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Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

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It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

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An interview with Daniël van Gool at Peapod. It’s an exciting era for retail as companies continue to focus on creating and providing a great experience for their customers, while driving innovation and market share.

Summer Reading 2018: Top 6 Blogs on Supply Chain Analytics

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Want to avoid summer stagnation? To help you stay informed during the summer months and close the year with impact, we prepared a list of our most popular content for your reading and viewing pleasure.

Don’t risk falling behind: 3 things you can do to start mastering analytics

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In today’s business environment, you can’t remain competitive without mastering analytics. S till, most companies are “not very far” when it comes to implementing analytics and garnering benefits from data, as a recent survey from CSCMP suggests.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Why you don’t need perfect data to start implementing S&OP

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An interview with Boon Edam’s Aron Waas. Implementing Sales and Operations Planning has many benefits. To truly leverage it to improve business performance and predictability, you need to embark on a change management process and you need the right technology to self-enable your team.

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3 things supply chain leaders can do to leverage talent for the digital supply chain

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AIMMS has been active in the supply chain space for over 28 years. We’ve seen the evolution of the industry and its ongoing transformation , and have embarked on a transformation ourselves.

Optimizing the food industry: a conversation with UniSoma’s Luis Pinto

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The food supply chain is complex and challenging. Changing consumer preferences, rising competition and new technologies are compelling food companies to rethink their approach to supply chain management.

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How to make S&OP meetings a highlight in your team’s calendar

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Sales and Operations Plan ning has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. In fact, it’s become internalized to a degree that companies often have several (competing) S&OP pro cesses in different geographies & business units.

Why chemical companies need prescriptive analytics for S&OP

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The chemical industry is facing some powerful changes that are directly impacting revenues and margins. It’s also highly competitive. Everyone is trying to dominate their niche. This means chemical companies need to be adept at managing costs and profitability. But doing this ad hoc is too difficult.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

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

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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.

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Driving transformation in the postal Industry: Look at both culture and technology

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Declining letter volumes and parcel competition are serious challenges faced by postal companies. Having a competitive supply chain is key to thrive, and survive, in this environment. How can postal companies make headway?

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Is it time to finally retire your spreadsheets?

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal article , finance chiefs are cutting back on Excel because it hasn’t “kept up with the demands of contemporary corporate finance units.”

The next frontier: supply chain data architecture for your needs, not to feed the needs of numerous supply chain tech vendors

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Data overload and quality issues are common problems faced by all organizations. This makes it really difficult to start getting value out of data with analytics.

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Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Supply Chain Network Optimization Technology is Ripe for Disruption

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Something struck me after spending a few days in Phoenix at Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference. Supply Chain Network Optimization is key to running an efficient and profitable operation today.

5 Dysfunctions of Typical S&OP Systems and How to Overcome Them

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Sales & Operations planning has been around for 30 years. It was created initially by Oliver Wight and has become the standard procedure to improve business performance and predictability.

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Internet of Things (IOT), Cost-to-Serve, Segmentation and Supply Chain CoEs are unable to deliver promised business value without Prescriptive Analytics

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Gartner’s Hype Cycle for CSCOs is a valuable read for current and potential Supply Chain leaders. It brings together a long list of trends, enabling technologies, business frameworks and competencies that should be in your consideration set.

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters

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Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company with operations in more than 30 countries. The company started working with AIMMS and our implementation partner Districon in October 2015 to develop a Demand Aggregation tool.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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To succeed at digital transformation, teams need to be committed and self-enabled

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The digital age has just begun. We haven’t seen the full force of disruptive business and operating models and there is no doubt that many more will keep emerging. We are only beginning to see the impact that digital transformation will have on our human resources as well.

Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing

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What are companies looking for in supply chain network design technologies ? What works well, and what are the challenges? We commissioned Supply Chain Insights to conduct independent research about this topic and discussed the findings in a recent webinar.

Analytics for better decision making: removing the barriers for supply chain teams

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Reflections following the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in London . This month, our team had the pleasure to attend Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in London, a growing event that we’re always thrilled to participate in.

Is Prescriptive Analytics really going to disrupt how Supply Chains evolve?

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In a time when the term ‘disruptive’ is being over-used I find myself increasingly using the term when describing the impact of our product to clients and prospects.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

Why you don’t need perfect data to start implementing S&OP

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An interview with Boon Edam’s Aron Waas. As we wrote in a previous blog post , implementing Sales and Operations Planning has many benefits.

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Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization

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The adoption of advanced analytics has moved at a much slower pace in Asia Pacific compared to Europe or North America. There are innovative firms that are setting the standard for innovation and successful analytics adoption, but as Actionable Intelligence expert Keith B.

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Lora Cecere on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

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Interview with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights and Author of Supply Chain Metrics that Matter ( published December 2014 ). Lora Cecere is the founder and CEO of the research firm Supply Chain Insights.

3 Compelling Reasons to Start Using Prescriptive Analytics

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If you’ve read up on the latest topics in the field of data analysis, then you’ve probably encountered the term Prescriptive Analytics. Prescriptive Analytics is a type of Advanced Analytics that results in a recommended action.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Supply Chain Executives can’t have it all, here are 4 things they can aim for

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‘‘I want highly automated systems, a value chain network that optimizes my service and costs, the best talent available and the necessary predictability so that I can smartly invest in physical infrastructure.’’. It’s becoming clear that supply chain executives aren’t going to get all that they want.

Finally – A breakthrough alternative to spreadsheets for managing your Supply Chain

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For most enterprise companies, ERP has become a foundational infrastructure technology and a cost of doing business. However, many are finding that it is not the optimal technology for Supply Chain Planning and Optimization. This has led to usage of spreadsheets to help fill in the gaps.

The Impact of Demand Volatility and a Changing Technology Landscape on European Supply Chains

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A recent report by the ACE European Group identifies supply chains as of the biggest sources of concern for European businesses today.

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Papyrus embraces new planning process with Pharos, a central supply chain control tower application

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Papyrus, a leading European paper wholesaler, started using AIMMS in May 2014 to implement radical changes in its supply chain network and re-envision its forecasting, replenishment & supplier management workflow.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.