How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. Supply chain process development is slower.

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My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. My passion is helping supply chain leaders. The research, the share groups, the training and the event services of Supply Chain Insights are all focused at helping business leaders understand the “Art of the Possible.” To date supply chain processes are enterprise-centric.

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What About the Supply Chain Index?

Supply Chain Shaman

SAP touts “best-run companies” while the Accenture ads claim “ high-performance supply chains.” I am a nomad, searching for a good definition of supply chain excellence. Supply chain leaders are naturally competitive, and they want to know how well they are doing. It is for this reason that we started the work on the Supply Chain Index. It is for this reason, that I started the work on the Supply Chain Index.

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.

Why Having a Green Supply Chain Has Become a Necessity

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater In honor of Earth Day I thought I’d take the opportunity to outline in my humble opinion why having a green supply chain is no longer a nice-to-have – it’s a necessity. Gone are the days when consumers would look the other way while companies rode roughshod over the environment in pursuit of a more profitable supply chain. And how exactly does that lead to a green supply chain?

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

These consumer products global leaders paved the road for supply chain excellence by defining new supply chain practices. Today, each leader wants to take their empowered team to new supply chain heights. At Supply Chain Insights, we published a report card yesterday. The report analyzes supply chain performance and improvement by the Consumer Products Leaders in the period of 2006-2014. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

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A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

The development and history of warehouse management systems (WMSs) have had a profound impact on how the supply chain functions. The 2000s to 2006: Warehouses Become More Advanced, Relying on Evolving Technology to Meet Increased Demand and Avoid Overstocking. 2006 – Present: Cloud-Computing Overhauls Traditional Warehouse Management Further, Continuing the Process Through the Internet of Things (IoT). Supply Chain Technology Warehouse history of wms

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RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

In 2003, Walmart announced that all of its suppliers would need to have Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on all pallets and cases by 2006. More recently, with the rise of interconnected systems, the analytics to derive value from those systems seems, and decreased costs, RFID is resurrecting as a solution for increasing supply chain management (SCM), visibility into processes, and reducing inventory tracking costs. RFID Tags Are Resurging in the Supply Chain.

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Supply Chain News on Part Shortages and Strong Demand Stretching Lead Times for New Trucks to Longest Since 2006

Supply Chain Digest

In an Interesting Twists, Carriers Order New Trucks to Attract or Keep Drivers

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Each year at Supply Chain Insights we study performance and improvement of companies in each industry. The level of performance in 2015 is the same as 2006. Understanding What Drives Supply Chain Excellence. Esra leads international supply chain operations in over 140 countries. We are one of the very few big pharmaceutical companies with theses specialized conditions and as a result, we are quite skilled in managing the cold chain environment.

Boohoo admits supply chain failings

EFT

She also said the company had not broken any laws but Boohoo’s chief executive, John Lyttle, said the review had identified unacceptable issues in the company’s supply chain. Ms Levitt said supply chain oversight had been inadequate for years.

Is Covid-19 the Death of Global Supply Chains?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Parallel Supply Chain … A Twilight Zone Strategy? Death of Global Supply Chains article and permission to publish here provided by Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. Is COVID19 the death of Global Supply Chains?

Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters

Talking Logistics

Why is supply chain risk management important? million — the first decline in quarterly revenue since the company went public in 2006! A key priority for Chipotle moving forward has to be improving its supply chain visibility, which based on comments reported in the Wall Street Journal last week , appears to have some blind spots. For related commentary, see: Time to Survive and Nexus Supplier Index: New Measures of Supply Chain Risk Management.

And I thought last year’s Top 25 Supply Chain was a surprise

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage On the bus ride back to the McDowell Marriott after the 2016 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain event, I plugged my ear phones into my cell and listened to some Pearl Jam. So, the supply chain version of Last Kiss would go something like this…. “Oh Oh where, oh where, can my supply chain be? So I can get my supply chain back to reality”.

Resource-based Theory vs. Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

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. 3), Lavie (2006) follows the relational view, an extension of the resource-based view to networked environments ( read my previous text about the relational view ). 2006). Theory Article Resource-Based Theory Supply Chain Management

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud

Cerasis

Modern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis. Meanwhile, cloud technology enables companies to expand infrastructure without significant investment or use of resources, reports AXIT of Supply Chain 24/7. Since the driver shortage only appears to be growing worse, keeping today’s drivers driving is essential to the success of the supply chain.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

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. Clear understanding of the number of supply chains and what drives value in each.

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, we rank books based on their influence, popularity, recency and practicality and then we come up with the list of the best supply chain books. Finding Best Supply Chain Books We've found that most recommendations for on the web are based on just personal opinion. Ranking of Supply Chain Books We're sure some of you've been using Google Scholar to find related publications. 2006).

Coronavirus Increases Supply Chain Risk Management Priority

Enterra Insights

For years I’ve been writing about the importance of supply chain risk management and how it’s often given short shrift in business discussions. Eric Kimberling ( @erickimberling ) an Enterprise Resource Planning expert, writes, “The coronavirus pandemic disrupted supply chains across the globe, and suddenly everyone is paying more attention to what was an overlooked subject just months ago. Demand vs. supply.

