VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

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Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. I will write the case studies here, and share the dialogue with the supply chain leaders in our podcast series, Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. When I first met Nick, he was driving a supply chain transformation at VTech Communications.

Supply Chain vs. Supply Chain Competition

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transaction cost economics or resource-based theory ), adapting them to a supply chain context and deriving hypotheses that are eventually tested statistically. This includes a thought piece by Rice & Hoppe (2001) and, more recently, a case study by Antai & Olson (2013). 2001). Supply Chain vs. Supply Chain: The Hype & the Reality. Supply Chain Management Review, 5 (5) http: web.mit.edu/supplychain/repository/scvssc.pdf.

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Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning


A quick scan of the Internet will yield a long list of “the biggest-ever supply chain disasters”. Would access to better supply chain and IT performance information have helped avert or mitigate these failures? Supply chain cost per unit sold.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

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I jeopardized the release date of the book by taking an extra three months to finish the Supply Chain Index work. He is trying to figure out the answer to these questions: What defines supply chain excellence? Since supply chain can be a bit boring, I made it into a narrative. Why, I thought, would Kinaxis be interested in doing a webinar on women in supply chain? Big Data Supply Chains.

Is Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain ready to meet demand?


by Ilyas Kucukcay Canada is a pioneering country when it comes to the use of cannabis for medical purposes , where it’s been available through a doctor’s prescription since 2001. So one might think Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain would already be in place. Medicinal marijuana supply chain ruled out as distribution option. Licensed producers turn to each other to support the marijuana supply chain.

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Dr. Muddassir Ahmed on Innovation in Supply Chain Education


Muddassir Ahmed is a supply chain strategist, researcher, and educator. On the fifteenth episode of Supply Chain Next, Muddassir talks with host Richard Donaldson about innovation in supply chain management, updating educational curricula, and the accessibility gap he sees in accessing instruction in supply chain best practices. ?. Supply Chain Next · 015 – Dr. Muddassir Ahmed.

Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain

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Last week, I was having breakfast with a CEO of a leading software supply chain management company. When I was an analyst in 2001, I loved speaking to him. “Lora, you write about cognitive computing often stating that it will usher in the Third Act of Supply Chain Planning. Today’s supply chain is like the Flintstone era. The example I used is RuleX/ToolsGroup partnership and the evolution of the self-correcting supply chain.

The Rewards of Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey


Now imagine you’re a $4B a year revenue company with 13,000 employees and over 15 corporate acquisitions since 2001. But they managed to not just change, but actually transform their supply chain organization in just four years. A lot of supply chain organizations find themselves in this type of situation. According to Aberdeen Group, “69% of the Best-in-Class map their ERP/MRP planning systems into a single supply chain planning system.”).

Accelerate Digitisation in the Supply Chain – Leveraging a Data-driven Approach to Optimisation – LogiSYM August 2020

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Founded in 2001, Seamless Distribution Systems (SDS) listed on the NASDAQ First North Premier are renowned for enabling the digitization of sales and distribution processes across more than 50 markets. Optimising M&M Spares Supply Chain – LogiSYM August 2020.

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How to Find Business Opportunities Amid the Coronavirus Supply Chain Crisis


Here are ideas for grasping opportunities in the midst of the Coronavirus supply chain challenges. The coronavirus’ supply chain and business impacts are being felt around the world and in our backyards: this strange time is slamming markets, causing confusion and changing patterns of normality. Apple launched the iPod in 2001 during the dot.com bubble. Why you should consider implementing a supply chain software project now.

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Resource-based Theory vs. Supply Chain Management

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There is an ongoing debate in supply chain management research about whether or not resource-based theory suggests that supply chain management can be a source of sustained competitive advantage for a firm. Among those who have denied this suggestion is Ramsay (2001) , whereas, in his recent essay, Barney (2012) has argued that SCM can, “at least in some settings”, be such a source. Theory Article Resource-Based Theory Supply Chain Management

7 Elements of Seamless Supply Chain Integration

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Seamless supply chain integration is a myth or reality? Literature Review Supply chain integration has been around as early as 1989. Stevens who was a senior managing consultants at Peat Marwick McLintock in London published the article called " Integrating the Supply Chain " in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.

The Supply Chain of the Past

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Why Inbound Logistics decided to re-publish Strikepoint, a fictional logistics novella originally published in 2001

[Video] Sanofi Genzyme trends in pharmaceutical supply chains


Check out the video below as well as links to other supply chain practitioner and Kinaxis executive interviews. Merging two companies is seldom easy, but it’s even more difficult when their supply chains are highly dissimilar, says Jim Calarese, director of supply chain systems at Sanofi Genzyme. The pharmaceutical company is the result of a takeover by Sanofi in 2001. ” No pharmaceutical supply chain is without its challenges.

7 Elements of Seamless Supply Chain Integration

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Seamless supply chain integration is a myth or reality? Literature Review Supply chain integration has been around as early as 1989. Stevens who was a senior managing consultants at Peat Marwick McLintock in London published the article called " Integrating the Supply Chain " in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Good-Night "Eddy" Miller

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Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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The WannaCry Cyberattack: Another Warning for Supply Chain Executives

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It echoes the title of my post from last September: “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”. (I Friday’s cyberattack involved a ransomware virus called WannaCry, and although it didn’t bring the world’s supply chains to a halt, it did cause significant disruptions around the world (over 200,000 organizations affected in more than 150 countries). Embed supply chain risk management within your corporate DNA.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

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Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! What do we know about "Logistics" and "Supply Chain" to date? According to Lummas et al 2001 , the word "Logistics" in English appeared in the article as early as in 1898. Frankel et al 2008 indicated that " supply chain " and "supply chain management" first recognized in the 1980s. 3) Origin of "Supply Chain". Supply Chain Case Study: Executives Guide. NAVIGATE.

