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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,...

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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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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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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...

Gartner's Five Stages of Supply Chain Planning Technology Maturity

13 June, 2017

In any business or trade you need the right tools for the job, and the supply chain business is no different. At every...

Gartner Study Identifies Supply Chain User Wants and Needs

6 June, 2017

Source: 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study, Dwight Klappich

The annual Gartner Supply Chain...

Retail Supply Chain Planning Best Practices from Frost & Sullivan

30 May, 2017

Frost & Sullivan has reported its best practices in technology leadership in supply chain management for the Retail and...

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Industrie 4.0: Its Impact on Supply Chain Planning

16 May, 2017

Industrie 4.0 is an initiative for digitizing the industrial economy. The “4” refers to a fourth industrial revolution,...

Why You Need to Embrace Autonomous Supply Chain Planning

18 April, 2017

Editor's Note: This piece (with small variations) first appeared as a Supply Chain Brain editorial joining the debate...

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When should I trust my computer’s demand forecast?

28 February, 2017

Editor’s Note: There will be no blog next week. The next blog will be posted on March 14th.

A few weeks ago we laid out ...

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