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.

Supply Chain Planning for Uncertain Times

The Network Effect

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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.

The Fallacy of the Self-driving Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

”) So, I sat across from a stranger on a cold winter night, the only thing that we had in common was our experience in supply chain planning. . And won’t the supply chain follow suit?” Self-driving supply chains are an example.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Strategic Supply Chain Planning in 2022: 10 Areas to Focus

River Logic

A key issue is the need to determine the optimal supply chain strategy for the organization over a 3-to-15-year period considering factors like: Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Planning Strategic Planning Strategic supply chain planning

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.

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. Supply chain planning challenges. Planning is useless but indispensable.

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.

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.

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

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.

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

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

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

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

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.

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.

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.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

The Saga of Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Shaman

As supply chain leaders face heightened demand uncertainty and extreme supply chain disruption, the answer is not going to come from Silcon Valley. What Does This Mean for Supply Chain Technology? What Does This Mean for Supply Chain Leaders?

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. 4) Plan By Design.

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.

Constraint-Based Supply Planning & Execution

The Network Effect

The post Constraint-Based Supply Planning & Execution appeared first on The Network Effect. Resilience Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Planning

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.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain - Planning Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Last week I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House; a one stop shop/house for the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively. Supply Chain Forecasting & Demand Planning Production Planning Supply Chain House

What Does Modern Supply Chain Planning Look Like?

The Network Effect

The post What Does Modern Supply Chain Planning Look Like? S&OP SCM Supply Chain Planningappeared first on The Network Effect.

Changing Winds in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

“When will the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain be over?” The building of the global supply chain over the last seven decades evolved based on three assumptions: Number 1. Shippers pushed cost and waste backward in the supply chain.

Changing Winds in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

“When will the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain be over?” The building of the global supply chain over the last seven decades evolved based on three assumptions: Number 1. Shippers pushed cost and waste backward in the supply chain.

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 Transformation

Arkieva

I was asked recently about what it takes to transform the supply chain planning process of a company. Supply Chain Planning Transformation was first posted on January 20, 2021 at 7:40 am. ©2017

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.

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.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Supply Chain Planning Control Tower

The Network Effect

The post Supply Chain Planning Control Tower appeared first on The Network Effect. Network Business

Save The Supply Chain Leader From Groupthink

Supply Chain Shaman

Thirty-one months of supply chain disruption. The Russian invasion of Ukraine stretches into a much longer war resulting in serious disruptions to the food, automotive, and semi-conductor supply chains. Supply Chain Performance over the Period of March 2020 to July 2022.

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

After finishing the Supply Chains to Admire report and the Youtube series (to be released this week), this is my feeling. What Is Supply Chain Excellence? The seven years of work on the Supply Chains to Admire is part of my quest to answer Keith’s question.

Supply Chain Leaders, Chained to Tradition, Face the Whip

Supply Chain Shaman

Life for the supply chain leader is more complex. We are living in a world of rich supply chain case studies. Each day, the Wall Street Journal features a supply chain failure as front-page news. Why Is There No Economy of Scale in Supply Chain Acquisitions?

4 Reasons to Break Up With Excel and Move to Digital Supply Chain Planning

Trust your supply chain forecasts: adopt a predictive intelligence platform to outperform your supply chain goals, overcome challenges of spreadsheet-based planning, reduce risks, enhance customer satisfaction, and improve the bottom line.