ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Speed Advantage
by Jovy Jader

Customers want their products and services when they say they need them. As much as quality and price are part and parcel of vision and mission statements of firms, timeliness has become the forefront of focus of many companies’ supply chains....
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Fixing the Out-of-Stock Problem
by Jovy Jader

An out-of-stock situation happens when customers place an order and there is no available product to serve the order. This constitutes a lost opportunity for the firm as customers can’t buy what’s not there...
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Inventory Variances: Persistent Nuisances Hindering Growth
by Jovy Jader

Inventory variances or discrepancies between what are actually on stock versus what are on records are key irritants that hinder business growth. It is an issue that is often discussed in executive meetings especially when...
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Managing Supply Disruptions [Business Continuity on Goods Flow]
by Jovy Jader

Companies have realized that supply chains can be very vulnerable not only to disasters but also to frequent less-damaging but unpredictable disruptions. Risk management is therefore not limited to managing against disasters...
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Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) & Re-Order Point (ROP): Past Concepts with Lessons for the Present
by Jovy Jader

Someone once said “Today’s systems and procedures were designed to meet yesterday’s problems.” This maxim holds true especially if the problems continue to persist in the present...
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The 99% Service Ideal
by Jovy Jader

During any Christmas holiday season in the Philippines, it is normal to see frantic shoppers snap up supermarket groceries and watch frenzied product merchandisers try to keep shelves filled...
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