Throw Back Thursday: How Can Companies Respond Rapidly to Demand?

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As I’ve mentioned in my last couple of Thursday blogs, we are starting to gear up for this year’s Kinexions (our annual training & user conference). A few weeks ago I began to reminisce about our videos from past conferences and I decided to create a blog series to share. So, on this ‘Throw Back Thursday’, I would like to share this video of Trevor Miles, Vice President of Thought Leadership, speaking about “How Can Companies Respond Rapidly to Demand?”. In this video, hear Trevor detail industry's major supply-chain management challenges - in particular, the difficulty of obtaining full visibility of supply and demand, and dealing with the volatility of markets. Many companies seem wedded to their spreadsheets, even though they're aware of the format's shortcomings. Miles says executives have "a very legacy approach" to thinking about business processes. As a result, they've created "islands" of automation that do not add up to a coherent, smoothly flowing supply chain. "People want to get away from that," he says, "but it's the manner in which they are trying to enable those different processes that is just lacking." If you don’t see the video below, view “How Can Companies Respond Rapidly to Demand?” here.

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