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Refining Raw Materials

By William T. Walker, CFPIM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, CIRM  January 2021 Download PDF Version Here. Coming off the Covid pandemic sometime in 2021 should cause us to refocus on the basic ideas underlying our supply chains. When I teach about multi-echelon supply chains at NYU, I rarely de...

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Is Conflict Good or Bad

By William T. Walker, CFPIM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, CIRM  November 2020 Download PDF Version Here. While teaching a class of undergraduates about Sales & Operations Planning, we got into a conversation about conflict resolution. We were discussing a scenario from my past centered on...

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Performance Measurement Starts with a Plan

By William T. Walker, CFPIM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, CIRM  October 2020 Download PDF Version Here. The raw material warehouse seemed full, and it was taking longer to put away the daily receipts. But raw material inventory normally turned so slowly that it was hard to convince folks that...

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Special K®

By William T. Walker, CFPIM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, CIRM  August 2020 Download PDF Version Here. For as long as I can remember my breakfast has been a cup of black coffee, a glass of orange juice, a bowl of Special K®, and a slice of toast.  “How boring”, you might...

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Customer Pricing and Delivery Upon Restarting a Business

By William T. Walker, CFPIM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, CIRM  July 2020 Download PDF Version Here. On a rainy Friday night, we decided to order pizza.  Our choices were curbside pickup or a “Contact Free” Grubhub delivery. Although more expensive, we decided on Grubhub̵...

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