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Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment Robert A. Davis

Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment By Robert A. Davis

Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment by Robert A. Davis


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Provides a business look at why present inventory systems sub-optimize the supply chain and faulty replenishment processes lead to wasted time and effort. This book provides case studies throughout. It reveals how optimized inventory and replenishment delivers results across industry verticals.

Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment Summary

Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment: Creating a More Efficient Supply Chain by Robert A. Davis

Use demand driven optimized inventory and replenishment to overcome your supply chain weaknesses, and deliver business-maximizing results Reviewing the fundamentals of inventory optimization so that you can attain a demand-driven supply, Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment provides a business look at why present inventory systems sub-optimize the supply chain and faulty replenishment processes lead to wasted time and effort. Straightforward and clearly written, this book allows readers to come away with a good understanding of why optimized inventory and replenishment helps overcome in-system weaknesses and deliver results. * Discusses how multi-echelon inventory optimization and replenishment enables installed systems to go from a sequential, islands of efficiency approach to a systematic distribution system working as a complete network * Provides case studies throughout * Reveals how optimized inventory and replenishment delivers results across industry verticals With a historical view of the three major supply chain efforts of the last thirty years, this book discusses mathematical shortcuts set up in the transitional and supply chain management systems that make it very difficult for companies to attain supply chain excellence.

About Robert A. Davis

ROBERT A. DAVIS is a Principal Product Manager in the Supply Chain Management Solutions group at SAS Institute. Prior to joining SAS, Davis worked for over twenty years with Nestle and ConAgra in their Grocery Products Divisions. During that time, he helped develop best practices in account management, trade spending analysis, and replenishment planning. He has been recognized with national awards for excellence in sales and business management. At SAS, he has helped develop expertise in supply chain cost analysis in the fast-moving consumer products industry, inventory optimization, service parts optimization, and sales and operations planning. He is a recognized global expert in multi-echelon inventory and replenishment optimization.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii Preface xvii Acknowledgments xix Chapter 1 Creating Demand-Driven Supply 1 The Path to Demand-Driven Supply 3 Shifting from Supply-Driven to Demand-Driven Methodologies 4 Moving to a Demand-Driven Supply 9 Creating My Island of Efficiency 11 What Is an Island of Efficiency? 13 Notes 16 Chapter 2 Achieving Timely and Accurate Responses to Customer Demand 17 Push and Pull Supply Chains 18 Enter Toyota and the Kanban System 20 From Kanban to Just-in-Time Production 22 What Is Needed for a JIT System to Work Efficiently? 23 A Broader View of JIT/Kanban in Action 25 The Known Demand Becomes the Predictable Demand 26 The JIT Production Supply Chain Weaknesses Become Amplified in the Distribution Chain 29 Some Distribution Issues 29 The Customer Pushes Back 30 The Squeeze Is On 31 Creating an Efficient Supply Chain Using JIT Functionality 32 Push-Pull Tipping Points 34 In Search of True Demand 35 Notes 38 Chapter 3 Just-in-Time and Enterprise Resource Planning Rise Together 39 Denormalized Tables 40 Sequential Optimization 43 Upstream Service Levels 44 Accumulated Demand Variance 46 Multiple Hierarchies of Service Level Requirements 47 The Effects of ERP Shortcomings 48 Shifting Costs on a Balance Sheet 49 Moving the Focus Away from Inventory to Replenishment 50 The Long Tail 53 Making Mistakes Faster 57 Working with One Hand Tied behind Your Back 58 So, Here We Are 60 Notes 61 Chapter 4 How Does Days of Supply Wreak Havoc on the Supply Chain? 63 Rule-of-Thumb Days/Weeks of Supply Exposed 64 Inefficiencies of Rule-of-Thumb Days of Supply 68 Turning Days of Supply on Its Head 74 Creating the Efficiency Envelope 77 The Journey, So Far 80 Notes 82 Chapter 5 What Will You Accomplish with Inventory Optimization? 83 How Does Inventory Optimization Improve the ERP Systems? 84 Development of the Inventory Policies and Replenishment Plans 85 The Network Structure 85 The Service Level 86 The Lead Time and Lead-Time Variance 87 Ordering Rules 88 Demand 89 Developing Policy Outputs 90 Chapter 6 Fitting Unlimited Optimization into a Constraining World 105 The Present State of Affairs in Replenishment Planning 106 How Alerts Take on More Significance When Customer Service Is Paramount 107 Time 108 Space 109 The Comingling of Demand 110 The Short Supply or Allocated Product 112 Where Does Optimized Replenishment Need to Go in Order to Encompass the Entire Distribution Chain? 114 The Upstream Reaction 115 Moving Upstream Reactions into Real Replenishment 119 Replenishment as a Means to Inventory Optimization Harmony 123 Chapter 7 Reviewing the Three Proof of Value Engagements 125 Proving That Inventory Optimization Is a Good Business Rationale 126 The Good: When Proof of Value Engagements Work 127 The Bad: When Proof of Value Engagements Don t Work 133 The Best: A Complete Proof of Value Engagement 139 Looking Back 155 Chapter 8 Inventory Optimization in the Real World: Matas A/S 157 Matas A/S: Automated Forecasting and Replenishment 159 What Were the Problems at Matas? 160 DC Replenishment 161 Store Replenishment 162 A Project in Inventory Optimization 163 A Pilot Program versus a Proof of Value Process 167 Rolling the Project Out to the Enterprise 169 The Matas Network 171 A Closer Look at the Optimization Process 172 The Ultimate Matas Goal 177 The Matas Results 178 Reflections on the Project 180 Chapter 9 A Consultant s View of Inventory Optimization 181 Who Is Anders Richter? 182 In Closing 199 Note 200 Chapter 10 Pulling It All Together 201 Aligning the Inventory Optimization Goals to Correct Deep-Seated Business Actions in a Company 204 Inventory Optimization Can t Do What Was Done Before 204 How to Change the Playing Field 205 Overarching Business Issues Impede Positive Inventory Control 206 Supply Chain Inventory Strategies Benchmark Report Recommendations 210 In Closing 213 Notes 214 Epilogue 215 About the Author 219 Index 221

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GOR012431501
9781118584569
1118584562
Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment: Creating a More Efficient Supply Chain by Robert A. Davis
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Hardback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
20130923
256
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