All posts by Danielle Cohen

Danielle has extensive consulting experience in production planning, scheduling, and network design. Her strategic insights optimize operations, complemented by a mastery of advanced statistical methods.

Will 3D printing radically transform the global supply chain, as we know it?

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital model.  It is achieved by laying down successive layers of material, as opposed to the traditional machining techniques of removing material by drilling and cutting.  3D printing is usually performed by a materials printer using digital technology. Taking a …
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A Study on Hidden Risks in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain risks
A company I recently visited relies entirely on only one supplier for a major component for their product. This is an obvious supply chain risk, and the company requires huge stocks of this component (which comes in several sizes and colors) to mitigate their risk. However, what about the less obvious risks that lurk in …
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Supply Chain Smooth Sailing (Scheduling)

manufacturing supply chain
In a recent sailing trip to Croatia, we lost our sailboat.   Sounds outrageous, but it really wasn’t difficult at all.  It was early evening when we anchored in the harbor and took our dinghy to shore for dinner.  A few hours later, seeing the wind pick up, we returned to the spot where we thought …
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