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May 4, 2021

Q&A: Patrick Rigoni’s Solution to the Dr Pepper Shortage

The summer of 2020 was an unusual one, to say the least. Forced to forego typical seasonal activities like travel, festivals, and concerts in light of […]
April 27, 2021

How COVID-19 Impacted the Supply Chain

As the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2020, the world was blissfully unaware that a crisis of meteoric proportions was set to unfold across the […]
April 20, 2021

Case Study: Optimizing the Production Sequence at a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant

A few years ago I was working at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant as a process improvement manager and my role was to streamline material flow and […]
April 13, 2021

Supply Chain Simulation vs. Optimization

These days, optimization and simulations are building blocks of supply chain planning. Both frameworks have a lot to offer, but they are also fundamentally different. Knowing […]
April 6, 2021

What is Supply Chain Optimization?

As a supply chain manager, certainty about the future is fleeting at best. Circumstances change unexpectedly from one day to the next — demand suddenly plummets, […]
March 30, 2021

How & Why to Run a Supply Chain Simulation

A test drive is the best way to get a sense of how well your system stands against the rugged terrain ahead, and that’s why simulations […]
March 23, 2021

How Digital Twins Can Revolutionize Supply Chain Planning

In this unpredictable global market, we all wish we had a crystal ball to give us a window into the future. Fortunately, Supply Chain Planning offers […]
March 16, 2021

What is Supply Chain Planning?

When it comes down to it, supply chain planning (SCP) is equal parts art and science. And it’s no wonder: supply chains are like shape-shifting, three-dimensional […]
February 23, 2021

COVID-19 and Risk Management

When it comes to a business venture, the stakes are usually quite high. This is why disaster recovery is one of the most critical processes for […]