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Optimization Puzzle: Who’s Guilty? Dormouse, March Hare or Mad Hatter?

In my role as the Director of Analytics, I enjoy working with the Arkieva team and our clients, in building

By | August 16th, 2017|Supply Chain Optimization|0 Comments

5 Things to Know About Setting Up a Better Supply Chain Performance Measurement System

Setting up a supply chain performance measurement system? Here are 5 things to know

By | August 14th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Planning|0 Comments

Walmart is Shifting Variability. Here’s What Suppliers Should Do About It.

How does Walmart’s new supplier delivery policy affect suppliers? Here’s a take from Arkieva CEO on how suppliers can respond to market variability as a result of the policy change.

By | August 7th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Talk|0 Comments

Look Beyond the Bells and Whistles! What I’ve Learned About Selecting a Business Software from My Gym Memberships.

Pop Quiz: What does a workout and the software selection process have in common? Answer: They both often require breaking

By | August 1st, 2017|General Topics, Supply Chain|0 Comments

We compared the Accuracy of 4 Different Demand Forecasting Methods; Here’s What We Found.

Over the past few months, we’ve been running simulation tests on different demand forecasting methods: Winter’s additive & multiplicative, seasonal and robust seasonal. Then, we used MAPE to determine the forecast accuracy for each method. Here’s what we found.

By | July 27th, 2017|Demand Planning, Forecasting, What-if Wednesday|0 Comments

What is Blockchain Technology Worth to Your Supply Chain?

With the advent of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm. The use of digital assets as an alternative to conventional currencies has garnered praise and recognition for its secure and speedy protocols. While the infrastructural flexibility of crypto currencies is yet to stand the test of time, block chains, the underlying technology for crypto currencies is truly a revolutionary step in the field of technology. Companies such as the Swiss Stock Exchange, IBM and Deloitte have already begun implementing block chains into their technology to define transactions and improve security and transparency.

By | July 19th, 2017|News and Trends, Supply Chain|1 Comment

Supply Chain Talk: The 10 Rules of Collaborative Supply Chain Planning

Supply chain transparency and visibility are one of the topmost concerns for most manufacturing business leaders. Without the proper collaboration between the different players within the supply chain, it becomes difficult to create an S&OP that promote productivity, reduce costs, and improve service levels. In this week’s ‘Supply Chain Talk,’ Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses the top 10 rules for creating a collaborative planning process.

By | July 14th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Talk|0 Comments

Top 5 Lessons Learned After a Year in Supply Chain Planning

A little over a year ago, I ventured into the unchartered territory of supply chain planning. It was an exciting challenge. I had experience as a marketer in the Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) space. And because ERP solutions often have some supply chain planning functionalities, I thought I could easily apply my knowledge from the ERP space to supply chain planning.

By | July 6th, 2017|S&OP, Supply Chain|0 Comments

What-if Wednesday: Seasonal Model Forecasting with Seasonal Methods

Seasonal method is a regression method that fits a linear trend along with sine and cosine curves. These sine and cosine portions of the regression can fit any seasonal deviations from the linear trend. Robust seasonal method also fits a trend along with sine and cosine curves, however this method uses linear programming to fit a seasonal series in a way that compared to the regular seasonal method is less likely to be thrown off by noisy values that depart from the trend or seasonality.

By | July 5th, 2017|Forecasting|0 Comments
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