Entries Categorized as 'Demand Sensing and Shaping'
by Matt Davis | December 10, 2012 | Comments Off
Pharma. High Tech. Apparel. Consumer Products. Med Devices. Agrochemical. Heavy Equipment. Even Retailers and Grocers. All working on supply chain segmentation. Over the last two years, I’ve watched as supply chain has shifted out of first gear on segmentation initiatives. If we’re going to call it a bandwagon, let’s just say that it’s starting to get [...]
Category: AMR Supply Chain Top 25 Demand Sensing and Shaping Supply Chain Segmentation Tags: demand-driven, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Segmentation, supply chain top 25
by Matt Davis | December 14, 2011 | 2 Comments
Occasionally in my work with clients, I will say some jargon that clearly does not register. And in an effort to clarify, I always try to think of a better way to explain that just providing a definition. So for you all you hybrid business geeks / movie buffs, here are my thoughts on some ways we [...]
Category: AMR Supply Chain Top 25 Demand Sensing and Shaping Supply Chain Risk Management Tags: Supply Chain
by Matt Davis | December 12, 2011 | Comments Off
10 years ago I was watching TV and saw a commercial for a dish soap that had a website link at the bottom of the ad. I thought, “Why the heck would I go to their website to look at soap? Nuts.” It seemed bizarre. Now, weblinks in commercials are a mainstay. In fact, demand management [...]
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Original Solutions Orchestrator OSO Solutions Provider Tags: Digital Supply Chain, High Tech, Original Solutions Orchestrator, OSO, Supply Chain
by Matt Davis | June 8, 2011 | 1 Comment
I am at Axeda’s annual Connexion conference which brings together users, practitioners, analysts and providers in the M2M (machine-to-machine) / connected products ecosystem and found an interesting outcome of connecting the physical, digital and data networks of supply chain fulfillment: on-demand ice cream… with toppings no less. MooBella (www.MooBella.com) is showcasing machines that enable the user [...]
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Tags: Connected Products, Digital Supply Chain, M2M
by Matt Davis | May 23, 2011 | Comments Off
We are only a week away from our annual Supply Chain Executive conference in Scottsdale. The content for this year is quite exciting and we are all looking forward to the reveal of the 2011 Supply Chain Top 25. The conference has been a hot topic with clients so I wanted to provide more details. [...]
Category: AMR Supply Chain Top 25 Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Emerging Markets Supply Chain Risk Management Tags: AMR, AMR Supply Chain Top 25, Gartner Supply Chain Conference, Global Logistics, Logistics, Operations Management
by Matt Davis | February 22, 2011 | Comments Off
Some big earnings announcements have CEO’s talking supply chain… and have me reflecting on a completed FY11. In doing so, I began to think about who may make the list on the AMR Supply Chain Top 25. To get some insights, I sat down to interview Debra Hofman who runs the annual research in this area.
Category: AMR Supply Chain Top 25 Demand Sensing and Shaping Tags: AMR Supply Chain Top 25, Debra Hofman, Global Logistics, Logistics, Operations Management
by Matt Davis | February 16, 2011 | 1 Comment
For Jeopardy fans like myself, the last two nights of play have been quite different than the traditional matches. Not just because all time champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter have returned, but more because they are playing against a computer named Watson. Watson can “read” questions, interpret meanings, find natural language relationships and answer questions with a range of confidence intervals… all in the form of a question, of course. So what if Watson ran your supply chain?
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Tags: Jeopardy, Pattern Based Strategy, Social Media, Supply Chain, Watson
by Matt Davis | December 21, 2010 | Comments Off
The GoogleTV was supposed to be a feature of the huge Consumer Electronics Show in January, but general consumer disastisfaction with the current product is causing a delay in it’s release. While this has an impact on Google’s supply chain, many other manufacturer’s will be impacted by the delay as well.
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Tags: Consumer Electronics, Google TV, GoogleTV Delay, High Tech, Supply Chain
by Matt Davis | October 25, 2010 | 2 Comments
For those of you who use manual razors, how many times have you declared this time as the last time you’re paying $25 for a pack of replacement razors? And yet, four weeks later, we all do it again. It’s commonly known as the “razor blade model.” Give away the razor at cost and make [...]
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Tags: Android, Digital Supply Chain, Google, Smartphone
by Matt Davis | October 21, 2010 | Comments Off
After a whirlwind of conversation at Symposium, I am both reflecting on those conversations as well as getting back to speed with current events. The theme from both is a concern about social software and internet rights to privacy. Applications of social media platforms for supply chain demand management and the ability to tap into the digital consumer [...]
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Tags: Demand Sensing and Shaping, Digital Consumer, Digital Supply Chain, Social Media, Supply Chain, Symposium