7 Tips to Collect Your Freight Brokerage, Manufacturing, & Supply Chain Accounts Receivables

Cerasis

Freight brokers , manufacturers, and those in the supply chain know as well as anyone that problems with accounts receivable can lead to anything from simple annoyance to a serious business-killing disaster. Author information Eric Halsey Eric Halsey is a historian by training and disposition who’s been interested in US small businesses since working at the House Committee on Small Business in 2006.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

And yet, despite the continued advancement of global trade management solutions, many companies still rely on Excel spreadsheets to manage this highly strategic and risky supply chain process. The 2006 SAFE Port Act required the Secretary of the Treasury to oversee an interagency initiative to establish a “single portal system,” to be known as the “International Trade Data System.” I went downhill skiing for the first time in 15 years yesterday.

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Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

Joydeep Ganguly from Biogen Ide c spoke in my Supply Chain Relationships class last week, and shared his insights on how Biogen’s supply chain evolved. Since graduating from the NC State Jenkins MBA program in 2006, Joydeep Ganguly has risen through the ranks at Biogen Idec – the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company and the largest biotech employer in North Carolina. The supply chain is NOT nimble and people struggle.

Supply Chain Management: A Content Analysis

SCM Research

2011): Supply chain management: A multidisciplinary content analysis of vertical relations between companies, 1997–2006. Particularly, the article confirms my suspicion that there is “shortage of studies conducted on the supply chain as a network of enterprises “ Instead, most research turns out to focus on a single enterprise or on the relationships of a single enterprise with its suppliers or customers.

Managing Efficiently an Extended Supply Chain – An Electrium Story

DynaSys

Electrium is one of the UK’s leading electrical groups and since January 2006, has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Holdings plc. In terms of supply chain, Electrium are managing an extended supply chain with availability on a wide portfolio of products. Before implementing DSCP, the company’s supply chain was managed primarily via excel. At Electrium, the supply chain is really in the center of their current and future strategy.

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

One of my favorite speeches, over this fifteen year tenure, was listening to Alan Greenspan at the AMR Research IT conference in November 2006. As I whirl past the factories in the car, it makes me think about the adoption of supply chain planning. My Journey with Supply Chain Planning. My journey with supply chain planning started quite innocently. Through this work, I was noticed by a supply chain planning firm.

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average manufacturing company’s supply chain organization is 15 years old. Historically, the traditional supply chain focused on improving costs. Today, more mature supply chain teams focus on delivering value. While companies want to improve supply chain performance and drive value, it is easier said than done. It usually takes at least three years for a supply chain to make an impact on financial balance sheet results.

Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 19 – 2015 Q4. Sharing Dutch supply chain knowledge in Turkey. Acquisition of GT Nexus Underlines Infor’s Focus on Supply Chain. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

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. 2006).

S&OP – 13 Years On, What Have We Learned and What Has Changed?

AIMMS

In December 2006, I published an article titled “ S&OP or just good supply chain planning ?” C ould the majority of the benefit s be achieved by first focusing on establishing good supply chain pl anning ? There have been significant advances in both technology and supply chain thinking over the past decade. Clear and formal communication between the demand side and the supply sides of the business. .

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Why Energy Supply Chains are Transitioning to Renewables

Requis

The coronavirus pandemic has given the world a wake-up call about resiliency in supply chain. In spite of the increased spend, production has not risen but declined 6% between 2006 and 2012.

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader. For today’s supply chain leader, the pressures on both operating margin and inventory turns is great. A Closer Look at Consumer Value Chains and the Value of the EACH.

Prepping Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Processes to Succeed In Peaks

Veridian Solutions

To stay successful, supply chain leaders need to understand a few things about preparing omnichannel retail supply chain processes to succeed in peak season. The challenges associated with the peak season for the supply chain are debated in great detail in many supply chain and retail publications. Without communication and reliable, standardized processes, the pursuit of an omnichannel retail supply chain will ultimately fail.

Balanced Supply Chain Careers for a Balanced Supply Chain

Arkieva

In my previous blog “ Balancing Cash, Cost and Service: The Supply Chain Triangle ” I have introduced that in essence supply chain management is about balancing the service, against the cost and the cash required, cfr. The Need for Balanced Supply Chain Careers. He is an expert in sales, but lacks understanding of the complexity of supply chain. So for sure, a balanced supply chain triangle, requires a balanced career.

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The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

India is on the cusp of a supply chain transformation that may end up being nothing short of a major game changer. This usually leads to a lively discussion as to why companies in India have surprising supply chain configurations. A system of poor supply chain incentives. We spoke to Raj Reddy, supply chain VP at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. This is the start of what will likely be a profound transformation of supply chain in India.

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Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). In 2018, Rockwell Automation won the Supply Chains to Admire Award. To understand the journey, we interviewed Ernest Nicolas, head of the global supply chain at Rockwell to gain insights.