Supply Chain Science


Mar 31, 2022

Data Aggregation and Forecasting

When it comes to demand forecasting, there is an incredible diversity of methods and levels of data aggregation that are used. Some companies forecast on a daily basis whilst others on weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. Some forecast at the SKU level whilst others at the category level. How does one choose the right level of data aggregation?

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Jan 19, 2022

Dynamic Supply Chains (with Dr. John Gattorna)

In this episode we are joined by Dr. John Gattorna, one of the most respected supply chain thought leaders in the world and whose work has influenced many of today’s leading corporations. We discuss the importance of a supply chain strategy that aligns with a ‘customer first’ approach, the evolution (or devolution) of supply chains in the last century, and whether software advancements that were designed to speed up internal processes have also contributed to slowing them down.

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Dec 1, 2021

Copycats in Supply Chain

The supply chain industry is driven by buzzwords. A decade ago, cloud computing and probabilistic forecasts were not associated with the supply chain industry. Now (2021) it is the talk of the industry, alongside AI,blockchain and machine learning. Vendors are quick to keep up to date and adapt with these trends.

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Jul 7, 2021

How many SKUs should a Supply Chain Planner manage

With modern companies providing increasingly large catalogues and technology facilitating easier stock management, a modern Supply Chain Planner must spin many plates. That's why for this episode of LokadTV we're asking':' how many SKUs should a Supply Chain Planner manage? And just how many is too many?

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Jun 23, 2021

Forecast Value Added

Much like the saying, "a problem shared is a problem halved", Forecast Value Added is a management technique that simplifies a forecast by splitting it into manageable chunks. On this episode of LokadTV, we discuss just how well this works and why decomposing a forecast can actually lead to more difficult decisions.

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Jun 16, 2021

Bureaucratic core of supply chain

With 95% of the world's supply chains existing in companies of over 1000 employees, organizations must use a complex network of systems and processes. For this episode of LokadTV, we're going to discuss just how bureaucratic these organizations are and what we can do to make supply chain practitioners more efficient.

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