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.

Ann Grackin: Is the Crisis in Demand Management Being Exacerbated by Spreadsheet Dependency?

Logility

Demand management has always been at the top of supply chain professionals’ list of challenges. All these moves have added complexity to the demand planning challenge. These low scorers report forecast inaccuracy, and demand planning as their biggest headaches.

Teradyne – Managing Demand: How Agility Replaces Predictability – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

The 21st Century Supply Chain

With consumer markets more volatile and unpredictable than ever before, companies need to make up for a lack of forecast accuracy with supply chains that can rapidly respond to changing demand , says Chris Vosse, business systems analyst with Teradyne.

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Future Procurement Capabilities: Supply Managers Need to Think like CFO’s

Supply Chain View from the Field

In this first of a series of blogs, I will be exploring many of the key themes that emerged in the recent Future of Procurement study I co-authored with KPMG’s Procurement Advisory Council. The first of the themes we will explore is the procurement manager’s role as a support to the Chief Financial Officer. So for procurement, the value of an off-balance float and the total cost of ownership given higher interest rates suddenly become more important.

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

Take Supply Chain

Why Every Supply Chain Function from Procurement to Accounts Payable Will Perform Better if You Have an ERP Orchestration Engine (i.e. 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

Take Supply Chain

Why Every Supply Chain Function from Procurement to Accounts Payable Will Perform Better if You Have an ERP Orchestration Engine (i.e. And, while necessary to managing operations, ERPs only complicate supplier management.

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Beyond Spend Analytics: Supplier Life Cycle Data

Supply Chain View from the Field

The scope of the datasets his team was working on was limited to supply management, but the sheer volume of data was staggering in its complexity and fragmentation. But does the invoice manage the contract – and who is checking that? That is a whole process during the procure to pay process called reconciliation. Oh, and don’t forget that you don’t just manage price – but quantity!

Supplier Co-Innovation: The Next Source for Economic Growth

NC State SCRC

New ideas on how to manage business processes, digital technologies, ways of delivering value to customers, and supply chain linkages are all areas where we are likely to see new forms of innovation occurring.

Bangladesh Working Conditions: A Human Rights Issue? Or a Supplier Capacity Issue?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Supplier capacity management is all about knowing how much volume a supplier can handle within a fixed amount of time. So the plant manager says OK we will deliver 5,000 units, and subcontracts the extra 2,000 to his buddy down the street who is running an unsafe operation. Better supply chain capacity planning, supply and demand management, and improved collaborative forecasting is the real culprit.

Transforming your supply chain: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

Quintiq

Travis Wong (Regional Logistics Director, Baker Hughes): Having gone through different supply chain management strategies, I’d say it boils down to three elements: Supply, demand and product. What happens when you ask four experts for their thoughts on supply chain transformation?

My Take: E2open Buys Terra Technology

Supply Chain Shaman

The product naming convention changed to Demand Sensing (DS) in 2005. Over the last decade the use of Terra Technology’s DS product improved short-term demand forecasts by 37% at 13 consumer products, and food and beverage companies. It is time to build multi-tier demand networks.

No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional supply chain is inside-out, triggering processes on the back of order-to-cash and procure-to-pay financial processes. Designed to make the traditional supply chain more efficient, today’s IT investments struggle to balance demand and supply, and drive profitability.

Defining and Implementing an Effective Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

In the first episode of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence, Chris Timmer of LeanLogistics (a Talking Logistics sponsor) outlined the attributes of a strong transportation management foundation and how to build it. Key questions include, what is the variability of your demand and supply? How predictable is your demand and supply?

What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. Today, SCM systems are critical to businesses of all sizes and in all industries for managing their day to day operations. The Supply Chain Management Evolution. Join our Oracle Supply Chain Management group on LinkedIn.

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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. In fact, the subtitle for the book, “Power Positioning Tools for Category Management and Strategic Sourcing” gives it all away. Book Reviews Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships

European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Mark Foscoe, Group Logistics Manager, Mitsubishi Electric. Stephen O’Mullan, Executive Director, Global Procurement & EMEA Fulfilment Operations, Dell. Key topics that will be addressed at the 16th Annual Supply Chain and Logistics Summit include: Improving demand management planning and customer collaboration. European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit 2014. Date: 16- 18 June 2014.

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Managing supply chains in a fragile environment

Supply Chain View from the Field

A friend working at a large third party logistics company noted how demand is very soft. Regulators are pressing financial services to drive audits of their key suppliers, and have lost their confidence in their ability to manage the intellectual property they have outsourced to third parties. The goal for executives in this environment may indeed be just to preserve revenue through assurance of supply, and managing complex cost reduction.

Supply Chain Management:The Real Headline for the 2011 Holiday.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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Supply Chain Management:Adding intelligence in the Forecasting.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Management Consulting. Application Management. Infrastructure Management. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. Talent Management. BigDataEdge – Insights Management. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. SmartGridEdge – Smart Grid Management. TalentEdge – Talent Management. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Wealth Management. Supply Chain Management.

Supply Chain Management:The Upcoming 2011 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Management Consulting. Application Management. Infrastructure Management. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. Talent Management. BigDataEdge – Insights Management. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. SmartGridEdge – Smart Grid Management. TalentEdge – Talent Management. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Wealth Management. Supply Chain Management.