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Tuesday 13 March 2018

The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record

John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “supply chain planning system of record,” it is essentially the one place where an organization can bring together all…

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Thursday 1 March 2018

What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 2)

Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open
Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open

Part 1 of this blog focused on Walmart’s® motivations for introducing the on-time, in-full (OTIF) mandate, but how does that affect your organization? The pace

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Wednesday 21 February 2018

What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 1)

Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open
Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open

Partners are central to the supply chain strategy at Walmart®, and Walmart has clear expectations of them. Those expectations just went up. The Bentonville, Arkansas,…

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Thursday 30 November 2017

Top Myths Around Demand Sensing

John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open

Demand sensing technology has been around for more than 15 years, yet there are still many myths around just what it is, what it does

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Thursday 31 August 2017

Your Forecast Isn’t Accurate – Is Your Inventory Optimization Solution Making Things Worse?

Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open
Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open

Inventory buffers can counteract the effects of inaccurate forecasts. But, are you setting wrong inventory targets because your inventory optimization solution doesn't understand how bad…

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Monday 7 August 2017

Four Capabilities that Will Help You Be Better Prepared for Your Next Recall

Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open
Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open

Companies whose products cater to end-consumers – especially in industries such as Consumer Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Food & Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods and Automotive –…

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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Why an Integrated Business Planning Process Cannot Be Effectively Managed Using ERP and Spreadsheets

John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open

Breaking free of spreadsheets is an important milestone in the journey to a mature integrated business planning process.

Excel is a natural starting place because…

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Tuesday 23 May 2017

Realizing Value from Order Promising

Sudy Bharadwaj
Sudy Bharadwaj, Senior Director, Value Engineering, E2open

Turning Your CFO into a Supply Chain Fan

Value measurement for solving supply chain problems has been a challenge in the past. However, the emergence…

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Monday 17 April 2017

S&OP as an Organizational Decision-Making Process

Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open
Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open

"S&OP is dead," the caller said. This unsettled me – “Are lead-times dead, too?” I wondered. I had to find out.

Work is changing –…

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Monday 3 April 2017

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package

Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open
Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open

Effective February 2017, Walmart is requiring its suppliers to meet either a same-day or two-day shipping window instead of its previous four-day window. It has also…

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Thursday 30 March 2017

E2open and Steelwedge Join Forces: Analyst Reaction to our Vision for Collaborative S&OP

E2open
E2open

It has been a little over a month since E2open acquired Steelwedge and the media and analyst receptions to the announcement have been extremely strong. It’s…

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Friday 17 March 2017

How E2open’s Scalable DSR Platform Delivers a Competitive Advantage for CPG Companies

Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open
Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open

In late 2016, E2open acquired Orchestro, a leading provider of Demand Signal Repository (DSR) technology and preemptive analytics for retail and omnichannel fulfillment. Orchestro’s data,…

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Tuesday 31 January 2017

A Moment of Reflection for the New Year

John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
John Lash, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open

Each January, the pundits are abuzz with talk about the new food trends for the year. Whether it’s antibiotics, sugar levels, food waste, GMO-labeling or cauliflower…

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Friday 20 January 2017

The Journey to a Customer-Driven Supply Chain

Patrick Lemoine, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
Patrick Lemoine, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open

A Challenging Planning Environment

For consumers, the world of electronics is full of exciting new gadgets. For the companies involved in designing, manufacturing, and bringing…

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Monday 12 December 2016

Removing the Bullwhip Effect Across the Network

Pawan Joshi, Senior Vice President, Products & Strategy, E2open
Pawan Joshi, Senior Vice President, Products & Strategy, E2open

In 1961, Jay Forrester formalized the recognition of the bullwhip effect in his book titled, Industrial Dynamics. 55 years later, companies still struggle to…

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