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Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition
"Companies are drowning in data, but struggle to get insights. As shown in Figure 3, companies struggle to get data to make decisions. The focus is on functional metrics, but most are unable to get to overall supply chain metrics. For example, only 29% of manufacturing companies can access total cost data and 31% struggle to see the impact of business decisions on inventory. So, one business use case for control towers is accessing supply chain key performance indicators. The average company has five-to-seven Advanced Planning Systems (APS) and twelve Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions. While performance monitoring is not the most common use case for a control tower project, the gap exists."
global  supply  chains  inventory  management  market-driven  analytics  control  tower  performance  measurement  chain  excellence  visibility 
6 weeks ago by jonerp
Have You Given Your Planner Love Today?
"Over 65% of supply chain planning happens in Excel spreadsheets. One of the reasons? Usability. The second? The ability to model the supply chain in the technology. Models are not created equally.

Many times it is the result of the purchase of supply chain planning technologies purchased based on IT standardization. The lack of usability and modeling capabilities drive dissatisfaction."
change  management  demand  global  supply  chains  market-driven  chain  talent  job  satisfaction  planners  valentines  day 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
Top 10 Ways Internet Of Things And Blockchain Strengthen Supply Chains
"One CIO told me recently his company deliberately spins up several POCs at once, adding “they’re our proving grounds, we’re pushing blockchain and IoT’s limits to see if they can solve our most challenging supply chain problems and we’re learning a tremendous amount.”
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  blockchain  forecasts  use  cases  ethical  supply  chains  ibm  food  trust  iiot  industrial  internet  of  things 
10 weeks ago by jonerp
Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?
"My questions for the technologists were, “How do you define cognitive?” With hearing this question, most will answer with silence. Only Enterra answers the question with the definition of a semantic inference engine. Instead, most of the solutions are aligning data using machine learning or improving planning models through better use of math. Few are driving innovation to drive autonomous supply chain planning through better management of exceptions (not just showing the exceptions, but giving suggested action)."
big  data  supply  chains  new  technologies  advanced  planning  aera  anaplan  cognitive  computing  kinaxis  logility  market  hype 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
Welcome 2019
"Trend 5. Digital Manufacturing Success. In the next two years, companies will make the most progress in the area of digital manufacturing. The combination of technologies for track and trace (an example is ThinkIQ), 3D printing, robotics, and wearables improves flexibility in operations. Company digital initiatives will have the most success in production operations."
global  supply  chains  market-driven  network  of  networks  new  technologies  uncategorized  2019  demand  driven  market  years  predictions  chain  excellence 
january 2019 by jonerp
Our Walk In The Fog
"1) Demand Sensing. Despite a 2-3X increase in demand latency, there is still a strong belief that the order represents market demand. It does not. Companies talk about customer-centric supply chains, but most leaders are more comfortable in the world of supply than demand. While there is much hype on DDMRP and the use of orders as a proxy for demand, companies need to remember that orders carry latency: they are out-of-step with market purchase behavior. The further back in the supply chain that companies find themselves, the greater the order latency, the less that the order reflects market behaviors."
global  supply  chains  chain  excellence  uncategorized  anaplan  network  of  networks  plannning 
december 2018 by jonerp
Clorox Successfully Implements a Program for Value Chain Segmentation
By piloting this approach with several businesses, General Managers began to understand the trade-offs such as “If you focus on speed, cost will be good, but likely not industry best.” A powerful part of the process is the trade-offs conversation to establish the predominant capability needed. We used the diagram in Figure 5 to illustrate the trade-offs with the leadership teams."
supply  chain  excellence  clorox  james  foster  leadership  mark  hersh  orbit  charts  cain  insights  chains  to  admire  value  segmentation 
december 2018 by jonerp
L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence
"To understand the extent of the achievement, note the comparison to their industry peer group in Table 1. Note that the company is at the industry average on growth, but outperforming the average on operating margin, inventory turns, return on invested capital, market cap, price to tangible book. Overall, L’Oreal is number two in the peer group in terms of driving improvement as defined by the Supply Chain Index."
