Demand management trends

RandyLittleson

Our very own John Westerveld has just had an article published at Supply & Demand Chain Executive.  You can find the article, entitled “The growing importance of supply chain analytics”, here.

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Debunking the myths around on-demand (SaaS)

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Great post by Tim Minahan over at Supply Excellence talking about the realities of on-demand (software as a service or SaaS) and debunking many of the myths out there about such solutions.  As an on-demand vendor, we know all too well that many of these myths still exist – but it’s changing.  More and more […]

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Succeeding with supply chain planning

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  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

There’s an excellent article here at Supply Chain Management Review identifying the challenges with deploying supply chain Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) software.  I have worked for 3 APS vendors and agree that the characteristics outlined in the article are accurate. I have been on both the deployment side and the sales side. It is […]

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China to eclipse US in total manufacturing

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Bob Ferrari on his Supply Chain Matters blog discusses recent stories projecting the timing of when China will eclipse the US in total manufacturing output (see his post here).  Bob goes on to discuss the implications of this shift.  I commented on his blog and have added my comment below as well. ** My comment […]

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On-demand supply chain management: hype?

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I found this post on the SCM Community at the IT Toolbox site talking about on-demand supply chain management solutions.  In particular, the author wonders if this is all just the latest hype.  I posted a comment there that I’ve included here as well. ** My comment ** The reason I’m hearing large manufacturers get excited […]

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It doesn’t have to be this way

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Found this interesting article in CIO talking about the ongoing battles between SAP and Waste Management over the failed ERP deployment.  Of particular interest were these final statements: “It’s always incumbent on the software vendor to ensure their customers succeed with the vendor’s software,” Songini said. “According to the response, however, SAP is blaming Waste […]

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i2 bought by JDA

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  • by Trevor Miles
  • Published

The surprise was not that i2 Technologies was bought, but by whom and for how much. i2 was on the market for a long time with few takers, though there was little comment about SAP, Oracle, IBM, or Microsoft as suitors. This is in itself interesting as it would seem to indicate little perceived incremental […]

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Supply chain challenges exceed today’s processes and tools

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I had the opportunity to participate in a Better Process Podcast yesterday hosted by Ken Rayment.  Our discussion focused on today’s supply chain challenges and the inability of existing processes and tools to provide the support supply chain professionals need to deal with them.  The interview is short, just a couple of minutes, and you […]

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