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 Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh, evaluates how to create a streamlined process for analyzing what-if scenarios. When I was a young engineer, some lessons were learned the hard way. I remember working on a scheduling issue

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

Supply Chain Talk: Is your planning data worth protecting?

Would you like advance knowledge of your competitor’s promotions? How about the production rates, or the costs that they use for measuring profitability? Just as you would welcome this type of competitive information, so would your competitors’ welcome similar information about your supply chain.

By | October 27th, 2017|Supply Chain Talk|0 Comments

Walmart is Shifting Variability. Here’s What Suppliers Should Do About It.

How does Walmart’s new supplier delivery policy affect suppliers? Here’s a take from Arkieva CEO on how suppliers can respond to market variability as a result of the policy change.

By | August 7th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Talk|2 Comments

Supply Chain Talk: The 10 Rules of Collaborative Supply Chain Planning

Supply chain transparency and visibility are one of the topmost concerns for most manufacturing business leaders. Without the proper collaboration between the different players within the supply chain, it becomes difficult to create an S&OP that promote productivity, reduce costs, and improve service levels. In this week’s ‘Supply Chain Talk,’ Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses the top 10 rules for creating a collaborative planning process.

By | July 14th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Talk|0 Comments

Key Steps for Measuring, Monitoring, and Improving S&OP Performance

You cannot improve the performance of something that is unpredictable. S&OP processes allow businesses to create a predictable approach to managing the supply chain. In this week’s ‘Supply Chain Talk,’ Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses some of the key steps for measuring, monitoring, and improving S&OP performance.

By | June 23rd, 2017|Supply Chain Talk|1 Comment

Supply Chain Talk: How Do You Create a Consistent Data Basis for Planning?

In our whitepaper on the 8 essentials of an S&OP Software, we outlined creating a consistent data basis for supply chain planning as an essential S&OP software requirement. In this week’s ‘Supply Chain Talk,’ Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses the key aspects of creating a consistent data basis that supports supply chain planning.

By | June 9th, 2017|Demand Planning, Supply Chain Talk|0 Comments

Supply Chain Talk: What Makes a Supply Chain Technology Partnership Work?

Happy clients are not always good partners. The best advice for companies looking at supply chain technology solutions is to find one that does not just acquiesce to every want, but one that looks at the bigger picture to ensure that you can succeed in the short and long-term. In this week’s ‘Supply Chain Talk,' Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses what makes a good technology partnership, drawing from his years of first-hand experiences.

By | May 26th, 2017|Supply Chain Talk|0 Comments

Supply Chain Talk: Controlling Working Capital and Inventory – Is There a Pot of Gold at The End of the Rainbow?

How can businesses improve working capital management? In this week’s ‘Supply Chain Talk’, Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses how to identify inventory buffer factors to help control working capital fluctuations.

By | May 12th, 2017|Inventory Management, Supply Chain Talk|0 Comments

Supply Chain Talk: Do You Have a Supply Chain Knowledge Repository?

In this week’s Supply Chain Talk, Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses the importance of having a data repository for supply chain planning.

By | April 21st, 2017|Supply Chain Talk|0 Comments

Supply Chain Talk: Using Excel for Planning – 4 Telltale Signs That You’ve Pushed Excel to The Limits

We all love spreadsheets. But when do you know when you’ve pushed your Excel spreadsheet to the limits? In this week’s, Supply Chain Talk, Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses the telltale signs that show when you are pushing the limits of Excel.

By | April 14th, 2017|Demand Planning, Supply Chain Talk|1 Comment

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