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(By Libby Evans) We all know the drill. Monthly planning time is upon us and demand planners are crying and moaning as they click and download and copy and paste just to get all the pieces they need in one spot to effectively do
(By Libby Evans) So you get a forecast that turns out to be decent, at a high level. However, they’ve really missed the boat when it came to downstream proportions for a particular week and the consumption at different locations varies greatly throughout the
(By Mike Raftery) The beauty of a supply planner’s life is that (s)he is never expected to be 100% right. Think about it – who else gets paid so much for being wrong? (Insert terrible politician joke here. #makesupplychainsgreatagain) But let’s face it: a
(By Sanjay Jelaji) Let’s face it. Things don’t always go as planned. And this applies to the implementation of advanced supply chain planning systems too. So, what can you do after a failed APO implementation? This was a direct question that was asked of
(By Mike Raftery) OK you’ve realized that IBP is coming. Maybe soon? Maybe not? But what do you do now? IBP is not quite ready to be a full standalone platform to run a complex supply chain on its own in Q1 2016. But
(By Wade Smith) So after several live demos of IBP this week, I’m finding that the questions are totally different from this time last year. Whereas questions in 2015 tended to concern whether or not this tool is really ready for prime time, this year seems