A few weeks back I went into my local warehouse store to get a few items. I headed back to the food section and immediately noticed empty pallets where water for sale normally was found. At the end of the row a forklift had just placed a pallet of water which was being picked clean. I took a case of water and then another, even though I had 2 cases at home. I thought about other “essentials” and headed over to get toilet paper, nothing but empty pallets. I had a case at home so I didn’t worry too much about the warehouse store being out. Other shoppers were being silly and panicking, not me. The next week, as news reports blasted the airwaves with news of vast supply chain disruptions, I lined up with a few hundred people to get more toilet paper. An hour and a half later we entered the same warehouse store. There at the entrance was a sign with a list of several items they were out of, cleaned out by panic. I got my case of toilet tissue that day and added it to another already in storage, just in case.Continue reading “Supply Chain Management – Be Proactive and Agile”
Willard Wayman is a Practice Manager in the Supply Chain Management practice for Apps Associates. He operates as a Solution Architect responsible for application solution design and overall delivery of our SCM projects. He has over 25 years of experience working with the Oracle SCM apps.