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A Shift in Supply Chain Planning Priorities?

5 September, 2017

Increased demand volatility still tops business pressure, says Aberdeen   ...  but supply chain planning priorities are...

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Gartner’s Five-Stage Maturity Model for Supply Chain Analytics

29 August, 2017

 Gartner measures supply chain analytics maturity across seven different dimensions     

There are supply chain and...

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The Difference between Multichannel, Omnichannel and Unified Commerce. And Why It’s Important.

24 August, 2017

It can be exhausting in retail. As shoppers use technology more frequently during their buying journey, their expectation...

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The Power of Downstream Data for Sensing Demand

8 August, 2017

POS data helps sense and respond to localized demand. The blue bars represent historic average order demand profiles,...

The Best Way to Set Inventory Targets?

1 August, 2017

 

Source: Gartner, Cover Considerations—How to Optimize Retail and Consumer Product Inventory Targets, 2017

Gartner’s...

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A Path Towards IoT Enabled Service Parts Planning

25 July, 2017

 

Editor's Note:  This week we have a guest post from Bob Ferrari, Managing Director of the Ferrari Consulting and...

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Demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business

18 July, 2017

A question we hear often is “How can I have demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business? Demand-driven seems...

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Avoid “Lost in Translation”. Monetize S&OP to Include Finance.

11 July, 2017

Finance speaks a different language than supply chain. But by monetizing Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), supply chain...

Gartner says “Add S&OP to your Financial Planning”. Here’s Why.

27 June, 2017

“Based on our research, every organization which aligns top-down financial plans with bottom-up demand plans, as part of...

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Gartner's Six Levels of Supply Chain Planning Autonomy

22 June, 2017

Source: Andrew Downard, Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, May 2017

Business is moving fast and there is so much...

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