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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

By | August 14th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Planning|0 Comments

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|1 Comment

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

We compared the Accuracy of 4 Different Demand Forecasting Methods; Here’s What We Found.

Over the past few months, we’ve been running simulation tests on different demand forecasting methods: Winter’s additive & multiplicative, seasonal and robust seasonal. Then, we used MAPE to determine the forecast accuracy for each method. Here’s what we found.

By | July 27th, 2017|Demand Planning, Forecasting, What-if Wednesday|1 Comment

What is Blockchain Technology Worth to Your Supply Chain?

With the advent of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm. The use of digital assets as an alternative to conventional currencies has garnered praise and recognition for its secure and speedy protocols. While the infrastructural flexibility of crypto currencies is yet to stand the test of time, block chains, the underlying technology for crypto currencies is truly a revolutionary step in the field of technology. Companies such as the Swiss Stock Exchange, IBM and Deloitte have already begun implementing block chains into their technology to define transactions and improve security and transparency.

By | July 19th, 2017|News and Trends, Supply Chain|2 Comments

Supply Chain Talk: The 10 Rules of Collaborative Supply Chain Planning

Supply chain transparency and visibility are one of the topmost concerns for most manufacturing business leaders. Without the proper collaboration between the different players within the supply chain, it becomes difficult to create an S&OP that promote productivity, reduce costs, and improve service levels. In this week’s ‘Supply Chain Talk,’ Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses the top 10 rules for creating a collaborative planning process.

By | July 14th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Talk|0 Comments
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