High-tech discrete manufacturers are feeling a very real and uncomfortable truth; the world has changed and the majority of supply chains simply have not innovated quickly enough to succeed effectively.Read Article
Moving holidays like Ramadan, Easter & Chinese New Year can cause planners an increase in manual effort to get the demand right, in the right place, at the right time.
Traditional seasonal forecasting models handle the seasonal patterns for fixed holiday periods like Christmas & New Year, however no out-of-box forecasting models are available in any demand planning system for moving holidays.
This blog intends to deep dive into the functionality within SAP IBP for Demand module to determine what system features are available to handling this challenge.Read Article
I have the dubious privilege of having been working prior to the invention of both the personal computer (PC) and applications such as spreadsheets and word processors. Since their arrival, there has been an explosion in the use of spreadsheets to plan all areas of businesses large and small. While this has delivered significant value it doesn’t come without some disadvantages. This blog describes these drawbacks and discusses one alternative planning platform, Anaplan, which can retain many of the advantages of spreadsheets while avoiding the negative aspects.Read Article
Anaplan is the latest cloud platform which enables organisations to efficiently collaborate within all areas of the business. With the vision to connect people, data and plans in real time coined ‘Connected planning’. The software enables firms to create dynamic, collaborative and intelligent plans that drive confident business decisions and help’s business accommodate today’s business planning needsRead Article
When coming to the end of my full-time master's programme at Cranfield University, the focus began to shift back towards the next step of my career and preparing myself to enter the challenging world of the job market. Keeping one eye on possible career opportunities while trudging through thesis research seemed like a daunting task which caused widespread panic across the students in my course, nightmares of sieving through online applications for various companies in tandem with hours of daily thesis research. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend your spring and summer right?Read Article