Another Response Management webcast

RandyLittleson

In case you’re interested, there’s a second webcast coming up focused on Response Management. This one should be extremely interesting as it includes perspectives of how an OEM, working with a contract manufacturer, both leverage Response Management to deal more effectively with change. The webcast is being hosted by EMSNow on October 19th. Presenters are: […]

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Teradyne masters volatile demand in an outsourced environment

RandyLittleson

Case studies tend to be a great way to explain how companies are benefiting from Response Management software. Teradyne is one such company. In their particular case, they outsource much of their manufacturing, which tends to complicate the process of dealing with the demand volatility that is the rule in their market. Teradyne is a […]

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Webcast on Response Management

RandyLittleson

This is a shameless plug, but if you’re interested in learning more about Response Management, there is an upcoming webcast that you should check out. On September 28th, IndustryWeek is hosting a webcast called “Managing The Bullwhip Effect: Respond Quickly and Intelligently to Demand Swings.” Attend this Webcast on September 28 to hear a manufacturing […]

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Leveraging Response Management to drive operations performance

RandyLittleson

I recently wrote an article on this topic that I thought I would share here as well. With so much emphasis on compliance, accountability and operations performance these days, its a major struggle to proactively manage the key metrics within a company. Frequent changes to demand, supply, capacity, and product can spread over a multi-site […]

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Response Management as a lean enabler

RandyLittleson

Michael Bittner has written a detailed piece entitled “Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain” over at Technology Evaluation Centers. The core attributes of a Response Management solution are well aligned with the principles Michael talks about in terms of enabling a lean supply chain. In particular, Response Management: > Can help you reduce your […]

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Supply chain chaos and the need for agility

RandyLittleson

Debra Hofman and Lora Cecere at AMR Research have just put out an Outlook piece entitled “Supply chain chaos and the need for agility.” This is a really good piece that aligns very well with what we see in the market regarding Response Management. It has been our belief that organizations must develop a core […]

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Improving product launch success

RandyLittleson

In today’s rapidly evolving and increasingly consumer driven marketplace, product innovation—and the ability to get new products to market rapidly and efficiently—can make the difference between success and failure. Yet the challenges involved in transitioning new products from development to manufacturing often make effective product introductions difficult. Frequent engineering changes during the highly fluid product […]

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Planning for uncertainty

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  • by John Sicard
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By John Sicard, vice president of services In 1992, Peter Drucker wrote an article that was published in the Wall Street Journal called “Planning for Uncertainty”. In this article, he said: “Uncertainty—in the economy, society, politics—has become so great as to render futile, if not counterproductive, the kind of planning most companies still practice: forecasting […]

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