The rise of IoT in supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

With the number of connected devices estimated to surpass six billion next year and more than 20 billion by 2020, the steady stream of data these devices are providing can easily crowd and clog your supply chain planning processes if you’re not prepared. Algorithmic planning.

The future of the supply chain planning profession

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha It is a great time to be a supply chain planning professional. Advances in processing power, networking, and storage aided by the enduring power of Moore’s law have opened doors for some exciting new developments in supply chain planning.

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Cutting through the hype: AI in supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

But conspicuously absent in all this fervor around what’s new and next in AI are details and examples of how to implement these emerging technologies in supply chain planning. Everyone it seems is focusing on supply chain execution.

Supply chain planning system revolution: Are you yanking my chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Kinaxis CEO John Sicard talked about the traditional, siloed view of supply chain during his interview with SupplyChainBrain’s Russell Goodwin. The title of the interview, Revolutionizing Your Supply Chain Planning, immediately made me wonder, “Are you yanking my chain?”

Digitization is not the same as Digital Transformation, and AI cannot help supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

But there is little evidence that we have even begun to explore the opportunity to redefine whole supply chain planning processes. Most supply chain planning process definitions date back to before the advent of computers.

Three Mistakes Teams to Avoid in Selecting Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain planning user satisfaction is a flip of the coin. Satisfaction is low: one-in-two supply chain planning software users state satisfaction. Supply chain planing is now three decades old. Mistakes happen.

Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords

The 21st Century Supply Chain

When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan.

Revisiting Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

I chose “Revisiting Supply Chain Planning” as the title for this blog post because I believe the phrase captures both the current focus of my research agenda (what I am doing) and the heightened priority SCP has taken on the agenda of many supply chain executives (what practitioners are doing). Earlier this week, I began updating ARC’s Global Supply Chain Planning (SCP) market study, last published in 2013.

Video: Amgen Transforms Its Supply Chain Planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow Looking to transform your supply chain? In this video, Paul Collier, supply chain senior manager of Amgen, talks about the major initiatives that the company has undertaken to improve supply-chain planning, collaboration and regulatory compliance.

Supply chain planning in the digital age

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow Recently, Madhav Durbha, Vice President of Industry Strategy at Kinaxis was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain on supply chain planning in the digital age. How are supply chains becoming more complex? Then you do capacity planning, so on and so forth.

Tips for a Successful Supply Chain Planning Technology Implementation Part 2: Project Management and Staffing

CHAINalytics

By Steve Thrift | Principal, Integrated Demand and Supply Planning | Chainalytics Supply chain planning technology projects are somewhat in a league of their own.

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%. Summary Data of User Satisfaction with Supply Chain Planning Applications.

Retail Supply Chain Planning Best Practices from Frost & Sullivan

ToolsGroup

Frost & Sullivan has reported its best practices in technology leadership in supply chain management for the Retail and Wholesale Distribution Industry. This “outside-in” tactic translates multi-channel demand into the forecast and supply chain.

Why the Forecast for Supply Chain Planning has been Only Partly Cloudy

ToolsGroup

Cloud-based supply chain planning is gaining traction. Supply chain management is a system of record. Functions such as demand and supply collaboration that pull in external data are SOEs that are naturals for the cloud. Supply Chain Planning

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters.

How Gartner Sees the Future of Supply Chain Planning

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Source: Algorithmic Supply Chain Planning: The Future of SCP , Amber Salley, May 2016. Michael Burkett presented Supply Chain 2025: Planning the Future Supply Chain; followed by Amber Salley presenting Algorithmic Supply Chain Planning: the Future of SCP.

[Video] Kinaxis – Revolutionizing supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Check out the video below as well as links to other supply chain practitioner and Kinaxis executive interviews. Company processes are disconnected because their supply chain planning has grown up in a siloed manner, says John Sicard, president and CEO of Kinaxis.

Demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business

ToolsGroup

A question we hear often is “How can I have demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business? To answer the question we propose looking at the supply chain of two seemingly unrelated businesses, fashion companies and poultry producers. However, when decisions are taken in advance causing a temporary disengagement from market behavior, it is very difficult to match demand and supply on a given day. Supply Chain Planning Inventory Optimization

Machine intelligence and human creativity in supply chain planning

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The book did make me reflect on my own experiences and views on the division of labor between the machines and human supply chain planners. I would be remiss in stating that automation will have no impact on planning profession.

Benchmarking Your Supply Chain Planning in 2017

ToolsGroup

The ToolsGroup customer base of more than 300 companies has allowed us to access a wide array of supply chain planning data for benchmarking in different industries and different circumstances. We hope that this analysis sheds light on supply chain benchmarking and KPIs.

