Is Community Intelligence the Next AI Wave?

Most of us have had some exposure to the “AI Awakening” wave that has emerged over the past few years. Of particular interest to Arkieva and its customers is how this “new technology” integrates with the ongoing journey of creating more intelligent supply chain decision-making process to improve organizational performance.

By | November 13th, 2018|News and Trends, Supply Chain|0 Comments

Using the Power of Maps to Enhance Your Supply Chain Visibility

Mapping makes it easier to identify patterns and understand your data in a way that's not readily available using a table or a graph. Here's how you can use different types of maps to enhance your supply chain visibility.

By | June 7th, 2018|Supply Chain|0 Comments

7 Must-Attend Sessions at The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

We are thrilled about presenting a session with Arkieva customer — Lush Handmade Cosmetics. The session that focuses on how Lush delivers a unique brand experience also discusses how effective demand planning solutions help with creating that experience. Last year we created the 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Conference list of Must-Attend Sessions. To continue along that tradition, here is the list of Must-Attend sessions at the Gartner Supply Chain Conference this year.

By | May 10th, 2018|Events, Supply Chain|0 Comments

4 Things to Know When Building a Demand-driven Supply Chain Management Process

A demand-driven supply chain management process, no matter the industry, is built based on some fundamental principles. These principles are applied taking into consideration the requirements of the particular industry or company involved.

By | May 8th, 2018|Demand Planning, Supply Chain|0 Comments

What is a Demand-driven Supply Chain?

A Demand-driven Supply Chain (DDSC) is defined as a supply chain management method focused on building supply chains in response to demand signals. The main force of DDSC is that it is driven by customer demand. In comparison with the traditional supply chain, DDSC uses the pull (Demand pull) technique. It gives the market opportunities to share more information and to collaborate with others in the supply chain.

By | April 19th, 2018|Demand Planning, Supply Chain|0 Comments

Tips for Optimizing Your Entire Supply Chain Planning Process

Optimizing your supply chain involves looking at the entire process, and not just the initial solution. Here’s an example of how.

By | April 17th, 2018|Supply Chain Optimization|0 Comments

An Example of When Optimization Is Helpful in Supply or Central Planning

Use this example as a starting point to understand the different optimization methods, and when optimization is helpful in supply or central planning.

By | April 11th, 2018|Supply Chain Optimization|0 Comments

Two Simple Examples to Help You Understand How Supply Chain Optimization Algorithms Work.

I work with clients that utilize our supply chain optimization software to maximize their resources. In my upcoming webinar “Should I Optimize My Supply Chain Planning?” I’ll dive deeper into the concepts of supply chain optimization and show examples of when it’s ideal to optimize and when it’s less ideal. In today’s blog post, I’d like to simplify this concept by looking at some basic equations and scenarios to explain how “solvers” or supply chain optimization algorithms work.

By | April 4th, 2018|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Optimization|0 Comments

Going Digital? Things to Consider When Creating a Digital Supply Chain Strategy

A digital supply chain is a supply chain network (DSN) that focuses on using digital systems or technology tools to reduce the need for disparate systems through connectivity; eliminating manual processes and leveraging the data that is available through these systems to enhance the entire supply chain network.

By | March 29th, 2018|Supply Chain|0 Comments

Study Reveals 50% Adoption Rate for Supply Chain Planning Solutions

In a recent study, Gartner estimates that 50% of Supply Chain Planning Solutions are not fully utilized1. How can organizations ensure that they have the user adoption needed to attain the full benefits from their existing or new supply chain solution?

By | March 20th, 2018|Supply Chain|1 Comment

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