Integrated Supply Chain Planning: Connectivity Enables Responsiveness

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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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How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

The virus continues to compromise supply chains and disrupt companies at a troubling rate, but a re businesses prepared from a supply chain planning perspective? . The era of globalization has enabled supply chains to be broader and more connected. As a result , the resilienc e of supply chain plan ning is being called into question. The resilienc e of supply chain plan ning is being called into question.

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.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Planning

Logility

The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in supply chain planning is not a passing fad. AI and ML are fundamentally changing supply chain. This is a topic that supply chain planning people are thinking, talking and writing about.

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. Today over 82% of companies have some form of supply chain planning. The average is 2-3 demand and 3-5 supply chain supply planning solutions operating on 3-5 Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Planning is Indispensable

Enterra Insights

Most supply chain planners are familiar with Dwight D. Eisenhower’s observation, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” While I agree with the late five-star general and president about the indispensability of planning, I disagree that plans are useless. Because new planning techniques are making plans more realistic and viable. lights out) planning.

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!

Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords

Kinaxis

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. But are they just creative marketing spin (after all, developing them is kind of part of the job), or is what they stand for actually making a difference in your supply chain planning?

“Digital Transformation” and Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Your company has an older supply chain planning (SCP) system of record (SOR) like SAP APO that was developed in the 1990s. But it’s clear that this platform is not getting you what you want: a “next generation”, “low touch”, and “not stapled together” planning platform. While exploring a new approach to planning, a good place to start is with a tool familiar to many people, the Gartner five stage SCP maturity model. Stepping up to Connected Planning.

Supply Chain Planning for Direct-To-Consumer

ToolsGroup

Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) presents special supply chain planning challenges for both smaller microbrands (e.g., eyeglass brand Warby Parker or mattress seller Casper) and much larger consumer goods incumbents, but the planning challenges are different depending on which type of company you are. They need planning competency to get efficient. Counting on the power of their more established brands, they have tuned their big-volume supply chains for efficiency.

Which supply chain planning processes should we automate?

ToolsGroup

Now that more companies are embracing supply chain planning productivity and automation, many firms are asking which processes they should automate. Gartner says that the attitude towards supply chain planning productivity and automation has changed dramatically. These are areas, they say, that can be run quite autonomously , sometimes known as “low touch planning” or “ algorithmic planning.”. Conscious supply chain planning at the top.

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!

The rise of IoT in supply chain planning

Kinaxis

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. Gartner Research Director Andrew Downard addressed the issue during his presentation at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference by outlining three macro trends affecting supply chain planning , chief among them IoT.

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.

Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning: Barrier or Enabler?

ToolsGroup

By George Fowler, group vice president, Spinnaker Supply Chain. ToolsGroup and Spinnaker recently partnered up on a digital transformation study, and we found that only 7% of responding companies are reaping the benefits of digital transformation of supply chain planning. With fear of change the leading obstacle to implementation of digital planning (30% of respondents), the question seems to be, will digitization be a barrier or an enabler for you?

The future of the supply chain planning profession

Kinaxis

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. Specifically for planners, the advent of real time planning , ability to process massive amounts of data, and the rise of machine intelligence are all opening up newer challenges and opportunities.

Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning: Steps to Take Now for Rapid Recovery

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

Supply Chain Executives need to empower their teams to navigate through and beyond the impact of COVID-19 with powerful insights and integrated supply chain networks so that real-time change can be quickly responded to and organizations can come out of this leading from the front. Join this webinar with Dave Food, Strategy Director, Prophetic Technology, who will provide insights into planning for a post-COVID world.

Supply Chain Planning

LeanCor

Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning. To be a leader in supply chain planning is to own a complex system, where you are at the nexus of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of different parties with their own constraints and goals in mind. When engaging in supply chain planning, LeanCor has identified three areas that need to remain in balance: 1) Purpose.

George Jetson and the case for modern supply chain planning

Kinaxis

As a supply chain planner of a certain vintage, you remember The Jetsons and likely recall George working for Mr. Spacely at Spacely Space Sprockets. While we can’t be sure what kind of supply chain planning system Mr. Spacely had in place to produce his sprockets, The Jetsons’ well-documented ability to predict the future – from large format flatscreen televisions to video conferencing and robot vacuums – provides a key indicator.

