OPS Rules Blog: Insights into Supply Chain and Operations Strategy

SURGERY WITH A MACHETE? THE CASE FOR CUSTOM ANALYTICS

Posted by Desmond Torkornoo on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

By Haresh Gopalan and Desmond Torkornoo

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Tags: Analytics

Tesla’s Supercharger Network Expansion Strategy

Posted by Dinesh Natarajan on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 @ 10:57 AM

By Dinesh Natarajan and Sumeet Mahajan

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Tags: Network Design

Supply Chain Challenges in Westeros

Posted by Jeff Keene on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

 

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Tags: Supply Chain Strategy

Why do you need more than one end to end optimization tool?

Posted by Edith Simchi-Levi on Mon, Apr 06, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

We often talk about end to end optimization – the idea that decisions should be made across the supplychain and not in silos. This approach is proven to improve results and ability to leverage resources effectively across the supply chain. In fact, the whole idea of supply chain management is to oversee the entire process starting from raw materials and ending in customer delivery.

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Tags: Analytics, End-to-End Optimization, Supply Chain Risk Management

Kraft-Heinz merger and end to end optimization

Posted by Dinesh Natarajan on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

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Tags: End-to-End Optimization, Supply Chain Strategy, Efficient Frontier

There is no Supply Chain Zen

Posted by Sumeet Mahajan on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances”, part of a famous quote, which I promise to complete later, summarizes the very things that keep most supply chain and operations executives awake at night. The difficulty lies in better predicting these imbalances, and effectively planning to prepare for them. The challenge of optimal deployment of capacity and inventory – what, where, when and how much – will determine how well you deliver value to your shareholders.

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Tags: Supply Chain Segmentation, Push Pull Strategy, Supply Chain Flexibility, supply chain zen

Think differently about supply chain risk

Posted by Edith Simchi-Levi on Mon, Mar 23, 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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Tags: Supply Chain Risk Management, Supply Chain Design, Inventory Optimization

Reward those who cooperate with end to end optimization goals

Posted by Mike Romeri on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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Tags: Analytics, End-to-End Optimization, Complex Organization

4 techniques to manage change in a complex organization

Posted by Mike Romeri on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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Tags: End-to-End Optimization, Supply chain analytics, Complex Organization

Is your supply chain exposed to currency exchange volatility?

Posted by Sumeet Mahajan on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Architects of global supply chains, traditionally, have focused on strategies that were hypothesized on economies of scale and availability of low cost labor in countries like Brazil, Russia, India and China. But, lately, the surge in demand for improved service, the aggressive competition and the recognition of global uncertainty – uncertainty stimulated by changing labor conditions, extremely volatile oil prices, natural disasters and a spate of other geo-political factors – have made everyone rethink their manufacturing and distribution strategies. Leading global supply chains are being redesigned for not only scalability, but also for flexibility, as we described in leveraging your supply chain as a hedge against uncertainty. A very important part of this redesign process is sensitivity analysis, i.e., testing your network for robustness against controllable as well as uncontrollable factors.

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Tags: Analytics, Supply Chain Design, Network Design