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.

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?”

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[Video] Long-term supply chain planning system vision and strategy

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Check out the video below as well as links to other supply chain practitioner and Kinaxis executive interviews. It’s no exaggeration to say that supply chain planning is seeing a revolution, says Jack Noppe, chief technology officer at Kinaxis.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Moore’s Law and supply chain planning systems

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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.

Supply Chain Planning with Microsoft Dynamics AX

ToolsGroup

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.

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.

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

There has been a lot of news about driverless cars, and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit there was also some news about “driverless” supply chain planning when two companies described supply chain planning with almost no human intervention.

Will Supply Chain Planning Productivity be a Hot Topic in 2017?

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Planning productivity can be increased by segmenting tasks according to the tools best suited for the activity. For years, planning productivity has not been a particularly hot topic at most companies. no touch, computer-controlled automation in their planning and replenishment.

How the Supply Chain Planning System Stole Christmas

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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

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.

Ex Machina: AI and the Future of Supply Chain Planning

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So as a leader in applying machine learning in supply chain planning, we thought it would be interesting to consider what the future of AI means to supply chain planning. I see this broad trend applying to supply chain planning.

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

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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

Observations on the Rankings for Supply Chain Planning Technology

Supply Chain Matters

Industry analyst firm Gartner published its Magic Quadrant Rankings for Supply Chain Planning System of Record applications in mid-January. In this Supply Chain Matters commentary we share some random observations regarding these latest rankings of supply chain planning technology vendors. First, this particular Gartner Magic Quadrant report is later than usual; the last one was […].

Best-of-Breed or ERP: What’s Your Pick for Supply Chain Planning?

Demand Solutions

Here at Demand Solutions, we’re big fans of Lora Cecere’s work on her blog, Supply Chain Shaman. Lora deserves every bit of the credit she gets for being an honest commentator on today’s leading supply chain planning solutions and strategies.

Winning strategies to defeat supply chain planning complexity

Quintiq

You’ve just been analyzing your supply chain’s performance over the last 2 quarters. You need immediate insights – from people who’ve experienced the same problems in their supply chain planning. Flawed inventory data leads to plans that are of little practical use.

Is Your Supply Chain Planning System in the Cloud?

Logility

Yes, I might look like I am taking a nap but really I am deeply contemplating things like the current state of deploying Supply Chain Planning Technology in the cloud. They have chosen to deploy supply chain planning solutions in the Cloud.

SAP HANA and the Future of Supply Chain Planning

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Capturing and leveraging large quantities of data for improved forecasting, demand analytics and supply chain planning is now pretty much a given. He says the strategy could enable full visibility across many disparate supply chains. Supply Chain Planning

7 Reasons Why You Need Supply Chain Planning Software

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain planning has been recognized as one of the best practices due to the force behind globalization and higher level of competitions. This article will explain its basic concept and some reasons why you may need the help of supply chain planning software.

Five Things You Need to Know About Machine Learning for Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

First a confession: I borrowed this blog’s title directly from Gartner Analyst Noha Tohamy and her recent research note Five Things Supply Chain Strategists Need to Know About Machine Learning. Machine learning is only part of the total supply chain planning solution.

Berra-isms and Supply Chain Planning

Logility

I tend to relate most anything to supply chain management and I find many of Yogi’s Berra-isms are quite applicable to supply chain planning. Being a huge baseball fan, I was sad to hear about the passing of baseball great, Yogi Berra.

Step One: Stage Five Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR)

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Stage Five of a five stage supply chain model. Yes, we are talking about the supply chain planning system of record. The market is confused with terms; end-to-end, control tower, IBP, concurrent planning, integrated supply chain and planning systems of record.

Supply Chain Planning: Is Trying to Do Everything Worse Than Doing Nothing?

Demand Solutions

Supply chain planners have embraced this attitude as much as anyone else. In a recent article titled “ The Seven Principles of Effective Supply Chain Planning ,” APICS’ Peter A. Three Key Supply Chain Planning Principles to Keep in Mind.

What is a Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR), and Do You Actually Need One?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater How many times have you heard about the perils of having siloed supply chain functions? That’s because, in my opinion, very few supply chain practitioners actually want to work in total isolation. appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Kinaxis Once Again Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

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Gartner recently published an update to their Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record and we’re thrilled to be positioned in the Leaders quadrant for the second consecutive time. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record , Gartner Inc.,

What’s Driving Disruptive Innovation in Supply Chain Planning?

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Disruptive innovation is changing the supply chain planning vendor space. Later we will investigate why, but first let’s look at what’s happening, starting with the recently released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SOR).

Mobile Collaboration - Supply Chain Planning at Your Fingertips

Logility

I know from personal experience how hard it is to incorporate input from sales into a statistically generated demand plan when all you have to work with is emails, phone calls and spreadsheets. ” In fact, there are many benefits of using mobile technology in the supply chain.

Making the Right Call with Supply Chain Planning “Instant Replay”

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Similar technology is now available in supply chain planning—helping planners improve the supply chain planning process by allowing them to review past decisions and the resulting outcomes. Supply chains are complex systems.