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How Supply Chain Planning Impacts Business Agility

As disruptions continue to impact companies worldwide, business innovation has taken on a new urgency, placing supply chain planning at the forefront of the response. From trade wars to Covid-19, then a freighter stuck in the Suez Canal, businesses are…

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Unlocking Hidden Value: The Worth of Supply Chain Planning

Today’s global commerce is driven by massive supply chains. This makes the process of planning a challenge. One estimate puts supply chain-related jobs at 37% of total employment in the US alone. Yet, many companies continue to look at supply…

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2021 State of Supply Chain Planning

To say that 2020 saw significant disruption in supply chains and supply chain planning would be an understatement. Not since World War II have both national and global economies encountered the level of stress, pressure, and magnitude in global upheavals…

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Forecasting Vs Demand Planning

Forecasting Vs Demand Planning Companies use a variety of tools to predict where their business currently is and where it is headed. By “reading the tea leaves”, planners attempt to ensure correct stock levels, optimize inventory control and inventory value,…

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The Delicate Balance of Safety Stock vs Safety Time

With disruption such as COVID-19 rapidly shifting consumer tastes, market volatility, and human error, the threat of both overstock and stockouts is always present. On the one hand, companies strive to have enough stock available to manage their order position…

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6 Best MRP Practices For Manufacturers

Executive Summary: Manufacturers utilizing MRP to plan material requirements should ensure data integrity and accuracy including forecasting data, lead times, and inventory. They should also choose software that aligns with their needs, comprehend how it treats blanket orders and safety…

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