Sailing the Last Mile

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The pull system comes into play the moment manufacturing companies or suppliers start with small quantity supplies of new range of SKUs releasing the capital of the distributor. However, to make this reality there are two important paradigms of supply chain that needs to be addressed

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Egg before the Chicken?

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The logic of CCPM appeals to common sense. The damages of bad multi-tasking and “date driven” behavior are irrefutable. However actual implementations have mixed results….

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Know your ‘constraints’

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Almost every manager trying to meet targets, is dealing with obstacles that come his way. He overcomes a few, stumbles over the others. He is identifying constraints and removing them. Is this Theory of Constraints?

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Why Management objective is flawed?

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One of the pre-dominant styles of conventional management is management by objectives. On the face of it, the approach appears objective. However, it is not without flaws, as the following case studies highlight..

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Is your Planning Method bloating your working capital Requirements?

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Current downturn is putting pressure on companies not just to reduce costs but also to reduce the working capital requirements. A significant portion of working capital is money locked up in inventory. The typical management approach towards reducing the inventory is by target setting. As long as numbers are met, the means can be justified?

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