Supply Chain Resilience 2011

SCM Research

Volatility, demand swings, and supply uncertainty are SCM trends ( I recently reported ). One of my primary research interests is in the area of supply chain resilience and I was particularly curious when I got the report Supply Chain Resilience 2011 into my hands. It reveals that 85% of the organizations surveyed experienced at least one supply chain disruption in the last twelve months.

Connections 2011: A Preview

Logility

We are officially one week away from the kickoff of Connections 2011, our annual customer conference. The conference is designed to help attendees navigate their voyage to supply chain success, starting in sunny Orlando. A tour of the Interactive Solutions Center designed to help attendees explore S&OP, collaboration, demand planning, supply planning, inventory optimization, manufacturing planning, transportation management and much, much more.

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Connections 2011: A Preview

Logility

We are officially one week away from the kickoff of Connections 2011, our annual customer conference. The conference is designed to help attendees navigate their voyage to supply chain success, starting in sunny Orlando. A tour of the Interactive Solutions Center designed to help attendees explore S&OP, collaboration, demand planning, supply planning, inventory optimization, manufacturing planning, transportation management and much, much more.

Connections 2011: Day 1

Logility

The level of interest highlights the importance of supply chain in the success of a company. We are just wrapping up a great first day here in Orlando. It is amazing to see so many customers in one place. Attendance was up nearly 40%. In speaking with many companies today I get a sense of optimism in the air with many looking at how technology can help them better manage their forecasts in such a dynamic economy.

Connections 2011: Day 1

Logility

The level of interest highlights the importance of supply chain in the success of a company. We are just wrapping up a great first day here in Orlando. It is amazing to see so many customers in one place. Attendance was up nearly 40%. In speaking with many companies today I get a sense of optimism in the air with many looking at how technology can help them better manage their forecasts in such a dynamic economy.

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2011

SCM Research

Some of the leading supply chain management journals have now announced their winners. The Journal of Business Logistics has just announced that the paper Exploring a governance theory of supply chain management: Barriers and facilitators to integration by Richey et al. is the 2011 Bernard J. Best paper award winners can serve as a blueprint for one’s own research projects.

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CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Network

My first CSCMP Annual Conference was in 1989 and I always try to get there every year to catch up with all my logistics and supply chain friends! Held again in Philadelphia, this year’s event brought back memories of 2004, the year the old CLM: Council of Logistics Management became today’s CSCMP: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals! New of course, in it’s second year, is The CSCMP Supply Chain of the Future exhibition.

Transaction Cost Economics vs. Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

Williamson published his article Outsourcing: Transaction cost economics and supply chain management (2008), he confronted SCM research with uncomfortable questions. ” Zipkin rightly states: “We may be eclectic, but no one can accuse us of being parochial” But this should be no excuse for us to ignore that our unit of analysis is the supply and demand network. Theory Article Supply Chain Management When Oliver E.

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Using Experiments in Supply Chain Management Research

SCM Research

The Journal of Supply Chain Management dedicated a discussion forum to that topic , which is introduced with an essay by Eckerd and Bendoly. The self-explanatory title of the article by Siemsen is The usefulness of behavioral laboratory experiments in supply chain management research. Methodology Article Experiment Supply Chain Management Recently, the use of laboratory experiments has attracted attention in SCM research.

Mastering Financial Strategies to Drive Supply Chain Value – CSCMP Europe 2011

Supply Chain Network

In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, supply chain leaders need to understand how financial strategies and decisions can significantly impact their supply chains’ performance, potentially determining the success—or failure—of their organizations. Learning how to develop a sound financial strategy and apply it to your entire supply chain operation will be mission critical if your company intends to compete on a global scale.

CSCMP Annual General Conference 2011: So much to discover. Hundreds of ways to learn.

Supply Chain Network

In Philadelphia from October 2nd to 5th, thousands of supply chain professionals will gather again for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual General Conference. What can you expect in 2011? CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference offers supply chain management practitioners more professional education and personal growth opportunities than any other event in the world. Why should you attend in 2011?

New Capabilities Video: LeanCor Supply Chain Group

LeanCor

New Capabilities Video: LeanCor Supply Chain Group. The Business Development team recently completed a 4-minute capabilities video to tell the LeanCor Supply Chain Group story: Check it out and let us know what you think! Posted by Kelley Dodd, Marketing Specialist at LeanCor Supply Chain Group. Special Post: Healing Supply Chain Pain (A Multi-Client Case Study) (leanlogisticsblog.leancor.com).

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JDA Software to Present at the 2011 CSCMP Annual Global Conference

Supply Chain Network

NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced that Fabrizio Brasca, vice president, global logistics, JDA Software, will participate in a panel discussion at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. The session is designed to provide additional fact-based inputs related to each scenario to help attendees in their decision making as they consider the future direction of their respective supply chain strategies.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Social Media and Supply Chains

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.

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Are You Ready for the Social Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Network

So, how will social networking affect businesses and supply chains? We are seeing a lot of marketing to end consumers, and thus new channels to drive demand, but how can we improve our supply processes? Can we leverage social networks to drive benefits across our end-to-end supply chain processes? Is your supply network ready for the Social Network? It is not a case of IF social networks will have an effect on your business and associated supply networks.

