Friday 15th Dec 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

The last days of the spreadsheet

In a dynamic business environment where complexity rules, advanced planning systems are fast becoming ‘must have’ tools of the supply chain. Are the days of the spreadsheet numbered? By Nick Allen.

Oliver Wight launches IBP tool

Oliver Wight has devised an online self-assessment tool designed to work out how mature a business’s processes are.

Demand Management: what’s the plan?

The starting point in any successful supply chain strategy has to be understanding the demand it will have to meet. And the first stop has to be getting sales and marketing to see the benefit to them of demand planning. Malory Davies reports.

Time to win hearts and minds

An effective S&OP process can have huge benefits for a business. But putting the process in place means involving senior management right across the business and facing up to some harsh realities. Malory Davies reports…

Automotive sector needs to gear up for growth

Demand has been accelerating in the motor industry and companies need to balance growth, visibility, profitability, cycle times, demand and complexity in the supply chain.

A social dimension

Having a highly responsive and cost effective supply chain depends on good planning. But creating such plans requires a sound strategy and access to accurate, timely data. Could it be that social media has a role to play? By Nick Allen

Ferrari looks to S&OP for 40pc boost in supply chain performance

Ferrari is looking for a 40 per cent improvement in supply chain performance from introduction of a new sales and operations planning system to automate workflows. The Infor S&OP system will replace legacy systems and a spreadsheet-based set of processes. It will provide automated workflows to help Ferrari guarantee the flow of information across demand, […]

Oliver Wight expands German offering

Oliver Wight EAME, is extending its integrated business planning (IBP) offering to organisations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) with the launch of a German language web site. Oliver Wight already works with large pharmaceutical, manufacturing and automotive industries across Germany, and believes IBP will be attractive to larger SMEs (Mittelstand) in the region. CEO […]

Zodiac picks DynaSys for planning

Zodiac Poolcare has chosen DynaSys to optimise sales forecasts, distribution planning and finite capacity planning including sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes. “We have gone from regional management based on product lines to a global and centralized system of resource management,” said Nicolas Goineau, Zodiac Poolcare’s vice president of supply chain EMEA. “This represents a […]

Most companies only plan for the short-term

Only 44 per cent companies have a business planning process that looks more than 12 months ahead, according to a poll. It also found that three per cent of companies are only planning three months ahead

Planning for the unknown

Successful business decisions rely on good planning and accurate information. The problem is the more distant the planning horizon the more ‘unknowns’ enter the equation. But are there ways of mitigating the risks associated with those unknowns? Nick Alle

Planning for an end-to-end service

Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat – but will they be delivered on time? Or shall we see retailers taking matters into their own hands?

Dodging disruption with data

Thousands of commuters were left stranded this week as transport links were severed in the wake of the storm that ravaged the southern parts of the UK. And with the Christmas peak upon us, the impact on supply chains is as yet unknown

Oliver Wight talks business improvement

Oliver Wight EAME is hosting a webinar to help senior executives improve business performance by optimising their processes, tools and culture

Oliver Wight supply chain workshops

Oliver Wight has launched a series of Integrated Business Planning workshops focusing on internal processes, visibility and performance to plan. In addition, it is offering Supply Chain Design and Optimisation workshops

JDA updates supply chain planning suite

JDA Software Group has released the latest version of its supply chain planning suite, which it says will provide its customers with greater control of complex supply chains

Dent joins Oliver Wight

Dawn Dent has been appointed as the newest consultant for Oliver Wight’s European operation, making her the second new consultant to join the company in the past month

Demand planning and segmentation key for emerging markets

Organisations with strong demand planning capabilities and segmented supply strategies are better positioned to capitalise on market opportunities and mitigate risks, according to a recent report by Gartner, examining supply chain strategies for emerging

Costa goes live with supply chain planning suite

ToolsGroup’s Service Optimizer 99+ supply chain planning suite has been implemented by Costa Express, as part of its supply chain transformation, which has also included changes to its logistics and warehousing partner

S&OP: Managing volatility

A new era of sales & operations planning has arrived as companies learn to deal with an increasingly volatile business environment

Oliver Wight warns against short-term planning

When planning, organisations spend the majority of their time focusing on the short term and in the majority of cases the business leader does not lead the business planning process, according to a poll by Oliver Wight

Mars Petcare profits from planning

Mars Petcare had been in search of an IT solution to improve management of its sales and operations data, but a discussion with Oliver Wight has led to a different approach

Expansion for Oliver Wight

Consultancy Oliver Wight has expanded its operations in South Africa with the appointment of Sean du Sart to meet growing demand

Business planning award for Mars

Mars GCC, the regional manufacturer of confectionary in the Middle East, has been awarded Class A in Integrated Business Planning. Oliver Wight has been working with the Mars Group throughout eastern and western Europe, and the USA as well as the Gulf Coo

Pandemic planning

How have you been feeling lately? There are warnings that the swine flu threat could grow again during the autumn, and if it does, the logistics industry could be particularly affected.

Planning for success

It's just a couple of days to our live web TV debate on Sales and Operations Planning which can streamline supply chain operations and reduce inventories

Oliver Wight names new recruit

Oliver Wight has appointed Andy Walker, former supply chain director EMEA for paper, packaging and building products manufacturer, Georgia Pacific, as an associate.

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