Have you tried to buy a Wii Fit lately?

MaxJeffrey
  • by Max Jeffrey
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About a month ago, someone in my family had to have a Wii Fit.  We already had the Wii console so just needed the Wii fit add on.  I thought OK, I will just check where I can pick one up or maybe order it on-line.  Looking at all the standard places I would normally […]

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Collaboration – The good, bad and ugly

KerryZuber
  • by Kerry Zuber
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Collaboration is without a doubt a key component in many companies’ strategic initiatives.    The touted benefits (the good) are significant and they extend well beyond the financials, to include service improvements and risk sharing.    While some companies have begun the journey with collaborating with their customers, others have elected to start on the supply side.  […]

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Leggo my Eggo

MoniqueRupert

As I went into the freezer this morning to retrieve the frozen waffles for my kids breakfast I was warmed by the fact that there were actually waffles to get.  The last few months have been very difficult as the ability to procure Eggo Waffles has been difficult.  As many of you may be aware, […]

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How accurate does the forecast need to be?

BillDuBois
  • by Bill DuBois
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In getting ready for a trip I went into the drug store to buy travel sized toothpaste and contact lens solution. Looking at the packaging, I started to wonder how accurate a forecast needs to be. (You know you’re consumed with everything supply chain when that’s what you think about while shopping!) I’m sure no […]

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Talent and the supply chain

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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So often we discuss the nitty-gritty of supply chains in terms of inventory levels, customer service, supplier performance, capacity availability, etc.  All too often we gloss over the organizational structures required to operate an effective and efficient supply chain.  I was fortunate enough to attend an AMR Research call on March 23rd  titled “The Supply […]

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The SCM SaaS debate: multi-tenant vs. multi-instance

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
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Posted on behalf of Rob Bell, Senior Director, Service Ops and IT, Kinaxis. We are becoming more and more familiar with the key benefits of SaaS: Richer user experience and user productivity Rapid IT implementation and optional higher quality deployment More frequent cycles of innovation Minimal upgrade hassles Access to the “always-on” SaaS tools regardless […]

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Can you reduce inventory by rescheduling late demand?

MaxJeffrey
  • by Max Jeffrey
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A fact of life for many manufacturers is that there are customer orders or forecast for products that are going to be late because one or more of the components will be received late from the supplier.  In many cases, the components that are not late are received from the suppliers and held in inventory […]

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The supernatural supply chain – it’s a SCARY place!

JohnWesterveld

A few months ago, I blogged about zombies in the supply chain. Now, it turns out, Zombies aren’t your only problem.  Now you need to worry about ghosts! I heard about this issue on TWIT (This week in Tech – a technology podcast).   I followed up and found this story from the LA Times.  The […]

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