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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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Navigate Digital Transformation to Empower your S&OP

As a modern CEO, you must embrace the fact that the only constant in the current business landscape is change. Failing to…

9 Jun 2023 S&OP + IBP


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How can you leverage decoupling point to drive supply chain flexibility?

Everyone wants flexibility. But faced with fluctuating customer demand, unpredictable market dynamics and soaring costs, supply…

6 Jun 2023 Demand Planning & Forecasting


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How the Chief Supply Chain Officer is shaping tomorrow’s business

They say rough seas make for good sailors. Well, we’ve endured some stormy conditions in recent times. And what’s clear is…

2 Jun 2023 Supply Chain Tactics


Inventory Allocation

Inventory allocation: How can retailers find the perfect balance?

Retailers face a real conundrum. On one hand, everything from the cost of raw materials to the cost of commercial retail space is…

29 May 2023 Allocation & Replenishment


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Machine Learning for Product Demand Forecasting

How can you take advantage of Machine Learning to make better supply chain decisions? For years, businesses have strived to…

24 May 2023 Demand Planning & Forecasting


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How Master Data Drives the Success of Digital Initiatives

The race to digital transformation is on. According to Gartner, a staggering 91% of organisations are already involved in some…

18 May 2023 Supply Chain Tactics


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Is Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) still relevant in today’s volatile world?

In 1913, the world was first introduced to the Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) formula. This revolutionary approach would soon go on…

12 May 2023 Inventory Optimisation


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