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Supply Planning (Production, Capacity, Materials, Replenishment, Inventory)

Ideas to Fill Peak Capacity Periods

As we toured several e-commerce facilities such as UPS and Amazon, it became obvious that the sheer volume during peak season presents a huge dilemma. For example, UPS goes from 250-300 containers per night to 450 during peak season. Now that is quite a surge! Amazon has similar surges [...]

Warehousing Strategies for Success

The Amazon Effect is creating elevated levels of stress in the warehousing and distribution world. The key question is how to provide immediate deliveries, customized service, easy returns, and more for a reduced cost - a very good question indeed! A few considerations to ponder: Storage capacity - what [...]

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) – Success Depends on People

As with almost every topic our clients call about, Vendor Managed Inventory or VMI and supply chain partner collaboration programs are no different. Success directly correlates to people. Questions You Should Ask When Coordinating VMI Do your employees and partners understand VMI and the benefits of VMI? Undoubtedly, success is [...]

VMI – Supply Chain Collaboration on Steroids

Collaboration is at the center of successful working relationships with your supply chain partners. Supply chain collaboration is in vogue. Customers have figured out that if suppliers have access to more information on what they need and what is important to them that they'll typically do a better job [...]

VMI – What are the Benefits?

Vendor Managed Inventory is gaining in popularity as people realize the many benefits of supply chain collaboration. Vendor managed inventory can have many benefits - both from a strategic perspective and a tactical one. We are seeing that it is gaining in popularity as manufacturers and distributors and retail [...]

VMI – Success Directly Correlates to People

As with almost every topic our clients call about, VMI and supply chain partner collaboration programs are no different. Success directly correlates to people. What should you be thinking about when it comes to VMI and people? Do your employees and partners understand VMI and the benefits of VMI? [...]

VMI – Do You Need Software?

A Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) initiative will improve services levels and may not require supporting software. Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) - do you need software? Of course, the answer is "It depends". A few items to think about to determine if you need software to support a VMI initiative: [...]

Which Planning Method is Best?

Use a combination approach to inventory management planning to promote growth, increase profits, free up cash flow and improve operational efficiency. I've incorporated three planning method options into a presentation on inventory management best practices. I've been receiving more and more requests for this topic as executives experience the [...]

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Growth?

Several of my clients are in the aerospace industry. In that industry, supply chain readiness audits are commonplace. These are especially prevalent today as growth in that market is substantial. Companies must be prepared for significant growth to support the doubling of the world's fleet in the next 20 [...]

I’ve Run Out of Space!

The quickest, most practical inventory solutions happen with teamwork. One of those frequent and frustrating problems with growth can be space.  Who has heard, "I've run out of space!  What should we do?".  Unfortunately it is not uncommon. The problem with this situation is that there are numerous causes [...]

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