Advances in software and hardware, spurred on by economic trends, new customer demands and a persistent labor shortage, are transforming the way in which goods are handled within distribution centers. Various industry experts offer a peek at the warehouse of the future. A SupplyChainBrain "In...
Many players have input to the forecasting process, but it is the demand planner who is criticized if the forecast isn't accurate. Several industry experts discuss that and other topics bearing on the discipline. A SupplyChainBrain "In The Know" presentation. [Run Time (Min.): 13:32]
More than a century old, Red Wing Shoe Co. is adapting to the age of the internet, looking to achieve a new level of customer responsiveness and forecast accuracy. Mallery Dosdall, demand planning manager, explains. [Run Time (Min.): 4:08]
SnapAV is a Web-only supplier of audio-visual equipment. Evan Flinn, senior demand planner, talks about how the company shed its manual processes, in a push to improve forecasting and optimize its inventory. [Run Time (Min.): 3:53]
J.R. Simplot is one of the nation's largest food and agribusiness companies. John Ball, senior director of optimization, discusses Simplot's recent moves toward optimizing inventory and improving its demand forecast. [Run Time (Min.): 3:19]
First Solar sets out to created a centralized network that will allow it to share forecast data with suppliers upstream, and customers downstream. Systems analyst Cameron Sulfaro describes the initiative, and what it has achieved to date. [Run Time (Min.): 8:48]
Paul Collier, supply chain senior manager of Amgen, talks about the major initiatives that the company has undertaken to improve supply-chain planning, collaboration and regulatory compliance. [Run Time (Min.): 11:35]
Anritsu was determined to get out of its "firefighting" mode, and craft a supply chain built around being proactive and managing exceptions. Dave Stenfort, director of operations, explains how it was done. [Run Time (Min.): 10:54]
Realizing that "the forecast is always wrong," Trinity Rail opts instead to focus on creating a "sense-and-respond" supply chain, to deal with real-world developments in demand for transportation equipment. [Run Time (Min.): 10:17]
Schneider Electric is implementing an end-to-end supply chain roadmap. François Martin-Festa, supply chain global planning vice president with Schneider Electric, talks about what the initiative entailed, and the challenges that the company has encountered along the way. [Run Time (Min.): 10:31]
A wide-ranging SupplyChainBrain Roundtable discussion about how companies are meeting the challenge of big data, the Internet of Things and the need for change management -- all with the goal of improving the planning function and achieving end-to-end supply-chain visibility. Featuring Trevor...
Andy Walker, head of supply chain strategy with Merck, details the company's new approach to collaborative planning -- and how it headed off resistance from internal users to change. [Run Time (Min.): 11:00]
Zoltan Pekar, vice president of the Global Supply Chain Division of Roland DG Corp., discusses how the company is transforming itself from a maker of computer peripherals to a leading provider of digital solutions. [Run Time (Min.): 8:14]
A conversation with retail industry experts on how the coming of the omnichannel is radically altering customers' expectations of service -- and how retailers are being forced to respond. A SupplyChainBrain "In the Know" presentation. [Run Time (Min.): 10:34]
A wide-ranging discussion by multiple industry experts about the major trends and challenges that companies are facing in the area of warehouse management. A SupplyChainBrain "In the Know" presentation. [Run Time (Min.): 11:29]