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  • Rise of the smart machines: How concurrent planning and AI can help you win big in supply chain planning

    By Trevor Miles, VP Thought Leadership, Kinaxis

    See past the hype! Artificial intelligence (AI) in supply chain planning is here, but what that means for the future may not be what you think. This white paper by Trevor Miles, VP of Thought Leadership at Kinaxis, explores how concurrent planning and AI can take supply chain planning beyond the limits of human capabilities and explores how successfully driving value means more than just deploying new technology.

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  • The rise of the digital supply network

    By Adam Mussomeli, Doug Gish, Stephen Laaper | Deloitte University Press

    Supply chains traditionally are linear in nature, with a discrete progression of design, plan, source, make, and deliver. Today, however, many supply chains are transforming from a staid sequence to a dynamic, interconnected system that can more readily incorporate ecosystem partners and evolve to a more optimal state over time. This shift to an interconnected, open system of supply operations is called a digital supply network (DSN) and it could lay the foundation for how companies compete in the future.

    In this paper, Deloitte thought leaders explore and analyze the next stage of growth for supply chains in digital supply networks.

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  • Building a Bimodal Supply Chain: Connecting supply chain efficiency and growth

    By Kinaxis

    To improve profits and increase customer satisfaction, today’s business leaders want (and need!) a lot from their supply chains: efficiency, growth, operational improvements, innovative ideas and disciplined cost management. Unfortunately, most supply chain strategies focus only on improving efficiencies. This white paper explores the importance of building a bimodal supply chain – one capable of ensuring both supply chain efficiency and supply chain growth.

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  • Supply Chain Planning 4.0: Planning Revolutionized

    By Kinaxis

    The business benefits received from supply chain planning have plateaued because the industry is still using processes and capabilities described and developed in the 1960s. It is time for the next revolution in supply chain planning: Supply Chain Planning 4.0. Read this white paper to learn how building a sensing, intelligent and social supply chain will help you navigate the unprecedented challenges faced by today’s supply chain teams.

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  • Supply Chain for a New Age

    By Accenture

    The age-old challenge of the supply chain – to have the right product, at the right place, at the right time – has never been more complicated. And it continues to get even more so thanks to globalization, market volatility, ever-demanding consumers, vast amounts of data, and disruptive digital and technology platforms.

    With complexity growing exponentially, supply chain organizations need to start evolving now to manage this complexity in the future. This Accenture paper highlights how companies that able to adapt their supply chain capabilities will be able to take advantage of tremendous opportunities to capture market share, and increase both brand loyalty and overall profitability. It’s time for Supply Chain X.0!

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  • Supply Chain Visibility: Avoiding Short-Sighted Goals

    By Kinaxis

    The goal of supply chain visibility should lead you down a path to data connectivity, not just information gathering. By addressing the connectivity challenge in a way that gives quick access to multi-enterprise supply chain information, supply chain teams can not only solve their visibility challenge but also enable core supply chain capabilities which help them to address today’s top business challenges.

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  • Overcoming 5 Roadblocks to Supply Chain Success

    By Kinaxis

    Supply chain success or failure these days depends on how quickly you can understand a situation and respond to it. Unfortunately, many supply chain processes and tools weren’t designed to deal effectively with ongoing cycles of change and compromise.

    In this paper, we look at 5 roadblocks to supply chain success and discuss how to overcome them by taking a different approach to managing your supply chain.

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  • Achieving Supply Chain Visibility in Multi-tier Environments

    By Kinaxis

    The loss of supply chain visibility as a result of outsourcing manufacturing operations is of real concern to OEMs. But it's the subsequent loss of control over the coordination of activities across the multi-tier supply chain that is creating the most risk and chaos for brand owners.

    A tactical exchange of data node-by-node through the global supply chain is no longer sufficient to achieve true collaboration between brand owners and suppliers in today's volatile business environment. What is required is a holistic, end-to-end supply chain planning and response management system, where everyone can understand the consequences of decisions up and down the supply chain.

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