Posts categorized as 'Future of supply chain'

[On-demand webinar] From siloed to synchronized: The rise of the network planner

MerandaPowers

The rise of the network plannerTwo years ago we wondered whether supply chain planners might one day be called network planners:

“Much like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), there is still a lot of hype about the network planner. Will it be something that we evolve to as part of supply chain transformations, or will it be out of necessity and a need to manage the new supply chain planning landscape?”

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[On-Demand Webinar] Architecting Intelligent Supply Chains

MerandaPowers

On-Demand Webinar | Architecting Intelligent Supply ChainsIf you’re reading this, it’s highly likely you’re living the supply chain life. And if you’re living the supply chain life, it’s likely that you have come to the same realization we have – that operating a supply chain ‘as usual’ isn’t cutting it anymore.

That’s because business as usual simply isn’t as usual as it used to be. With constant global volatility impacting the sourcing and delivery of product to your customers, something has got to give. Supply chains have to evolve to something better, to something different – into more intelligent supply chains. Find out how in this on-demand webinar.

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What the women’s World Cup taught me about building a supply chain planning team

AlisonCrawford

I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a soccer fan. But, watching the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup was both exciting and eye opening.

These athletes are at the top of their game and embody excellence in their sport. It’s clear the team invested a lot of time, money, heart and soul to integrate so well, anticipate each other’s actions and achieve that level of performance.

This got me thinking about supply chain excellence and raised the question, “How do you achieve excellence when you’re not always working as one team, on one plan?”

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Enterprise resource planning or best of breed, what is best for IT?

ChristinaChristensen

Enterprise resource planning or best of breed, what is best for IT?The creative contention over enterprise resource planning (ERP) vs. best of breed (BoB) has become age-old; however, key considerations weighting the equation have changed with the rise of the cloud, better integration tools, and more focus on the impact network solutions have on business transformation and end user satisfaction.

The pendulum is swinging in favor of BoB as these considerations continue to eliminate the preconceived advantages of getting all of your planning tools from your ERP vendor.

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George Jetson and the case for modern supply chain planning

MikeMcAllister

eBook | The path to modern supply chain planning

As a supply chain planner of a certain vintage, you remember The Jetsons and likely recall George working for Mr. Spacely at Spacely Space Sprockets. While we can’t be sure what kind of supply chain planning system Mr. Spacely had in place to produce his sprockets, The Jetsons’ well-documented ability to predict the future – from large format flatscreen televisions to video conferencing and robot vacuums – provides a key indicator.

We’re betting Mr. Spacely was all-in on taking a modern, collaborative approach to supply chain planning.

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How vehicle customization will drive the supply chain of the future

DustinMattison

How vehicle customization will drive the supply chain of the futureI recently had the opportunity to sit down with Farhan Mirza, President of BAFF Consultants Inc., to discuss vehicle customization by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automakers and its impact on the supply chain of the future.

Mirza notes that customization is a significant market trend and believes the entire supply chain will require transformation as the customization of vehicles becomes a mainstream approach to production.

In the interview, Mirza introduces some of the supply chain challenges which will need to be addressed to reap the profit potential.

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[On-demand webinar] Slide into a new supply chain planning experience

AlexaCheater

[On-demand webinar] Slide into a new supply chain planning experience

Let’s face it. Managing a global supply chain is no easy feat. You constantly have to solve complex problems and manage shifting situations driven by things like regulation changes, growing consumer expectation and geo-political unrest. Tradeoffs and difficult choices are everywhere.

Add to that the fact that many of us are still using antiquated technology that just hasn’t kept up with the times and it’s no wonder we often feel stuck in firefighting mode.

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Are you sure you’re making the best supply chain decisions?

AlexaCheater

Successfully managing your supply chain means making decisions. A lot of them.

But the reality for many is that the tradeoffs and choices they’re making are based on outdated or inaccurate data.

How can you be sure you have the information and insight you need to make the best supply chain decisions possible for your business? Today’s planning reality leaves too much room for uncertainty. Siloed and sequential data and processes don’t deliver the visibility you need.

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