Louis’s Learnings – The Labor Factor in Supply Chain Design

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 … [Read more...]

Louis’s Learnings – Duration of a Supply Chain Design Project

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 … [Read more...]

Louis’s Learnings – Supply Chain Design and Data Manipulation

Which tool should you use? 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. In … [Read more...]

Louis’s Learnings – Llamacon 2020

I 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 … [Read more...]

Louis’s Learning: Instructional Video Series

This past week I’ve been busy writing, producing and starring [ahem, cough, cough] in an instructional video series. The goal is to educate the audience on what can be done with analytics and … [Read more...]

Post-Quarantine Recovery for Distributors

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 … [Read more...]

Of ERP and TMS Implementations

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 … [Read more...]

Louis’s Learning: Data Validation

As I write this, much of the world is hunkered down in their home trying to escape infection and propagation of the COVID-19 virus. I thank all those who are still helping others and providing … [Read more...]

Supply Chain Design – The Basics

Supply chain design, sometimes referred to as network design or network modeling, is a well-accepted decision support tool used by many companies to optimize the footprint of their operations. The … [Read more...]

Louis’s Learnings: Of Blockchains, Supply Chains and Amara’s Law

Good news, this is NOT yet another article extolling the virtues of blockchains! In fact, it's somewhat the contrary. I’m not saying that blockchains are bad or useless, but I think some of us have … [Read more...]