The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We pick up where we left off yesterday from posting the Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014 by page views from the Cerasis blog by featuring the Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts in 2014. What did you find most intriguing in the Supply Chain arena in 2014?

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2014.

Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

Intellectually, while I will know that year has changed, I will screw-up time, and time, again by writing 2014 on documents for many, many months. When 2015 rolls in, for me, it will mark a decade of quantitative research focused on understanding the evolution of supply chain management.

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.

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.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I jeopardized the release date of the book by taking an extra three months to finish the Supply Chain Index work. He is trying to figure out the answer to these questions: What defines supply chain excellence? Big Data Supply Chains.

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.

Our must-read picks for 2014

Quintiq

Next generation supply chains: The inside story. Discover how to reap the rewards of a next generation supply chain without provoking resistance. Why we liked it: “This will be a very hot topic for the manufacturing industry in 2015.

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.

How consumer priorities impact your supply chain

Quintiq

In the world of supply chains that used to mean making sure you had supplies to make and deliver a product, in full and on time. The 21st century has seen more than its fair share of supply chain related scandals. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

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.

Use these management strategies to build a great supply chain…

The Network Effect

Visibility to the potential value locked in the current environment is a key driver in a supply network transformation and is being provided by advanced cloud based network platforms. Supply Chain Management Visibility supply chain management supply chain technology

TSC’s Best Supply Chain Resources – 2014

OneSCM

As we’re kicking off 2015, now is a great time to gather our best supply chain resources from 2014. Top Blog Posts: How to Overcome 4 Common Barriers to Supply Chain Collaboration Initiatives 2/5/2014. Cash is King—And So is Your Supply Chain.

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.

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

On this last day in 2014, from everyone at Cerasis, we wish you a Happy New Year and great success in 2015 for all those in business. Top 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 by Page View.

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.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

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.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A motor manufacturer’s warehouse space and on-hand materials were growing exponentially as it received, processed, and stored material for potential future use. “A popular misconception is that lean is suited only for manufacturing.

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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.”

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Specifically, fabricators are expecting to spend a good deal less on consumables and supplies (down almost 30 percent) and more on capacity-building machinery, especially in cutting and forming. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency.

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Effective Supply Chain Management In Manufacturing Key to Revival of Industry in U.S.

Cerasis

Supply chain management in manufacturing is by no means a simple process, but the United States is learning from past mistakes and they're poised to start playing a little catch-up in the manufacturing world due to their expertise.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. It was not until the 2010s that additive manufacturing became more widespread. Laminated Object Manufacturing.

6 maps that explain global supply chains

The Network Effect

We all know that supply chains are becoming more and more global, but how often can we actually see them becoming more global? We’ve selected 6 that are especially relevant to supply chains. #1: Even seemingly simple commodities have complex supply chains.

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Your 3PL as Supply Chain Risk Management Partner?

Talking Logistics

As I discussed last Friday, Accenture published a report recently on supply chain risk management. The chart below from the Accenture report highlights the different approaches companies are taking to supply chain risk management.

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.

Supply chain agility: How big is your gap?

Quintiq

I think you’ll agree that supply chain efficiency is no longer a differentiator. Are you a manufacturer with multiple production sites and a regional, or even international, distribution network? Of course there’s more to supply chain agility than a willingness to pool resources.

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.

Next generation supply chains: the inside story

Quintiq

According to PWC’s Global Supply Chain Survey (2013), the next generation of supply chains will be ‘efficient, fast and tailored’. What the survey failed to mention was that these supply chains are also going to seem chaotic – at least from the inside.

This Week in Logistics News (July 21-25, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. Ryder Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. Echo Global Logistics Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. May 2014 North American Freight Numbers.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

Talking Logistics

So it gives me great pleasure to say, that with the next pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the NBA selects Isaiah Austin from Baylor University.”. In other news… Supply Chain Risk Management Now a Priority for Most Businesses ( Accenture ).

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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. Supply chain risk management is like insurance.

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.

The transforming pharmaceutical supply chain

The Network Effect

I was just with one of the leading global pharmaceutical company yesterday, and once again I was struck by how quickly the pharmaceutical supply chain is changing. The post The transforming pharmaceutical supply chain appeared first on The Network Effect.