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10 Things About Omni Channel Supply Chain You May Not Have Known

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The supply chains of omni channel retailers operating brick-and-mortar and online stores need to simultaneously fulfill multiple, sometimes conflicting, requirements. Here are nine things you may not have known about an omni channel supply chain.

What Do Top Supply Chain Companies Know About Analytics?

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For example, why do L’Oreal and Apple consistently score notoriety over 29 other superior supply chain companies and more than 500 publicly-held ones?¹ We take a look at several reports on leading supply chain companies, specifically with the filter of advanced analytics, to highlight the answers.

What is Supply Chain Management and Why is it Important?

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What many don't realize is that a significant percentage of their total costs are tied up with the supply chain, especially for those businesses that outsource manufacturing. These include: Supply Chain Management SCM Supply Chain Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Network Design

The Biggest Problem with Supply Chain Analytics, and How You Can Fix It

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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.

Supply Chain Modeling: Here’s What You Need To Know

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What's the Difference between S&OP and IBP?

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While most agree that adding a financial aspect enhances S&OP, there's often a completely different understanding about its importance. So, let's dig a bit deeper to understand the difference between S&OP and IBP. What Is S&OP?

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The Next Big Thing in Inventory Optimization and Why You Need It

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These figures show that efforts at inventory optimization aren't bearing fruit as retailers grapple with the conflicting demands of omni channel retailing and, more recently, the unpredictability posed by trade wars and other global disruptions.

Supply Chain CFOs Need to Kiss Average Cost Methods Goodbye

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Supply Chain Optimization: What does it mean in 2019 and beyond?

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The value of predictive analytics allows companies to view the history of a seasonal product’s raw materials, for example, and predict how procurement needs to source the upcoming season’s inventory.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

It’s Time to Move Beyond Rough Cut Capacity Planning

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Similar to the phrase ‘a guy goes into a bar,’ the concept of delivering profit across the entire product portfolio can seem like a punchline when it comes to rough-cut capacity planning (RCCP). Isn’t rough-cut capacity planning (RCCP) about meeting demand at the lowest cost?

Supply Chain Network Design: 9 Crucial Factors to Consider

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Why Do Supply Chains Need an Effective Communication Plan?

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Effective communication is a vital component to successful supply chain management , yet an alarming amount of businesses have no official communication plan in place to guide their employees.

8 Reasons Why Change Management Needs to Improve in Manufacturing

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How to Select the Best Supply Chain Optimization Software

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How Prescriptive Analytics Shapes Business Transformation and Supply Chain Social Responsibility

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Growing up in a small oilfield town, we didn’t have a McDonald’s; we had Joy’s Grill. Joy, the owner, and his wife, Wanda, ran a straightforward automated operation in their diner with one row of booths and a counter open to the grill.

Transform Your Supply Chain or Lose Out to Competitors

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The business world is in a state of flux as new technologies continually change the way companies operate. The pace of innovation is fast. Those in the lead respond to changing market demands quickly and efficiently, leaving behind those who rely on inflexible and dated supply chains. Prescriptive Analytics Supply Chain Advanced Analytics

Supply Chain Optimization and Complex Trade-Offs: Expert Interview

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Supply chain optimization and modeling isn't what it used to be. Optimization technology is getting more flexible, faster and more robust, enabling it to be used for an ever-increasing number of planning and decision-making challenges. In this expert interview with Aaron J.

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Prescriptive Analytics: 22 Things the Experts Are Saying About Analytics’ Rising Star

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River Logic's Rohan Guthal Named to the 2019 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain

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The award recognizes influential individuals whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped our industry and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation through the global food supply chain.

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Make Your Supply Chain a Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

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Working Capital Management: Two Challenges and How to Address Them

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Working Capital seems easy enough to understand. Divide a company’s current assets by its current liabilities and you get a ratio that helps you determine how easily a company could cover its short term debt. This is generally referred to as how liquid a company is.

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Supply Chain Research Calls Out the Pressing Need for Prescriptive Analytics for Decision-Making

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DALLAS, January 22, 2019 -- River Logic , a leading provider of prescriptive analytics solutions, today announces the release of a sponsored research perspective by Ventana Research’s Robert Kugel, Supply Chain Planning with Prescriptive Analytics: Technology Enables a More Effective Process.

Capacity Planning: Is Your Plan Feasible and Optimal?

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Most organizations have a hard time minimizing the discrepancies between their capacity and the demands of their customers. As a result, most of them are under-utilizing resources or are unable to fulfill customer demand. Capacity Planning Supply Chain

The Ten Must-Read Supply Chain Blogs of 2017

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The first month of the New Year has come and gone. Since everyone chooses to do their “best of” lists in January — causing us all to be a bit slammed with “bests” — we instead decided to share our must-read supply chain blogs of 2016 a little later.

2018 Year in Review: The Evolution of Types of Analytics

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Our year in review on the types of analytics and how they have evolved in the market brings to mind the classic song, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off. It’s a good-natured battle about the pronunciation of the words Potato and Tomato.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

New Ventana Research on Supply Chain Planning and Prescriptive Analytics

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River Logic recently sponsored a new piece of Ventana Research entitled "Supply Chain Planning with Prescriptive Analytics: Technology Enables a More Effective Process.". Prescriptive Analytics Market Research

5 Ways Big Data is Redefining Supply Chain

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Big data incorporates data-sets on the order of terabytes and petabytes. Self-correcting and self-monitoring, big data systems make outlier data more noticeable and allow development of statistical models and trends.

Jobs in Manufacturing: How Millennials Can Generate True Value

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Millennials contemplating their future face many misconceptions about the best career path to choose; in particular, popular opinion that traditional careers such as manufacturing are in decline while service industries are in ascendance influences them. Manufacturing Supply Chain

Skip the Supply Chain Control Tower: Move to Visual Advanced Analytics Instead

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In the movement to digitize the enterprise and connect all things IoT and more, a former supply chain buzzword has re-emerged with more momentum than ever… and confusion!

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

How Advanced Analytics Technology Addresses the Gender Gap

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Feeling and logic. Throughout corporate history, these primary behaviors have been respectively assigned to women and men, although we know these labels aren’t always accurate. Take Steve Jobs.