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Beat the heat: Overcoming extreme, unexpected events in your supply chain

Beat the heat: Overcoming extreme, unexpected events in your supply chain

Blog 08/08/2018

Learn how supply chain optimization solutions can help companies conquer the complexity caused by unexpected events – such as the recent, record-setting global heat wave.

Opportunities for optimization in the tire manufacturing industry

Blog 07/31/2018

Opportunities for optimization in the tire manufacturing industry

We explore some interesting opportunities for planning and operational optimization in the tire manufacturing industry.

Fighting fires: Coping with sudden, severe disruptions in your supply chain

Blog 07/24/2018

Fighting fires: Coping with sudden, severe disruptions in your supply chain

Supply chain companies have come to expect the unexpected. Beyond the usual, unpredictable fluctuations in demand and supply, they must also cope with the unforeseen delays, disruptions, and even disasters that regularly occur in their end-to-end operations.

Revealing the huge, hidden costs of inefficient supply chains

Blog 07/12/2018

Revealing the huge, hidden costs of inefficient supply chains

Many supply chain companies are not aware of the huge sums of money they are losing every day due to operational inefficiencies and manual planning processes. These flawed processes and practices lead to hidden, escalating costs that add up and take a tremendous toll on bottom lines.

The Integration Issue

Blog 06/28/2018

The Integration Issue

I have been working with supply chain companies for nearly two decades, and time and time again I see the same issue: companies are struggling to achieve integration of not only their technology, data, and plans, but also their people and processes.

How to assess your company’s decision process maturity

Blog 06/19/2018

How to assess your company’s decision process maturity

Over the past decade, supply chain and information technology organizations have invested extensively in data collection and storage systems and schemes and have made great strides in terms of their data maturity.

Optimization is all around: “Concrete Optimization”

Blog 06/07/2018

Optimization is all around: “Concrete Optimization”

These days, companies across almost every industry are looking for ways to optimize their operations – to do more with less, to do things more intelligently, and continuously improve their processes.

Elevating your performance with data-driven, optimized decisions

Blog 05/31/2018

Elevating your performance with data-driven, optimized decisions

Outside of my business career, I’m an avid and accomplished competitive glider pilot. I am very serious about the sport of gliding, and have competed at the highest levels in the Dutch National circuit. As with many activities in life, I think it is possible to draw some interesting parallels between competitive gliding and business operations and extract some important lessons from the former, which we can apply to the latter.

The Inventory Dilemma

Blog 05/24/2018

The Inventory Dilemma

Supply chain executives have a love-hate relationship with inventory. On the one hand, they want to keep stock to ensure they are able to always satisfy demand and avoid stock-outs. On the other hand, they want to minimize the amount of the stock they have as it ties up capital. This, I suppose, is the nature of inventory: you hate it, but you can’t live without it!

The secret to supply chain success in the Industry 4.0 era

Blog 05/10/2018

The secret to supply chain success in the Industry 4.0 era

The Industry 4.0 era is upon us, and manufacturing companies around the globe are increasingly embracing automation and data exchange and implementing new technologies including cyber-physical systems, internet of things (IoT) devices, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, and advanced data analytics.

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