ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Supply Chain Trends, Issues, and Challenges
by Jovy Jader

For the past 15 to 20 years, many companies have realized the strategic importance of streamlining their supply chains. Whether firms seek to increase revenue or reduce costs, supply chain management plays a key role in either....
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Building a Dynamic Supply Network: Responding to Consumer Demand Volatility
by Jovy Jader

2017 was a barometer of how company supply chains performed. Consumer good firms in North America built up inventories and logistics capabilities, which resulted in the best sales results in years. Global shipping lines cut costs but balanced the reductions with investments....
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Transforming the Product Delivery Process (The Amazon Effect)
by Jovy Jader

For years, supply chains in many industries were dominated by a structure consisting of distributors and wholesalers sector, in which some veteran managers has labeled as dull and boring - as growth has often been modest, if not sometimes negative. Then came Amazon.....
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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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