theory of constraints

The Benefits of Accurate Digitised Supply Planning (II)

The Theory Of Constraints – Five Focusing Steps In our first Theory of Constraints blog, we examined the purpose of the theory, where it came from and the many benefits it has for lean manufacturing. Didn’t see it? Catch up here before reading this blog. Now, as a second step, we will explore in more…

the theory of constraints

The Benefits of Accurate Digitised Supply Planning (I)

What Is The Theory Of Constraints And How Can It Make Manufacturers Money? Identifying potential bottlenecks in your supply chain, in-house manufacturing processes or route to market is nothing new for a growing production business. But taking this basic common-sense approach to running a tight ship and evolving it into a set of processes carefully…

Supply Chain

The Benefits of the Digital Supply Chain

SUPPLY PLANNING – MAN VS MACHINE When it comes to supply planning, you may be highly experienced in micromanaging large numbers of moving parts. You may be meeting demand and you might be managing budgets just fine. But are your methods agile and cost-effective? Do you meet demand by the skin of your teeth or…

Is out of date stock hitting your bottom line?

During one of our recent meetings with a prospective customer, we got onto to talking about Expiring goods and the problems this can cause within the business. For the Company we were speaking to this was a huge problem, leading to the write-off of more than £1m of stock last year alone, so I thought…

It’s not about reduction… it’s about Control

VISUALISE THE POSSIBLE – INTELLIGENT INVENTORY CONTROL For many companies, inventory control is a linear process controlled by a simple increase or decrease in purchasing or manufacturing. Crude measures are often employed to determine when inventory should be adjusted and these processes, all too often, are implemented too late to satisfy customer demand or solve…

How Prepared Are You for the Next Recession?

The 2008 recession has been one of the biggest downturns in living memory. That said, many of the most severe effects of it have now eased. Most UK businesses have managed to get out the other side of it; but the fact is that it’s only a matter of time before they find themselves facing…

Focus on What Matters With Automated Alerts

NO MORE “I DIDN’T KNOW” Proactive alerts to keep business on track In busy manufacturing, warehouse or sales environments, manually keeping track of every business variable is virtually impossible. A dip in sales on a certain product group, deliveries that haven’t arrived as expected and many more moving parts can set things into a downward…

The Benefits of Accurate Digitised Supply Planning

What is integrated business planning (and why do you need it)? You may have heard about integrated business planning and the IBP software that can help your business and supply chain to move towards this next phase of digitisation. But what is it and why do you need it? What is integrated business planning? Largely…

Supply Chain Analysis: Not Just a Brexit Necessity

It’s already a given that, assuming some kind of firm Brexit deal goes through, UK businesses can expect to experience a wide range of disruptions. Changes will potentially take place at every stage of the supply chain, and most businesses are putting contingency plans in place for the most likely outcomes. However, it’s fair to…