Demand Management’s Partner in Crime – Central Planning

Arkieva

Arguably the two most important core components of managing the supply chain or demand-supply network are demand management (DM) and Central Planning (CP). CP is sometimes referred to as master planning or supply planning. Demand Management’s Partner in Crime – Central Planning was first posted on May 12, 2020 at 8:05 am. ©2017

Demand Management Best Practices

Arkieva

Is demand management illusively complex? Here's a look at some best practices in demand management and characterization. Demand Management Best Practices was first posted on May 24, 2018 at 8:02 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.

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Who Should Own the Demand Management Process?

Arkieva

Who should take ownership of the demand management process within the organization? Who Should Own the Demand Management Process? ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. Is it Sales and Marketing? was first posted on February 12, 2019 at 7:59 am. ©2017 If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.

Invest in Supply Chain Management Technology: Efficiency Assessment

Arkieva

When and how to invest in supply chain management technology is a critical question for all firms that is not a one-time question, but ongoing. Invest in Supply Chain Management Technology: Efficiency Assessment was first posted on September 18, 2020 at 11:49 am. ©2017

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Forecast Accuracy: Keep Your Demand Management Process Honest

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘ Are you keeping your demand management process honest? ’ Lange, Director of Demand Planning and S&OP Services at Celestica, examines forecast accuracy and the main components of a demand management measurement tool and process. You also need measurement and accuracy reports to determine the effectiveness of the entire demand management process. Data Management.

Invest in Supply Chain Management Technology: Survival and Ability to Respond to Emerging Challenges

Arkieva

When and how to invest in supply chain management technology is a critical question for all firms that is not a one-time question but ongoing. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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

How Demand Management Enables Supply Chain and Financial Resiliency

Supply Chain Brain

The shock-resistant, resilient supply chaindemand management enables supply chain and financial resilience. “Black swan” events highlight the need to transform traditional supply chain methods. Supply chain leaders are particularly under pressure to collaborate across the organization to build an agile and shock-resistant supply chain.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

As I shopped at Best Buy for office supplies, I struggled to not think about the massive disruption of electronics supply chain. The Sam’s Club and Costco shortages of water, toilet paper and laundry products signals one thing for me: the spread of the virus will disrupt every supply chain. As markets shift, supply chains struggle to adjust. The order is a poor proxy for demand and few supply chains have access to consumption data.

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. Supply chain leaders want to improve it, but are not optimistic that they can make improvements. After two decades of process and technology refinement, excellence in demand management still eludes supply chain teams. What drives excellence in demand planning has changed and well-intentioned consultants give bad advice.

Using AI & ML in Retail Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Companies like Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, and Zara are leading the path in the use of technology and advanced analytics in managing supply chains. The post Using AI & ML in Retail Supply Chain Planning appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. I am often asked to benchmark demand.

The Supply Chain “Change” Dilemma!

Kinaxis

Part 1: SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change. Part 2: Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning? Part 3: SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change. This is part 4 in our Internet of Things Series: The Supply Chain “Change” dilemma! I thought his analogies with supply chain strategy and execution were spot on. The post The Supply Chain “Change” Dilemma!

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

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. Great memories here, as so much has changed in the supply chain research world these past 5+ years. All ex-AMR analysts on the stage, talking about the ‘Top 15 Supply Chains we Admire’. There has been so much discussion on the “top” supply chain lists. Value of supply chain planning and analytics.

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage What would you say is the next great disruption coming to our supply chain world? However, there’s one great disruption already occurring, which has yet to truly “touch” supply chain. As a supply chain practitioner, do you notice something missing? Where is the supply chain nodes? Supply Chains have primarily stayed on the outside of this challenge. What if the next great supply chain disruption was….

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. In my career, I’ve had the pleasure of working with several top tier supply chain companies. But modelling complex supply chain relationships isn’t one of them.

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

Kinaxis

Even if you’re not you should check out Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. For the past several years, Supply Chain Insights has been delivering this research series. 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.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility

Kinaxis

Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. You are a supply chain leader. This is where you e-mail each node in the supply chain with the order requirements, have everyone do a feasibility analysis on accepting the order and then wait for the results. How do achieve supply chain visibility ?

Overcoming the Challenges to Achieving End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow The 2014 Strategic Road Map for Supply Chain Visibility research recently conducted by Gartner (and included in our new Supply Chain Visibility: Envisioning the Broader Need paper) , describes the current state of maturity as it relates to visibility, as follows: “Most supply chain organizations are at Stage 2 or 3 of supply chain maturity, and thus have an inside-out view of supply chain plans, events and data.

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. Today, companies are “realizing that perhaps it’s not quite as short a journey as we thought it would be,” says Roddy Martin, managing director of Accenture Supply Chain Strategies.

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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. This question of demand management led me to wonder if any bullwhip manufacturer or supplier ever ran into a situation that caused them to experience the bullwhip effect in their own supply chains. The bullwhip effect and demand forecasting.