customer-centric  supply  chains  market-driven  chain  excellence  beauty  l'oreal  personal  products 
october 2018 by jonerp
Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection
"A business decision for supply chain planning should focus on the selection of the technology that can drive better business outcomes. This often in direct opposition with the solution that minimizes the IT budget. For example, there are very few planning pilots where Oracle or SAP beat the competition on capabilities. I often tell clients, “What good is a cheap solution if it does not solve the business problem?” A focus on IT standardization is one of the primary reason for low business user satisfaction in the recent study shown in Figure 5."
demand  driven  digital  supply  chain  global  chains  sales  and  operations  planning  excellence  analytics  decision  support  production 
september 2018 by jonerp
Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work
"Most companies want to be agile, but they drive an agenda focused on efficiency. By definition, an efficient supply chain is not adaptive, agile or aligned. Our data also shows that it underperforms the peer group. For a financial team, this will seem illogical. Leaders must explain that the the supply chain strategy needs to be about more than cost mitigation."
customer-centric  supply  chains  sales  and  operations  planning  chain  excellence  leadership  talent  analtyics  cost-to-serve  metrics  s&op  supplier  development  insights 
september 2018 by jonerp
How Supply Chain Lost Its Mojo
"Bad Conferences on Steroids. With the pink ghetto marketing organization focused on leads and placement of speakers, there is a strong investment in “conference sponsorships.” In England, we have a plethora of event organizers that roll out many questionable events largely funded by technology companies. Business users attend free, but the primary goal is to provide a forum for technologists to advertise their products (I feel this way about EFT, IE Group, SCOPE, World Trade Group). The reason? There is no vetting of presenters."
market-driven  value  chains  networks  new  technologies  mojo  pink  ghetto  marketing  supply  chain  management  proposition 
august 2018 by jonerp
My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning
"The pace of technology change is faster than business user adoption. The first step is education. The second is action. In my travels, I see companies stuck in a quagmire of arguments focused on the standardization on yesterday’s technologies versus the adoption of new approaches. In embracing the art of the possible, companies struggle. Many companies make the mistake that yesterday’s technologists–JDA, Logility, Oracle, SAP– are good business development partners to define the “art of the possible.” (On a side note, during my fifteen years as an analyst, I have never seen co-development with large established technologists be successful.) The internal dissonance within the manufacturing organization is deadly."
big  data  supply  chains  customer-centric  demand  digital  chain  new  technologies  anaplan  art  of  the  possible  network  networks  insights  global  summit 
june 2018 by jonerp
Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism - by @lcecere #scm
"Today, we find ourselves in a hype cycle. Instead of pushing innovation forward, I see companies using the term “digital” as a path for IT spending. It becomes a means to finish projects. The focus is on digitization—automating today’s processes—versus rethinking process excellence based on the art of the possible."
market-driven  value  chains  metrics  that  matter  new  technologies  apparel  chemical  digital  transformation  incrementality  jda  oracle  sap 
june 2018 by jonerp
Building the Network of Networks
"Together, the group is attempting to understand the future of these technologies and the potential to redefine multi-tier processes. An example is the European pilot outlined in Figure 5. Since Blockchain technologies are currently limited in scalability, and the ability to connect many parties to many parties, the group is using Blockchain to connect existing supply chain operating networks. (Most Blockchain deployments are one-company to one-company, or one-company to many-companies. The technology is not scalable to support a many-to-many architecture.)"
