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The evolution of supply chain returns
There was a time when you could go to the darkest corner of most warehouses and find a bone pile of wrapped pallets of returns. Returns were the inconvenient afterthought of supply chains and the chore that was left until the pile could no longer be ignored. Along with the task of sorting through […]
Tackling inflation in our supply chains
Tackling inflation in our supply chains For the first time in over 30 years, inflation is a concern faced by many western economies. Academics will debate how we got here – concerns over fuel supply, expansionary economic policies, recovery post-pandemic, geo-political instability, logistics congestion, additional non-trade barriers – but supply chain professionals have been feeling […]
Operations Research: A Supply Chain Perspective Part 3
Operations Research: A Supply Chain Perspective In this final introduction to OR in the supply chain, we discuss facility location choices, and the common techniques that are used to geographically position plants and DCs, in order to provide demanded services. These methods are essential to the optimal design of network structures. They are widely applied, […]
Supply chain metrics and KPIs
An approach to supply chain metrics and KPIs We are often asked what are the key performance indicators that should be considered when measuring supply chain performance. Every time you buy, sell, make, or move something in a supply chain, you leave a data trail. With all this data available, there is nearly an unlimited […]
News & Events
Lorcan Sheehan joins panel discussion on Resilient Supply Chains
Lorcan Sheehan, PerformanSC CEO, joined a panel discussion at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Event in Dublin last week, on the topic of ‘Opportunities to Build Resilient Supply Chains for the Future’. Having spoken earlier on the topic of Risk and Resiliance in the Supply Chain, Lorcan was delighted to bring his insights, based on experiences […]
Supply chain forgiveness – short shelf life
Supply chain forgiveness – short shelf life As a profession that is built around ensuring reliability of supply and predictable levels of cost, we enter the holiday season with many companies finding themselves with constrained supply, increased lead times and costs significantly over plan. While speaking at the National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference in […]
Dr. Tony McVeigh speaks on Optimal Warehouse Design
Dr. Tony McVeigh, Principal, Operations, spoke at the National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Event in Dublin last week, on ‘A Lean Approach to Optimal Warehouse Design’. Tony’s presentation included topics such as warehouse optimisation, order picking routes, work allocation and product mix.
News & Events
Lorcan Sheehan speaks on Risk and Resilience
Lorcan Sheehan, PerformanSC CEO, spoke at the National Manufacturing and Supply Chain event in Dublin last week, on the topic ‘Risk and Resilience in Supply Chain’. Lorcan discussed aspects such as the changing shape of risk management in supply chain, and also spoke of the impact Covid-19 had on supply chains around the world.
Operations Research: A Supply Chain Perspective Part 2
Operations Research: A Supply Chain Perspective Part 2 Last month, we introduced operations research (OR) and discussed how its methodology is applied to assist us in finding feasible or optimal solutions to supply chain problems. The role of the OR model continues to pervade supply chain operations, and this has stimulated a wealth of decision […]
S&OP – what is it and how important is it for my business?
S&OP – What is it and how important is it for my business? Practitioners often question how implementing a new process such as S&OP can provide benefits that far outweigh any cost of change. Statements or comments we hear when discussing the logic of engaging in this approach can include; S&OP sounds like a lot […]