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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.

What if there were no limitations to your what-if analysis? What would you simulate?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Lori Smith What if there were little, to no, limitations to the what-if analysis you could do? Yet the value of what-if analysis is in the power to put the ability to do scenario simulations in the hands of many. The post What if there were no limitations to your what-if analysis?

A Persistent Theme- Be Prepared for a Year of Continual Supply Chain Analysis

Supply Chain Matters

If our readers have had the opportunity to review all of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains, you probably picked-up on a dominant theme, that being the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, and what that could imply for U.S. global trade policies and consequent industry supply chain […].

Technology Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain - White Paper

pool for analysis, can end up creating data silos. to Consider in your Cost Analysis”.) together for analysis. available for analysis. extract actionable analysis from that requires extremely. How Technology. is Reshaping the.

4 Signs It’s Time for a Network Analysis


Company ABC engaged with their 3PL’s supply chain engineer team, who performed a network optimization analysis and made a final recommendation to eliminate 20 of the warehouse locations. Is network analysis is a good fit for your company?

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud


Modern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis. Data Analysis Grew Exponentially, Providing More End-to-End Visibility and Continuous Improvement. Data analysis is the companion of cloud-computing technologies. LinkedIn The post The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Taiwan Earthquake Supply Chain Impact Analysis White Paper


This analysis is organized into five parts: Summary of the earthquake event. Around 4 a.m. on February 6th, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled southern Taiwan at the start of Lunar New Year, the island’s largest nationwide holiday.

Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid


Setting unrealistic or unsuitable performance targets can easily put you on the road to analysis paralysis. The post Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. How often do you feel like you’re drowning in data?

Survey Analysis: Women in Supply Chain Survey, 2016

Supply Chain 24/7

Gartner's first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women's leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles, it also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations

A Five Step Process for Current State Complexity Analysis

OPS Rules

Most often, we find that downstream emergent costs are hidden from upstream organizations, because they are not measured or subjected to rigorous root-cause analysis. The analysis we completed with the supply chain organization and the cross-functional integrators explains why they occur.

Is It The Right Time For a Network Analysis?

Supply Chain Link

A network analysis is the process of finding the optimal logistics solution that creates the right balance between cost and service when considering transportation, distribution, inventory, and production.

Extended Partner Collaboration Analysis

Supply Chain Expert Community

Data collected from the consumer community provides a vast reserve for analysis of trends and consumer desires across your extended partner network that can and probably will be disruptive to the current consumer trends and desires analysis practices. On top of it all, these types of analysis can be very costly and time consuming.

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Risk Analysis

Supply Chain Expert Community

I interviewed Glenn Rosenholmer who discussed Risk Analysis. I’m looking forward to hearing your views on risk analysis. My first question is: Why are companies not focusing on the broad perspective in terms of when they do risk analysis? risk_analysis

Commerce 2.0 Data Analysis

Supply Chain Expert Community

and the demands of continuously changing consumer shopping demands makes the data analysis both extremely important and very complicated at the same time. The challenge is quite clear; how do you bring together data across platforms and networks to perform the analysis. Working across partners requires additional effort when evaluating what data to use in the analysis. This requires additional analysis to determine the most efficient means of moving data across the network.

Download Resilinc's Brexit Global Supply Chain Impact Analysis Whitepaper


On June 24 th 2016, citizens of the United Kingdom voted and passed a referendum to leave the European Union. Better known as “Brexit”, the move sent a shock wave through global financial and currency markets. In context of the interconnected globalized economy, Brexit is not a localized phenomenon.

Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid


Setting unrealistic or unsuitable performance targets can easily put you on the road to analysis paralysis. The post Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. Performance Management Technology Analysis Data Performance

Commerce 2.0 Cloud Analysis

Supply Chain Expert Community

Data analysis in the new Commerce 2.0 Fortunately, the same mobile technology and platforms encouraging the consumer’s drive to shop and ability to purchase any time and any where also provide the basis and framework to support the type of big data analysis required to understand and develop new retailer capabilities. This next step in cloud capabilities now provides the same robust big data analysis capabilities to anyone at a fraction of the cost to develop themselves.

