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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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Right and Left Brain Thinking for Improving Supply Chain Planning ROI

21 February, 2017

There are two kinds of thinking, left brained and right brained, and each processes information and makes decisions very...

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Supply Chain Data is a Time-Sensitive Asset. Now We Know Just How Much

14 February, 2017

It’s said that “Time is of the essence.” Now a new Nucleus Research report quantifies just how time-sensitive an asset...

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Five Key Supply Chain Planning Capabilities for Fashion Products

31 January, 2017

More companies are finding themselves dealing with fashion-oriented supply chain planning issues. For instance, witness...

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Supply Chain Planning with Microsoft Dynamics AX

20 December, 2016

Microsoft Dynamics AX is a powerful mid-market ERP platform with the capacity for medium-size companies to expand and...

Why You Should Embrace Uncertainty in Demand Forecasting – Part 2

8 November, 2016

Last week we said that in reality most companies are already partly down the path towards a probabilistic supply chain...

Why You Should Embrace Uncertainty in Demand Forecasting

1 November, 2016

 It's human nature to look for certainty. We believe that if we can predict the future with perfect certainty, then we...

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Another Way to Think About Supply Chain Risk Management

11 October, 2016

In a previous blog we described a new concept introduced by Gartner Research about the need for both macro-agility and...

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