Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel. Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process. Reason #7 Making decisions based on bad data (supply chain data accuracy).

Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. Great memories here, as so much has changed in the supply chain research world these past 5+ years. All ex-AMR analysts on the stage, talking about the ‘Top 15 Supply Chains we Admire’. There has been so much discussion on the “top” supply chain lists. Value of supply chain planning and analytics.

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Know sooner, act faster and accelerate your supply chain performance!

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld When things happen in supply chain, knowing sooner and acting faster can mean the difference between a major catastrophe and a minor hiccup in your supply chain performance. Imagine this scenario; you are a supply chain executive for a major U.S.-based It’s a Sunday morning in May 2008. Can you imagine your supply chain planning team being able to pull this off? appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain insights from leading industry experts. Supply chain skills in high demand, digital twins, disruptive technologies, and other takeaways from the 2018 Gartner supply chain conference. I just returned from the highly engaging and inspiring Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Here are some key takeaways from the Gartner supply chain event: 1.

Supply Chain Talent: Insights from CSCMP Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

“The biggest mistake companies make as they’re growing is leaving supply chain management and human resources behind.”. Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, shared that insight during his keynote address at last week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference. His point was that you need great people and a world-class supply chain to effectively grow a company, but many companies underinvest in those areas until it becomes an issue.

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”.

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. Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics. 2008).

Airbags and supply chain leadership

Supply Chain Movement

In supply chain perspective, recalls are very complex. Although Honda, as one of their customers, initiated the first recall related to the Takata airbarg in 2008, only in May 2015 mr. Takada made an agreement with the US authorities on how to deal with the issue. So what role can supply chain play in the event top level management seems to underestimate these issues?

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Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

I first met Shane in 2007 at the beginning of his work with Syngenta’s value chain. Seldom do I see a commercial leader transition to supply chain, and I wanted to gain his insights. In 2007, Shane Emms was asked to take a Global Supply Chain leadership assignment at Syngenta. With a career in marketing, and very little understanding of supply chain, he was afraid that his new team would ask, “What does this guy know?” Digital Supply Chain.

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

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. At the time, I had never heard of a technology category of supply chain planning. Adopting Invention and Driving Innovation in Supply Chain Planning.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide. Do you feel supply chain risk management is too complicated to implement? This article will show you how one of the worlds leading companies put a theory into practice and survive many supply chain disruptions. Its OK if you feel overwhelmed by supply chain risk theories because youre not alone. There are so many sophisticated methods to analyze supply chain risks. NAVIGATE. Basics.

A “Swiss Army Knife” of Supply Chain Talent Requirements: Views from a Former Wolfpack Student

NC State SCRC

Stuart William was in one of my former MBA classes at NC State in 2008, and graduated into one of the worst economies ever in May of 2009. He started in supply planning, overseeing over $100M of spend in batteries and other categories. Marsh did not have centralized approach to supply chain management. But because of their less mature supply chain organization, the net income percentage was in the low single digits.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Corporate.

Supply Chains Rock

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.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

As supply chain clichés take flight, clients struggle with execution. One of these concepts that I hear a lot; but see few tangible examples, is the idea of “customer-segmented supply chain.” The discussion of customer-segmented supply chains happens often. Most supply chain planning teams do not know their customers. SanDisk’s Journey to Build a Supply Chain Customer Segmentation Strategy.

Handfield’s Top Supply Chain Predictions for 2016

NC State SCRC

If there’s anything we’ve learned in the last year, it’s that prediction is not only much more complicated than it looks, and that the volatility and uncertainty that exists in the global supply chain operating environment is making life a whole lot LESS unpredictable. These insights have produced the following predictions about what the leading companies will be pursuing in terms of competitive supply chain strategy in 2017.

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.

6 Common Supply Chain Mistakes and How to Resolve Them

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Successful supply chain management requires a company to recover from disruptions, which are a normal part of any business. The cost of recovery from a disruption in procurement management depends on factors such as supply source, volume, manufacturing location and inventory. Recent changes in supply chain solutions include building to order and obtaining supplies just before they're needed, resulting in a greater dependence on lead times.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

The PCA Corporation lost their case in the court of public opinion in 2008, but the federal conviction is seven years later. We are watching the redefinition of the principles of safe and secure supply chains and corporate liability. PCA was a small player in a complex supply chain of big brands. In 2008, the company manufactured 2.5% The issue spanned across the value chain and impacted over 300 companies and 3900 products.

