A tale or two

A Tale or Two


John Ballantyne has a large collection of true stories from his 43 years in the industry. Visit this page each month and you will find a new story!

"A Special Treat for a Rainy Day"

Jim Callaghan was a wisened Inventory Management practitioner who had taken a liking to the new, young, Materials Manager promoted over his head during the implementation of the MRP system.

The system was 18 months down the track from go-live and everything had gone well. The management, however, were getting anxious about inventory ...Click to read more



"Factory in a Bottle"
In 2006 Tyco Electronic Energy Division commissioned JBMS to develop a new process for making their cable tensioning device known as "Heliform".

The design brief was to build a process that could be packed into a 20ft container!
(The project has become known as "the factory in a bottle")....Click to read more

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No Bloody Algorithm

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S&OP Failure

A Chicken & Egg Issue
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A Tale or Two

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Factory in a bottle

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