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

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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.

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.

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: 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). .

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.

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.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

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?

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 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.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. Check out our updated Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings!

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.

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.

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.

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?

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

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.

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.

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

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.

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

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.

US-China Trade Conflict Calls for Scenario Planning

Resilinc

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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!

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.

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

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

Have you chosen the right scenario?

DELMIA Quintiq

I was trying to explain scenario planning to someone unfamiliar with the concept when it hit me – it’s like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. To receive the full benefits of scenario planning, certain key conditions have to be met. Otherwise, your sales and operation planning decisions are made upon sub-optimal data, which is not helpful or desirable. If you want to optimize your sales and operation planning, here’s some advice to get you started: 1.

Getting Started with Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

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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.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.