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A Better Approach to Supply Chain Segmentation?

24, May, 2016

Most companies segment their supply chain by breaking it down according to operational and logistical metrics. That’s...

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

17, May, 2016

For multi-channel retailers, it’s getting increasingly difficult to survive in “the Amazon jungle”. Bob Ferrari of Supply...

What’s Wrong with Aftermarket Parts Supply Chain Planning?

10, May, 2016

This is actually a trick question. What’s wrong with aftermarket supply chain planning really has nothing to do with...

The View from Finance: Freeing Up Cash with Inventory Optimization

3, May, 2016

If you (or your boss) are measured by your company's Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) or a similar metric, then you want...

An Example of Outstanding Change Management

26, April, 2016

Managing change at the individual level is essential to realize benefits across the organization. Companies pick supply...

Increasing S&OP clarity by adjusting “depth of field”

19, April, 2016

In last week’s blog we talked about the fundamental challenge of connecting tactical S&OP down to detailed execution....

What's Wrong with S&OP?

12, April, 2016

“The No. 1 challenge among manufacturing companies is connecting sales and operations planning (S&OP) to operational...

Target Canada’s difficult birth, tough life and brutal death

5, April, 2016

A few months ago we wrote about how the traditional approach to buying supply chain planning (SCP) systems is often flawed

Why is Terra Technology Gone?

29, March, 2016

Demand sensing is great supply chain planning functionality. It drives improved short-term forecast accuracy, helps...

What’s New in Inventory Optimization?

22, March, 2016

Principal Analyst James Cooke of Nucleus Research just published his 2016 Inventory Optimization Value Matrix which...

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