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Rethinking Supply Chains

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guided presentation on Elucidate that explains the 
problems without it, the opportunities it offers and 
the changes required to improve.
Case Study: How Replenishing Inventory by Pulling it thru the Supply Chain increases profits

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Secrets Hidden in Plain Sight

In our contemporary world of Big Data, political correctness and endemic obesity, if you are aware of something counterintuitive, it can be openly discussed and clearly visible without attracting broad attention.  However, the relative security of an overt secret will vary with the times.  By Henry Fitzhugh Camp, September 2, 2015

Profit’s Three-Legged Stool

What must a company do to become and remain profitable?  By: Henry Fitzhugh Camp, March 27, 2015

The Four Principles of Flow

A distillation of the core of Eli Goldratt's wonderful article "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants".  I think you will find this simple and powerful, as well as accessible.   By: Henry Fitzhugh Camp  September 8, 2013

When Flow Doesn't

How come work gets stalled?  And why doesn't it get going again?  By Henry Fitzhugh Camp, December 29, 2012

Reliable High Returns Require Low Risk

How we are investing in our own operational ability to create a decisive competitive edge, capitalize on it in large enough markets without exhausting our resources and while undertaking less risk.  By Henry Fitzhugh Camp, February 23, 2012

Happy Gold Anniversary Little’s Law

A VERY quick way to get faster production and more profits from a factory or any other system.  By: Henry Fitzhugh Camp, November 14, 2011

The Engines of Disharmony

If your culture is positive, it is despite Engines of Disharmony that result in turnover, getting less done, sub-optimization and a degree of dissatisfaction at all levels.  On June 8, 2009, Eli Goldratt wrote the following letter which is powerfully applicable to all of us.  IDEA attacks these engines directly converting them into Engines of Harmony!  by: Henry Fitzhugh Camp,  September 25, 2011

Connectedness and Deming

Thanks to Mark Stanley who sent this corroborating explanation from Dr. W. Edwards Deming pointing out the tight congruence between my Connectedness and Deming's Interdependence.  Labor Day 2011

Retail Explosion

We coined the name "SmartProducts" to mean products that seem to know how to never run out on the shelf without ever being in surplus either.  Demand Pull, TOC Replenishment, Consumer Driven Stocking, Retail Flow, whatever you call it, it drives profits by making sure consumers get what they came for and does so in a way that both reduces investment and increases available shelf space.

Here is a link to a blog about this phenomenal opportunity to blow sales and profits through the roof fast.  It is beautifully written by Lisa Ferguson, PhD of Illuminutopia.  http://bit.ly/pSIrbW

Connectedness

Mankind's problem is trying to nicely arrange individual pebbles, not perceiving them as parts of a boulder.             By: Henry Fitzhugh Camp, August 29, 2011

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