5 Steps to Prepare Before Implementing a New Production Scheduling System

It has been said that proper preparation prevents poor performance. With so much threatening supply chain performance in today’s environment, preparation has never been more critical – especially when it comes to implementing a new production scheduling system. Successfully implementing a new production scheduling system can have great benefits for your company, like helping you …
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Effects of Highly Seasonal Demand on a Supply Chain

What is Seasonal Demand? During the holidays, when we’re continuously flooded with the next themed decor, or Starbucks Coffee drink, or seasonal dinner dish, I’m constantly reminded that these goods are purposefully designed to be consumed at a particular time of year. To get these goods to consumers, including myself, supply chain professionals have worked …
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Lessons Learned: Competitive Strategy in Supply Chain Network Design

Supply chain network design is a necessary regular activity for any company who views competitive strategy in supply chains as an important pillar of their business. This is even more true when supply chain leaders are looking to make a decision that may change the course of their business forever. As my colleague, Jim Piermarini, …
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Port Congestion: How to Overcome Supply Chain Delays

2021 has been a difficult year for supply chains around the world. A continuing global pandemic, labor shortages, skyrocketing commodity costs, unprecedented raw material shortages and supply chain delays continue to plague companies that need to transport goods. Ports around the world are now struggling with congestion, and there is no relief in sight. Why …
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Future-Proof Your Supply Chain With An Optimized Technology Stack

As a technologist, I’ve always been interested in the behind-the-scenes workings that make our programs do what we want them to. How does Siri know when to listen to us and how to respond? How is Waze able to give us traffic tips on the fly? The answer lays in smart programming, which is often …
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3 Steps To Turn Supply Chain Network Design Into A Competitive Advantage

Supply chain network design is all about creating a model of your existing supply chain network and then adding in alternative possibilities to evaluate them analytically. This gives business leaders a relatively easy, fact-based way to look at how effective their current supply chain is and compare alternative configurations. When done effectively, smart supply chain …
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How Supply Chain Optimization Technology Boosts Resiliency and Cuts Cost

One could argue that everything in the supply chain starts with planning. Even the simplest supply chains require at least some basic assumptions and forecasts around cost, supply and demand. Although this process is more complex than it is at first blush. Just look at the daily news, and you’ll see supply chain planning complications …
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Four Benefits of Agile Supply Chain and Advanced Scheduling Tools

Anyone remodeling a home, shopping for a new car or trying to buy pretty much anything with a computer chip in it knows that many industries are currently grappling with significant supply chain disruptions. Companies that just a year ago were plotting a course to survive a total economic shutdown are now scrambling to benefit from …
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The New Horizon for Machine Learning in Supply Chain Optimization

Supply chain optimization practices focus on leveraging available data within your ecosystem to make smarter business and operations decisions. Organizations also use this data to make their supply chains more sustainable and eco-friendly. Traditionally, this data has typically been consolidated within enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools. ERP system supply chain integration has been a hot …
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7 Steps to Achieve a More Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply chain sustainability sounds like it should be table stakes for our industry. However, rapidly changing business conditions often cause organizations to suffer from unplanned heavy demand and unrealistic deadlines. This causes upstream suppliers to request overtime from their resources to meet demand surge. Even though downstream organizations follow sustainability guidelines, high demands and local …
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