Resolving fluidity challenges in today’s bottlenecked supply chain environment with technology

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

In today’s demanding supply chain environment, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are facing unprecedented supply chain challenges much like larger companies and, as a result, have been investing in their own fleets due to the lack of equipment available in the marketplace

UK manufacturers prioritise cyber risks and a digital future post pandemic says PwC COO Survey

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Managing cyber security risks, workforce changes and growing demands for supply chain security and sustainability are the standout priorities for UK manufacturers over the next two years according to PwC’s latest COO pulse survey

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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.

Creating intelligence in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Covid-19 is straining supply chains around the world, most notably those of pharmaceutical companies. Scarcity of raw materials upstream and overheated demand downstream cause disruptions. Control over their supply chain is a major challenge for all pharma companies today

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

WDT goes new ways to conquer supply chain complexity with Körber

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

WDT banks on the SAP implementation expertise of Körber for expanded business model

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Supply meets demand: New sourcing automation solution targets ocean freight procurement

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Global provider of Intelligent Sourcing Automation, Keelvar, has launched its new AI-powered ocean freight sourcing automation solution

‘Use your loaf’: Bakers Basco boss warns of tensions in bakery supply chain if panic buying reaches pre-lockdown levels.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Paul Empson, General Manager of Bakers Basco, is warning the general public to ‘use one’s loaf’ and avoid panic buying as the possibility of a second nationwide UK lockdown hangs in the balance, to ensure demand doesn’t outstrip supply

Achieving an agile supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Supply chain resilience has never been more important. Global markets are apt to change at a moment’s notice, often a result of dramatic shifts in consumer demand and availability of products – as can be seen most recently, in the restriction in component supply due to global lockdown. These sudden changes in demand can affect manufacturers in every sector

Researchers use tweets to Analyse supply chain issues

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

"The global supply chain has been significantly impacted by COVID-19," according to Michael Wilson, vice president of marketing and packaging at AFFLINK, the sales and marketing organisation for distributors in the US

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

BlueVoyant launches CRx to reduce cyber risk in business ecosystems

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity services company, has launched its Cyber Risk Management (CRx) suite of services for business ecosystems, including entire supply chains and investment portfolios

Abu Dhabi Ports acquires MICCO to become a leading provider of fully integrated supply chain logistics solutions

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Abu Dhabi Ports, part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy, has announced another step in its drive to enhance the emirate’s rank as an international hub for trade and logistics with the acquisition of MICCO Logistics

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

There are now only five weeks until Digital Supply Chain will be returning to Amsterdam. So if you haven’t already booked your seat, now is the time

Supply chain attacks on the rise as one of the biggest new threat vectors as organisations scramble to close gaps

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

the cloud-delivered endpoint protection solutions provider, has announced the results of its global supply chain survey, Securing the Supply Chain, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne CrowdStrike Inc.,

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

Top 10 Tips to Effective Demand Planning in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for all the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain House

Demand Planning by Segmentation-based Exceptions

Arkieva

Demand planners are facing unprecedented pressures caused by the all-time high number of planning combinations. Supply chain planning software can help. Demand Planning by Segmentation-based Exceptions was first posted on September 20, 2022 at 8:49 am. ©2017

Can Improving Forecast Accuracy Address Our Demand Planning Woes?

Logistics Viewpoints

If “the forecast is always wrong,” is improving forecast accuracy even the solution to our demand planning woes? In spite of investment in effective tools, I regularly hear from supply chain leaders express frustration that their teams don’t “trust the box.”

How Does Demand Sensing Differ from Forecasting for Demand Planning?

Logility

The promise of demand sensing is that we can do a better job of anticipating and planning for short-term changes in demand. For today’s supply chain planner, the art and especially the science of forecasting demand have evolved. The goal of demand sensing.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

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.

