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Supply Chain Optimization explained Optimity

Why Supply Chain Optimization is the only way to plan

This post explains how supply chain optimization works, why it’s superior to traditional planning approaches, and the benefits that await those who embrace it.

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Supply Chain Resilience - definition

With volatility here to stay, supply chain planning is all about resilience

It was only a year ago that business leaders and investors were trying to anticipate the next twist in the US-China trade negotiations. Meanwhile, in Europe, all eyes were on the UK-EU Brexit negotiations. Then came the pandemic...

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Machine Learning & Optimization in Supply Chain Planning - Optimity Software

Machine learning drives more accurate forecasting and better planning

Optimity's Pontus Stefanson discusses how Machine Learning is driving optimized decision-making and better forecasting in Supply Chain Effect Magazine

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Sales & Operations Planning with Optimity Software

Supply chain planners - why is it so hard to let go of planning spreadsheets?

Spreadsheets are still widely used in supply chain planning and many planners rely solely on Excel. With so much to gain in terms of business performance and competitiveness, why is it so hard for companies to leave their spreadsheets behind and make the switch to a modern planning solution?

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Supply Chain Planning for the food & beverage - Optimity Software-Bakery

10 things food and beverage companies should look for when choosing a planning tool

Food and beverage companies operate some of the most challenging supply chains in business. We’ve compiled a list of must-have capabilities for your planning solution.

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How to 'Moneyball' your Supply Chain

Moneyball is one of those “true story” baseball movies, and a great one at that. But it’s not about baseball – it’s about data – and about using data in the right way to get an incredible outcome. The “Moneyball’ philosophy has had a massive impact on professional sports, and the principles will be game-changing for business as well, and in particular will have a profound impact on how you manage and plan your supply chain.

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Production Scheduling with Optimity Software

Balancing make-to-stock and make-to-order

Trying to find the balance between customer orders and managing your bottlenecks to avoid scheduling gaps? Find out how optimization will help you get it right.

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Supply Chain Planning for the dairy industry - Optimity Software

Best Practice Planning for the Dairy Industry

This post takes a close look at supply chain planning in the dairy industry. Find out about best practices and how to turn the dairy industry's unique planning challenges into a competitive advantage.

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Supply Chain Planning for the Poultry Industry Optimity

5 Considerations for "Balancing the Bird"

This post discusses the use of supply chain optimization in the poultry industry and a best practice for "Balancing the Bird". The post is also relevant to any business looking to optimize the use of a single input.

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Planning for profit in the food processing industry

A well-executed Integrated Business Planning process can bring significant benefits to the food processing industry. Find out what's involved.

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2 Key Symptoms of a Broken Planning Process

Is your planning process doing what it's supposed to? This post looks at two common symptoms of a broken planning process.

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