Archive for Supply Chain Planning

The Self-Healing Supply Chain

A “self-healing” supply chain needs to be based on a robust supply chain digital twin model that is updated with near real-time alerts.

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A Supply Chain Planning Model is a Digital Twin: Is This Just Hype?

Isn’t any model not based on paper and pencil a digital twin? What value does it add to call a supply planning model a digital twin? I thought it was hype. Supply chain planning executives disagree.

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SAP and Oracle vs. The Best of Breeds: Lessons from the Supply Chain Planning Market

Oracle and SAP are the two largest suppliers of enterprise applications are also leaders in the supply chain planning (SCP) market, but the leadership is being contested. Their arguements for why customers should choose their planning solution go beyond their applications functionality. Interestingly, over time most enterprise applications markets consolidate. This is not happening in the SCP market.

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Achieve a Responsive Supply Chain Without Creating Supply Chain Chaos

Companies want to be responsive. But they also want to create business plans that give them some level of certainity that financial goals can be achieved. How do you do both? Supply chain planning with the ability to do concurrent planning is one answer.

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A New Approach to Supply Chain Planning Software: Try Before You Buy!

While the SaaS era is better for customers, nothing beats a try before you buy program. Indeed, when it comes to enterprise software this is so rare it counts as radical business innovation. But that is exactly the deal Mayne Pharma got from Vanguard Software for their demand planning application.

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Solving the Supply Planning Crisis

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. If your home was on fire, would you want firefighters to attempt to douse the flames with an old manual bucket line? Of course not. You would want them to use the most modern, effective equipment available. So why are you asking your supply planners to fight the fires […]

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How Does a Digital Transformation Apply to Supply Chain Planning?

What is Digital Transformation? A digital transformation requires that companies transform their decision-making processes with technology to enhance customer experience and employee productivity and ultimately improve business performance.  Technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, and virtual reality can aid in this transformation. Digital transformation implies shifting the way organizations interact with their customers and the way they make business decisions. In the Supply Chain Planning context, these include decisions about which […]

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Using Satellite Imagery as a Data Source to Improve Supply Chain Management

Satellite imagery data represents another data set that may have the potential to improve company’s supply chains. There are potential uses surrounding procurement, sustainability, and strategic planning.

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Ecommerce Retailer Reaps Big Rewards Following a Supply Chain Planning Implementation

I talked to a large ecommerce retailer. They got great benefits from implementing a supply chain planning solution. But their plans to leverage AI are what is truly fascinating.

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Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Planning and Execution

New solutions have emerged that bridge the gap between supply chain planning and execution. These solutions have a middleware layer that is critical. The middleware allows for a feedback loop that can allow the system to get smarter.

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