95% of FMCG retailers say inventory optimisation is top priority for 2021

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Symphony RetailAI, the provider of integrated AI-enabled marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and manufacturers, has announced findings from its Category Planning & Assortment Optimisation Executive Survey, conducted in partnership with Incisiv.

Leveraging Scenario Planning for S&OP Decision Support

AIMMS

Sales and Operations Planning has become the preferred method to facilitate clear and formal communication between the demand and supply sides of a business. To address this, Gartner advises organizations to adopt scenario planning for S&OP.

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Scenario Planning Examples: What COVID-19 Has Taught Us

River Logic

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Scenario Planning Examples: What COVID-19 Has Taught Us

River Logic

Scenario Analysis COVID-19 supply chain risk Scenario planning coronavirus

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

How Can What-If Scenario Planning Help Plan for Brexit?

Arkieva

In my previous blog, I addressed how what-if analysis can help supply chains when faced with uncertainty. This blog is an attempt to delve into some specific what-if scenarios that could arise due to Brexit. How Can What-If Scenario Planning Help Plan for Brexit?

What-If Scenario Planning – Part 3

Arkieva

Picking up from where I left off in my previous blog, I will look at a few more scenarios in both short and long terms in this blog. Even though Brexit is the theme for these scenarios, the underlying principles apply to any situation with uncertainty in supply planning.

Respond to Volatile Supply Conditions with “What-if” Scenario Planning  

Logility

Supply variability today. It’s tempting to think of supply variability as a recent phenomenon caused by COVID-19. Supply chain professionals know better. Supply disruptions are as old as trade itself. What’s the Smart Response to Ongoing Supply Variability?

IBP Scenario Modeling for Recovery, Restructuring and Resilience

AIMMS

Those that also leverage scenarios in IBP are even better prepared to deal with the supply chain shocks caused by COVID-19. Our second webinar delved deeper into the technology aspect, focusing on analytical capabilities and scenario modeling.

Scenario Planning: Supply Chains Need a Plan

DynaSys

It’s a universal truth that in supply chains there has to be a plan. A plan of what is going to be sold, a plan of what inventory is needed to meet the demand, a plan of what to make, and a plan of what to buy. Scenario planning provides resilience.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Leveraging Scenario Planning for S&OP Decision Support

AIMMS

Sales and Operations Planning has become the preferred method to facilitate clear and formal communication between the demand and supply sides of a business. To address this, Gartner advises organizations to adopt scenario planning for S&OP.

Scenario Planning Trigger Points: Creating an Integrated Response to Scenarios

Supply Chain Brain

In this webinar, we provide insights on how to best utilize Integrated Scenario Planning as a decision-making tool by understanding Trigger Points, Response Plans, and related Roles & Responsibilities

Scenario Planning: Predict What-Ifs and Disrupt Them with Integrated, Continuous Planning

Logility

Dramatic shifts are happening too quickly to reserve strategic planning as a traditionally annual exercise. The True Meaning of What-If Scenario Planning . More importantly, they open the door to a continuous cycle of integrated business planning (IBP). .

Time to Automate Scenario Analysis in Supply Chain Planning

Adexa

Time to Automate Scenario Analysis in Supply Chain Planning What-if scenario analysis is widely used by supply chain professionals in order to find the best response to an event in the past or one that is likely in the future.

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

Amplify the Value of Global F&B Networks with Scenario Planning

Logility

What-if analysis for F&B is quickly becoming a tool of choice to coordinate sales and operations planning (S&OP), align with supply chain partners, and track the effectiveness of the overall network. Q: How can F&B supply chains keep up and regain their foothold?

Scenario Planning Lifecycle – Part 2

DynaSys

In the previous blog article we discussed dynamic scenario planning driven by disruption and digitization and where do supply chain scenarios come from. A scenario is a true parallel plan that exists separate from and concurrent with the baseline. .

It’s time to shake up supply chain scenario simulation

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Scenario simulation is nothing new in supply chain. Practitioners have long heralded it as a sign of a mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) process. Having the ability to model and simulate the impacts of a change in your supply chain — whether it’s a sudden increase in demand, the loss of a key supplier or an unexpected capacity constraint — is a critical success factor. some companies are still using scenarios the same old way.

How to Use What-if Scenarios to Create a Dynamic IBP Paradigm

Arkieva

Taking the time to perform what-if analyses on a regular basis with real and speculative events, gives planners tremendous insight into what parts of the supply chain are most sensitive to changes.

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Materials shortages , demand fluctuations and plan t closures have led many organizations to revisit their supplier relationships, as well as distribution and production locations.

