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Automation in S&OP Why You Should Consider It

Automation in S&OP: Why You Should Consider It

Are modern supply chains too complex to be managed manually? Take a look at your supply chain sales and operations planning (S&OP) and see for yourself. Are you able to tap into past data to create sales forecasts? Does your supply chain data let you create accurate supply/demand planning models? Or are you stuck shooting […]

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Top 4 Challenges in S&OP and How to Solve Them

Supply chain operators face more pressure than ever to build lean, efficient processes across every business function. It’s not enough to assume that lean S&OP strategies and best practices will be enough to drive competitive advantage—companies need to look ahead at the biggest challenges facing the industry and see how their own processes could be […]

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5 Key Benefits of S&OP for Supply Chain Optimization

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) involves every aspect of supply chain operations; a cross-functional process consisting of aligning strategic operations, demand planning, inventory, and distribution with supply chain capacity. We like the definition offered by the founder of Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere:  “It is a cross-functional process for manufacturers/distributors to make trade-offs between go-to-market […]

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AI In Supply Chain Management – What Business Leaders Need to Know

AI In Supply Chain Management – What Business Leaders Need to Know

Machine learning is a transformative technology being applied in logistics, healthcare, finance, and just about every other industry out there. These tools acquire, classify, and organize information through algorithm-based feedback loops that let the machine recognize patterns and predict future trends. Naturally, these solutions tend to provide significant optimization potential over manual processes, but they […]

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Must-Have Technologies for Success in Supply Chain Management in 2020

It’s an exciting time for supply chain operators. Operations are expanding, moving from small, local processes into sprawling global enterprises. This transformation is made possible by some great innovations in supply chain technology that spur growth, smarter resource planning, and overall optimization. And amidst the slew of must-have technologies shaping modern supply chains in 2020, […]

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Creating Customer Loyalty and Business Growth with the Salesforce Platform

Bruce Richardson talks to 3D Systems Global Customer Services Vice President Mark Hessinger in his recent Medium post: The Platform Chronicles: 10 Questions with Mark Hessinger, Vice President, Global Customer Services. 3D Systems provides 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services, and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications […]

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How Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are Impacting the Future of Supply Chain

With the growing amounts of data in supply chains, the need for more sophisticated data processing systems is becoming more critical every day. Furthermore, many supply chain industries do not have integrated IT systems, making the situation even more complicated, costly, and inefficient. That’s why many organizations are beginning to adopt Artificial Intelligence (AI) and […]

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The Power of the Salesforce Platform

This article was originally posted here: The Power of the Platform: How Partners Are Driving Salesforce Across the Extended Enterprise In its nearly 20 years of existence, Salesforce has not veered off from its mission of being the leader in CRM (Customer Relationship Management). Of course, the definition of CRM has expanded dramatically over two […]

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