Supply Chain Risk Management: Revisiting Ericsson

SCM Research

Norrman & Jansson’s (2004) case study on Ericsson’s supply chain risk management (SCRM) practices is definitely part of the canon of SCM literature. The results can now be found in our new article, The Development of Supply Chain Risk Management over Time: Revisiting Ericsson. The Development of Supply Chain Risk Management over Time: Revisiting Ericsson. Practice Research Case Study Resilience Supply Chain Risk Management

A Very Agile Supply Chain: The Inside Story of AGCO’s Response to COVID-19

Logistics Viewpoints

AGCO is a supply chain success story. This is the inside story of AGCO's response to the pandemic and how they developed such an agile supply chain. This global manufacturer of agricultural equipment began their journey to improved supply chain resiliency in 2004. The post A Very Agile Supply Chain: The Inside Story of AGCO’s Response to COVID-19 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.


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Supply Chain Execution Convergence: Rethinking, Redesigning, and Re-evaluating the Traditional Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Supply chain execution convergence is a topic that has been gaining in popularity. It’s time for organizations to take a step back and evaluate their overall supply chain approach and to consider how supply chain execution convergence can bring their supply chain to the next level. Rethinking the Traditional Supply Chain. to manage the end-to-end supply chain.

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. 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.

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it. One supply chain leader, in a discussion last week, likened supply chain excellence to fitness. He felt that supply chain excellence was analogous. One of our goals is to capture and share the stories of supply chain leaders. Performance of High Tech and Electronics Supply Chains for the Periods of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013.

What Kindergarten Lesson Applies Best to Supply Chain Technology?

Talking Logistics

Similarly, in supply chain applications, you are heavily reliant on connectivity and communication with your supply chain partners including carriers, suppliers, and customers. For supply chain applications, this often means faster, better optimization, more robust reporting, and quicker response times, which all contribute to increased effectiveness.

Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, Gartner is hosting their annual supply chain conference. It is now the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. While the name has changed, the methodology has remained fairly constant, with a only a few changes, since 2004. The research tries to establish “ who did supply chain best ” by looking at a weighted formula of Year-over-Year Growth, Return on Assets (ROA), and Inventory Turns for the Fortune 500 companies.

Auto Manufacturers Struggle with Mexican Supply Chains


In fact, one in five vehicles produced in North America is made in Mexico , according to the Detroit Free Press - double the rate recorded in 2004. Mexico plays an important role in the North American auto industry. Thanks to competitive wages, free trade agreements and a strong location, the nation has proven to be an attractive investment opportunity for major automakers looking to build new assembly lines.

Supply Chain Convergence Making Collaboration and End-to-End Visibility a Reality

Talking Logistics

It’s been decades since the term ‘Supply Chain Management’ was coined to define the coming together of internal and external supply chain players, as well as the planning and execution teams within supply chain businesses. Many supply chain players are still not operating on interconnected systems, or using a common end-to-end process to connect all of their partners.

7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

Fashion industry is one of the most primitive form of supply chain management and its practices have been extended, adopted and become the best practices that we use today. One year later "Kurt Salmon Associates" was assigned to investigate the whole apparel supply chain. In 2004, Kasra Ferdows, Michael A. Then, they have to stick to all rules so the whole supply chain is running like the well-oiled machine.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

I have worked with this client since 2004. Their goals were lofty, but their understanding of supply chain planning was hazy. In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. Tactical Supply. Supply Chain Design. Ad hoc design planning often focused on a function of the supply chain. Frequent and systemic supply chain design. Supply Chain Planning Data.

7 Ways to Create Perfect Agile Supply Chain Machine

Supply Chain Opz

Agile Supply Chain concept has been discussed widely but the definition can be a bit vague. In this article, we will explain how agile supply chain theories were developed and 7 ways to create agility in your organization. Agile Supply Chain Agile Supply Chain is based on the concept of "Agility" which was developed at Lehigh University in the United States.

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Creating a Cognitive Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The speed of business is now computer speed and supply chains need to run at the same speed as the rest of the business. Supply chain professionals are not as interested in how cognitive technologies work as they are in what cognitive technologies can do for them. 1] This is just as true for supply chain operations as it is for any other business operation.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read


There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read. Why this Supply Chain & Logistics Book List Rocks. The Top Ten Logistics and Supply Chain Books: 1. 2004).

Gartner: Supply Chain Led the Last Decade


We are at Gartner's 2014 Executive Supply Chain Conference this week and the opening keynote just wrapped up. Noha Tohamy, research vice president, and Debra Hofman, research vice president, discussed where the supply chain is headed by taking a retrospective look at where we have been. The presentation began by asking the audience to think back to 2004 - when MySpace was still king and the supply chain really focused on logistics.

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. In Table 1, I share research collected for the Supply Chains to Admire analysis on the average days of inventory by industry across the period of 2004 to 2019 by increments to match economic shifts. Supply Chain Leadership. Supply Management.

Top 2016 Supply Chain Strategy Posts from the Supply Chain Link Blog


Over the past year, the Arkieva Supply Chain Link Blog provided thought leadership and informative posts on supply chain strategy tips, trends, and news. Just in case you missed some of our supply chain strategy posts , we’ve compiled a list of our popular supply chain posts from 2016 below (ranked based on shares and views). Here is a list of the Top 20 Supply Chain Strategy Blog Posts from 2016. Happy new year!

Late Night Thoughts on Productivity, Efficiency and Global Supply Chain Effectivness

Supply Chain Shaman

So many thoughts in my mind… Yesterday, I signed a contract for Robert Gordon, author of the book, Rise and Fall of American Growth to speak at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 5th-8th in Lake Oconee, Georgia (north of Atlanta). At Supply Chain Insights , I have reluctantly built events into my business model. In my opinion, the world has too many Supply Chain events; and sadly the majority, based on my experience, are of poor quality.

