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Inventory Management: Attaining a 360° perspective with S&OP

Question: What is the worst-kept secret in any business? The answer is that different departments have different goals. And as…

1 Dec 2023 Demand Planning & Forecasting



Measuring The Success of an S&OP Process When the Outcome Needs Effort

Implementing an S&OP process is not effortless. It requires energy, discipline and tenacity. The company must dedicate resources…

24 Nov 2023 S&OP + IBP


Ibp Vs S&op

The Importance of IBP and Why You Need a Strategy Behind Your Strategy

Imagine you wake up at 4am. It’s the second time this has happened recently. The first time, you were worried about losing…

8 Nov 2023 S&OP + IBP


Seasonality And Seasonal Demand

The Power of AI in Pattern Detection and Seasonal Demand Forecasting

Seasonality can have a huge impact on demand patterns for certain products. On the one hand, if not properly anticipated, it can…

31 Oct 2023 Demand Planning & Forecasting


Supply Chain Collaboration

Supply Chain Collaboration: Navigating the Constant Disruptions of the New Normal

This is a glorious time for the supply chain. We have technical capabilities at our fingertips that our predecessors never dreamt…

19 Oct 2023 Supply Chain Tactics


Forecast Accuracy

From Data to Decisions: Harnessing Forecast Accuracy for Supply Chain Excellence

Let’s kick off with a hard-hitting statistic: 77% of businesses are investing in technology to create better supply chain…

6 Oct 2023 Demand Planning & Forecasting


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Bill of Materials Demystified

What is a Bill of Materials (BOM), and how can it help you unlock efficiency gains throughout your manufacturing process? In…

29 Sep 2023 Assortment Planning


Panama Supply Chain Problems

Troubled Waters: Panama Canal Disruption Presents a New Supply Chain Planning Dilemma

Carrying over 14,000 shipping containers with a combined $270 billion in cargo annually, the Panama Canal is perhaps one of the…

15 Sep 2023 Assortment Planning


Alipensa Featured

The Journey to E2E Supply Chain Planning

Disruption is the only certainty in supply chain planning. Yet, what if the latest source of upheaval isn’t driven by global…

8 Sep 2023 Allocation & Replenishment


Dynamic Stock Replenishment

The Dynamic Stock Replenishment Revolution

The more successful your retail operation is, the better you need to be at replenishing your stock. It’s all well and good…

1 Sep 2023 Allocation & Replenishment


Digital Supply Chain Investment

Building a Case For Digital Supply Chain Investment

Most businesses are starting or continuing to invest in digital supply chain tools. A recent Gartner survey found 66% of companies…

24 Aug 2023 Supply Chain Tactics


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How AI-enabled planning platforms stole the spreadsheet’s crown

Back when faxing ruled the world, the almighty spreadsheet was the most revered planning tool on the planet. Spreadsheets were…

17 Aug 2023 Demand Planning & Forecasting


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Omnichannel Strategy and How to Create a Seamless Customer Experience

In an ideal world, complete visibility across the supply chain would be a given. Forecast accuracy would always be 100% perfect…

10 Aug 2023 S&OP + IBP


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Supply Chain KPIs For Better Business Results

“What cannot be measured cannot be improved.” This timeless adage rings true for virtually every business process, including, of…

3 Aug 2023 Supply Chain Tactics


Supply Chain Risk Cartoon

What’s Your Appetite For Supply Chain Risk?

It seems like risk greets you at every turn these days, whether you’re navigating a heavily disrupted supply chain, trying to…

25 Jul 2023 Supply Chain Tactics


Power To The People

Human-Centric Supply Chain – Power to Your People

Why the future of your supply chain is human-centric Listen to the press, social media or the hushed whispers in the dark…

20 Jul 2023 Supply Chain Tactics


Machine Learning Supply Chain Slimstock

Agile Strategies for the Dynamic Manufacturing Supply Chain

In a world rocked by relentless challenges, the manufacturing industry has been at the forefront of disruption. Rising raw…

18 Jul 2023 Supply Chain Tactics


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Digital Twin: How Can It Facilitate Large-Scale Innovation?

Pressure is the ultimate driver of change. As Mark Twain wisely stated: “Necessity is the mother of taking chances.”. And…

6 Jul 2023 Supply Chain Tactics


People Processes Technology S&op

What Is Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) in the Digital Age

In volatile and changing environments, sales and operations planning (S&OP) helps businesses work in a far more agile way. If…

4 Jul 2023 S&OP + IBP


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Supply Chain Sustainability and the Rise of Net Zero

Look around the high street or at the swathe of targeted online ads you get this week, and there will be one theme that’s hard…

30 Jun 2023 Supply Chain Tactics


Cartoon Watching Working Capital

How to Unlock Working Capital and Transform Your Supply Chain’s Financial Performance

Supply chain costs are soaring all over the world. And like many of your competitors, you’ve probably been thinking about how…

29 Jun 2023 Inventory Optimisation


Supply Chain Excellence Explorers

A Roadmap to Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

Turning your strategy into operational excellence may well mean sailing into uncharted waters. To explain it, let’s use an…

23 Jun 2023 S&OP + IBP


Supply Chain Centre Of Excellence Super Cartoon

The Supply Chain Centre of Excellence Advantage

It’s never been tougher to stay competitive. With the ever-evolving, ever-meandering world of business, you never know what’s…

20 Jun 2023 Supply Chain Tactics


Warehouse With Stocked Shelves Assortment Planning Final

The Great Warehouse Space Squeeze

Your supply chain team will be getting used to shortages. The first shock was stock. The diminished deliveries and the lengthening lead times.

13 Jun 2023 Inventory Optimisation


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