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Tuesday 30 August 2016

The Power of Predictive Analytics

John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open

According to KPMG’s 2016 Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind Survey, the use of predictive analytics will double by 2018, with 46% of companies…

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Wednesday 20 July 2016

How to Build an Agile Supply Chain – Lessons From the Best Companies

Patrick Lemoine, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
Patrick Lemoine, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open

One of the top priorities for executives is to improve the agility of their company. It is not hard to understand why: competition is more…

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Monday 11 July 2016

Turning Your Consumer Goods Supply Chain Into a Competitive Advantage

Michael Farlekas
Michael Farlekas, CEO, E2open

Today’s modern supply chains are multi-enterprise, starting with consumers, retailers, distributors; and flowing through an extended network of suppliers, contract manufacturers, and other third parties.…

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Tuesday 24 May 2016

How the Terra Acquisition Fits Into the Future Supply Chain

Robert Byrne
Robert F. Byrne, VP and GM, Forecasting Solutions, E2open

This is probably not a surprise but supply chains are inherently multi-enterprise.  Despite this, companies have tried to manage their supply chain with ERP systems…

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Thursday 10 March 2016

3 Reasons Your ERP Isn’t Enough

Gordon Fischer, Vice President, Product Solutions, Research & Development

As globalization and outsourcing have extended supply chains, critical information has begun to exist more and more outside of the four walls of a single…

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Monday 22 February 2016

Four ways leading companies use visibility data to make their supply chains better

Patrick Lemoine, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
Patrick Lemoine, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open

Ask yourself: what is “supply chain visibility?” If, like most, you think it is simply about knowing where your shipments are, then you should keep…

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Wednesday 20 January 2016

Three Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Multi-Tier Value Chain

Steve Lykken, Vice President of Customer Solutions
Steve Lykken, Vice President of Customer Solutions

As you might know, the need to manage a multi-tier value chain (e.g., OEM, outsourced manufacturers, suppliers, third-party logistics providers, etc.) isn’t just becoming more…

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Wednesday 9 December 2015

3 Steps to Help Your Supply Fit Your Demand

Tariq Choudry, Vice President, Americas, Field Operations, E2open
Tariq Choudry, Vice President, Americas, Field Operations, E2open

The apparel industry’s seasonality makes it difficult to forecast accurately, while new product introductions and the globalization of apparel supply chains further exacerbate the negative…

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Friday 30 October 2015

Apple’s Greatness and the Paradox of Agility

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Friday 25 September 2015

NPI: Building a Path to Faster Production and Greater Profitability

Geoff Annesley, General Manager, Semiconductor
Geoff Annesley, General Manager, Semiconductor

Today’s new production introduction (NPI) landscape is dynamic and fast-paced—and many manufacturers are struggling to keep up. What’s weighing them down? Traditional enterprise resource planning…

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Friday 4 September 2015

Does supply chain belong at the C-level?

Kevin O'Marah, Chief Content Officer, SCM World
Kevin O'Marah, Chief Content Officer, SCM World

The presence of a Chief Supply Chain Officer indicates a certain amount of intelligence around the boardroom. Unlike sales, which has a clear mission to…

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Friday 14 August 2015

Value-Based Outcomes for the Extended Enterprise

Keith Lawlis, Director, Customer Solutions, Field Operations
Keith Lawlis, Director, Customer Solutions, Field Operations

In this blog series I’ve set out the challenges organizations face in achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility, as well as the building blocks that can…

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Friday 24 July 2015

Flexibility in the Cloud: B2B Connectivity, Delivered Your Way

Keith Lawlis, Director, Customer Solutions, Field Operations
Keith Lawlis, Director, Customer Solutions, Field Operations

As I have discussed in previous posts in this series, demands for B2B collaboration are increasing while the ability of companies to support it…

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Wednesday 15 July 2015

New Survey Shows Many Organizations in a Holding Pattern With VMI Program Implementation

Sean Rollings, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
Sean Rollings, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open

In my experience, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs can be a win-win for customers and suppliers – provided it’s done well and the customer and supplier…

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Monday 22 June 2015

The Ingredients for Supply Chain Success: Connection, Collaboration and Information

Mark Woodward, President & CEO, E2open
Mark Woodward, President & CEO, E2open

It’s a fact that supply chains have become increasingly complex and globally distributed. At the same time, businesses are under pressure more than ever to…

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