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Simmer Down! Bringing Balance to Your Supply Chain Plans

Companies worldwide are experiencing unprecedented volatility in customer demand and supply of raw materials from suppliers. This volatility heats a company’s demand and supply strategies, often boiling over and causing chaos. As customer demand shifts more frequently, many suppliers struggle…

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Does Your Supply Chain Differentiate You from Your Competitors?

Recent events have spotlighted the critical importance of supply chains across the globe. Massive disruption, climate change, regional conflict, and more have introduced unprecedented uncertainty into supply chains. For many years, companies had become accustomed to ever-stabilizing supply lines where…

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Which KPIs Should You Use for Supply Chain Planning?

KPIs are critical to understanding and managing complex systems. They allow managers and other decision-makers to make informed and cost-effective business decisions. These decisions involve which materials to purchase, quantities, timing, and logistics costs. Having the right KPIs is one…

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How Can Your Supply Chain Planning be Improved?

As a vital part of overall business planning and strategy, supply chain planning can lower costs and improve growth opportunities. Resilient and agile supply chain planning also enhances customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. But an inefficient supply chain can place…

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Are You Wasting Your Planner’s Time?

With increased global demand, shortages, significant disruption, and other challenges, businesses have never valued time more. But like other disciplines, traditional supply chain management has relied on disconnected supply chain components, manual processes, spreadsheets, and verbal agreements that take valuable…

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Securing Your Supply Chain Plan

Many years ago, as in-house IT platforms and infrastructure gave way to cloud-based SaaS systems, security was a more substantial concern than the efficacy of the software itself. While cloud-based systems offer a host of advantages in cost, updates, reduction…

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Supply Chain Management Skills for Today’s New Normal

It would be an understatement to say the last few years have been challenging for supply chain management professionals. Trade wars and tariffs, the COVID-19 pandemic, stuck cargo ships, and port backups have stretched many supply chains and those who…

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The Basics of Supply Chain Management Applications

Modern manufacturing operates successfully using software applications across a wide range of functions. These include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and more. Today, many of these platforms are designed to work with automation…

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The Ins and Outs of the End-to-End Supply Chain

The road away from spreadsheets, human intuition, and handshakes for supply chain management has been a long one. And a collection of best practices and standards for the SCM field has grown alongside amazing technological innovation. As technology has advanced…

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