digital  supply  chain  chains  network  of  networks  new  technologies  b2b  business 
april 2018 by jonerp
A Framework for Supply Chain Leaders to Understand Supply Chain Analytics - by @lcecere
"While blockchain and cognitive computing are believed to be the most disruptive within five years, less than 7% of companies are actively testing these technologies today. While immature, the two together offer great promise. We continue to push the envelope to help companies test these technologies through the share group for the network of networks. The next session is at the GS1 Headquarters in Chicago on April 4th-5th. Let me know if you are interested in joining the discussion and learning more."
big  data  supply  chains  global  chain  analytics  insights  community  cognitive  descriptive  ontology  reporting  schema  on  read  sentiment  analysis 
february 2018 by jonerp
Bright and Shiny Objects? - by @lcecere
"n one of my sessions last week, a client mentioned, “This is quite interesting Lora, but we do not have the time to chase bright and shiny objects. We need to focus on the basics.” I then asked, “How do you define basics?” In the end, we found that these new techniques were instrumental in improving the gaps in customer service, and reducing demand error. As a result, master data issues disappeared and visibility increased. To me, this does not sound like a bright and shiny object."
digital  supply  chains  analytics  chain  excellence  execution 
january 2018 by jonerp
Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line - by @lcecere
"Fire the narcissistic supply chain leaders that believe that they have the answers. We don’t have the answers. We have historical practices, not best practices. Stalled progress on metrics: 90% of companies find themselves stuck on key supply chain metrics (cost, inventory, growth, ROIC)."
big  data  supply  chains  digital  chain  3pls  artificial  intelligence  business  process  outsourcing  cognitive  computing  innovation 
november 2017 by jonerp
Blockchain: Reflections on a Webinar - by @lcecere
" Blockchain is an immutable ledger. On the webinar, Juan Ruiz from IBM used an analogy that I loved. He shared the story from his boss. She describes immutable as completing a crossword puzzle with an ink pen versus a pencil. When you use a pencil on a crossword puzzle, you can erase the entries. However, in the use of the pen, the first entries stay and are then crossed through. This is a great analogy to understand “immutable” as it pertains to blockchain."
big  data  supply  chains  blockchain  chain  excellence  innovation 
november 2017 by jonerp
How Can I Drive Lights-Out Planning? - by @lcecere
"Yesterday, I facilitated a group of business leaders attempting to drive innovation in supply chain practices. The last five years were tough for the group. With five serial years of Draconian cost-cutting efforts and downsizing, the team has been heads-down trying to survive. For many years, the focus was overcoming day-to-day hurdles. In addition, the company, for the first time in a decade, is struggling to grow. As a result, there has been little time for reflection. Conferences, external training, or educational forums took a back seat."
demand  driven  digital  supply  chains  cognitive  computing  innovation  lightsout  plannig  chain  planning 
november 2017 by jonerp
Probabilistic Forecasting: Right Fit for Your Business? - by @lcecere
"For difficult demand profiles, probabilistic forecasting is a new and powerful technique. It is a type of engine. Forecasting is all about better math, and the fit of the data model to drive outcomes. This implementation was extremely successful at Spairliners, enabling them to deliver world-class service."
demand  global  supply  chains  innovation  inventory  management  anthony  narozza  probabilistic  forecasting  spairliners.  engines 
october 2017 by jonerp
Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation - by @lcecere
"At the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit last week Gita Gopinath, a Harvard University economist, forecasted worldwide global growth at 3.6%, but only 1.9% for the more advanced economies in Europe and North America. In contrast, she forecasts growth rates in the emerging economies of Europe and Asia at 4.8%. For the global multinational, powering global growth in China and India is tougher, and with greater intellectual property risk, than driving a digital transformation in North America and Europe."
big  data  supply  chains  demand  digital  blockchain  transformation  growth  headwinds  internet  of  things  new  business  models  chain  tailwinds 
september 2017 by jonerp
Mining Supply Chain Data for Insights - by @lcecere
"So if a technology vendor in supply chain planning promises improvements in costs and inventory, be wary. Pour the coffee strong. However, do not throw the baby out with the bath water. Planning can drive results if the organization has the right DNA. Focus on defining supply chain excellence and the appropriate use of the technologies. Test and verify results and build planning into data-driven processes. Do not treat supply chain planning as a typical technology project focused on implementation. Instead, refine the data model and test outcomes."
