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1. Where's That Dense Data?
Network design is a tough nut to crack. Models abound and scenario planning is common, yet a key element is often missing.Dr. Michael Watson on the Supply Chain Digest site explains why the dense data ...
Created on 14 March 2017
2. Developing Risk Management Practices
Risk awareness in the procurement function has improved considerably. However, risk management is still not consistent across the business landscape.On the Spend Matters site, Sydney Lazarus provides a ...
Created on 06 March 2017
3. Supply Chain Network Modeling to the Rescue
As omnichannel trends and accelerated fulfillment demands force supply chain planners to rethink things, network modeling has stepped to the forefront. It's a challenge to balance efficiencies with service ...
Created on 12 August 2016
4. 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
5. Quality Data Required!
The lifeblood of the supply chain is good data. That's why it's so important to understand how different types of data affect your planning processes.On the Logistics Viewpoints site, Richard Koch takes ...
Created on 21 April 2016
6. Supply Chain Maturity Models
Excellence in supply chain performance is related to where a company's supply chain resides on a maturity model, according to research conducted by Dr. Ernest Hughes.Various models exist and mostly cover ...
Created on 04 April 2016
7. Where Are Supply Chains Headed in 2016?
It's never too late for supply chain predictions, especially when the real experts speak. Supply Chain Digest's Dan Gilmore gets into detail with 5 leaders in a recent article on the site.There's a lot ...
Created on 25 February 2016
8. Improve Your Demand Planning
Demand planning is always one of the bigger challenges in the day-to-day operations of the supply chain. Are there any tips on how to make it more accurate?In a blog on the 21st Century Supply Chain site, ...
Created on 28 March 2015
9. Supply Chains to Admire
Identifying which supply chains deserve our admiration is a tough task. The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, is up to it, though, and in a recent article interviews the leader of one who made the list.Joan ...
Created on 10 February 2015
10. Opportunities In Your Supply Chain
... f product families. No. 5 It is all about VISIBILITY Supply Chain Complexity: Modeling the entire supply chain in order to analyze the network and total costs. The measurement of total land ...
Created on 25 August 2014
11. Cutting DC Costs
Everyone wants to take cost out of their distribution center operations, but you probably have exhausted all potential sources for savings, right? Well, James A. Cooke on the DC Velocity site has a few ...
Created on 30 July 2014
12. Interview with Hasso Plattner of SAP
Whether you're an SAP customer or not, their plans are often indicative of what's happening in the ERP world at large. In an interview by Doug Henshen on the Information Week site, SAP's Chairman Hasso ...
Created on 16 June 2014
13. Supply Chain Complexity Measurement
The term "supply chain complexity" means different things to different people. In an attempt to get folks somewhat on the same page, the B2C site has developed a simple measurement for it.This may or may ...
Created on 17 March 2013
14. Mitigate Risk Through Supply Chain Design
Modeling your supply chain can be of great importance in creating strategies to mitigate risks. In a Supply Chain Digest article, Toby Brzoznowski explains how modeling aids in visibility, scenario analysis, ...
Created on 13 March 2013
15. Models in the Supply Chain
I normally stick to 'quick reads' for Buzz articles, recognizing the value of our readers' time. This one, a look at modeling in supply chain and manufacturing systems, is a bit more involved than usua ...
Created on 08 February 2013
16. Supply Chain Network Modeling
Supply chain modeling is tough, often intimidating work. Dr. Michael Watkins gives you a few recommendations in a recent Supply Chain Digest article.His simplistic models may not be perfect, but they can ...
Created on 14 January 2013
17. A Supply Chain Cliff?
With challenges arriving at an ever-increasing pace, is your supply chain prepared to respond or are you facing the prospect of tumbling off a cliff and taking the rest of the business with you? Bill DuBois ...
Created on 27 November 2012
18. How to Learn About Supply Chains
On the Logistics Viewpoints site, Steve Banker makes a recommendation about the best way to learn about supply chains prior to talking about them. He strongly recommends supply chain modeling to ratchet ...
Created on 18 November 2012
19. Build Your Supply Chain Efficiency
We're in an unprecedented era of data volume and access. Modeling and predictive analysis are two keys to making big data work for your supply chain. In an AOL Government blog, John Goodman and Jeff Scot ...
Created on 28 October 2012
20. Build Resilience into Your Supply Chain
Arthur van Gerven on the Logistics Viewpoints blog site tells us that supply chains need to be resilient in our risky world. All the planning in the world can't predict what's coming our way, but we can ...
Created on 14 October 2012