Resolving fluidity challenges in today’s bottlenecked supply chain environment with technology

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

In today’s demanding supply chain environment, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are facing unprecedented supply chain challenges much like larger companies and, as a result, have been investing in their own fleets due to the lack of equipment available in the marketplace

WMS + SaaS + Automation = Smooth Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

As anyone who’s experienced change in supply chain technology over the past five-to-ten years can attest, we’ve come a long way, baby. Artificial intelligence, neural networks, machine learning, robotics, mobile apps, big data, the cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

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Demand Driven Manufacturing - Demand Driven Technologies

Bernard Milian

Demand driven manufacturing helps companies establish consistent priority sets and make the best use of resources. Here’s how it works

Navigating The River of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

The genesis of the River of Demand learning activity. While each installed the technology, they are unclear about what drives a good plan. This large food manufacturer used a popular technology to forecast monthly using orders as an input. Navigating the River of Demand.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

On-Demand Delivery Platforms: The Renewed Focus on Becoming a Shipper-of-Choice

GlobalTranz

The post On-Demand Delivery Platforms: The Renewed Focus on Becoming a Shipper-of-Choice appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight Freight Technology on-demand delivery platforms

SaaS in Manufacturing: How It’s Changing the Industry

USC Consulting Group

Thanks to cloud and edge computing, SaaSsoftware as a service — has become a highly transformative technology in both manufacturing and the supply chain. It makes software systems and various technologies accessible to a wide range of operations, big or small.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Located in the United Kingdom (UK), he has more than twelve years of experience in progressive roles driving demand-drive projects for their global supply chain. At the Supply Chain insights Global Summit , Nick shared his story on driving demand-based improvements. It is just not enough to do a software upgrade or slowly push continuous improvement projects. He did this first by implementing demand sensing from Terra Technology (now E2Open) eight years ago.

SaaS Diffusion and the Improvement of Business Capabilities

QAD

Have you jumped into the deep end of SaaS yet? Well, the same research that identified links between SaaS diffusion and agility, also identified a relationship between SaaS diffusion and the improvement of firm capabilities, like organizational learning and focusing on your core competencies.

Fashion Industry Challenges Require Elegant Demand Planning

ToolsGroup

While sophisticated supply chain planning is a necessity for any industry with complex demand, the fashion industry is particularly tricky due to high variety and segmentation (by type of consumer, sales channel, demographic, etc.), Demand planning for direct and indirect channels.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Five Advanced Technologies That Are Revolutionizing Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

While demand is high, ongoing product shortages continue to cause supply chain disruptions, create unpredictable shopping behaviors and drive rapid delivery expectations. We wanted to see inventory positions around the world compared to our forecast, compared to our actual demand.

Configuring Your Demand Planning Software for Maximum Value

CHAINalytics

A demand planning application should generate value that goes beyond statistical forecasts. Sometimes this is easier said than done since it requires thoughtful system configuration and shared data insights.

Logility, Demand Management, and NGC Software Unite Resources, Introduce Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform

Logility

The unified, digital platform powers better decision-making, scalability, and transformation across all levels of supply chain maturity. a leader in supply chain innovation powering the sustainable and resilient enterprise, today announced its parent company American Software, Inc.,

Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

Step Up and Learn the Language of Demand. In companies, there is no standard model for demand processes. In the traditional organization, some demand processes are sales-driven. While we need forecasting and we need to improve the processes, we also need to teach teams how to use new forms of demand data and adopt demand processes. They don’t know the language of demand. The concepts of demand driven are now vogue. Independent Demand.

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

Three Ways Center-of-Gravity Studies Lead You Astray

Logility

Customer A has 600 units of demand and Customer B has 300 units of demand. The classic center of gravity analysis in this case will tell you that answer (b) should be correct — the weighted center of demand is one-third of the way from A to B.

Can Improving Forecast Accuracy Address Our Demand Planning Woes?

Logistics Viewpoints

If “the forecast is always wrong,” is improving forecast accuracy even the solution to our demand planning woes? In spite of investment in effective tools, I regularly hear from supply chain leaders express frustration that their teams don’t “trust the box.”

Demand Driven for the Aerospace Industry

Demand Driven Technologies

How can Demand Driven methods help? The aeronautical supply chain was not designed to ensure the fast and reliable flow of goods, but to meet detailed technical, quality, and safety specifications. Source.

Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

The technology market is rife with unsubstantiated claims and myths. Each year, I publish a report analyzing the technologies in the S&OP space. I sent the report to technology vendors listed in the appendix with a deadline for feedback on factual accuracy for 5:00 PM EST on Wednesday. The technology choices are not black and white. New technology is evolving. Technologies natively written as Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are entering the market.

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Platform or a Collection of Tools: Which One Do You Prefer for your Digital Transformation Efforts?

Solvoyo

The blender and the oven comprise a collection of tools that includes exchangeable tips and settings that can be used for different cooking endeavors. The difference between a Platform and a collection of Tools is the great recipe book and the right oven settings in our cookie analogy.