big  data  supply  chains  demand  driven  market-driven  chain  blockchain  cognitive  computing  sensing  efficient  frontier  metrics  that  matter  robotics 
september 2017 by jonerp
Why Is Blockchain Not Hotter? - by @lcecere
"Most of the blockchain work today is one-to-many, not many-parties-to-many-parties. Supply Chain Operating Networks like Elemica, GT Nexus (now Infor), and SAP Ariba are many-parties-to-many-parties. The complexity of many-to-many networks, as compared to one-to-many operating networks, is different by an order of magnitude. Security and data management in many-to-many architectures, and the management within blockchain, is still experimental."
market-driven  value  chains  networks  b2b  blockchain  supply  chain  insights 
august 2017 by jonerp
Cognitive Computing: Getting Clear on Definitions - by @lcecere #scm
"A hype cycle starts with a technology trigger. In the case of cognitive computing, the trigger is the use of sensor technologies along with in-memory processing to sense, learn and act. We are witnessing the evolution of analytics for pattern recognition, and unstructured text mining along with the redefinition of architectures to enable streaming data and real-time process innovation. The work by Google on manless vehicles or the department of defense’s work on ‘bad guy detection’ spawned early innovation. Despite the powerful and brilliant, IBM Watson marketing machine, realize that it is still early. Only 7% of manufacturers are experimenting with cognitive computing."
big  data  supply  chains  demand  driven  cognitive  computing  models  machine  learning  ontologies  chain  unstructured 
august 2017 by jonerp
Lassoing S&OP - by @lcecere
"A common mistake by business leaders is thinking that they know what good looks like. The research that I have done recently dramatically challenges my 1990’s paradigms. (When companies hire from outside, they will attract talent from many companies. Each defining S&OP differently. As a result, when they sit around the table to discuss the process without detail, they will spin. Each thinks they know what S&OP should look like, but the discussions need to be facilitated to drive alignment.)"
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  sales  and  operations  planning  chain  leadership  talent  to  admire  global  lasso  s&op 
august 2017 by jonerp
A New Red Wagon? - by @lcecere #scm
"Today’s organization is handcuffed by a forced march for IT standardization and process uniformity. Each project requires a defined ROI. It is ludicrous to ask for a ROI on the unknown. As a result, process innovation is difficult. Break the cycle and invest in small projects with an unknown ROI. Build a governance process, like product stage gates, and focus on process innovation. Innovate at the edge and evolve at the core. Evolve both together. (Note: This is very different than the espoused bimodal evolutionary path.)"
big  data  supply  chains  global  chain  insights  chemical  industry  new  technologies  process  innovation  red  wagon 
july 2017 by jonerp
Looking Beyond Red Arrows - by @lcecere #scm
"The biggest and most detrimental shifts in market drivers occurred in the Technology Value Chain. Post-recession negative market winds blew strong in this value chain. It is a case of when the going gets tough, the tough get going."
demand  inventory  management  market-driven  value  chains  networks  consumer  driven  growth  industry  supply  chain  improvement  metrics  that  matter 
july 2017 by jonerp
Tell Me Why - by @lcecere #scm
"When we take a closer look at Wal-Mart, we see stalled improvement on performance metrics. Note that in Figure 4, that Wal-Mart is last place in driving improvement. They are losing ground in growth to both dollar store format retailers and eCommerce retailers. Wal-Mart was excluded from the list based upon a lower growth rate than the peer group and the lower rate of improvement."
