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...

Decoding the Language of Demand

July 11, 2018

If you’ve been in supply chain for any length time, you might be wondering what caused demand forecasting to develop so many different ‘personalities’ over the years. Demand forecasting, planning, sensing, shaping…what’s going on?

Telecom Provider O2 drives up forecast accuracy and shelf availability

July 10, 2018

O2 has migrated from a manual, supply-driven approach with multiple standalone systems, to one based on a centralized single model that enables its trading teams and suppliers to collaborate in a demand-driven process.

View the video below to learn more.

High Street figures declining, but not dying

July 9, 2018

Two recent figures highlight the challenge retailers face. Over the last 6 months, high street spending has declined, but overall consumer spending has increased by 3.4%. This points towards consumers being less eager to spend time and money on the high street - it's just not the exciting experience it once was. 


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