COVID-19 & SCM – Importance of Operations Management to Overcome the Limitations of Data-Driven

An often-heard theme in supply chain management (SCM) and COVID-19 is “data-driven” – being data-driven is the path to success. For COVID-19 “science-driven” is often said in the same sentence. For SCM demand or customer-driven replaces “science”. This blog will point out a few examples in the COVID-19 challenge demonstrating COVID-19 is an OM challenge.

Supply Chain Challenges in Turbulent Times – The Importance of Preparedness and Responsiveness

The current COVID-19 situation highlight the supply chain management challenges in any turbulent time.  In this blog we identify five key points: preparedness, larger good, anticipate, and not react to events, responsiveness, and an intelligent stochastic estimate of demand. 

“Optimized” Inventory Forecasting a Co-Product of Optimized Central Planning

In a recent blog on Inventory Forecasting the core challenges and business importance of estimating inventory are outlined. A projected inventory position across time (plan) is a natural co-product of most central or master planning models that match assets with the demand to create a projected supply line linked to demand. 

Coronavirus a Substantial Supply Chain Interruption – The Importance of Digital Supply Chain

The tragic outbreak of the Coronavirus has again demonstrated the need for ever vigilant health care services and fast response. It has demonstrated that supply chain interruptions from a manufacturing excursion to a port strike to an infectious disease outbreak require two actions from any firm: preparation and response.

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Discover Why Arkieva is Named As a Leader in The 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning System of Differentiation

We are pleased to announce that due to the amazing support of Arkieva customers, Arkieva has been named as Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System of Differentiation (SOD).

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