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Extending standard integration flow to support Customer extensions – Part II

Introduction This is a continuation of earlier blog Extending standard integration flow to support Customer extensions. In this blog let’s look at how to implement...

Extending standard integration flow to support Customer extensions – Part II

Introduction This is a continuation of earlier blog Extending standard integration flow to support Customer extensions. In this blog let’s look at how to implement...

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part two)

In part one of “Regaining control: Inventory management best practices”, we talked about controlling inventory, before being able to competently manage inventory. With that in...

George Jetson and the case for modern supply chain planning

As a supply chain planner of a certain vintage, you remember The Jetsons and likely recall George working for Mr. Spacely at Spacely Space...

Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI) Public Report: Feb-19 Update

  The February 2019 Xeneta Shipping Index public update and commentary on the long-term market is now available. Here is a snippet of how that market has...

Hoshin Kanri – Part 2: PDCA

In my first post on Hoshin Kanri I explained the details of making the list for the Hoshin. This now has to be combined...

Hoshin Kanri – Part 2: PDCA

In my first post on Hoshin Kanri I explained the details of making the list for the Hoshin. This now has to be combined...

Hoshin Kanri – Part 3: Hierarchical Hoshins

Hoshin Kanri can be used individually, but its full potential is shown across the levels of corporate hierarchy. The goals of a Hoshin Kanri...

Hoshin Kanri – Part 4: The X-Matrix?

Is more better? When googling Hoshin Kanri, you will sooner or later come across an X-Matrix. It is a visually very impressive tool, but I...

Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

While renewables may eventually replace fossil fuels, natural gas production and usage is projected to grow in the U.S. at least until 2050. The...