Welcome to E2open Blogs!, an interactive forum where the E2open community can exchange ideas about the latest trends, technologies, and topics of contention in the supply chain world. Here's where we share relevant news, useful insights, industry best practices, and lessons learned in the field—and we welcome your feedback and participation. Comment, ask questions, make recommendations, and collaborate with us to solve today’s most pressing supply chain challenges.
In part 2 of this series based on my recent conversations with Predrag Jakovljevic of Technology Evaluation Centers, I've highlighted excerpts from our discussion of some of the capabilities of E2open's S&OP platform and the collaborative execution piece that puts the wheels under S&OP.
At E2open, we’re constantly thinking about business trends that may affect how global supply chains are managed. With the growing importance of connecting disparate supply chains, and the move toward collaboration and mutual success criteria, the approaches used in the past don’t support how tomorrow’s supply chains may operate. These days, it truly takes an integrated approach of planning, process and a business network to separate the good from the great. With that in mind, here are some thoughts regarding the global supply chain trends you may want to keep an eye on in 2015.
As you’re having those discussions about how S&OP fits into your supply chain strategy for the year ahead, I thought I’d share some highlights from my conversations with Predrag Jakovljevic of Technology Evaluation Centers about S&OP market trends as some food for thought.
If you happen to find some quiet time to catch up on your reading, here are some highlights of the most successful approaches in supply chain operations that we'd like to share with you. Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year, from E2open.
I’d like to share my thoughts on some of the things that can help make your supply chain wishes come true - a supply chain version of the “naughty or nice” list. Along with a bit of focus and resourcefulness, the following insights will help your business prosper this holiday season and start 2015 off right.
The winter months—and the holidays, especially—can evoke warm memories of childhood: ice skating, building snowmen, and drinking hot chocolate by the fire. If you were an entrepreneurial youth, perhaps you even ran your own hot chocolate stand. Now just imagine how successful that endeavor would have been if you knew then about the concept of sales and operations (S&OP) planning.
Logistics is a critical piece of the supply chain picture. But it’s just a piece. Having a supply chain control tower focused only on logistics is like having an airport control tower focused only on cargo planes, or just on the blue ones. If you want to avoid (metaphorical) mid-air collisions and rains of fiery death, you need to pay attention to all of the traffic flowing into and out of the airport.
Is your reconciliation process for services invoices a manual, resource intensive pain point? What if you could gather, monitor, and compare information for all service invoices – automatically?
It’s that time of year again - SCM World’s annual Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Report is out! Always an intriguing read, the 2014 report had one surprising finding that particularly caught my eye.
In my earlier blog post, “Getting Back to Basics on VMI,” I covered the nuts and bolts of what constitutes an optimal customer/supplier relationship. Let's take a look at the three pillars underlying the implementation of a successful long-term VMI strategy, as well as common mistakes to avoid.