Have you Given your Supply Chain Planner Some Love Today?

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is a week away. We are currently tabulating the results to publish the report, “Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire.” A Closer Look at Supply Chain Talent. For most, supply chain talent management is challenging.

Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

You are pissy and opinionated in this world of supply chain blandness. The term supply chain excellence is easier to say than define. I have been trying to define it as a supply chain analyst for over fifteen years. The Supply Chain Index.

Best of the Best Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014

Kinaxis

As you take time over the holidays to sit back and reflect, here are the top ten excerpts from the best of the best posts on the Kinaxis supply chain blog. FROM SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change. #2 FROM “Storage Wars” Rescues Supply Chain Ignominy. #4

HP’s New Style of IT: The Social Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

This trend was certainly evident at GT Nexus’ Bridges 2014 User Conference last month. Supply chain visibility (Lenovo), global growth (GAP and Electrolux), the role of emerging technologies (Guess?), Striving for Holistic Supply Chain Management.

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

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with Supply Chain Insights , I immerse myself in learning. I continually question my long-held beliefs on supply chain excellence. . When readers finish a Supply Chain Shaman blog, I want to drive a set of unique takeaways.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

Over 70 executives from various companies and industries attended the event, which featured the following speakers: Debbie Hodges, VP of Supply Chain Services, Walmart Stores. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015.

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management. Inventory is not only a critical part of supply chain management; too often it is the main cause of a painfully incremental progression toward effective and genuine supply chain management.

12 tips to recharge your supply chain

Quintiq

Ready to supercharge your supply chain for 2015? Here are 12 actionable tips to revitalize various aspects of your supply chain. Supply chain visibility: Not for your eyes only. Be a pro at avoiding these other pitfalls of supply chain distribution.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory.

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 #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process.

Supply Chain Design

LeanCor

What is Supply Chain Design? What is supply chain design? Supply chain design refers to the development of the framework that information and products travel from supplier to customer and back to the supplier again. Or should the supply chain be agile?

Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I will speak at Llamasoft’s conference on improving supply chain network design. One of the reports that I am writing is on the state of Supply Chain Planning (SCP). Interview of a Supply Chain Leader: Redesigning for Value.

Four signs you need supply chain optimization

Quintiq

The verdict is in – and has been for quite some time: Supply chain optimization is adding significant value to companies in a wide range of industries. But supply chain optimization isn’t just about dollars and cents. Why supply chain optimization is the next big thing.

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.

Supply Chain Planning

LeanCor

Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning. To be a leader in supply chain planning is to own a complex system, where you are at the nexus of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of different parties with their own constraints and goals in mind.

Healthcare Supply Chain

LeanCor

Mapping the Current State – Healthcare Supply Chain. The masses, however, do not realize that the problem does not rest with the poor sweet customer service agent fielding the call, it resides in the complex supply chain. Healthcare Supply Chain Analysis.

Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting: Distribution Network Design Case Study. A global life sciences company was challenged with high freight costs, high inventory levels and complex processes, delays due to over-processing, and overall lack of delivery consistency.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. The problem is most companies are relatively immature when it comes to Supply Chain Risk Management. There is a natural conflict between risk mitigation and supply chain efficiency.

What’s new in the automotive supply chain? (Hint: Inventory Replenishment Policies)

The Network Effect

This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. Today I want to explore how automobile suppliers are improving their operations via inventory replenishment policies.

The Supply Chain “Change” Dilemma!

Kinaxis

Part 1: SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change. Part 2: Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning? Part 3: SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change. The post The Supply Chain “Change” Dilemma!

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. Order fulfillment has seen a rise in technology in 2014 and there is now a large offering of advanced products to help make your warehouse function more efficient. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Popular order fulfillment packages include the following: Fishbowl Inventory: direct integration with Quickbooks helping you process orders.

Turkey Logistics: The Thanksgiving Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Inventory Management Just for Fun Retail Supply Chain Planning This Week in News Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a time for family, friends, and turkey. Lots of turkey. Just how much turkey?

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Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Insights

On September 9–11, 2014, 110 supply chain visionaries will gather in the desert at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona to think differently and define the future of supply chain. Supply chain teams are being asked to do more with less.

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… JDA Software Announces Industry-Leading Distribution-Centric Supply Chain Suite. Supply Chain Council to Merge with APICS. Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results.

Jeroen van Weesep (Lego) is the Supply Chain Professional 2014

Supply Chain Movement

– The Netherlands, 5 June 2014 – Jeroen van Weesep from Lego is the new figurehead of Dutch supply chain management. Share this honour with your team and enjoy all the attention you’ll receive,” said the Supply Chain Director Benelux. “It’s The 2014 finalists.

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.

Kewill Supply Chain Predictions 2014

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain risk will rise up the agenda. Gartner predicts that while supply chain complexities and risks are growing, few logistics organizations are prepared and most do not have a Chief Risk Officer. Green supply chain.

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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.

Supply Chain Management Books

SCM Research

I recently conducted a survey with leading supply chain management researchers and asked them a simple question: “If you were teaching a doctoral seminar, what would you assign as the [.] Graves, (5) Purchasing & Supply Chain Management by Robert M. Patterson, and (6) Foundations of Inventory Theory by Paul Zipkin. This list compares well with a list of the 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time identified based on Google Scholar.

Redefining Supply Chain Research

Supply Chain Insights

He spoke about their GIVING supply chain. The management of his GIVING supply chain is quite a task. As I sat in the audience, it occurred to me that we at Supply Chain Insights are operating a GIVING supply chain of sorts.

Supply Chain Management Case Study

LeanCor

Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. It was striving to incorporate a more holistic view of its supply chain operation. Inventory Cover and Costs (Including Overflow and External Warehouses). Reduce lead times and inventories.

Inventory Management in Manufacturing Environment

LeanCor

Firms today are beginning to understand more and more that high levels of inventory aren’t just detrimental to costs but also for hiding other potential issues. The beginning stage of inventory management doesn’t begin at the dock door rather it begins with the supplier.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #7 Making decisions based on bad data (supply chain data accuracy)

Kinaxis

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.

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld Reason #5: Not having a supply chain risk management process. 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.

Noob Guide to Supply Chain Management Definition

Supply Chain Opz

What is the definition of supply chain management? 1) It''s a network Many companies have the department that controls various activities within the supply chain. Supply Chain Management is then the planning, implementing and controlling of the networks.

Supply Chain Management Services

LeanCor

3 Tips in Choosing Supply Chain Management Services. When sourcing supply chain management services, think about the provider’s approach to people and processes. Focus on total logistics cost reduction (transportation, warehousing, and inventory).

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