Planning from the Edge

Everywhere you turn, there is data being generated, captured, and consumed. Time spent on smartphones and tablets is on the rise, and more people are getting their news and information online and via social media. These clicks, views and comments can be aggregated and analyzed to uncover trends and insights; however, the question is how…

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The Role of Technology in Successful IBP

The discipline of integrated business planning (IBP) arose out of the traditional sales and operations planning (S&OP) process, but it has evolved to be much broader than S&OP’s focus on balancing supply with demand. Today, IBP is also a mechanism for better managing functions as diverse as risk management, customer segmentation and cost-to-serve analysis. Recent…

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JDA/SCM World Research Shows Integrated Business Planning Stimulates the Right and Left Brains of the C-Suite

CEOs and their executive suites are continually focused on two critical areas of the business—growth and risk. Growth and profitability are functions of the right side of the brain which deals with creativity and innovation. Risk avoidance is a function of the left side of the brain which deals with organization and control. The latest…

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Frictionless Retail—Manufacturing Collaboration: What a Flowcasting-Powered World Looks Like – Part III

André Martin, the father of Flowcasting and DRP, and Fred Baumann, JDA GVP of the Flowcasting business unit, presented the Flowcasting principles, advantages and early customer success during several well-received webcasts. In Parts I and II of this series, Baumann provided a brief summary of those webcasts and discussed what a Flowcasting-powered world might look like.…

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Frictionless Retail—Manufacturing Collaboration: What a Flowcasting-Powered World Looks Like – Part II

André Martin, the father of Flowcasting and DRP, and Fred Baumann, JDA GVP of the Flowcasting business unit, have presented the principles, advantages and early customer success stories of the ground-breaking Flowcasting process during several well-received webcasts. In Part I of this series Supply Chain Nation asked Baumann to provide a brief summary of the…

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Frictionless Retail—Manufacturing Collaboration: What a Flowcasting-Powered World Looks Like – Part I

  André Martin, the father of Flowcasting and DRP, and Fred Baumann, JDA GVP of the Flowcasting Business Unit, have presented the principles, advantages and early customer success stories of the ground-breaking Flowcasting process during several well-received webcasts. Supply Chain Nation asked Baumann to provide a brief summary of the learnings and what a Flowcasting-powered…

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JDA Software to Present at the 2012 CSCMP Annual Global Conference

In today’s ultra-competitive markets, it is increasingly important for manufacturers and retailers to work collaboratively in supply chain management for collective efficiencies, improved profitability and optimization. Earlier this year, Supply Chain Digest and JDA surveyed a population of manufacturers and retailers to better understand the state of the industry and get an insider’s view on the importance of collaborative relationships and connecting their supply chains to the store shelf.

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New Paradigm Shift for Suppliers and Retailers

To thrive, companies must have the ability to synchronize their demand and supply plans to that of their customers – especially now when critical-mass retailers have more influence than ever over manufacturing supply chain planning.

Supplier and retailer trading partners need to effectively collaborate at the shelf level to improve on on-self availability, remove unnecessary inventory across enterprises and set new strategies that leverage cost savings across the entire value chain.

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