Supply Planning Articles

Why The Largest Supply Chain Vendors are Small in Supply Chain Planning
What This Article Covers The Modern Materials Handling List The Limited Number of Vendors that Receive Income from Planning Major Supply Chain Planning Vendors Not on the List Fastest Growing Supply Chain Vendors The Worst Vendor Website Introduction It was curious to find the list ...
Read More
How to Understand DDMRP as Yet Another Repackaging of JIT and Lean
Executive Summary The Demand-Driven Institute has created the DDMRP concept which began with a perversion of Orlicky's 3rd edition MRP Book. The most accurate way to view the 3rd edition of Orlicky's MRP. DD MRP intends to base MRP on Sales Orders, and deceives customers that proposes ...
Read More
Service Level and Safety Stock Foresight Presentation Announcement
Executive Summary My Presentation on Nov 15th, 2017 The Topic of the Presentation The Level of Detail of the Presentation How Supply and Production Planning Implementations Tend to Play Out The Benefits of the Information Provided in the Presentation Introduction I am presenting at the ...
Read More
How To Understand Trendiness in Supply Chain Management
Executive Summary George Plossl's View on the Trendiness of Supply Chain Management The Difficult Spot that Consultants Often put Companies in as they Move from one Trend to the Next. Illogical Supply Chain Management Trends How an Infatuation with Trends Undermines Sound Planning Introduction With terms like ...
Read More
Frequently Updating the Supply Planning Process
What This Article Covers A False Belief of Responsive Supply Chain and the Frequently Updating the Planning Process The History of Supply Chain Planning The Issue of Lead Times in Supply Planning A False Belief of Frequently Updating the Planning Process for Responsive Supply Chain ...
Read More
Why Magical Ideas Are More Appealing than Standard Supply Planning
What This Article Covers Introduction to Magical Ideas in Supply Chain Management. Why Dynamic Safety Stock is Not Held. Why Lean is Magical Thinking The commonality of Magical Beliefs Outside of Supply Chain The Relationship Between Education and Magical Beliefs. Proponents of Lean Supply Chain ...
Read More
Goods Receipt
Executive Summary There is a putaway and goods receipts which involves the confirmed goods received post goods issue and post goods receipt. There is also a putaway process. Introduction to the Putaway Process A goods receipt is the process of receiving goods into a facility ...
Read More
How to Best Understand Just In Time Inventory
Executive Summary Just in Time or JIT has a specific definition. JIT delivery comes with higher ordering costs, delivery costs, receiving costs and put away costs and delivery costs. JIT means specific things in terms of just in time manufacturing, JIT manufacturing and JIT production ...
Read More
How To Use ABC Inventory Classification
Executive Summary ABC classification or ABC inventory is a way of segmenting inventory so that the product location combinations can be managed. We cover how ABC classification works and how it compares to other comparative methods of segmentation. Introduction to ABC Classification ABC classification is ...
Read More
How Best to Perform Inventory Valuation
What This Article Covers Introduction to the Cost of Inventory The Types of Inventory Cost Inventory Cost, Inventory Price, Inventory Valuation Methods and the Valuation of Inventory Inventory Accounting with the LIFO Method or Last In First Out Method, FIFO Method or First In First ...
Read More
How to Best Calculate Supply Chain Lead Times
Executive Summary Lead times are critical to understanding supply chain planning systems. We cover the supply lead time, customer lead time, supply lead time in inventory, and how to calculate lead times. Introduction: What Makes Up the Lead Time? This article will cover lead time ...
Read More
How to Plan Long Lead Time vs Short Lead Time Items
Executive Summary Lead time has a definition and has different categories. Important topics are lead time accuracy, effective lead time, static versus effective lead time and long lead time versus short lead time items. This also gets into the topic of the feasibility of lead ...
Read More
Inventory Planning
What This Article Covers What is Inventory Planning and Stock Planning and the Stock on Hand? What is the Difference Between Forecast Based Planning and Consumption Based Planning? What is an Inventory List or a list of Inventory Items? Replenishment Lead Time, Procurement Lead Time, Manufacturing ...
Read More
How to Best Understand to Replenish or Replenishment in SAP
Executive Summary Supply chain planning systems are intended to improve replenishment. We cover automatic replenishment system or a continuous replenishment program, retail replenishment and replenishment triggers. We cover where replenishment is found in SAP. Introduction: Replenishment as the Objective of Supply Chain Planning Replenishment is ...
Read More
How to Best Understand SKU Stands and the SKU Number
Executive Summary The term SKU has a specific meaning and is associated with the SKU number. The SKU number tells us important things about the properties of the SKU. There is a question of whether the location is part of the SKU, sometimes it is ...
Read More
>