supply  chains  to  admire  uncategorized  chain  excellence  insights 
june 2017 by jonerp
10 Use Cases in Supply Chain for Hyperledger - by @lcecere
"The Hyperledger project aims to bring together a number of independent efforts to develop open protocols and standards, by providing a modular framework that supports different components for different uses. This would include a variety of blockchain technology variants with their own consensus and storage models, and services for identity, access control, and contracts. In the Networks of Network testing in the spring of 2017, we will be using the IBM version of blockchain to test the use of hyperledger to improve network on boarding."
big  data  supply  chains  digital  chain  risk  management  safe  and  secure  visibility  blockchain  hyperledger  network  of  networks  open  source  code 
january 2017 by jonerp
Getting Ready for 2017: Reflections on Telling Lies - by @lcecere #scm
"If you wrote these statements on the whiteboard in most manufacturers’ offices and asked for companies to pick out the lie, most would struggle because they believe that they are all true. This is especially true in an Information Technology department. In 2017, my goal is to continue my quest to unveil truth."
demand  global  supply  chains  inventory  management  chain  new  years  planning  truths  and  lies 
december 2016 by jonerp
Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain - by @lcecere
"Today companies try to get very precise on imprecise data. Rows and columns define forecasting. Companies lose visibility on the patterns and demand flows. Cognitive learning solutions provide systems of insights that can combine profile pattern recognition along with learning on unstructured data. Examples include the number of google searches on an illness or symptoms, which is a predictor of the spread of an illness and subsequent prescription sales. Social sentiment on twitter and Facebook combined with point-of-sale data drives insights to understand regional sales in days. Today it takes weeks."
big  data  supply  chains  customer-centric  demand  artificial  intelligence  cognitive  learning  jetsons  machine  ontology  rules 
december 2016 by jonerp
Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership - by @lcecere
"Necessity is the mother of invention. We manufacture 700 million pieces of clothing and service every channel in the U.S. along with international markets. The diversity is rising. This drove a need for complexity management and mass customization like I have not seen elsewhere. The market demand has spurred Carter’s to create strategies, systems and processes to focus on low prices and competitive market place and distribution."
supply  chain  excellence  leadership  chains  to  admire  apparel  imagine  2017  peter  smith 
november 2016 by jonerp
Five Trends That Excite Me! - by @lcecere #scm
"My recommendation is for companies to stabilize their ERP spending and divert the funds into cognitive learning and artificial intelligence pilots. I think these solutions will fill in the current gaps in master data management and will be the basis of the next generation of supply chain planning. The future is autonomous planning. Today there are three primary providers: Enterra Solutions, IBM, and RuleX, but look for more competitors in this space in the near future."
big  data  supply  chains  market-driven  value  networks  chain  visibility  advanced  planning  crossgate  e2open  elementum  elemica  gtnexus  network  of  sap 
november 2016 by jonerp
VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader - by @lcecere
"So, getting back to the story, at the time, there were at least three different forecasts (sales/financial/production) and none were the same, and how would they be reconciled? Legacy technology applications were completely unaligned. I asked, how do we align these? We realized that there was a need for a single trigger. Point of sale data needed to drive all processes. If you knew what the retailer was going to sell (POS) then the calculation as to what the retailer would buy was a simple mathematical calculation. The way that we got there, was to abandon the push forecast for pull demand and replenish what the retailer wants to sell. We went from push planning to pull-based demand planning over the course of a year."
demand  driven  digital  supply  chain  market-driven  leadership  consumer  electronics  excellence  insights  chains  to  admire  vtech 
november 2016 by jonerp
Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path - by @lcecere
"The supporting data will be self-correcting. I believe that we will have no master data managers in the age of Supply Chain 2030 and that the systems will be self-correcting with continual learning. It will be easier. The supply chain planner’s role today is too hard."
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  driven  global  market-driven  continuous  improvement  digital  pivot  chain  excellence  performance  to  admire 
september 2016 by jonerp
Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In? - by @lcecere
"I asked the group to think of demand-driven concepts as the enabler of customer-centric strategies. They are not the same, and the delivery of a demand-driven strategy does not mean the company will enable a customer-centric supply chain, or build/implement outside-in processes. These are three different, but complementary, concepts. It requires awareness and conscious choice."
