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The Quantitative Supply Chain represents a novel and disruptive perspective on the optimization of supply chains. It can be seen as a refoundation of many supply chain practices, in particular regarding inventory forecasting, and has been built to make the most of the latest statistical approaches and vast computing resources that are available nowadays.
This perspective has emerged at Lokad, a software company founded by Joannes Vermorel. Lokad mixes data analysis with machine learning, cloud computing and supply chain expertise in order to optimize supply chains in a rational and quantitative way, so that the business and financial impacts of every decision are properly quantified. His experience at Lokad has given Joannes Vermorel the opportunity to study and analyze the methods, challenges and performances of dozens of companies all over the world.
This book is intended for supply chain executives and managers who want their supply chains to perform more, faster and with less resources. It caters to those who, ultimately, want to be more in control of their supply chain, with a more precise idea of what their decisions entail. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the insights, methodologies and tools that have been gathered under the Quantitative Supply Chain umbrella.
The first part of this book covers the general concepts associated with the Quantitative Supply Chain. It outlines how this perspective differs from the classic supply chain perspective, and sheds lights on the core insights. The second part of this book provides hands-on materials to implement a Quantitative Supply Chain initiative. It leverages Lokad as a programmatic platform tailored for Quantitative Supply Chain purposes.
We’ve been using Lokad daily for over 2 years to calculate our sales prices. It’s a tailored solution, especially given that our combined catalogs take in to account the 20 countries where we operate. It has really helped us to take our ability to generate value via our pricing to a whole new level. As well as being very powerful, Lokad’s solution gives us speed and reactivity, two elements that have become essential for any e- commerce.
Now 70% of our turnover and all the growth is through ecommerce. I started to think about a purchase suggestion system to enhance/automate our purchase flows. I was planning to build it myself but realized that these guys made exactly what I was looking for - but way better! we use the service on a daily basis to optimize and make purchase decisions. Lokad is not replacing the purchase managers but enhances the capacity and provides most valuable insights to make their work efficient and accurate.
Lokad brings a new tool to the table, one that is both powerful and innovative. But on top of that, Lokad has shared with Air France Industries its expertise in inventory optimization and Supply Chain management, thus bringing not only a complimentary IT solution but also a real consulting expertise, which our teams can rely on.
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Stochastic Optimization of Supply Chain Decisions - Ep 156
In a discussion between Lokad's CEO, Joannes Vermorel, and Head of Communication, Conor Doherty, the importance of stochastic optimization and probabilistic forecasting in supply chain management is emphasized. Vermorel explains the concept of stochasticity, where the loss function is uncertain, a common occurrence in supply chain scenarios. He outlines the three ingredients of mathematical optimization':' variables, constraints, and the loss function, and explains that in stochastic optimization, the loss function is not deterministic but randomized. Vermorel also discusses the scalability issues of mathematical optimization techniques for supply chain, which have been a roadblock for four decades. He concludes by emphasizing that stochastic optimization is a crucial aspect often overlooked in supply chain textbooks.
AI chatbot for supply chains and Lokad
Lokad’s own digital assistant has been trained as a supply chain expert. This chatbot has been trained based on the bulk of Lokad’s own supply chain materials. Access to this chatbot is provided free of charge, courtesy of Lokad.
A day to day exhibition of Lokad usage in a MRO company (with Rodrigo Pineda)
In a conversation revealing the intricacies of aviation MRO supply chain management, Baptiste Miceli of Lokad and Rodrigo Pineda of MRO Holdings discussed the challenges of standardizing inventory planning across diverse operations. Pineda detailed efforts to harmonize procurement strategies and risk management for MRO Holdings, emphasizing the need for profitability in their standalone operations. Lokad's tailored software solutions aided in creating a unified material planning process, despite the volatility of demand in the MRO industry. Their event-based forecasting provided a clearer prediction model, leading to satisfaction and a commitment to ongoing improvement in managing the ever-changing supply chain landscape.
Traditional Jobs vs AI in Supply Chain - Ep 155
Join us for a special live episode of LokadTV (with audience Q&A) where Joannes Vermorel (Lokad CEO) will discuss the honest impact of AI on supply chain jobs. You can submit your questions at any point during the discussion! Just like sabermetrics signaled the demise of traditional baseball management, AI will automate an enormous amount of the tasks currently performed by humans in inventory management. As an early adopter of AI in supply chain, Lokad is in a unique position to comment on this important transition (and how to prepare for it).