinars and presentations, I have been talking about Early Warning Systems within the context of supply chains. The news story above made me think of several examples where a supply chain would use similar concepts to develop early warning metrics.

By | October 11th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Metrics|0 Comments

Manufacturing Day 2017: [Infographic] The Evolution of Inventory Management Strategies

When you talk to any manufacturer no matter how large or small about their concerns, improved inventory management is bound to be a part of the conversation. To celebrate manufacturing day today, we thought it would be beneficial to take a closer look at how inventory strategy keeps evolving using an infographic from Arkieva based on research conducted by Aberdeen.

Using Descriptive Analytics to Improve Supply Chain Visibility for Variability, Velocity, Volume, and Variety.

In this guest blog series titled: “Memoirs of a Black Belt,” Stephen Boyd a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and 30-year supply chain veteran, shares his insights on achieving higher levels of performance using data from existing systems. All opinions expressed in guest authors may not reflect Arkieva’s view on the subject.

By | September 25th, 2017|Memoirs of a Black Belt, Supply Chain|2 Comments

Who’s to Blame for the “Unwanted Extra Ingredient?” A look at Challenges of Supply Chain Management in the Fast Food Industry

Now and then, we hear about horrific fast food restaurant stories where an “unwanted extra ingredient” is found. While we may be quick to blame the serving fast food restaurant for the mishap, the supply chain of fast foods is often complicated. When we stop by our favorite fast food restaurant to grab a quick bite, we often don’t think about the process that goes into assembling our combo meal.

By | September 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Role Will Artificial Intelligence Play in Supply Chain Management?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been making its rounds in world news for the last few years. With considerable advancements in

By | August 28th, 2017|News and Trends, Supply Chain|1 Comment

Optimization Puzzle: Who’s Guilty? Dormouse, March Hare or Mad Hatter?

In my role as the Director of Analytics, I enjoy working with the Arkieva team and our clients, in building

By | August 16th, 2017|Supply Chain Optimization|0 Comments

5 Things to Know About Setting Up a Better Supply Chain Performance Measurement System

Setting up a supply chain performance measurement system? Here are 5 things to know

Walmart is Shifting Variability. Here’s What Suppliers Should Do About It.

How does Walmart’s new supplier delivery policy affect suppliers? Here’s a take from Arkieva CEO on how suppliers can respond to market variability as a result of the policy change.

By | August 7th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Talk|2 Comments

Look Beyond the Bells and Whistles! What I’ve Learned About Selecting a Business Software from My Gym Memberships.

Pop Quiz: What does a workout and the software selection process have in common? Answer: They both often require breaking

By | August 1st, 2017|General Topics, Supply Chain|0 Comments
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