Business is a multiplayer game between the supply chains of competing companies. Companies use their supply chains to lower operating expenses, offer more services and appeal to more and more customers. The competing supply chains of Walmart and Amazon are a case in point.Use this multiplayer
All supply chain models must be approximations because making absolutely precise measurements of supply chain entities in the real world is not possible. One can make very precise measurements (fractions of millimeters and seconds) at the level of a machine tool making an engine part. One can still
You can think of business as a multiplayer game between the supply chains of different companies. Companies use their supply chains to lower operating expenses, offer new services and appeal to more customers. The competing supply chains of Walmart and Amazon are an example of this. In the 1990's
Information technology is merging with traditional technologies used in manufacturing and supply chain operations. Traditional technologies such as machines that make products in factories, forklift trucks that move products within warehouses, and vehicles that deliver products to customers are all
A supply chain is an organization composed of many different individual companies that each have their own businesses yet all work together to make and deliver products to different markets and customers. It's one thing to talk about securing the operations of a single company, but what about a
CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Mission & Operations Planning (M&OP) for Disaster Response Supply Chains. Earthquakes are not uncommon in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains. But nobody can predict exactly when they will happen, so each one is a surprise. And then people have to respond quickly.
CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Battle Strategy and Logistics are Two Sides of the Same Coin. The path taken by the German Army in its advance on Moscow in the summer of 1941 was largely dictated by logistics. The regional transportation network of railroads and paved highways existing at that time had
CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Supply Chain Planning Under Conditions of Stress and Uncertainty. SITUATION REPORT -- Imagine there is suddenly a real opportunity to stop the fighting in Syria. The UN Security Council has approved the Munich Security Conference recommendation previously endorsed by the