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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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5 Keys to Managing Supply Chain Planning in Uncertain Times

With the world having been plunged into uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, a critical issue for business managers is stabilizing their supply chain to a consistent flow of components and materials. One July report by the Institute for Supply Management…

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How Demand Planning Fits into Integrated Business Planning

For years, many companies relied upon Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) to align processes in their supply chain.  By doing so, companies were able to improve performance and profitability.  As the value perception of S&OP matured it became apparent that…

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Do you need MRP software?

How do you know if you should be using MRP software? Start by learning about what it is and what it does. Tech Day said, "The aim of MRP software systems is to ensure that material and production planning processes…

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What’s next for supply chain software?

Like many industries, supply chain is changing rapidly. The software used for supply chain is evolving to keep up! Predictive analytics are becoming smarter and more accurate. Additionally, technology is playing a role in companies becoming incredibly efficient. As for…

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How much do you know about MRP?

How much do you know about MRP? Material requirements planning (MRP) is very commonly used in supply chain. Did you know that an IBM engineer created it after studying Toyota's lean manufacturing techniques? They are not the same, though. Tech…

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Why it’s Time to Consider Cloud Supply Chain

Have you started using the cloud in your business? If not, you should absolutely consider it. Businesses seem to be reporting success with the cloud left and right, and for good reason! Supply Chain Management Review said, "Quite simply, cloud…

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Why You Should Consider Cloud-first

Businesses are increasingly adopting cloud-first strategies – and for good reason. It can often be more secure and easier to afford. Employees are more likely to accept cloud computing than they were a few years ago, partly due to its…

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What Is Blockchain & How Can It Help Your Supply Chain?

Blockchains work especially well for global supply chains where funds are transferred everywhere. According to Forbes, “Ultimately, blockchain can increase the efficiency and transparency of supply chains and positively impact everything from warehousing to delivery to payment.”   Consulting firm…

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