Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters.

Why Our Goal Should Not Be an Integrated Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I spoke at an SAS Global Analytics Summit on the connected supply chain. In my view, the connected supply chain is very, very different from the integrated supply chain. In 2002 I worked for Gartner Group in the business applications practice.

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VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

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. About the Supply Chains to Admire Research.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters.

Post-pandemic Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

To do that companies must look deep into how they manage the most basic mechanisms of their supply chains and operations.” ” Post-pandemic supply chains. Like Sheffi, Sean Doherty and Kimberley Botwright ( @KBotwright ), international trade analysts at the World Economic Forum, believe post-pandemic supply chains need to be scrutinized. Over recent decades, supply chains have globalized, specialized and become leaner or just-in-time.

The Hard Economics of Justifying a Digital Supply Chain Transformation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! Digital Supply Chain transformation article and permission to publish here provided by Bryce Boothby. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Inventory Management: We Can Do Better

Supply Chain Shaman

In my day-to-day work in supply chain management, I find more encounter more opinions than facts. …most discussions are fueled by over-zealous and self-serving marketing programs. Supply Chain Leadership. Supply Management.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

September 26, 2019) A new study by ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, and Spinnaker, a supply chain services company, has found that only 7% of companies are reaping the benefits of digital transformation of supply chain planning.

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Finally – A breakthrough alternative to spreadsheets for managing your Supply Chain

AIMMS

However, many are finding that it is not the optimal technology for Supply Chain Planning and Optimization. Why ERP is Not the Best Technology for Supply Chain Planning and Optimization. SAP Is Discontinuing Support of the Current Supply Chain Planning Technologies.

Laboratory Experiments in Supply Chain Research

SCM Research

Nobel laureates rarely publish articles in journals within the supply chain arena. In their article, Deck and Smith highlight “several examples where experiments have been used to study issues relevant to logistics and supply chain management” and identify “several additional areas where laboratory experiments could be informative” Deck, C. & Using Laboratory Experiments in Logistics and Supply Chain Research.

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

Discontinuing products is a struggle with tension between supply chain and marketing functions. The lack of product rationalization results in the long tail of the supply chain with increasing complexity. Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch.

Clouds: A Beautiful Thing for Sure!

Supply Chain Shaman

Two years at Gartner Group , six years at AMR Research (now Gartner), two years at Altimeter Group and three years as the founder of Supply Chain Insights. Over this period, I have watched the acceptance of cloud-based supply chain solutions evolve.

What does increasing regulatory oversight mean for the pharma supply chain?

The Network Effect

Due to more complex supply chains, policy makers worldwide are enforcing stricter regulations for manufacturing and logistics. Market changes and decentralized supply chains will require new and modified transportation routes.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

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.

Looking at the sustainable supply chains behind some classic Valentine’s Day favorites

Kinaxis

In a recent infographic, How to get your supply chain ready for the future, we highlighted three factors driving the need for supply chain change. Consumers’ growing expectations for companies to do the right thing , are making organizations rethink the supply chain.

Supply Chain Redesign: A Conversation with Lennox International’s Keith Nash

Talking Logistics

Last month on Talking Logistics , Adrian Gonzalez, Keith Nash (VP Supply Chain Logistics at Lennox International ) and I discussed “Lennox International’s Complete Supply Chain Redesign.” What are some of the key supply chain trends and challenges you are facing today? With Manhattan as our core logistics solution provider for TMS, WM, Labor and Slotting, we’ve been able to transform our supply chain despite the complexity of redesign project.

Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds. ” I have been studying the evolution of inventory technologies as an industry analyst since 2002. The supply chain is a complex system with increasing complexity.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Founded in 2002 under the name of Agilisys, Infor rebranded in 2004. The most significant for the supply chain market are assets from Baan, Formation Systems, Fygir, Intentia, Lawson, MAPICS, Mercia, and SSA Global. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

Autonomous Supply Chain: Desirable Vision or Silly Daydream?

Enterra Insights

” Occasionally, I read articles about autonomous or no-touch supply chains and I find myself wondering whether the autonomous supply chain is a vision or so far-fetched it’s only a silly daydream. Ravi Prakash Mathur ( @rpmathur ), Senior Director of Supply Chain Management and Head of Logistics and Central Planning at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., ” The case for the autonomous supply chain.

