Can Big Data Overcome Supply Chain Selfishness and Silo Management?
Aug 5, 2015
FORTUNE by David Z. Morris
Powerful software is giving us new insights into large-scale efficiency. But logistics veterans say companies aren’t always ready to think big.
Can Big Data Streamline the Supply Chain?
Aug 11, 2015
The Strategic Sourceror
The world generates a vast amount of data each day. From smart gadgets to purchasing habits, people's activities and devices produce an endless supply of information. Businesses can take advantage of this data to make better decisions, improve customer service and streamline the supply chain. However, not every corporation is using the information to progress their bottom lines.
Advancing the Cause of SCM and S&OP Through Advanced Analytics
May 1, 2015
Supply Chain Management Review, by Jeff Karrenbauer
Organizations have talked about integrated business processes for decades, but most of us still operate in silos. The result is inefficient supply chains and disappointing results from S&OP. To realize the promise of SCM and S&OP, organizations need to apply new analytic tools and a network view of the supply chain.
What Happens if the Ports Keep Closing?
Feb. 13, 2015
Digital Supply Chain, by Sam Jermy
Concern is growing as to what will happen to businesses around the country if the West Coast ports in USA continue to close for multiple days each week due to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union strike. Many businesses aren’t prepared for the potential supply chain disruptions that can affect their bottom line if they have trouble getting raw materials or finished products through the ports.
For Manufacturers, Stakes in Ports Slowdown Rise
Feb. 18, 2015
Manaufacturing Engineering, by Bill Koenig
The stakes for manufacturers are rising as a labor slowdown continues at US West Coast ports. Even if a settlement occurs quickly, it may take months before shipments reach normal levels.
If there is no settlement by March 1, "We got a lot of people in trouble," said Jeff Karrenbauer, president of Insight Inc., a supply chain consulting firm in Manassas, VA.
How Climate Change Will Affect Supply Chain Management
Feb. 11, 2015
B2B News Network, by Derek Handova
Supply chains have become more complex, impacting the cost of doing business. “Across borders, supply chains grow subject to socioeconomic and political disruptions,” says Jeff Karrenbauer president and co-founder INSIGHT, Inc., a supply chain consulting organization. “But supply chains don’t have to operate globally to be vulnerable to natural disasters, volatility of consumer demand, loss of a supplier or other disruptions.” He also cites research that says big drops in operating income and sales growth are just some impacts of supply chain climate risk.
S&OP:An Enabler of Supply Chain Management
Supply-demand synchronization is the heart of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and must cross all functional silos to be successful. This is a challenging problem, but one that can be easily addressed using a supply chain optimization model.
19 Inventory Management Experts Reveal the Single Most Effective Strategy Companies Can Use to Reduce Inventory Costs
Jan. 5, 2015
Jeffrey Karrenbauer, INSIGHT's President, is one of 19 inventory management experts that Camcode asked the question: “What’s the single most effective inventory management strategy or technique companies can use to control and reduce inventory costs?”
Finding the formula for the travelling salesman problem
June. 18, 2014
What do heuristics, graph theory and doughnuts have in common? Each of them, in its own way, underpins one of the most challenging parts of the logistics process: planning delivery routes.
How to Asses Supply Chain Vulnerabilities
Sept. 8, 2014
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Magazine
A supply chain vulnerability/risk assessment should be an integral part of an overall supply chain strategy analysis. This article explains how to conduct a proper vulnerability analysis.