Category Archives for "Sales & Operations Planning"

What Is The Easiest Way To Cut Warehousing Logistics Cost To Minimum?

Very few companies seem to have enough warehousing space. Almost 80% of the companies I have interacted with as part of my projects (and that number runs in thousands, when you count the suppliers, customers and other supply chain partners of clients and customers) have sometime or other complained about running out of warehousing space. […]

Why Logistics Companies Get Away With Extra-ordinary Practices and Pricing?

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No other industry, barring IT, treats its buyers with as much disdain and contempt at the logistics industry. To make it palatable they mix just the right amount of respectful words in between. If you are not exposed to the world I am talking about, I am sure you would find this hard to believe, […]

How To Get The Biggest Bang For Your Technology Buck

There were only 24 hours left. Tomorrow the board would pull the plug on the project which had continued for well over 3 years. The total costs as per internal calculations had run into hundreds of millions of dollars. External consultants reckoned that when you included the costs of internal resources seconded to the project from […]

How Organizational Silos Can Ruin Your Supply Chain

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Organizational silos are based on the division of labor, on organizing the labor in such a way that each individual specialized in what he/she knows best, so that it can all be integrated in such a manner that a cohesive whole which is created in the result is much better in quality and much cheaper […]

Any One of These Five Confusions in Your Company Could Wipe Out the Entire Profit for the Year

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There is no doubt that confusion results in loss of action. Because clarity is the basis of all actions. Clarity gives you confidence and confidence results in action. Imagine a scenario where you need to make a decision and, in order to make a decision you need information, some of which is missing. Generally speaking, […]

Supply Chain Segmentation – The Next Step in Delivering What you Promise in Digital Marketing

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Trust & Care – Two Hallmarks of Supply Chain Segmentation Supply Chain Segmentation Drives Today’s Digital Marketing – This is how I explained the situation to a group of a senior executives of the company I was consulting to recently. The profitability was falling, and customers were abandoning the company (I cannot go into too […]

What Causes Supply Chain Confusion

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My last post “Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business“ generated several great comments from highly qualified professionals around the world, and in this post I want to explore the reasons for the confusion. Obviously, the confusion is debilitating, and unprofitable. I am sure readers will have their own experiences with the confusion in supply […]

Use Monte Carlo Simulations to Quickly Model Costs and Influence Stakeholders

By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Taking your business down to its lowest possible operating cost typically involves changing (usually simplifying) processes. When preparing a business case for changing your current processes, it is usually easy to nail down system costs but people costs are almost always problematic. Even if you believe you can […]

E- Learning; a philosophy not a manifesto

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Stuart Emmett  takes a look at E-learning Wherever we turn these days all kinds of “e” are quickly growing and developing around us. Now as my surname begins with an “e”, then I better be careful what I say. But this does mean that I do appreciate that “e” is only the fifth letter in […]

Change Your Processes Before Implementing New Software

By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip The success rate of software implementations is woefully low. There are lots of reasons for it ranging from overselling by vendors, overspecing by customers, lack of consultation with stakeholders, under-resourcing the implementation team, etc. But in my view, much of the source of failure comes from unnecessarily bundling […]

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