Systems supporting key business processes are too cumbersome to support the rate of change in today’s companies.

DuncanKlett

Virtual Strategy Magazine recently reported, http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2011/05/10/supply-chain-issues-are-top-risk-us-tech-industry-according-bdo-study, on a BDO study, http://www.bdo.com/download/1371, about the risk factors most frequently cited in the 10K reports of the 100 largest publicly traded US technology companies.  The table below is a summary of those results. On its own, the list is quite interesting.  As noted in the article, the 10-K […]

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When demand exceeds supply.

CarolMcIntosh

There was an interesting article written in HuffPost Business a while back about nine companies and their stories when their demand exceeded supply.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/23/9-companies-popular-products_n_839596.html#s257026&title=1_BMW Will this problem ever go away? It is argued that if you have brand loyalty then the risk of perishable demand and worried investors is low. This argument holds for Apple […]

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Top five things Kinaxis will be doing at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
  • Published

It’s been pretty hectic around here as we are gearing up for the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference- the must-attend conference in supply chain is only a week away. Here’s the top five things we’re doing at the conference: 5) We’re attending: Kinaxis will have a staffed booth at the event. Come by booth #7 […]

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Small businesses and the supply chain.

KerryZuber
  • by Kerry Zuber
  • Published

In a White House Blog post this month, the role of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in promoting supply chain innovation and helping small businesses was highlighted. The blog described how small business growth can influence regional employment and the Council’s objective to provide constructive guidance to help make that a reality. While the […]

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Kinaxis newsletter featuring complimentary analyst report on S&OP maturity.

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
  • Published

Just a short post today to let you know what we recently developed a newsletter which includes complimentary access to a 13-page Gartner S&OP research report titled “Sales and Operations Planning Maturity: What Does It Take to Get and Stay There?” (Jane Barrett, Michael Uskert, 1 November 2010). Companies with mature S&OP processes testify to […]

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Part 2: Ten critical data issues to be considered in structuring the outsourced supply chain data model.

JaneMarshall

Here is part 2 of the ten critical data issues to be considered in structuring the outsourced supply chain data model. Click here to check out part 1. Model Contractual Terms As demand fluctuates and supply plans are adjusted, it is important to be able to quickly determine if contractual terms are being violated. 5. […]

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Part 1: Ten critical data issues to be considered in structuring the outsourced supply chain data model.

JaneMarshall

Outsourcing manufacturing to specialists who can provide unique value and drive down costs is now the business norm. While companies may be going about it with more caution and consideration than perhaps in the early 2000s, the manufacturing outsourcing model itself is not in question. Brand owners are quick to discover that the first critical […]

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IBP or S&OP: What’s in a name?

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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I have been following the debate about the use of the terms IBP (Integrated Business Planning) and S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) over the past few months with a lot of interest.  It is with much trepidation that I step into this proverbial hornet’s nest after Lora Cecere wrote a blog titled “What Happens in […]

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