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  • A forecast is more than a projection of future business; it is a request for product (or a request for resources to ensure supply of a product). Forecast accuracy is crucial for achieving both customer service goals as well as ensuring proper utilization of resources to drive profitable business growth.  Given the critical role of the forecast it amazes that today supply chain organizations still...

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  • In almost every new supply chain focused industry periodical, you will find an article discussing transformation or digitization. Industry analysts, consultants, solution providers, executives and practitioners are all focused on how to transition from traditional to more “digital” planning capabilities. In fact, a Google search using the words, “Digital Transformation” yields 2,800,000+ results. ...

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  • In almost every new supply chain focused industry periodical, you will find an article discussing transformation or digitization. Industry analysts, consultants, solution providers, executives and practitioners are all focused on how to transition from traditional to more “digital” planning capabilities. In fact, a Google search using the words, “Digital Transformation” yields 2,800,000+ results. ...

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  • Last week we shared five capabilities to help take the Food & Beverage supply chain to the next level. Today, we continue this conversation and look at six must have capabilities that drive supply chain improvement for F&B manufacturers. The food & beverage industry faces a lengthy list of unique challenges from long raw material lead-times and volatile commodity pricing to safety and quality req...

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  • Food and beverage supply chains face mounting pressure to reduce costs, add more value and do more with fewer resources. All while the pace of new product introductions increases, customers become more demanding and the need to serve multiple channels grows. For many F&B companies, the basic tenants of a supply chain planning foundation is established. Now, it is time to step up your game to the n...

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  • Now that the holiday season is behind us, retailers can sleep easy, right? Well, no. Seasons are now both shorter and more frequent which means you quickly move on to the next one. However, a large and rapidly growing issue has emerged: the cost of returns. Unwanted gifts, incorrect sizes, styles and fits that didn’t match expectations, the reasons are countless. To attract and retain customers, m...

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  • Now that the holiday season is behind us, retailers can sleep easy, right? Well, no. Seasons are now both shorter and more frequent which means you quickly move on to the next one. However, a large and rapidly growing issue has emerged: the cost of returns. Unwanted gifts, incorrect sizes, styles and fits that didn’t match expectations, the reasons are countless. To attract and retain customers, m...

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  • Natural disaster. Factory stoppage. Labor dispute. Political upheaval. The list of potential supply chain disruptions is quite long. When your carefully planned supply chain runs into trouble it can cause a ripple effect across your company, partners and customers. The difference between success and struggle comes down to proper planning through scenario analysis to mitigate the risk. Unfortunatel...

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  • It seems like the phrase “digital transformation” is everywhere these days. There are as many definitions for digital transformation and articles on the subject. I like the definition provided in i-scoop’s online guide to digital transformation. “Digital transformation is the profound transformation of business and organizational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage th...

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  • With increasing frequency, I have noticed blog posts touting the position that ‘demand planning is dead.’ Why? Often, these posts claim the proliferation of products and distribution channels coupled with the accelerated pace of the supply chain makes it too difficult to create accurate forecasts. Their solution: by sensing and reacting to customer demand at the point of purchase there is no longe...

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  • Planning teams face multiple dilemmas including promoting and supporting top line growth, containing cost, efficiently managing on-going operations and finding new ways to drive innovation. To complicate matters, supply chains are growing more complex as product proliferation and customer service expectations rise driven in part by the “Amazons” of the world. Increasing complexity due to larger p...

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  • http://www.logility.com 3 Things You Need to Know about Managing Risk in S&OP In a recent Aberdeen survey 50% of companies identified the top reasons for supply chain disruptions: • Increased demand volatility • Failure of carriers to meet expectations Best-in-class companies are 37% more likely to respond to unplanned events in a timely manner. S&OP or Integrated Business Planning (IBP) was id...

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  • As a supply chain professional, we need to consider how actions in one part of the supply chain affect both upstream and downstream operations. This is especially true for those that work in and manage the demand planning process. Sometimes demand planners focus too much on forecast accuracy and miss seeing the forest for the trees. I was guilty of this from time to time when I led a demand-planni...

