Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

Across the industry, we find that companies think that they are managing costs and inventory better through technology investments like supply chain planning, but they have a false sense of accomplishment.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

There is no logical connection between inventory strategy and logistics optimization or the multiplicity of rules—allocation, ATP, inventory matching, routing—and planning engines. Second Step: Understand the Role of Inventory. Current Levels of Inventory.

The March of the Lemmings.

Supply Chain Shaman

A supply chain team improved forecast accuracy by 22%, but did not improve inventory or customer service. Register for the webinar using this link. (We We do monthly complimentary webinars and record them and share them on Linkedin.). Imagine Supply Chain 2030.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Overall results in business performance on the critical supply chain metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are declining. Let’s start with a discussion on inventory. In Table 1, we share the comparison of inventory levels by the industry peer groups pre and post-recession. Despite the investment in technology and whiz-bang approaches, inventory levels today are significantly higher than the pre-recession period.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

The focus is on channel data: price; inventory positions; and policies. It is about much, much more than Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI ) or Collaborative Forecasting and Replenishment. We will be discussing the concepts of Customer-Centric Supply Chains on our webinar on August 17th.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

Both Kimberly-Clark and P&G are going backwards on operating margin while making progress on inventory turns. As the company spiraled in the updraft of the market, it built inventory. billion in inventory charges in April 2001. Join us for the webinar scheduled for 1:00 PM.

No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

Stuck at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns, only 10% of companies are making progress. Unable to power additional year-over-year improvements at the intersection of cost and inventory, companies struggle. Gain insights and learn from our webinars.