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What does agility mean in the era of digital disruption?

 

Digital disruption is the new normal. And, as part of their digitalization journey, manufacturers now have a whole spectrum of modern tools to embrace. Greater agility is often touted as one of the important benefits of these digital tactics. Greater speed is a coveted prize, sought after by manufacturers since the era of Henry Ford’s assembly line.

Now, though, responding to change with lightning fast reflexes is not enough. Manufacturers must anticipate future trends and strive to predict customer demands before the customer even has acknowledged the need. Being the first in a market pace is often the key to owning it.

So, having a view of tomorrow is now more important than ever. Today we call it predictive algorithms and data science. We strive to speed product releases and adopt new features as quickly possible. Accelerating speed in one department drives the need for acceleration in other departments. The continuous rush of chan


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14 Oct 2020
Capacity Planning in Today’s Uncertain Environment
 

Simply put, ‘capacity planning’ is the process businesses use to make decisions on how much capacity is needed to meet demand. Along the way, companies aggregate historical data, produce forecasts, and interpret market and sales data to make determinations that drive resources such as eq

 
DemandCaster
DemandCaster

09 Oct 2020
Digitizing the supply chain in chemical manufacturing
 

A study done by Accenture indicates that 55% of chemical companies that invested in digitalization report profit increases of 5–20%, while about 25% of the companies saw profits grow greater than 20%. Ongoing industry trends have amplified the need for chemical companies to digitize the supply

 
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09 Oct 2020
Taking the supply chain high road
 

Asphalt is designed to be flexible when warm to prevent cracks, which works most places three seasons of the year, but in places with extreme winters it hardens, making it brittle and prone to cracks that disrupt the road surface. Supply chains are similarly built with flexibility and resiliency in

 
Polly Mitchell Guthrie
Kinaxis

09 Oct 2020
Why Should You Care About Transportation Forecasting?
 

According to Gartner, every technology goes through a Hype Cycle: “Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities.

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

07 Oct 2020
Three scenarios for generating supply chain value beyond the four walls of your enterprise
 

Digitizing core processes in combination with trading partner connectivity, helps supply chain leaders increase responsiveness and adaptability. As more organizations look to remove manual tasks from their operations, the ability to update suppliers and trading partners in real-time allows supply ch

 
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