The bullwhip effect: Supply Chain Practitioners know this phenomenon quite well – a slight change in demand downstream may create big swings upstream, and reversely small delays upstream may create a catastrophe to downstream supply chain partners.
As supply chain professionals, we’re trained to anticipate our company’s needs. That’s a good thing. Unfortunately, our training can also lead to some unfortunate habits.
Niche providers are having a significantly greater impact on the Food and Beverage industry than they were just ten years ago. Providers of craft beers and craft soft drinks have experienced substantial growth of market share in their respective segments by providing unique flavors and greater variety to the market.
For example, craft beers now represent roughly 24% of the US Beer market. The [...]
In recent weeks we have seen in France two rather virulent online publications against DDMRP, one stating that "DDMRP is egocentric and short-sighted", and the other giving a "numerical point of view" on DDMRP, to conclude in short that the methodology was too simplistic.