What is Scenario “What if?” Planning

DynaSys

Today, I want to talk about Scenario planning, also known as “What if” or contingency planning. In order to plan, we need a strategy – Long term. So, after 6 months I would run a marathon, feel good about it, then most likely stop due to unconsidered scenarios – Injury, fatigue, missing my family. The point is, we can’t plan unless we know our goals and have a strategy to reach them. If we don’t plan “what if?” Hello.

Spending too much time on data crunching, not enough on resilient planning decisions? You’re not alone.

AIMMS

Supply chain data is critical to the planning function. Our recent Planning Maturity Assessment shows that 4 5 % of organizations are satisfied with their data quality, to some degree. How much time are supply chain teams spending on data?

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Add Dynamic Scenario Planning to your supply chain – Part 1

DynaSys

This article is the first part of a two-parts article series dedicated to Scenario Planning. Is a new supply chain model required? This is where dynamic scenario planning comes to play. Dynamic Scenario Planning. Predefined scenarios. scenario.

5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

IBP Scenario Modeling for Recovery, Restructuring and Resilience

AIMMS

Those that also leverage scenarios in IBP are even better prepared to deal with the supply chain shocks caused by COVID-19. Our second webinar delved deeper into the technology aspect, focusing on analytical capabilities and scenario modeling.

US-China Trade Conflict Calls for Scenario Planning

Resilinc

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Supply Chain Planning for Dummies

Logistics Viewpoints

S upply chain planning requires constraints to be mapped. Supply chain management has been in the news. But the intricacies of supply chain management are beyond the grasp of most. One key solution used to help manage complex supply chains is supply chain planning (SCP).

What-if Scenario Planning is a Waste of Time

Adexa

Everyone loves what-if planning because it allows you to change certain variables and see what the potential outcome might be and then pick the “ best ” strategy. There are millions of variables in any supply chain model. How do you know your selected scenario is the best one? It is probably the best that one can do given the limited computational capability of humans but it is not the best scenario and certainly not the optimized scenario!

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Planning for Uncertainty in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Eisenhower once stated, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Today, ‘no plan survives contact with the enemy’ is the popular reconfiguration of this concept.”[1] ” Improving Supply Chain Planning.

Do you have feasible Scenario Planning capabilities?

Prophetic Technology

For enterprises to manage the global-uncertain environment that makes painful a steady growth, businesses need to develop new alternatives or scenarios to guarantee a better future. Scenario Planning is an efficient tool that tries out strategies or roadmaps to align them to what businesses want to achieve, to find out what is not working that needs to change to do better. supply chain planning

Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers with Lisa Bruno

The Logistics of Logistics

Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers with Lisa Bruno. Lisa Bruno and Joe Lynch talk about the worst case scenarios for freight brokers. CarrierDirect is a management consulting and technology development firm focused on transportation, logistics, and supply chain.

Webinar: Supply Chain Integration Scenarios

Bristlecone

Digital supply chain transformation with intelligent solutions holds the key to achieving end-to-end visibility across functions. During this webinar, you’ll learn about various integration scenarios as well as: How SAP integrations accelerate time to value.

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Getting Started with Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

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Back to basics: Scenario planning towards effective S&OP

DELMIA Quintiq

Today’s supply chain planning and optimization technology allow companies to establish a vertically integrated S&OP process. Scenario planning is an essential pillar of this process. Prepare for any eventuality in the supply chain. Read also: 5 tips for better S&OP scenario planning. When to create scenarios. How to create integrated supply chain scenarios. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

How do you become a scenario planning expert?

DELMIA Quintiq

A scenario planning expert would. When Dr. Freek Aertsen co-hosted a Quintiq webinar with Dr. Michiel Jansen on scenario planning towards effective S&OP, he asked participants how often they conducted scenario planning. 48% only conducted scenario planning when discussing changes in demand versus forecast. Given how vital scenario planning is to a company’s stability and profitability, I’m always surprised at these results.

Fashion Industry Challenges Require Elegant Demand Planning

ToolsGroup

When you’re perusing luxury handbags online, or testing which cocktail dress suits you the best, you probably don’t pause to consider all the supply chain complexities and analytics required to ensure the fashion items you’re craving are in-stock. by Nicola Buttolo, CEO Carpe Diem Valuenet.

4 Reasons to Break Up With Excel and Move to Digital Supply Chain Planning

Trust your supply chain forecasts: adopt a predictive intelligence platform to outperform your supply chain goals, overcome challenges of spreadsheet-based planning, reduce risks, enhance customer satisfaction, and improve the bottom line.