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Jeff Bodenstab

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Machine Learning SCP Use Cases

Demand Planning is the top Machine Learning App for Supply Chain Planning

11 December, 2018

Source: Gartner 2018     

Gartner recently polled both users and vendors on which types of supply chain planning (SCP)...

Largest Direct to Consumer  Companies

Supply Chain Planning for Direct-To-Consumer

4 December, 2018

Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) presents special supply chain planning challenges for both smaller microbrands (e.g., eyeglass...

Forecast Accuracy Benchmarking - What Does Good Look Like

What’s Your Forecast Accuracy Target for 2019?

27 November, 2018

Editor’s Note: Two years ago we posted a blog about how to set an annual forecast accuracy target and it was one of our...

Mega Trends driving Stage 5 Supply Chain Planning vision

Three Mega Trends Driving Gartner Stage 5 Supply Chain Planning

30 October, 2018

Gartner says that clients are increasingly asking, “What will the future of supply chain planning look like?” and in a...

Supply Chain Control Room

Gartner Questions Supply Chain “Control Towers”

23 October, 2018

Gartner says that future supply chain planning will look less like a "control tower" and more like a refinery "control...

Continuous S&OP

Can S&OP become more continuous? Automation is key.

9 October, 2018

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), a process often focused around a monthly meeting, is evolving into a more...

Supply Chain Planning User Concerns

The Nine Top Supply Chain Planning User Concerns

2 October, 2018

Gartner’s most recent Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (21 August 2018, Amber Salley, Tim Payne,...

inventory balancing

Balancing service levels and supply chain costs

25 September, 2018

Precisely balancing  the tradeoff for each inventory item is a hallmark of inventory optimization

Editor’s Note: Last...

Supply chain user priorities

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

18 September, 2018

Gartner Research recently released its new Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR) in which...

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Gartner releases new Supply Chain Planning Magic Quadrant

4 September, 2018

Gartner Research just released its new Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR). There have...

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