Demand Planning: Differentiated Forecast Strategy

Arkieva

Demand Planning: Differentiated Forecast Strategy was first posted on January 26, 2021 at 8:15 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

FMCG Demand Planning: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Enchange Supply Chain House is available for those wishing to embark on a structured, medium-term journey towards Supply Chain excellence. FMCG Supply Chain Forecasting & Demand Planning supply chain excellence

Demand Planning

SupplyPike

What is a demand plan? Demand planning tells you how much inventory you can expect to sell, down to the regional level. Demand planning helps identify potential expansions to your product line or supply, as well as potential threats to your sales.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Tiger Woods, Demand Planning and Machine Learning

Adexa

Traditional demand planning techniques rely on past data in order to forecast the future. This event also invalidated the traditional techniques of demand planning and forecasting since they depend on past data to predict the future.

High Velocity Demand Planning

Adexa

One thing we may have learned from Covid-19 pandemic is that the velocity of the supply chain is central to on-time delivery. But speed is not only on the supply side, it is also on the demand side. How quickly do you know about potential shortages and or increase in demand?

AI-powered Demand Planning for Building Materials and Cement Industry: How To Balance Supply & Demand

ThroughPut

While the construction industry itself poses some unique challenges in supply chains across the world, cement manufacturing comes with its own diverse set of differentiators like the ones mentioned below: Top unique challenges of cement industry. Increasing Supply Chain Visibility.

Should You Outsource Demand Planning?

ToolsGroup

But now they have started outsourcing supply chain business processes like demand planning, allowing them to focus on other business processes while gaining access to world class capabilities. Here are three common drivers of companies considering outsourcing: Excess time spent on forecasting is sapping resources away from value-added tasks, and planners are spending a huge amount of time cleansing data and doing analyses to get to a plan.

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.

Demand Planning Key Features

DynaSys

When formulating a Demand plan , you need to strike the balance between having sufficient stock levels to meet customer demands without having surplus. This means leveraging the right tools and data to build your demand plan from the outset. Real time planning.

Quick Start Guide to Using Machine Learning for Demand Planning

ToolsGroup

Anyone who has done demand planning knows it is extremely complex, with forecasting challenges and rapidly shifting consumer demand, often exacerbated by seasonality, new product introductions, promotions, and myriad causal factors (e.g. The good news is that these characteristics make demand planning a perfect fit for artificial intelligence solutions. The forecast generated by these algorithms degrades as the demand patterns evolve over time.

The Demand Planning cycle

DynaSys

The demand planning cycle is a supply chain management process that uses forecasting to understand the demand for products. Demand planning strikes the balance between having sufficient stock levels to meet demand without having surplus.

What is Demand Planning

DynaSys

Demand planning helps ensure deliverability and satisfaction of your customers through a supply chain management process of forecasting and predicting demand. Demand planning helps with the ebbs and flows of a changing marketplace.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

What is the ‘Secret Sauce’ to Improve Demand Planning?

Arkieva

Successful demand planning requires a stable and sustainable planning process that is continuously reviewed and improved. What is the ‘Secret Sauce’ to Improve Demand Planning?

Configuring Your Demand Planning Software for Maximum Value

CHAINalytics

A demand planning application should generate value that goes beyond statistical forecasts. With the IPO of cloud-based data warehousing company Snowflake, the value proposition of demand planning software has changed.

Selecting the Best S&OP Software: 7 Tips for Success

River Logic

S&OP Demand Planning Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply chain software

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Building the ROI Case for Demand Planning

Arkieva

Businesses spend a lot of time and money in improving their demand planning. Building the ROI Case for Demand Planning was first posted on April 5, 2022 at 7:43 am. ©2017 However, the ROI is not always forthcoming.

The Pandemic Crisis Management Handbook for Procurement Managers

The COVID-19 pandemic has left a huge negative impact on the global economy. At these uncertain times, the c-suite alone cannot prepare an organization for this pandemic, there is much that procurement leaders can do to lessen the impact. The goal of this ebook is to give procurement leaders a sense of why it is time for them to step up and lead, how to turn their challenges into opportunities, tasks they can perform to tackle this pandemic, and tools they can use to collaborate better and enhance spend visibility.