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April 2021 Newsletter

Your monthly round-up of influential business and supply chain planning content.

  • News
Blog Introducing the New Vanguard Website
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Introducing the New Vanguard Website

We are excited to announce the new Vanguard website. Check out our updated look, new customer success stories, and content that reflects our growing, end-to-end supply chain planning platform.

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
  • MEIO
  • News
  • Supply Chain
Blog What Manufacturing Supply Chains Should Expect in 2021
Blog

What Manufacturing Supply Chains Should Expect in 2021 

Manufacturing supply chains took a hit in 2020 due to COVID-19. We expect to see four trends in 2021 as manufacturers adjust to these new realities.

  • Manufacturing
  • Spare Parts & MRO
  • Supply Chain
Blog Supply Chain Cost Optimization
Blog

Supply Chain Cost Optimization

Supply chain cost accounts for a significant percentage of the final product cost. Successful supply chain cost optimization requires the use of collaborative solutions such as S&OP and IBP supported by advanced supply chain analytics.

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Supply Chain
Using AI to Reduce Supply Chain Risk
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Using AI to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

With comprehensive supply chain risk analysis, unlimited scenario planning, and automated decision making, planners have greater confidence in their supply chain processes with Vanguard Predictive Planning™.

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Supply Chain
Best Practices for Optimal Inventory Replenishment
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Best Practices for Optimal Inventory Replenishment

Having a clear inventory replenishment strategy is essential for organizations to avoid critical supply chain issues that result in high costs. Vanguard Predictive Planning™ helps businesses reduce excess inventory levels in the entire supply chain network through algorithmic optimization calculations and machine learning.

  • Inventory Optimization
  • MEIO
  • Supply Chain
Supply Chain Transformation with Multi Echelon Inventory Optimization
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Supply Chain Transformation with Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization

The goal of multi-echelon inventory optimization is to have the right amount of stock, at the right location, and at the right time. Vanguard’s multi-echelon inventory optimization solution balances inventories across the entire distribution network, considering the interdependencies between echelons.

  • MEIO
  • Supply Chain
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March 2021 Newsletter

Your monthly round-up of influential business and supply chain planning content.

  • News
Blog Five Supply Chain Drivers
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Five Supply Chain Drivers

These five supply chain drivers provide a useful framework for improving supply chain outcomes. Vanguard Predictive Planning™ enables companies to make informed decisions around efficiency and responsiveness within their supply chain.

  • Supply Chain
SKU Rationalization
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SKU Rationalization: What Is It and Why Is It Needed?

SKU rationalization is used to reduce the number of SKUs based on underperformance or duplication. Vanguard Predictive Planning™ enables organizations to have real-time visibility of sales and forecasts at the SKU level, creating a scalable, ongoing approach to SKU rationalization.

  • Inventory Optimization
  • Retail
  • Supply Chain
The Value in Supply Chain Flexibility
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The Value in Supply Chain Flexibility

Supply chain flexibility has immense benefits when compared to traditional supply chain management, allowing for rapid changes. The Vanguard Predictive Planning™ platform specializes in the flexibility needed to increase margins across your supply chain.

  • Supply Chain
Blog

Integrated Business Planning: The Role of the Financial Forecast: Part 2

Within this post we will focus on how the financial forecast serves as an orchestrator to drive agreement on gap-to-close actions and enable enterprise-wide decision-making.

  • Finance
  • Financial Planning & Forecasting
  • Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
Newsletter

February 2021 Newsletter

Your monthly round-up of influential business and supply chain planning content.

  • News
Blog

Integrated Business Planning: The Role of Financial Forecasts: Part 1

Financial forecasts are tightly incorporated into the IBP process, playing two distinct roles: integrator and orchestrator. This post will focus on the role financial forecasts should play in the product, demand, and supply review.

  • Finance
  • Financial Planning & Forecasting
  • Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
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The Importance of Having a Responsive Supply Chain

A responsive supply chain is critical for achieving supply chain planning success in times of both major and minor disruption. For supply chains, responsiveness means being able to have the agility to plan, monitor, and respond instantly when unexpected events occur.

  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Supply Chain
  • Supply Planning
Blog

2021 Supply Chain Predictions from Predictive Planners

There have been many supply chain changes this past year; some will last, others will not. Here are some predictions that we have for supply chains in 2021.

  • COVID-19
  • Demand Planning
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Supply Planning
Blog

The Best Gifts for Supply Chains: Resilience and Agility

By infusing their supply chains with resilience and agility, businesses can strengthen their position moving forward, ensuring that future disruptions are minimized.

  • Demand Planning
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Supply Planning
Blog

Holiday Stocking: Seasonality’s Impact on the Supply Chain

Making sure the right products are in the right place at the right time creates complexity in the supply chain when planning for seasonal demand spikes.

  • Retail
  • Supply Chain
  • Supply Planning
Blog

Improve Sales and Operations Planning with a Planning Platform

Sales and Operations Planning is a key business activity where executive teams meet to ensure each business function is aligned to balance the supply and demand.

  • Demand Planning
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Supply Planning
Blog

Proven Way to Balance Demand Planning and Supply Planning

Adopting supply chain planning software can facilitate an organization’s coordination of demand and supply planning, ensuring all contributors can access the same data through a single efficient, and accessible platform.

  • Demand Planning
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Supply Planning