Demand Planning by Segmentation-based Exceptions

Arkieva

Demand planners are facing unprecedented pressures caused by the all-time high number of planning combinations. Supply chain planning software can help. Demand Planning by Segmentation-based Exceptions was first posted on September 20, 2022 at 8:49 am. ©2017

Why is SaaS-based logistics software in demand?

Shipsy

SaaS or Software as a Service is creating a buzz in almost every industry and supply chain is no exception. To understand why this shift is happening; let’s first understand what SaaS is? It is a medium of delivering software to anyone (individual or business) over the internet.

Understanding Demand-Based Forecasts

Demand Driven Technologies

To size our stocks and replenish our products, we need to use a demand assumption. In a Demand Driven approach, the supply chain is scheduled based on real consumption, but for consumption to occur, it must have been initiated by available products, supplied based on a demand hypothesis.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

Demand Shaping Strategies for a More Profitable Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

As the supply chain crisis enters yet another year, demand volatility continues to reach unprecedented heights. Let’s take a look at what demand shaping is and why it could be critical to your supply chain. What Is Demand Shaping? Lower prices to increase demand.

Intermittent Demand is Not Unforecastable Demand

ToolsGroup

Your forecasting or demand planning system says an SKU is “unforecastable” because demand is too small and intermittent. For most businesses, the “long tail”—low-volume items with irregular demand and many zero demand periods—is growing longer. This is because several trends are disaggregating demand into smaller buckets. More frequent replenishment —and more granular forecasting—leads to shorter time buckets with greater demand variability.

Next Level Apparel® Takes its Demand and Inventory Planning to the Next Level with the Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform

Logility

based supplier of fashion blanks transforms its demand and inventory management with Logility. Their team of experts made our transition from legacy systems and manual processes to total digital supply chain management an easy experience,” said Paul Volkman, CIO at Next Level Apparel. “We

Meet Demands For Supermarkets With AI-Driven Demand Forecasting

ThroughPut

A shift from physical grocery stores to digital grocery stores is indicative of a shift from traditional shopping practices to demand-driven buying practices. When demand can be anticipated with accuracy, it can be delivered efficiently with demand forecasting techniques. .

Enabling Assurance of Supply in the Global Marketplace

Speaker: Adrian Gonzalez, Tom Nightingale, and Martin Verwijmeren

Watch this insightful conversation about enabling assurance of supply in the global marketplace to better balance inventory and control costs.

Future-proof and boost your business with a software-driven supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

Accurate and demand-driven forecasting has never been more important than in the past two years. The supply chain planning software of Blue Ridge does exactly that. In short: digital tools improve your operations, so do embrace them!

How Does Demand Sensing Differ from Forecasting for Demand Planning?

Logility

The promise of demand sensing is that we can do a better job of anticipating and planning for short-term changes in demand. For today’s supply chain planner, the art and especially the science of forecasting demand have evolved. The goal of demand sensing. Demand Plannin

Success Strategies for Demand Forecasting in Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

There’s been a lot of change in how we view supply chain demand forecasting: we moved from a focus on supply—what and how much to supply or replenish—to the demand-driven supply chain, which placed too much emphasis on the intermediate goal of an accurate demand forecast.

Editor’s Choice: Why Modern Retail Demands Cloud-Native Technology

Logistics Viewpoints

The sudden demand for store fulfillment of online orders has added costs for handling and shipping, causing delays in delivery when carriers were stretched beyond their limits. Omnichannel systems, or lack thereof, were tested daily.

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TMS+: Go Beyond Transport to Optimize Cost, Service, & Resiliency

In the aftermath of the pandemic, supply chain inadequacies have been revealed in a new light. In order to thrive, companies need to take a more synchronized approach. Learn why a holistic “TMS+” approach is integral to success in the new normal and beyond.

AI-Powered Demand Sensing: 7 Strategies To Increase Sales Performance

ThroughPut

In the midst of the Covid-19 slump, businesses need to shift to reliable systems to meet customer demand and improve profitability. It is here that demand sensing comes into focus. Demand sensing is a tool that facilitates the calibration of data that informs supply.

Demand Driven Technologies Launches Intuiflow

Demand Driven Technologies

Newly Announced B2B Supply Chain and Control Layer Cloud Platforms

Supply Chain Matters

In this special edition of Supply Chain Matters This Week in Supply Chain Tech , we highlight significant B2B supply chain platform and control layer announcements that are coming forth from prominent ERP and enterprise software providers at a particularly rapid rate.

Demand Driven: Can We Sidestep Religious Arguments?

Supply Chain Shaman

Unfortunately, I think the concept of “Demand Driven” is headed down the same path. Let’s face it, the definition of demand-driven is evolving. The 1990’s technologies of Advanced Planning (APS) along with Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) amplify the bullwhip effect within the supply chain resulting in the loss of agility and an inflexible response for the long tail. Demand-Driven Definitions.

Control Tower and Visibility Solution Guide

Supply chain leaders face the daunting challenge of delivering cost-effective services against stiff industry competition. Discover why a unified and converged approach will make all the difference in running an efficient and cost-effective supply chain.