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  driven  customer  centric  chain  excellence  planning 
august 2016 by jonerp
Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies - by @lcecere
"Today, after about a decade of use, we find that the most used scorecards—those for retail compliance–improved on-time shipping performance, but fell short in driving customer-centricity. The improvement on delivery is not trivial, but is the tip of the iceberg of what is possible."
customer-centric  supply  chains  agility  cost-to-serve  customer  centric  service  chain  excellence 
august 2016 by jonerp
Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For. - by @lcecere
"When I ask clients what “Integrated Supply Chain Planning” means I get very different answers. Most are unclear on outcomes and what it takes to implement a planning project. There is no clear definition of integrated supply chain planning in the industry."
big  data  supply  chains  customer-centric  demand  inventory  management  sales  and  operations  planning  chain  barnes  foundation  integrated  integration  lora  cecere  simplicity  excellence 
august 2016 by jonerp
Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards - by @lcecere
"Steve’s response was fascinating and enlightening. He said, “Ariba was in trouble. The market shift was dramatic, and if we had made a series of small cuts in staff or direction, we would have had the same fate as i2 Technologies or Manugistics. We could not afford death by a thousand cuts. Instead, we needed quick and deliberate action. Your note forced our management team to act.”
metrics  that  matter  supply  chain  excellence  performance  index  cisco  systems  consumer  products  high-tech  household  kimberly-clark  p&g  chains  to  admire  unilever 
july 2016 by jonerp
How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain? - by @lcecere
"As I travel the world, many companies struggle to understand what I do. For many who I meet in my global travels, the industry analyst role is a new concept. It is not a globally recognized role. As a result, at conferences I am often introduced as a consultant. When this happens I quickly dismiss the categorization. I explain that a consultant is sure that they know what drives supply chain excellence while I, on the other hand, am not so sure."
demand  global  supply  chains  to  admire  planning  chain  s&op  excellence  insights 
june 2016 by jonerp
Go Horizontal! - by @lcecere #scm
"By definition, the silos struggle to align. Substantial gaps exist between the operations teams and finance, the operations teams and new product launch, and the operations teams and the sales/commercial teams. Closing these gaps is essential to driving a growth strategy. In our research we see that the successful implementation of horizontal processes helps to close these gaps."
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  driven  digital  chain  market-driven  end-to-end  horizontal  processes  outside-in  silos  traditional 
june 2016 by jonerp
Sparking a New Conversation: Let’s Build a Network of Networks - by @lcecere
"Not all data needs to fly first class. While many companies speak to us about the need for real-time data, we believe that data needs to move at the “right timing.” Some data needs to move quickly and with high velocity using streaming data architectures, while other data sources can move in batch processes."
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  market-driven  value  networks  chain  insights  community  cognitive  learning  sensing  eta  hadoop  internet  of  things  market  master  data  network 
april 2016 by jonerp
Building Outside-In Processes - by @lcecere #scm
"During the afternoon, as I quietly held the pieces for Jake’s monster, my mind composed my blog post for the week. I realized that while I have spoken a lot about the need for outside-in processes, I have not helped people identify the building blocks. In this post my goal is to help companies build outside-in processes through a clearer definition."
big  data  supply  chains  customer-centric  market-driven  value  networks  chain  visibility  building  blocks  outside-in  processes  excellence  management 
april 2016 by jonerp
Trying to Figure Out New Forms of Analytics - by @lcecere #scm
"The average manufacturing company has over 150 technologies; yet, they cannot get to data. The IT environments are heterogeneous. The analyst views of use of an ERP backbone to drive analytics is quickly eroding. It is just too complex."
