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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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S&OP:An Enabler of Supply Chain Management

Jan./Feb. 2015


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.

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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?”

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Finding the formula for the travelling salesman problem

June. 18, 2014

The Register

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.

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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.

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