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The Six Stages of Grief in Transitioning from APO to IBP

(By Susan Wooldridge)You’ve done it! You have finally successfully separated your planners from their spreadsheets and gone live with APO-DP. What an accomplishment!Then two days later, you open your email and you’re hit with the news: “SAP will phase out APO and replaced it with...

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Predictive Analytics For Your Supply Chain

By Ankur PatelPredictive analysis is a practice that involves extracting information from already existing data sets so as to determine patterns and possibly predict future outcomes as well as trends. It does not exactly tell what will happen but what might happen. Why use predictive analytics (big...

Choosing Your Conference

(by Pat Green)At this time of the year, it seems like there’s a different Supply Chain or SAP Conference to attend every week.  Between SAPPHIRE, ASUG, Gartner, APICS and IBF, it can be difficult to know which event is going to provide the best information,...

The Value of Conferences
The Value of Conferences (or, how to justify a boondoggle)

(by Mike Raftery)“It’s the most wonderful time, of the year”.  With no disrespect to Andy Williams, it’s our favorite time of the year, conference season!We love conferences, and so should you.  The value they bring goes well beyond the swag and countless amount of pens...

We Are Our People

(By Claudio Gonzalez) “Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” –Simon SinekWe at SCM Connections strongly believe in this message. When it comes to building a services company, it is the people who represent you who have the power to make...