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The Impact of Becoming Demand-Driven

September 17, 2015 • Big Data & Analytics, Business Process, OPERATION, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Becoming demand-driven enables companies to knock down organisational silos and create an integrated planning platform that ensures all teams involved are aligned and working toward the same goal – the ability to profitably satisfy demand. In this article, Karin Bursa discusses the impact of becoming a demand-driven organisation.   You

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S&OP Made Practical

March 12, 2015 • Business Process, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (1)

By Karin Bursa The biggest obstacles to S&OP excellence stem from the complexity of managing the process which requires amongst other things, identifying, gathering and analysing relevant data, effectively managing participants and information. Here Karin

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What We Can Learn from the Collision of Supply Chain and Retail

November 18, 2014 • Business Process, OPERATION, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin L. Bursa Traditionally, Supply Chain Planning and Retail Planning organisations have operated independently of each other, to the detriment of both. But, Karin L. Bursa argues, change is coming – and not before time. As the Supply Chain Planning

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The Spreadsheet Sabotage and its Impact on Supply Chains

July 17, 2014 • Business Process, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (1)

By Karin L. Bursa Although many employees are not properly trained to use them, spreadsheets are used by the a huge number of businesses worldwide to manage data. In this article, Bursa explores the difficulties and issues with companies exclusively relying

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Analytics Drive Informed Supply Chain Decisions

May 22, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Supply chains are overflowing with data, and even the most advanced organizations struggle to keep up with the ever-accelerating flow of information. So what is the solution? Karin Bursa, Vice President at Logility, discusses the value of

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Achieving Demand Planning Excellence

January 20, 2014 • Business Process, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (3)

By Karin L. Bursa Demand planning excellence is the foundation for any successful business. Below, Karin Bursa argues that the demand plan is essential for ensuring all parties in your supply chain have confidence in the numbers and are working towards a

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Putting Supply Chain Performance at Your Fingertips

November 7, 2013 • Business Process, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Leveraging supply chain analytics to boost corporate performance Is your company run on intuition? Or do you have a set of metrics that help steer you in the right direction and anticipate curves and bumps in the road ahead? Chances are the

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6 Keys to Inventory Optimisation

August 8, 2013 • Business Process, Finance & Economics, OPERATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Many companies around the world have adopted inventory optimisation and those without a formal process are falling behind their competition. Effective companies must factor in the global nature of their business when thinking about reducing

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Executive S&OP – Put it Front and Centre for Your Organisation

May 9, 2013 • Business Process, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Does your company have the right S&OP process in place? These 5 steps to success allow you to assess trade-offs between many interdependent business components: demand and market opportunities, customer service, inventory investments,

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Flexibility to Improve Forecast Accuracy

March 10, 2013 • Big Data & Analytics, Business Process, OPERATION, Strategic Spotlight, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Karin Bursa To succeed in a business economy shaped by uncertain demand and rapid market changes, companies must be able to sense and adapt quickly. Today, the supply chain is seen as a key enabler of this flexibility. To face this challenge your supply