Gartner's 8 Supply Chain Planning Trends You Can't Ignore

Gartner recently identified the top eight disruptive technologies most likely to impact organizational supply chains in 2018. Keep in mind, these trending technologies are scattered throughout the various stages of the Gartner Hype Cycle, which charts the development of technologies from concept to maturity and adoption. Starting with those closest to commercial viability, here are the eight supply chain trends that you can't ignore when it comes to the S&OP process.

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River Logic Noted as Major Innovator in the European Supply Chain Software

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River Logic Named in Gartner's Market Guide for Corporate Planning Applications

The Corporate Planning and Performance Management technology market space is quickly growing, with many niche players and newcomers continuing to develop solutions in the space. Unlike Supply Chain solutions, which are still largely dominated by a few major players (despite their often inferior solution offerings), the corporate planning software market is not dominated by the typical large software vendors like SAP, Oracle and IBM. 

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River Logic Announces Platinum Sponsorship at 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

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This year, we are proud to announce that we will be a Platinum Sponsor at Gartner's Supply Chain Executive Conference, held May 23-25, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Join seven of our team members — including our President, VP Partners and VP Sales — for three days of supply chain technology innovation!

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River Logic and Barkawi Partner to Deliver Operational Excellence with Prescriptive Analytics

DALLAS, March 27, 2017 -- River Logic today announced its new partnership with Barkawi Management Consultants (Barkawi), a specialized strategic and management consulting firm focusing on helping clients improve the performance of their supply chain and aftersales service operations. Barkawi's client base includes global blue chip companies such as Daimler, Siemens, Coca-Cola, and Lufthansa.

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Supply Chain Planning 2030: Prescriptive Analytics Takes a Lead Role

Figure 1. Role of Prescriptive Analytics in Next Generation Decision Support

There is a new technology revolution in the making with the explosion of Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, self-driving cars, etc., which conjures an image of large-scale automation of decisions based on real-time information. It is a vision that applies  to the supply chain planning world as well.

However, one important aspect has to be understood by everyone: the brain behind the success of a self-driving car is really the algorithms behind it that determine the best route to follow and if there are hurdles along the way (accidents, detours, etc.). The ability to recalculate the best route becomes crucial. In other words, algorithms are a key enabler of this utopian vision of high levels of automation.

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Integrated Business Planning in Pharmaceuticals: Understanding the Need

We welcome Ashutosh Bansal, Founder and CEO of GitaCloud, as a guest blogger for this two-part series on IBP in Pharma.

This is a blog post to evaluate the Pharmaceutical Industry. Specifically, we’ll be discussing its challenges in managing high complexity levels and recommended strategies to deal with them. In part one of this two-part series, I’ll review:

  • Current supply chain performance benchmarks in the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Pharmaceutical Supply Chains, in general
  • Key issues in the Pharmaceutical industry
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5 Lessons From Our Greatest Supply Chain Leaders

One of the best ways to develop skills in a specific area is to emulate the habits of people who have already attained success in that field. This is as true for supply chain management as it is for sports. The goal of this post is to examine the opinions of some of the world’s top supply chain leaders in order to empower future / up-and-coming leaders in the space.

These leaders were not chosen at random. Gartner recently released their 2016 Supply Chain Top 25 list, which ranks businesses based on the success and efficiency of their supply chains. The first three lessons come fro

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Supply Chain Sustainability: Series Re-cap

The largest, most successful companies are rapidly adopting initiatives focused on improving the sustainability of their supply chain. Among the leaders are companies like Kimberly Clark who is rolling out extensive, multi-year programs around energy and climate, fiber sourcing and responsible forest management, waste and the circular economy, corporate social compliance, etc. Such companies see the value in sustainability programs — and they'll be the ones to gain a competitive advantage for it.

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IoT in Supply Chain: Is the Hype Real?

I think we all know the answer to this one...YES, the hype is real. Over the past decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved from a concept relevant only to technology enthusiasts to something that is permeating every aspect of our society. According to Gartner, 5.5 million new devices will be connected every day in 2016, and the world will have over 20 billion connected devices by 2020!

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