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NRF--Retailer Extravaganza Article
Retailer technology progress in Omni, RFID, Mobile and Platforms. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

2010 New Years Resolution... for Your Supply Chain
Webinar Recording
Webinar
New Years is here. A time for reflection, confronting personal and organizational weaknesses, and making our commitments to improve. In our 2010 kickoff webinar recording, we share findings from our r... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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2010 Supply Chain Priorities:
New Models for Improving Supply Chain Processes and Performance
Report
Findings from ChainLink's 2010 Supply Chain Priorities Survey

The "Great Recession" of 2008-2009 has imposed some of the most severe economic conditions
... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath


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When ERP Is Not ERP Any More Article
ERP goes social and Mobile . . . Visits with Infor, SAP, and Oracle at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 100th Annual Convention and Expo. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

A Story of Vinyl Article
Digital Supply Chain Story in the Music Industry.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

APS Implementation Truths Report
After significant negativity in the press, we decided to find out what the true story was -- was APS worth it?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


This research requires purchase or the purchase of a subscription. $99.00
Beyond The Control Zone--Part One
Introduction: Confronting a Global Connected World
Article
In an outsourced and virtual world many critical operations and data are outside our control. However, supply chain managers need to gain control in order to ensure better outcomes.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Beyond The Control Zone--Part Two: Controlling the Uncontrollable Article
In order to achieve visibility and control, supply chain managers will have to master new types of data and technologies.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Beyond Tools . . .
ToolsGroup Offers Solutions
Article
ToolsGroup, not content to solve one big problem for CPG companies, is ready to conquer the next . . . What we learned from the ToolsGroup User Forum. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Caribou Coffee's Supply Chain Story Article
Achieving 99% service levels through Implementing demand management technology solution ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath

Cloud Strategies Coming from the Supply Chain Market Article
Now that the end-user market seems to be accepting the cloud option, the major players are stepping up their game. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Collaborating with Channels - Great Source for Accurate Demand
Part Two
Article
Channel partners can be a great source of accurate forecasts, but Brand, OEMs and Tech companies don't engage on Demand.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Collaboration Frameworks 2011 - On Creating a Global Workspace: Part One Article
Social Networks, Teleconferencing, and anywhere that technology opens new challenges in Collaberation. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Collaboration in Practice: Part Three - What About the Customer? Article
Ultimately collaboration exists to serve the customer. Here we discuss new ways to bring the customer's voice into collaborative processes.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Collaboration vs. Transactions Article
Lessons from eBay, Facebook, LinkedIn and other Social Networks - What traditional business management can learn from Social Networks. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Collaborative Demand Planning Technology Article
Everybody wants to collaborate. But is this actually done -- technically?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Complements or Competitors? Novitaz and Scanbuy Article
Barcode vs. RFID on Mobile. Is it a duel or will they work together? ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Conquering the Inventory Dilemma Report
Managing inventory has broader and more influential factors beyond the 'standard' formula. Proposing a modern model for managing inventory.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Cool Companies in the Age of the Customer Article
Social, Mobile and Engineered for the Point of Experience.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Customers Want the Experience of Luxury Article
Our research among luxury consumers has shown that experiential luxuries provide them with the ultimate luxury satisfaction, more so than home luxuries or personal luxuries like clothes, cars or jewel... (more information)
by Pam Danziger


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Demand Better for Demand Management Article
Highlights from DemandTec User Conference. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Demand Management Collection
Demand Management has never been more important. From demand creation to marketing automation . . .... (more information)

Demand Management in the Second Decade
The Strategic View - Part 2
Article
Multichannel marketing, multichannel retail, pricing and promotions, are challenging both retailers and brand companies. Web retailing is entering a new phase. So is a store's format, which must emplo... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Demand Management in the Second Decade
The Strategic View - Part 1
Article
Demand Management has never been more important. From demand creation to marketing automation, demand forecasting, merchandising and assortment planning, collaboration with suppliers, and managing S&O... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Demand Management in the Second Decade
The Strategic View - Part 3
Article
Supply Chains are just that - chains. That means that we have to orchestrate across the supply chain. Optimization ensures monitoring and visibility of the collaborative supply chain retailer all the ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Demand Management in the Second Decade - A Structured View - Part 1 Article
Companies that excel at Demand Management know how to predict and grow demand. They effectively segment their markets and channels. They analyze demographics and capture and analyze new audiences. The... (more information)
by By B McBeath & A Grackin

