Posts by Randy Littleson

Shifting gears: ramping up for growing business sales

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The latest edition of IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing Business Challenge has been published.  This month’s challenge discusses a company that’s been in cost reduction mode for months due to the economy, but is now starting to see some thawing and is struggling with how to transition back to a mindset of growth. The full challenge follows: For […]

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Are you “change ready?”

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I was just reading a draft of David Oppenheim’s (a Kinaxis consultant) new white paper (we’ll announce availability and provide a link when it’s published on this blog) and there was one line that jumped off the page and caught my attention.  David wrote, “we know that change is the only constant, and yet our processes […]

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Colleen “Coco” Crum: Advances in communicating information across a supply chain aid in better decision making and collaboration

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For most of us, we’re experiencing unprecedented economic challenges. The implications to the supply chain management profession are profound. We’ve gathered some of the industry’s brightest minds to discuss these challenges and seek innovative solutions. We hope you enjoy the Kinaxis Supply Chain Expert Series as we challenge these experts on these issues. Colleen “Coco” […]

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Unreliable sales projections ripple through company

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IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing Business Challenge this month is entitled “Unreliable sales projections ripple through company.”  This month’s challenge focuses on a company struggling with faulty forecasts.  The challenge is: Since I’ve been the CFO at Sodtt Ceramics the last two-plus years, I have worked to develop a thorough sales and operations planning process that monthly works […]

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Larry Lapide: Aligning demand management processes to achieve strategic goals

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For most of us, we’re experiencing unprecedented economic challenges. The implications to the supply chain management profession are profound. We’ve gathered some of the industry’s brightest minds to discuss these challenges and seek innovative solutions. We hope you enjoy the Kinaxis Supply Chain Expert Series as we challenge these experts on these issues. Larry Lapide, […]

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Dave Blanchard: Top performing supply chains consistently do things differently

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For most of us, we’re experiencing unprecedented economic challenges. The implications to the supply chain management profession are profound. We’ve gathered some of the industry’s brightest minds to discuss these challenges and seek innovative solutions. We hope you enjoy the Kinaxis Supply Chain Expert Series as we challenge these experts on these issues. Dave Blanchard […]

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Four steps to take now to prepare for the recovery

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Kinaxis has just published a new white paper entitled “Four steps to take now to prepare for the recovery” that is available for free download.  The white paper details the strategic supply chain management strategies to maximize operations performance over the long-term.  Here is an abstract from the paper: The ferocity of the recession simply […]

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