Integrated Supply Chain Planning: Connectivity Enables Responsiveness

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At the close of 2019, Jennifer Van Cise via IndustryWeek reported on the steep challenges faced in manufacturing and downstream supply chains. In fact, 84% of chief supply chain officers note the.read More. The post Integrated Supply Chain Planning: Connectivity Enables Responsiveness appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Supply Chain Integrated Supply Chain Planning

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.

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How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

Avenues of transport are declining as major cargo airlines, like Cathay Pacific , drastically reduce flights to mainland China and Hong Kong. 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. Resilient planning in action .

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 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.

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?

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.

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

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.

Bad habits in retail supply chain planning

The Network Effect

” This is especially true in the world of retail supply chain planning. This month, we’ll explore a bad planning habit that is particularly insidious, because it is often treated as best practice in a non-Flowcasting world: Using the forecast as a “joystick” to control product flow. In a reorder point world, there is little means to plan these types of things in advance. It drives labour planning at the stores. The People Speak!/Flickr.

Myopic and Hyperopic Supply Chain Planning

Logility

So what does this have to do with supply chain management other than many of the readers of this blog are probably wearing contacts and/or eye glasses or have had some form of Lasik surgery? The planning horizon for S&OP is typically in months or quarters.

What Will a Supply Chain Planning Job Look Like in the Future?

ToolsGroup

We have tackled the question of automation before, but his time I want to focus specifically on what automation will mean to the job of the supply chain planner. And I see several patterns emerging on the changing role of the supply chain planner. Here are my five predictions: Planning will become more efficient. no-touch, computer-controlled planning and replenishment—planners have to intervene in only three out of every 1000 planning decisions.

Myopic and Hyperopic Supply Chain Planning

Logility

So what does this have to do with supply chain management other than many of the readers of this blog are probably wearing contacts and/or eye glasses or have had some form of Lasik surgery? The planning horizon for S&OP is typically in months or quarters.

Supply Chain Planning in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

In 2017, Gartner introduced a Supply Chain Planning Maturity Model with five planning stages. In the lowest stage (Stage 1), supply chain planning is inside-out, fragmented, local, unconstrained, and focused on revenue. In Stage 2, supply chain planning remains inside-out but achieves functional scale, local optimization, and focuses on reducing costs. Stage 3 straddles the line between inside-out and outside-in planning.

Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized. This trend has important implications to supply chain planning. Contracting Supply Chains. . A recent special report by The Economist says that while most people assume that shrinking supply chains are caused by political factors such as tariffs, in fact there are deeper long-term trends at play.

The impact of 3D printing on supply chain planning

DELMIA Quintiq

How would 3D printing impact supply chain planning? Supply chain planners would need to plan and optimize workforce to ensure 3D-printed components are available at every stage of the assembly process. However, this doesn’t mean 3D printing will doom the supply chain as most people predicted. Customized production would also result in shorter lead times, lower transport costs and inventory levels. By: Creative Tools.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. Here I want to use the analogy of the freeing a caged bird to help you think hard about the “Art of the Possible” in planning.

Decision Support in Supply Chain Planning

Enterra Insights

Many supply chain pundits shake their heads in wonder as companies continue to operate with data locked up in silos. Siloed data and silo thinking are also found within the supply chain. Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, writes, “The broader concepts of connecting from the customer’s customer to the supplier’s supplier are largely forgotten. Decision support and planning.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

At that time, they planned on spreadsheets. Their goals were lofty, but their understanding of supply chain planning was hazy. In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. The cost was 60% more in than average; but even more unfortunate, they never got a good understanding of how to use the planning system. Table 1: Characteristics of a Mature Planning Organization. Tactical Supply.

Supply Chain Planning- The Manufacturer’s Guide for Accurate Planning and Forecasting

ThroughPut

What is supply chain planning? A detailed supply chain planning mechanism can help manufacturers with critical elements for operational success including material management, waste elimination, and working capital optimization. Supply management.

The Future of Supply Chain Planning

Enterra Insights

Few people would argue that lack of planning is a good thing. ” Do things always work out according to plan? Eisenhower once observed about planning. He said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” ” Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, believes too many supply chain professionals have forgotten the fundamentals of planning in the digital age.

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.

