Lessons from IBM: Supply Chain Efficiency & Smart Planning Engines

“Complexity exists, whether you ignore or not – better not to ignore it” Peter Lyon IBM retired, former director IBM Strategic Systems In 1995 the IBM Microelectronics Division made a decision to invest in a “smart” central or supply chain planning engine (CPE) to intelligently match assets with demand to improve its performance and responsiveness. 

By |2019-04-13T23:09:56-04:00October 22nd, 2015|General Topics, S&OP, Supply Chain|

Rough Cut Capacity Planning – A Place to Start

Your demand planning process is complete and demand statement is created; excellent, but the sales and operation planning journey is far from complete – the next critical step is matching or balancing assets (capacity, materials, people and projected supply of finished goods) with demand to answer three questions that are part of being a responsive

By |2019-04-13T23:10:04-04:00May 12th, 2015|Supply Planning|

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