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Praxis solves the puzzle of seasonal product distribution

Praxis is a Do-It-Yourself brand in the Netherlands with a total of 140 stores and 1 webshop. Twenty-nine of these stores fall into the mega store category, with a surface of 5.000 – 8.000 m². …


Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part II)

Stores replenishment Sourcing and manufacturing lead times within the fashion industry can usually be anything from one to three months. As a consequence, optimizing the process of store replenishment requires accurate forecasts.Written by Dr. John Gattorna …


Flexibility requires a breakthrough

Recently I was faced with an ancient conflict at one of our customers. Both convinced of the importance of flexibility, Sales showed strong support for make-to-stock (MTS), whereas Operations fought for retaining make-to-order (MTO). The …


Survey Supply Chain Planning Software: Is Faster Better?

Supply Chain Insights launched a new survey about Supply Chain Planning Software. This study is about the implementation of supply chain planning. A great implementation of supply chain planning reduces operational risk by allowing companies …


The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence

The world of consultancy is a relatively private one, not least because of the confidential nature of the relationships between consulting firms and their clients. Some of the big-named consultancies have been increasingly in the …

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