The inexorable force of digitization is reshaping the 3PL marketplace, with new alliances and partnerships reflecting that trend as never before. Warehousing and freight brokerages, meanwhile, are sectors of constant reinvention. Armstrong & Associates research indicates that one other ongoing development is also a game changer: global trade tensions and disruptions. "We are going to be taking a long view on how trade agreements will play out, and what their impact will have on logistics managers with their planning and forecasting budgets," says Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates.
The tendering and bidding season has begun. However, due to the lack of reliable data and multiple bidding rounds, the tendering process can become long and cumbersome. This may not leave you with enough time and resources to focus on what really matters in your supply chain
Proper supply chain management necessitates anticipating demand, limiting risk, and smoothing inventory management to avoid shortages or over-ordering. Demand forecasting and material requirements planning (MRP) are processes that can assist you in anticipating and mitigating supply chain delays and ensuring that customer demands are met without interruption.
During this webinar, we will discuss and demonstrate how having the right forecasting and MRP tools in place, as part of your overall ERP strategy for your manufacturing business, can work together to strengthen your supply chain management.
Supply chain planning has never been more complicated. Between an explosion in demand signals from POS, CRM and social media and an increase in the number of functional planners, custom applications and segmentation of processes, traditional S&OP processes are struggling to keep up. Join A.T. Kearney partner Michael Hu for a discussion on how Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) are emerging as new tools that can lead to breakthroughs in supply chain planning.