An S&OP Expert Interview Series by Niels Van Hove

by Shannon Kearns on Dec 02, 2016

Over the last month, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and Supply Chain expert Niels Van Hove has published a series of expert interviews on his blog, Supply Chain Trend. The goal was to understand where S&OP stands today and...

Optimization: What is Old is New Again

by Nari Viswanathan on Nov 17, 2016

Optimization and Operations Research have been around for the past 60-70 years, with their origin in World War II. However, in the past optimization has always been in the realm of specialist knowledge with a niche focus. It is...

CFO and CSCO: Better Together

by River Logic on Nov 02, 2016

In many organizations – even very well-run ones – there often seems to be an innate strain between the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO). While many companies try to gloss over the differences,...

The Future of Spreadsheets in the Office of Finance

by River Logic on Oct 27, 2016

It may seem like yesterday to some old timers, or the just the distant past to more recent newcomers, but spreadsheets haven't really been around for that long. In fact, for all practical purposes, the first one (Excel) was only...

Automotive Spare Parts Business: Business Challenges and Supply Chain Excellence Strategies

by Ashutosh Bansal on Oct 18, 2016

Great news for our readers in the Automotive Spare Parts Industry! Our partners at GitaCloud recently wrote an article on supply chain and the automotive industry. Below is a brief excerpt of the blog post. The full post can be...

How To: Diffusing the Tension Between CFOs and CIOs

by River Logic on Oct 11, 2016

According to a Gartner study, 45 percent of CIOs report directly to the CFO, rather than to the CEO or COO of their company. This can lead to conflicts, as CFOs don't always understand the needs of the IT department. The following...