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Since the Covid-19 outbreak, manufacturers and distributors face demand and supply chain uncertainty on a scale never previously experienced. Balancing supply and demand under these…

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“Our planning is mainly day-to-day - we're reactive to a fault. We cannot seem to accurately look into the future...” This is something we hear…

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One of the most common reasons organizations struggle with strategic supply chain planning initiatives, is because they don’t fully understand the present situation. Whether you’re…

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Businesses that operate multiple warehouses or distribution centers often end up with too much stock in one location and not enough in another, with both…

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Food and beverage companies operate some of the most challenging supply chains in business. To deal with the complexity, planning tools need to be able…

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The "Moneyball' approach has had a massive impact on professional sports, and its principles are game-changing for business as well. In particular, it will have…

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Patrik Färdow - COO of Orka Foods Group talks about the challenges faced by consumer goods manufacturers, and why speed and agility are so critical…

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Gartner has recognized Optimity as a notable vendor in a recent Magic Quadrant report focused on Supply Chain Planning for midmarket enterprises*. The report refers…

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When Orkla, a Nordic food leader,  chose Optimity to transform its planning and scheduling, the customer service improvements were dramatic, and the project was easier…

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Meat producer ANZCO Foods is one of New Zealand’s biggest exporters. When the NZ$1.3bn company was looking for ways to balance a limited livestock supply…

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Snack Brands is one of Australia’s largest suppliers of snack foods, and its portfolio includes some of the nation’s favourite chips. In 2014, following a…

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We are the first to admit that Optimity isn’t right for supply chain planning for every business. It's important for us to not only demonstrate value…

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So, you and the rest of the management team have decided that you can't afford to wait any longer - it's time to execute that…

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When we talk about "Supply Chain Optimization", we are referring to the powerful mathematical modelling that is used to calculate the optimal, profitable planning solution…

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When Ron Hurley, the National Planning Manager at Legrand Australia went searching for a software solution to support a major S&OP improvement project, he found Optimity, a product…

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  While S&OP process is intended to resolve the majority of outstanding issues prior to moving to the executive S&OP review, often the reality is…

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Blog Series: Optimization in the Real World It can be a challenge to develop a schedule which enables you to balance your prioritized customer orders…

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This article challenges you to review your organization’s level of supply chain maturity, and gives you an introduction to a new framework that will help…

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Supply chain planning is always complex, but the dairy industry poses a unique set of challenges - single input producing a diverse range of outputs,…

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Getting the perfect price point to optimise overall profit is key to many businesses – especially those in the retail sector. It’s a complex science which impacts…

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The poultry industry poses particular challenges for planners – all related to “balancing the bird”. These struggles will hold relevance for anyone who needs to…

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Food Processing industries such as seafood, dairy and meat, face specific challenges – where a single input not only needs to generate multiple outputs of…

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Really, how good is your organisation's planning process? Often, because discrete areas of  a business are planning satisfactorily, it's easy to miss the effectiveness of…

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Why companies should be looking beyond MRP to Supply Chain Optimization for holistic, profit-driven planning. When first launched back in 1964, MRP was a brilliant…

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Plan och Optimity bjuder in till ett rundabordssamtal för ökat erfarenhetsutbyte och diskussioner kring hur man lyckas med sin S&OP-process. Anmäl dig här anmälan senast…

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Best-in-class planning means you know where your bottleneck is and you let the bottleneck control the material flow upstream and downstream. It’s key to understand…

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Traditional planning methodologies like MRP and APS (Advanced Planning & Scheduling) usually don’t address the specific requirements for business where you produce a large range of finished goods…

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Every company moving goods in a supply chain needs to balance delivery service, resource utilization and inventory levels. The most common planning methods used today…

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