Part 2: Does the Art of Scheduling Still Exist?

RayKaraffa
  • by Ray Karaffa
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Click here to view Part 1: Does the Art of Scheduling Still Exist? In the late 1980’s I was working for a large government electronics manufacturer located in Scottsdale, Arizona.  This was the first time that I was on a complete MRPII (Manufacturing Resource Planning) implementation team.  My duty on this team was that of […]

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Part 1: Does the Art of Scheduling Still Exist?

RayKaraffa
  • by Ray Karaffa
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The Dictionary.com definition of sched·ule: a plan of procedure, usually written, for a proposed objective, especially with reference to the sequence of and time allotted for each item or operation necessary to its completion. An early practitioner who became famous in our field, Ollie Wight, described a good, realistic schedule as basic and fundamental to […]

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Are you holding your supply chain data hostage?

CarolMcIntosh

Are you holding your supply chain data hostage in siloed software solutions or data warehouses?  It’s time to use all of that data to your advantage. Organizations work hard at collecting all of the data but what happens next? Yes, that’s right…non value added activity extracting data, merging information between systems, waiting for results and […]

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My first 90 days – Day 87: Balancing supply and demand of anything is everything

KirkMunroe
  • by Kirk Munroe
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Balancing supply and demand of anything is everything. We have been using that phrase for some time now and it resonates more with me everything I see it and think about it. It doesn’t even just apply in business, but in life in general. Monthly finances.  Deciding on vacations.  Decisions on career path.  Many even […]

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“Life is uncertain; eat dessert first.” – Great supply chain lessons from a chef

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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This is a quote attributed to Ernestine Ulmer, an American writer born in 1925, that my middle child, a son, has lived by since his birth, though I suspect his sweet tooth has little to do with a philosophy of life, but is rather a life choice. What I really like about the quote though […]

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Tomorrow’s Supply Chain Leaders – Do they know the fundamentals?

RonStappert
  • by Ron Stappert
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I was reading an interesting article a while back in Bloomberg Business Week by Victoria Taylor titled Supply Chain Management: The Next Big Thing? The article highlighted the emerging trend by undergraduates in seeking supply chain management studies, and   colleges and universities are responding in kind by increasing the variety of courses relating to various aspects […]

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The quirks and quarks of the supply chain?

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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While driving around town on Saturday doing some errands I had the radio tuned into a CBC program appropriately called Quirks and Quarks.  Luckily my daughter wasn’t in the car otherwise the radio would have been tuned into one of the pop music channels and I would have missed a really interesting discussion by Lisa […]

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Day 71 – In business, time is the enemy of…well…everything

KirkMunroe
  • by Kirk Munroe
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In my last blog post, I spent some time explaining why both “Good is the Enemy of Great” and “Great is the Enemy of Good” (paraphrasing myself here) can be true depending on how, when and where you are applying them. Well, I think “Time is the Enemy of Everything” when applied to business pretty […]

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