One flick of the wrist triggers a wave of disruption that grows the deeper it penetrates the supply chain. This blog explains the bullwhip effect, how the pandemic exacerbated it and tips on how to mitigate the effect.
A lot of projects propose to deliver ROI through lower levels of inventory. Servicing the demand at desired service levels with lower inventory should save the company some money. But how, exactly?
Successful demand planning requires a stable and sustainable planning process that is continuously reviewed and improved.
If you're looking to improve your supply chain management systems, these quick tips can help you get started.
In today’s highly globalized economy, no country can remain isolated or insulated from the outside world. The world is so interconnected that one hiccup can cause a myriad of issues downstream.
When engaging in capacity planning, it is important to consider the product mix and seasonality of your business to ensure an effective and accurate outcome.
National Puzzle Day is January 29th. It is a day Arkieva celebrates because the ongoing challenge of smarter supply chain decisions involves supersized puzzles and games. This year we will focus on probabilistic forecasting using the board game Risk. This blog will show how Monte Carlo Simulation can be used to estimate the average number of “wins”, but critically the range of possible “wins” across some interval.
For most involved in Supply Chain Management, optimization is viewed as one of the three primary methods to create a supply or central plan that matches or balances assets with demand. Historically effective use of space involved minimizing unused space or maximizing revenue from a fixed amount of space. COVID-19 has upset the social order.
Optimizing your supply chain involves looking at the entire process, and not just the initial solution. Here’s an example of how.
Use this example as a starting point to understand the different optimization methods, and when optimization is helpful in supply or central planning.