What is Supply Chain Planning Software and How Can it be Used Effectively? Part 2

DELMIA Quintiq

In part 2 this blog series, I will conclude with advantages that can be expected within the world of supply chain planning software through the lens of Dassault Systèmes DELMIA. Advantages of supply chain planning.

How Do We Stop Buying Planning Software the Wrong Way?

Supply Chain Shaman

The burst of spring coupled with my second Pfizer vaccine gives me a glimmer of hope that perhaps the dark curtain of being chained to the home office is lifting. The Process of Software Selection. For you, what defines a feasible plan? How do you define excellence in planning?

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Making Supply Chain Planning Agile With Modular Planning Technologies

Logistics Viewpoints

“May you live in interesting times,” widely attributed as a Chinese curse, some claim this as a blessing; whichever side you take, this is exactly what’s happening in the supply chain world since 2020, and it looks like we will be living with this blessing/curse for a while longer.

Trucker Tools with Kary Jablonski

The Logistics of Logistics

Kary Jablonski and Joe Lynch discuss Trucker Tools. Kary is the CEO of Trucker Tools , the leading carrier relationship management platform that helps brokers grow their carrier network, book loads digitally, track freight, and build enduring relationships with carriers to drive reuse.

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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.

How to Select Supply Chain Planning Software

ToolsGroup

Selecting the right supply chain planning technology isn’t simply about solving a current challenge. The implications are much broader–if you implement the wrong software, you hinder your organization’s overall supply chain strategy and business objectives.

Nespresso Optimizes Orders and Inventory with End-to-End Digital Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Nespresso’s complex coffee supply chain. Nespresso addressed this challenge by digitizing its end-to-end supply chain – from demand forecasts to order deliveries to points-of-sale—thanks to ToolsGroup’s digital supply chain planning platform.

Avoiding Dead-end Streets As We Build the Future of Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I spoke at a University of Wisconsin event on responsiveness and ASCM on the future of supply chain planning. Here I want to share insights on my beliefs on the future of Supply Chain Planning. Lights-out Planning. Real-time Planning.

What is Capacity Planning? Supply Chain Planning’s Feng Shui Strategy for Success

ToolsGroup

In a vacuum, we all know how supply chain planning works. You ensure supply meets demand across a multitude of factors, including market demand, internal and external forces, and your own ability to manage the chaos. Unfortunately, capacity planning comes with restraints.

Autonomous Planning in Supply Chain: 4 Must-Haves for Next-Generation Platforms

Logistics Viewpoints

I was hoping the retail chains carrying this brand had some in their stores, but after checking 10+ retailers, to my surprise, it was nowhere to be found, and the only website that had it was charging $200 more than the MSRP! The planning platforms need to evolve with changing business needs.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Supply Chain Planning in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Planning would be a lot easier if the world were a less complicated and more predictable place in which to conduct business. military eventually adopted the term in its planning efforts. The more interdependencies a system contains, the more complex it is.”

How Do We Stop Buying Planning Software the Wrong Way?

Supply Chain Shaman

The burst of spring coupled with my second Pfizer vaccine gives me a glimmer of hope that perhaps the dark curtain of being chained to the home office is lifting. The Process of Software Selection. For you, what defines a feasible plan? How do you define excellence in planning?

What is Supply Chain Planning Software and How Can it be Used Effectively? Part 1

DELMIA Quintiq

In this blog series, I’ll take a look at the current state and future evolution that can be expected within the world of supply chain planning software through the lens of Dassault Systèmes DELMIA. What is supply chain planning?

A Story of Throwing the Baby Out With The Bathwater in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2004, I worked with a Midwest North American meatpacker to help define its supply chain strategy. The answer changes day-to-day and requires an optimization engine to measure market potential and align the supply chain to market demand while minimizing scrap.

Guide to Mathematical Optimization & Modeling

What is mathematical optimization and how does it compare to other types of analytics? Which tool should you use to develop optimization applications and scale them across the business? What are best practices for successful adoption? Read now.

How Supply Chain Optimization Enhances Your Strategic Business Plan

ToolsGroup

Most successful companies complete annual strategic business plans in order to identify and execute upon growth opportunities. Likewise, many growth-oriented companies employ supply chain planning (SCP) software to facilitate their growth and improve efficiency and customer service.

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Regional supply chain companies are attempting to define global requirements. They are well versed in requirements for regional supply chain planning, but they are attempting to redefine their processes and be more global. Initially companies believe regional planning systems easily adapt to become global, but they quickly learn otherwise and hit roadblocks. Success in Supply Chain Planning Is a Flip of a Coin.

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. Supply chain planning is a complex solution. No plan is.

