In a previous blog post, we discussed how a high or low value of Coefficient of Variation (CV) impacts the first or second term of safety stock. Today we decided to put this to the test using real customer data - here we will discuss our findings.
Often inventory is considered the simplest component of supply chain management that can successfully be managed separately. The purpose of this blog is to provide some observations to avoid the runaway train. We will first review the basics of CPE and then address the use of target inventory (specifically ending finished goods inventory EFGI) in CPEs.
In the past few days, the news of the blockage of the Suez Canal by a massive container ship called the Ever Given has been dominating the news, so much so, that even kids are talking about it. The phrase ‘supply chain’ is now being mentioned more often than ever before in news media. Some outlets have estimated the cost...
The purpose of this blog is to explain a basic costing challenge in factories and their impact on critical SCM analysis and decisions.
In this blog are some analyses based on the Pareto principle (or as is very commonly referred to as ABC analysis) that one can do in order to determine the alignment of the inventory with the overall needs of the supply chain.
In this blog, we will focus on protecting your investment. The example involves demand variability versus prediction variability and its impact on inventory policy and operational efficiencies. It is loosely based on a real situation from the trenches.
Inventory comes in many forms and flavors; it is the critical element of supply chains that enable a firm to respond quickly and take advantage of scale. However, managing inventory is one of the most...
Inventory management (IM) is a critical component of any successful organization where the mechanics of measuring and monitoring inventory involve KPIs, dashboards, and data science...
The Dual Reality of Inventory Management (IM): Stand Alone and Central Planning – Avoiding Data Driven Disasters
This blog will provide some basic information on CPIM to balance the SAIM focus of these webinars and most importantly position the two so that the oversight of inventory is coordinated.
Probabilities are persuasive in supply chains and analytic methods – especially in machine learning where conditional probability is a dominant underlying structure that makes or breaks the success of an application. In this blog, we will learn how to take the mystery out of the term ‘conditional probability’.