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But the reality for many is that the tradeoffs and choices they’re making are based on outdated or inaccurate data.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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To do: Prepare supply chain for natural disaster

MikeMcAllister

To do: Prepare supply chain for natural disaster“It will never happen to my supply chain,” said the first planner.

“We’ll sort it out when the time comes,” said the second planner.

Perhaps these fictional quotes resonate a familiar refrain. After all, on the list of things to do when managing your supply chain on a daily basis, ‘prepare for natural disaster’ likely sits far down the list, somewhere between ‘submit expenses’ and ‘organize file folders.’ I totally get it.

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Dyson selects Kinaxis to manage global supply chain

JayMuelhoefer

Dyson selects Kinaxis to manage global supply chainOne of the most exciting consumer products companies in the world, Dyson Inc., has selected Kinaxis to enhance its supply chain agility to achieve a greater competitive advantage.

A unique global technology company with a passion for innovation, Dyson will deploy Kinaxis to accelerate planning alignment across its supply chain operations to unlock the rapidly growing demand for its products.

“Using Kinaxis to underpin our Supply Chain Operations will help Dyson continue to grow as the pace of demand for our technology accelerates globally,” said Scott Maguire, Vice President of Global Engineering & Operations, Dyson.

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Webinar: Supply chain strategies to combat a brave new trade world

MikeMcAllister

Webinar: Supply chain strategies to combat a brave new trade worldAldous Huxley had it right — it truly is a brave new world, and it is especially so when it comes to tariffs and trade. And for organizations with even moderately complex multinational supply chains, the mounting challenges are the most significant that they’ve faced to date. A fresh set of supply chain strategies are need, the quicker the better.

In addition to dealing with a forever multiplying list of SKUs driven by market demand, the trend toward engaging contract manufacturers continues to grow, and an ever-expanding list of commerce channels is making supply chain management more challenging by the hour. Combine this with an uncertain trade environment with unprecedented market volatility and the impact of ongoing legal, regulatory and taxation changes, and you have a perfect supply chain storm brewing.

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Nucleus Research positions Kinaxis in Leaders’ quadrant of Control Tower Technology Value Matrix for 2018

MikeMcAllister

Download the Nucleus Research Control Tower Technology Value Matrix for 2018
Nucleus Research just released its Control Tower Technology Value Matrix for 2018, assessing the state of the control tower market and provides an overview of 13 vendors based on a combination of functionality and usability.

Nucleus Research recognizes that real-time visibility remains the ultimate goal for the majority of companies and notes that the ability to connect planning with execution is one of the key drivers to success. The report also references how vendors are delivering tools that help organizations automate the more laborious tasks, allowing more time strategic decision making.

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The perfect gift this holiday season? How about The Ultimate S&OP toolkit?

TeresaChiykowski

The ultimate S&OP toolkitThe biggest toy sellers (Target, Walmart, JCPenney and Amazon) have announced their picks for the hottest toys of the year. Coming in at number 1 are Pomsies – animatronic, interactive pets that kids can take anywhere. Let’s hope supply chains are doing their thing by producing enough of these cuddly critters to meet demand so the world doesn’t have to deal with another Cabbage Patch Kid-like debacle.

So now that the kids are taken care of, what’s on your wish list? If you’re looking for that something special, why not consider the ultimate S&OP toolkit?

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