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Key Principles for Implementing MEIO to Cope With Supply Chain Variability

Published: 23 September 2016

ID: G00298549

Analyst(s): Tim Payne

Summary

More global, complex supply chains are driving the need for multiechelon inventory optimization. CSCOs considering MEIO can use this research to understand how to reduce inventory by creating a better balance between supply and demand and to support supply chain segmentation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Create a Strong Foundation Before Implementing MEIO
  • Start With a Pilot Focused on Finished Goods
  • Focus on Optimize Planning, Followed by Configure and Respond Planning Categories
  • Link MEIO With S&OP to Ensure Business Input and Buy-In

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