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Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Where do we go from here?

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Everyone is working hard to figure out how to stay safe, what is going on, how to minimize the impact to our personal lives and the companies we work for, and to plan for the future.

How Does Demand Sensing Differ from Forecasting for Demand Planning?

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The promise of demand sensing is that we can do a better job of anticipating and planning for short-term changes in demand. For today’s supply chain planner, the art and especially the science of forecasting demand have evolved.

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The Top Five Benefits of Using Machine Learning for Demand Forecasting

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Machine Learning for demand forecasting has matured to a level of accuracy, transparency and replicability that translates into transformative results, including in these five areas: Accuracy, transparency, thoroughness of analytical options and results.

Observations on Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain Market

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With 2020 well underway, it’s a great time to pick a hot industry topic and subject it to a “state of the state” evaluation. And where better to start than Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the supply chain market?

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics Explained

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Here’s your two-minute guide to understanding and selecting the right descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics for use across your supply chain.

Forecast Accuracy at the SKU Level is Achievable

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Over my 25+ year supply chain career I have worked for several distribution-intensive companies and every single one of them had a focus on improving forecast accuracy.

From Field to Fork

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Accelerate your Food and Beverage Business through End-to-End Supply Chain Capabilities. I have worked as a supply chain practitioner in a number of industries, but have found the supply chain challenges in the food & beverage industry to be some of the toughest to address.

Supply Chain Transformation – The Need for Speed

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Synchronize, Align and Accelerate your Business through Advanced Sales & Operations Planning. The amount of change in supply chain management practices since I first became a practitioner more than 25 years ago is eye watering.

Is Demand Sensing Right for your Business?

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The accuracy of conventional time-series forecasts eventually hits a ceiling. Because historical data is a flawed predictor of supply chain conditions over a short period of time.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Separate Demand Signals from ‘Market Noise’

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Multivariate Demand Signal Management isolates actual demand signals from inconsistent market activity and improve forecast quality.

Supply Chain Wars: Episode V – The Corporation Strikes Back

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The next episode in the Supply Chain Wars saga, Episode V – The Corporation Strikes Back is the second in a series of articles that follow a supply chain team’s efforts to improve their supply chain capabilities.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Next Recession?

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Demand Optimization Maturity Curve

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Forecasting customer demand has been a critical aspect of business since ancient times. One of the earliest uses of forecasting was implemented by the Egyptians to predict harvest yields based on the availability of water in the Nile River; a classic cause and effect relationship.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Why I Love Supply Chain Management

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It’s my opinion that most look back on their career and realize they never could have predicted where they would end up. For instance, my best subject areas in high school were instrumental music, math and science.

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Forecasting and Demand Planning for a Better, Unified Future

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Year after year, survey after survey, forecast accuracy continues to be one of the top metrics for measuring supply chain performance.

Autonomous Supply Chain Planning, It’s Not Science Fiction

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Three Critical Supply Chain Capabilities for Private Label Industry Success

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I generally do not like the shopping experience. I prefer to develop a list of carefully researched products so I can get into and out of a store as fast as possible.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Lean Principles and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

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Many companies have high hopes when they set out to establish a Lean operating environment. But if your efforts fail to yield expected results, it can be difficult to pinpoint where the problems lie.

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The Influence of Social Sentiment on Supply Chain Planning

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Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube dominate the way people share information and communicate today. Considering just how influential these sites can be, it is amazing to think most weren’t introduced until the mid-2000’s.

Benefits of Digitally Transforming Supply Chain Planning in the Life Sciences Industry

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Today’s life sciences supply chain is constantly changing as complex market forces including regulations, advances in technology, continued globalization, and ever-increasing customer demands combine to create new challenges.

Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem

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I admit, I love to eat Halloween candy as much as most grade school children (maybe more). My favorite: candy corn of course! What’s not to like about candy that is sugar mixed with more sugar!

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Supply Chain Planning Predictions for 2019 and Beyond

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It is that time of year once again when many of us pontificate on what 2019 and beyond will bring. Personally I hope for World peace, the end to hunger, a cleaner/greener Earth, and lower taxes. Well, maybe someday, but I doubt many would buy into those as predictions for 2019.

Applying Lean 6 Sigma Principles to the Supply Chain

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Fifteen years ago, I worked for a company that embraced Lean 6 Sigma as a core operating fundamental. Just about every member of the management team was a Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt and many had attained a level of Master Black Belt.

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Common Forecasting Myths Debunked – Part 1 – One Forecast is Enough

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This is the first of a series of four posts that will explore common forecasting myths. In supply chain the impact of a single error can quickly derail an entire forecast. This creates a ripple effect across the entire value chain which can result in lost sales or worse, a lost customer.

From Advanced Analytics Laggard to Leader

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Logility in collaboration with Peerless Research released the report, The Keys to Creating and Leveraging Actionable Information , which highlighted feedback from executives on the opportunities, challenges and use of advanced analytics across their supply chain.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

The Importance of Demand Planning

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With increasing frequency, I have noticed blog posts touting the position that ‘demand planning is dead.’ ’ Why?

Five Tips for Improving Demand Planner Effectiveness

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A forecast is more than a projection of future business; it is a request for product (or a request for resources to ensure supply of a product).

How to Design a Successful Apparel Supply Chain

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Apparel is an exciting and rapidly changing industry. Planners need to contend with inconsistent consumer buying behavior, the need to satisfy multiple channels, complex sourcing options and proliferating “sub-seasons,” collections and assortments.

Planning Optimized at Mach 2

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Learnings from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Last month I, along with 2200 other supply chain professionals, attended the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix Arizona.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.