Category: Operational efficiency

Why is Optimization Important for Supply Chain Planning?

Some problems have clear answers. How much is two plus two? The answer is clearly four. Other problems are not so clear cut. Where should I locate my next warehouse? How should I position inventory to provide a reasonable level of customer service at a reasonable cost? Is it better to ship from the factory …

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THE RISE OF PLATFORM BUSINESS – How digital networks are changing competition

Whether we have purchased a book through Amazon or watched videos on YouTube, most of us have used a digital platform – an online framework for social and marketplace interactions. From Alibaba to eBay to Google, platform dealings have become part of everyday life for consumers. Now businesses are creating these high-value exchange environments to …

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MANAGING BY METRICS Information management becomes mining’s greatest tool

Even the world’s most technologically sophisticated mining companies are coming to understand that people, equipped with the right information, hold the keys to success. In Nunavut, Canada, about 2,600 kilometers (1,616 miles) northwest of Toronto, a massive hauling truck broke down recently at the Meadowbank gold mine, threatening to cut production by 5%, which could …

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Supply Chain risk not always what it seems

Companies are paying more attention to supply chain risk these days, and that’s a very good thing because, according to a study by PwC and the Business Continuity Institute, 75% of companies experience at least one major supply chain disruption a year. Supply chain disruptions can be expensive, and not just for the cost of expediting …

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THE LAST MILE OF DISTRIBUTION – Retailers focus on the final leg of a product’s journey to deliver improved customer value

The distance between the retailer and consumers’ hands is a rich source of engagement and the focus of intense competition as both online and brick-and-mortar merchants work to deliver the experience consumers want. The ‘last mile’ of distribution – the journey of products from the retailer to customers’ hands – holds a number of challenges …

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