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The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record

John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open   If you’re unfamiliar with the term “supply chain planning system of record,” it is essentially the one place where an organization can bring together all supply chain data and plan its enterprise operations. To better understand just what this means, let’s explore the what, when, why, who,…

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Top Myths Around Demand Sensing

Thursday 30 November 2017 John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open Demand sensing technology has been around for more than 15 years, yet there are still many myths around just what it is, what it does and the prerequisites to use it. With that in mind, the aim of this blog is to confirm or…

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Your Forecast Isn’t Accurate – Is Your Inventory Optimization Solution Making Things Worse?

Thursday 31 August 2017 Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open Inventory buffers can counteract the effects of inaccurate forecasts. But, are you setting wrong inventory targets because your inventory optimization solution doesn’t understand how bad the forecast really is? Forecast error, quite simply, is the difference between forecasted demand and the order that actually…

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Four Capabilities that Will Help You Be Better Prepared for Your Next Recall

Monday 7 August 2017 Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open Companies whose products cater to end-consumers – especially in industries such as Consumer Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Food & Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods and Automotive – run the risk of having their profits and reputations damaged due to poorly executed product recalls. Whether the original…

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Why an Integrated Business Planning Process Cannot Be Effectively Managed Using ERP and Spreadsheets

Wednesday 26 July 2017 John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open Breaking free of spreadsheets is an important milestone in the journey to a mature integrated business planning process. Excel is a natural starting place because everyone is familiar with it, but spreadsheets quickly become a limiting factor, impacting performance and holding back organizations from…

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Realizing Value from Order Promising

Tuesday 23 May 2017 Sudy Bharadwaj, Senior Director, Value Engineering, E2open Turning Your CFO into a Supply Chain Fan Value measurement for solving supply chain problems has been a challenge in the past. However, the emergence of analytics frameworks that are tightly integrated into planning and execution platforms, and a renewed emphasis on measuring business…

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E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package

Monday 3 April 2017 Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open Effective February 2017, Walmart is requiring its suppliers to meet either a same-day or two-day shipping window instead of its previous four-day window. It has also upped its required compliance rate from 90% to 95%.1 The transition to On-time In-Full (OTIF) differs from Walmart’s previous…

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S&OP as an Organizational Decision-Making Process

Monday 17 April 2017 Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open “S&OP is dead,” the caller said. This unsettled me – “Are lead-times dead, too?” I wondered. I had to find out. Work is changing – from the tools and technologies we’re using, to the products and services our companies are creating, and even who…

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How E2open’s Scalable DSR Platform Delivers a Competitive Advantage for CPG Companies

Friday 17 March 2017 Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open In late 2016, E2open acquired Orchestro, a leading provider of Demand Signal Repository (DSR) technology and preemptive analytics for retail and omnichannel fulfillment. Orchestro’s data, visibility and analytics solutions strategically complement E2open Demand Sensing and have enabled a truly demand-driven supply chain for many leading…

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A Moment of Reflection for the New Year

Tuesday 31 January 2017 John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open Each January, the pundits are abuzz with talk about the new food trends for the year. Whether it’s antibiotics, sugar levels, food waste, GMO-labeling or cauliflower being the new kale, one thing is for certain: the pace of change in the food industry continues…

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The Journey to a Customer-Driven Supply Chain

Friday 20 January 2017 Patrick Lemoine, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open A Challenging Planning Environment For consumers, the world of electronics is full of exciting new gadgets. For the companies involved in designing, manufacturing, and bringing these products to market, it is a very challenging environment. Driven by technological advances, increased global competition, retail pressures,…

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Removing the Bullwhip Effect Across the Network

Monday 12 December 2016 Pawan Joshi, Senior Vice President, Products & Strategy, E2open In 1961, Jay Forrester formalized the recognition of the bullwhip effect in his book titled, Industrial Dynamics. 55 years later, companies still struggle to deal with it. Increased outsourcing has further contributed to this problem resulting in a lack of visibility from…

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A Better Approach to Managing Your Extended Supply Chain

Wednesday 9 November 2016 Patrick Lemoine, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open Outsourcing various parts of manufacturing started in the high tech industry a few decades ago. Today, outsourcing is now the new norm in most industries today. In fact, according to a survey by Peerless Research Group on behalf of Supply Chain Management Review, 84%…

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In Pursuit of Productivity

Thursday 13 October 2016 John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open Does planner workload affect productivity? Can technology help companies achieve a step-change in productivity? The answer to both of these questions is yes. Here are some data-driven facts to consider in your pursuit of productivity. Slow growth in recent years has made productivity a…

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The Power of Predictive Analytics

Tuesday 30 August 2016 John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open The use of predictive analytics is rising According to KPMG’s 2016 Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind Survey, the use of predictive analytics will double by 2018. In addition, 46% of companies plan to use advanced analytics to sense and shape demand within the…

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Turning Your Consumer Goods Supply Chain Into a Competitive Advantage

Monday 11 July 2016 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. Successfully managing such supply chains requires visibility, planning, and execution across all trading partners. Here are 5 steps to transform your extended…

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How the Terra Acquisition Fits Into the Future Supply Chain

Tuesday 24 May 2016 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 which fully represent only their own facilities. While this might have worked with Ford’s River Rouge plant,…

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