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1. Variability in the Retail Supply Chain (Pt. 2)
(News)
Dan Gilmore discusses what's different about retail, why variability is so hard to control, and efforts being taken to address the problem in his 2nd piece on variability.It's a vexing issue but his artic ...
Created on 08 December 2016
2. Facing the Variability Challenge
(News)
...  to supply chains to improve the bottom line.On the Supply Chain Digest site, Richard Wilhjelm discusses how reducing variability may be crucial to survival. Check out his article HERE.  ...
Created on 12 October 2016
3. Walmart & Target Go After Supply Variability
(News)
Retail supply chains have been innovative over the years, with efforts like RFID, advanced metrics, and ECR. However, they've been a little too accepting of variability from suppliers on things like deliver ...
Created on 04 October 2016
4. Mind Your Data
(Management)
... , they can collect more accurate and detailed performance information on everything from product inventories to sick days, and therefore expose variability and boost performance. Leading companies are usi ...
Created on 28 March 2016
5. Congestion Everywhere!
(News)
Anyone who spends time on the road knows that congestion is not only a fact of modern life, but also that it's getting worse. It's not just traffic, though- congestion strikes across the supply chain and ...
Created on 20 July 2015
6. Responding To Mistakes
(Management)
... st labor, labor unrest, strikes, slowdowns; Production problems – overly lean inventory, process issues (used horsemeat Instead of cow meat), reliability, lead-time variability, inflexible production capaci ...
Created on 13 October 2014
7. Opportunities In Your Supply Chain
(Supply)
... n Complexity: low-volume, high-variability, low margin products Identifying numerous and subsequent pricing changes and pruning of cost absorbing products of the supply chain.  Long tail analysis  ...
Created on 25 August 2014
8. Supply Chain Intelligence: Using Your Visibility To Reduce Supply Chain Costs (Part 2)
(Management)
...  to Long Beach during peak season.  The more data you have, the better you can plan. Variability is the enabler of inventory planning.  No matter how good your calculations are, it often seems lik ...
Created on 25 June 2014
9. Supply Chain Intelligence: Using Your Visibility To Reduce Supply Chain Costs
(Blogs)
...  global operations / complexity (e.g. longer lead times and lead-time variability, or need to gain visibility) Need to improve supply chain operational speed and / or accuracy Increased stakeholde ...
Created on 18 June 2014
10. Supply Chain On Demand
(Supply)
... outsourcing and globalization have put a “lot of rocks on their wagon.” They see increased demand/supply variability and increased lead times. They don't see problems until it is too late and then, the ...
Created on 26 March 2014
11. Alternative to SCM Control Tower
(Supply)
... s a need to coordinate demand variability, supply variability, constrained capacity, and lead time variability across suppliers, contract manufacturers, manufacturing, forward DC, retailer & etailer to t ...
Created on 24 February 2014
12. Hazards of Big Data
(Technology)
... , they can collect more accurate and detailed performance information on everything from product inventories to sick days, and therefore expose variability and boost performance. Leading companies are usi ...
Created on 06 January 2014
13. Big Data Myths Explained
(News)
In an Information Week article, Phil Simon reviews a few of the most prevalent myths surrounding Big Data. Some are valid, others aren't, but this topic is most definitely not going away.Big Data is a ...
Created on 20 August 2013
14. Usability of Big Data
(News)
There's a great infographic posted by Mark van Rijmenam on the Smart Data Collective site that gives us a feel for the volume, variety, and velocity of 'big data'.There's also speculation of how much of ...
Created on 05 August 2013
15. Stats in the Supply Chain
(News)
... Miles takes on the challenge of variability's effect on forecasting. Read it HERE. ...
Created on 10 April 2013
16. EDI POS 852 Data: A Diamond in the Rough
(Retail)
... the document. What is involved? Because the EDI Point of Sales standard allows for a wide degree of variability - and because the POS documents do not contain all the information needed for retail ...
Created on 06 June 2011
17. Can You Improve? Continuously?
(Management)
... o identify a ‘pilot project’ (see below for ideas) where you think you can improve cycle time, eliminate errors, reduce variability, or get rid of waste, and then try to sell it to whoever can provide t ...
Created on 31 December 2010