Articles by Jim Panos
Jim Panos is a senior supply chain and information technology executive with industry and top-tier consulting experience leading transformation for consumer products and pharmaceutical companies. He most recently worked with the Groupe Danone in the U.S. (The Dannon Company) as Director of Strategic Programs, where he successfully led the implementation of Integrated Business Planning for the North American dairy unit. Prior to this he was a Partner at Accenture, where he directed supply chain and technology transformation programs for global consumer goods and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
The conventional wisdom on inventory management is that centralising inventory in a single place will lower inventory levels (primarily safety stock levels). While this is true in some cases, when certain criteria are met, the reality might be quite different. First, in order for the inventory levels to be lowered at all, the products that are stored at the central warehouse must be sold at in...Full Article »Events of Interest