Shortage Mitigation Revisited

How Lytica became a unique analytics company: Part 22 I have been thinking about shortages again and how one might improve their supply situation in these difficult times. In July, I posted a blog to scmroundtable.com titled “Shortages: Three Extreme Mitigation Approaches” where I suggested things that are somewhat “outside-the-box” for normal sourcing but not so when viewed in an environment of extreme scarcity of material. Today, I have another thought that may help some of you and have created...

Ken, your engine is revving a lot of RPMs!

How Lytica became a unique analytics company: Part 20 This blog’s title is an email quote from a customer trying the extreme shortages mitigation approaches outlined in my last blog. He was surprised by the number of alternatives we tabled for him. This individual is one of the best supply chain professionals I know. He works for one of our clients in the Bay area and has worked for a number of industry leading telecom and computer companies. I can guarantee...

What happened to my job?

HOW LYTICA BECAME A UNIQUE ANALYTICS COMPANY: PART 10 I am in verification purgatory! I use the term purgatory not because of any religious affiliation but because it fits, it allows for hope. In Roman Catholic doctrine, it is a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven. While the terms sinners and sins don’t really fit my reality, the terms suffering and going to heaven do –...