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

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 date, but the opportunity to meet some key contacts in our China office and the promise… Read more>>

Aligning and Managing Demand for New Products using S&OP

  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 entirely uncommon… Read more>>

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

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 University, and also… Read more>>

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

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 can be a daunting task… Read more>>

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

“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 visibility… Read more>>