A Hierarchy of Needs for Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

While reading more about his theory, I realized that best performing supply chain systems also possess certain hierarchical needs. In this blog post I take a novel perspective on supply chain systems and their hierarchical needs to reach high service levels.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters.

Supply Chain Planning Basics: A Planning Paradigm

Supply Chain Nation

In our first blog we looked at a general theory of supply chain planning, scheduling and execution in the context of daily life, in a way we can all relate to. Now let’s look at the planning process in more detail. We plan so we can see how to accomplish a given objective, so we know what needs to be done and when, so we don’t overlook anything important along the way. In our next blog we’ll see how scheduling fits with planning and execution.

What’s Wrong with Aftermarket Parts Supply Chain Planning?

ToolsGroup

What’s wrong with aftermarket supply chain planning really has nothing to do with planning, but with management expectations. New technologies have enabled far better approaches to planning aftermarket and service parts and far better results.

Move over old man. It’s time to meet supply chain planning 4.0

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Trevor Miles What I took away from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference …. Supply Chain Management is a relatively young practice, though many of the core principles go back many decades and are based on Operations Research concepts.

How to Become a Supply Chain Planning Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

ToolsGroup

So I can say we at ToolsGroup were proud to be recently recognized as a leader in the newly released Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SOR). billion in annual revenue and 70% of the global supply chain planning market.

Four Reviews of DDMRP for Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

In recent months four experts have weighed in on Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP). Lora Cecere of SC Insights was the first of the supply chain expert opinions I saw on DDMRP. Tim Payne of Gartner sees DDMRP as reflection of increased interest in what Gartner call “Respond Planning”. He sees DDMRP as one possibility for filling the Respond Planning need. He is a great thinker on inventory planning and demand management.”

A Shift in Supply Chain Planning Priorities?

ToolsGroup

but supply chain planning priorities are changing. For several years there has been a commonly held belief that focusing on improving demand forecast accuracy should be a top priority for Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs).

Supply Chain Planning Fireworks

Logility

Most people don’t think about all the planning that needs to take place in the months leading up to the 4 th to make sure everything is available to make this US holiday a success. Procurement and manufacturing plans need to be created and executed based on forecasts.

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. Supply chain planning is decision support.

Supply Chain Planning Basics: Implications

Supply Chain Nation

In our fourth blog we considered execution in the context of the planning and scheduling processes; now let’s summarize our findings and consider why and how we uniquely consider these supply chain planning domains. The better we plan, the more likely we’ll succeed.

The supply chain planning system crystal ball

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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? What-if planning.

Aligning Your Supply Chain Planning Message with Your CEO

ToolsGroup

I advised supply chain leaders to ensure that their initiatives were seen by chief executives as engines for growth. Gartner recommends that Chief Supply Chain Officers take on dual roles — operational caretaker and growth partner. Supply Chain Planning

Bad habits in retail supply chain planning

The Network Effect

” This is especially true in the world of retail supply chain planning. In a reorder point world, there is little means to plan these types of things in advance. It drives replenishment across all locations in the supply chain simultaneously.

Addressing the “White Spaces” in Supply Chain Planning

Talking Logistics

This is certainly true when it comes to supply chain planning, where the complexity and frequency of the process have increased while time horizons have shrunk. “We We find companies increasingly saying ‘My planning system is solving the problem that it was put in place to solve, but it’s not really answering the questions and solving the problems that we have today,’” said Allison Fowler, Senior Director of Planning at LLamasoft in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Market Education Series- The Future of Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters explores changing needs in supply chain planning, what is termed concurrent supply chain planning, and why it is becoming a more important capability to support today’s multi-industry supply chain business environments.

Moore’s Law and supply chain planning systems

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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. It severely undermined the role of human intelligence in supply chain planning.

Gartner’s 2016 Supply Chain Planning Predictions - This Time its Different

ToolsGroup

For the first time in many years, Gartner is predicting big near-term changes in supply chain planning. Supply chain planning technology has been around for many years, and most companies have been producing their supply chain plans more or less the same way over that time period. However, times are changing; what has worked for decades no longer works in the supply chains of today and tomorrow.”. “As

How the Supply Chain Planning System Stole Christmas

The 21st Century Supply Chain

While this was a cost effective shipping method, the entire supply chain planning system wasn’t fast and took four to six weeks for the dolls to arrive on the West Coast. Miscellanea Supply chain management supply chain planning systems

Supply Chain Planning with Microsoft Dynamics AX

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But growth poses supply chain planning (SCP) challenges. This invariably leads to manual interventions and firefighting, as you struggle to manage demand volatility and improve forecast accuracy while dealing with the limitations of a basic supply chain system.