SaaS vs Licensed Software: Factors to Consider in your Cost Analysis

C3 Solutions

Is your company shopping for a new information system? Once you’ve identified the features you need, you’ll also have to figure out whether to select a licensed, on-premise solution or go with the cloud and subscribe to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.

Consumer Community Improvement Analysis

Supply Chain Expert Community

Then when you have identified the potential improvements there is another analysis required to determine the benefits and the methods to implement improvements. These many leveled analysis methods require patience, focus, experience and a strong level of curiosity and experimentation to implement and obtain the benefits. These are data points that can all be collected for analysis but you can imagine the amount of data this will generate that must be analyzed for effective results.


Improving Product Portfolio Strategy With What-If Analysis

River Logic

what-if analysis product portfolioDetermining the ideal product portfolio is an important component to the success of any Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) strategy.

Omni Channel Control Tower Analysis

Supply Chain Expert Community

The retailer cannot hope to maintain success in the changing marketplace without data collection and analysis capabilities.


Customer-Centric Supply Chains: Adding Clarity to the Muddle

Supply Chain Shaman

I am not sure because I am not done with the data analysis; but I think that it is likely. It was November. I was speaking at a client site. The topic was customer-centric supply chains. We started the morning by asking attendees to share their definition of a customer-centric supply chain.

Why Benchmarking Alone Isn’t Enough for Proper Transportation Cost Analysis


Carriers in the trucking industry and also shippers today are actively looking for ways to combat the rising costs of operating their businesses, but they often do not fully understand proper benchmarking, transportation cost analysis, and profit management are intertwined.

A Tale of Two Procurement Books: Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis (Cox) & Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy (Keith et al.)

Supply Chain View from the Field

Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” represents the more traditional “power-based” view of procurement. These types of relationships do not exist in the world of Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis. A new face of procurement is emerging which is recognizing that a new set of value drivers must be developed in the face of massive environmental changes.

Andrew Cox’s “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis”: More of the Same

Supply Chain View from the Field

Against the many new articles and books being produced on the changing face of procurement and the importance of value creation and collaboration, Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” came out earlier this year. The book is essentially a series of prescriptive 2 X 2 and 8 X 8 matrices that establish different typologies for supplier segmentation, that ostensibly can lead to improved sourcing outcomes.

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How Spend Analysis Drives M&A Action

Supply Chain Network

Executives are turning to the bread-and-butter of supply chain management: spend analysis. While spend analysis has historically been a technology and process that’s used in house, companies are now using spend analysis technologies to support M&A action and discover the hard savings opportunities and synergies of a potential acquisition. Paul Martyn is VP of Supply Strategy at BravoSolution, the spend analysis company.

Seven Decision-making Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

River Logic

Decision Analysis Supply Chain ManagementThe topic of supply chain excellence is extremely broad and spans a smorgasbord of topics associated with People, Process and Technology.

How to Manage Supply Chain Risk and Ensure Continuity

River Logic

Supply Chain Management Risk Analysis“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.

What are the elements of a SWOT analysis?

The Lean Supply Chain

We will discuss the process of creating the analysis below, but first here are a few sample layouts-ideas of what your SWOT analysis can look like.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

The projections are from BTS’ and FHWA’s latest version of the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) , “which integrates data from a variety of sources to create a comprehensive picture of freight movement among states and major metropolitan areas by all modes of transportation.”.

Using the Bits: Building Digital Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

The concept of text mining or social sentiment analysis is not on the radar for most supply chain professionals. Social. Mobile. Sensors. 3D printing. The Internet of Things. The list goes on and on. The atoms and electrons of the supply chain are changing.

The Rewards of Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

The 21st Century Supply Chain

From there, they standardized many of their processes, worked to reduce a lot of reactionary activities and then began putting more focus on proactive activities like what-if analysis and modeling. by Meranda Powers Change, even under the most ideal circumstances, is difficult.

How Agile is Your Supply Chain?

River Logic

Supply Chain Management what-if analysisSupply 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.

Supply Chain Matters Impressions of QAD Explore 2016- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management technology Precision division of QAD QAD ERP QAD explore 2016 Supply chain Matters blogThis week, this Editor attended and spoke at QAD Explore 2016, the annual customer conference for ERP technology provider QAD. Candidly, this was my first experience attending this conference and I was impressed from a number of perspectives. This posting is one of subsequent commentaries that will explore such impressions and insights.