Squeezing more working capital from your supply chain

RandyLittleson

Deloitte Consulting has published a new report (you can access/download the report here) that outlines ten suggestions for squeezing more working capital from your supply chain.  The ten suggestions are (the report provides more detail on each of these): Focus on the cash-to-cash conversion cycle Think like a CFO Focus on inventory reduction (a theme […]

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Inventory masking true GDP weakness

RandyLittleson

Today’s headlines are full of confusing statements about the true status of US gross domestic product (GDP) numbers.  Take these  examples: U.S. GDP: Less ugly than feared (Forbes) The worst is still ahead of us (MarketWatch) Economy: Sharpest decline in 26 years (CNNMoney) But the interesting commentary is below the headlines: Though the GDP figure […]

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Lockheed Martin to implement Kinaxis RapidResponse for superior supply management

RandyLittleson

This morning we put out a press release announcing that Lockheed Martin is deploying Kinaxis RapidResponse to achieve superior supply management.  Lockheed Martin chose RapidResponse because the solution will help complement their highly complex supply chain infrastructure in dynamically aligning demand and supply.  Lockheed Martin is an SAP shop and they will use the initial […]

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Bankruptcy fears grip auto-parts suppliers. What should they do?

TrevorMiles

We got asked via twitter about the article entitled Bankruptcy fears grip auto-parts suppliers (at the Wall Street Journal – registered required).  The question was, “what would you tell the auto industry suppliers?” There are deep structural issues in the US  and European automotive industry that are beyond the capabilities of any software solution to […]

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