Central Planning Engines: Lessons from Leibniz

Arkieva’s Dr. Ken Fordyce recently participated in the Dagstuhl Seminar, "Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Supply Chains" in Wardern Germany. While attending he was able to participate in great discussions about “end to end” planning – aka master scheduling, and has written about his observations in regards to Advanced Planning and Schedule (APS), supply planning, and Central Planning Engine (CPE).

By |2019-04-13T23:09:48-04:00February 26th, 2016|Supply Chain, Supply Planning|0 Comments

Supply Chain Planning Challenges: Exciting Times Ahead

This past week Arkieva attended the India Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit & Awards 2016 in Mumbai. While attending the Summit we were able to discuss with our supply chain colleagues the many supply chain planning challenges we face every day in the industry. We invite you to share in the knowledge and discussions we were able to collect for this blog post. We at Arkieva are already preparing for those exciting supply chain planning challenges ahead; are you ready for these exciting times?

By |2019-04-13T23:09:48-04:00February 25th, 2016|S&OP, Supply Chain, Supply Planning|0 Comments

The Balanced Scorecard approach to ROI for your Supply Chain Planning Project

In my last post, I discussed how one should approach the calculation of ROI for a Supply Chain Planning Project. I provided some general guidelines on tangible versus intangible benefits, and also mentioned what to include or exclude in your final ROI calculations to be presented to management. In this post, I will discuss an

By |2019-04-13T23:09:54-04:00December 1st, 2015|General Topics, Supply Planning|0 Comments

Management and Supply Chain Planners: A case of hedgehog and the fox?

I was recently exposed to the idea of thinking like a hedgehog (one big idea) versus the fox (a lot of different ideas). So what happens when people who are more like hedgehogs in their line of work, interact with people who think like a fox? I just happen to know two such groups: Business leaders

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