Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

March 19, 2019

Supply chain planning in emerging markets is different. And while each market can be unique, we found a few repeating themes in our own experience and from sources including Gartner and our customers Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Cipla Medpro. Here’s what we found:

Which supply chain planning processes should we automate?

January 23, 2019

Now that more companies are embracing supply chain planning productivity and automation, many firms are asking which processes they should automate. Let's first address that question and then look at  where this trend is heading in the future.

ToolsGroup Automates Demand-Driven, Omnichannel Supply Chain Planning at Dixons SEE

January 16, 2019

ToolsGroup and its Greek partner THellas announced today that Dixons South East Europe (SEE) has gone live with SO99+ software to automate its omnichannel supply chain planning and transform from a supply-driven to demand-driven model. Dixons SEE is part of the Dixon’s Carphone Group worldwide network and operates in Greece under the name Kotsovolos, where it is the country’s leading...

Recreating the environment in which historical demand occurred

January 15, 2019

At last year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference analyst Tom Enright summarised the essence of successful demand forecasting with the following statement: “Demand forecast accuracy depends on your ability to recreate the environment in which historical demand occurred.”

Best practice for Successful IoT Implementations to optimise your supply chain

January 7, 2019

Lora Cecere’s Supply Chain 2020 study, the Internet of Things (IoT) was considered one of two disruptive technologies with the greatest potential impact on supply chain effectiveness, above technologies such as 3D printing and robotics.

Hedge your bets with Probabilistic Forecasting

December 13, 2018

We're big advocates of probabilistic forecasting (also known as stochastic forecasting). Understanding and employing this relatively simple principle can take your forecasting and supply chain planning from ‘good to great’.

Direct-To-Consumer Supply Chain Planning

December 5, 2018
Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) presents supply chain planning challenges for both large and small consumer goods brands, but these challenges differ depending on which type of company you are.
 

Potential no-deal Brexit adds pressures on supermarket supply chains

August 6, 2018

In the on-going saga that is the Brexit negotiations, supermarket supply chains are now in the front line. Brexit secretary Dominic Raab recently implied that it is the role of the grocery industry to ensure there are "adequate food supplies". The immediate response from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) was that stockpiling was "not a practical response" - retailers lack the facilities to...

Using Inventory Health to build a competitive edge

July 13, 2018

Right product, right place, right time is the essence of successful retailing. Simple in concept, but difficult in practice. 'Inventory Health' is a concept we believe is vastly under-rated and yet many retailers don't have as clear a picture as you might expect. Legacy systems, traditional working practices and siloed functions across organisations result in a lack of clarity around inventory...

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