The Supply Chain Manager as Santa Claus!

JaniceKakazu

I just re-read a great blog post from last holiday season titled, “The Supply Chain Manager as Super-Hero” posted to the Supply Chain Expert Community.  Visions of Spiderman and the Green Hornet raced through my head, but given that we are in the holiday season, another vision also came rushing unbidden to the forefront – […]

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TPOP – Medium-well please

RayKaraffa
  • by Ray Karaffa
  • Published

Back in 1981, I was hired as an Inventory Control Analyst (Construction Supplies Scheduler) by the largest public utility supplying electric and natural gas to Arizona located in Phoenix.  My initial duties involved the scheduling of all of the electrical transformers and natural gas supplies necessary for repair and new construction the utility was involved […]

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Challenges to setting up a successful supply chain in India

PradeepChadha

India is $1.6 trillion dollar economy which is growing at an average annual rate of 7.5 percent. No global corporation can ignore that. To do business successfully in that geography, their Indian business units and partners must be able to overcome the challenges from several domains: supply chain, regulatory and socio- cultural. I am going […]

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Control Tower Concepts: Control towers are all about orchestration

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

As our Doug Colbeth, our CEO, wrote recently Companies must look at their supply chains as having a “cause and effect” relationship with other key parts of their business. It is in the supply chain and its related areas where companies can effectively address the three key challenges of any business; financial performance, customer satisfaction, […]

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Don’t put all your supply chain eggs in one basket

JohnWesterveld

As those of you who have read this blog may have gathered…I’m a bit of a geek.  I recently decided that my home computer system needed replacement so I did what any geek would do…I gathered parts over several weeks and built myself a new computer.  While I was in that mode, I was monitoring […]

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Do you believe in supply chain magic?

RayKaraffa
  • by Ray Karaffa
  • Published

I’m not talking about the smoke and mirrors of a Las Vegas act.  I’m talking about real magic where parts and materials suddenly appear at the right quantity, the right place and at the right time.  I’m talking about the two-bin system, reorder points and statistical forecast models. It has been said that Henry Ford […]

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Control Tower Concepts: Putting the focus on the “People” in “People, Process, and Technology”

KirkMunroe
  • by Kirk Munroe
  • Published

To create and sustain change, the discussion has revolved around people, process and technology (software in this case) since the beginning of the information age.  What is interesting about this discussion is that almost all of the focus and discussion surrounds the process and the software, or at best, talks about each of these as […]

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The “miles ahead” vision of integrated supply chain planning and response management

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

How uncertainty changes our perspective of the purpose of planning has been the central theme of many of my blogs over the past 3.5 years while at Kinaxis. There are changes that are taking place in the supply chain space driven by the understanding that plans are a guess of what will happen and the […]

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