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). Aberdeen’s “CSCO Planning Strategies for 2017: Addressing Demand Volatility” report rated it their #1 challenge: above customer fulfillment demands, rising supply chain costs, and all other pressures (see Figure 1 below).

Cutting through the hype: AI in supply chain planning

Kinaxis

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. While examples of AI and machine learning in supply chain planning are few and far between, that doesn’t mean folks aren’t making progress in this area. by Alexa Cheater There’s no getting around it.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon). At last week’s TG18 ToolsGroup user event , global bearing manufacturer SKF laid out an impressive review of their transformation to “ Integrated Planning ”. The company is moving from location-based planning to a global planning model, including a complete revamp of its supply chain planning operations to processes organized by product and factory. Inventory planning was local.

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19

ToolsGroup

With supply chain planning software you can automate the achievement of service levels, even under changing constraints resulting from major disruptions. As COVID-19 continues its malevolent spread around the world, concerns grow regarding the continued impact on supply chains and business continuity. Commonly companies will use a “firefighting” response in times of supply chain disruption in order to meet service levels.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive supply chain planning processes. Several years ago ToolsGroup pioneered business process outsourcing (BPO) as an alternative to in-house supply chain planning (SCP). Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe.

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. For more on this topic, see When SMBs Hit the Inventory Planning Complexity Wall ). Click below for a list top 10 of symptoms that you outgrowing your supply chain planning software.

Machine intelligence and human creativity in supply chain planning

Kinaxis

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. Much has been written and said about how machine intelligence is impacting supply chain planning in the form of automating a human planner’s function, with implications on the future of the profession itself. I would be remiss in stating that automation will have no impact on planning profession.

Gartner’s Top Ten User-Rated Supply Chain Planning Capabilities

ToolsGroup

Gartner Research recently released its new Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR) in which 485 user companies identified their top ten rated planning capabilities for delivering SCP goals. They are: Ability to provide an i ntegrated planning environment that allows for a single version of the truth for a supply chain. Ability to manage planning processes. ERP-based planning.

Tips for Getting Executive Buy-in for Supply Chain Planning Software

ToolsGroup

Are you making an action plan of all the things you could do better and faster with your supply chain planning software when the next global crisis hits? The disruption we’ve seen in supply chain planning as a result of the pandemic is unprecedented. And as companies have learned the hard way, you can’t rely on the traditional planning models you’ve always used to get you through this new reality.

Industrie 4.0: Its Impact on Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

to supply chains. The clearest impact on supply chain planning involves demand. You need the ability to plan and replan quickly and accurately in order to exploit Industrie 4.0’s This puts more pressure on the supply chain to leverage analytics to improve supply chain segmentation and demand translation,” says Gartner Research in a report titled, The Five Things Chief Supply Chain Officers Need to Know about Industrie 4.0.

Three Mega Trends Driving Gartner Stage 5 Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Gartner says that clients are increasingly asking, “What will the future of supply chain planning look like?” and in a recent report ( Technology Reference Model for Stage 5 Maturity Supply Chain Planning, June 2018 ) they see three “mega trends” driving that vision. In the past, Gartner has said that only a few companies in the world have achieved Gartner’s highest “Stage 5” supply chain planning ranking. Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

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Supply chain planning in emerging markets is different. He adds, “Often, last-mile distribution costs to rural areas are high and reliability is low, compounded by the lack of visibility of in-transit shipments.” ( Invest in Four Key Capabilities While Developing Your Demand-Driven Supply Chain Strategy for Emerging Markets , 18 September 2017) Let’s take Indonesia, for example. Growing domestic demand can also cause supply chain strategies to change.

Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

<Bear with me… > Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software. Let’s face a hard fact: the supply chain planning market is a mess. They center on how to make a good decision in the purchase of supply chain planning solutions. What do I think of the Gartner Magic Quadrant on Supply Chain Planning System of Record? (I