Inertia and Entropy: No Wonder S&OP is Tough

It was Sir Isaac Newton who told us that things not in motion will continue to be that way until acted upon by an external force. Vice versa, things that were already in motion will continue to move that particular way without a change in direction or speed unless acted upon by an external force.

By |2019-04-13T23:10:03-04:00May 26th, 2015|S&OP|0 Comments

Implementation Considerations

I am fairly new to the supply chain industry. Ever since joining Arkieva, I have been immersed in all things manufacturing, planning and optimizing related. As I worked with my colleagues I observed that naturally every company is different and these differences can be seen especially during the implementation process. The steps, rules, politics, etc.,

By |2019-04-13T23:10:05-04:00May 7th, 2015|General Topics, S&OP|0 Comments

Are You Measuring What is Important?

Key Points: Work hard on finding the ‘perfect’ metric that measures the behavior you are trying to improve. Look for both the cause and the effect. In the absence of such a metric, do not ignore the ones that are only partially good. Do not measure something just because the data is available.

By |2019-04-13T23:10:05-04:00April 30th, 2015|General Topics, S&OP|0 Comments

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