Xilinx Outsources their Demand Management Process

Logistics Viewpoints

Outsourcing is very common in supply chain management. But one thing very few companies outsource is demand management. In fact, until I talked to Lori Pouquette, the vice president of global customer operations at Xilinx, I had never heard of a company outsourcing demand management processes. High Tech & Electronics Industry Avnet Demand Management outsourcing Xilinx

Is Your Demand Management Process Keeping Up with Innovation?

Supply Chain Nation

Companies must constantly innovate to keep up with and satisfy fast-changing consumer demand. Is your demand management process adequately supporting this innovation requirement? They were originally designed to keep factories humming, pumping out those products most in demand.

My Take: Let’s Admit Seven Demand Management Mistakes of the Last Decade

Supply Chain Shaman

Within an organization, the words “Demand Planning” stir emotions. Seldom do we find a team excited about demand planning. After two decades of process and technology refinement, excellence in demand management still eludes supply chain teams.

Finn-Tack implements inventory and demand management solution

Supply Chain Movement

Finn-Tack, with an international customer base with growing global demand, has two production plants in China, and the Ukraine, manufacturing riding equipment and clothing. We believe, with the support of Barloworld SCS, Finn-Tack will lead the industry with this technology development.’.

What About Them Apples?

Supply Chain Shaman

In offices across the United Sates, demand planners are scratching their heads. Shifting demand and rising prices for cotton and orange juice. Surprising demand in automotive for car replacement. History is not a good predictor of current demand. Tactical Demand Planning.

The future of supply chain is… industry operating network backbones?

The Network Effect

This post is a series exploring the concept of a shared industry backbone in the cloud. This streamlined approach increases visibility, enabling an improved delivery management service to the customer. The Industry Operating Backbone can provide additional benefits as well.

Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect

Kinaxis

A small shift in customer demand essentially cracks the whip, and the further a supplier is from the demand, the more significant the impact, which inevitably leads to increasing swings in inventory for suppliers. The bullwhip effect and demand forecasting.

A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

It is the river of “demand.” While most companies attempt to shape demand–through promotions, new product launch, pricing, sales incentives and marketing–they confuse demand shaping with demand shifting. A Focus on Demand Flows.

Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference

Kinaxis

I know the Sales and Marketing folks have lots of elaborate events to celebrate their achievements, and we in supply chain needed to pause from our 17 hour flights to far off places to negotiate a 2% reduction in cost, and celebrate our industry. .

Accenture – 10 Years After: How Close Are We to True Demand-Driven Supply Chains? SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

Kinaxis

It’s been about a decade since companies began talking about the dream of a truly “ demand-driven ” supply chain. It’s been 10 years since companies began striving to create “demand-driven” supply chains. Teradyne – Managing Demand: How Agility Replaces Predictability.

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The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

But, we continue to see the trend as a sales and/or a demand planning issue; something where we need better visibility to real time demand or a finer cut of demand signals. In essence, the consumer is putting a postponement demand on the brand.

What the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains

Kinaxis

What caught my eye is that for each report, they do a deep dive on a specific industry and use a mix of financial data, survey research results and interactions with their clients to help get a better understanding of various industries’ supply chains. by Bill DuBois.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory.

Kinaxis

Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process. Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. Those of you that manage inventories know how hard it can be to get the quantities just right. Forecast error for most other industries was around 30%.

Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning?

Kinaxis

A multitude of challenges are emerging from a rapidly evolving supply & demand environment that warrant a fresh look at planning – really to assess the level of entropy ! Demand management General News Inventory management Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management

Want to Increase Sales? Don’t “Brush” the Weather Aside

Supply Chain Nation

Given my interest in supply chain, I found the store manager and politely asked about the shortage. A cold snap in Florida, for instance, could cause the citrus industry to modify their shipping commitments, retailers to change their pricing, and juice manufacturers to adjust their production plans. The types and examples are as variable as the weather patterns, and as volatile as consumer demand. “Where’s the snow brush for my car?”

Elephant in the Room: Thoughts on Metrics That Matter in Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drives

Kinaxis

Supply Chain Insights recently published a Metrics That Matter report covering both the Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) industries. That industry has already gone through consolidations. Consider that the Chinese and India governments are investing in the semiconductor industry.

3 Reasons Why Food and Beverage Manufacturers Benefit from Digitalized Operations

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

It requires an efficient supply chain and demand management, quality control, and a willingness to adapt to an ever-changing industry. All Industries Food and Beverage ManufacturingDigital transformation is the latest trend, and for good reason.

Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Demand redefined. As the markets plummet, it is time to remind ourselves that demand is not a forecast. The supply chain needs to respond to market demand and consumer sentiment. Shifts in market demand and the response to volatility define winners and losers. Volatility.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Understand Industry Performance. Build an industry peer group and gain insights on major trends. In the period of 2010-2018, within the chemical industry, margins fluctuated, largely driven by the price of crude, but inventory turns plummeted. Medium volume, inconsistent demand.

Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

During the presentation, I spoke about the future of supply chain management, and the building of outside-in processes. Rethink Demand. Demand is a river, or stream. Orders are not a good representation of demand. Each demand number carries a probability of demand.

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

Cerasis

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

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Reality Check: Why It’s Impossible to Manage an Entire Supply Chain Using the ERP Alone

OneSCM

The problem is, if you are using more than one ERP to manage your many business processes, then you end up with inefficient processes due to the data silos created by each system. And, while necessary to managing operations, ERPs only complicate supplier management.

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Reality Check: Why It’s Impossible to Manage an Entire Supply Chain Using the ERP Alone

OneSCM

The problem is, if you are using more than one ERP to manage your many business processes, then you end up with inefficient processes due to the data silos created by each system. And, while necessary to managing operations, ERPs only complicate supplier management.

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Reality Check: Why It’s Impossible to Manage an Entire Supply Chain Using the ERP Alone

OneSCM

The problem is, if you are using more than one ERP to manage your many business processes, then you end up with inefficient processes due to the data silos created by each system. And, while necessary to managing operations, ERPs only complicate supplier management. They also make it nearly impossible for internal functions and trading partners to collaborate at the level your organization demands.

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What Value Are You Getting From Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

In my opinion, in this journey, industry analysts and consultants were complicit. The industry does not have a definition. Operations complexity coupled with the rise in demand volatility increases corporate risk. Five Reasons We Are Not Making Progress on Inventory Management.

Common Sales and Operations Myths Part 4 – Spreadsheets are King

Logility

The topic of today’s post is one we hear often and industry research shows it is not going away fast enough. The reliance on spreadsheets and other less sophisticated solutions to manage the S&OP process. Visualize operational risk and develop risk management plans.

“Digital Transformation” and Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

The transition to these more mature stages, as well as the evolution over the past two decades, has been to shift from a focus on supply to demand. As supply chains matured, they shifted to a "demand-driven supply chain", where an “outside in” view started with the demand signal.

What role will human planners play in the supply chain of the future?

DELMIA Quintiq

Charlie Macdonald, Industry Executive for Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Telstra. “If Fausty David, Head of Global Demand Management, FCI Electronics. “We’re

Why ERP can’t provide a single version of the truth for your supply chain

The Network Effect

In most cases best of breed “plug in” demand management or logistics applications are required to extend order visibility into both warehousing and transportation activities. Supply Chain Management Visibility supply chain management visibilityKarl Baron/Flickr.

Integrated Business Planning vs. S&OP: What’s the Difference?

Demand Solutions

I’ve previously shared my thoughts on the need for a shake-up in the supply chain management realm , and my assessment of what integrated business planning really consists of. Let’s look at what some of our leading industry minds are saying.

How Can You Seize Opportunity If You Cannot Manage Risk?

Supply Chain Shaman

Public markets reward growth; and as year-over-year revenues slow, companies attempt to grow using tactics like new product launch, price incentives and trade promotion management. Average Performance Metrics for Consumer Nondurable Industry for the Period of 2010-2017.

Using Lean to Manage Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

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For Every Tom, Dick, and Harry

Supply Chain Shaman

I asked if he had read my article, Have You Given Your Demand Planner Some Love Today? We discussed a marketing campaign to give the demand planners some love. We discussed the different paradigms of Tom’s three managers over the past five years.

Is your supply chain planning ready for the “Experience Economy”?

ToolsGroup

We have worked with manufacturers such as Aston Martin , Danone , Granarolo and Lennox Industries who enhanced their supply chain planning with machine learning to achieve dramatic improvements.

A Guide to Supply Chain Management: Making Intuition More Valuable

Arkieva

The purpose of Supply Chain Management (SCM) is simply to keep chaos at bay – steer the ship and have it work in a coordinated fashion. More formally, SCM is a business process that helps keep demand and supply in balance and synchronize the activities the firm at an aggregate level.

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What Will a Supply Chain Planning Job Look Like in the Future?

ToolsGroup

I have already seen similar results at dozens of other companies, large and small and across many industries. A pharmaceuticals distributor had two of their three planners simultaneously go on maternity leave and managed comfortably nonetheless.

Putting the “S” Back in the S&OP Planning Process

Supply Chain Opz

Sales & Operations Planning has been accepted more and more by both academia and practitioners as the way to balance demand and supply. In this article, Dr. Marcel Zondag who is an expert in CPG industry will explain some ways to streamline the planning process.

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