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Boots Storybook ===> Supply Planning. Managed.

Supply Planning. Managed. See the Proof. How O8 improved supply planning for a leading health, beauty, and pharmaceutical manufacturer. Although weekly promotional volatility causes peaks and valleys in customer demand, in most cases historical demand is actually...

DDMRPII™ vs DRP/MRP ===> Bring Demand-Driven Supply Chains to Life.

DDMRPII™ vs DRP/MRP Bringing Demand-Driven Supply Chains to Life O8 DDMRPII™ (End-to-end supply planning and execution) delivers objectives more effectively than DRP or MRP Key inventory management objectives: To deliver 99% fill rate and service level with minimal...
DDI Compliant – Alignment with industry standards

DDI Compliant – Alignment with industry standards

Is Orchestr8 DDI Compliant? How does Orchestr8 comply or align with popular demand-driven methodologies and frameworks? Orchestr8 is not DDI compliant. In fact, we believe DDI compliance actually hinders Demand Driven Sales and Operations methodology and alignment...

Q: How do I do demand forecasting through the lockdown?

Q: How do I do demand forecasting through the lockdown?

A> Many of the demand forecasting challenges listed below are symptomatic of forecast driven planning in general, it is just that the scale of the current issue has thrown light on the problem. The following issues are always a problem with any forecast-driven...

The Human Side of Supply Planning

The Human Side of Supply Planning

If it wasn’t for humans, the supply chain would work perfectly. Technology will solve the problem. Easy, simple, painless. Then for color and garnish, throw in keywords like artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and suddenly, all problems are solved...

Fixing the Basics of Supply Chain Management

Fixing the Basics of Supply Chain Management

by Richard D. Cushing Philip Ribbins, founder of Orchestr8, has a passion for improving supply chains and for helping companies improve the ROI (return on investment) from their supply chains. In a recent interview, he expressed some of his concerns. Ribbins began by...

All DDMRP Solutions Are Not Created Equal

All DDMRP Solutions Are Not Created Equal

by Richard D. Cushing DDMRP (Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning) is a term popularized and promoted by the Demand Driven Institute (DDI). Chad Smith and Carol Ptak, co-founders of the DDI, have written several books on the topic of DDMRP, including Orlicky’s...

What Makes DDMRP Solutions So Effective?

What Makes DDMRP Solutions So Effective?

Dec 8th, 2017 by Richard D. Cushing “I think most [supply chain executives] are under financial pressure because so much working capital gets tied up in inventory…, and much of it is inventory they don’t really need. It’s the wrong stuff.” That’s what Raymond Brown,...

Costly Chaos

Costly Chaos

Jul 20th, 2017 by Ashley Wilcock I was speaking with the planning manager at one of our clients recently about a challenge they are working through, related to a massive increase in demand on one part of the business in the short term. Of course, this type of...

Orchestr8 go live with British Telecom

Orchestr8 go live with British Telecom

Orchestr8 has successfully completed a large project in Europe for British Telecom as part of the corporation’s change in strategy. BT has now adopted a demand driven approach for everything from delivering home broadband equipment and set top boxes to parts for...

The World is Changing

The World is Changing

Mar 16th, 2017 by Ashley Wilcock Regardless of who you are, customers lie at the centre of your universe. We are living in a world of people empowered by choice. This combined with an austere economic climate requires businesses to deliver higher service levels at a...

Christmas is Coming! (again…)

Christmas is Coming! (again…)

Jan 13th, 2017 by Ashley Wilcock Well here we are, into the second week of 2017. Christmas but a memory already and those New Year resolutions you swore you’d stick to look like a worse idea each day… It’s also the time when some will need to start looking at how...

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