Is Your Production Management Software Up To Par?

Too often companies jump into making a decision on software in their company due to a lack of time spent in the essential process of consideration of needs. This is typically the case with production management software when business owners may be in a hurry to make a selection, or may not understand the full scope of what well-designed software can offer.

At Demand Solutions, we design…

New Year’s Resolution #3 for Supply Chain Planners: Find the Causes of Forecast Errors

Missed my first two New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain planners? You can read about them here and here.

Forecast error: so many companies complain about it. But so few actually do anything about it.

Most companies just accept forecast error as a given in their supply chain processes. They figure any forecast is bound to be wrong, but at least it will give them a ballpark…

New Year’s Resolution #2 for Supply Chain Planners: Purge Your Database

In my last article, I explained why I think New Year’s resolutions are important in the supply chain planning sphere—even for people who don’t make New Year’s resolutions in their daily lives. To put it simply, the New Year is always a good time to see things through a new lens. Something about the turning of the calendar makes us all more receptive to change—and change is good.

I discussed…

Supply Chain Planning for Electronics

 

Supply chain planning is becoming more important than ever within the electronics industry. This industry, in particular, has a long lead time. There is more time necessary for sourcing materials, manufacturing, and distribution. And, with a higher price point on these products, it tends to be harder than most industries to manage in terms of costs. With proper planning, it…

New Year’s Resolution #1 for Supply Chain Planners: Improve Performance Measurement

New Year’s resolutions: useful gimmick for getting your life in order, or standing joke?

The answer to this question is entirely up to you. But regardless of whether you plan to read a book every week, go running every day at 6 AM, or finally put some money in your IRA, I believe the New Year is a perfect time to make some resolutions about your supply chain.

Over my next few…