ToolsGroup Names David Barton General Manager of North America

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (May 13, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, announced today that David Barton has joined ToolsGroup as the new general manager of North America.

Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

Logility

Is Demand Planning just a stepping stone? Dan Gilmore at Supply Chain Digest has some interesting survey numbers that may light a fire under some demand planning teams. Let us know how your organization values its planning function.

Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

Logility

Is Demand Planning just a stepping stone? Dan Gilmore at Supply Chain Digest has some interesting survey numbers that may light a fire under some demand planning teams. Let us know how your organization values its planning function.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive supply chain planning processes. Several years ago ToolsGroup pioneered business process outsourcing (BPO) as an alternative to in-house supply chain planning (SCP).

Different Strokes for Different Folks (to Yield Better Results?)?

Supply Chain Shaman

Disruption in supply chain planning is happening. We are on a path to reinvent decision-support technologies like supply chain planning. They were very proud of their work in planning with a number of pharmaceutical manufacturers. The life of a demand planner is tough.

Will the Rapidly Shrinking Store Save Retail?

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content Consumer Packaged Goods Forecasting & Demand Planning North AmericaThe biggest change for the decades-old shopping center anchor? It was now just half its size. The store had done away with its entire second floor, concentrating its efforts on its appliance and mattress departments on the ground level.

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. It also has a further four warehouses in The Netherlands, North America, Russia, and in Finland.

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. You can easily solve for supply chain disruptions with on-demand warehousing.

Three Steps to a Better Statistical Forecast Setup

Arkieva

I was talking to a director of demand planning for a big chemical company at a trade show a few months ago. For example: Demand in the Asia-Pacific (AP) region might need to be forecasted at a different level and using different methods compared to the demand in North America.

Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

The other is Chainalytics demand benchmarking. Demand planning processes lack standardization and self-reported data is suspect. The average MAPE for North America was 36% while the European average MAPE was 45%. Get serious about demand modeling.

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.

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

There has been a lot of news about driverless cars, and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit there was also some news about “driverless” supply chain planning when two companies described supply chain planning with almost no human intervention. Supply Chain Planning

A Hierarchy of Needs for Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Similarly to a human being’s need of self-actualization, supply chain systems are designed to achieve high service levels while being cognizant of competing pressures such as demand volatility, competition, etc. General Supply Chain Planning

Demand Forecasting: The Unfair Competitive Advantage

Logility

falls on the shoulders of the sourcing and supply functions, rather than the demand planners. Supply planners and sourcing groups have less exposure to the market demand yet are expected to fully understand what is going on. Demand Planning: A High-Level Activity.

Demand Forecasting: The Unfair Competitive Advantage

Logility

falls on the shoulders of the sourcing and supply functions, rather than the demand planners. Supply planners and sourcing groups have less exposure to the market demand yet are expected to fully understand what is going on. Demand Planning: A High-Level Activity.

U.S. E-tailer Thrive Market Building World-Class Supply Chain with RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions

Thrive Market , a membership-based e-commerce retailer, has partnered with RELEX Solutions to integrate and improve its supply chain, including demand forecasting, replenishment, allocations and promotion forecasting. Read PDF.

Supply Chain Management Giant Genpact Acquiring Barkawi Management Consultants

EFT

Barkawi Management Consultants specializes in providing both strategic and operational supply chain management services, including areas like supply chain strategy design and execution, demand planning, supply planning, sales and ops planning, distribution strategy, and design. Mike Landry, who has been president of Barkawi North America, will lead the integrated Genpact global supply chain business.

Beyond Planning, the Next-Gen Supply Chain – A Focal Story

DynaSys

Focal generates more than 75% of their revenue outside of France, mainly in North America and Asia. For this project, Focal choose to implement the DynaSys Ready-to-Plan (RTP) solution, a pre-configured solution, that allowed for a quick installation of demand planning within the company. Furthermore, the solution helped Focal work on their sales budget for the upcoming year, and enabled them to plan the entire sales budget for 2019.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Our Demand planning processes are also evolving based on ever-changing business needs. We are stronger in supply than demand. Local resources, in the countries of final distribution, manage demand and inventory planning.

Meet our Spring additions

Alloy

Most recently, Adrienne led North American national sales at YG Acoustics , where she coordinated everything from demand planning to marketing budgets, product setup, and overall process development to create business. consumer-electronics consumer-goods planning sales retail

RELEX Helps Farm Boy to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

RELEX Solutions

With expansion plans underway, including new store openings, Farm Boy’s growth rate of 25-30% presents the company with new and complex inventory and supply chain management challenges. If a replenishment planning system can do that it can do almost anything. Read PDF. Farm Boy Inc.

ToolsGroup to Showcase Service-Driven Supply Chain Planning at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (May 8, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, today shared details of its participation in the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, taking place May 13-16 in Phoenix.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

9) Carter McNabb , Partner at GRA Supply Chain Consultants Global supply chain operational efficiency is derived from a combination of supply chain strategy, planning and execution. The key is to ensure strategy, planning and execution are integrated and aligned across global supply chains.

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ChainLink Research: Making Allocations Smarter

Logility

Currently, the concept of an in season or rapid refresh that responds to current demand is not an allocation practice within many retail organizations. There are several key areas today where retailers can use a dynamic allocation approach, making the process smarter, to support real demand now and sales over time. Create a foundation for planning through execution. Software that allows for classification of products helps retailers plan by many vectors.

Ivanka Janssen: “We have one plan throughout the company that drives all targets”

Supply Chain Movement

We have one plan throughout the company that drives all targets”. Under this banner I drive the whole change in S&OP which means anything from establishing the demand driven value chain, optimising distribution networks in different countries, to helping distributors optimise their working capitals. This has changed with the implementation of annual customer planning. Now they should have an annual plan that can be shaped every month.

Exciting and Challenging Times Ahead for Food Retailers: An Interview with Gartner’s Mike Griswold

Supply Chain Nation

The second challenge is on the demand side. There is still a relative lack of maturity in food retailing here in North America; in the area of forecasting and replenishment in particular, getting to a common demand platform starting from the store and working backwards—an item/store/day-level forecast that represents store demand. Certainly in an order online/pick-up in store world there are a lot of ramifications for the demand signal—I need to have product.

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S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #6

Supply Chain Trend

Based in the UK he has consulted in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. After the first workshop we went back to our divisions and started designing processes to pull together existing work in areas such as new product introduction, forecasting and supply planning.

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7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

In 2014, Deere & Company was listed 80th in the Fortune 500 America’s ranking and was 307th in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 ranking. Introducing a formal S&OP planning process. The North Bend facility is always full of lifting equipment. Supply and demand planning.