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  • 07 June, 2016

We've been using Logility for Demand Planning, but are relatively new to both. Does anyone have experience using Logility?

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How much soda do you drink?

  • 04 May, 2016

Americans consumed 650 8 ounce carbonated soft drinks per capita  in the US last year.  Good news is, that's the lowest amount per person since 1985!

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Methods Matter: Calculating Inventory Turns

  • 03 May, 2016

In the Methods Matter: Calculating Inventory Turns blog, I take a look at two ways of calcul

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Omni-Channel?

  • 03 May, 2016

I would be interested in getting thoughts and comments about the present (and future) interest in all things "Omni-Channel".  

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Predicting waste, energy and water at a supplier

  • 28 April, 2016

A case study is linked below to illustrate the valuable role that predictive analytics can play in promoting supply chain sustainability.   

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Is Michigan State the number one supply chain school?

  • 24 March, 2016

There are many schools out there that claim to be #1 in training supply chain professionals.  It's commonly thought that Michigan State is #1.  Do you agree or disagree?

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Supply Chains in Transition

  • 11 March, 2016

Paris Climate Treaty

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Is it time for value chain 4.0? What do you think?

  • 22 February, 2016

In a recent blog, Lora Cecere talks about value chain 4.0 and how improved interoperability and res

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US Imports

  • 21 February, 2016

The share of imports in the United States GDP increased from 5.4 percent in 1970 to 16.5 percent in 2014.

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Risk Management: A Business Priority Begging for Cognitive Computing

  • 28 November, 2017

One hundred percent of businesses are concerned about the possibility of a disruption in their supply chain; yet, 40% of "companies do not analyze the source of the disruption, according to the

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The Digital Path to Purchase and AI

  • 21 November, 2017

Over a dozen years ago, Steven Spielberg’s movie Minority Report introduced viewers to a future in which marketing and advertising is so interactive that personalized sales pitches ar

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The Potential and Peril of Robotic Process Automation

  • 14 November, 2017

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is attracting a lot of attention both for its ability to generate great efficiency as well as the peril it represents to numerous jobs.

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The Right Forecast Accuracy Metric for Inventory Planning

  • 13 November, 2017

The right way to measure forecast accuracy if you are interested in optimizing stock levels is to focus on the accuracy of the service level projection. Just because you set a service level target (or a system recommends a target) doesn’t mean you’ll actually achieve the target. This blog explains why and details how to calculate service level accuracy.

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5 Reasons to Optimize Your Warehouse

  • 10 November, 2017

Warehouse jobs are not “glamorous,” but they’re essential for Americans to enjoy the high standard of living many take for granted.

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What Supply Chain Consultants are Advising about Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Robotics

  • 08 November, 2017

Many supply chain consulting companies are looking at technology advancements like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain and advising their clients that these innovations won’t be significant

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Inside-Out Cannot Get You to Outside-In

  • 07 November, 2017

Yesterday, I facilitated a group of business leaders attempting to drive innovation in supply chain practices. The last five years were tough for the group.

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Industry 4.0 and the Factory of the Future

  • 07 November, 2017

You hear and read a lot about the importance of manufacturing for ensuring a healthy U.S. economy. I agree with that assessment. There is good news on that front.

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Here’s How You Can Reduce Supply Chain Costs Today

  • 01 November, 2017

Are you concerned your supply chain is too costly? Fortunately, there are some things you can focus on to keep it efficient while driving costs down.

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Trust, but Verify

  • 01 November, 2017

When I joined the world of software as a business analyst from manufacturing, I was naive. How so?

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Get a Pulse on Your Supply Chain

  • 11 October, 2017

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The Trick to Forecasting Demand

  • 11 October, 2017

Analytics is the answer!

Webinar with Lora Cecere, sponsored by SAS

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2017 SCMA National Conference

  • 31 May, 2017

Come to the heart of the nation and feel the pulse of a vibrant supply chain community at the SCMA National Conference, June 14-16, 2017, in

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Webinar: Attributes - A Must in Every S&OP Solution

  • 21 March, 2017

Join Supply Chain Insights’ Lora Cecere and Adexa for an in depth discussion of why Attributes are so critical and can drastically lower your cost of ownership of a supply chain planning solution a

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Webinar: The Movement from Volume to Value

  • 02 March, 2017

June 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
S&OP: The Movement from Volume to Value

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Webinar: Blockchain and Bitcoin -- The Transformation of Supply Chain Finance

  • 02 March, 2017

May 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

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Webinar: The Millennial Voice in Supply Chain

  • 02 March, 2017

April 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
The Millennial Voice in Supply Chain

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Webinar: The Learning Supply Chain

  • 02 March, 2017

March 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
The Learning Supply Chain

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