Industry Week Magazine and supply chain technology vendor Kinaxis sponsor an ongoing educational series that is termed the Manufacturing Business Challenge.  Each monthly edition of this e-newsletter is exclusively devoted to exploring one specific manufacturing business challenge – and how experts would solve the problem.

This author was invited to respond to the September challenge which involves a printer manufacturer experiencing high customer demand but also overall growth of all sorts of inventory.  The challenge for this high tech manufacturer is to reduce supply-chain inventory while improving customer leadtimes and lowering costs.  You can view the situation and my response here.