Gartner: Supply Chain Led the Last Decade


We are at Gartner's 2014 Executive Supply Chain Conference this week and the opening keynote just wrapped up. Noha Tohamy, research vice president, and Debra Hofman, research vice president, discussed where the supply chain is headed by taking a retrospective look at where we have been. The presentation began by asking the audience to think back to 2004 - when MySpace was still king and the supply chain really focused on logistics.

Supply Chain Future: Anticipating the unknown

Supply Chain Movement

Closing supply chain loops and creating flexible and transparent chains which operate at the right speed are possible response strategies. Never before have companies been so uncertain about the future of the supply chains in which they operate. In the USA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) launched the Supply Chain 2020 project back in 2004. Value Chain 2020 project.

Supply Chain Maturity Model for Capability Assessment

Supply Chain Opz

Supply Chain Maturity Model for Capability Assessment. The purpose of this article is to introduce readers to Supply Chain Maturity Model so you can use it to determine where you are and what you should do to improve supply chain operations. There are so many supply chain maturity model produced by consulting or independent research firms. Supply Chain Maturity Model. Supply Chain Case Study: Executives Guide.

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PINC named Top Supply Chain Projects for 2020 by Supply & Demand Chain Executive


Union City, CA – July 29th, 2020 – Supply & Demand Chain Executive , the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected PINC, the leader in digital yard ™ solutions, as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2020.

Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

Bear markets drive heightened interest in supply chain management. These supply chain groups are more global and diverse. Gradually companies realize that the supply chain is a capability, not a function. The evolution of leaders is challenging the mental models of the supply chain. Companies cannot save their way to supply chain excellence with cost-cutting and inventory management — customer back capabilities.

PINC Awarded 2020 Great Supply Chain Partner


19, 2020 — PINC, the leader in digital yard™ solutions, has been named by its customers and industry peers as a Great Supply Chain Partner in 2020. “This year’s field of nominees was competitive and inspiring – coming from all sectors of supply chain management.

Will your supply chain lead in the next decade?


Yesterday was the first day of Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Summit. The conference theme is “supply chain will lead in the next decade.” Because of supply chain’s far reaching effects, Gartner is challenging supply chain leaders to drive transformation throughout their organizations. Gartner noted the increase in chief supply chain officers (CSCO), with 40% of them reporting to the CEO. Blog Skills Supply Chain Talent

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. Lumpy demand for product with low volume requires a supply chain redesign. Long tail products do not flow well through the traditional supply chain designed for high volume, predictable demand. Personalization. Market microsegmentation.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. As I presented on Supply Chain 2030, I shared the research on balance sheet performance, and provided the insights on why I believe 90% of organizations failed in the delivery of supply chain excellence at the balance sheet level. The recent Supply Chain Insights Global Summit gave me new perspective and insights.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 1 – 7)

Logistics Viewpoints

Of course, I am talking about James Holzhauer’s Jeopardy win streak, which ended earlier this week, about $60,000 shy of Ken Jennings’s record of $2,522,700 in a 74-game winning streak in 2004. Supply Chain News This Week in News last mile Logistics News trade warAfter 32 victories and $2,462,216 in earnings, the run is finally over.

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. 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.

The March of the Lemmings.

Supply Chain Shaman

So are supply chain leaders. As an industry analyst in the supply chain planning market for fifteen years, this month, I will publish my tenth report on S&OP. The first report was published when I working at AMR Research (now Gartner) in 2004. As a result, demand translation into supply was not possible. A supply chain team improved forecast accuracy by 22%, but did not improve inventory or customer service. Imagine Supply Chain 2030.

Disintermediation in the Recorded Music Supply Chain

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

They added great value to the entire supply chain, most significantly in providing artists with access to recording equipment, operational support for physical format manufacturing (vinyl, 8-tracks, cassette, CD, etc.), Record labels were able to take in approximately 30% of CD revenues, which was the highest of any player in the supply chain. Kobalt Music Group is one company that attempts to resolve this information asymmetry problem through the supply chain.

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PINC Receives 2020 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award


15, 2020 — Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only magazine in the supply chain industry covering the entire global supply chain, has selected PINC, the leader in digital yard solutions, as a recipient of the SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2020.

Supply Chain : When a bicycle is better than a Mercedes.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The summer of 2004. It was a new (Supply Chain) position in an FMCG company with many people speaking native French. The GM saved me then, God bless him, he translated my complicated supply chain jargon into something very simple: I can understand that , Ahaa- to organise a meeting between sales and logistics. A Supply Chain is strong as long as it is integrated. It was 3 weeks after I had changed the job and the company.

Strategic Benchmarking in the Supply Chain Triangle (Part 1)


In our previous blog “ Linking the Supply Chain Triangle to Strategy ”, we have shown how we can map the 3 strategic options proposed by Treacy & Wiersema to the Supply Chain Triangle. Figure 1 – Mapping Treacy & Wiersema to the Supply Chain Triangle. From Figure 2 we see that has been the case in the pre-crisis period 2004 – 2007. The post Strategic Benchmarking in the Supply Chain Triangle (Part 1) appeared first on Arkieva Blog.

Reducing Supply Chain Costs

Logistics Bureau

The Key Supply Chain Challenge of Cost Reduction. Supply chain costs often represent a considerable percentage of the sales price of a good or service. If net profit on sales is 5%, for example, a reduction in supply chain costs from 9% to 4% (or from 12% to 7%) will double net profits. This is the big attraction and importance of cost reduction in a supply chain: profits can be increased without having to increase sales.