Getting Inventory Right: Hope with Hype and Recycled Software?

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, I have been hard at work on a report on multi-tier inventory optimization for the last two weeks. In the research for the inventory optimization and the S&OP reports, I find a handful of VERY experienced SAP clients doing codevelopment with the SAP IBP product.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

It pains me to see nine out of ten companies are stuck at the critical intersection of cost and inventory turns. Map the data and the processes outside-in. Forms of Channel Data. To become more adaptive how can you mine customer/shopper and channel data to reduce latency?

Managerial Practice Will Need to Catch up with the Emergence of Real-time Supply Chains


In my new book “ The Living Supply Chain ” co-written with Tom Linton, we reflect on the new capabilities required to be able to work with the evolving imperative of real-time data. Working capital is generally in the form of inventory, which is an asset that doesn’t produce any revenue or cash. The ability to respond to real-time data and derive supply chain performance improvements is closely linked to prior work in organizational information processing theory (OIPT).

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

EDI is historically a one-to-one exchange of information where companies focus on delivering data with a trading partner. The network is an ecosystem where once data is exchanged, all parties can see data in real time, modify process behaviors and collaborate with each other.

Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

”[2] He adds, “Freestanding big-box stores closer to population centers than they are to warehouse districts are the primary candidates for such conversions. These growing expectations have put pressure on retailers to locate inventory closer to large consumer populations. According to Patrick, the right kind of warehouse is big and technologically advanced. Today’s warehouses are 143% larger than they were in 2007.

Top 2016 Supply Chain Strategy Posts from the Supply Chain Link Blog


View the full post or view the snippet below: I was talking to a director of demand planning for a big chemical company at a trade show a few months ago. Arrange your inventory based on how often you need to use it. Struggling with Multi-Echelon Inventory Adoption.