Predict the Unpredictable

Predict the Unpredictable

Back in 2020, nearly every business in the world felt the impact of COVID-19 on their business, in one way or another, making the need for accurate planning and forecasting even greater.  Sales and operations planning, S&OP, is a vital process for any company...
Re-thinking Retail: The Opportunity for Wholesalers

Re-thinking Retail: The Opportunity for Wholesalers

The phrase “COVID has changed nothing but accelerated everything” has been used many times, across all aspects of life. It has been particularly apt with retail.   Prolonged periods of lockdown have accelerated shifts to online channels in every product category.   It...
Those Who Plan Together, Stick Together

Those Who Plan Together, Stick Together

Manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers face a number of challenges as 2021 closes.  But facing down challenge is nothing new for anyone who has lived through the last 2 years. What firms have had to do out of necessity during the toughest of times shows us the...
The Environmental Case for Optimization

The Environmental Case for Optimization

Climate change and sustainability is increasingly becoming a central element of commercial decision making. In June 2019, the UK parliament passed legislation requiring the government to reduce the UK’s net emissions of greenhouse gases by 100% relative to 1990 levels...