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

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel. Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process. Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory.

Supply Chain Professionals Speak on Delivering Better Business Outcomes with Kinaxis

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow I wanted to share this video compilation of several supply chain professionals that we have interviewed over the years. In the following clip these supply chain practitioners share their opinions on: What is the primary change we are seeing in today’s supply chain? What are key supply chain challenges organizations are faced with today? How is Kinaxis unique in helping solve complex supply chain challenges?

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Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

<Bear with me… > Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software. Let’s face a hard fact: the supply chain planning market is a mess. They center on how to make a good decision in the purchase of supply chain planning solutions. What do I think of the Gartner Magic Quadrant on Supply Chain Planning System of Record? (I Supply Chain Analytics.

Supply Chain Planning – Graduating From Demand Forecasting 101

Logistics Viewpoints

I am currently updating ARC’s Global Supply Chain Planning (SCP) market study, as I stated in my LV post two weeks ago. The study divides the SCP market into four application functionality areas, one of which is demand management. Demand management applications offer a comprehensive set of functionality. They are used to organize, structure, manage and perform analysis on a large amount of data that is typically too unwieldy for spreadsheets.

Supply Chain: Learning How to Dance

Supply Chain Shaman

Is The Supply Chain Out of Rhythm? On a supply chain blog? As I struggle to build musicality, I think about the rhythms and cycles of the supply chain. In all cases, with my clients, I find the internal supply chain is out of step—lacking musicality with either the channel or the supplier base. Supply Chain Rhythms and Cycles. Most of the CFOs that I work with view the supply chain with a transactional mindset.

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“Digital Transformation” and Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Your company has an older supply chain planning (SCP) system of record (SOR) like SAP APO that was developed in the 1990s. Stage 4 brings an extended, external view of the supply chain with profit-oriented optimization. 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. You plan your supply chain to guarantee your service level outcomes.

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. Finn-Tack invited Barloworld Supply Chain Software (SCS) to evaluate the future requirements of the company with a view of implementing a robust inventory and demand management solution capable of delivering significant inventory reductions across all of its warehouses.

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. Companies have made their chains more complex in other ways, with supply-side changes such as outsourcing and by varying logistics methods leading to constant complaints of poor visibility. These are all issues that should be discussed and managed through the S&OP process.

Avaya & Accenture – Supply Chains of the Future: Where Will We Get the Talent? SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

Kinaxis

We know that companies are desperate for new talent to help them achieve supply-chain excellence , as they grapple with ever-larger volumes of data and increasing unpredictability in consumer markets. Companies have been investing in supply-chain technology for 20 years or more – yet many are still far from the goal of creating global, demand-driven networks. Watch now: Supply Chains of the Future: Where Will We Get the Talent?

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Taking the mystery out of the rapid growth of COVID19 and the purpose of social distancing – some basics for Octogenarians

Arkieva

©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. The spread of the COVID19 virus is a major concern of everyone. Typically, two critical questions are being asked: why it seemed to grow so quickly over the last few weeks and what is the impact of social distancing. This blog provides a kitchen table explanation of “rapid growth” and how social distancing might dampen growth.

The Future of Demand Planning Systems Move From Forecast Entry to AI-Powered Integrated Demand Management — Key for S&OP Success

o9 Solutions

Accurate demand forecasting is vital to an agile and efficient supply chain capable of responding to today’s rapidly changing markets. […]. The post The Future of Demand Planning Systems <br><h4>Move From Forecast Entry to AI-Powered Integrated Demand Management — Key for S&OP Success</h4> appeared first on o9 Solutions.

Apparel and footwear: At what point is missed sales better than excess inventory?

Kinaxis

In adidas’s recent earnings call, CEO Kasper Rorsted warned that adidas would miss its 2019 growth target because its supply chain was unable to meet the huge demand for its mid-priced apparel, especially in North America. Shouldn’t it be ok to build inventory in anticipation of demand surges, and then apply promotions to work through the excess? General News Supply chain management consumer demand Demand forecasting Demand management Supply chain inventory managemen

Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I was having breakfast with a CEO of a leading software supply chain management company. “Lora, you write about cognitive computing often stating that it will usher in the Third Act of Supply Chain Planning. Today’s supply chain is like the Flintstone era. The example I used is RuleX/ToolsGroup partnership and the evolution of the self-correcting supply chain. Rethinking Demand Management.

A Perfect Marriage: Demand Modeling and Supply Chain Design

Logistics Viewpoints

Demand modeling has emerged as a key decisioning tool in supply chain design. Standard forecasting tools can fall short if they can’t take into consideration external causal factors that drive demand like weather and economic and political indicators, or help predict demand 5-10 years out when making long-term strategic decisions. The post A Perfect Marriage: Demand Modeling and Supply Chain Design appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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