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Spinnaker Partners with River Logic to Deliver Optimization-enabled Business Planning Solutions

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DALLAS, July 7, 2017 -- River Logic today announced its new partnership with Spinnaker, a supply chain services company that helps clients grow, manage risk, reduce costs and improve customer service by developing world-class supply chain capabilities. Partners Optimization Business Planning Company News

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An S&OP Communication Plan: The Final Step in Support of Company Strategy

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Occasional River Logic guest blogger and global supply chain influencer / expert Niels Van Hove recently published an Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) commentary in Foresight Magazine's Summer 2016 edition.

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Seven Decision-making Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

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The topic of supply chain excellence is extremely broad and spans a smorgasbord of topics associated with People, Process and Technology. However, if we focus on key decision-making capabilities that can help companies achieve supply chain excellence, we come up with the following seven areas.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

An S&OP Expert Interview Series by Niels Van Hove

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Over the last month, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and Supply Chain expert Niels Van Hove has published a series of expert interviews on his blog, Supply Chain Trend. The goal was to understand where S&OP stands today and what each interviewee's view is for the future. Below is a list of the 5 interviews he conducted with a link to each, as well as an introduction on why Van Hove chose to conduct this series on S&OP. S&OP Sales and Operations Planning

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Role of Prescriptive Analytics in Supply Chain Vision 2030

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Figure 1. Role of Prescriptive Analytics in Next Generation Decision Support. There is a new technology revolution in the making with the explosion of Internet of Everything, Machine Learning, self-driving cars, etc.

Shoes of Prey Presents Prescriptive Analytics at Retail Supply Chain Summit

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At this year's Annual Online Retail Supply Chain Summit, held in Melbourne, Australia, River Logic's customer Shoes of Prey gave a keynote entitled "Overcoming key supply chain challenges to meet customer fulfillment." Presented by Chris McCallum, Chief Operating Officer at Shoes of Prey , the keynote focused on three topics: Prescriptive Analytics Customers Retail

How to Manage Supply Chain Risk and Ensure Continuity

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“With great risk comes great reward”, said Thomas Jefferson. What he failed to mention was that great risk also brings the potential for great loss — just ask any hedge fund or investment manager. Risk is not something only investment firms have to acknowledge.

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.

What's the Hype Around Bimodal Supply Chains?

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In the rapidly innovating category of supply chain strategies, this year has seen the boom of yet another concept: the bimodal supply chain. The term was coined by Gartner and describes a method for supply chains to close the ever-growing gap between what the supply chain achieves and what the entire enterprise needs.

5 Lessons From Our Greatest Supply Chain Leaders

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One of the best ways to develop skills in a specific area is to emulate the habits of people who have already attained success in that field. This is as true for supply chain management as it is for sports.

Will Brexit Affect Your Supply Chain?

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The short answer is yes, probably. Supply Chain Trending

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.

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.

Supply Chain Excellence Requires Laser Focus on Analytics – Case in Point: Unilever

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Gartner, Inc. has released the findings from its annual Supply Chain Top 25 , a report that identifies supply chain leaders and highlights their best practices. Analysts announced the findings at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference held a few weeks back in Phoenix, AZ.

Scenario Analysis: A Powerful Analytics Force

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What-if Analysis: 3 Applications in the S&OP Process

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While embedding financials is the bedrock for expanding the value from S&OP , adding robust what-if analysis capabilities can unleash its maximum potential, thus delivering true Integrated Business Planning.

The Top Supply Chain Trends in 2017

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2016 saw the rise of big data as a key tool in the quest for efficiency, internet of things (IoT) technologies being used in vehicles to improve fleet management, and a reshaping of supply chains to meet demand for same-day and same-hour deliveries. Supply Chain

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

The Autonomous Supply Chain: Possible or Impossible?

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In the press, a great deal of attention is given to the concept of using drones to deliver parcels direct to people's homes as well as the use of autonomous delivery vehicles on the road. As exciting as these concepts are, a lot more work is needed before they are mature enough for large-scale implementation. logistics Supply Chain

CFO and CSCO: Better Together

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In many organizations – even very well-run ones – there often seems to be an innate strain between the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO). While many companies try to gloss over the differences, others take a more direct approach to resolving the situation. Finance Supply Chain CFO

Make Your Supply Chain a Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

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Developing a lean supply chain should be a top priority for any business. A lean supply chain is efficient and will take as few resources as possible to create maximum value.

How Will The Internet of Things Impact Healthcare?

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This post is the second in a series on the Internet of Things (IoT), a topic we've never really focused on in past blog posts. While the first discussed the applications of IoT in supply chain management , this one will focus specifically on its applicability to healthcare. (As

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

How Agile is Your Supply Chain?

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Supply chain agility is an increasingly important concept for businesses that wish to maintain or develop a competitive advantage, but many managers do not actually understand what agility means in regards to their supply chain.

A Risk-free Strategy to Assess, Manage and Profit from Change

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I remember receiving some important advice when I was stuck doing the same thing over and over again — I was young and had only a few years of job experience. The gist of the advice was this: “unless you take risks, you’ll never know what you can accomplish.”

Get a Copy of Our Latest White Paper on Capacity Planning

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We just released a new white paper entitled "A Step-by-Step Guide to Driving Impact with Capacity Planning.". Supply Chain Management White Papers Capacity Planning

Ten Best Supply Chain Blogs in 2016

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If you make and keep just one resolution in 2017, we recommend you choose to read and learn more from industry experts. To help you achieve this, we’ve collected a list of our top ten best supply chain blogs from 2016, along with a few recommendations of posts you should have read but might have missed. Supply Chain

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.

Advanced Analytics Aren't Just for IT.

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The Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) play a key role in sourcing new technology that can be used to develop and grow an organization's business. This includes using advanced analytics to examine data and develop future strategy based on trends and other information mined from the data. The information is invaluable, and this is the reason why it's so important that C-suite executives responsible for long-term strategy have access to these advanced tools.

Achieving a Higher Return on Assets: 3 Problems, 3 Solutions

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Over the last 50 years, US companies have been battling a decrease in their asset profitability. Despite an improved economy, higher productivity from workers and technology, and larger profits, return on assets (or ROA) has been on a steady decline across the economy.

Optimization: What is Old is New Again

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Optimization and Operations Research have been around for the past 60-70 years, with their origin in World War II. However, in the past optimization has always been in the realm of specialist knowledge with a niche focus. It is only in the past few years that it has taken up a new avatar in the form of Prescriptive Analytics and started being taken seriously as a business user tool.

Moving Beyond a Business Intelligence Approach to Support Timely Decision-Making

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More than ever, supply chain functional or line of business teams have been frustrated by their increasing needs for broader and more-timely business intelligence (BI). The reasons are many and in increasing cases, very valid.

Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration.

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

Leverage Your Supply Chain To Gain a Competitive Advantage

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The essence of business can be viewed as an organization's ability to deliver more value to customers than their competitors.

3 Key Decision Making Technology Enablers at Organizations

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Organizations Deploy to Improve Decisions and Business Outcomes. Forward-looking decision making in a business environment has always been about making rapid trade-offs in a highly constrained environment based on the available data in an organization.

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Did Gartner Get Prescriptive Analytics Wrong?

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The short answer is yes: Gartner has gotten prescriptive analytics wrong, or at least 50% wrong. However, why do we even care about prescriptive analytics? Let’s start by having a look at the increasing amount of attention the term has gotten over the last 18 months.

5 Steps to a Smart Supply Chain

Industry leaders are 3.5 times more likely to take advantage of analytics. This drive toward intelligent business is redefining how organisations need to operate if they hope to be successful.