Attributes define properties of products, suppliers, processes, customers, orders, regions, factories, and characteristics of every element of your supply chain. Given the importance of attributes in every aspect of planning, from demand planning to supply planning and even factory planning and S&OP, Attribute-Based Planning technique has lent itself to a major breakthrough in implementing planning solutions. In the absence of attributes, SKUs will increase exponentially and supply chain models would become very complex to represent. Furthermore, attributes can be used in a unique way as dynamic constraints, defined by the users, throughout the entire supply chain. This is a very powerful tool to mold your supply chain engine to represent the reality of your operations without having to do scripting and coding. As your supply chain changes the model changes and grows with it, making sure that you are working with an accurate and realistic model of your supply chain.
Join Supply Chain Insights’ Lora Cecere and Adexa for an in depth discussion of why Attributes are so critical and can drastically lower your cost of ownership of a supply chain planning solution and support your operations on an on-going basis without any additional cost as your business changes.
ABOUT LORA CECERE:
As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery.
She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience. She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group prior to the launch of her own research firm Supply Chain Insights in February 2012. Supply Chain Insights is focused on bringing unique insights to supply chain visionaries through open content, innovative research, monthly webinars, public training and an annual event, Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future.
She is a prolific writer. Lora contributes to this blog 1-3 times a week while actively maintaining a blogging presence as a LinkedIn Influencer and contributing to Forbes. She also writes regular columns for Consumer Goods Technology and CSCMP Quarterly Review.
Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestlé).
Publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, Inc., Forbes, Information Week, ComputerWorld, Financial Times, Supply Management Review and Consumer Goods Technology frequently seek Lora’s point of view.