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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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Examples of Supply Chain Focused Control Layer Technology Platforms

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides two specific application examples of Cloud platform based supply chain focused control layer technology applied to address supply chain business process challenges.

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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.

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9 Supply Chain Planning Software Capabilities to Consider for 2022

River Logic

When evaluating supply chain planning software capabilities, it's instructive to understand what we mean by supply chain planning. Business Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply chain digital twin supply chain analytics software Supply chain software

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Great Supply Chain Gear-Up: Sustainability and Agility for 2023

Speaker: Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Join Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, for an insightful overview of general supply chain best practices, how to build a more sustainable supply chain, and navigating post-pandemic supply challenges.

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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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

A large consumer products manufacturer with nine Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) instances and several divisions wanted to discuss forecasting. The planning team was defending the status quo without questioning current practices and how to improve them.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Network Visibility and Supply Chain Planning Work Better Together

Logistics Viewpoints

Infor is one example of a supplier that offers both advanced visibility and supply chain planning. Supply chain practitioners are beginning to understand the same is true for supply chain planning (SCP) and multi-enterprise supply chain network solutions.

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Do Digital Your Way. Sidestep the Supply Chain Conquistadors

Supply Chain Shaman

Sometimes organizations are too sure and chase shiny objects, push a fad, or fall prey under the spell of a Supply Chain Conquistador. The Quest for a Digital Supply Chain. The supply chain warrior selling digital supply chain concepts has similar goals.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Supply Chain Planning in a Post-S&OP Era

Enterra Insights

“Over the last fifteen years,” writes Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, “Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) enjoyed a renaissance.”[1] ” A New Planning Approach for the Post-S&OP Era.

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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.

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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.

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Newly Announced B2B Supply Chain and Control Layer Cloud Platforms

Supply Chain Matters

In this special edition of Supply Chain Matters This Week in Supply Chain Tech , we highlight significant B2B supply chain platform and control layer announcements that are coming forth from prominent ERP and enterprise software providers at a particularly rapid rate.

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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).

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Amazon’s AWS Supply Chain Joins the B2B Supply Chain Platform Race

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters This Week in Supply Chain Tech highlights yet another Cloud based B2B supply chain control layer platform announcement, this time from Amazon’s AWS Cloud computing division. Broader Supply Chain Tech Landscape Implications.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Artificial Intelligence: An Essential Tool for Digital Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Why hasn’t artificial intelligence fully transformed supply chains? 1] Their answer: “The root cause of the problem lies not with technology but with how and where companies are applying it.” AI and the Supply Chain.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.