Perhaps you’ve seen the recent mobile service ads, where the pitchman talks about a 1 percent difference in reliability. He and other characters in the commercial mock the importance of spending more for only a 1 percent difference in service. Perhaps I’m just tired of seeing this guy; he’s gone from pitching the “Can you hear me…Read More
You know the dilemma that many supply chain managers are now in; how can they meet rising demands for greater customer intimacy while still maintaining the operational efficiency of their supply chains to ensure profitability? We’ve all worked hard over the years to optimize linear supply chains to make them highly efficient and scalable while…Read More
While many blogs, articles and websites talk frequently about the changing, evolving and ever-connected consumer, little focus seems to be paid to the practitioners (or end users) of the supply & demand chain software that drive the satisfaction of those end consumers. As the end consumer is evolving, being more connected, “always-on”, social and succinct,…Read More
It is spring 1944 in London and across the rolling green hills of southern England, everywhere there are men, machines and equipment being stockpiled for the great amphibious assault on the Normandy beaches, forever after known as D-Day. There are officers and men from many countries – including GIs, sailors, airmen, mechanics, cooks, medics and…Read More
I love the Olympics. As an athlete, I appreciate the hard work, determination and focus that all the participants bring to this single two week span of time on what is truly a global stage. Long-term training plans are crafted, performance is measured and plans are further refined culminating what everyone hopes to be a gold medal performance.Read More
To thrive, companies must have the ability to synchronize their demand and supply plans to that of their customers – especially now when critical-mass retailers have more influence than ever over manufacturing supply chain planning.
Supplier and retailer trading partners need to effectively collaborate at the shelf level to improve on on-self availability, remove unnecessary inventory across enterprises and set new strategies that leverage cost savings across the entire value chain.Read More