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Three Checklists to Build a Successful Supply Chain Analytics Foundation

Three Checklists to Build a Successful Supply Chain Analytics Foundation

Building robust supply chain analytics capabilities is more important than ever.  Supply chain analytics is the application of mathematics, statistics, predictive modeling and machine-learning techniques to find meaningful patterns in the vast mountains of data produced by enterprise systems...[more]


Roughly Right or Precisely Wrong? Insights on Decision Making

Roughly Right or Precisely Wrong? Insights on Decision Making

How satisfied are you with the way decisions are made in your company? Are decisions made when they need to be made? Are those decisions executed, or do you find out later that some members of your leadership team did not truly agree with the decision? This new white paper from Oliver Wight will...[more]


Practical Tips to Improve Demand Planning

Practical Tips to Improve Demand Planning

Discover tips on how to improve forecasting and benefit from lower inventory levels, shorter lead times, fewer out-of-stock events, increased perfect-order performance and more successful new product launches. This e-book presents the importance of building strong demand planning and optimization...[more]


2017 Supply Chain Network Design Industry Report

2017 Supply Chain Network Design Industry Report

What are Companies Looking for in Network Design Technologies?[more]


VDM - Solving Complex Metal Supply Chain Problems with OMP Plus

VDM - Solving Complex Metal Supply Chain Problems with OMP Plus

VDM Metals is a global producer of high-performance alloys, including nickel, cobalt, and zirconium alloys. Processes are extremely complex, involving numerous specific production stages, deploying more than 100 different alloys and producing relatively small, highly specific batches. The fact that...[more]


The Digital Supply Network: New Era of Supply Chain Visibility and Tracking

The Digital Supply Network: New Era of Supply Chain Visibility and Tracking

Discover how supply chains are using location technology to gain visibility and tracking capability.[more]


Five Simple Questions: How to get the best from your S&OP or IBP Business process

Five Simple Questions: How to get the best from your S&OP or IBP Business process

Oliver Wight has developed a series of five questions - simple 'must-haves', which can be applied to any organization and which can be used in each of the five IBP review meetings to ensure they address the key issues facing the business in a standardized way, validate the plans and make required...[more]


My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick

My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick

You didn't see that bow wave coming, did you! Grab the snorkel and download supply planning veteran David Goddard’s latest white paper, My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick. Avoid the pitfalls of short-term planning and scheduling. Whether you are in the lunch room or the board room, this paper can...[more]


Three Reasons Demand Planning Has Finally Come of Age

Three Reasons Demand Planning Has Finally Come of Age

There's nothing new about the idea of demand planning. Phoenician wine traders, 2,000 years ago, were savvy about staying ahead of fluctuations in demand via a network of merchant informants, and planned supply accordingly. The advent of vastly expanded computer data-processing power, along with...[more]


Getting to S&OP Success

Getting to S&OP Success

Sales and Operations Planning consistently ranks as one of the top three priorities for management teams. According to industry research, a strong repeatable S&OP process can: •    Improve Working Capital 15%•    Increase Forecast Accuracy 20%•    Grow...[more]


BASF - Value Based Supply Chain Planning

BASF - Value Based Supply Chain Planning

BASF is one of the world’s leading chemical companies. BASF helps its customers to be more successful through intelligent system solutions and high-quality products. The Intermediates division management selected OM Partners after OM Partners’ integrated supply chain planning solution proved to...[more]


The Inventory Optimization Handbook

The Inventory Optimization Handbook

Every supply chain team must balance inventory investment with service level performance. Without balance, excess inventory accumulates throughout the supply chain and traps vital working capital. Inventory Optimization (IO) can have a huge financial impact by minimizing inventory and freeing up...[more]


Optimizing the Full Operational View

Optimizing the Full Operational View

To improve, we first need to measure. By implementing telematics and fleet management tools to monitor maintenance, reduce energy cost and maximize operator productivity, materials handling operations can realize a substantially lower total cost of ownership. The resultant data from these tools is...[more]


WMS vs. WCS vs. WES

WMS vs. WCS vs. WES

Many companies are at a crossroad when deciding whether to invest in a warehouse management system (WMS), warehouse control system (WCS), warehouse execution system (WES) or a combination of the three.  In this white paper, enVista explores the specific functionalities of each solution in...[more]


Agile Sensing and Responding in Food and Beverage

Agile Sensing and Responding in Food and Beverage

Food and beverage manufacturing and distribution companies are facing a perfect storm of changing demand and expectations. At the same time, innovative products, producers, and distribution models are evolving to meet the challenge. As the mechanism that links supply and demand and brings the...[more]


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