Tag Archives: supply chain analytics

Your plans useless but you’re still planning

“Planning in such highly uncertain times must focus on the ability to quickly and flexibly react to fast changing circumstances. Doing so effectively, requires that the company has thoroughly mapped its supply chain, including the physical locations of its suppliers’ plants and warehouses, so it can quickly identify which of its products might be affected […]

From Uncertainty to Agility

“The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for sophisticated, institutionalized risk management, including real-time scenario planning, business continuity planning and “sense and respond” capabilities. In the aftermath, we will likely see greater flexibility in network capacity, more local and multi-sourced supply, and multi-skilling of employees.” Read more at SCM World >

CFOs Need Models to Understand How Shifting Customer Needs Affects Resources

“One of the quirks of the downturn in retail has been an increase in shirt sales while pant sales have dropped, presumably because people participating in video conferences while working from home are paying more attention to their appearance from the waist up. Whatever the reason behind the trend, CFOs can model that kind of […]

How Agile Technology Drives Supply Chain Innovation

Change and uncertainty are inevitable in manufacturing. While effective production planning can support manufacturing processes, there will always be uncontrollable factors that are difficult to manage. Manufacturers are dealing with an increased pressure to meet customer demands quicker and more cost-effectively. Visibility of where manufacturers are within the production process is a key driver and […]

Why Intelligent Spend Management Matters

Traditional tools no longer meet expectations for finance leaders who need an end-to-end platform that delivers real-time information for decision making. As businesses continue to grow and become more complex, intelligent platforms are increasingly necessary to derive true value from data. Supply chain leaders today struggle with the complex task of managing expenditures across global […]

The Future of Manufacturing Technology is Bright

Technology is advancing faster than ever before and it is completely changing the manufacturing industry. To maintain continuous growth, today’s manufacturers are hyper-focused on three key mandates: Improve utilization rates of expensive fixed assets that are below optimal capacity, fill the current and increasing void of specialized labor, and protect operating profit. Advanced technologies are […]

Modern Supply Chains Require Continuous Planning in Real-Time

Today’s supply chain planning has to be continuous and based on real-time information to drive effective business decisions. In the face of rising customer expectations around individualized products, shorter delivery time frames, and predictable availability, organizations are moving away from the familiar pace of traditional planning approaches. The need to act and respond on a […]

Meeting Customer Demand with Integrated Manufacturing Visibility

Today’s customers demand high-quality, individualized products and faster delivery. When it comes to the manufacturing function, manual processes and isolated information silos make meeting these demands increasingly difficult. What’s needed are connected manufacturing processes that are integrated across the entire product life-cycle to break down silos and provide visibility across the phases of design, planning, […]

Achieve Business Process Optimization with End-to-End Visibility

Many businesses have found that their existing business processes have simply outlived the intended reason for which they were initially designed. Once business leaders realize the way they are doing business is not effective or profitable, they seek ways to improve and optimize their existing processes. This search for workflow optimization is prompted by a […]