It will surprise no one to hear that e-commerce experienced a spike in demand in the second quarter of this year. The U.S. Census Bureau published this data in mid-August: Not a classical hockey stick chart in the sense that… Read More
Labor costs in a supply chain can have a significant impact when deciding where your DCs should be located. According to the 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the lowest median wages for Freight/Stock/Material… Read More
In a perfect world, when conducting a Supply Chain Design (SCD or alternatively called Network Design and Network Optimization) project to determine the optimal location for your Distribution Centers (DCs), it would be advantageous to incorporate all aspects of the… Read More
The duration of a Supply Chain Design (SCD) project, also called Network Design and Network Optimization, is dependent on many factors including availability of data, quality of data, the ability of the analysts/modelers, and level of detail desired. In our… Read More
A lot of the work involved in Supply Chain Design (SCD), also called Network Design and Network Optimization, requires the manipulation of large quantities of data.
We attended the Llamacon conference (#LLamaCon) this past week (June 16 to 18). This is a yearly event held by Llamasoft that brings together the world community of Supply Chain Design (SCD). Like most, if not all conferences nowadays, it… Read More
One of the industries that has been hit hardest by the quarantine is foodservice. This white paper by Technomic estimates a drop in 18 to 26% of consumer spending in 2020 for the sector. The paper also discusses how different… Read More
ERP implementations are notoriously difficult to tackle. The list of failed projects is long and makes for entertaining, if lurid, reading: The Biggest ERP Failures of All Time, Eric Kimberling and ERP disaster zone: The mostly costly failures of the… Read More
As we write this, much of the world is hunkered down in their home trying to escape infection and propagation of the COVID-19 virus. We are grateful to all those who are still helping others and providing essential services. We… Read More
The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of the technology and will serve as a foundation for future articles that will tackle specific aspects in greater detail.