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Why Supply Chain Design Tools Are Now Essential To Boost Resilience

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Evaluating Network Design Options for your Supply Chain Consulting Business? Here’s why you should consider AIMMS

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Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Materials shortages , demand fluctuations and plan t closures have led many organizations to revisit their supplier relationships, as well as distribution and production locations.

IBP Scenario Modeling for Recovery, Restructuring and Resilience

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Today’s business reality is constantly shifting. Organizations that are running an IBP process right now are in a better position than others to deal with this uncertainty. Those that also leverage scenarios in IBP are even better prepared to deal with the supply chain shocks caused by COVID-19.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

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Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

Responding to Supply Chain Disruption Amid COVID-19

AIMMS

Just like you, we’re taking the news day by day and continuously brainstorming ways to serve our community. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on our lives, the kind we have not seen in centuries.

Bottom Line: What is the ROI of Supply Chain Network Design Software?

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We often get asked what kind of return on investment you should expect to see when using our network design technology. Like others in our peer group, we often find ourselves sharing a range based on results typically seen in the market.

7 Pitfalls of Stalled IBP Initiatives and How to Overcome Them

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Integrated Business Planning (IBP), as defined by its creators at Oliver Wight , is “the business planning process that extends the principles of S&OP throughout the end-to-end supply chain, product, service and customer portfolios, customer demand and strategic planning, to deliver one seamless management process.”

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How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

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As the Coronavirus outbreak develops into a pandemic, people and businesses alike are feel ing its ripple effects. Manufacturers like Hyundai are experiencing a shortage of components that threaten s to halt production.

Why Should You Combine Data Science and Modeling When Assessing Your Risk Management?

Speaker: Dr. Ken Fordyce, Solutions Director, Supply Chain and Advanced Analytics at Arkieva

COVID-19 direct and ancillary events have put risk management and rapid intelligent response (RIR), or sense and respond (SAR), front and center in the supply chain world. Join this incredible webinar with Dr. Ken Fordyce, Solutions Director, Supply Chain and Advanced Analytics at Arkieva, and learn about the ongoing challenge of implementing RIR to improve organizational performance with better decisions.

3 Techniques You Can Use Now to Add Resilience to Your Supply Chain

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3 Ways to Make your Operational Execution More Robust with S&OE

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2020 was full of surprises. Many companies struggled to link longer term plans with unexpected short term supply and demand issues. With increasing disruptions and uncertainty, teams need a way to continuously monitor and balance demand and supply in order to fine-tune operations.

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Leveraging Scenario Planning for S&OP Decision Support

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Sales and Operations Planning has become the preferred method to facilitate clear and formal communication between the demand and supply sides of a business.

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3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

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2020 seemed a world away just a few years ago and yet, here we are. This promises to be a very eventful year. What’s on the horizon for supply chain professionals? Here are three trends to consider. . Sustainability on the agenda.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Gartner Research: 3 Trends Shaping Future Supply Chains

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Frequently Asked Questions about S&OE

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This is a guest entry by Sander van Lokven, General Manager at Districon Solutions North America, an AIMMS implementation partner. Districon is a consulting company that brings the power of optimization and analytics closer to supply chain processes.

Spending too much time on data crunching, not enough on resilient planning decisions? You’re not alone.

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Supply chain data is critical to the planning function. Our recent Planning Maturity Assessment shows that 4 5 % of organizations are satisfied with their data quality, to some degree. 31% a neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. 21 % are dissatisfied , and 3% are very dissatisfied.

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Selecting new software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle

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When it comes to network design, you can’t just set it and forget it anymore. Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. They react swiftly to changing business conditions and customer needs. They scale quickly when there’s opportunity for growth.

What Supply Chain Leaders Keep Getting Wrong

Speaker: Nader Mikhail, CEO and Founder of Elementum

Stop the insanity and get your operations in order. Eliminate the one-offs, the firefighting, and the finger-pointing. Get the fundamentals rocking, so your operations can meet their full potential. After all, the best engine in the world is useless with four flat tires. Join this amazing webinar with Nader Mikhail, CEO of Elementum, to discuss why you should never have to worry about the basics again.