big  data  supply  chains  customer-centric  digital  chain  new  technologies  cloudera  every  angle  fusionops  hadoop  halo  hortonworks  analytics  excellence 
march 2016 by jonerp
Become Data Driven: Embrace the Iconoclast in Your Organization 0 by @lcecere #scm #analytics
"No company on the call felt that they had a data strategy. One company was testing a non-relational solution. While companies desire real-time systems and new insights, many were just trying to get the planning systems that they had now working better. On the call, no company thought they had cracked the code of delivering on the promise of supply chain analytics."
big  data  supply  chains  customer-centric  demand  cognitive  learning  strategy  chain  analytics  excellence 
january 2016 by jonerp
Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper - by @lcecere #walmart #scm
Last week, Wal-Mart announced the closing of 269 stores and the layoffs of 10,000 employees. In addition, Macy’s announced the closure of 36 stores and K-Mart followed suite with announcements of 27 store closings. For December 2015, retail sales were the lowest since 2009. What does this mean? I think three things...."
big  data  supply  chains  customer-centric  chain  excellence  insights  community  leadership  consumer  products  ecommerce  retail  the  each 
january 2016 by jonerp
Three Reasons Why I Love Hadoop, and You Should Too! - by @lcecere
In essence, what we built through these first and second generation applications, that we term forecasting is order prediction not market forecasting. Why is this a problem? The tactical processes of forecasting in this conventional analysis cannot sense markets fast enough to slow or speed up processes."
big  data  supply  chains  demand  driven  shaping  apache  spark  hadoop  market-driven  forecasting  pig  redefinition  of  master  streaming  chain  management 
november 2015 by jonerp
Seven Thoughts to Build a Customer-Centric Supply Chain Organization - by @lcecere
"When I sit through sessions on building a customer-centric supply chain, I am looking for case studies on how companies have applied the concepts to drive greater value. The words from the speakers sound good. The audience interest is high. However, I usually leave the room disappointed."
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  driven  available  to  promise  cost-to-serve  customer  centric  scorecards  service  order  management 
november 2015 by jonerp
Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness - by @lcecere
"In business there are many drivers of inventory, and the management of inventory levels requires discipline and a cross-functional focus. The rise of the global multinational has greatly impacted inventory requirements. How so? In today’s global supply chain there is more in-transit inventory and complexity."
demand  driven  inventory  management  market-driven  value  chains  form  and  function  of  multi-tier  supply  chain  excellence 
october 2015 by jonerp
Using the Bits: Building Digital Outside-In Processes - by @lcecere
"CRM and SRM Are Not the Adapters to Build the End-t0-End Value Chain. Customer relationship management (CRM) and supplier relationship management (SRM) are enterprise applications. They are not suitable connectors for B2B networks. The connections to B2B networks need to be based on trading partner synchronization and harmonization of data through the use of canonical infrastructures."
big  data  supply  chains  demand  driven  sensing  shaping  digital  chain  market-driven  outside-in  processes  sentiment  analysis  insights  global  summit 
september 2015 by jonerp
Don’t Perpetuate the Hoax of the Gartner Top 25 - by @lcecere
"There is no consideration of relative performance against peer group or evaluation of year-over-year improvement. It is a limited analysis of large companies. I hang my head in embarrassment."
uncategorized  astra  zeneca  eastman  chemical  gartner  top  25  general  mills  inbev  miss  america  novo  nordisk  supply  chain  metrics  that  matter  chains  to  admire 
july 2015 by jonerp
Rethinking the How…. - by @lcecere #scm
"The sun is shining brightly through the conference room windows as I listen to the consultants talk. It is buzzword bingo at its finest. The air is thick. It is comical. The term Big Data is all the range. The market has dried up for large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and the large consultants are in the market staking their claim for their next gig."
big  data  supply  chains  bricks  matter  demand  downstream  market-driven  new  technologies  analytics  growth  hana  chain  insights  management 
may 2015 by jonerp

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