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Take the Direct Road to Success with Seamless DSD
The future, they say, is demand-driven. Not having the data you need to forecast your supply and demand processes means you’re in the slow lane toward a

polarcus  Venezuelan CPG company, Empresas Polar has posted impressive results since upgrading to SAP for Consumer Products, including an increase in sales activity averaging 195% on 60% of its SKUs. EMPRESAS POLAR IS ONE OF VENEZUELA’S LARGEST PRIVATE FIRMS, serving over 250,000 customers directly. Recently, its food division, Alimentos Polar, the country’s largest food producer and distributor, concluded it needed to overhaul its go-to-market strategy. Inflation was increasing at double-digit rates, raw Read More
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

polarcus  needed. It is the polar opposite of the traditional economies of scale, with their large batch approach and resulting long lead times and bloated inventory levels. Large lot sizes are a way of compensating for the fixed cost of a process, such as changeover or set-up costs, transaction-level costs (e.g., releasing orders, issuing parts, closing and reconciling orders, moving product batches into stocks, etc.), and other per order factors. With a large run, these costs can be distributed over a larger Read More
Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges
The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing

polarcus  yours, which may be polar opposites. As an example, some businesses looking to produce relatively simple consumer-oriented goods at the lowest possible cost have had to move their materials, parts, and semi-assembled components across the ocean two, three, or even four times during one production cycle. In addition to the logistical challenges and delays companies may incur, the labor costs of developing countries tend to grow over time, diminishing expected profitability margins and defeating the whole Read More

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