Monthly Archives: May 2017

A Real-World Lesson in Capacity Strategy


Deb Smith and Randall Schaefer published a great article on capacity planning on the APICS website. They cited three basic strategies to pursue when it comes to capacity: An advance strategy procures more capacity than is immediately required and allows… more →

Inventory Optimization for Measuring and Test Equipment (M&TE) – Post IV – Getting trained on the effective use of the Invistics software


This is the fourth in a series of blog posts that documents the journey of a large electric utility in its quest to optimizing its extensive inventory of measuring and test equipment (M&TE).  In the first three posts we talked… more →

US Manufacturing Gaining Momentum in 2017


Since our last post on the state of US manufacturing 6 months ago. CNN Money published the latest update: The ISM manufacturing index — a key measure of the industry’s health — showed manufacturing grew for the eighth straight month.… more →