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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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Fresh Demand Planning: How AI Empowers Retailers

Logistics Viewpoints

Given that we are in the age of AI/ML, I often think of how the small deli where I worked was a perfect training ground for applying AI/ML in fresh supply chain planning. There are various use cases of AI/ML for fresh demand planning of products, from producers to large grocery chains and even small delis in suburban Pennsylvania.

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Demand Planning. When The Answer To Two Simple Questions Is Not So Simple.

Supply Chain Shaman

(The planning team was defending the status quo without questioning current practices and how to improve them.) The question was, “How can I redefine demand planning processes to use channel data?” Their question was, “Why were consumer products companies not using retail data to drive demand processes?”

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Make Room for Leadership to Drive S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

In my recent Mea Culpa post, I mentioned my prior work on Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), and the importance of leadership. Leadership and S&OP? If you have walked in the shoes of the supply chain leader, you are probably laughing by now. Supply chain complexity is analogous to cholesterol.

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Supply Chain Digital Transformation Guide 2022

Does your supply chain need a refresh? Newsflash: digital supply chains allow for integration and visibility to every aspect of the movement of goods/services. Don't let your supply chain become a thing of the past; download this guide to embrace the future!

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Reshaping Supply Chain Management through AI-First Demand Planning

Logility

In an era marked by rapid market shifts and evolving business landscapes, precision and speed in demand planning have transcended from being mere advantages to absolute imperatives. This was the central theme of Piet Buyck’s recent webinar, “Implementing an AI-First Demand Planning Solution.”

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Demand Planning Software: Your Comprehensive Guide 

Logility

Good forecasting leads to good demand planning —and good demand planning means better profitability. That’s why it’s essential to be sure you’re equipping your organization with the right demand planning software. Here are our answers to some of the most common questions about demand planning software.

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GEP Procurement & Supply Chain Tech Trends Report

And for procurement and supply chain leaders looking to harness the power of technology to navigate complex challenges and an uncertain business environment, keeping up with the latest trends can be its own obstacle. So, what’s on the technological horizon for procurement and supply chain for the year ahead?

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends?

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The Cost-Plus World of Supply Chains: The Macroeconomic and Geopolitical Environment

In "The Cost-Plus World of Supply Chains: The Macroeconomic and Geopolitical Environment," you'll find lessons from AT&T and GSK on managing today’s supply chain disruptions.

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Leveraging Data Analytics to Build a Truly Connected and Collaborative Supply Chain

The C-suite is laser-focused on supply chain performance. This GEP-sponsored report will show you how to leverage data for a collaborative supply chain that delivers results and how to future-proof supply chain management strategies.

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5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Supply Chain Network Design. Sales and operations planning (S&OP). Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE). Read about 5 use cases. Inventory optimization. Warehouse optimization.

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Overcoming the Accuracy vs Agility Trade-Off in Demand Planning & Forecasting

Agility and accuracy don’t necessarily need to be at logger heads. In-fact, anticipatory agility enabled by AI and Machine Learning can move the accuracy frontier forward in terms of validity and consistency driving significant business value.

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Geopolitical & Regulatory Issues: The Path Forward in Supply Chain & Logistics

Speaker: Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD - President of LMA Consulting Group, S&OP Expert, and Speaker

The world of supply chain and logistics has been plagued with volatility, disruptions, and increased regulations. In this webinar, we will talk about the current status of the supply chain and what the successful and unsuccessful paths forward will look like.

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.