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About Vishnu Rayapeddi

Vishnu Rayapeddi is a Lean Manufacturing & Supply Chain Operations Specialist, who works as a volunteer Executive Committee Member of NZPICS, the only Premier Channel Partner of APICS in New Zealand. NZPICS Offers the following courses in Supply Chain in affiliation with APICS: CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management, CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) and Principles of Operations Management, which is a fully customizable solution to businesses. Vishnu also is a leading contributor on Flevy of Lean Six Sigma training materials, which can be found here.

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Inventory Management. How to Do It Right.

Editor’s Note: Vishnu Rayapeddi is a recognized pioneer of Lean Management and founder of Productivity Solutions.   You can view all of his Supply Chain training materials on Flevy here. * * * * For accountants “inventory is an asset” and it is shown that way on balance sheets! Is inventory really an asset? Inventory is an […]

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Lean Thinking for the Office and Admin Areas

Editor’s Note: Vishnu Rayapeddi is a recognized pioneer of Lean Management and founder of Productivity Solutions.   For a more in-depth discussion on this topic, take a look at this 118-slide training course.  You can view all of his Supply Chain training materials on Flevy here. * * * * This discussion relates to both Lean […]

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Do You Have a Real Supply Chain Strategy?

Editor’s Note: Vishnu Rayapeddi is a recognized pioneer of Lean Management and founder of Productivity Solutions.   You can view all of his Supply Chain training materials on Flevy here. * * * * Supply chain strategy.  What is it?  Many might think that there is no distinction in perception between supply chain management and supply chain […]

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Attaining Supply Chain Excellence with Sales & Operations Planning

Editor’s Note: Vishnu Rayapeddi is a recognized pioneer of Lean Management and founder of Productivity Solutions.  He is the author of the S&OP Workshop Presentation on Flevy.   You can view all of his Supply Chain training materials on Flevy here. * * * * Do the following represent a typical day in your work life? Nothing goes […]

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Supply Chain Excellence: Excellence through Lean Thinking!

Editor’s Note: Vishnu Rayapeddi is a recognized pioneer of Lean Management and founder of Productivity Solutions.  He is the author of the popular Supply Chain Fundamentals 5-modules series on Flevy.   You can view all of his Supply Chain and Lean training materials on Flevy here. * * * * In my previous article, I briefly introduced the […]

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Supply Chain Excellence begins with Understanding the Supply Chain

Whenever we ask what supply chain is, we get different answers depending who we ask. Some say it is planning and purchasing; or procurement; and some say inventory management; and some others may say it is logistics management. Yes, all these correct answers. But, there is much more! According to APICS (Association for Operations & Supply […]

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