Category: Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain in Post-Pandemic Healthcare

Demand Planning in the Healthcare Industry Demand forecasting in healthcare delivery networks has been a topic of conversation for more than a decade but hasn’t been deemed “mission critical.” Because the demand planning concept in healthcare is so new, executives must learn from other industries’ supply chain leaders for a view into what a successful […]

How HR Management and Supply Chain Management are similar…

Introduction Human Resources Management and Supply Chain Management are very similar: From the ebb and flows of demand in hiring to the ebbs and flows of candy needed at Halloween or the number of toys cranked out around the holidays. Human Resources (HR), like supply chain, handles a chain of interrelated departments with many different […]

Plantensive Partners with Vanguard Software to Enable Supply Chain Marketplace Vision and Growth

Vanguard Predictive Planning Solution Suite to be Offered to Value-Conscious Mid-Market Customers Cary, NC. – January 20, 2021 – Plantensive, Vaco’s supply chain, retail planning and category management division, has partnered with Vanguard Software Corporation to enable the future supply chain marketplace vision and growth charted by recently named managing partners, Dan Luttner and Derek […]

The Packaging Industry Supply Chain Impacts

Packaging Industry supply chain impacts

When stocked-out shelves became a new reality in 2020, the supply chain industry as a whole was greatly impacted. Consumer behaviors and habits shifted in ways that no one could have foreseen last year. Stay-at-home orders were put in place, which resulted in more home-cooked meals and canned items in higher demand. Aluminum shortages resulted […]

Safety Stock Is No Accident

Safety stock amount is at best an afterthought, and at worst something rarely planned appropriately. The fact is, safety stock is one of the most important settings in any supply chain.  Not only does it mitigate risk, it’s also the best opportunity to increase your customer service while simultaneously reducing your inventory costs.  While forecasts […]

A Quick-Hit Case Study: CPG Warehouse Consolidation Planning

CHALLENGE A key component of a top tier supply chain is an efficient warehouse network that places the right product at the right place at the right time to meet customer demand.  Balancing the available space in multiple small regional warehouses against the forecasted order pattern and the minimum production batches on slow moving items […]