The ROI Challenge for Supply Chain Projects: Lessons from The Trenches by an Aging Jedi Knight


The director of Supply Chain (or inventory, manufacturing, analytics, customer order fulfillment, etc.) has pulled together a cross-discipline team to identify potential enhancements in managing the demand-supply network (DSN) that will result in improved business performance. Two of my favorites are Kroeger (2014) and John Milne’s IBM application for central planning (2001). Request a Demo of The Arkieva Supply Chain Software Suite.

2018: What Will It Look Like?

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The untethered exuberance reminds me of the race for Y2K, the futile experimentation with trading exchanges in 2001, or the race for e-commerce. For the purposes of clarity, in this article, the term digital supply chain is the transformation of the atoms and electrons within the supply chain to unleash new levels of value. Here are my predictions for 2018: Supply Chain Excellence as We Know It Is Redefined. Supply Chain Planning Redefined.

What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

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Over the Memorial Day weekend, I stumbled on an old article that I wrote in 2001. Today, the multi-tier capabilities for supply chain management are coming from the born-again marketplaces. Instead, they are standalone marketplace offerings solving one of four business problems: supply chain multi-tier visibility, inter-enterprise systems of record, benchmark analytics, and delivering collaborative workflows.

Mapping Product Genomes: The Life Blood of Supply Chains


The cost of genome sequencing in 2001 was $100M per sequence. The ability to track products and be able to pinpoint not only where they are today, but to track the entire history and ancestry of a product through the chain, is emerging as a key enabler of transparency and visibility in the supply chain. Can you track the DNA of your supply chain at a part number level, globally? But we can’t process everything at once in a supply chain.

Managing Supply Chain Relationships with German Managers


Germany companies are becoming more commonplace in not just automotive supply chains (BMW, Bosch, Daimler), but in chemicals (BASF), pharmaceuticals (Bayer), industrial manufacturing (Siemens), and software (SAP). My interest in writing became important to me in 2001 after I gained an MA in Applied Linguistics and I started to move into writing as a means of securing an income.

Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

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The most significant for the supply chain market are assets from Baan, Formation Systems, Fygir, Intentia, Lawson, MAPICS, Mercia, and SSA Global. The company branded as GT Nexus in 2001 and purchased Tradecard in 2013. In the supply chain management technology market, historically, Infor is a market consolidator buying and integrating disparate software assets and assembling them into industry solutions. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

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In 2001, Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket; and steadily, over the last three decades mobile phones changed the pace of business. Supply chains respond. Supply chain business networks need an overhaul. Supply chain transactions remain dependent on EDI messaging standards that are now over 45 years old. Today’s supply chain is more dependent on supplier and customer relationships. Today’s supply chain is sick.

Technology Support in Integrated Business Planning: Automation, Augmentation and Human Centricity

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Preview In his 2019 Foresight article, Niels van Hove examined eight technological hurdles that must be overcome to enable autonomous or ‘lights out’ supply-chain planning. Autonomous – third wave – integrated supply-planning software will serve to enhance planning cycles.

Supply chain software demands continual attention

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that’s the same length of time that many larger companies need to develop and globally implement new supply chain software. PepsiCo, ASmL and Agrifac are all investing in supply chain software at different levels. Supply chain software can be categorised into three different types. Quaker Oats has only been part of PepsiCo since 2001 and Duyvis since 2006. We’ve been able to manufacture, supply and invoice as normal since day one.

Three Types of SCM Definitions

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’s (2001) must-read article, Defining Supply Chain Management. 2001). Defining Supply Chain Management. Theory Article Supply Chain ManagementToday, I present Mentzer et al.’s

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Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

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During the conversation, he thanked me as an ex-Gartner analyst for putting Ariba on problem-watch in May 2001. For many years (1992-2001), I worked at Manugistics, a supply chain planning technology provider. It was refreshing for me today to talk to Adexa and see their fresh approach to supply chain planning. Today I am deep into writing reports for the Supply Chain Insights newsletter. Cisco had a kick in the gut in 2001.

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

My goal was to implement demand and supply planning. Together, we sat on the bed and tried to map the process flows from supply planning. How Do We Connect Supply Chain Planning Architectures to Transportation Planning? The groups of supply planning, procurement and logistics operate within silos. I celebrated a supply chain IPO. Founded in 2001, INTTRA was a joint venture between CMA-CGM, Hamburg Sud, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line, MSC, and UASC.

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An Empty Chair….

Supply Chain Shaman

While all supply chain leaders are interested in the topic of building value networks, only a few companies are actively investing in building data architectures to enable the extended supply chain. The words end-to-end supply chain easily rolls off the tongues of supply chain leaders. Unfortunately, ERP is an enterprise platform that is not suitable as a value-chain connector. Within supply chain management, there is no equal.

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

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I liken it to the ecommerce frenzy of 2001. At the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit last week, Gita Gopinath, Harvard University economist forecasted worldwide global growth at 3.6%, but only 1.9% There are many possible definitions: Autonomous Supply Chain: Automation of supply chain processes through cognitive learning and artificial intelligence eliminating labor and reducing the need for people to touch data.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on US Distribution Centers Getting Bigger, Taller

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Value of New Construction Goes Up and Up, While Average DC Size has Doubled Since 2001

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 11, 2020)

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Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the planes hit the towers? Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 11, 2020). The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 11, 2020) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Cisco’s Fall From Technology to Inventory Disaster

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In 2001, Cisco went from a leader in technology to inventory disaster. Series: Inventory Disasters Improving Inventory Management Manufacturing Supply Chain Management DisasterCisco is a networking and IT company based in the center of California’s Silicon Valley. They specialize in manufacturing and selling technological equipment for telecommunications, networking and many other technological services.