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Genius of Simplicity in Demand-Driven Supply Chain

Are your supply chain planners and production decision-makers constantly evaluating, examining, considering, checking and double-checking screen-after-screen, row-after-row, column-after-column of numbers in printed reports, in your ERP system, or ...

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Optimizing Your Inventory and Supply Chain

Recently I read an article published by a smart guy. I know he must be because he holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is also an "international master trainer and award-winning author" writing on supply chain and other ...

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Your Supply Chain Isn’t a Chain at All

Supply Chain in Flux We like the term "supply chain." And, it probably isn't going away anytime soon. The term is convenient, even though "chains" have evolved into "networks," and, more recently, there is a growing realization that the "levers" ...

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5 Steps to a Demand-Driven Supply Chain

There are five basic—and essential—steps to moving from wherever your supply chain stands today to becoming truly demand-driven. They may be summarized as follows: 1. Strategic Inventory Positioning Sadly, far too many supply chain executives and ...

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An Epidemic of Short-Term Thinking

For most of the time since the late-1980s, the market capitalization for Toyota roughly equaled, or exceeded, the sum of the "Big Three" in Detroit. Although wishful thinkers today attribute much of Toyota's present profitability to currency ...

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7 Books to Help Make Your Company and Supply Chain More Profitable

Here are seven books that I would highly recommend if you want to begin installing the new thoughtware that is going to make you a better, more effective executive or manager in today's new normal of global competition, emerging markets and high ...

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Rogue One – The Supply Chain Hero’s Journey

I watched the latest Starwars over the holiday break "Rogue One." Not only was I was intrigued by the title but by the trailers' reference to taking on what seems to be an enemy too overwhelming to ever defeat. I found a lot of relevance in "Rouge ...

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Supply Chain Goals vs Results

A new year is coming up. Time for more New Year's resolutions and goal setting. You and your supply chain will face a fresh set of challenges in 2017. We know it can be hard to decide what your focus should be when thinking strategically about your ...

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