Demand Management in the Second Decade - A Structured View - Part 2 Article
Of late, marketing organizations and solution providers have been adopting this 'best practice' terminology. It makes sense, since it integrates Marketing and Marketing Automation analytics with ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Demand Management in the Second Decade - A Structured View - Part 3 Article
Demand Forecasting, Replenishment, Collaborative Forecasting and Replenishment, Marketing Automation, Demand Creation. These are all buzz words we have to address in a business context. Here we conclu... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Demand Management in the Second Decade:
The Strategic View
Report
Demand Management has never been more important. From demand creation to marketing automation, demand forecasting, merchandising and assortment planning, collaboration with suppliers, and managing S&O... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Demand Management Technology Evaluation:
Best Practices and Technology Evaluation
Report
The complexity of business today--working a myriad of partnerships with both the channel side and the transportation partners, as well as dealing with the challenges of fickle and surprising markets-... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


This research requires purchase or the purchase of a subscription. $99.00
Demand Management:
Technology for Retailers
Report
A new demographic is shopping - across channels and across the globe - and they're getting their information from a myriad of sources: from the old familiar flyer inserts in the Sunday papers to mobil... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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DEMAND MANAGEMENT:
Technology for MANUFACTURERS
Report
Cynicism still rules for manufacturers and their forecasting attitudes - at their peril. Statements about forecasting practices such as, "The forecast is always wrong," or "We just use last month's fo... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Demand Management: from the Supplier to the Retailer Article
Winning in the demand management game requires granular visibility of the market, and software that can take action using the many data streams now available. Those who rely solely on spreadsheet anal... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Demand Means Customer. Can I repeat that again? Article
Rechurning history won't get you there. You need data and analytics. So, DemandTec acquired ASI.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Demanding Times: Next Generation Demand Management Report
Achieving excellence in demand management-discovering, creating, growing, and fulfilling demand-is the core of market leadership. In the 90's, many saw APS systems and later CPFR as the 'holy grail' t... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Demanding Times: Part Five - Consumption-based Forecasting Article
Forecasts are better off based on end-user consumption, rather than retailer orders. Suppliers need to stop asking what will the retailer order from us and start asking what should t... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Demanding Times: Part One - A Best Practice Framework for Managing Demand Article
Demand management is not just about creating a better forecast (though that is critical). It is discovering new markets, creating a supply chain architected around your customers' needs, growing deman... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Demanding Times: Part Two - Market Assumptions Article
The best companies pull together quantitative, analytical, and social information to gauge the 'market psyche.' They create their own assumptions about the markets they serve: what factors are affecti... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Differentiating Demand Solutions Article
Demand management solution providers are challenged to be unique. But with so many new areas to explore, new innovations are emerging that differentiate the providers. JDA, Logility, Symphony, JustEno... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

E2open Merges with Steelwedge: Demand/Supply Network Meets S&OP Article
E2open recently announced their merger with Steelwedge. This brings together a synergistic combination of E2open's multi-enterprise trading partner network, including its rich demand- and supply-side ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

ERP for the SMB: Part Three - Complexity continued Article
ERP for the SMB: Sales and Marketing business models should drive your choice for an ERP. This series is for SMBs that are contemplating ERP.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Extra-Sensory Perception for Retailers and Manufacturers Article
How can retailers and CPG manufacturers read the minds of their fickle consumers? There are new ways available, beyond the traditional focus group or statistical forecast tools.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Flowcasting--an Idea Whose Time Has Come Article
'Forecasting still looms as the highest of challenges,' declare supply chain organizations. Maybe our paradigm is wrong about how we do forecasting. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Focus on JDA Article
Highlights and observations about JDA's direction and the JDA Focus 2013 conference. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Food for Thought: Part One - Challenges in the Produce Supply Chain Article
So you think you have supply chain challenges? How about daily price volatility and losses in transportation of up to 20%? Discussions with FoodLink Online, InfinityQS, AFS and Intelleflex. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Food for Thought: Part Two - The Product Recall Challenge Article
In foods as diverse as burgers and bean sprouts, pathogens such as E.coli, Salmonella, Listeria and other food pathogens have caused outbreaks and made recent headlines. The challenges in tracing the ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Forecasting - The Endless Search Article
We have talked for years about the many who are on an endless search for the "silver bullet" to increase in stock, anticipate demand, and have the goods in the right place at the right time. Most cont... (more information)
by Robert Bruce


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From Complexity to Clarity Part One - Mastering Today's Complex Supply Chains Whitepaper
Achieving excellence in Supply Chain has always been a challenge, but the last decade has gotten more complex, requiring solutions to enable clarity... ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

From Complexity to Clarity Part Two - Mastering Today's Complex Supply Chains Whitepaper
In part two we explore the impacts that New Product Introduction and Inventory Strategy decisions have across the enterprise on Sourcing and Transportation teams.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

From Forecasting to Integrated Demand Planning Article
Years ago back in my early Wal-Mart days, collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment was the next step to taking inventory and cost out of the network while increasing product availability ... (more information)
by Robert Bruce


