We complain how little time we have. Or we complain about how long we have to wait. Either time is too short or too long. We lose track of time when we’re engrossed in a task. But we use a lot of it when we distract ourselves from our jobs. Time is an intangible resourceContinue reading “Attaining Flow via Systems & Platforms”
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What is a Supply Chain, Really?
The first time I heard about supply chains was when I was working as a production planner at P&G Philippines in 1989. P&G’s top management had just reorganised the multinational consumer goods corporation’s operations worldwide, integrating manufacturing, purchasing, and logistics under one group: the Product Supply Organisation or PSO, for short. The aim of theContinue reading “What is a Supply Chain, Really?”
Supply Chains are All About Flow
Supply chains are about flow: the movement of product from one stage to the next, from a starting point—a source—to an endpoint—a user. We call them product streams, demand flows, pipelines. But supply chains are hardly these as streams and pipelines imply a single fluid in motion. What flows in a supply chain isContinue reading “Supply Chains are All About Flow”