Three (3) Questions Supply Chain Managers Always Need to Answer

When it comes right down to it, supply chain managers have three (3) questions to answer: How do we get what we need when we need it? How do we make available what whoever needs them at when they need them? How do we deliver to whomever wants them when they need them? When supplyContinue reading “Three (3) Questions Supply Chain Managers Always Need to Answer”

The Many Questions Supply Chain Managers Are Asked to Answer

The following are questions customers typically ask supply chain managers: “Why is it taking you so long to deliver my order?” “When will you deliver?” “How many of the items we ordered will you deliver today?” “How much of an item do you have available?” “Your items didn’t meet our specs; when will you replaceContinue reading “The Many Questions Supply Chain Managers Are Asked to Answer”

Finding Fault in Who versus in What

There seems to be a lot of finger-pointing going around.  People pointing to other people as causes of problems: One country points to another for the coronavirus pandemic.  One politician points to another for failure in stopping the spread of the virus; A restaurant owner blames a vendor’s delay in deliveries as reason for theContinue reading “Finding Fault in Who versus in What”

Three Questions Every New Manager Should Ask

Every new manager should always ask three (3) questions about an operation he or she will be in charge of: What does the book say should be happening? What do the people say should be happening? What is really happening?  Chances are each answer would be totally different from the others.  What does the bookContinue reading “Three Questions Every New Manager Should Ask”

Twenty-Five Questions We May Find Ourselves Asking Everyday

Some of us ask very profound questions when we go to bed at night or wake up in the morning: “Why are we here?” “Where are we going?” “What happens when we die?” For many who work long hours and experience the daily adventures of hand-to-mouth jobs, however, these questions are quickly overtaken by moreContinue reading “Twenty-Five Questions We May Find Ourselves Asking Everyday”