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8 Tips for Supply Chain Leaders on Working Remotely

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Following patterns seen in Europe and the East, it seems to be only a matter of time before major centers in the U.S. will need to consider similar restrictions

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Modern Supply Chain Analytics: Are You Keeping Up?

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According to Supply Chain Digital Magazine, many manufacturers are falling behind with more than two-thirds of them being unable to provide data-driven analytical information to support their business decisions.

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6 Supply Chain Analytics Examples to Keep You Competitive

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To illustrate the point, a recent paper from Ventana Research on supply chain planning revealed issues that companies using spreadsheet planning have experienced, including: Prescriptive Analytics Supply Chain Advanced Analytics predictive analytics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Planning supply chain analytics examples

Your Guide to Production planning and control in manufacturing

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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!

The Supply Chain Digital Twin: Is It Just Another Fad?

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A lot has changed. Simulation and modeling software allow organizations to create realistic and verifiable supply chain digital twins of their supply chains. Data mining techniques along with inputs from Internet of Things (IoT) sensors allow them to feed real-time data into models.

How Supply Chain Analytics Jobs Are Changing in the Digital Era

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While the term algorithm implies complexity, this isn't necessarily the case, as an algorithm is simply a set of rules used to solve a problem. Supply Chain Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Analytics Jobs

Online Consumer Shopping Trends and Supply Chain Technology

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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.

5 Must-Know Applications for Prescriptive Analytics in Supply Chain

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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.

What to Know About Capacity Planning In The New Era Of Digital

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Top 11 Supply Chain Trends You Need to Know in 2020

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The Ultimate SCOR Model for Supply Chain Decisions

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

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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.

Keeping Strong Supply Chain Talent: Five Things You Shouldn't Ignore

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To make matters worse, many millennials don't see the supply chain profession as cool, and numerous companies are guilty of undervaluing supply chain professionals. Here are five things to know that can help you respond to these challenges. Supply Chain Supply Chain Excellence Supply Chain Talent

8 Risks to Avoid in Supply Chain Optimization

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Supply Chain Network Optimization: What You Need to Be Successful

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

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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.

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.

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

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'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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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.

4 Top Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Wood Products Manufacturing

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Supply Chain CFOs Need to Kiss Average Cost Methods Goodbye

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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?

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.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Network Design: 9 Crucial Factors to Consider

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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

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.