Part Two of our Agile Demand-Supply Alignment series–how to evaluate ADSA solutions, what questions to ask solution providers, and how to shortlist providers.
Demand management such as forecasting, customer analytics, demand generation, demand shaping, pricing, promotion, order management, etc.
There are specific capabilities that help companies excel at demand-supply alignment. Here we look at some examples such as In-Season Re-ordering, Agile Compliance with Customer Mandates, Channel and Market Flexibility, and Leadtime Reduction.
Some thoughts on the difference between ordinary demand planning and AI/ML-enabled demand understanding.
This report lays out a framework for understanding the elements of ADSA (Agile Demand-Supply Alignment) throughout the phases of supply chain planning and execution.
Demand planning is just not what it used to be…
Across industries, companies falter due to lack of insight into their changing markets and today’s customer demographics. There is a lot at stake—their whole ecosystem of suppliers, neighborhoods in which they operate, with employees and customers, who are at risk, when companies stumble.
With so much change in how we buy, who is doing the buying, new forms of competition, and the changing social and economic dynamics, companies can’t rely on past successes or past data to chart their way forward. What can they do about it?
At the recent E2open Leaders’ Forum, we learned more about their vision, approach, and roadmap to providing a comprehensive end-to-end platform and network. Recent acquisitions have punctuated the differences in strategy from other network platform providers.
At Manhattan’s annual Momentum conference, we saw the fruits of years of architectural investments, culminating in their ‘Manhattan Active™ Solutions.’ As well, their continued progress to a complete, unified store solutions footprint, integrated with the supply chain backend, strengthening their position as a leader in the dynamic and hotly contested bricks and mortar retail/omni-channel space.
E2open recently announced their merger with Steelwedge. This brings together a synergistic combination of E2open’s multi-enterprise trading partner network, including its rich demand- and supply-side supply chain applications, with Steelwedge’s leading S&OP/IBP capabilities.
Today’s customer is 24/7, so Omni-channel has to be responsive to this new reality. Solving the challenges of Omni-channel will require an always-on supply chain with new skills, talent and technology.
In order to achieve visibility and control, supply chain managers will have to master new types of data and technologies.