Analyzing the Analytics of Supply Chain Planning

Logility

Amid the general buzz in the supply chain planning field regarding optimization solutions and algorithmic planning, a diagram of value vs. difficulty lays out four stages of analytics by their difficulty and potential value. In the quest to do more with less, drive costs out of the supply chain, and provide higher levels of customer service, optimization and algorithmic planning are subject to a company’s analytics abilities and level of sophistication.

Machine Learning in Supply Chain Planning

Logility

The evolution to using artificial intelligence and machines that learn in supply chain planning is inevitable. In fact, there are early examples of the potential of AI to improve both supply chain planner efficiencies and provide better or optimized supply chain decisions. Still typing “Machine Learning AND Supply Chain Planning” into Google delivers more 16,000 results in less than half a second. Are we ready?

Benefits of Digitally Transforming Supply Chain Planning in the Life Sciences Industry

Logility

Today’s life sciences supply chain is constantly changing as complex market forces including regulations, advances in technology, continued globalization, and ever-increasing customer demands combine to create new challenges. eBook: Formulating Supply Chain Success in Life Sciences.

Supply Chain Planning Challenges: Exciting Times Ahead

Arkieva

My team and I had just gotten back from the India Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit & Awards 2016 at Mumbai. For 2 days some of the best Supply Chain Practitioners and Solution providers from India discussed under one roof the supply chain planning challenges they face, such as the future of Manufacturing supply chains, and how best to work as a team to tackle the expected manufacturing boom in India.

Supply Chain Planning- The Manufacturer’s Guide for Accurate Planning and Forecasting

ThroughPut

What is supply chain planning? A detailed supply chain planning mechanism can help manufacturers with critical elements for operational success including material management, waste elimination, and working capital optimization. Supply chain planning is the process of accurately planning the journey of a material or a product right from the raw material stage to the final consumer. The process involved in supply chain planning.

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. Finding the right balance of human-based and machine-based approaches will offer the organization the speed and accuracy of science with the art of supply chain domain expertise.”. Machine learning is only part of the total supply chain planning solution.

Supply Chain Planning for the Busy Holiday Season

AFFLINK

Many businesses make the majority of their sales during the holiday season, which is a perfect time to get ahead of managing their supply chains. Making sure you devote adequate time to supply chain planning ensures you aren't left scrambling when the busy season arrives.

Building the Business Case for Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning

Logility

” The digitization of a supply chain involves creating a detailed data model that mirrors the intricacies of an actual end-to-end supply chain network. Learn more in Technology Evaluation Center’s report, The Impact of Digital Transformation on the Supply Chain.) Human intervention only takes place when plans, transactions, orders, etc. Another advanced supply chain capability is continuous planning.

Through the Hype Cycle: Exploring the Many Applications of AIMMS Technology in Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

As you may have heard, AIMMS was recently featured in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning (SCP). The Hype Cycle is a great resource for Supply Chain and IT leaders. It offers an overview of the enormous breadth of solutions for Supply Chain planning, giving you insight into the many fields where you can leverage technology to boost your company’s performance. End-to-End Supply Chain Risk Management.

How to excel in last mile delivery

DELMIA Quintiq

Retailers are currently charging customers only 80 percent of the overall delivery costs, which happens to be the most expensive part of the retail supply chain. The last mile is also the one part of the supply chain with the most potential for error. Planning complexity.

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A Year Without Oktoberfest, Yet New Opportunities Exist in the Beer Industry

DELMIA Quintiq

Therefore, the key to success will come from integrating their innovation pipelines with their sales and operations planning (S&OP). In the long term, an integrated S&OP process will boost their corporate performance and profitability by balancing supply and demand.

Keeping up with Walmart: How to improve OTIF fulfillment rates

CHAINalytics

Blog Feature Integrated Demand & Supply Planning Supply Chain Consulting Transportation Order Fulfillment OTIF S&OE S&OP Supply Chain Planning transportation management Walmart

[INFOGRAPHIC] Supply Chain Planning: 4 Essential Year End Questions to Ask Yourself

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This guest contribution the Cerasis blog comes from our friends over at Fronetics an inbound and content marketing company who specializes in marketing for companies with a keen value adding business model for those in the supply chain and logistics industries. We loved this post because as we get towards the end of the year many companies are conducting supply chain planning for 2016 (did I just type that?!

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile. Supply Chain Planning.