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tactical innovations am15  efforts begin with a tactical approach, rather than a strategic one. This is a key factor in the high percentage of failed Lean programs. Ironically, a tactical approach is advised by most Lean consultants. This is because Lean has evolved from operational improvements outward, and that Lean consultants are either not familiar with strategy creation or are not ready to apply Lean beyond manufacturing. Also, a tactical approach quickly uncovers low hanging fruit, and consultants are striving for quick

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Finding Opportunity in Rising Fuel Costs: Strategies for Industrial Equipment Companies


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tactical innovations am15  at all levels: Strategic, tactical, and operational. Systems also ideally cover all aspects of supply chain activity-network design, route planning, demand planning, sales and operations planning, production planning and scheduling, load optimization, and others. Procurement and sales may also benefit from introducing some flexibility into delivery windows or order quantities. Beyond freight, transportation costs will accrue for employees to travel. There are two main categories of essential travel that Read More

The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One


Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and price-sensitive markets. Success depends upon agility, in particular a capacity to make fast and informed adjustments to strategic plans and continually reorder operational priorities to align with external factors and changes. Innovation is

tactical innovations am15  decisions on long-term strategy. Tactical and operational decisions are often made without a clear understanding of their probable impact on long-term strategies, or how those decisions might be affected by shifts in market dynamics and product and technology investments. All too often, even the great majority of a business’ workforce doesn’t understand their company’s strategy. Thus, an annual operating plan (AOP) is a mere spreadsheet exercise that is disconnected from the strategy, whereby each Read More

Supply Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach


Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE), and a leading position in the realm of warehouse management systems (WMS). Manhattan has also added many new capabilities to its portfolio throughout the years, such as transportation management (TMS), supply chain planning (SCP), and omni-channel enterprise order management. These capabilities have been “all the rage” and a new growth engine of late, causing Manhattan Associates to rebrand itself as a “supply chain commerce solutions” provider.

tactical innovations am15  for larger images)   Tactical scenario planning is becoming a more critical requirement as companies look to model and evaluate the effects of future conditions via residing data, rules, and constraints. Improved parcel management is also included to address the growing need for direct/drop-shipments among retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.   Always On Access While in the past the vendor’s TMS focus has been on static transportation data, TMS 2014 adds a number of dynamic data and content to Read More

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3


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tactical innovations am15  S&OP process integrates the tactical focus of the operations side with the customer orientation of the marketing and sales side. There is an inherent tension between the needs of the customer and the evolving quality standards of the supply chain. Reducing cycle times, squeezing out unnecessary inventory, paring down the number of partners, practicing  lean manufacturing , and focusing relentlessly on  quality  may result in a swifter, more agile supply chain. However, that can come at the expense of Read More

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A Road Map to Better Data-driven Decisions: Straightforward Directions for Improving Tactical and Strategic Decision Making


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No Floundering About These Strategic And Tactical Acquisitions


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