Archive for Guest Commentary – LLamasoft

Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report highlighted how rising logistics costs are squeezing the food and beverage industry. With the increased cost of moving goods, food and beverage companies are being forced to increase the price of their products to maintain their profit margins. But in a world of heightened competition […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Design and Planning

From demand shifts and evolving customer preferences, to new product introductions and sales strategies, volatility creates a continuously moving target for supply chain managers. But most enterprise planning systems weren’t designed to rapidly adapt to these changes—they were designed for problems that have already been solved! Supply chain professionals are left trying to patch together […]

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Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Companies need to be fully aware of global climate change conversations and how they will impact their supply chain in the near future. One of the biggest driving forces behind controlling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change is the Paris Agreement. On September 3, 2016 China and the US agreed to ratify the Paris […]

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Five Steps to Navigating Supply Chain Analytics Data Challenges

Having been in the game of supply chain analytics for so long, we’ve noticed that data is the single biggest challenge our customers and consultants encounter. Supply chain data is distributed in myriad enterprise and external databases, access to the data is limited, it’s in many different formats and structures, it’s missing important pieces and […]

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Using Modeling and Analytics to Design a Resilient Supply Chain

Supply chain optimization is a widespread term, but did you know that an optimized supply chain is not necessarily a resilient one? Seventy-four percent of businesses experienced at least one supply chain disruption in last 12 months, and 38 percent reported a loss in revenue¹. Supply chain resiliency focuses on designing your business and supply […]

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How to Recruit and Organize Supply Chain Talent to Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Potential

Recently it seems that more and more organizations are recognizing that their supply chains are a key component to the organization’s success. From the increasing adoption of a chief supply chain officer at major organizations to discussions of legislative changes, the influence of the supply chain on competitive advantage is more recognized than ever. A […]

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