Entropy Busters® Series
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Volume 2 | Number 8 | August 2019

For those who have known me for years, you know that Entropy Busters® is a phrase I routinely use to explain business processes that have broken down while simultaneously revealing what is needed to sustain best practices. … read more

Entropy Busters® Series
Three Summer Vacation Lessons that help you succeed in life and in business

Volume 2 | Number 8 | August 2019

As many of you know, I’m an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer. When I need to recharge or re-energize my mind and soul, diving is my therapy of choice. We just recently returned from 2 weeks in French Polynesia. It was an absolutely magnificent trip, however; it did not start that way … read more

Art Koch's Profit Chain™ Series
Why Waste a Perfectly Good Recession?

Volume 2 | Number 7 | July 2019

Lately, much has been written about the impending economic downturn and the need to recession-proof your business.. … read more

Art Koch's Profit Chain™ Series
Supply Chain Management is alive and well!

Volume 2 | Number 6 | June 2019

I liken this article to the mid 1980’s and the push for “Lights Out” manufacturing. Are they shouting from the same roof top? Have not educators and professionals alike learned that lights out manufacturing has an extremely limited application. And here they are sounding the same horn. … read more

Art Koch's Profit Chain™ Series
Notre-Dame | Boeing 737 MAX | Leadership

Volume 2 | Number 5 | May 2019

The dust has settled on two defining disasters of 2019 (and possibly the decade): the Notre-Dame fire and Boeing 737 MAX crashes. What should we learn from these tragedies, and why are we always destined to repeat the mistakes of history?" … read more

Art Koch's Profit Chain™ Series

Volume 2 | Number 4 | April 2019

I organize plant tours for a client's leadership team. The purpose of the tour is to help the team recognize different areas of operation and supply chain management and how those areas affect the operating agenda and financials." … read more

Inventory Carrying Cost: A Total Cost

Volume 2 | Number 3 | March 2019

We have been talking about improvements to inventory velocity. So far everything has sounded very straightforward. Then why are we not all achieving world class results? What are some of the barriers? … read more

MRP as Push Processes

Volume 2 | Number 2 | February 2019

This month let's talk about increasing inventory velocity. Have you ever wondered why you can’t achieve the reduction anticipated? As leaders we need to develop the ability to see decoupled processes within the supply chain.  One such area is the relationship of MRP and pull systems … read more

Inventory Is Evil™

Volume 2 | Number 1 | January 2019

Today let's think about why inventory is evil!. One of my top priorities is helping clients understand why inventory is evil, getting their organization to reframe views on inventory and its cost to organization and customer service. … read more

Entropy Busters®

Volume 1 | Number 5 | December 2018

My passion is helping clients – Reshape and Transform their Supply Chain Management Strategy, Design, and shifting their paradigms on process sustainability. I utilize my Entropy Busters®, Inventory Is Evil!, and Unlock the Art of Change methodologies to achieve sustainable results. Improving Customer Service, while Increasing Inventory Velocity and profitability. Let's discuss my Entropy Busters™ methodology. One of your top priorities needs to be the elimination of Entropy within your Supply Chain … read more

The Zero Unemployment Effect

Volume 1 | Number 4 | November 2018

What is zero unemployment? Is your organization prepared for the potential long-term effects of zero unemployment? Let’s start with the definition: the condition in which virtually all who are able and willing to work are employed. … read more

Rationalizing the Enterprise

Volume 1 | Number 3 | October 2018

Article after article has been written about the advantages of complexity reduction and what should be done. However, too often there is little focus on the root cause of entropy creeping into the enterprise.
A recent Forbes article outlines the seven steps to reduce complexity. Each step mentioned addresses the symptoms of the illness and not the disease … read more

The Elegance of Simplicity

Volume 1 Number 2 | September 2018

It was just last month when Apple Computers passed the market value of $1 Trillion. How did they become the 1st company with a trillion-dollar valuation? For me, it has been Steve Jobs and now Tim Cook’s, relentless focus on simplicity, the understanding it will not be easy and the tenacity to achieve their vision … read more

Your Supply Chain Organization

Volume 1 | Number 1 | August 2018

Whether as a Senior Leader or Team Member, do you ever wonder why the team is not meeting targets or performing at desired expectations?
The key is envisioning where the organization needs to be at in 3, 5 or 7 years and building the team around the necessary skills and core competencies. … read more