Value and Limits of Supply Chain Certification Courses

Funny Certification Meme: I Passed

We sometimes arrive at Supply Chain jobs in a roundabout way. Initial training in Supply Chain has developed over the last few years, but very often the actors of the supply chain teams – planners, managers, or directors – have different initial training. In these teams, we find defectors from production, purchasing, foreign language specialists, … Read more

Planning under (not too many) Supply Constraints

Gears grinding thru a constraint

This is often the promise of APS systems: to take into account constraints – capacity, material supply, grouping campaigns, and optimizing costs. AUTOMATICALLY! Depending on the capacity and shift pattern of each piece of equipment, depending on the day we should receive that bloody critical missing component, we determine how we will be able to … Read more

Do You Know How to Analyze a Flow?

colored liquids in glass beakers, representing supply chain flow analysis

Even if you don’t know anything about a company or its products, you can understand a lot of things by examining an analytical graph of stock history for an item or family of items — and find ways to improve.