Porter Survey: Drug Diversion in US Health Care Systems – Are We Doing Enough?


[Research Survey] In 2017, Porter Research conducted a survey about the theft of narcotics by US healthcare workers. One-hundred fifty health care professionals, representing over one-hundred forty health care organizations, were asked about drug diversion in their organizations. Because the… more →

Inventory Optimization, Maturity Levels for High-Mix Environments


[White Paper] Written for manufacturing & distribution executives and supply chain managers, this whitepaper describes strategies companies can deploy to “right-size” their inventory in high-mix industries where SKU counts are in the 1000s. In this whitepaper we will summarize the… more →

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility, Maturity Levels & Best Practices


[White Paper] Today’s supply chain landscapes are being transformed as companies globalize and broaden their product mix in order to stay ahead of the competition. This whitepaper summarizes the four maturity levels we’ve encountered for end-to-end supply chain visibility as… more →

Optimizing Cycle Stock Lot Sizes and Rhythm Wheels


[White Paper] This white paper describes the challenges of setting appropriate lot sizes, the best practices companies can adopt to meet these challenges, and state-of-the-art analytical tools that optimize lot sizes and production cadences to balance the costs of changeovers… more →

Variability in High-Mix Manufacturing Environments


[White Paper] When starting down the path of implementing demand driven replenishment, manufacturers are rightly concerned about the level of variability in their environments. The cost of variability manifests itself in higher inventories and longer lead times, and the presence… more →