Balancing Cash, Cost and Service: The Supply Chain Triangle

When launching an inventory reduction program, success is contingent on keeping the Supply Chain Triangle in balance. However, keeping Cash, Cost and Service in balance may prove difficult for a traditional supply chain organization whether the business is a success or if it is struggling. Please read more to learn how to deal with pressure within the Supply Chain Triangle.

Supply Chain Planning and an Uncertain Economy

Supply Chain Planning deals with the future and therefore uncertainty with economy. As a result, the planners sometimes have to question other people’s assumptions. Whether for this or some other reason, they do not get credit that is due to them for the great job they do. Eric Wilson from Tempur Sealy gives them the due credit and then some and calls them the super heroes of business. We agree!

By |2019-04-13T23:09:47-04:00March 2nd, 2016|Forecasting, General Topics, S&OP, Supply Chain|0 Comments

Supply Chain Planning Challenges: Exciting Times Ahead

This past week Arkieva attended the India Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit & Awards 2016 in Mumbai. While attending the Summit we were able to discuss with our supply chain colleagues the many supply chain planning challenges we face every day in the industry. We invite you to share in the knowledge and discussions we were able to collect for this blog post. We at Arkieva are already preparing for those exciting supply chain planning challenges ahead; are you ready for these exciting times?

By |2019-04-13T23:09:48-04:00February 25th, 2016|S&OP, Supply Chain, Supply Planning|0 Comments

Lessons from IBM: Supply Chain Efficiency & Smart Planning Engines

“Complexity exists, whether you ignore or not – better not to ignore it” Peter Lyon IBM retired, former director IBM Strategic Systems In 1995 the IBM Microelectronics Division made a decision to invest in a “smart” central or supply chain planning engine (CPE) to intelligently match assets with demand to improve its performance and responsiveness. 

By |2019-04-13T23:09:56-04:00October 22nd, 2015|General Topics, S&OP, Supply Chain|0 Comments

Building Your First Model

In my previous post, I encouraged you to mingle with your new colleagues and make yourself known as the new go-to person for when planning is involved. While doing so, you have not only started building relationships, you’ve also raised some expectations. Now that you have an idea on what challenges your company might face,

By |2019-04-13T23:09:56-04:00October 20th, 2015|S&OP|0 Comments

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