One year ago, we listed some of the things that we believe would matter today in the demand management field. To our experience, we feel that our thoughts and assumptions were right! (See blogpost here) These assumptions are confirmed when we look at what industry observers envision for the future of the [...]
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Mother Nature can be fickle and her force relentless. The hurricanes that raged through the Carribean and the Southern part of the United States are proof of the devastating power nature can have on the land and its people. After the destruction, the time to rebuild has come in these areas. For [...]
Growing your business has never been as challenging as in today's rapid evolving environment. How to differentiate from the competition? The quest for new solutions and methods to stand out of the crowd, is never-ending. One of those methods resides in the way our organizations are set up. Our experience of working with [...]
Many businesses use market data to support their planning and forecasting practices. They buy data from data providers, and then qualitatively make assumptions which should enhance their decision making processes. Now, how will you define if you are using the right data and if you are making the right assumptions? Right... that's quite an important aspect [...]
How does weather impact your sales? It's a question we all like to answer. We're end of June and summer has started and the weather has been kind to us ever since. In Belgium this led to increased sales of swimming pools and all sorts of attributes you'd wish for when the [...]
One of our recent webinars, where we discussed how you can use big data in your business forecasting processes, showed that a lot of companies out there aren't taking into account the enormous amount of external data available. The below graph shows that more than 50 % of the participants said that they were [...]
About 2 weeks ago we visited a conference in the Netherlands, the annual Supply Chain Day. Listening to the keynote speakers, it was clear that all these people were facing the same types of challenges and were looking for a way forward in a changing (digital) business landscape. A landscape where challenges are [...]
Over the past years we have seen an emerge for the use of big data in the supply chain network. Big data is being used for better understanding market tendencies, as a strategic asset. Where possible it is also used in an operational way, to improve business operations. This makes us wonder [...]