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The Most Powerful Supply Chain Management System

Nearly 20 years ago, someone wisely observed: The most powerful computer system is the one that gets used. This comes to mind today in light of the current debate in the supply chain management world between the different schools of thought—much of ...

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The Focused Supply Chain

Who says you can't win 'em all? Most of the companies with which we work would really like to "win 'em all." They'd like to have the lowest costs, the best sales, lowest operating expenses and highest profits in their league. The problem is that no ...

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Supply Chain Management Made Simple

This is HARD… Having your supply chain management team make decisions about questions like the following is HARD if they are looking at screens like the one you see here. What to order? When to order it? In what quantities? With what priority?

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Unlocking Your Supply Chain’s Full Potential

If your supply chain is not undergoing a transformation, you are falling behind. If you have not seriously reevaluated your strategic objectives and tactics within the last year in light of new methods and options now available to you, your supply ...

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How to Calculate Safety Stock

In our work to help small to mid-sized business enterprises get better at managing their own inventories and improve their supply chains, we are often greeted with what seem to be fundamental questions. One of those fundamental questions is: "What ...

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It’s All about FLOW in Your Supply Chain

As I write this, the 4th of July weekend is approaching. There will be lots of folks hitting the road to go various places. Most of them will be taking freeways, the Interstate system, and major highways wherever possible on their journey. Why is ...

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How to Start Practicing Supply Chain Management

For years I have joked with folks saying, "I wish my doctor would stop practicing medicine. I want to go to him when he's done practicing!" However, I have to confess, now, that I've been wrong about that. It's a clever joke, but built upon a wrong ...

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Firefighting Your Supply Chain Is Not a POOGI

Someone (who shall go unnamed in this article) posted a comment in response to a LinkedIn post entitled Why Your Forecast Accuracy Hasn't Improved. Here's what the comment said: I think that quite a few of us have given up on pushing for accurate ...

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