supply chain

10月 162020

Two billion people worldwide experience food insecurity and 14% of food produced for humans to consume is wasted before it arrives at the wholesaler, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The FAO celebrates World Food Day on October 16, 2020. This year’s event focuses [...]

5 ways companies and everyday heroes are helping feed the hungry was published on SAS Voices by Maggie Lyons

8月 122020

As he watched me unpack yet another Amazon delivery, my husband decided to do an intervention. Scattered around me on the floor were solar panels, water purification tablets, tarps, hunting knives and enough batteries to power New York City for many weeks. It was 2019 and hurricane season was upon [...]

Manufacturing production during the pandemic: Panicked or pragmatic? was published on SAS Voices by Marcia Walker

4月 292020

When we interviewed supply chain expert Chris Tyas a few weeks prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had no idea that his 40 years of experience and knowledge in the consumer product goods (CPG) industry would soon have a profound impact on the supply chain and efforts to keep supplies [...]

The importance of the supply chain during the COVID-19 crisis was published on SAS Voices by Nancy Rudolph

8月 192019

As you will have read in my last blog, businesses are demanding better outcomes, and through IoT initiatives big data is only getting bigger. This presents a clear opportunity for organisations to start thinking seriously about how to leverage analytics with their other investments. Demands on supply chains have also [...]

Can the artificial intelligence of things make the supply chain intelligent? was published on SAS Voices by Tim Clark

6月 142018

With all the technology advancements and innovative trends driving Industry 4.0 right now, you might expect geeky topics like the Internet of Things (IoT) or artificial intelligence (AI) to be the hottest topics of discussion among industry leaders. Instead, many leaders are still more focused on workplace culture. And here’s [...]

Workplace culture still No. 1 challenge for manufacturers was published on SAS Voices by Roger Thomas

2月 272018

“Quick response forecasting (QRF) techniques are forecasting processes that can incorporate information quickly enough to act upon by agile supply chains” explained Dr. Larry Lapide, in a recent Journal of Business Forecasting column. The concept of QRF is based on updating demand forecasts to reflect real and rapid changes in demand, both [...]

Is quick response forecasting a reality or just another buzzword? was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase

8月 172017

Analytics-driven forecasting means more than measuring trend and seasonality. It includes all categories of methods (e.g. exponential smoothing, dynamic regression, ARIMA, ARIMA(X), unobserved component models, and more), including artificial intelligence, but not necessarily deep learning algorithms. That said, deep learning algorithms like neural networks can also be used for demand forecasting, [...]

At the end of the day, it’s all about analytics-driven forecasting was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase

4月 062017

The widespread adoption of the term "analytics" reminds me of the evolution of the term "supply chain management." Initially the term focused on supply chain planning. It involved demand and supply balancing and the heuristics and optimization tools that came out of advanced planning and scheduling. Over time practically everything was included [...]

When everything is analytics, nothing is analytics...? was published on SAS Voices by Scott Nalick

12月 202016

Black Friday 2016 took everybody by surprise. The biggest shopping day of the year is a crucial date in any retailer’s calendar. And rightly so. Auditors and analysts predicted that 2016 would see the majority of consumers splashing out more cash than ever before on everything from scented candles to […]

5 ways for retailers to thrive in post-Brexit Britain was published on SAS Voices.