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inventory optimization

My Take: LLamasoft Buys Barloworld Supply Chain Software

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Today LLamasoft announced the acquisition of the Barloworld CAST and Optimiza assets for an undisclosed sum of money. This announcement closely follows the September 29th press release about $50 million Series B financing with affiliates of Goldman Sachs & Co.  This is LLamasoft’s second acquisition within a year. (LLamasoft acquired the LogicTools assets from IBM in the spring of 2015.) Here I pen a quick post on what I think this means for the…

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Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

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When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds. Executive after executive laments they have purchased many technologies, and sponsored many projects to reduce inventories, but they are not seeing results.  I have been studying the evolution of inventory technologies as an industry analyst since 2002. This week, I published an in-depth analysis on the topic. In this post, I share my reflections along with seven…

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Epitaph

By | Demand, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Supply sensing | No Comments

epitaph n.  An inscription on a tombstone in memory of the one buried there.  A brief literary piece commemorating the deceased. A final judgment on a person or thing.   Here lies EIEIO, EIO, MEIO, DIO, Powerchain and all of their descendants. At the beginning of the third decade of supply chain management, a new class of applications was born. They were born from well-intentioned, bright professors from great schools —Boston College, Carnegie Mellon, and Massachusetts Institute of…

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