Back to the Basics: What’s the Core Purpose of Supply Chain Management?

As supply chain professionals and SCM technology enthusiasts, our conversations and discussions are often forward-looking. Sometimes, it’s essential to focus on the here and now, before looking ahead. In this post, we’ll cover some of the basics of what supply chain management entails, and why it’s a critical component in fueling supply chain innovations.

By |2019-04-13T23:09:18-04:00November 14th, 2017|Supply Planning|0 Comments

Only the Shadow Knows – Identifying the Unobvious with Supply Chain Modeling

While reading a wonderful article titled “Linear Thinking in a Non-Linear World – the obvious choice is often wrong” in the May-June 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review, I was immediately transferred back to the early 1980’s and theme of the IBM Advanced Industrial Engineering department – “only the model knows.”

By |2019-04-13T23:09:23-04:00June 30th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Planning, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A New Year Resolution for Supply Chain Planners: Stop Firefighting

2017 Supply chain productivity and prioritization tips for supply chain planners.  Every morning, a supply chain planner must make this decision; “what should I work on today?” In a supply chain of any reasonable complexity, this question can easily be answered with the corresponding fire of the day. On any given day, a supply chain

By |2019-04-13T23:09:38-04:00January 10th, 2017|Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Supply Planning|1 Comment

Top 2016 Supply Chain Strategy Posts from the Supply Chain Link Blog

Happy new year! Over the past year, the Arkieva Supply Chain Link Blog provided thought leadership and informative posts on supply chain strategy tips, trends, and news. Just in case you missed some of our supply chain strategy posts, we’ve compiled a list of our popular supply chain posts from 2016 below (ranked based on

By |2019-04-13T23:09:38-04:00January 6th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Planning|0 Comments

How to Perform a Supply Chain Management Assessment for 2017

Is your supply chain ready for 2017? A supply chain management assessment might be exactly what you need to get started. With the end of the year looming, it’s once again that time of the year when businesses plan for the upcoming year. For organizations committed to a continuous improvement process for their supply chain

By |2016-11-15T18:09:03-04:00November 15th, 2016|Supply Chain, Supply Planning|0 Comments

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