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.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Chip Shortages

Because software-driven architectures touch virtually every industry, there has been an increased need for electronic components including computer chips in every industry. Tada’s Preventive Corrective Action Plan (PCAP).

Agile Supply Chain: How to Bend, Not Break, Your Supply Chain Planning Process - ToolsGroup

Mary Vasile

An agile supply chain uses data, technology and collaboration to effectively navigate market volatility. Discover the strategies you need to stay flexible and competitive

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with Supply Chain Insights , I immerse myself in learning. I continually question my long-held beliefs on supply chain excellence. . When readers finish a Supply Chain Shaman blog, I want to drive a set of unique takeaways. Today, I am going to share five insights that I have gleaned from our work on Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking. Figure 1: Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking Methodology Overview.

The supply chain planning system crystal ball

Kinaxis

Today’s supply chain professionals need a crystal ball, too. For example, if a supply chain professional accepts a new order, can they deliver it on time? If they offer a promotion, can the supply chain support it? If we think about traditional supply chain planning systems, they’re like balancing your check book by hand, which while necessary, is time consuming and error-prone. What-if planning.

The Best Artificial Intelligence Tools for Education!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. But Artificial Intelligence tools for Education address those issues through their various features. Students who have different learning styles can now avail themselves of these AI tools. Artificial Intelligence tools for Education.

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.”

Clouds are Gathering for an Open Platform for Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

If this challenging past year has taught us one thing, it is the value of connections–not only in our lives, but in supply chains. How supply chain disconnections disrupt service. 2030 vision: End-to-End supply chains that serve customers.

Five Key Supply Chain Planning Capabilities for Fashion Products

ToolsGroup

Brands like American Eagle Outfitters focused on inventory optimization and flexibility, supply chain transformation, lower SKU counts and fewer shipments per order for improved supply chain performance.

Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

In the presentation, I shared data on the evolution of supply chain planning and the results on user satisfaction. The use of best-of-breed planning technologies was small at 15%. Neither technology vendor is an industry leader in delivering a solution that fits the needs of the supply chain planner. The common perception is that SAP and Oracle supply chain planning solutions are superior to best-of-breed Advanced Planning Solutions.

When It Comes to Planning, Please Vote with Ike!

Supply Chain Shaman

“In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Good plans identify probabilities and feasibilities while driving team collaboration/visibility on an array of possible outcomes. How We Screwed Up Planning.

5 Software Implementation Failures, and How to Steer Clear of Them

Use this guide to identify and understand the top 5 challenges of a supply chain software implementation and learn clear steps for avoiding or mitigating them.

Planning Software: Insights on User Satisfaction

Supply Chain Shaman

In my research, I answer questions like: Which technology systems drive the greatest satisfaction? How satisfied are users with supply chain planning technologies? While each technology provider wants the endorsement of their approach, I remain independent. How Happy are Planners with Their Software? In the recent research that we have just completed on supply chain planning benchmarking, we surveyed 430 planners.

Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is in a renaissance. The technology market is rife with unsubstantiated claims and myths. Each year, I publish a report analyzing the technologies in the S&OP space. I sent the report to technology vendors listed in the appendix with a deadline for feedback on factual accuracy for 5:00 PM EST on Wednesday. The technology choices are not black and white. New technology is evolving. It happens with all systems.

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Using Technology to build Sustainable Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

However, there is now a growing appreciation that going green correlates with increased profit as demand for products with sustainable credentials grow and Asian companies get set to move up the value chain. Building a connected supply chain.

Future-proof and boost your business with a software-driven supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

The supply chain planning software of Blue Ridge does exactly that. Not only does it help companies to be flexible in uncertain times, but it leads to happy customers and better business results via accurate demand forecasts, delivery plans and stock allocations.

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.

Supply Chain Risk Management: How SaaS-Based, Collaborative Platforms Provide Business Continuity

Turvo

Global supply chain risk management continues to evolve and embodies a consideration of possibilities and outcomes by supply chain executives totaling in the millions. Problems managing payments and hitting supply chain finance goals.

What is a Supply Chain Planning System?

Blue Ridge

Learn about the key elements of a supply chain planning system, supplier chain management planning solutions, and more. The post What is a Supply Chain Planning System?

Moore’s Law and supply chain planning systems

Kinaxis

These advances continue to have major implications on how companies plan their supply chains. In my nearly two decades as a supply chain professional, I have seen quite a few changes. Let’s look at some of the big shifts that have taken place in the supply chain planning space. This was because the processing power at the time was simply not enough to plan their supply chain in a single instance.

Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

<Bear with me… > Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software. Let’s face a hard fact: the supply chain planning market is a mess. Polluted with well-intended marketing messages by over-zealous technology providers and consultants creates confusion. Most have purchased software, but are dependent on Excel spreadsheets.

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.