Category: Planning

7 guiding principles to build your data factory

7 guiding principles to build your data factory

Master data is the fuel that drives your organization forward. When you use gasoline in a diesel vehicle or use fuel of inferior quality it harms the performance of your car. The same applies to master data. Incorrect/incomplete master data can slow down your entire organization. Therefore, investing in data quality should be considered as […]

A plan is only as good as its execution, or why you need S&OE

A plan is only as good as its execution, or why you need S&OE

In the past two decades many companies have installed an S&OP process for a better outlook on the tactical planning horizon, allowing them to anticipate supply & demand imbalances and achieving a feasible supply chain plan. S&OP has brought great benefits to those companies bringing different functions together to provide more visibility and realize more […]

Digital supply chain planning: finding synergy between process, people, data, technology, and tools

Digital supply chain planning: finding synergy between process, people, data, technology, and tools

We are in the middle of an APO replacement wave, where many companies have either already implemented an Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) tool, are in the process of doing so or have a placeholder on their roadmap. Yes, supply chain planning is hot and digital planning is even hotter. This last one is however […]

How to choose your gamechanger(s) in a ‘phygital’ world

How to choose your gamechanger(s) in a ‘phygital’ world

What do you get when you collect 150+ supply chain & operations professionals digitally, for a virtual adventure filled with inspiration, interaction & new insights? Our annual bluecrux event. This year it’s all about how companies can embrace their inner data nerd to get their supply chain future-proof and ready for the next generation. And […]

3 key learnings to set up a successful planning transformation journey

3 key learnings to set up a successful planning transformation journey

When thinking about making a vision of a ‘phygital’ world real, it is important to choose your battles and decide for your own company which gamechangers your company will and can dive into in order to make your supply chain ready for the next generation. Planning transformation journeys is one of them. It is a […]

Agility to manage scarce freezer assets: a COVID-19 impact story

Agility to manage scarce freezer assets: a COVID-19 impact story

Until recently, freezer capacity had never been a scarce resource. Implicitly, it was always assumed to be freely available at a reasonable cost. However, as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, this is no longer the case. In the globalized world we currently live in, one cannot predict how long this crisis will last and how many more will follow. Therefore, in order […]

3 ways to navigate your people & planning organization through the digital wave

3 ways to navigate your people & planning organization through the digital wave

Digital transformations -such as APS transformations- are creating a multitude of opportunities in terms of inventory reduction, service improvement, etc.. However, they also put increased expectations on your planners. In all the activities we see planners executing today as a result of the digital transformation, the focus is (finally) fundamentally shifting. Towards a pro-active environment […]

How AI speeds up LightsOutPlanning: 3 quick learnings

How AI speeds up LightsOutPlanning: 3 quick learnings

LightsOutPlanning, or LOP for short, is a supply chain 4.0 solution that we develop in co-creation with our AI-partner Genzai. During our LOP event last December, our customers Bridgestone, Tereos and Alpro shared the insights they gained after exposing their companies to LOP. Next question: how can we find out more quickly what input parameters […]

Planning in the digital age: let data do the dirty work!

Planning in the digital age: let data do the dirty work!

In this digital age, where “customer centricity” is king and “real-time data” queen, you cannot afford to keep allowing historical data to dictate your decisions. It’s time to let data do the dirty work for you and get your brain cracking on scenarios and – ultimately – your strategy!

Setting sail for industry 4.0? Don’t forget your shore crew

Setting sail for industry 4.0? Don’t forget your shore crew

Has your organization set sail for industry 4.0? Great! Maybe you’ve already made a huge investment in new technologies that allow you to keep up with the killing pace of digitization and automation. But where does that leave your workforce? And what can you learn from other companies? Facts & figures There’s no doubt that […]

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