Volatility, globalization, higher customer expectations and new-product introductions are the "enemy" of the supply chain, and inventory and capacity are costly ways of combating them, says Puneet Saxena, vice president of industry strategies at JDA Software. Better strategies for dealing with these challenges include segmented supply chains, demand-driven systems and use of point-of-sale data, aligning disparate functions in the enterprise, and optimizing one' assets. [Run Time (Min.): 7:20]
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