Category: Planning

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Supply Chain Planning in a Post-S&OP Era

“Over the last fifteen years,” writes Lora Cecere (@lcecere), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, “Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) enjoyed a renaissance.”[1] She also hints it’s time to move on.

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Supply Chain Planning in a VUCA World

Planning would be a lot easier if the world were a less complicated and more predictable place in which to conduct business. Unfortunately, the business environment is constantly changing. An acronym used

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Supply Chain Planning is Indispensable

Most supply chain planners are familiar with Dwight D. Eisenhower’s observation, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” While I agree with the

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Supply Chain Planning in the Digital Age

In 2017, Gartner introduced a Supply Chain Planning Maturity Model with five planning stages. In the lowest stage (Stage 1), supply chain planning is inside-out, fragmented, local, unconstrained, and focused on revenue.

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