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From Offer to Order. Again. Article
Cloud Computing continues to generate new and innovative business opportunities, especially when combined with Marketing Automation, for the CEO, CFO, and Supply Chain, not just the Marketing Departme... (more information)
by By Barbara Angius Saxby, Accelent Consulting

Google and JDA Team Up Article
For decades, Demand Management and Retail have been begging for smarter customer segmentation and analytics. That day may have come...... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Google Extends Search to Real-world in-store Retail Inventory for Shoppers Article
No longer content with merely providing the dominant search engine scouring and indexing every square millimeter of the web, Google just launched a new addition to their Google Product Search for mobi... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Happy New Year - Converged, Collaborative, Telepresent Communities in the Second Decade:
What's happening in 2011?
Article
Convergence - Unified Applications and Devices for the Second Decade.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Fifty Three Shopping Days to Christmas Article
Revised CPG Retail Footprint - from Merchandising to Supply Chain - Part 1 of 3.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Forty Six Shopping Days to Christmas Article
The Customer Experience. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Only Ten More Shopping Days To Christmas! Article
Coupons, anyone?... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Seventy Three Shopping Days to Christmas Article
Strategies such as Market Segmentation and Promotion Management can lift Holiday spirits and sales. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Sixty Seven Shopping Days to Christmas Article
Don't hit that markdown button; Pricing Strategies for a Small Planet.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Thirty Nine Shopping Days to Christmas - Is Your Brand Grand? Article
Brand power is when consumers camp out to get into your store... ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Twenty Four Shopping Days to Christmas - And Black Friday Shows the Winners and Losers Article
In spite of the noise and the crowds, shoppers spent over $10B on black Friday, which was a modest increase from last year. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

JDA Gets in Focus Article
Updates and Insights from JDA's FOCUS 2015 Conference.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath

JDA Second Quarter - the Challenges Ahead Article
JDA executes in sales, but digesting the entire i2 legacy will be a challenging road ahead.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

JDA Stays Focused Article
HighLights from the JDA mega conference. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Jointly Optimizing Capacity Flexibility, Supply Flexibility and Component Commonality at Ford Motor Company Case Study
Ford is able to predict its overall vehicle sales with reasonable accuracy, but faces much greater uncertainty about the sales volumes of individual models and model options. It is at this level of sp... (more information)
by Blake Johnson, Mark Everson


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Kohl's - Another Retailer Demonstrates Value from Technology Article
Kohl's markdown optimization technology, Merchandise and Assortment, and Customer Segmentation strategies help them achieve growth and shareholder value.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Logility Acquires Optiant
The Supply Chain Optimization Market Gets Leaner
Article
Logility's acquisition of Optiant 'streamlines' the optimization market. With Ilog and its acquisition of Logictools, JDA's acquisition of i2, and others, the market is looking leaner. But this could ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Logility Customers Stay Connected Article
Updates from Logility Connections 2014.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Luxury Marketer's Report - What Comes After the Decade of Luxury Article
We are mid-way through the decade of luxury shopping, and if marketers aren't already tapped into the luxury market they may be a little late to the 'party'...... (more information)
by Pam Danziger


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Macy's Supply Chain and Shareholder Value Article
Supply Chain techniques have measurable impact on upside revenue and shareholder value, not just on cost cutting.... (more information)

Managing the Digital Time Zone Article
Suppliers are generally burdened with some extraordinary time scales when they 'own' the product. Recently, outsourcing and other procurement strategies have reduced these financial touch points. But ... (more information)
by By Paul Miller

Marketing Automation - Part 1 - From Software to SaaS to MaaS Article
Marketing Automation solutions and services are already in a new generation. Solution providers have specialized and deepened their offerings, taking marketing from an art to a science, with quantifia... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Mobile Coupons - The Missing Piece Article
ECoupons on mobile phones have not taken off yet. Many people do not realize that it is largely because of the inability of most barcode readers at retailers to reliably read a barcode displayed on a ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Mundane or Majestic Article
Supply Chain apps transform performance and image and brand of companies...... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

My Demand Management Manifesto Report
Forecasting systems are based on history. The problem is that history did not turn out the way we wanted.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

N-Tier Demand Management Article
The classic bull-whip effect means that the further a supplier is removed from the end-consumer, the worse are the fluctuations in demand that they see. This has led many to recommend an n-tier approa... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Planning Dynamics and the Impact On Forecast Accuracy Article
Misalignment and miscalculation of forecasts often occur due to the overlooked factor of the calendar. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Playing the Beer Game with JDA Article
The Beer Game provides supply chain planners with the opportunity to see how Flowcasting can improve supply chain performance and increase their competitiveness in consumer markets. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Precision Retailing Article
Can you apply profitability management to a retailer? That was the question posed to me by a senior manager during a talk I gave to a group of executives in the Midwest a few months ago...... (more information)
by Jonathan Byrnes


