A Vision For Electronics Supply Chain Management

Supply chain disruptions and chip shortage have become household terms in recent times. COVID-19 highlighted the vulnerability of supply chains of countless industries and their critical role in the global economy. Companies across the electronics manufacturing value chain have been affected. At last count, the semiconductor shortage has already cost the automotive industry alone over $150 bill... » read more

Don’t Let Bad Apples Ruin Your Pie

The quality of a pie depends heavily on the ingredients you use. Do you use bleached white flour or organic multigrain flour? Do you use sugar or a carcinogenic artificial sweetener? Do you use Granny Smith apples, or Honeycrisp, or those funky apples that fell off the tree that’s in your neighborhood? Managing ingredients is crucial to your success. Suppose you’re not paying close atten... » read more

Manage Supply Chains To Enhance ERP And MRP Operations

The key for success in mass production is consistency and control of variables. One key variable that is difficult to control is the integrity of accounting for materials. Not all materials are used in the way that MRP intended and they are often used for products other than those intended. In addition to simple materials issues, demand patterns to the factory have changed significantly in r... » read more