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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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Supply Chain Planning Software Vendor Selection: What they Won’t Tell You

Logility

Selecting a new enterprise technology or supply chain planning software provider can be wrought with challenge and risk. Specifically: people have lost their jobs over poor technology selections and failed implementation projects. This is especially true in supply chain planning & management platforms.

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Embracing the Supply Chain as A Complex Non-linear System

Supply Chain Shaman

This weekend, I edited the Supply Chains to Admire report. Planning Needs to Change. We have successfully reduced warehouse labor, but planning is more labor intensive today, and less effective. This work completed in 2013 defined the Supply Chains to Admire. The full report publishes this week.

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5 Steps Supply Chain Planning Solutions Implementation Success

Logility

When it comes to implementing supply chain planning and operations solutions, success relies heavily upon an organization’s ability to identify and document its desired value measures and outcomes, and to align those with its solutions provider. 1 Co-develop a business case with vendors. 3 Align on goals and KPIs.

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How Can CIOs Accelerate Supply Chain Transformation? Think Less Planning, More Real-Time Decision-Making

Logistics Viewpoints

As an engineer, former solutions architect and now CEO of a leading supply chain technology company, I have a real affinity and respect for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and their teams, without whom successful enterprise technology deployments would be impossible. We’re just not meeting customer expectations.

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Top 6 Retail Trends & Supply Chain Planning Challenges in 2023

Logistics Viewpoints

That’s why staying on top of the latest supply chain planning trends is so important – they can make all the difference when it comes to staying competitive, reducing costs, and meeting your customers’ needs. Here are some highlights from these trends in 2023 and implications on supply chain planning.

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Supply Chain Normalcy? Think Again.

Supply Chain Shaman

The global supply chain is built on three assumptions: rational government policy, availability of reasonably priced logistics, and low variability. In March 2023, the Global Supply Chain Pressure Index fell to the lowest level since November 2008. Over the past three years, supply chain cycles shifted.