All Comics and Flashcards
Bottlenecks always exist in supply chain
Even lean supply chains need stock
Not learning basics can be costly in supply chain
Customer satisfaction comes at a price nobody wants to pay
What seems too good to be true
Supply chain management: software, math, statistics...
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
What if the industry standard is wrong?
Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
De-risking high-impact projects
Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)
Be caferul what you negotiate for
Min/Max inventory method
POCs in software development are nonsense
Not all ideas are born equal
Pricing is not the only thing that matters
Packaged vs customized supply chain solutions
A bad plan is better than none
Understanding HOW makes the difference
Learning from mistakes is costly in Supply Chain
Changing vision leads to changing the Supply Chain
Separating pricing and inventory planning
The longer the lead time, the more extremes matter
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion
Using average forecast for decision-making
RFP process focusing on the solution instead of the problem
Proof of concept vs reality
Forecasting accuracy hall of fame
Mondays in Supply Chain Management
The magic BI pot
In theory, S&OP balances out planning errors
Easier does not always means better
How many software products are needed for planning?
Division of labor in supply chain
Dolus Bonus: A vendor has the right to lie...
Slower, lower, weaker!
When you want to discontinue planning module of an ERP
Supply chain managers trying to do their work...
Mathematical formulas can be both elegant and irrelevant
Exaggerated planning is the most common cause of corporate death
Groundbreaking innovations are seldom incremental
Stock is stock - whatever you call it
Lead time is also uncertain
Bureaucracy: Doing something doesn't equal improving something
Adequate decision policy is the way
Supply chain is not about being right
Same same but different
The right level of inventory is a questions of perspective
Supply chains are living creatures that only stop evolving once they are dead
Average demand never creates supply chain disruptions
Let's assume your supply chain is a sphere...
Ferris wheel of rolling demand planning
Forecast value added...
Assume that your competitors aren't idiots...
The goal of supply chain is not to fall
Supply chain constraints eat demand forecast for breakfast
Price elasticity depends on ambient price signals
Demand doesn't fall from the sky
Digital supply chains remain a material challenge
Production of goods creates its own demand
When you want to migrate your ERP
Any improvements made anywhere besides the bottleneck are an illusion
Supply chain is Excel all the way down
There are no two supply chains that are identical
Supply Chain World Structure
The ‘need’ for a product is relative.
The law of small numbers in supply chain, large numbers are made small again.
When arrival rate exceeds service throughput, wait time becomes infinite.
If demand suddenly increases, lead times do so as well!
It’s easier to move the warehouse than to migrate the warehouse system.
‘Outliers' are the standard in Supply Chain. 'When things go wrong, they go really wrong...