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Predictive Demand Supply Article
If you're in the Supply Chain business, right up there with Newton's Law of Gravity stands Murphy's Other Law stipulating that Demand and Supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to d... (more information)
by Lonnie Childs


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Pricing - It's Only a Game Article
Gamification for consumer pricing? Traditional and pioneering approaches that work.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Retail Item-level RFID Tagging: Is the Privacy Threat Real? Article
Recent articles on Walmart's item-level tagging announcement dedicated a lot of print to privacy concerns. Is that the central story?... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Retailer Collaboration: Managing the Supply Side Article
We frequently think of retail in terms of merchandising, but these days the supply side is just as interesting, whether it's product design or collaboration with suppliers for transportation, forecast... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Retailers and Their Brands Thrive on Technology Article
From Prada to American Eagle: from the edge of fashion to the middle, the brand, the fashion and the efficiencies come from technology investments.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

RFID--Why Jeans? Article
Assortment Planning and Replenishment rely on great data. Can RFID be part of the solution?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

SAP Manufacturing - Innovation Engine Article
SAP's Manufacturing Strategy.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Shaking Up the Status Quo in Demand Management Article
Ad placement, mobile, social, and competitive pricing all impact demand and your inventory strategy. Lessons learned from ToolsGroup User Forum.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Six Steps to Get Your S&OP in High Gear Whitepaper
Sales and Operations Planning has been talked about for over two decades, yet enterprises are having their challenges. Learn from those who are mastering S&OP. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Small Can Be Smarter Article
Domain Leaders in Supply Chain may just have the edge.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Summer Reading List Article
Summer vacations are a great time to get renewed physically, mentally and spiritually, and watch some baseball.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Supply Chain Apps Still Provide Competitive Advantage Article
Inventory Management - is it really an old story? Not to Macy's, Wal-Mart, Hilfiger, Martha Stewart and Delmonte! Do you want to capture the top shelf space? And have your channel love your brand and ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Supply Chain Definitions for Demand Management
Requirements and Definitions for Supply Chain applications
Article
Beyond the definitions, context and references for these terms.... (more information)
by ChainLink Research

Supply Chain's Christmas Checklist Report
This document is designed to provide an across-supply-chain 'checklist' of practices and actionable suggestions to tune your supply chain for better performance, to deal with volatile and seasonal cha... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Terra on a Tear Article
The holy grail of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies (or any manufacturer, for that matter) is to become more responsive to customer demand while reducing inventory. Learn how new solutions such ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

The Boeing Challenge - Can They Increase Production Rates? Article
Boeing has a huge order book that promises ten Dreamliners per month. Can they do more?... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

The Effect of Demand-Supply Mismatches on Equity Volatility
An Analysis of Different Types of Supply Chain Risks
Report
This paper documents the effect of demand-supply mismatches on long-run equity volatility by examining the volatility changes associated with three different types of supply chain risks: production ... (more information)
by Kevin B. Hendricks, Vinod R. Singhal*


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The Holidays Are Here. So Where Is Your Omni Strategy Now?: Part Two Article
Today's customer is 24/7, so Omni-channel has to be responsive to this new reality. Solving the challenges of Omni-channel will require an always-on supply chain with new skills, talent and technology... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Interview: Ron Ireland Interview
About ten years ago I had the privilege of working with some extraordinary guys from Wal-Mart, at the birth of Collaboration. Buzz words, software, and new careers were spawned after we all worked on ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The Power of Retailer/Supplier Integration Article
NEECOM Spring Conference 2014.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Truth About VMI: Revelations and Recommendations Report
The high tech industry has experienced a striking shift from traditional replenishment processes to Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) replenishment for various products during the last decade. This has b... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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The Value of Supply Chain Solutions Article
The supply chain market continues to grow, but is changing in the types of technology that users are interested in and the value they require...... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Trends 2012: Mobile Mania - Shopping and the Shoppers Article
In our report on mobile mania (in the last issue) we looked at the supply chain side of mobile, pr... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Understanding the RFID Renaissance Article
We wanted to find out exactly what is driving the recent growth in RFID in retail. ChainLink surveyed over 120 retailers to find out which use cases are being implemented and which are actually delive... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Walmart's Virtual Mirror Article
Shoppers can scan the barcode of makeup in the store, take a picture of themselves, and see how the makeup they selected looks on them in a digital mockup rendition. Increased sales, reduced shrink, a... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

What Noah Knew About the Supply Chain That You Don't Article
Certainty principles can be leveraged to significantly improve your inventory optimization and customer service levels: A simple approach to isolating uncertainty.... (more information)
by By Lucy West


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