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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.

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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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.

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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What is a Good Level of Forecast Accuracy?

Download a complimentary copy of this RELEX eBook and learn why this common question might not be the right one to ask.

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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Need Robust and Flexible Supply Chain Analytics? Build your own Apps

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My takeaways from Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016. Apps have come to define the way we work and live in many ways. We have cars with A pps , watches running A pps , TVs that operate with A pps …as the phrase goes “There’s an App for That.”

AIMMS Sponsors the 18th Annual Supply Chain & Logistics Summit in Barcelona

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Last week, part of our EMEA team (Christophe, Marcel and Kim) attended the Supply Chain & Logistics Summit as a sponsor for the fifth consecutive time. The conference took place in Barcelona.

9 Apps in 2 Days: Business App Development Acceleration

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An Interview with Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh Autoliners. Christian Olsen. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh, a leading global shipping company specializing in vehicle transportation services.

Tech -Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations Are Transforming the Trucking Industry

Trucking may be notoriously conservative and slow to change, but all signs point to a major technological shift. This report explores this transformation, with an eye on what's coming down the pike in the near and long term.

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.

Brexit: 5 Things Supply Chain Leaders Should Consider to Prepare for its Impact

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The Brexit is a reality and with it, companies in Europe are facing even more uncertainty than before. There is serious concern that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will bring further destabilization and economic risks. How will it impact your supply chain and your bottom line?

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.

Through the Hype Cycle: Exploring the Many Applications of AIMMS Technology in Supply Chain Planning

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As you may have heard, AIMMS was recently featured in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning (SCP). The Hype Cycle is a great resource for Supply Chain and IT leaders.

An interview with Norm Jerome: BP

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I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Norm Jerome, a longtime AIMMS customer. It was great to learn about how AIMMS is used in the BP Petrochemical businesses and how it has been adopted by more and more end-users across the business. Here is a summary of that interview.

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The Value of Supply Chain Planning in Process Manufacturing

Supply Chain Planning (SCP) is enormously important to those process manufacturers that aspire to differentiated performance -- not just large enterprise businesses but companies of all sizes.

Highlights from the European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

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AIMMS CMO Patrick van Gent at the European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit. The European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit has established itself as one of the largest conferences in the industry.

What Your Company Needs to Succeed in Today’s Retail Landscape

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It’s no mystery that some of the world’s largest retail chains are struggling to survive. Walmart is closing a record number of stores (269) in the U.S. and abroad this year. Trusted names like Sears, J.C. Penny, and Gap have also lost their momentum.

Getting Production Scheduling Right

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How the right production schedule enables fast, profitable decision making at Nampak. Precise means being exact, accurate and careful about details. The difference between good and great.

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

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.

A Practical Guide to Setting Up a Supply Chain Analytics Center of Excellence

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It comes as no surprise that business and supply chain leaders are seeking new approaches to get ahead in the analytics age. Implementing an analytics strategy, and in particular implementing prescriptive analytics, can significantly improve revenues and drive down costs.

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.

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.

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.

How to support your S&OP and IBP Process with Modeling and Optimization

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Source: Oliver Wight. Optimization is a form of advanced analytics that helps you solve complex decision problems that involve conflicting objectives and constraints, enabling you to make the best use of your business’ limited resources.

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.

Keith B. Carter on The Path to Actionable Intelligence

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Big data, analytics, BI…Everyone in business today has heard these terms at some point, and yet the path to analytics-driven business improvement remains somewhat elusive. We spoke with Keith B.

Highlights from Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015

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This month, I had the pleasure of attending Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix. The theme of the event was “ The Art of Supply Chain: Creative Solutions for the Next Generation.” Its agenda included over 60 sessions covering the full spectrum of supply chain—from strategy and planning to distribution and logistics. In almost every way this is a large and very professionally run conference with over 1500 attendees, everything you would expect from a Gartner event.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

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.

Getting Up to Speed on Business Analytics at INFORMS

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This was my first INFORMS Business Analytics conference and I was not sure what to expect. Looking at the agenda beforehand it looked like it would be a great opportunity to learn how companies spanning across many verticals were using analytics to make an impact and drive value.

What is Storytelling with Data and How Can You Master it? Get Tips from Cole Nussbaumer Knafflic

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This month, we’re hosting a Data Visualization webinar with bestselling author Cole Nussbaumer Knafflic. Cole wrote the popular book “ Storytelling with Data ” and is also known for her blog.

Is there a compelling reason to implement analytics & optimization? STEP 1 – Prove the bridge is on fire

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Cambie Bridge, foggy by colink. on Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/gSz4iw. p/gSz4iw. A European department store, very well-known and led by one of the most iconic figures in the retail industry was undergoing a major shift.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Catch up on Supply Chain Analytics news with our Summer Reading List

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The first half of this year has flown by and for many of us, it’s time for a much needed vacation. We’ve put together a new reading (and watch) list for this summer to help you gather some refreshing ideas as you gear up to plan for 2018.

AIMMS Featured in IT Subway Map of European Supply Chain Software Providers

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Choosing a supply chain software vendor can be a long and tedious process. You need to make sure the software has the right capabilities, that you have the right people on board to truly leverage it and that it will support and not hinder your processes.

Top 5 posts from our Supply Chain Blog in 2016

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As we step into 2017, we took some time to reflect on the most popular posts on our Supply Chain blog last year. T rending topics included S&OP, Prescriptive Analytics, Supply Chain Optimization, Supply Chain Centers of Excellence and Supply Chain Analytics.

AIMMS in 2016: what’s in store for this year

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2015 was a very exciting year for AIMMS. We welcomed many new customers, resulting in a 40% increase in revenue growth. We also grew as a team and have expanded to a new office in The Netherlands. I’m happy to say that 2016 looks even more promising!

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.