Is Your Supply Chain ‘Ready for Anything’?

March 31, 2020

Over the years we’ve built strong relationships with hundreds of global companies, and we hear the same challenges again and again: they can’t accurately plan for intermittent demand, they’ve got too much capital tied up in inventory, and their planners are overwhelmed by data management and complicated math. In an ever-changing global economy with all its unexpected twists and turns, supply...

What Is Demand Sensing and How Do You Get What Is Demand Sensing and How Do You Get Started?

March 6, 2020
“Good old supply chain. It just gets simpler every year!”
… said no VP of supply chain ever. 

We’ve created quite a monster with all the sophisticated tools we use to influence demand with pricing, new product introductions and promotions. Internet-fed trends are changing at hyper-speed. As businesses use more “levers” to influence demand, demand variability grows. The good news is that you...

Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

February 20, 2020

Six Most-Read Supply Chain Planning Blogs of 2019

February 11, 2020

2019 is officially in the books, and it’s a perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months as we dive into planning for 2020. Throughout the year our ToolsGroup supply chain planning blog contributors kept you up to speed on the trends, technologies and influencers shaping our industry. Enjoy six of our most-read blogs from 2019–and be sure to subscribe to receive our blogs twice a month.

Business Intelligence vs. Inventory Optimisation: Are You Solving Symptoms Instead of the Real Problem?

January 28, 2020

In my decades of working in replenishment and inventory optimization, I’ve noticed that many companies seek solutions to symptoms rather than the underlying problem. I want to let you in on a secret: software companies are happy to sell you something you don’t need. Of course, you’ll never want to deal with that company again.

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability

January 20, 2020

Understand the Three-Part Lifecycle of Your Promotions to Maximise Profit

January 14, 2020

The anticipation, the demand curve and spending patterns during the promotion, and the post promotion periods all require unique logic with machine learning to keep customers happy and balance inventory. 

Supply Chain Predictions 2020: Uncertainty Demands Resilience

December 23, 2019

‘Tis the Season to Make Sense of Seasonal Demand with Machine Learning

December 19, 2019

Demand forecasting augmented by machine learning helps you better meet customer expectations with reduced inventory investment.

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