I recently posted this in a Health Procurement forum in response to an article I read, and would like to… Read more Why Supply Chain Management in Africa is failing
Systems Thinking is what we call a paradigm, a paradigm is a mental program that has almost exclusive control over… Read more Introduction to Systems thinking
Variation or Variability is production’s enemy number 1. Unfortunately, lack of knowledge and understanding of these processes leads to common error.
I attended a SAPICS webinar with Carol Ptak yesterday and this prompted me to burst into print on this topic… Read more FLOW Before Cost
In an article published in the Sunday World, Black Business Council CEO Kganki Matabane, raises the issue about the high… Read more Strategy to consider for the New Normal
We now have light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not the 3:30 express masquerading as Covid-19. The… Read more Change for the good of South Africa.
FLOW protects cost, Cost doesn’t protect FLOW.
The innovations are designed to work together to minimise variation, reduce the lead time to customer, ensure stock is available in each of the buffers to support a 95%+ Customer Service level at the optimal inventory level with the highest return on capital employed (ROCE)
In this week’s discussion I’ll cover the second of the 4 Innovations, the net flow equation. As part of this… Read more Just how Innovative is DDMRP? – 2nd Innovation
Donella Matthews: “A truly profound and different insight is the way you begin to see that the system causes… Read more Continuous Improvement: How structure can influence performance