Supply Chain Planning Trade-Offs: A Snack Food Industry Success Story

A River Logic customer was unable to meet demand for their most profitable product because they were working with constrained capacity. They had no visibility into their supply chain planning trade-offs, were wrangling 20+ spreadsheets to create plans, and missing out on major profit opportunities. Since adopting River Logic, hundreds of thousands in cost savings per week have been uncovered.

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Optimize Supply and Demand Alignment Through Demand Shaping

An organization’s ability to align supply and demand is one of the most important measures on profitability. In a perfect world, demand would always meet the supply and supply would always meet the demand. Unfortunately, there are constant fluctuations in the demand and supply dynamics.

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Replacing Humans with Artificial Intelligence: It’s a Good Thing

Since the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) came to be, humanity has debated the ethics and morals of creating artificial beings that dwarf human intelligence. Despite the debate, researchers continue to plug away, further expanding and applying it to a wide range of industries. In recent years and as the market continues to trend toward information dominance, AI is more and more being applied to Supply Chain Management (SCM).

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Applying Price and Revenue Optimization for Demand Shaping

In our first post on optimizing supply and demand through demand shaping, we expanded upon the traditional definition of demand shaping to mean a process where the optimal demand and supply decisions are made by using all available supply and demand information.

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Next Generation Demand Optimization for Manufacturing

Technology has come a very long way in the last 150 years. From the seeds of industrialization in the late 1800s to the assembly-lines of the early 1900s, to robotic technology and computational technology and now to the international computer conferencing and communication via the Internet. Each of these steps have had an end goal of increasing profits by optimizing the manufacturing process (or parts of the process, at least). Today, manufacturing is no different — optimization across the enterprise is arguably the most important goal.

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