ROI PROOF

To MRP or not to MRP?

"Everyone agrees that to reach a very high level of forecast accuracy is not possible. How much time, resources and budget do you finally want to invest in non-value adding forecasting information? Shouldn’t it be better for your company to invest in robust inventory...
Fixing the Basics of Supply Chain Management

Fixing the Basics of Supply Chain Management

Jul 9th, 2018 by Richard D. Cushing Philip Ribbins, founder of Orchestr8, has a passion for improving supply chains and for helping companies improve the ROI (return on investment) from their supply chains. In a recent interview, he expressed some of his concerns....

All DDMRP Solutions Are Not Created Equal

All DDMRP Solutions Are Not Created Equal

Apr 3rd, 2018 by Richard D. Cushing DDMRP (Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning) is a term popularized and promoted by the Demand Driven Institute (DDI). Chad Smith and Carol Ptak, co-founders of the DDI, have written several books on the topic of DDMRP,...

What Makes DDMRP Solutions So Effective?

What Makes DDMRP Solutions So Effective?

Dec 8th, 2017 by Richard D. Cushing “I think most [supply chain executives] are under financial pressure because so much working capital gets tied up in inventory…, and much of it is inventory they don’t really need. It’s the wrong stuff.” That’s what Raymond Brown,...

Costly Chaos

Costly Chaos

Jul 20th, 2017 by Ashley Wilcock I was speaking with the planning manager at one of our clients recently about a challenge they are working through, related to a massive increase in demand on one part of the business in the short term. Of course, this type of...

Orchestr8 go live with British Telecom

Orchestr8 go live with British Telecom

Orchestr8 has successfully completed a large project in Europe for British Telecom as part of the corporation’s change in strategy. BT has now adopted a demand driven approach for everything from delivering home broadband equipment and set top boxes to parts for...

The World is Changing

The World is Changing

Mar 16th, 2017 by Ashley Wilcock Regardless of who you are, customers lie at the centre of your universe. We are living in a world of people empowered by choice. This combined with an austere economic climate requires businesses to deliver higher service levels at a...

Christmas is Coming! (again…)

Christmas is Coming! (again…)

Jan 13th, 2017 by Ashley Wilcock Well here we are, into the second week of 2017. Christmas but a memory already and those New Year resolutions you swore you’d stick to look like a worse idea each day… It’s also the time when some will need to start looking at how...

People Are Talking

Orchestr8 demonstrated a deep understanding of the subject and it was clear from the very first meeting that their approach and solution was designed by supply chain people for supply chain people.
Brian Dooley, Senior Supply Chain Planning Manager, BT