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Management Consulting Blog: Operations & Supply Chain

Field insights from our operations and supply chain practice

Understanding enterprise flow: Changing how you create lasting value

Understanding enterprise flow: Changing how you create lasting value

Initiatives that yield the best return to the enterprise go beyond reducing costs or enhancing margins - focus on enterprise flow.

  • Tyler Davis, Colin Smith
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  • November 13, 2019
Avoid the

Avoid the "dead load" in make vs. buy decisions

Dead load is weight that cannot be removed from a structure. We cannot “lighten the load” since it is intrinsic to the facility.

  • Tim Draftz
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  • September 12, 2019
Switching gears from making inventory to making money

Switching gears from making inventory to making money

Efficiency, utilization, and productivity are up, but income is - down? Measuring operational improvements in isolation generate issues.

  • Madeline Finck
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  • June 20, 2019
What is sales and operations planning?

What is sales and operations planning?

Planning for the future is difficult for everyone, but having a clear process for utilizing forecasts decreases uncertainty.

  • June 03, 2019
Machine learning in the supply chain

Machine learning in the supply chain

Machine learning can revolutionize how supply chains optimize inventory management, productivity, distribution management, and waste.

  • March 25, 2019
Maximize visibility with warehouse improvements

Maximize visibility with warehouse improvements

Whether for a large or small distribution center, these four methods keep warehouse processes under control and efficiently managed.

  • January 07, 2019
Getting a handle on managing global compliance and reporting

Getting a handle on managing global compliance and reporting

With the complexity of international rules and regulations, how do you cost-effectively reduce noncompliance risk and add value?

  • January 02, 2019
Getting a pulse on global compliance

Getting a pulse on global compliance

Keeping a pulse on global compliance and operations presents a host of challenges in today’s rapidly evolving international economy.

  • Katie Hull
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  • October 22, 2018
Implementing behavioral health electronic health records

Implementing behavioral health electronic health records

Implementing an electronic health record software application is similar in approach to implementing other customizable applications

  • September 04, 2018