Five Things You Need to Know About Machine Learning for Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

First a confession: I borrowed this blog’s title directly from Gartner Analyst Noha Tohamy and her recent research note Five Things Supply Chain Strategists Need to Know About Machine Learning. Machine learning is only part of the total supply chain planning solution.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

DELMIA Quintiq

However, if they take a closer look, they will find that there are significant benefits to supplier diversity – not only for suppliers and their supply chains, but also for their business. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization More than just charity.

Opinion: A Post-Covid 19 World for Supply Chains: Back to the Future?

6 River Systems

Guy Courtin, Director of Partners and Alliances at 6 River Systems, has a 15-year history in supply chain and has long been a go-to resource for better understanding the impact of technology on the future of the industry.

7 Supply Chain Cost Saving Ideas from SpaceX

Supply Chain Opz

In June 2002, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation or SpaceX was established with the goal to make the space launch service way cheaper. During the period of slow economic growth, many manufacturers have to deal with the cost pressure.

How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain

Transplace

How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain. Coronaviruses are part of a strain of viruses that can cause the common cold or other respiratory illnesses, including the SARS outbreak of 2002. Effects to China and United States Supply Chains.

Omni-Channel’s Ripple Effect on Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

Indeed, by 2002, Best Buy was saying more than half of its customers were checking its website before coming to the store. Guest Commentary Omni-channel logistics Supply Chain Convergence Transportation Management Systems omni-channel logistics supply chain conversion TMS TransportationWhen Transportation Optimization and New Shopping Behaviors Collide One needs to go back to the early 2000s to see green shoots of modern omni-channel retail.

Amazon Takes On the Fashion Supply Chain

Elementum

It has been selling apparel since 2002, and has slowly been making further in-roads to the fashion industry. First, Amazon is aware of the challenges with supply chain operations; for more than a decade now, the company was able to handle quick warehousing and delivery for its brands with its well-developed delivery network and regional fulfillment centers that has allowed the company to cut shipping costs.

Seeing Beyond the Firewall

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Operating Networks: The building of supply chain applications using many-to-many architectures to connect multiple parties to multiple trading partners to improve multi-tier supply chain visibility, planning and execution to improve relationships in extended value chains. .

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain

Elementum

The global supply chain is more connected than ever, demanding the movement of commodities be faster, more efficient and farther-reaching. Ebola Cuts Off Supply Lines. Businesses invest in supply chains that can bring in this assurance.

The worst Supply Chain practices must be confessed and not only by constraint

KEPLER Consulting

Responding to the ever-changing expectations of consumers in a highly competitive digital economic environment involves having a solid, agile, and cost-effective Supply Chain. After all, companies need to minimize and monitor the most harmful supply chain management practices.

Big Data Analytics are Better than Intuition

Enterra Insights

According to Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics, “Intuition works less often than we think.”[1] ”[1] He … Continued. The post Big Data Analytics are Better than Intuition appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Insights from Kenco Customer Summit 2015

Talking Logistics

I attend and speak at many supply chain and logistics conferences throughout the year, but among my favorites are those that bring a relatively small group of executives together to discuss timely and important industry topics. Engage your supply chain partners.

Distribution Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

Warehouses today have doubled in size compared to 2002; however, even with larger distribution centers (DCs), the distribution market. Distribution Supply ChainIn the third quarter of 2017, Prologis reported that consumer activity reached its highest level since 2014 1.

Why Learning Technologies will Fundamentally Transform Retail and Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Applications in supply chain and retail are only now beginning to be explored. In 2002, the University of Michigan gave Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin an estimate of 1,000 years for scanning the library’s seven million volumes. Featured Supply Chain

5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine

AFFLINK

Supply chain management traditionally focuses on coordinating the flow of goods and services from suppliers to manufacturers, to wholesalers to retailers, and retailers to consumers. However, the 21 st century supply chain comes with a few added layers of complexity.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

At the next Logistics Bureau Free Executive Breakfast (which will take place in August), I’ll be discussing the alignment of supply chain and business strategy along with eight other important levers for supply chain performance improvement. Supply Chain Technology.