Manufacturing journalist TR Cutler is taking a deep dive in how manufacturers pragmatically optimize supply chains. According to Cutler, manufacturers have been implementing supply chain optimization systems since the early 90’s, but these systems often have challenges because the real world is anything but certain. Three major pain points are plaguing sales and operations include the fact that sale people cannot give customers accurate order promise dates in real-time while planners cannot optimally allocate inventory to orders to prioritize shipments. Planners want to apply different business rules in the beginning of a quarter, like prioritizing on-time delivery, versus the end of the quarter, where orders with more revenue are more important.
Order promising and scheduling applications for manufacturers must enable automated lookups across multi-line order quotes. Solutions must include web-based user interfaces for performing the order promising and scheduling queries using available-to-promise (ATP) logic, as well as a scalable backend infrastructure to synchronize inventory reservations with ERP order data. Real-time order promising and scheduling is enabling a predictive supply chain.
About TR Cutler, Inc.
Thomas R. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (www.trcutlerinc.com), the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the founding of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, which now has more than 7,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. He maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler is passionate about expanding the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.
The hot topics impacting the industrial and distribution sector for 2019 include employee engagement, retention, customer service, robotics, Industry 4.0, Big Data, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), mobile technology solutions, inventory control, procurement solutions, warehouse solutions at the distribution, warehouse, and 3PL levels. Manufacturing material flow, Fork Truck Free transformations, global real-time actionable data, along with lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Digital Visual Management. Cutler is particularly focused on the growing role of Women in Manufacturing (at the C-Suite and on the plant floor). Cutler expects the interaction of manufacturing, logistics, last mile delivery issues to permeate the media conversation over the next year.
Cutler has authored more than 7,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 4000 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler.
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