The Worst Supply Chain in North America

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve been doing some research on the unconventional oil supply chain. I’ve talked to over 20 oil executives and experts about the inbound supply chain that supports oil well production. Petroleum Industry Supply Chain Planning

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).

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.

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.

How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market

ToolsGroup

Trends and other market forces that impact commercial opportunities need to appear on the planning radar. Therefore, traditional push-driven supply chains are wholly unfit for this situation. It bought its main rivals to become North America’s largest fine paper manufacturer. [1]

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).

Winning strategies to defeat supply chain planning complexity

DELMIA Quintiq

You’ve just been analyzing your supply chain’s performance over the last 2 quarters. You need immediate insights – from people who’ve experienced the same problems in their supply chain planning. Flawed inventory data leads to plans that are of little practical use.

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

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

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).

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness tracking and taking supply chain planning to the next level

DELMIA Quintiq

What does this have to do with supply chain planning? As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. In supply chain planning, we are driven by metrics.

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness Tracking and Taking Supply Chain Planning to the Next Level

Talking Logistics

What does this have to do with supply chain planning? As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. In supply chain planning, we are driven by metrics.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. Here I want to use the analogy of the freeing a caged bird to help you think hard about the “Art of the Possible” in planning.

How do supply chain professionals rate their demand forecast’s accuracy?

AIMMS

We are running a quiz to help supply chain professionals address these questions. The quiz has been taken by more than 200 participants across several regions – from North America to Asia Pacific. The majority of them (64%) are in a supply chain role.

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?

AIMMS

With rising supply chain complexity, organizations are racing to improve the pace and quality of decision-making. Source: Gartner, Market Guide for Supply Chain Analytics Technology, May 28, 2019. New ways to digitally represent the supply chain .

Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse. Guest Commentary Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning Transportation Transportation Management Systems

ToolsGroup and Optimas to Discuss Supply Chain Planning Digital Transformation at North American Supply Chain Executive Summit 2019

ToolsGroup

Optimas will share how it’s partnering with ToolsGroup to manage supply chain complexity. BOSTON (Sept 5, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, shared details of its participation with Optimas Solutions, a leading global industrial distributor and service provider, in the North American Supply Chain Summit (NASCES19), taking place September 10-11 in Chicago. .

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.

ToolsGroup and Optimas to Discuss Supply Chain Planning Digital Transformation at North American Supply Chain Executive Summit 2019

ToolsGroup

Optimas will share how it’s partnering with ToolsGroup to manage supply chain complexity. BOSTON (Sept 5, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, shared details of its participation with Optimas Solutions, a leading global industrial distributor and service provider, in the North American Supply Chain Summit (NASCES19), taking place September 10-11 in Chicago. .

Lolli & Pops Implements RELEX’s Supply Chain Planning Solution to Sweeten Their Inventory Planning

RELEX Solutions

Since its founding in 2012, Lolli & Pops has expanded its retail presence and now operates over 58 stores across the US with plans to expand that number by the end of 2018. Lolli & Pops went in search of a solution and selected RELEX’s supply chain planning solution.

Lessons in product transition and supply constraints, via adidas

Kinaxis

by Harish Iyer One of the scary supply chain campfire stories I like to tell is of the CEO who stands in front of Wall Street to explain a revenue miss due to lack of visibility into the inner workings of its supply chain.

Delhaize America Selects RELEX Solutions’ Supply Chain Planning to Help Sharpen Fresh Produce Retail

RELEX Solutions

Launched in North America in 2015 after becoming the fastest growing supply chain technology provider in Europe, RELEX will partner with Delhaize America to enhance its product freshness, forecasting and inventory management at its distribution centers. Read PDF.

RELEX Solutions acquires Galleria RTS as it builds a global end-to-end integrated retail and supply chain planning platform

RELEX Solutions

Acquisition extends RELEX’s supply chain capabilities into assortment & space planning with Galleria’s retail & vendor category optimization solutions. Together, the offering will provide customers with an unparalleled degree of power and agility in retail planning.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Digest. What does it take to create an award-winning supply chain? And last year Costa Express won the “Technology” category award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards , also a top honor. Transformative Supply Chain Planning.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

DELMIA Quintiq

Main stage speakers, Dr. Victor Allis of Quintiq and Noha Tohamy of Gartner discussed the revolution in big data, elaborating on how companies can begin to leverage the enormous amount of business intelligence now available in order to make critical decisions for their operations and supply chain.

What do I need to do to get a drink around here?

DELMIA Quintiq

How Asia challenges beverage supply chains. If you aren’t familiar with Asia, the unique complexities it piles onto your beverage supply chain are hard to see. It is very different in the south and the north of Thailand. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. These 3 master data elements contributed to almost 50-60% of planning issues. This exercise was done before the monthly planning cycle start.

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

Supply Chain Nation

As part of our Expert Insights series, Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Mike Griswold, Research VP at Gartner, to discuss current and future trends in the food retailing industry. 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.

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Three High-impact Areas and Easy Wins in Grocery Retail Supply Chains

RELEX Solutions

A supply chain is always a work in progress. As a supply chain professional, you quickly accept that you will always be fine tuning your operations, though sometimes that feels like more and more effort for diminishing returns. Your supply chain system is only as good as the data you put in it and cleansing and organizing your master data lays strong foundations for future success. We call this holistic approach Unified Retail Planning.

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ToolsGroup Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Worldwide Demand Planning Market Report

ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Worldwide Demand Planning Market Report. ToolsGroup Service Optimizer 99+ supply chain planning software models supply chains with precision and decodes demand uncertainty for reduced cost and increased profitability and planner productivity.

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

The meat supply chain is long and complex, starting from farm to processing to packaging and logistics, right up to retail and catering. Sharing of data across the chain is minimal, if non-existent. Don’t let your planning puzzles and supply chain complexity eat you up.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. plans to rewrite rules that impede self-driving cars (Reuters). 7 years ago yesterday, my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 11.

Digital Path to Purchase: An Outside-in Opportunity

Supply Chain Shaman

At least this is the story for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in North America. The complexity of changing product portfolios and the increase in demand-shaping programs (price and promotion) have distorted demand signals and made supply chain planning more complex.

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

I worked with consultants defining a business case for cloud-based supply chain solutions and new vendors looking to use artificial intelligence to solve the problems of master data management. It was not a good week for supply chain leaders.

New Industrial Distribution Report Features Expert Interview with Jim Tompkins

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Tompkins International is a professional services firm that provides new solutions for supply chain improvement. With headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins also has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International.

An Open Letter to all Women

DynaSys

Today, I am responsible for all of the North America marketing programs for an international best of breed supply chain planning solution company. So, what does this all mean, and how does it relate to supply chain? 2018 Women in Supply Chain Survey.

RELEX Solutions’ Mikko Kärkkäinen Named a 2018 SDCE “Pro to Know”

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions, leader in unified retail planning technology, today announced that Mikko Kärkkäinen, RELEX’s Group CEO, was named a 2018 Provider Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. About Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Read PDF.

Tompkins International Releases New Guide to Goods-to-Person Order Fulfillment

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Tompkins International is a professional services firm that provides new solutions for supply chain improvement. With headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins also has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Creating Supply Chain Excellence Blog: [link].

This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the supply chain and logistics realm, with lots of news related to global trade and technology. Supply chain reaction: trade war refugees race to relocate to Vietnam, Thailand (Reuters).

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