HAVI releases white paper advocating for collaborative planning in supply chain management; planning to tackle industry challenges such as economic volatility, political unrest, changing legislation, labor shortages and technological advancements

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December 5, 2023 (press release) –

HAVI Publishes White Paper Advocating for Collaborative Planning as Solution to Industry Challenges

Multinational supply chain management company HAVI have recently released a new white paper making the case for Collaborative Planning as a  forward-thinking solution to many of today’s biggest challenges in the supply chain industry.

Titled “Mastering the Art and Science of Collaboration in the Era of Resilient Supply Chains”, the white paper  is a call to action for businesses to assess their existing supply chain practices and embrace Collaborative Planning to tackle industry challenges head on.

The Challenges Collaborative Planning Aims to Solve

Economic volatility, political unrest, changing legislation, labor shortages and technological advancements have hightlighted that many existing methods of supply chain planning  are no longer fit for purpose.

HAVI is now calling on companies to assess their existing practices and adopt a strategy that allows them to be much more adaptable and resilient. The white paper presents Collaborative Planning as the solution.

The Solution and Benefits of a Collaborative Planning Strategy

HAVI asserts that Collaborative Planning practices,underpinned by a more collaborative process with multiple stakeholders, will lead to reduced risks, enhanced operational efficiency with smarter data, and ultimately improvedintegrated business planning practices.

Customers benefit from better data insights to make smarter decisions, continuous supply and reliable delivery, while supply chain partners experience a more transparent and efficient collaboration model resulting in asaving in time, money and resources.

Key Highlights: Mastering the Art and Science of Collaboration in the Era of Resilient Supply Chains

  • What are the challenges of traditional Supply Chain management?
    The drawbacks of conventional supply chain practices, and the need for more transparency, clarity, mutual understanding, and meaningful connections in the industry. 
  • What is Collaborative Planning?
    Introducing Collaborative Planning as a strategic solution which bridges the gap between Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE) for a resilient supply chain.  
  • What Does the Collaborative Planning Process Involve?
    The stages of Collaborative Planning, emphasizing the importance of collective decision-making and performance analysis as well as continuous learning. 
  • Real-World Implementation: Examples proving the benefits of collaborative planning in enhancing supply chain resilience and operational efficiency, managing unforeseen risks, and ensuring business continuity. 
  • The Transformative Power of Collaborative Planning: Concluding with the positive impact of Collaborative Planning on supply chain management, advocating for a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. 

Read: Mastering the Art and Science of Collaboration in the Era of Resilient Supply Chains white paper

Advocating for Integrated Business Planning

The Collaborative Planning process outlined in the white paper represents HAVI’s evolution away from its traditional focus on restaurant-centric planning to instead encompass the broader supply chain planning spectrum, including suppliers and distribution centers.

HAVI asserts that this expansion is vital for tackling today’s major supply chain issues, such as economic volatility, political unrest, changing legislation, labor shortages and technological advancements , and how best to integrate cutting-edge technology.

About HAVI

HAVI is a global, privately owned company that connects people with ideas, data with insights, supply with demand, restaurants with deliveries and ultimately, people with the products they love. Whether we are sourcing, storing or delivering products, we bring unmatched category expertise and unrivaled operational excellence, combined with powerful digital analytics and insights. Founded in 1974, HAVI employs more than 10,000 people and serves customers in more than 100 countries. HAVI’s business units include Supply Chain, tms and Stanley. Our portfolio of businesses offers best-in-class sourcing and supply chain capabilities, brand defining marketing and promotion services and innovative consumer products. For more information, please visit HAVI.com, tmsw.com and stanley1913.com.

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