Sales and Operations Planning

Aug 28, 2013  |  Articles

Vendor Managed Inventory? Think twice and consider the risks!

Historically, businesses have used one of two extremes for inventory management: push-based or pull-based. Push-based inventory management uses demand forecast to manage inventory and replenish from the supply base.  Pull-based inventory management, on the other hand, uses consumption to replenish from […]

Jan 30, 2013  |  Director's Blog

Bangladesh Working Conditions: A Human Rights Issue? Or a Supplier Capacity Issue?

The recent press in the Wall Street Journal and other papers on Walmart’s fire in Bangladesh is raising the ire of corporate responsibility groups and human rights groups alike.   How can retailers like Walmart support buying clothing in factories […]

Nov 24, 2012  |  Director's Blog

The Fiscal Cliff's Impact on Global Supply Chains

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and we’re still talking about the fiscal cliff….and the days are ticking away. For those of us who study and work in supply chains, the impending decision (or lack thereof) has a few implications worth […]

Apr 18, 2012  |  Articles

Building the Integrated Delivery System at Honeywell Aerospace

I had an opportunity to meet with the executive team at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix this week, and learned a great deal about the interesting challenges that exist in the aerospace supply chain.  As can be expected, Honeywell has only […]