Announcing Connected Planning and Execution from Alloy

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Today marks a very important step forward toward Alloy’s vision as we announce the release of our Connected Planning & Execution platform. We started Alloy six years ago to help consumer goods brands more quickly and efficiently respond to ever-changing consumer demand.

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Sizing up RSi and Alloy with a company insider

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In this Q&A with Brian Babbitt , Head of Solutions Consulting at Alloy, we discuss options for consumer goods manufacturers evaluating supply chain management solutions. What led you to Alloy? I was in direct competition with the Alloy solution, so I did my homework.

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How customers use Alloy

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Alloy’s customers range from established household names doing billions of dollars in business a year, to digital-native brands just expanding into retail, like Kano and Cora. So you might wonder what these companies have in common, and how they both find value in Alloy’s platform. We invited all our users to provide their feedback on Alloy, and received 45 responses over two weeks. and functional areas, with the largest groups in Sales, Sales Ops, and Supply Chain.

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Eating big data for breakfast: A “Supply Chain Now” interview

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Since its start in 2017, Supply Chain Now Radio has become the leading channel for supply chain news and thought leadership. Alloy Regional Sales Director Tom Jones recently sat down with hosts Greg White and Scott W.

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Alloy Selected by Valvoline to Enable Demand-Driven Supply Chain

Alloy

November 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alloy, the modern demand platform for consumer goods brands, today announced Valvoline, a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, is implementing Alloy’s enterprise supply chain solution. Valvoline implements leading-edge solution to unlock new insights and opportunities. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.,

Alloy is hiring!

Alloy

To help lead our recruiting efforts, we’re pleased to welcome Amanda Williams as Alloy’s first Director of Operations. Amanda spent her early career in various roles at McMaster-Carr, including Sales, Customer Service, and Warehouse Operations, giving her a unique appreciation of how Alloy empowers consumer goods manufacturers to grow sales and optimize their supply chain. Engineers at Alloy contribute across the stack. Alloy is hiring!

Supply Chain Ripple Effects of Russia’s War in Ukraine

Alloy

The secondary impacts of the war are beginning to be felt more globally in supply chains, stock markets and other international operations. Near-term Supply Chain and Economic Impacts. Long-term Supply Chain Implications.

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How Youth to the People uses Alloy

Alloy

These challenges are some of the reasons Youth to the People turned to Alloy. Using Alloy herself and as a tool for her team has enabled everyone to save a lot of time and use data to make strategic decisions about where they do spend their time. Laura relies on Alloy to track sales across all of the retailers that Youth to the People sells through. supply-chain field-sales analytics consumer-goods retail

When The Chickens Come Home To Roost

Supply Chain Shaman

While we will recover quickly in retail (moving from painful shortages to a glut of inventory), the chemical industry–sitting four and five layers back in the supply chain–takes longer to recover. Supply chain leaders have little say in the business.”

5 Top resources for launching products into new retail stores

Alloy

There are new tools and practices you can use to give your sales, supply chain and marketing teams actionable, real-time insights into consumer behavior on the shelf, so you can quickly align to actual consumer demand. Video overview: New item launches in Alloy.

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Supply Chain and Sales alignment increase responsiveness

Alloy

If you’re a supply chain geek, you probably already follow Supply Chain Now , the go-to podcast for all things supply chain. (In In fact, you may have caught Alloy on a previous episode.). An ever-changing world needs more-responsive supply chains.

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3 Proven ways to reduce out-of-stocks

Alloy

To say that the global supply chain isn’t going easy on consumer goods brands might be something of an understatement. In today’s supply-constrained environment, making sure your products are on the shelf when and where consumers want them is even more critical. .

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3 Strategies for CFOs navigating a supply-constrained world

Alloy

First, it was the unprecedented pandemic of 2020; now the supply-constrained present. CFOs are being forced to navigate inflation, rising supply costs, logistics challenges, and wild shifts in consumer demand. How you allocate your supply is even more important.

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The supply chain tips that made Moose Toys a “Walmart Supplier of the Year”

Alloy

Headline: The supply chain tips that made Moose Toys Walmart’s Supplier of the Year. It’s no accident that Moose Toys was awarded Walmart Toy Supplier of the Year at the retailer’s annual supply chain conference earlier this year.

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The 4 Keys to Melissa & Doug’s Success

Alloy

Henderson joined Melissa & Doug in May of 2020, as the world switched to virtual work and companies saw their supply chains and retail business disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, we don’t have every account up on Alloy right now.

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How to reconcile your retail forecasts with your partners’ supply plans

Alloy

Note: in this article, we’ll be referring to your forecasts as forecasts and your retailers’ forecasts as supply plans. With supply chain headaches and inflation driving down brand loyalty, it’s more important than ever to make sure your retailers are effectively allocating your inventory.

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New survey highlights practices that limit supply chain firefighting

Alloy

Where do you stand in relation to your competitors’ supply chains? How do the best-performing supply chains function…and what can you learn from them? Are you healthy, or are you falling behind?

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The missing puzzle piece in your supply chain tech stack

Alloy

Until now, digital supply chain technology has focused on two core needs: planning and execution. But supply chain leaders are increasingly dissatisfied with the results of the status quo.

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An interview with Chia-Lun Wu, Engineering

Alloy

Chia-Lun Wu is a software engineer in Alloy’s Berlin office. Before joining Alloy, he worked as a software engineer at Forto in Berlin and Vyond in Taipei, Taiwan. Why did you join Alloy? What do you do at Alloy? How would you describe the culture at Alloy?

