Collaboration Framework for Supply Chain Synchronization

September 2, 2021

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This framework we used to use in the early 90’s when introducing tools like Lotus Notes to the collaborate computing world is key to supply chain / S&OP data synchronization. The lower right that Gartner in this new report calls “asynchronous” and distributed that we more simply call “different place different time” collaboration. For example […]

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Recent Podcast Interview Blockchain in Supply Chain – Jon Kirkegaard

December 22, 2020

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Blockchain technology is providing many benefits to supply chain networks. In this episode, Adam Torres and Jon Kirkegaard, President and CEO at DCRA Inc. and DCRA Technologies LLC, explore blockchain technology and it’s improvements to supply chain networks. Listen to the full podcast episode:https://lnkd.in/grXt9Jj

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3 Complimentary Solutions Every Supply Chain Needs NOW

July 12, 2020

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Please watch this brief video that should help all understand the weaknesses Covid-19 has revealed to the masses of the past couple of decades of supposed “supply chain solutions / technologies.   We at http://www.DCRAsolutions.com have spent over 2 decades truly engineering supply chains around the common sense / mathematical based Sales and Operations S&OP concepts. […]

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The Silver Lining of COVID-19: A Call for U.S. Manufacturing

June 7, 2020

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June 4, 2020 Jon Kirkegaard, SCB Contributor   https://www.supplychainbrain.com/authors/7119-jon-kirkegaard-scb-contributor There’s an old consulting adage: If you want to know where the rocks are in the stream, lower the water. This was true in the 2008 financial crisis, as the lowered “water” of depressed economic activity revealed unsustainable amounts of financial leverage and fraud in mortgage securities. The […]

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Covid-19 – The Silver Lining – We Can Have our Manufacturing Cake and Eat it Too

May 16, 2020

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Real solutions to long lead time supply chains to US manufacturing jobs, IP protection and economic success

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Synchronized The Independent Breakthrough in Supply Chain Value Creation

April 21, 2020

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This article appears today on IBM’s Supply Chain Blog https://www.ibm.com/blogs/blockchain/2020/04/synchronizing-the-independent-breakthrough-for-supply-chain-value-creation/ 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. We all are experiencing the emergency measures of business process and human separation due to COVID-19. We […]

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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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