A Real-Life Supply Chain Planning Lesson Unfolds at Restoration Hardware

When you buy a new piece of furniture online, how long do you normally wait for delivery? I am not talking about one with custom fabric or a special order.

I’m guessing you’d be pretty thrilled to see your furniture arrive in less than one week. But you probably wouldn’t complain too much if it took somewhere between one and two weeks.

OK, what if your furniture provider’s website…

Revenues Sagging? Here's How to Thrive in 2016

I have the opportunity to travel the world with my job, and this has provided me with firsthand experience of the challenges facing many or our customers and prospects. I don’t know about you, but I’m not feeling great about the global economy right now.

For starters, plummeting oil prices may be a good thing for you and me at the pump, but they’re terrible for the many nations…

How Do Key Market Trends Impact Your Demand Planning?

You’ve probably read a lot lately about how to squeeze every bit of value out of your supply chain. The key principles, best practices, and insider’s secrets are all around us. 

So, for me to actually recommend another article for you, I’d have to be totally convinced that it was something you could apply to your strategy right away.

That’s exactly what I thought of The Hackett…

Best-of-Breed or ERP: What’s Your Pick for Supply Chain Planning?

Here at Demand Solutions, we’re big fans of Lora Cecere’s work on her blog, Supply Chain Shaman. Lora deserves every bit of the credit she gets for being an honest commentator on today’s leading supply chain planning solutions and strategies.

And so when Lora wrote earlier this year about the evolution of supply chain planning systems and the corresponding impact on user satisfaction,…

Supply Chain Planning: Is Trying to Do Everything Worse Than Doing Nothing?

“If you’re not getting ahead, you’re falling behind.”

This mindset pervades the world’s most competitive businesses nowadays. It’s a hard-charging, spare-no-effort approach that drives companies to new levels of performance.

Supply chain planners have embraced this attitude as much as anyone else. Their catchphrase is “constant improvement.” They seek to optimize processes continually.…