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.

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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Supply Chain Planning for Uncertain Times

The Network Effect

The post Supply Chain Planning for Uncertain Times appeared first on The Network Effect. Network Business Resilience Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Risk

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

What Do You Know About Supply Chain Planning & Optimization?

DELMIA Quintiq

Whether you know a lot about Supply Chain Planning & Optimization or want to learn more, you have an opportunity to test your skills. Test your general supply chain knowledge in a fun atmosphere on Tuesday, January 25 at 2 p.m.

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

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!

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 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.

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.

Post-Pandemic Supply Chains: A Prognosis from Johnson & Johnson

MIT Supply Chain

How a global manufacturer has learned some vital lessons about managing uncertainty and planning for the future Meri Stevens, Worldwide Vice President of Supply Chain, Consumer Health and Deliver at Johnson & Johnson speaks with MIT CTL Director Prof.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

ToolsGroup

As businesses continue to seek ways to manage supply chain shortages , a strategic planning process is more important than ever. Many supply chain leaders are exploring the concept of supply chain agility but are left scratching their heads.

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.

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

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.

Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

We stubbed our toe in supply chain management at the beginning of the decade. Facing The Issues of Supply Chain Performance. As I work through this year’s Supply Chains to Admire , I cannot help but shake my head. appeared first on Supply Chain Shaman.

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.

Will Greater Data Granularity Lead to Better, Faster Decisions?

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

With the increasing granularity of data coming from consumption points through extended data ecosystems of the Internet of things and with the integration of networks meaning net real-time change can be dynamically modeled and executed, what is the role of Supply Chain planning? Join Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, on December 11th and learn how data is changing your supply chain!

Supply Chain Planning Improvement Implementation Steps

Arkieva

We often see companies wanting to make the transition from spreadsheet-based planning to a best-of-breed supply chain planning system. Supply Chain Planning Improvement Implementation Steps was first posted on March 16, 2021 at 10:02 am. ©2017

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.

How Exactly Does Supply Chain Optimization Software Work?

River Logic

Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning supply chain analytics software Supply chain software

Rising Above Supply Chain Disruptions

DELMIA Quintiq

When a massive disruption such as a global pandemic hits, many businesses realize that their legacy planning solutions are not capable of providing the insights they need to manage such disruptions effectively. It is a necessary part of supply chain risk management.

How Data Science and Modeling Can Supercharge Your Risk Management

Speaker: Dr. Ken Fordyce, Solutions Director, Supply Chain and Advanced Analytics at Arkieva

COVID-19 has put risk management at the front and center in the supply chain world. Join this incredible webinar with Dr. Ken Fordyce, Solutions Director, Supply Chain, and Advanced Analytics at Arkieva, and learn about the ongoing challenge of implementing rapid intelligent response (RIR) to improve organizational performance with better decisions.