Author Archive for Fabrizio Brasca

Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. That applies to supply chain operations as well. If we don’t learn from what is happening day-by-day in our supply chains, we are doomed to repeat disconnected planning processes that lead to mismatches between supply and demand. These mismatches are costly and can lead to service problems such as out-of-stocks and over-stocks.

But with fires to fight every day it’s… Continue reading

We have all seen it. We have all heard it. Perhaps many, or most of us, have even participated in the ongoing debate over which is more critical; transportation planning or transportation execution? Some trivialize planning as something generic and focus on the hard realities of execution. Others advocate the basic principle that a better plan leads to improved execution. In typical Canadian fashion, I would argue that the answer… Continue reading

In my last Logistics Viewpoints commentary, I shared with you some of the experiences I acquired over my many years of traveling around the world. The commentary was very well received, so this time around I thought I would do something similar but looking over a span of time instead of distance.

A week or so ago I completed my 19th year at JDA Software. I… Continue reading

Categories : Guest Commentary, Transportation
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I am fortunate. The supporting facts behind this blanket statement are gleefully numerous, but for the purposes of a blog focused on transportation and logistics, I am going to whittle it down to the cumulative opportunities I have had to fly, quite literally, around the world and see a multitude of logistics challenges and best practices. From Greenville, South Carolina to Guangzhou, China, I have witnessed incredible challenges… Continue reading

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In my previous guest commentary on the evolution of transportation management, Driving Value from a Transportation Management Center: Think Global, Act Local,  I discussed how transportation best practices were evolving from more rigid, centralized control towers to more flexible and collaborative Transportation Management Centers (TMC). The TMC merges technology, organization and processes to establish a set of services leveraging the scale and efficiency of consolidated network planning… Continue reading