Supply Chain Blog

Optimization Intelligence for Supply Chain
Logistics and Planning Professionals

Author Archives: Ted Francisco

Ted Francisco

About Ted Francisco

Ted Francisco is a Senior Business Development Executive at AIMMS

No chicken, no gravy, no customers – KFC’s planning woes are entirely preventable

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Leave a reply

Supply Chain Brief Best Article KFC, a fast food favorite, made headlines last month for suffering a chicken shortage that brought 900 restaurants in the UK to a halt. Recently, the chain announced it was suffering from a gravy shortage as well. Not ideal for a chicken restaurant. No chicken and no gravy mean no customers. The whole debacle could have cost Yum! Brands Inc., KFC’s Parent company, up to £1m in losses per day. Not to mention a PR crisis that, despite a cheeky apology, will follow the company for years to come. What went wrong?

Continue reading »

This entry was posted in analytics, supply chain design, Supply chain optimization on by .

Why I joined AIMMS

Posted on March 07, 2018 by Leave a reply

Supply Chain Brief Best ArticleFor three decades now I have been helping my clients with their Supply Chain questions….I have seen a lot of change along my journey. Some of my early projects included initiatives like helping large retailers transform from a pure paper-based operation inside their 4 walls to a first-generation Warehouse Management System (WMS). I also helped my clients with Sales & Operations Planning and with Distribution Network Design and Transportation Optimization Projects, to name just a few. In the past, all of these projects shared a few common traits including long, tedious and expensive implementations involving small armies of consultants. It would take a long time and a lot of money before businesses could see improvement. That is not the case any longer. Today, I am happy to say that I am still helping clients make better decisions. The big difference is AIMMS. Today, with our Agile approach and extremely cost-effective cloud native technology, my clients are using our software in a matter of days to improve their business.

Continue reading »

This entry was posted in AIMMS, analytics, Optimization, Supply chain optimization on by .
  • Sign up

  • Banner 200x200
  • Banner 200x200
  • Customer Reviews

  • Review AIMMS on G2 Crowd
  • Recent Posts

  • Supply Chain Brief
  • Categories

  • Google Analytics