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?
“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.
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