Category Archives: Downstream data

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Give New Answers to Bridget

By | Demand, Demand driven, Demand sensing, Demand shaping, Downstream data, Social supply chains, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Insights Community | No Comments

It was a stuffy, hot day, and I found myself sitting by Bridget. The supply chain team was attempting to explain their demand-driven project. They were asking for funding; and Bridget, the treasurer, was not buying the message. On my way back to the train, I struggled with what had just happened. I had worked hard to teach the team—presenting how to talk the language of demand —but it was not…

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What Do We Do Now About Planning?

By | Big data supply chains, Demand, Downstream data, Market-Driven | 5 Comments

“What did you learn?” asked the client. I smiled and reflected. It was a thought-provoking question. The ROI study on supply chain planning was completed. We were reviewing the data that is showcased in the blog post Three Questions People are Afraid to Ask.  The data is clear: best-of-breed supply chain planning solutions are faster to implement, have a better ROI and yield higher satisfaction than planning systems from ERP providers….

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Dreaming of Clouds, Lakes and Streams

By | Big data supply chains, Downstream data, Market-Driven | 2 Comments

 It is morning in Chicago. I crave coffee. The sun shines brightly out the window, but the noisy city is quiet. My mind is moving to the click-clack of my keyboard on this quiet morning. I cannot sleep. It is hard to quiet an unquiet mind. Somewhere deep inside me is the need to write this post. Yesterday, I spoke at the Eye for Transport conference on the Big Data opportunity in…

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The Third Act

By | Demand, Downstream data, Market-Driven | No Comments

An antagonist (from Greek ἀνταγωνιστής – antagonistēs , “opponent, competitor, enemy, rival”, from anti- “against” + agonizesthai “to contend for a prize,”) is a character, group of characters, or institution that represents the opposition against which the protagonist , or main character, must contend. In other words, an antagonist is a person or a group of people who oppose the main character(s).  Wikipedia The stage is set. We are now in the third…

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