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  • Coming to you from #nrf18! We are here discussing how artificial intelligence and machine learning can transform your retail analytics. http://www.logility.com For more videos please subscribe to our channel. Supply Chain Educational White Papers: http://bit.ly/1JTWMmj Supply Chain Analyst Reports: http://bit.ly/1PIWntl Supply Chain Webcasts On Demand: http://bit.ly/1P8E54w Supply Chain Podcas...

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  • The sheer number of options available in consumer electronics products can be overwhelming as many in the United States likely experience every holiday and especially during the Thanksgiving holiday as they compared Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Televisions are a prime example as the technology has come a long way in the last 10 years and manufacturers jockey for differentiation. LED versus...

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  • http://www.logility.com For more videos please subscribe to our channel. Supply Chain Educational White Papers: http://bit.ly/1JTWMmj Supply Chain Analyst Reports: http://bit.ly/1PIWntl Supply Chain Webcasts On Demand: http://bit.ly/1P8E54w Supply Chain Podcasts: http://bit.ly/24xASV1

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  • Our oldest child recently graduated from college with dual undergraduate degrees in Biology and Music Performance. He worked hard to accomplish this in 4 years with a high GPA and we look forward to celebrating his future successes. He was successful, in part, by establishing a reachable goal. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), first introduced more than 30 years ago, has many documented exampl...

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  • I get a kick reading “prediction” articles both prior to the year start and then again after the year is complete. When it comes to predicting the very dynamic supply chain management industry, those after year reviews can be quite amusing. For even more fun look back 10 or more years to see where we all thought the industry would be. Therefore, it is with a bit of trepidation that I toss my hat i...

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  • Any demand planner will tell you some of the most difficult items to plan accurately are those that exhibit an intermittent or irregular demand pattern. This type of demand pattern is characteristic of service parts inventory, wholesale distribution and capital goods. Such items are also referred to as slow moving, lumpy or long-tail items. Statistical methods don’t handle periods with zero demand...

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  • Planning and Optimizing the Christmas Express Supply Chain Recently I got an email from the North Pole saying that Santa Claus wanted to talk with me. I will have to admit that when you get a request from the head of the elves it is not something you want to ignore. A phone call was set up for later that week. I didn’t sleep well the nights leading up to the call. I worried I might have done some...

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  • I recently moved to Arizona and traded my lawnmower and snow-shovels for a salt-water pool. I think you might agree this was a very favorable trade. This is the first time I have owned a pool and it has taken some time to understand how to sense, analyze, and respond to changing water chemistry to ensure the optimal pool experience at the lowest total short and long-term operating cost. I know, I ...

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  • Travelling often, I run into a frustrating, yet common, problem--delays due to weather conditions at airports that are not either where I am or where I am going, but instead where the inbound aircraft is from. FlightAware, a handy and useful app for any frequent traveler, keeps track of all (or at least most) of the aircraft in our skies. According to them, in the past year there were an average o...

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  • I generally do not like the shopping experience. I prefer to develop a list of carefully researched products so I can get into and out of a store as fast as possible. However, on a recent trip to a mega grocery store I started meandering up and down aisles looking at the variety of both national and store brand products available for purchase. Although I am fully aware of the product proliferation...

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  • In a recent article in Lube Magazine, “People, Process and Tools – Ensuring Supply Reliability,” Ursula Thakkar, head of global supply chain and planning at Infineum notes, “the use of state-of-the art technology solutions coupled with strong processes frees up time for team members to innovate and drive the business forward.” Infineum, a world leader in the formulation, manufacture and marketing...

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  • http://www.logility.com Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) has been around for decades, but it continues to evolve. One notable new trend is tighter integration of financial planning which has led to the concept of Integrated Business Planning (IBP). SC Digest editor, Dan Gilmore, and Hank Canitz discuss several trends in a successful S&OP process. Supply Chain Educational White Papers: http://...

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  • http://www.logility.com Most of us have probably heard the term "machine learning" with regards to supply chain software. The term would seem somewhat self-explanatory, but what is machine learning all about, really? Is it delivering value yet - or is this a technology of the future? For more videos please subscribe to our channel. Supply Chain Educational White Papers: http://bit.ly/1JTWMmj ...

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