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1. Go With The Flow: Streamlining Your Supply Chain Flow with AI
... The use of machine learning to analyze inventory levels, lead time, and order quantity provides more credible forecasting. Algorithms like these make inventory control automatic and accurate. Integrated ...
Created on 08 October 2018
2. Why Machine Learning is Right for Your Supply Chain Strategy
... spot any that differ, alerting workers to take appropriate action and initiating corrective actions. Demand forecasting All that data generated by EDI, inventory, and ERP transactions may be too big ...
Created on 13 August 2018
3. Putting the Supply Chain in the Cloud
According to Supply Chain Dive, getting your supply chain into the cloud has many advantages including unlimited processing power for things like historical forecasting.   Read the article on Supply ...
Created on 26 March 2018
4. AI is now a necessity
... based on the analytics it receives from historical data and current conditions. It can also take current world conditions into account and make adjustments based on what it understands. WHM and forecasting ...
Created on 20 March 2018
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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
20. 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