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Analysts Support a Single Model for Sales and Operations Planning

9 January, 2018

A new report from Nucleus Research, Value Drivers of Single Model S&OP, concludes that the historical disconnect between...

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New Findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Users Wants and Needs Study

4 January, 2018

The annual Gartner Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study is one of the most comprehensive studies of supply...


One Way to Start Your Digital Transformation

20 December, 2017

Many companies are taking a serious look at “digital transformation” and it’s possible to think that it requires a big...

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Probabilistic Forecasting Can Extend the Life of SAP APO

12 December, 2017

Since the beginning of time – OK, since the beginning of demand forecasting --- the standard approach has been a single...

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Is Digital Transformation Bringing Traditional Grocery to Its Expiration Date?

7 December, 2017

Grocery stores, long thought to be immune to the “Amazon Effect”, were shaken in August of 2017 when Amazon acquired...

Will you be a Supply Chain Disruptor or the Disrupted?

28 November, 2017

You should be interested in applying disruptive technologies in your supply chain not only at a physical level, like in...

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What’s wrong with Strategic Network Design?

14 November, 2017

Editor's note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no blog post next week.

The problem with strategic network...

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How to Attain “Stage 4” Supply Chain Planning Maturity

7 November, 2017

Gartner has identified five stages of supply chain planning maturity and they say that 70-80% of companies plan to...

Inventory Can Be Scary

31 October, 2017

“Your inventory problem is scary because you’re selling out before you can make new items to meet demand”. That’s what...

Four Reviews of DDMRP for Supply Chain Planning

24 October, 2017

Source: The Enterprise System Spectator

In recent months four experts have weighed in on Demand Driven Material...

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