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1. 3 Ways a CPO Can Transform a Business
... things happen, and the necessary data and accompanying analytics to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities, find cost-saving opportunities, improve forecasting, and provide the greatest business impact. ...
Created on 24 October 2017
2. 4 Easy Replenishment Ideas that Adapt to the Digital Age
Data Profits, a mid-tier retail and wholesale demand forecasting and replenishment SaaS system, releases a new video: "P's of Retail".  This video highlights four ideas that need focus in replenishment softwa ...
Created on 30 August 2017
3. Demand Planning Innovation
It should come as no surprise that supply chain planning is going through big changes. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, is intimately familiar with the process. She discusses how demand planning is ...
Created on 25 February 2017
4. Retail Flexibility For the Holidays
It's a Christmas wish and a little late, but Bill DuBois is hoping Santa brings a flexible supply chain in the future. For the retailer, the holidays are an inventory forecasting challenge.In his articl ...
Created on 29 December 2016
5. VTech's Supply Chain Story
In a great interview on her site, Lora Cecere sits down with the CEO of VTech to talk about how supply chain decisions contributed to his company's successes.It's an instructive case study on how to identify ...
Created on 08 December 2016
6. Is AI the Future of Forecasting?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a breakout technology and some predict it'll eliminate a lot of supply chain jobs. But, you know what? Steve Banker of Logistics Viewpoints ain't buyin' it.Forecasting  ...
Created on 15 September 2016
7. Service Levels vs. Inventory
If you're in the supply chain or customer service arena, you're aware of the pendulum that swings between inventory and service level. Too much inventory and service is great, but financial performance ...
Created on 12 September 2016
8. Big Data Concerns for Global Supply Chains
You implement a 'big data solution' in your supply chain, and immediately you're golden and begin reaping the benefits, right? That's not only almost always wrong, it can be a profoundly bad assumption ...
Created on 01 September 2016
9. Getting Results from Integrated Planning
If you're unclear as to what integrated supply chain planning is, implementing technology to support it may produce rubbish, not results.The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has worked on the problem ...
Created on 30 August 2016
10. Managing the Demand River
The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, is looking at the challenge of managing demand flows in supply chains. In her view, the way we're managing demand is not only not working, it's distorting the measurement.She ...
Created on 12 August 2016
11. Real Life Impact of Supply Chain Planning
We love to see real life examples of companies that succeed with supply chain strategies we've followed. Sonus, a great international telecommunications company, has addressed its issues and has closed ...
Created on 08 August 2016
12. Challenges to Consumer Products Supply Chains
The household products industry used to lead the world in supply chain effectiveness, but that's in the past. Industry leaders like Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark haven't evolved quickly enough,while ...
Created on 25 July 2016
13. Judging Global Supply Chains
There are recognized leaders in the global supply chain, but are they really leading? And how do you judge that, anyway?In a relatively lengthy article on the topic, Lora Cecere examines a number of performance ...
Created on 14 July 2016
14. Is Machine Learning the Answer?
Forecasting demand has never been easy. An emerging technology, machine learning, is being applied to the statistical challenges embedded in the process, according to Chris Cunnane on the Logistics Viewpoints ...
Created on 16 June 2016
15. A Turtle-Bunny Hybrid?
The 'tortoise-and-the-hare' analogy seems to apply to a wide spectrum of situations, even in the supply chain world! There's value in taking the time necessary for good forecasting and planning, but y ...
Created on 09 June 2016
16. Building a Long-Lasting Supply Chain
... In his article on the 21st Century Supply Chain site, he explains why fundamentals like forecasting are most definitely 'long-lasting'. Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 26 May 2016
17. Timing is Everything in SCM
Timing is everything, according to Simon Eagle on the Beet Fusion site. Especially in supply chain management, and specifically in the planning function.According to his article, Simon says that when execution ...
Created on 23 May 2016
18. Supply Chain Prophetic Quotes
If you need some supply chain inspiration, you've come to the right place! Bill DuBois provides a few great quotes that hold a lot of truth in an article on the 21st Century Supply Chain site.Although ...
Created on 02 May 2016
19. Omnichannel & Inventory Management
Of the many changes brought about in supply chain processes by the omnichannel revolution, inventory management is one of the most fundamental. Getting the right product at the right place at the right ...
Created on 21 April 2016
20. Designing Outside-In Supply Chains
Outside-in is the way to go when pivoting your supply chain to a more digital approach according to the Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, in an article on her site.Too many companies are out-of-step with ...
Created on 18 April 2016