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Service Supply Chain 101


Our subject matter experts often get asked to speak as guest lecturers at universities to share their knowledge about the service supply chain. We thought it might be good to offer a Service Supply Chain 101 here on our blog for students and those new to this, the “other supply chain.”

Service Supply Chain 1012023-06-20T16:21:50+00:00

Prophet Planning Analytics


Historically, Prophet's legacy reporting did a great job providing users with large exports of detailed data. Users had access to all of the details they needed to create their own pivot tables, charts and graphs to analyze data outside of Prophet.

Prophet Planning Analytics2024-06-05T17:13:31+00:00

Total Cost Optimization Part 3: Balancing All Operational Costs for a Cost Optimized Stocking Plan


In this final part of our exploration of total cost optimization, we bring these operational and inventory costs together to show that service level is better viewed as an output of an optimization rather than as a goal, as the right service level minimizes the combination of these costs.

Total Cost Optimization Part 3: Balancing All Operational Costs for a Cost Optimized Stocking Plan2024-06-05T17:15:01+00:00

When to Make the Switch


For decades, companies have focused on the finished goods supply chain. It is very important and contributes to a massive amount of revenue for any organization, but in the background, there has been another type of supply chain slowly growing, the service supply chain.

When to Make the Switch2021-06-28T19:15:45+00:00

Stop and Automate IIoT Actions!


With a flurry of the manufacturing supply chain trying to do more with less and coping with the varying degrees of a remote workforce, it’s critical to turn more to automation to lessen the load on individuals. The question is “…but at what cost?”

Stop and Automate IIoT Actions!2021-07-16T03:38:31+00:00

Achieve First-Time Fix


In this blog we recap our recent panel at the Field Service Virtual Summit 2020. The focus of the panel was to discuss the opportunities presented by efficient parts and supply chain management to improve customer satisfaction.

Achieve First-Time Fix2021-07-16T03:39:34+00:00
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