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Uwe Goehring
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SAP Mentor, supply chain management enthusiast. Advocate for science as a basis to optimize the SAP supply chain. Active in Europe and North America. Sailboater, private pilot, motorbiker. At home in Tribeca, NYC.
SAP Mentor, supply chain management enthusiast. Advocate for science as a basis to optimize the SAP supply chain. Active in Europe and North America. Sailboater, private pilot, motorbiker. At home in Tribeca, NYC.

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What's the Difference between a Buffer and a Shock Absorber?
Lately, in industry publications and social networks, you can read a lot about shock absorbers. Apparently, they’ve been replacing and complementing buffers in supply chains… at least in theory. Not wanting to get into anybody’s conversations but I do have ...
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Who needs a rough-cut capacity check anyway?
Just recently I was
visiting with a manufacturing company that builds parts for the automotive
industry. It’s a repetitive business and they use Make To Order and Make To
Stock strategies. The problem is that there is a humongous backlog, because
there isn’...
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Takt-based scheduling? Yes, but just not really…
Takt is a German word. It’s used in the music world. A conductor uses a baton primarily to regulate the tempo of the music. So why would we use takt to schedule production? Well… maybe to regulate the tempo of production? I see managers everywhere, trying t...
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A Perspective on Supply Chain Optimization
For a long time there
has been a search for the perfect planning system. I have been looking for it
too but after many years of trying, I've come to the conclusion that such a
thing only exists for very specific situations. What I mean by that is that as
we...
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Working ON the system instead of IN the system
As we're optimizing inventories, implement new production scheduling methods or improve our forecasting, we're working in or on a system... a system where individual parts make up a whole and feedback loops and certain dynamics take place. What defines a sy...
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Capacity Planning with SAP
Working for more than 20 years with companies from many different industries, I took a stab at writing down my thoughts on how SAP's functionality might help to make more sense out of production scheduling. Capacity planning, sequencing, leveling and schedu...
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Why do you sacrifice yourself to save the safety stock?
Here is something I never understood: why do so many people plan without the safety stock? I know... everybody claims to use it when its needed but until then you have introduced a kazillion rescheduling messages, new order proposals and canceled purchase o...
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