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Supply chain planning varies across industries. Differences in inputs, supplier distance, perishability, and other variables mean that each industry has its own needs and challenges in managing its supply chain. These issues are the impacts of several significant disruptions over…

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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 Consistent is Your Planning Process?

In manufacturing, a finished product may sometimes be out of spec. Perhaps it’s the wrong color or size, or perhaps the cuts and grinds are over or under tolerance. When this happens, additional labor may be required to rework it,…

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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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Who Should be Involved in the Supply Chain Planning Process?

As the old saying goes, “too many cooks in the kitchen spoil dinner” and in a complex system such as supply chain planning, that has traditionally been the case. With siloed data between departments, individually-generated spreadsheet analysis, and error-prone data…

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How Much Value Can Supply Chain Planning Unlock for Your Business?

Manufacturing has always been an expensive undertaking. But with today’s new reality of fragile supply chains, rising costs, and unprecedented disruption, producers have had to rethink their supply chain strategy. Companies today hold higher buffer stock, purchase from more expensive…

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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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