Let the Design Begin…

Supply Chain Shaman

They came to Boston to tell us the story of Llamasoft. It could no longer be just about inventory levels. This analysis needed to be completed monthly and fed to newer forms of inventory optimization technologies. This week, I spoke at the Llamasoft Summercon Conference.

Guest Blog Part 2: Start Your eKanban Implementation with Value-stream Mapping and Engaging Your Suppliers


With eKanban implementations, this can be any number of problems including excess materials on hand, slow inventory turns, too much scrap and more. If you’re not using a manual Kanban system, map the current inventory replenishment process.) Monitor your metrics. by Jim Shore.

Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, what I observed when I looked at the data, was that most companies that I had worked with (in my role as an industry analyst, I had worked with over 300) were going backwards on margin and inventory turns. I am hearing it again in my interviews for the book Metrics That Matter.

Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Vendor Managed Inventory processes–once hailed as the panacea of demand sensing–largely operate in isolation within sales organizations (of the thirty-three organizations that we interviewed last year, no market leader has connected these demand signals). Volatility.

A Collection of Bad Supply Chain Poems


Carl was an Inventory Manager. So he suggested RapidResponse, To see the metrics he wants, And now he can reset parameters. . PLAN ning to reduce inventory by 10%, Carl, the inventory manager, DO es it using RapidResponse. The Rise of the Inventory Planner.

Supply Chain at Your Fingertips


Bryan Ball highlighted the top disruptive supply chain trends including the increasing speed of business, talent and training, and measurement and metric alignment. Cloud. Mobile. On Demand. Analytics Everywhere.

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Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Chicago ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in projected supply chain management and technology employment growth; in net job creation for supply chain-related industries; in freight flow; and in inventory holding.