Category: Supply Chain Management

December 1, 2020
How MetaExpert David Helped Optimize a Distribution Center Layout

Situation A multi-billion-dollar machinery manufacturer was facing significant space constraints during peak business periods. The main distribution center’s limitations were negatively impacting on-time delivery, inventory accuracy, and overall profitability of the organization. The manufacturer needed help with employing improvements that would improve efficiency. These improvements are required to efficiently handle all portions of the business […]

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November 29, 2020
See How MetaExpert Zeynep Saved a Telecommunications Company Over $5M

Situation A telecommerce software company needed help with the implementation and infrastructure of a new software. They needed help because they were experiencing tough delivery and little transparency with their current implementation process. The organization was losing trust that this new software implementation was going to be successful, since a lot of time had passed […]

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October 19, 2020
How MetaExpert Frank Helped an Automotive Company Save $241,000

Situation An automotive company using a transmission reaction shell wanted to increase demand to 6600 per week. This number was possible based on the quoted cycle time of all operations. Unfortunately, the last operation of high-speed balancing was over the projected cycle time by 40%. The reaction shells were out of balance by 45g more […]

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August 26, 2020
Control your Supply Chain PROFIT

Supply Chain operations has always been a “necessary evil” within the confines of the business world.  While sales dominate most discussions in the business world (unless there is a problem with the supply chain), making sure that you maintain your Supply Chain PROFIT will allow you to increase your company profits by way of improving […]

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August 18, 2020
See How MetaExpert Charlie Achieved an 11x Increase in ROI

Situation A Halloween apparel company needed help in implementing cost improvements within their supply chain operations. The company manufactures and ships over 90% of their Halloween costumes in Big Box retail stores. They needed to improve cost and time within their operations from factory to customer delivery. The area that needed the most help was […]

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April 10, 2020
MetaExpert Joe Uses Teamwork to Solve Order Fulfillment Problems

Situation MetaExperts Joe was brought on board to help a large lead-acid battery manufacturer suffering from conflicting planning, organizational consensus, and performance gaps. He determined that the main issues stemmed from: Differing objectives and forecasts between Sales, Finance and Supply Chain  Performance gaps were not readily identified and addressed Risks were not consistently identified and […]

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February 12, 2020
Supply Chain Horror Stories Part II

This post offers Part 2 of a two-part series about some anecdotal scenarios where some of the main principles of supply chain management are demonstrated. While real-life can be much more complicated than these anecdotal stories, the lessons are clear. Lesson 6: Bottlenecks exist, and they may cause supply chain issues through no fault of […]

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January 30, 2020
Supply Chain Horror Stories Part I

We all learn from our mistakes. But it's always better to learn from the mistakes of others. The following short supply chain stories each have something to help the Supply Chain Manager. Lesson 1: Priorities differ – a disaster for one business can be a success for another. One of the most pressing decisions supply […]

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April 2, 2019
Is Your Company Ready to Adopt Industry 4.0?

In a recent survey, 76% of manufacturers said they would increase their investment and use of smart devices or embedded intelligent into the manufacturing processes within the next few years. In the same survey, 66% of the manufacturing CEOs expect to increase profitability through the use of new technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) […]

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