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Does your Retail Value Chain support environmental change?

Like the environment, the retail economy appears to be changing in a number of ways. From parallel imports to overseas brands with specialty outlets,

May 30, 2013

Like the environment, the retail economy appears to be changing in a number of ways. From parallel imports to overseas brands with specialty outlets,

Freakonomics, Big Data and Thinking Beyond Assumptions

Most of us who work in a data-related field are familiar with the universal themes and controversy surrounding Freakonomics. Freakonomics, the brainchild of two economists

February 19, 2013

Most of us who work in a data-related field are familiar with the universal themes and controversy surrounding Freakonomics. Freakonomics, the brainchild of two economists

Traceability – knowing where it came from and where it went

I picked up a pack of vitamins today and noticed the batch number “020616” and use by “SEP 20” on the label. This is

August 29, 2012

I picked up a pack of vitamins today and noticed the batch number “020616” and use by “SEP 20” on the label. This is

What should lead time mean?

Recently I was looking at different ways of calculating safety stock and one of the calculations I looked at used “average lead time”. It

July 30, 2012

Recently I was looking at different ways of calculating safety stock and one of the calculations I looked at used “average lead time”. It

Beware of focussing on the KPI and not the objective

Setting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is sometimes seen as an art, because many companies find it hard to decide on what to measure and

July 18, 2012

Setting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is sometimes seen as an art, because many companies find it hard to decide on what to measure and

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