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SCTW Published In APICS Magazine

SCTW Published In APICS Magazine

Steve Johanson, the CEO of Supply Chain Toolworks, published a landmark article for APICS Magazine’s July/August 2010 Issue.  This article explored the management of Service Level and Inventory as a single Key Performance Indicator. Supply Chain Toolworks (SCTW) continues to espouse their cutting edge yet practical angle of Operations Strategy Planning.  Steve Johanson’s article, “Managing Troubled Waters,” was the cornerstone thought piece in APICS’ July/August Issue.  This article provides both a diagnostic and instructive guide for operations executives and managers. …

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APICS 2010! SCTW Has Standing Room Only Crowd

APICS 2010! SCTW Has Standing Room Only Crowd

Steve Johanson, our CEO, presented to a packed auditorium at the recent APICS 2010 conference in Las Vegas. The topic was how \”Trapped Capacity\” foils your run strategies and puts your organizations at risk of low service level.   The presentation was very well received and many attendees claimed it was the best presentation of the conference.  This shows the level of interest in capacity management in the planning community.\r \r  \r \r ABSTRACT:\r \r  \r \r Trapped capacity occurs when…

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Find $1 million in annual cash flow per plant

Find $1 million in annual cash flow per plant

Supply chain decisions cannot be made in vacuums—everything is connected: capacity, inventory, service levels. At the core of these decision is the run strategy. A good run strategy sits at the intersection of portfolio policy, logistics planning, deployment planning, and production planning. Make a good run strategy and you get it all— performance, cash flow, continuous improvement. \r \r \r \r \r \r Bottom Line: We can help you get closer and closer to your optimum profitability

Put a Cadence to your Operations – Give the system a drum beat

Put a Cadence to your Operations – Give the system a drum beat

A well formulated Run Strategy sets the internal rhythm for the organization. Finished Goods, Raw Material, and WIP all flow smoothly if there is conscious thought put into their coordination. A well planned strategy creates a harmony with all products rotating through on their most economic cycles. This rhythm means stability, cash flow, and continuous improvement. \r \r \r \r \r \r \r \r Bottom Line: We can help you orchestrate your lean solution and drive out the \”Plan Harder\”…

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SCTW and ScheduleSoft Team Up to Promote Lean and Flexible Manufacturing

SCTW and ScheduleSoft Team Up to Promote Lean and Flexible Manufacturing

Supply Chain Toolworks and ScheduleSoft Workforce Scheduling Team Up to Help Manufacturers Become More Agile Supply Chain Toolworks (SCTW), a leader in operations strategy planning, is partnering with ScheduleSoft workforce scheduling to enhance their ability to provide customers with the tools necessary to execute their operations and strategy planning. The two companies have formalized an agreement that will allow joint customers, primarily process manufacturers, to leverage the strengths of each company to achieve leaner, more agile manufacturing. The combination of…

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Supply Chain Toolworks, Inc. Presents at IE Group Summit

Supply Chain Toolworks, Inc. Presents at IE Group Summit

Supply Chain Toolworks (SCTW) had the great honor to present their findings in periodic supply planning. SCTW has wealth of experience in increasing operations cash flow on the order of $1Million per plant through their inovative solution and process. The findings of over 40 cases were presented to the executives and industry experts at the IE Group, CPG Forecasting and Planning Summit held on June 2nd and 3rd.\r \r  \r \r  \r \r (PRWEB) — Where can supply planners look…

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Statistical Safety Stock

Statistical Safety Stock

Safety stock is the operations suspension system. In conjunction with your capacity, it has to be designed to absorb all variations and lead times in the system. This means by SKU by stocking location, all factors need to be fed to the equation. Often times organizations rely on rules of thumb or organic settings. This approach serves to grow requirements over time or to miss major shifts in demand or supply patterns. A carefully calculated safety stock creates both the…

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Join us at INFORMS 2011 in Chigago, IL! SCTW presents Efficient Production Cycle Planning

Join us at INFORMS 2011 in Chigago, IL! SCTW presents Efficient Production Cycle Planning

Our CTO, Dr. Vijay Hanagandi will be presenting our case study in Efficient Production Cycles for the Food and Beverage Industry.  We invite all planners and operations strategists in the food and process manufacturing industries.  Conference Link.  INFORMS in\r \r The Premier Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research.  Vijay will be presenting on April 11 and the title of his presentation is on April 11 at 3:30pm.

Managing Trapped Capacity

Managing Trapped Capacity

As organizations migrate to being lean and demand driven, the balancing act was no longer between safety stock and service level. Capacity loading—the degree to which a manufacturing asset is committed to run—becomes an important weight on the balance. The concept of capacity loading becomes either an asset or a liability to an organization depending on how it is used. \r