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An interview with Chia-Lun Wun, Engineering

Alloy

Chia-Lun Wu is a software engineer in Alloy’s Berlin office. Before joining Alloy, he worked as a software engineer at Forto in Berlin and Vyond in Taipei, Taiwan. Why did you join Alloy? What do you do at Alloy? How would you describe the culture at Alloy?

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A New Die is Cast: Digging Into the Rare Metals Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

IBC Advanced Alloys puts a pedal to the metals to manage the logistics of complex manufacturing

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Alloy recognized in top 10 of CGT 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

Alloy

Selected by the CGT community of consumer goods executives, Alloy was recognized as a top 10 vendor for both the Artificial Intelligence and Supply Chain Planning business functions. Alloy takes the latter approach, strategically using AI where it makes sense to enhance our solutions, such as demand forecasting. Supply Chain Planning includes the CGT community’s favorite solution providers for planning, including demand forecasting and inventory optimization.

The “secret ingredient” missing from many consumer goods companies’ demand plans

Alloy

Demand planning is a process just about every consumer goods company performs to keep their supply chain operation running smoothly. These include: Better reaction speed to market and supply chain disruptions that can lead to unnecessary stock-outs or excess inventory.

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When The Chickens Come Home To Roost

Supply Chain Shaman

While we will recover quickly in retail (moving from painful shortages to a glut of inventory), the chemical industry–sitting four and five layers back in the supply chain–takes longer to recover. Supply chain leaders have little say in the business.”

When The Chickens Come Home To Roost

Supply Chain Shaman

While we will recover quickly in retail (moving from painful shortages to a glut of inventory), the chemical industry–sitting four and five layers back in the supply chain–takes longer to recover. Supply chain leaders have little say in the business.”

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2019 Gartner Supply Chain Conference

Alloy

Top 5 takeaways from the 2019 Gartner Supply Chain Conference A few weeks ago, many members of Alloy’s team were in Phoenix attending the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference and hosting attendees at our annual conference dinner. days of learning, networking, and getting the latest scoop on supply chain tech. Converging Physical and Digital, they emphasized the highest performing supply chains drive collaboration from the inside out?—?across

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An interview with Gautam Gupta, Engineering

Alloy

Gautam is a Software Engineer at Alloy. Why did you join Alloy? I joined Alloy because it has a good mix of challenging technical problems, a hard-working team, and a great culture. When I first started at Alloy in the beginning of 2018, I joined as an intern.

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Design for a Green Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Jonathan Lofton Design for the Supply Chain Pt. I was waylaid, but let’s get right into the next principle in the “10 Principles of Good Design” as applied to green supply chain and green supply chain management ( Design for the Supply Chain ). This really requires end-to-end thinking about the supply chain and close collaboration between the partners in that chain. Design for the Supply Chain Pt 2: Innovative.

Rethinking the supply chain: 3 startup CEOs talk data, dynamics, and the future

FLEXE

Alloy, Convoy, and FLEXE discuss supply chain innovations designed to help forward-looking businesses succeed

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An Interview with Michael Hutzli, Engineering

Alloy

Michael Hutzli is an engineering team lead in Alloy’s Vancouver office. Before joining Alloy a bit over three years ago, he worked as a software engineer at Addepar in Mountain View and at AdNovum in Zurich, Switzerland. Why did you join Alloy? There were a few different factors that came together in my decision to join Alloy. Second, Alloy’s ambitious mission?—?to What do you do at Alloy? What’s the most exciting project you’ve worked on at Alloy?

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Shared Supply Chain Control Towers: Key Features and Considerations

Alloy

We welcomed members and guests to our San Francisco office in November to discuss “Implementing a Shared Supply Chain Control Tower.” Client Solutions Manager Habib Rizkallah presenting at the ev In the world of supply chain, the function of a “control tower” is similar to that of its namesake in aviation: provide visibility into the movement of products and “direct traffic” to optimize operations. How long is my supply chain?

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Consulting Logistics - Retail Artificial Intelligence w/ Joel Beal CEO/Co-founder of Alloy

Freight Plus

Alloy’s CEO & co-founder Joel Beal joins us to discuss the power of retail/inventory analytics and AI, connecting tech with the supply chain, Alloy’s recent $15M venture capital bid, and hear his advice for students and aspiring entrepreneurs! our free 7 Deadly Sins of Implementing Supply Chain Technology infographic

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on An Inflection Point in 3D Printing

Supply Chain Digest

As Technology for Printing with Metal Alloys Improves, GE Says 3D Printing Now Ready for Prime Time

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In Valvoline’s words: The human side of digital transformation

Alloy

We talk a lot about supply chain and sales alignment , but Katlyn Davis brings one-of-a-kind real-world experience to the topic. That’s why it was such a privilege to join Katlyn on a recent Supply Chain Now livestream on partnering across supply chain and sales to power retail results.

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SNEAK PEAK: On Monday's Episode of Consulting Logistics - Joel Beal CEO/Founder of startup Alloy

Freight Plus

SNEAK PEAK: Listen in to a brief preview of this coming Monday's episode of Consulting Logistics when Alloy’s CEO & Founder Joel Beal joins us to discuss the power of retail/inventory analytics and AI, connecting tech with the supply chain, Alloy’s recent $15M venture capital bid, and hear his advice for students and aspiring entrepreneurs! our free 7 Deadly Sins of Implementing Supply Chain Technology infographic. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US.

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