Posts tagged as 'Scenario management'

Making the case for Response: knowing the right decision in time to make a difference

JohnWesterveld

So I’ve been doing a bit of traveling and talking to a bunch of supply chain folks along the way.  I attended a conference the other week and it was interesting how many conversations ran a similar course, coming down to the same topic of Response. So much meaning in a simple word.  When talking to […]

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A Paradigm Lost: It’s not all about changes in demand!

TrevorMiles

The title came to me after downloading the presentation slides from a Gartner webcast (Delivering Business Value from S&OP, Applebaum, T., Kohler, J., 29 March 2012). This is a very good presentation that outlines the reasons why most companies have not progressed beyond stage 2 of the four stage S&OP maturity model, and how best […]

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!….Oh Supply!

KerryZuber
  • by Kerry Zuber
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Like most of my generation, the movie, The Wizard of Oz, represented not only a breakthrough in movie making, but a source of magical entertainment that still has the power to captivate my attention even after seeing it 25 or more times.  One of the most beloved characters is the cowardly lion who is clearly risk […]

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Monkeying Around with the Supply Chain: The Chaos Monkey Strikes!

JohnWesterveld

Do you have a supply chain risk management process in place? Have you evaluated the possible risks and built contingencies? How fast can you recover if a key component is no longer available? Maybe you have contingency plans in place, but how effective are they? Someone forwarded this article to me from Forbes.  It outlines […]

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Turning Supply Chain Risk into Opportunity at Jabil

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
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The third in our SupplyChainBrain video interview series is Jabil. These videos are jam packed with great content and I suggest you check them out (free registration to view, but well worth it!) The cost of managing risk can’t be allowed to outweigh the value of the supply chain, says Joe McBeth, vice president, supply […]

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Keeping up with supply chain innovation at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
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As mentioned last week, SupplyChainBrain recently completed a number of video interviews with some customers, analysts, and Kinaxis executives. These videos are jam packed with great content and I suggest you check them out (free registration to view, but well worth it!) Each Friday for the coming weeks, we will be highlighting some of these […]

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Kinaxis life sciences newsletter: Featuring complimentary analyst case study report on Amgen

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
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We are in the final days for offering complimentary access to the Kinaxis life sciences newsletter, which includes a Gartner Case Study: How Amgen Reinvigorated Its Supply Planning Process (Barry Blake, Hussain Mooraj: May 18, 2011).  According to the Gartner Case study, long supply cycle times require life science manufacturers to balance supply commitments, capacity management and product […]

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Benefits of optimizing the supply chain network and beyond

MartinBuckley

I came across the following article , ‘10 Guidelines for Supply Chain Network Infrastructure Planning’, in IndustryWeek, which discusses a methodology to reduce supply chain costs through the optimization of the network infrastructure. The authors discuss 10 things to keep in mind when tackling infrastructure optimization, which they say account for 75%-80% of total supply […]

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