Supply Chain Disruptions or Minor Inconveniences?

Logility

Instead of specific plans, supply chain organizations need to look at increased flexibility and modeling the capabilities of their entire network. Valuable lessons can be learned from looking at what went wrong during these crisis situations that impacted supply chains around the world. You can also catch the full interview along with commentary from Gartner’s Noha Tohamy is the webcast, Manage Complexity in Your Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Disruptions or Minor Inconveniences?

Logility

Instead of specific plans, supply chain organizations need to look at increased flexibility and modeling the capabilities of their entire network. Valuable lessons can be learned from looking at what went wrong during these crisis situations that impacted supply chains around the world. You can also catch the full interview along with commentary from Gartner’s Noha Tohamy is the webcast, Manage Complexity in Your Supply Chain.

The Supply Chain Shaman’s Top Five of Top Ten

Logility

Altimeter Group’s Lora Cecere posted on her blog Supply Chain Shaman, the top 5 questions she is asked. Personally, I can’t wait for her 6 – 10 list and I will be sure to ask her about it when we meet up in Philadelphia next week at CSCMP Global Annual Conference 2011. Ever wondered what questions analysts are asked most often? What your colleagues are burning to know?

Who said supply chains are boring?: What are you saying HSBC?

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.

Three Steps to a Better Supply Chain

Logility

Yes, a better supply chain is just three steps away. It is no secret there is increasing pressure from customers, competitors, internal management, and others to create additional efficiency throughout the supply chain. After speaking with end-users from several industries and geographies, we uncovered three best practices for a more productive and cost effective supply chain. Map and Model the Supply Chain as a Multi-Stage Network.

Supply Chain Lessons From Japan

Supply Chain Network

If there was any doubt left about the impact of globalization of the supply chain, the news this month should make it crystal clear: supply chains today are attenuated and extremely vulnerable to repercussions from events far outside the control of those who manage and rely on them. Emerging Trends Information Technology PaulMartyn Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk disaster disruption planning supply chain worst case

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Oscars of Supply Chain

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.

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Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

If the mantra of the real estate industry is “Location, Location, Location”, the new mantra of supply chain executives is fast becoming “Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration”. If the events of the past few months have taught us anything, the ability to create and sustain collaborative processes with global supply chain partners is crucial to properly manage, and in some cases, capitalize on complexity.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: More Supply Chain Art in Vienna

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.

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Trends—January 2011

Inbound Logistics

Who said supply chains are boring?: Mini Supply Chain Problems at.

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.

Sony says supply-chain woes to affect Five more plants

Supply Chain Network

A sixth plant in Chiba, north of Tokyo, was set to resume production on Tuesday, but it could be interrupted by the rolling blackouts that are affecting some areas supplied by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO). “If the shortage of parts and materials supplied to these plants continues, we will consider necessary measures, including a temporary shift of production overseas,” Sony said. News & Info Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk

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Trends—June 2011

Inbound Logistics

Restaurant chains squeeze costs out of the supply chain; TMW Systems acquires Appian Logistics; CPG companies pushed to adopt extended producer responsibility programs

Trends—June 2011

Inbound Logistics

Restaurant chains squeeze costs out of the supply chain; TMW Systems acquires Appian Logistics; CPG companies pushed to adopt extended producer responsibility programs

The Relational View in SCM Research

SCM Research

While researchers are still searching for the paradigm of SCM research , the relational view can be an important building block to explain the supply and demand network. Theory Article Dyad Network Relationship Supply Chain Management Published in 1998, The relational view: Cooperative strategy and sources of interorganizational competitive advantage by Dyer and Singh remains one of the most influential business papers.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: How Logistics Helped Gain.

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.

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Sales Up for Supply Chain Management Providers

Supply Chain Network

From ManagingAutomation: “Sales of supply chain management software grew in the most recent quarter, according to two reports this week from SCM and ERP vendors. JDA Software, a pioneer in the supply chain management space, reported revenue for the fourth quarter, ended Dec. It predicted strong demand for supply chain management products in 2011, forecasting total revenue of $650 million to $690 million by year’s end.

Supply chain efficiencies boost profits at Unilever

Supply Chain Network

From Supply Chain Standard: “Unilever has reported savings of 1.4 billion euros in 2010 through savings in supply chain costs and indirect costs – well ahead of the 1 billion euros the group was targeting at the start of the year. Group chief executive Paul Polman pointed out that the Unilever supply chain had changed dramatically over the last three years. We now have a globally led Supply Chain organisation, with executive buying authority.

Who said supply chains are boring?: By the Numbers: IBM's Supply.

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.

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Updated Analytics Software Makes Smarter Supply Chain Network Decisions

Supply Chain Network

As companies seek to achieve smarter commerce and put their customers at the center of their commerce processes, one of the primary challenges they face is dealing with complicated and extended supply chains. With the complexity and volatility of today’s supply chains, companies are turning to supply chain analytics to optimize their networks on a more frequent basis. Emerging Trends Information Technology Supply Chain Management