The Best Practice Frontier in the 3D Supply Chain Triangle

Arkieva

In a previous blog “ Balancing Cash Cost and Service: The Supply Chain Triangle ” we have introduced the idea that supply chain management is all about balancing three corners of a triangle: cash, cost and service. In this blog we will take the Supply Chain Triangle into 3 dimensions to explain the concept of the “best practice frontier”. In her excellent book ‘Supply Chain Metrics that Matter’ (Cecere, L.M.,

How to run a supply chain war room that's ready for anything part 2: Planning for and preventing risk

EFT

This week, we will delve into the practicalities of creating and supporting a supply chain command and control structure that can cope with the worst the world can throw at it.

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Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

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.

Supply Chain Carbon Footprints: Do We Know What We Don’t Know?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

While most of the questionnaire focuses on what is happening within the firm itself, some of the questions relate to the firm’s supply chain. To distinguish between these “own” emissions and those elsewhere in the supply chain, the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol distinguishes between three types. Sometimes Scope 3 also refers to emissions further downstream in the supply chain, not only upstream, but here we focus on upstream emissions only.). 2008) does.

Getting Inventory Right: Hope with Hype and Recycled Software?

Supply Chain Shaman

I am speaking this morning at the Terra Technology conference and doing a book signing of my new book, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. The world of supply chain is active on my iPhone. The news from SAP Insider is a continued drumbeat on the HANA rewrite of SAP’s supply chain applications. I am actively covering several supply chain HANA implementations and they are not going so well. It is morning in Orlando.

Supply Chain Management:Supply Chain Visibility: The need.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. In todays world, supply chains are no longer localized to an organizations four walls. Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Matters.

Next-generation supply chains: Efficient, fast and tailored

Global Trade Management

Next-generation supply chains: Efficient, fast and tailored. PwC recently published a new survey about the "Next-generation supply chains: Efficient, fast and tailored". Following are some key statements: Companies that beat the competition on supply chain performance also. Supply chain Leaders. metrics that really impact the bottom line; the Leaders in our survey. better supply chain efficiency has a measurable impact.

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Supply Chain Management:Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Bob Ferrari is the Executive Editor of the Supply Chain Matters Blog, and a periodic guest blogger on the Infosys Supply Chain Management blog.

Biobased Economy Continues to Grow: USDA Secretary Announces NC State-Duke Study Results on Monday

NC State SCRC

The production and use of biobased products replacing petroleum-based products has the potential to reduce GHG emissions up to 10 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents. Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa, briefly ran in the 2008 presidential race and was considered by Hillary Clinton as a potential running mate in 2016. I’m writing to share an exciting new report released today entitled “ An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry: 2016 Update.”.

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Supply Chain Management:Instance Consolidation Strategy

Infosys Supply Chain Management

TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Consistent Business Intelligence - BI metrics can be obtained consistently across the entire business banking on the foundation of single version of master data.

Supply Chain Management:Growing interest in sustainability from.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. A further benefit of integration of these many systems is to allow organizations to effectively report on their sustainability metrics. Supply Excellence.

Supply Chain Management:Smarter Partnering for Smarter Business

Infosys Supply Chain Management

TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Some of those are Cognos, iLog, SPSS, Core Metrics, Emptoris, Vivisimo and many others, as world is moving from reactive to proactive. Supply Excellence.

Supply Chain Management:Demand Planning in CPG industry.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. In this step, the actuals are compared with the planned metrics (MAPE, forecast accuracy, bias etc.) Supply Chain Management. December 2008.

Do People Skills Matter in the World of Logistics?

The Logistics of Logistics

According to Supply Chain Quarterly , Quarter 4, 2011 issue: “Supply chain scorecards typically focus on operational metrics. But if companies want to capture a true picture of supply chain success, they need to measure employees’ interpersonal performance, too.” Holm MS PCC CPCC is a Professional Certified Coach since 2008, focusing on executive and career development along with personal branding.

Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries

NC State SCRC

Managing the supply chain [7]. Risk: Managing the supply chain [7]. The contract may also include metrics and resulting consequences (late fees, etc.). The aerospace industry and supply chain operations are both worldwide and long in duration, two characteristics that make these contracts susceptible to foreign currency and commodity price fluctuations. Supply chain management.

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

A thorough analysis provided by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals , (CSCMP) in its “ State of Logistics ” report, indicates that by 2017, shippers in the U.S. 2009 was an exception due to the 2008–2009 recession.) Implement a Transportation Management System (TMS) to comprehensively manage logistics surrounding and including the shipping function as well as related performance metrics.

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

General warehouse industry statistics Warehousing costs & revenue statistics Warehouse efficiency statistics Labor statistics in the warehousing industry Automation adoption in the warehousing industry Warehouse performance metrics Warehouse automation stats: General warehouse industry statistics 1. Bureau of Labor Statistics , there are 18,182 private warehousing establishments as of 2018, up from 15,203 in 2008. in Q1 2017, the lowest since 2008.”