Aligning business objectives and supply chain priorities

RandyLittleson

SupplyChainDigest has an article here citing research from IDC’s Manufacturing Insights that discusses a potential disconnect between business objectives and supply chain priorities. The article debates the research findings that a disconnect exists. I sent a comment in regarding the article, that I’ve posted below. ** My comment ** I’m not terribly surprised by the […]

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The growing importance of supply network collaboration

RandyLittleson

There’s a post here at the site uyriputyeruit talking about supply chain collaboration. I added a comment at the site, but thought I would post it here also. *** my comment below *** Good post – and agreed. In today’s highly distributed supply networks, collaboration amongst people is essential. With so many things changing – […]

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Demand management needs to be responsive

RandyLittleson

AMR has just posted information on how frequently companies execute their Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) processes. AMR has also talked about the fact that to execute this process correctly, companies need to invest in tools that provide rapid scenario analysis and foster collaboration across all of the groups involved. The ability to quickly understand […]

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You can’t plan your way out of all problems

RandyLittleson

When we first started to talk to people about the need for Response Management solutions a couple of years ago, the common refrain was that “we have planning.” I think people had been conditioned to think that solid planning was the only thing necessary to ensure great execution. But over the years, I think more […]

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