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Forecasting Word Cloud

Decoding the Language of Demand

10 July, 2018

If you’ve been in supply chain for any length time, you might be wondering what caused demand forecasting to develop so...

Three Tier Telecom Supply Chain

Supply Chains that Push and Pull Different Products

29 June, 2018

Editor's Note: There will be no blog post next week due to the US holiday.

Demand and Supply Uncertainty and Inventory Optimization

Still managing your inventory with spreadsheets?

19 June, 2018

Most companies are still trying to use Excel to optimize their inventories. Supply Chain Insights’ 2018 Inventory...


Two Kinds of Supply Chain Risk and How to Prepare for Them

12 June, 2018

When most people think of supply chain risk, they often think about the impact of major unforeseen “headline grabbing”...

Segmenting Your Inventory by Gross Margin and Demand Variability

Segmenting Your Inventory by Gross Margin and Demand Variability

8 June, 2018

Source: Gartner Research

Gartner Research analyst Paul Lord has developed a thought-provoking approach (shown in the...

Supply chain digital twins

Modeling Supply Chains with “Digital Twins”

30 May, 2018

The growing momentum around systems-based thinking in supply chain planning has given rise to a new concept called the...

Gartner SCP five stage maturity model

“Digital Transformation” and Supply Chain Planning

15 May, 2018

Here is the scenario. The C Suite says it wants “digital transformation". Your company has an older supply chain planning...

Inventory Optimization addresses multiple issues

Four ways Inventory Optimization can address tighter supply constraints

8 May, 2018

As the (U.S.) economic expansion enters its ninth year, supply constraints are showing up in supply chains. 

The Wall...

Gartner Maturity Curve

How to Move from Gartner Stage 2 to Stage 3 Retailing

1 May, 2018

Using the Gartner Demand Planning five stage maturity scale, analyst Mike Griswold estimated on a recent call that...

Types of Advanced Analytics in Supply Chain Decision Making

Advanced Analytics versus Artificial Intelligence

26 April, 2018

For firms with Advanced Analytics or Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their future, Gartner has just published a useful...

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