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Mobility in the Supply Chain: Improving Operations

Mobility in the Supply Chain: Improving Operations

Mobility requirements are mounting as supply chains grow in complexity and COVID-19 exposes the repercussions of inflexible operations. In a spring 2020 IDG survey, mobile solutions ranked third after risk management and...

Managing Risk in the Supply Chain with AI

Managing Risk in the Supply Chain with AI

Given the global upheaval that COVID-19 has triggered, managing supply chain risk is top of mind for everyone. Improving forecast accuracy to lower risk is the sweet spot for machine learning (ML) applications in supply chains. ML...

Supply Chain Modernization: Overcoming Visibility Obstacles

Supply Chain Modernization: Overcoming Visibility Obstacles

Supply chain integration challenges are keeping some enterprises from accurately forecasting demand and predicting and mitigating risk, according to a recent IDG survey of IT and supply chain professionals. Respondents indicated...

Quality Data: The Foundation of a Resilient Procurement Operation

Quality Data: The Foundation of a Resilient Procurement Operation

Building a strong and resilient procurement system has never been more important, given the current economic downturn. And starting with quality data can give companies a strong foundation for weathering uncertain times like...

Balancing Processes, Goals, and Technology for Supply Chain Resilience

Balancing Processes, Goals, and Technology for Supply Chain Resilience

Today’s global, complex supply chains have been rocked by the current economic downturn. Companies are quickly seeking new and creative ways to achieve short-term sustainability—but they can also apply those processes to help...

Analytics: The  Cornerstone of a Resilient Supply Chain

Analytics: The Cornerstone of a Resilient Supply Chain

In today’s struggling economy, developing an enterprise data strategy for your supply chain might seem like the last priority on your list. Yet moving away from traditional spreadsheets and manual processes, which 67.4% of...

Navigating the Complex Supply Chain Management Landscape

Navigating the Complex Supply Chain Management Landscape

Supply chain management (SCM) has become an increasingly strategic operation for many companies, often serving as a significant competitive differentiator. We spoke with Eric Wilson, General Manager of Supply Chain Solutions at...

Analytics, AI, and Cloud Power Modern Inventory Management

Analytics, AI, and Cloud Power Modern Inventory Management

Every stage and function across a global supply chain is critical, given that a failure of any link in the chain can disrupt the overall process. That said, inventory management is arguably among the most consequential of supply...

Moving from Demand Planning to Automated Demand-Sensing

Moving from Demand Planning to Automated Demand-Sensing

In a recent post on the importance of inventory management, we noted how new technologies are changing how demand forecasting is done. Long-standing demand-planning methods are gradually giving way to automated “demand-sensing”...

Cloud-based SCM services provide cross supply-chain connectivity and visibility

Cloud-based SCM services provide cross supply-chain connectivity and visibility

During the past two decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems became the big dog in many corporate data centers. By providing integrated suites encompassing everything from financial operations to sales and marketing to...