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So far Laurie Jacobs has created 8 blog entries.

Welcome to Wilmington!

Wilmington, Delaware, is a great place to live and work. It has been a center of the operations of the famous DuPont company for several hundred years now. Over the years, it has attracted a lot of different types of companies. Arkieva’s headquarters have been in Wilmington since 1993. Through this blog, we share some interesting facts about Wilmington and invite you to learn more about Wilmington and Arkieva.

By |2019-04-13T23:09:56-04:00October 15th, 2015|General Topics|

What Is OLAP And Why Should I Care About It?

OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) has been growing in popularity due to the increase in data volumes and the recognition of the business value of analytics. OLAP capabilities provide endless options to support visibility in supply chain.Read this blog post if you have large data sets and are using or thinking of using OLAP tools to analyze this data.

By |2019-04-13T23:09:59-04:00July 30th, 2015|General Topics|

5 Questions to Ask When Collaborating with Customers

In my last post, I wrote a little on the importance of extending participation in the sales and operations (S&OP) collaboration process as well as knowing what questions to ask each party. In this blog, I would like to step away from collaborating with internal departments to discuss collaborating with customers.

By |2019-04-13T23:10:01-04:00June 16th, 2015|S&OP|

David versus Goliath: Lessons from a Genuine Challenger

*I would like to thank Eric Jensen for his contribution, participation and guidance in creating this blog post. Recently, Arkieva has been labeled as a Challenger by a third party organization. When I hear the word “Challenger” it conjures up what I believe to be the most famous challenger in all of history, David versus

By |2019-04-13T23:10:02-04:00June 4th, 2015|General Topics|

Why do Supply Chain Planning Improvement Projects Deteriorate and How to Keep Them Alive

Supply chain planning improvement involves a series of projects separated by periods of institutionalization. Unfortunately during these periods there are many opportunities to regress to the “old ways of doing things”. Industry thought leader Lora Cecere mentions and depicts this phenomenon in her research through the use of orbit charts (see chart below).

By |2019-04-13T23:10:06-04:00April 22nd, 2015|General Topics|

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