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Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile. Supply Chain Planning.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week.

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

For the supply chain leader it is not a game… The stake is business continuity. Gamers do well in the world of supply chain. Designing value networks and managing what-if conditions is fundamental to managing supply chain risks.

Mind Map for medtech supply chains 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Together with logistics service provider DSV, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for the medical device supply chain, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for medtech supply chains 2014.

Why the supply chain should be more social

The Network Effect

No company has ‘truly’ modeled the full relationship set between how companies interact with other companies upstream and downstream in the supply chain. “The supply network application of the ESG is thus somewhat similar to how Facebook and LinkedIn model their social networks.”

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations.

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10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations.

Recruiters Reveal How to Land Dream Supply Chain Jobs

Supply Chain Opz

According to O*NET OnLine, a supply chain manager earns $103,530 per year in average. This article will show you the best career advice from top supply chain recruiters. If you’re an inventory planner, how many SKUs did you manage? Procurement?

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This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

I’d welcome the opportunity to meet with supply chain executives to discuss your research questions and objectives for the coming year, and with technology companies and 3PLs to get an update on your products and services. SAP Ushers in New Era of Collaborative Supply Chain Management.

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, nine out of ten supply chains are stuck. Despite two decades of advancement in supply chain technologies, companies are struggling to gain balance at the intersection of operating margin, inventory turns and case fulfillment.

Misnomer

Supply Chain Shaman

I am a supply chain gal. I work with many organizations on their supply chain strategies. Let me give you an example: Last week, I gave a presentation at a global supply chain team meeting of 175 professionals. “I study supply chains.

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week was the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. 110 supply chain leaders attended. In preparation for the summit, we readied the final report of the work on translating balance sheet results into a methodology to judge Supply Chain Excellence.

Piece Parts

Supply Chain Shaman

It is 2014. Companies invested in tight integration of ERP with supply chain planning (APS). As shown in figure 1, the gaps in the value chain network are large. Physically, the supply chain is becoming a network.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations: 1. Supply chain management is risky business — and the risks are growing every day. Simply put, many companies are still falling short on supply chain risk management , and they continue to pay the price. whenever you’re discussing supply chain strategy or decisions.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Cerasis

We found it as a great summation of all the things companies must consider when mastering their supply chain. Many studies state that those who can manage the functions with the supply chain, they have a competitive advantage. 2) Connected supply chains.

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Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Leader. The manuscript is due to Wiley on March 1st for an August 2014 publish date. I need it for my conference on September 10th-11th, 2014. As background, Peter Gibbons is the Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain for Mattel, Inc.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. I was sitting at my kitchen table attempting to write a celebratory book on the 30th anniversary of supply chain management. Capturing the Voice of the Supply Chain Leaders.

3D Printing Set to Streamline the Retail Supply Chain Through Reduced Lead Times and Inventory

BluJay Solutions

Our January blog post 3D Printing: Supply Chain Game Changer or New Risk for LSPs? In this post, we concluded that 3D printing is unlikely to fundamentally alter the mechanics of the global supply chain in the short term.

How Does Procurement Create Value? Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was attending the Zycus Horizons 2014 conference at Amelia Island today, listening to speakers. In addition to the procurement executives, I also got to meet Captain Dick Phillips, the captain of note in the film “Captain Phillips” We had a chance to talk about his experience, and he also presented to the group about the incredible experience he went through. Does procurement add to top line revenue.

Upstream Unconventional Oil and the Chemicals Used in Drilling: A Supply Chain in Need of Improvement

Logistics Viewpoints

Business Intelligence Chemical Industry Inventory Management Mobile Technologies Procurement/Sourcing Unconventional Oil includes shale oil and oil from tar sands. In producing oil, chemicals are injected into the ground to increase flow. The amount of chemical treatment is tied to the oil and gas production rates; treatments need to be adjusted as production rates vary. In many situations production treatment chemicals represent the second highest […].

Winning Student Posters Focus on Visibility, Total Cost of Ownership, and Procurement Processes

Supply Chain View from the Field

John Deere – Supply Chain Visibility – MBA Team: Jessica Newsome, Nithin Seshandri, Delia Smith, Bo Zhang – Project Sponsor: Mark Burton, John Deere. John Deere World Headquarters – Enterprise Supply Management.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

Its application has expanded from enabling the electronic exchange of purchase orders, acknowledgments and invoices to include global procurement and sourcing.T. During this time period, air was the only way to get supplies to certain areas of Berlin due to Russian blockades.

Join Thousands of Students in MIT’s Digital Supply Chain Classroom

Supply Chain @ MIT

On September 30, 2014, supply chain education will take a major step into the digital age with the start of SCx, an on-line educational program developed by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) for thousands of professionals across the globe.

Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

Nine out of ten supply chains are stuck. Companies are stuck at the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin. The secret to unsticking the supply chain is to redesign processes to be outside-in. The supply chain processes need to be designed from the market back. Most companies have designed supply-centric processes from the inside-out. Supply chain leaders are fluent in the language of supply.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Today I want to talk about the challenges faced by today’s automotive suppliers, and why a network model for their supply chain can help. Today it is possible to fully engage the knowledge and capabilities of an extended enterprise across their supply chain in real time.

Visualizing Supply Chains in Distress

Supply Chain @ MIT

There is no better way to show the impact of major disruptions on supply chains than to convey the level of risk involved through a clear, impactful, visual device. MIT CTL researchers Ranjana Mary Ninan and Christopher Sean Wang created such a device for their SCM Program thesis Visualizing and Quantifying Global Supply Chain Risk . But persuading managers, and notably procurement professionals, to build supply chain risk into their decisions can be an uphill battle.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Like dominoes, one delay led to another, disrupting supply chains across the country. Conduct a procurement exercise at the same time of year, every year. Leave inventory in strategic locations, balancing inventory carrying costs against (potentially) higher transportation rates?

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. It echoed the title of my September 2016 post, “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

Driving Profitable Growth Through Effective Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Nation

In a previous article titled “ What Is Preventing Your Supply Chain From Being a Strategic Differentiator? ” I reviewed a variety of factors that stand in the way of supply chain excellence. In this article, I shall review the factors that set the supply chain leaders apart from the rest and that help drive profitable growth for their companies. System-wide inventory strategies. This is just one example of supply chain agility.

VMI system goes live at Fokker Aerostructures

Supply Chain Movement

VIBA Aerospace Products and Services in the Netherlands and Peerless Aerospace Fastener Corporation, a distributor of aerospace fasteners based in Farmingdale (NY), went live with their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) of special fasteners at Fokker Aerostructures covering several programs.

System 101

The Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was involved in inventory control area on what they used to call “residual parts”, which were leftover parts that you ended up trying to sell into the service parts organization.