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Managing a fashion supply chain
Implementing pull based supply chain solutions of TOC from the conventional push based supply chain
Think small, reap big
Textile companies can solve their problems with huge inventory and significant markdowns
Dealing with variety in supply chain
Companies can continuously add product variety without creating chaos in their supply chain. Find out how
Reclaiming global leadership in textile manufacturing: Challenges & solutions
Find out why to be globally competitive, Indian textile exporters have no option but to make a huge paradigm change
Weaving magic in textile sampling with Theory of Constraints
Find out how an effective sampling process can help textile and garment companies to stay at par with the continuously evolving global trends
A stitch in time: Cutting lead time and improving reliability of textile supply chains
Read about how garment and textile manufacturing plants can not just reduce costs but also reduce lead time of supply
Disentangling sales: Increasing sales productivity in textile companies
Find out how to increase bandwidth and bring transparency and agility in textile & garment companies.
Manufacturing strategy for fashion garments
Textile manufacturing practices in India are primarily geared towards leveraging economies of scale and an increasingly non-existent " low cost advantage". This makes it an enormous challenge for large Indian garment manufacturing firms to take up higher margin but lower volume fashion garment orders. Find out how this industry can change gears.
Stop digging if you are already in a hole!
Find out how design departments can continuously increase output even when capacity is limited by adopting TOC
Enabling resource productivity in project environments
Find out how most projects are managed under several erroneous paradigms which lead to chronic delays
Critical chain project management: doing more projects – faster!
Read about how projects can be managed differently and more effectively using the Theory of Constraints approach
Caught in a time wrap!
Large construction and erection projects seem to have a dubious record – most of them are delayed with significant cost overruns.
Improving flow in large infrastructure projects
Most of the large infrastructure projects are actually many independent sub-projects, almost executed in parallel with integration at the end.
Deadline culture – does it help?
Do task deadlines really help control wastage of time? Find out.
The curse of multi-project environments
Find out how TOC can help companies avoid havoc of delays in projects
Unshackling infrastructure industry
Find out how companies can not only manage but also flourish in spite of the inherent challenges of project environments
Getting CCPM implementation right
Cherry-picking solution components and sequencing them incorrectly can lead to the failure of CCPM implementations
What is more important in projects – time, cost or quality?
Project management literature talks about the need to measure and control all three variables of the project – Time, Quality, and Costs (or budget).
EPC reborn focus on flow
Find out how to deliver EPC projects on time even in an environment of high uncertainty
Right for accounting. Wrong for project management.
Financial accounting is a challenge in project organizations involved in delivering large construction projects for its clients.
Bridging the pandemic chasm
Read this article to know how infrastructure companies can manage a quick post-lockdown transition and revival, in spite of the current working capital woes
The unresolved conflict: Modern retail vs. consumer goods companies
Is a win-win solution possible for this ubiquitous tug of war over “margins” between brands and their retailers?
Small is big
Find out a highly cost effective solution to reaching out to even the smallest of retailer point with a single tier distribution network
Accelerated pharma manufacturing
Pharmaceutical plants can discover hidden capacity, significantly increase output and respond quickly to market demand. Find out how.
Solar eclipse in sales & distribution
A study was conducted to understand the impact of absence of wholesaling on market availability of FMCG during and immediately after the complete lockdown. The results are surprising but conclusive.
Retail sales operations: Challenges in the current COVID environment
Companies who sell through retailers and depend on salespeople for order collection are facing unprecedented challenges to manage sales in the current COVID environment. Is there a way out?
An SOS for the OEMs
The actions of the OEMs have cascading effects in the entire supply chain
The ‘Delhi effect’
Distribution companies have always been wary of wholesalers in their distribution chain.
The great Indian productivity myth
Find out how companies can improve their productivity by using the flow techniques of TOC
A viable vision
Most business and supply chain strategies focus on reducing cost at each link in the chain, and thus they create adversarial relationships.
The liquidity crunch
Maintaining liquidity is providing to be a major problem for the automotive industry but it can be tackled.
Fleetguard’s distribution strategy using the Theory of Constraints
To succeed in the aftermarket it was obvious that FFPL would need to have 100% availability of a wide range of their products
Auto supply chain in India – A mishmash of “Push” and “Pull” methods
Read more about creating fully pull-based supply chain systems based on Theory of Constraints in Indian auto companies.
An afterthought on the aftermarket
Find out how auto supply chains can ride industry waves easily and continue to grow
More is not merrier
Know more about how to escape from the chronic delays and poor output that NPD of automotive organizations find themselves in
Rally with your allies
Forging long-term relationships with vendors is crucial for supply chain excellence. Find out how?
Auto e-tailing: Mistakes & opportunities
Finding an eCommerce model that works for them is a top strategic issue for auto company CEOs…
Spare the trouble
Ensuring spares availability is naturally a major challenge due to the enormous variety of parts involved across the portfolio of the OEM’s vehicles.
New Product development processes can be de-stressed to meet all stakeholder expectations in terms of cost and delivery deadlines
Shifting gears in auto spare parts business: Post lockdown strategies for reviving operations and consolidating market share
The lockdown and the economic slowdown in the wake of nCovid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the auto spare parts industry. Find out how this sector can revive its operations.
Reliability of delivery: Brand positioning opportunity for custom manufacturing organizations
Find out how supply chains build on the principles of Theory of constraints can provide the competitive edge to stay ahead in the market
How bad are local efficiency measures?
Find out how manufacturing plants using TOC can maximize output by abolishing the concept of local efficiencies
Dealing with emperor’s new clothes
Find out how TOC can help plant managers maximize speed of order flow while improving capacity utilization
What is new in simplified DBR?
DBR was developed in the mid 80s as a relatively simple, yet effective, production planning methodology.
Planning improvement projects
Knowing WHAT TO improve is as important as knowing WHEN TO improve and WHAT NOT to improve!
Get more out of less
Read about how production skews can be broken to expose the hidden capacity in manufacturing plants
Standing on the shoulder of the giants
It is easy to trace the popularity of Lean production to Toyota’s success. Toyota’s success is undeniable.
Spares distribution- When the long tail wags the dog
Find out how to ensure availability of equipment spares without increasing inventory
The Equipment Enigma: Aligning NPD processes to deliver business growth
Find out how the Indian equipment manufacturing companies can align their R&D processes to grow consistently
The Race from BS IV to BS VI: How to win by solving the woes in Auto R&D
Read to understand how R&D divisions can respond competently to sudden regulatory requirements like a quick conversion to BS VI