Supply Chain Collaboration Needs Blockchain. Here’s Why

May 25, 2019

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As published in SupplyChainBrain May 2019 Effective collaboration between independent entities is the key to unlocking the value of supply-chain processes. The race to push I.T. applications to the cloud isn’t enough to improve collaboration within the supply chain. The shift away from on-premise apps is often sold with the promise of enhanced productivity. The […]

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Missing – Synchronizing the Independent Using Blockchain NOW

April 23, 2019

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https://www.supplychainbrain.com/blogs/1-think-tank/post/29591-the-need-for-blockchain-in-supply-chain-technology Introduction New Approach Required The hope, the dream, the expectation of the nearly every CEO has always been to constantly synchronize people, operations and suppliers to yield a more efficient and effective business.   Winning businesses measure supply chain success by real bottom line Wharton style finance metrics – working capital reduction, ROA,  EVA, cash […]

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Blockchain decentralized computing a new Opportunity in Supply Chain S&OP Technology

January 10, 2018

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Distributed, Decentralized computing is going to become “cool” and smart this year vs. big centralized IT architectures ! In the case of S&OP, supply chain, logistics, inventory blockchain will enable solving some challenges and problems just not solvable with the same old server in our of a cloud !      See this quote from […]

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S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #5

August 23, 2017

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Originally posted on Supply Chain Trend:
Introduction In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses. However, S&OP has not yet substantially delivered on its ultimate promise of enterprise wide resource management, rolling financial forecasting and strategy deployment. Whatever maturity model or consultancy support companies use, S&OP seems to get stuck. Worse, overall…

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Electric Car’s Same Old Problem

May 23, 2017

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The author of this article about electric cars and Tesla did a nice job stating the obvious Written from a design engineering use case perspective.   Why should consumers accept less functionality and durability for alot more money ?  Bottom line they should not and will not and is why Tesla’s losses will continue to […]

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Volume production testing at Tesla

April 26, 2017

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A very well written, short thought provoking article challenging Tesla and Elon Musk’s position on skipping pre-production prototypes Likely it is volume production that will be Musk and Tesla’s Achilles Heal ? https://www.forbes.com/sites/bertelschmitt/2017/04/25/teslas-pushing-of-production-boundaries-makes-large-carmakers-yawn/#4331d9b948ba    

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Zero Inventory Business

February 17, 2017

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Yes, this is possible we have been helping clients add products to their portfolio that allows lead time of supply to be shorter then lead time of demand.  This results in negative working capital. The key to sustaining and growing this concept is an S&OP culture, mindset and enabling tools and process A nice article […]

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