Talk to your factory?

Voice systems have been in use for decades, but generally limited to data collection type tasks. Soon you will be talking to your factory – if you aren’t already.

Can warehouse robots help solve supply chain issues?

The direct-to-consumer model is transforming warehouse management and, in turn, supply chain management. Many business leaders are looking to warehouse robots as a solution that helps makes such automation work.

You Want it When?

E-commerce is growing rapidly forcing traditional retailers to close stores, increase the E-commerce side of the business, adjust the way they deliver products and make many other changes.

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

It’s always smart to look beyond the obvious. Maybe management is asking the wrong questions. Performance improvement does not come from just doing more of the same thing.

Flying Blind?

In our supply chains, we are used to flying blind and operating with little or no visibility of inventories, shipments, and activities beyond our own warehouses. Just imagine how much more effective management could be with supply chain radar?

How Now Brown Cow – Sensors and Analytics Take a (Farmer’s) Field Trip

There’s an unusual story about a device called Moocall which saves the farmer from having to stay near the cow during the birthing process. The technology is advancing rapidly while becoming more affordable and more available.

Demand management through S&OP

The sales and operations planning (S&OP) team works on developing a “best” plan that makes effective use of the resources available to meet an optimum amount of the demand.

About the Fresh Connection

The Fresh Connection simulation tool provides the foundation for a new level of supply chain training. Participants gain hands-on experience and insight into interactions between inventory policies, production schedules, supplier relationships, customer service commitments, logistical challenges and more!

Why have inventory?

Inventory is a fact of business life for every manufacturer, distributor, retailer or any other business that deals with a physical product. Acquiring, handling and managing inventory is a significant expense. Most businesses are constantly looking for ways to reduce inventory.

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