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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 [...]

Where Should I Start to Ensure Demand Planning Success?

It’s easy to feel lost when you have no direction from customers about their own sales projections. Get a clearer picture through demand planning. 80% of companies are not in front of their demand. How can you decide what to plan for if you don’t know where you are [...]

Customer Collaboration on Orders = RESULTS

Working in partnership with your customers delivers winning results on both ends. Customer collaboration has become cornerstone to success in today’s supply chain driven world. We are all part of a supply chain, and so we must look for ways to thrive within our supply chains. Undoubtedly, those who [...]

Demand Planning Best Practices

A reenergized demand plan is fortified with meaningful data trends that point the way to improved service levels and increased profit margins. Sales and operations planning processes are key to improving service levels, accelerating cash flow and increasing margins.  Thus, it is worth pursuing the seemingly simple process of [...]

Best of the 100: The Strongest Link

As I've been going through my hundreds of articles to put together the 100 tips, it's become obvious as to which topics resonated with me as those essential to delivering bottom line business results. Here are a few highlights from supply chain management: Demand Planning - It starts here. [...]

The 4Ps to Collaborative Customer Program Success

When connecting people and process, think about using customer collaborative programs to link strategy with execution. Collaborative customer programs are becoming increasingly popular in today’s new normal business environment. Customers such as Cardinal Healthcare, Boeing, and the like are searching for ways to partner closely with suppliers in a [...]

4 Keys to VMI Success

The keys to vendor managed inventory (VMI) success. Before talking about the keys to achieving VMI (vendor managed inventory) success, the question is: what is VMI? VMI is a process where the supplier places purchase orders for their customers to agreed-upon metrics. Why VMI? I'm a supply chain and [...]

The $1 million dollar planner

With all the competing demands within a supply chain organization, a $1 Million Dollar Planner is the person that can see the bigger picture and communicate just how the company’s objectives can be achieved. What is a $1 million dollar planner? And why does it matter? I've always been [...]

Forecasts are always wrong so why bother?

By definition, a forecast is always wrong, so why bother? The main reason is because your customers are key to your business, and your forecasts/ demand plans represent your customer demand. And, if you provide excellent service to your customers in the most efficient and consistent manner, you will [...]

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Capacity Planning

The need for improved capacity and staffing analysis and decision-making arises frequently as a critical success factor with my clients, and so I thought a few tips would be beneficial: Start simple - Complex models don't drive results. Simple, easy-to-understand data will give you what you need to succeed. [...]

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