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Who are You to Me and Who Am I to You in the Extended Supply Chain

May 11, 2015
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Who are You to Me and Who Am I to You in the Extended Supply Chain

Tweet It was 80 degrees and the sun was directly overhead as I walked into the corporate office for my first meeting at my new employer.  My heart was beating through my chest, as it often does in new situations, but I was confident.  It was actually about 1PM the Wednesday before my official start…

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Aligning and Managing Demand for New Products using S&OP

May 4, 2015
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Aligning and Managing Demand for New Products using S&OP

Tweet   Many organizations have processes that define how new products will be conceived, developed, designed, and brought to market.  Many organizations also have processes that define how they will integrate sales and operational plans to achieve their business objectives.  These processes may be at varying levels of formality and maturity.  However, it is not…

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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Interview Series 4 – Moen Incorporated

April 29, 2015
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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Interview Series 4 – Moen Incorporated

Tweet This month’s interview is with Erin Marchant, Senior Analyst in Demand Management at Moen, Incorporated. Erin has over ten years of varied experience in Supply Chain, from strategic sourcing to material planning, production scheduling, and demand management. She is also Moen’s Demand Planning and Analytical Systems Power User. Erin is a graduate of Heidelberg…

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Using Macroeconomic Data and Predictive Business Analytics to Forecast Sales at Ferro

March 27, 2015
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Using Macroeconomic Data and Predictive Business Analytics to Forecast Sales at Ferro

Tweet In this blog post, we will outline: 1. The reasoning for creating a predictive sales model (PSM) at a global diversified chemical company such as Ferro 2. Our approach to selecting the right data and building out a regression model to forecast sales.   The Business Case The volume and velocity of data has…

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The Importance of an Early “Win” in Developing a Predictive Business Analytics Capability

March 18, 2015
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The Importance of an Early “Win” in Developing a Predictive Business Analytics Capability

Tweet Predictive analytics are increasingly becoming a necessary capability for organizations that wish to better achieve business goals through the use of data. They provide a systematic mechanism through which a myriad of data can be transformed into value. Depending on the organization, however, getting the right data warehousing / business intelligence system in place…

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Reaching Supply Chain Success with Demand Planning at the Royal Commission Health Services Program

March 14, 2015
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Reaching Supply Chain Success with Demand Planning at the Royal Commission Health Services Program

Tweet “To provide Jubal Industrial Community with integrated comprehensive quality health services” is our hospital’s mission. Complex as it is, supply chain management through reliable forecasting and demand planning plays a significant role in any industry. Managing the flow of activities through a series of processes enables the chain to function well, thus improving inventory…

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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Series 3 Interview

March 2, 2015
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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Series 3 Interview

Tweet Interviewer: Michael Gilliland, SAS This month’s interview is with Steve Morlidge of CatchBull. Steve has 30 years of practical experience in designing and running performance management systems at Unilever, and is the author of Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting. His book is aimed at a general business audience, although he has also…

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S&OP and Culture Change: How To Stay The Course

February 19, 2015
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S&OP and Culture Change: How To Stay The Course

Tweet We have all read, discussed and used the famous quote from Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” and S&OP is definitely a strategic approach to managing business outcomes that can get derailed in a culture clash. For those of us in the supply chain world we all know the value proposition of Sales…

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Developing a Formal S&OP Process – Entrematic’s Forecast Journey

February 16, 2015
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Developing a Formal S&OP Process  – Entrematic’s Forecast Journey

Tweet Over the years, Entrematic’s Amarr Door division has grown into North America’s leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial garage doors. The company operates over 70 Distribution Centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and also exports to distributors in over 40 countries. Fundamental to its success has been its people, products,…

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IBF Webinar Summary – The Timken Corporation: Organizational Alignment and Consensus: How to Engage All Functional Areas within the Forecast Development Process

February 11, 2015
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IBF Webinar Summary – The Timken Corporation: Organizational Alignment and Consensus: How to Engage All Functional Areas within the Forecast Development Process

Tweet Joe Eschenbrenner CPF, General Manager of Demand Management at The Timken Corporation, recently presented an extremely informative IBF Webinar entitled Organizational Alignment and Consensus: How to Engage All Functional Areas within the Forecast Development Process. Joe’s amazing presentation focused on how demand planning professionals can engage functional areas within the forecast development process.  Joe…

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