Safety Stock Is No Accident

By Rob Heidt, Practice Director, Supply Chain Planning Safety stock amount is at best an afterthought, and at worst something rarely planned appropriately. The fact is, safety stock is one of the most important settings in any supply chain.  Not only does it mitigate risk, it’s also the best opportunity to increase your customer service while simultaneously reducing your inventory … Read More

A Quick-Hit Case Study: CPG Warehouse Consolidation Planning

CHALLENGE A key component of a top tier supply chain is an efficient warehouse network that places the right product at the right place at the right time to meet customer demand.  Balancing the available space in multiple small regional warehouses against the forecasted order pattern and the minimum production batches on slow moving items creates a perfect storm of … Read More