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Mastering Uncertainty: The Rise of Resilient Supply Chain Planning

Today’s supply chain planning is still based on a paradigm that forecasts demand and propagates this signal back up the supply chain. In a world of increasingly complex linkages and uncertainty, organizations must evolve to supply chain planning by moving from a deterministic mode of planning to a stochastic model – Gartner calls this new model resilient planning. This research identifies how supply chain leaders can embrace emerging technology to incorporate resilience in supply chain planning.   

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    While any organization can throw technology at planning, it makes more sense to pause a minute and think about what type of digital technology is appropriate.

    Tim Payne

    VP Analyst, Gartner Research & Advisory

    Improve supply chain planning to maximize business value

    Supply chain planning is a challenge for many companies. Research conducted by Gartner reveals that improving supply chain planning is one of the top three key initiatives for supply chain leaders. Within the planning space, supply planning dissatisfaction prevails. Gartner research shows that almost 60% of companies are dissatisfied with the fit between their supply planning objectives and supply planning capability.

    60% of companies are dissatisfied with the fit between their supply planning objectives and supply planning capability.

    Supply chain planning insights you can use

    Robust and credible demand planning is the starting point for supply chain planning excellence. But a demand plan alone isn't enough. To establish a more responsive, agile and cost-efficient supply chain, you must link demand planning to supply planning and inventory management processes. Our insights, advice and tools can help.

    Establish an Agile Supply Chain Planning Process to Respond to and Recover From COVID-19

    The COVID-19 crisis has created massive uncertainty around supply and demand, forcing many organizations to reshape their planning process. This research helps supply chain planning leaders to create an agile process to manage short-term risks while preparing a longer-term recovery plan.

    A Supply Chain Planning Action Guide to Staying Agile in the Turns

    While some focus only on short-term mitigation tactics, top performers defy conventional thinking. They keep focus on long-term strategy and execute preconceived plans when anticipated disruptions occur. Supply chain planning leaders must prepare and lead through all manner of turns.

    Mitigate Risk When Evaluating Supply Chain Planning Technology

    In this complimentary webinar, we provide a pilot program overview, including which pilot to consider based on your business objectives and what you must consider when designing a pilot into your supply chain planning technology evaluation.

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    moving from made-to-stock (MTS) process to made-to-order (MTO) process achieved $8 million in inventory redutction.
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    Supply Chain Strategy for Optimal Inventory

    A large enterprise construction company’s regional supply chains were operating at cross-purposes, due to the lack of governance from the global center. Gartner’s expertise in demand and supply planning helped the client achieve $8 million in inventory reduction.

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