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Demand Planning? Why not ask the Archaeologists?

By Howard Roddie, FuturMaster Senior Supply Chain Consultant (@HowardRoddie)

Not too long ago I was wandering around some ruins in Rome and I was struck by how similar the job of an archaeologist is to forecast modelling.  489 more words

Supply Chain

The Disciplines of Business-IT Engagement

Engagement is a term often used when discussing the relationship between an IT organization and the business units it serves. It’s interesting (and amusing!) to look at the many meanings ascribed to the verb, “engage” ( 863 more words

IT Management

What contract should Uber offer its drivers?

Part of the beauty of Uber is that the payment process is all automated. Once your ride is complete, the firm bills the credit card they have on file, minimizing the time it takes to wrap up your trip; there is no fussing over payments and tips with the driver. 749 more words

Demand Management

How far is innovation driving consumer demand?

It is becoming decidedly clear that this year innovation is to be one of the key drivers for changes in consumer demand.  Most notably, app-based technology and e-commerce is leading the way in making the retail experience more and more convenient.  301 more words

Supply Chain

FMCG Demand Signalling doesn't have to be rocket science....

By Howard Roddie, FuturMaster Senior Supply Chain Consultant (@HowardRoddie)

A few years ago I sat next to a very loud recruitment executive on a train.  652 more words

Supply Chain Management

Playing games with restaurant reservations

Imagine that you are a service provider and you have two ways of reaching customers. One way has you selling directly to customer while the other goes through a middleman and requires paying a commission. 933 more words