3 Ways to Make your Operational Execution More Robust with S&OE

AIMMS

2020 was full of surprises. Many companies struggled to link longer term plans with unexpected short term supply and demand issues. With increasing disruptions and uncertainty, teams need a way to continuously monitor and balance demand and supply in order to fine-tune operations.

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Most Supply Chain Professionals Believe their Planning Process is Only Somewhat Effective

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These are trying times for supply chain planners. The effects of COVID-19 are unlike anything we have seen in recent decades. Disruption abounds, and as Lora Cecere writes , “ the only constant will be surprise.”

Bottom Line: What is the ROI of Supply Chain Network Design Software?

AIMMS

We often get asked what kind of return on investment you should expect to see when using our network design technology. Like others in our peer group, we often find ourselves sharing a range based on results typically seen in the market.

Intelligence…Sometimes Artificial

AIMMS

When it comes to intelligence in decision making, it’s our differences in experiences and attitudes that make our businesses evolve in a diverse manner. There are often many ways to solve a problem. The path we take can be an expression of our human creativity. This ingenuity is precisely why Artificial Intelligence alone is unlikely to help us break out and take supply chain decision making to the next level.

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Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

IBP Scenario Modeling for Recovery, Restructuring and Resilience

AIMMS

Today’s business reality is constantly shifting. Organizations that are running an IBP process right now are in a better position than others to deal with this uncertainty. Those that also leverage scenarios in IBP are even better prepared to deal with the supply chain shocks caused by COVID-19.

S&OP in Agribusiness: How to Harvest the Benefits with Advanced Analytics

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The agribusiness supply chain is highly complex. It’s not limited to managing crops and livestock, but encompasses all equipment, services, and product processing as well as commercialization. Besides the regular challenges expected of such an intricate operation, there are social and environmental concerns, stringent regulations, a labor shortage and rising competition. These intricacies make planning and decision-making difficult.

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Is it time to say goodbye to RFIs?

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Supply chain software is changing. So should the purchasing process. . As someone who has worked in supply chain for over 20 years, I’m very familiar with Requests For Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs). It’s been the way to conduct a competitive tender since I can remember. RFIs tend to work well for certain industries (like government) or for purchasing equipment and industrial assets, bu t t hey often fall short in helping supply chain teams select a new software vendor.

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?

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With rising supply chain complexity, organizations are racing to improve the pace and quality of decision-making. To do this, many are relying on prescriptive analytics. According to Gartner, 11% of mid and large-sized enterprises currently have some form of prescriptive analytics. This will grow to 37% by 2022. AIMMS has been in the market of prescriptive analytics (otherwise known as mathematical optimization) since 1989. We turned 30 this year.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

How BT is Building a Connected Supply Chain Amidst Ongoing Transformation

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With almost 30 million customers, BT (British Telecom) is the largest provider of consumer mobile and fixed broadband communications services in the UK. Behind the scenes, BT Supply Chain has been the backbone of the company’s operations for 30 years, making sure customers get the best experience. The supply chain division fulfills 40,000 individual customer orders every day, making sure that 32,000 engineers get the tools, parts and equipment they need to deliver support and services.

Dealing with Unsupported Network Design Software? There’s a Silver Lining

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It can be incredibly frustrating when the software you use to run your supply chain will become unsupported. This is happening with many on-premise solutions. Some tools may be acquired by competitors, who then incorporate them in a vastly more expensive package. The dilemma here often is: do I take the path of least resistance and upgrade to my current vendor’s costly new package, or do I risk running my business on a legacy solution a bit longer? The latter is not really an option.

Digital Representation and our Obsession with Optimization

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I’ve watched many times as customers experience the power of modeling and prescriptive analytics for the first time. It’s like they are opening a great gift.

Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

AIMMS

Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

Sustainability Trends That Will Make the Biggest Impact on Your Organization

Speaker: Jit Hinchman, Founder & President at Supply Chain Adviser™ and Sustainable Supply Chain Global Ambassador

Many companies are still reluctant to take on sustainability initiatives in their organizations. But in 2021 and on, making the switch to more sustainable decision-making can have some big business impacts. Join this incredible webinar with Jit Hinchman, Founder & President at Supply Chain Adviser™ and Sustainable Supply Chain Global Ambassador, to explore some trends in supply chain sustainability that may make your company rethink its current stance on technology, transparency, and overall operations.