Optimization and Effective Use of Space – COVID-19 Challenges

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.

Optimization and Central Planning: Compass or Advanced Navigation

Two ongoing questions are: (1) when an organization migrates from an Excel-based central/supply/master plan is it best to go to a rule-based method or an optimization-based method and (2) is optimization a compass that identifies true north or is it an advanced navigation system. This blog outlines my view and alternative views on each question.

By |2020-03-09T17:50:50-04:00February 26th, 2020|Supply Planning, When to optimize|0 Comments

RCCP versus MPS –historic terms and a path to inadequate organizational performance

Where did the terms RCCP and MPS come from? Reading the recent blog “RCCP versus MPS – Can They Be Connected?” it struck me whether this question represents the current best in class or do they represent old terms as well as an old way of thinking that should not be the end goal of an organization any more when it comes to supply chain planning.

By |2019-10-30T09:29:53-04:00October 30th, 2019|RCCP, Supply Planning|0 Comments

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