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Recreating the environment in which historical demand occurred

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

At last year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference analyst Tom Enright summarised the essence of successful demand forecasting with the following statement: “ Demand forecast accuracy depends on your ability to recreate the environment in which historical demand occurred.”.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Bronwen Hann, President at Argentus

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. 6 Reasons Supply Chain Employees Look For New Jobs! At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling & Logistics

As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . . Graham Parker. . More devastation from different natural disasters seems to have been reported in the last year than we’re typically used to seeing.

What You Need for an Unbeatable Inbound Freight Management Strategy


Managing inbound freight is one of the most crucial parts of running a successful supply chain, but the fact is… it’s hard! Each supplier is likely to have different characteristics and the receiving company can be negatively affected by suppliers’ inefficiencies such as low levels of visibility, lack of standardization and poor communication. When companies […]. The post What You Need for an Unbeatable Inbound Freight Management Strategy appeared first on Kuebix.

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.

Becoming the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise


The DDAE model has a defined development path for companies to achieve increasing levels of success through their demand driven transformation. This path has five distinct stages. The entire path is depicted below. Each stage is explained in more detail below. Stage 1: Operational Efficiency (Cost).

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Opinion: The Benefits of a Data-Driven Supply Chain


For decades, manufacturers have used quantitative methods such as Statistical Process Control, Lean and Six Sigma to maximize the efficiency and reliability of their production processes. Op Ed IoT Supply Chain Visibility

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.14 - 1.18

Aborn and Co.

Legacy procurement systems cause Oregon office to overspend by up to $1.6B, TMS market matures as shippers see millions in savings, Ecom boom congestion costs billions, FedEx's foray into final-mile bulky goods, and much more in this week's ATSCNYNTK

[Infographic] How to Win Customers with Click and Collect


Life seems to get busier and busier and I’m always looking for the low hanging fruit that can save a little bit of time and increase efficiency in some way.

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Procurement Trends 2019 – what’s your priority?


By Katalin Brennan. There is no shortage of predictions from procurement experts and companies. Instead of trying to list them all, I wanted to group them into the three major categories that may simplify your job. Anyone can purchase products and services so procurement, as a department, has the challenge of showing value in every aspect of their existence. Talent. The race for procuring, pun intended, the best talent has been challenging.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

[PODCAST] What are the Full Cost Savings of a Transportation Management System


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

RELEX Solutions Receives 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2018. The Green Supply Chain Awards recognize providers of supply chain solutions who assist their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals within their operations and supply chains. They also recognize companies making sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy.

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Supply Chain News on Do Not Write Truck Platooning Off Yet, Pelaton CEO Says

Supply Chain Digest

Remarks Come after Daimler Says it Is Abandoning Platooning Technology

Why should I attend IMAGINE SUMMIT 2019?


Axway’s IMAGINE SUMMIT promises to be one of the most inspiring and informative events of the year as the Hybrid Integration Platform (HIP) redefines the future of ecosystem engagement, customer experiences and business innovation.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

5 regulations to watch in 2019

DAT Solutions

The ELD mandate transformed the trucking industry last year. The dust has finally started to settle, but more changes could be on the horizon.

Trends 2019: Information Technology

Enterra Insights

Information technology (IT) is a big tent covering a lot of technologies. The importance of IT for today’s organizations cannot be understated. We live in the Digital Age — an age in which humongous amounts of data are generated, stored, and analyzed. IT helps organizations stay afloat in this sea of data and propels them into a better-informed future.

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4 goals to consider when expanding your business internationally


In the age of globalization, the decision to expand your business into international markets is really a no-brainer.

What is Master Data?

HICX Solutions

What is Master Data? We talk about master data a lot here at HICX, but we appreciate that sometimes it’s necessary to take a step back and think about this subject from the point of view of someone who doesn’t spend their entire day wading through pools of data.

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

The Top 5 Myths about Demand Planning Implementations

The Smart Software

We just need to feed our demand histories into our new statistical methods, and we can start planning more effectively. Not quite: it’s about the technology and the process.

What is the most popular demand planning software?


Given how important demand planning is for consumer goods makers, you’d think teams are using really advanced tools for it, right? Especially in consumer electronics, where many of the companies are based in Silicon Valley and are pushing the boundaries of technology in their own products.

Common Types of Touch Panels

Insights Solutions Global

Touch panels are widely used in smart devices such as your laptop and mobile phones. What is the basic theory of the touch panel? What are the differences between touch panels and touch panels? The post Common Types of Touch Panels appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Touch Panel

Talking Logistics & MercuryGate – Visibility & Collaboration Video


The post Talking Logistics & MercuryGate – Visibility & Collaboration Video appeared first on MercuryGate International. Resource Hub Videos

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

It’s Time to Make Inventory Management Improvement Your Top Business New Year’s Resolution for 2019


Pat yourself on the back — you’ve made it through Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas! Keep in mind though, there are still January sales to manage and many things can still go wrong for business owners during this period, especially with tracking and inventory management. There’s no time like the present to get your business into better shape for the new year ahead.

‘Where the Trucks Are’


‘Where the boys are, someone waits for me’. A smiling face, a warm embrace. Two arms to hold me tenderly’. Connie Francis sang this famous song from another era, that spoke to teen angst and love in 1950’s America.

Claritum recognised for Technology and Innovation


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Claritum Bath Life Awards Finalist. Claritum recognised for Technology and Innovation. This year Bath Life Awards has seen record entries. One category had 46 entrants alone! So it was great to be recognised as a Finalist in the Technology and Innovation category. The Bath Life Awards are the business highlight of the city. They are the most prestigious, most tightly contested Awards with the greatest number of local companies involved.

Automating Multi-Tier Processes, Elemica & crossinx Deliver Chemical Manufacturers Blockchain Pilot

Supply Chain 24/7

Elemica, a leading Digital Supply Network for process manufacturing industries, and crossinx, a network for financial business collaboration solutions, have announced the completion of a successful blockchain pilot project between leading global chemical manufacturers as part of an innovation initiative testing new technologies that will redefine B2B processes and support digital transformation

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.