Within the supply chain, the issue of demand variations is at the origin of the Bullwhip effect, a phenomenon theorised as early as 1961. This is because estimating stock is difficult when each link in the chain increases the gap between the forecast and reality. Let’s look at how this “whiplash” or rather series of jolts interferes with the stock and profitability and the ways to avoid it.
In the logistics and supply chain sector, the service rate is an essential indicator (KPI) of quality for customers. It calculates the number of orders delivered compared to orders placed. Between Target Service Rate and Actual Service Rate, discover why this calculation is necessary and how to improve it through 5 tips.
The environmental impact of companies has become a hot topic. Decision-making is no longer based on price only; it also considers indicators such as CO2 emissions. Companies are now making more informed (and responsible) decisions about the kind of products they manufacture, where they do it, and in what quantities. The carbon score is therefore becoming an increasingly important indicator in decision making, particularly in the context of the S&OP process. Let’s take a look.
With the digitalization of the Supply Chain, collaborative tools are becoming increasingly popular. Find out why more and more companies are using these new solutions to meet the challenges of demand planning.
Like all business processes requiring consistency and agility, Supply Chain as it exists today is the result of a long list of innovations. From Kanban (pull flow) to VMI, Vendors Management Inventory (push flow), modern Supply Chain has evolved according to fluctuating consumer and production needs, themselves influenced by the evolution of society. Let’s follow the path that led us to today’s innovative and really efficient approach.
Supply Chain associates must respond to multiple organizational constraints and at the same time meet productivity requirements. However, to develop their skills and productivity, they must first feel at ease in the company. The way your Supply Chain is organized is therefore essential. What are the challenges for associates and managers? How can a bad Supply Chain organization impact their efficiency? And finally, which Supply Chain tools should you choose to help them? Here are some answers.