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Demand Planning: Whipped And Chained by Tradition

Supply Chain Shaman

She wrote, “I have been working in the supply chain for 35 years, and we are still trying to solve the “demand” issue. Solving from a supply side seems to work for many companies I work with. Over the last two years, I actively engaged technologists and business leaders to redefine demand planning.

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Making Supply Chain Planning Agile With Modular Planning Technologies

Logistics Viewpoints

“May you live in interesting times,” widely attributed as a Chinese curse, some claim this as a blessing; whichever side you take, this is exactly what’s happening in the supply chain world since 2020, and it looks like we will be living with this blessing/curse for a while longer. Emerging Themes for Supply Chain Planning.

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Do Digital Your Way. Sidestep the Supply Chain Conquistadors

Supply Chain Shaman

In a recent research project, we found that 2/3 of companies had a digital supply chain transformation strategy; however, those that were evolving their strategy performed better during the early months of the pandemic than those that were “clear” on the project plan for a digital transformation. Supply Chain 4.0.

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Elevating The Voice of the Supply Chain Contrarian

Supply Chain Shaman

While companies talk digital, the projects follow traditional supply-centric paths. Wikipedia Unleashing the Contrarian Here are my thoughts this morning over coffee: Gartner Top 25: Really A Celebration of Supply Chain Leadership? We have not achieved supply chain economies of scale. As I listen, I struggle.

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Top Supply Chain Challenges for CPG companies in 2023

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous Supply Chains In this competitive environment, a CPG manufacturer needs to fight to get space on retailer shelves in each region, keep those shelves stocked, compete and collaborate simultaneously with e-commerce, and maintain its operating margins. each with discrete plans generated typically in sequential batch runs.

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How Do We Stop Buying Planning Software the Wrong Way?

Supply Chain Shaman

The burst of spring coupled with my second Pfizer vaccine gives me a glimmer of hope that perhaps the dark curtain of being chained to the home office is lifting. The Process of Software Selection. As the director of planning, Joe is involved in a multi-year process to select a new planning solution. My struggle?

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The Fallacy of the Self-driving Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

”) So, I sat across from a stranger on a cold winter night, the only thing that we had in common was our experience in supply chain planning. . And won’t the supply chain follow suit?” I thought back to the press releases I wrote at prior technology companies, which only had a glimmer of truth.