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.,

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain in Times of Disruption

Disruptions expose gaps in the supply chain and amplify problems. What can be done? Research by GEP and North Carolina State University shows how tech can fix the gaps and ensure supply chain resilience and optimization. Download now!

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

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.

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.

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

Perfect Your Back-to-School Strategy with End-to-End Ocean Visibility

Speaker: Mark Delaney and Steve Dowse

In this webinar, we discuss key challenges in product availability, ways to create agility in your supply chain operations despite ocean disruptions, and how end-to-end ocean visibility can mitigate key retail concerns this back-to-school season and beyond.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Demand Planning: One System to Rule Them All

Logility

Food and beverage, consumer electronics, life sciences, durable goods all have to deal with product seasonality, lifecycles, assortments, promotions and demand signals across multiple planning horizons and more. Figure 1 : A Single Planning Solution to Span Multiple Planning Horizons.

Top 5 Supply Chain Processes That Need Better Collaboration Right Now

A lack of collaboration is a leading cause of supply chain headaches. GEP offers 5 remedies to ease your pain. Download this guide for must-have tools and processes for better supplier interactions.

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.

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.

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.

8 Reasons Why Your Supply Chain Needs a Low-Code/No-Code Digital Platform

Low-code/no-code is a powerful innovation in software development that’s already redefining what’s possible with digital supply chain and procurement platforms. Read this whitepaper from TechTarget and GEP to see how it can benefit your enterprise.