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5 Key Supply Chain Efficiency Assessment Areas for 2018

If you are looking to improve your supply chain management systems in 2018, you most likely have asked the common question: How do I assess my current efficiency? This is a good starting point for anyone looking to add functionality or identify loopholes within current processes. There is no single perfect method that meets all needs and has no flaws. However, the good news is, supply chain assessments have proven to be very advantageous for many businesses.

By | January 16th, 2018|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Optimization|0 Comments

What is the bullwhip effect and How do you minimize it?

The bullwhip effect is a concept for explaining inventory fluctuations or inefficient asset allocation as a result of demand changes as you move further up the supply chain. As such, upstream manufacturers often experience a decrease in forecast accuracy as the buffer increases between the customer and the manufacturer.

By | January 11th, 2018|Inventory, Inventory Management|0 Comments

Don’t be a Supply Chain Innovation Grinch

A holiday Christmas story and adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” Every Manufacturer Down in Manufacturingville liked

By | December 21st, 2017|Holiday, Supply Chain|0 Comments

Implementing an S&OP System? Here’s How to Make Your Data Work for You

A look at some of the S&OP implementation best practices for managing your data. Now I’m not going to say, “Ask not what your data can do for you, but ask what you can do for your data.” In the past, I was under the impression that going through a system implementation process of setting up product hierarchies would mark the end of the process. I must now say, there’s more to the story.  

By | December 19th, 2017|Memoirs of a Black Belt, S&OP|0 Comments

Driscoll’s Not Your Average Berry!

A look at how Arkieva customer, Driscoll’s is evolving and elevating the standards for berry production.

Key Guiding Principles for Getting a Better Handle on Implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain Management

The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business activities has again emerged as a hot topic for 2017 and 2018. In fact, Gartner predicts by 2021, 40% of new enterprise applications will include Artificial Intelligence Technologies, where AI and Machine Learning promise to solve a plethora of problems faced by enterprises today, from better decision making to increased efficiencies and cost savings.

By | December 1st, 2017|News and Trends, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Strategy|0 Comments

3 Reasons why we’re grateful for Internet of Things (IoT) this Thanksgiving

Our world can be defined as a series of interconnections. Interpersonal, international and other relationships dictate the global economy and infrastructure and with the advent of the internet, the threshold of connectivity became limitless.

By | November 22nd, 2017|Supply Chain|0 Comments

How do you create a streamlined process for analyzing what-if scenarios?

What-if analysis is not about just running software multiple times with different settings. In this week’s Supply Chain Talk

By | November 16th, 2017|Supply Chain Talk|0 Comments

Back to the Basics: What’s the Core Purpose of Supply Chain Management?

As supply chain professionals and SCM technology enthusiasts, our conversations and discussions are often forward-looking. Sometimes, it’s essential to focus on the here and now, before looking ahead. In this post, we’ll cover some of the basics of what supply chain management entails, and why it’s a critical component in fueling supply chain innovations.

By | November 14th, 2017|Supply Planning|0 Comments
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