Great supply chain reads for the holidays

New Year 2014 sign. 3d illustrationAs I wrap things up for the year, it dawned on me that 2013 has been an enlightening year in the world of technology and supply chain. Delivery drones, 3D printing and big data are making headlines these last few months. It makes me look forward to what 2014 has in store.

Before the year ends, I thought it would be a good idea to comb through the Quintiq blog and pull out some of our most popular and thought-provoking posts for 2013:


Read on to find out what each blog post has to offer:

Centralized supply chain planning: Busting the myths

Centralized supply chain planning certainly has a lot to offer. But how can you tell if it’s really the best option for your business? Quintiq COO, Arjen Heeres shares his insights in a two-part blog series.

Supply chain optimization: 3 tips you shouldn’t ignore

It’s tempting to assume that supply chain optimization is simply a matter of ‘getting it right’ and flipping the switch. The problem is that ‘getting it right’ is never simple because reality isn’t simple. Discover three tips you shouldn’t ignore in supply chain optimization from, Arjen Heeres.

Who wants to become a demand-forecasting expert?

Improving your demand forecast is one of the best things you can do for your sales and operations planning (S&OP). Learn how you can become a demand-forecasting expert in this two-part blog series.

The missing piece of the profit economy isn’t ERP

You might be looking for supply chain improvements in the wrong places. Discover the missing piece of your profit economy with insights from Quintiq CEO, Victor Allis.

Employee scheduling KPIs: Are yours missing in action?

How good are your schedules? Do you settle for feasible employee schedules or are you able to meet your most significant business goals? Arjen Heeres, gives his take on what defines ‘good’ schedules.

With that, I leave you to curl up and enjoy reading our blog posts of 2013. There is more to come in 2014. Subscribe to the Quintiq blog so you don’t miss out on valuable insights, stories and practical tips in supply chain planning and optimization.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

What’s your supply chain resolution for 2014? Let us know in your comment below or drop us a tweet @Quintiq.

Sriyani Rao

About Sriyani Rao

I'm a community specialist for Quintiq, a job that makes for an interesting ice breaker! I learn new things everyday on this job; it’s a constant experiment when it comes to doing engagement on social media. My role is to help spread the message that when it comes to supply chain optimization and planning, Q’s the word!