When I joined the world of software as a business analyst from manufacturing, I was naive. How so? I never fathomed the amount of money that commissioned software sales personnel make selling software. This high level of compensation drives extreme behavior.
Today hurricane Nate's north winds are pushing against the bayous of Louisiana.
Treading water. Fighting to stand still. Today's operations leader feels the pressure. American productivity from the Third Industrial Revolution stalled in 2004. Continuous improvement programs and the focus on efficient, but silo'd processes, within plan, deliver, make and source are not yielding the improvements in the desired goals for operating margin. Stuck, ninety-percent of companies, struggle to improve the portfolio of balance sheet metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). Disappointed, shareholder activism reigns.
I am a quilter. The strongest fabric cut with the least warping is cut lengthwise on the fabric. Cutting across the grain, pieces on the horizontal, give the quilter more flexibility.
I posted this note in support of Lora's post on future of supply chain planning. Hope to create a discussion of machine learning in supply chain for algorithmic support of
Lora original post
It is 2030.
Cradling his coffee i his lap, Russ turns on his computer and says, "Good morning May. How did we do last night?" The voice activated planning system replies, "Russ, we did well. I was able to resolve 52 discrepancies and expedite 77 shipments. I noted forty-one possible shortages next week and updated the production schedules in 11 facilities. Product 2008 is selling briskly. We face two additional days of out-of-stocks. I am printing the discrepancies that I need for you to look at today. Let me know when you are ready to get started."