Keep control during a hurricane

Keep control during a hurricane

COVID-19 is still there and impacting all of us in our daily business. We can also call it a hurricane. Can it be controlled via a control tower? Developments from the past show that many companies developed Advanced Planning & Scheduling projects, End 2 End...
Visual insights in Corona times

Visual insights in Corona times

In Corona virus times acting fast is crucial, each delay or wrong decision may be determinant. The buzz phrase “Agile Supply Chain” has become an everyday challenge. Achieving shift responsiveness means being able to drive conclusions out of vast data in different...
Online dashboards to manage obsoletes or out of stocks

Online dashboards to manage obsoletes or out of stocks

When we’re driving our car, we all know immediately when something is wrong: an urgent red blinking light comes on in the dashboard. Do you have the same kind of insight and indicators when it comes to your inventory situation, especially in these uncertain times of...
How to get out of Excel hell

How to get out of Excel hell

Part 1: Why did you get in Excel hell The first thing that anyone needs to understand when they want to get rid of Excel, is that Excel is a solution, not a problem. Someone has made the Excel workbook to address a problem that could not be solved with the current...
Dynamic demand prediction in times of Corona

Dynamic demand prediction in times of Corona

Using order book data to enhance your statistical forecast The vast majority of companies rely on statistical forecast models to predict their demand. These models use time series of historical sales to estimate future demand. A key assumption of these models is that...
Forecasting and planning during the corona crisis

Forecasting and planning during the corona crisis

The challenge As this unique month is coming to an end a new challenge is presenting itself for supply chain specialists. By now everyone world-wide is facing some impact of the corona virus. For sales and operations planning (S&OP) this means: in a few days the...
The new digital reality of S&OP

The new digital reality of S&OP

The current fast changing demand and supply world does not wait for next month’s S&OP cycle. There is a big need to increase speed and quality of decision-making and to reduce data latency. To cope with the abundance of signals influencing the supply chain, there...
Corona – handling the supply chain impact!

Corona – handling the supply chain impact!

The Corona virus is rocking supply chains. It has become painfully clear that supply chains are global, long, highly connected, and extremely lean. Companies are responding to the effects of the Corona disruption in various ways. In this blog we share some of the...
Legacy APS tools need a boost

Legacy APS tools need a boost

Many companies use planning tools that have been implemented several years ago. Models and parameters have been set at the start, but often not adapted to rapidly changing dynamics. Moreover, everybody seems to embrace advanced analytics to get grip on this evolving...