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The Seven Key Capabilities of Demand Sensing

23, August, 2016


Editors Note: A few weeks ago, we published a blog describing why most CPG companies have hit a demand forecasting...


Why Forecast Accuracy Alone Can’t Solve Service Level Problems

2, August, 2016

Editor's Note: We hope you are enjoying your summer.We will be off the next two weeks, so the next blog post will be on...


Why CPG Demand Forecasting Has Hit a Ceiling

26, July, 2016

Most CPG companies have hit a demand forecasting ceiling. The good ones are breaking through.

Consumer package goods...

Why Individual Retail Stores Shouldn’t Order Their Own Inventory

19, July, 2016

In the old days, each store knew best what inventory it needed to keep shelves stocked and customers satisfied. But with...


A Different Solution to the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

12, July, 2016


“78% of respondents to Gartner’s most recent Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey identify talent as the No. 1 long-term...


Four Tips on Pitching Supply Chain Initiatives to the C-Suite

6, July, 2016

If you have to sell your ideas about how to strengthen the supply chain to executives that control the purse, here are...

There’s Blood in the Supply Chain

28, June, 2016

Editor's Note: An associate of mine just pointed out that some readers may be uncomfortable with the title of this blog...

When SMBs Hit the Inventory Planning Complexity Wall

21, June, 2016

Inventory planning is especially important to small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs). Nobody wants to tie up more working...

Gartner Asks: Are You (and your Supply Chain) Bimodal?

14, June, 2016

Taking a bimodal approach to supply chains was the pervasive theme at this year’s Gartner North American Supply Chain...

How Gartner Sees the Future of Supply Chain Planning

7, June, 2016

Source: Algorithmic Supply Chain Planning: The Future of SCP, Amber Salley, May 2016

Gartner has taken a look at the...

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