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    Utilize a resource to help reduce the cost of your student loan debt. ASCM members will receive an additional 0.20% rate discount when refinancing through Laurel Road. Members who are cosigners on a student loan can also use this benefit.

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Thinking Supply Chain Blog

  • Mismanaged waste causes hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest people to die each year, according to a recent article in The Guardian. Many of these deaths are easily preventable, particularly those that stem from the dangers of discarded plastic.
  • “In the first three months of 2019, employees got so much more work done that they smashed productivity forecasts,” writes Alexia Fernández Campbell for Vox Media. “That’s great for businesses (they earn more money) and for the economy (GDP grows faster). The problem is that companies aren’t rewarding their employees for the extra hard work.”
  • African Swine Fever (ASF) has been responsible for the deaths of countless domestic pigs.

Upcoming ASCM Events

Introducing the Digital Capabilities Model (DCM) for Supply Networks
December 11, 2019 | Webinar
1 pm - 2 pm CST

Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Visualizing Possibilities
January 23, 2020 | Webinar
1 pm - 2 pm CST

Sales and Operations Planning - Chicago
February 12, 2020 | Seminar
9 am - 5 pm CST

Sales and Operations Planning Workshop - Chicago
February 13, 2020 | Seminar
9 am - 5 pm CST

Principles of Demand Management - Chicago
March 17, 2020 | Seminar
9 am - 5 pm CST

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  • Hi Arpan, While your sales forecast is inevitable for planning your production and raw materials inventory, historical sales and material usage will also need to be considered particularly when your forecasts are inaccurate. For parts with long leadtime, ...

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