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Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

That was my opening question to the executives attending last month’s Elemica reveal 2014 Conference in Frankfurt. Meanwhile, the Red Sox won the World Series in 2013, going from worst to first in one year — and then back to worst in 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

4 Supply Chain Minds You Ought to Hear at Kinexions

Kinaxis

October 28-30, 2014. We have a great speaker line up, but here are 4 supply chain minds you can’t miss! Guido Marivoet, manager, supply chain systems, EMEA, TE Connectivity. Join these and other insightful supply chain leaders this October in San Diego!

Power B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

If you ask companies if they would like better inventory and global supply chain visibility, you will get an overwhelming answer of, “Yes!” The term supply chain visibility varies by role. Today, I published a new report on building Digital Supply Chains.

Global Luxury Management “Lifestyle” brands require push supply chain design customization

Supply Chain View from the Field

In this environment, the supply chain and logistics task becomes even more complex, as it involves delivering and fulfilling product and service support to deliver a lifestyle “vision” around the world. In this environment, supply chains are not “pull”, but rather “push” in nature. Designers decide on a life style concept, and plan on what they are going to sell – which is a PUSH based supply chain.

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Supply Chain Shaman

“We live in a world where supply chains, not companies, compete for market dominance. Hau L Lee, Triple-A Supply Chains, Harvard Business Review, October 2004. How value chain activities are carried out determines costs and affects profits.”

New Year’s Resolution #1 for Supply Chain Planners: Improve Performance Measurement

Demand Solutions

But regardless of whether you plan to read a book every week, go running every day at 6 AM, or finally put some money in your IRA, I believe the New Year is a perfect time to make some resolutions about your supply chain. Over my next few articles, I’ll share some tips on the kinds of resolutions you can put in place to get your supply chain performance back on track in 2015. Just about every company uses some kind of measures to gauge their supply chain performance.

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.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. About the Supply Chains to Admire Research.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. The following 10 supply chain articles are listed in order from the 10th most read blog post to the top most read post. Without further ado, here are the top 10 supply chain articles by most read from the Cerasis blog: 10.

9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners

Cerasis

Top management knows that lean can add value , but many still haven’t moved past the initial education stage into full-scale lean supply chain implementation. There should be metrics involved to monitor these objectives to ensure success across the supply chain.

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Transportation Management

LeanCor

Think about all the cars we have in the United States that have been shipped from different countries all over the world. These companies have deadlines to get their cars from one country to another, and supply us all with the bigger and better car every year.

3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

Our transportation management strategy is part of our end to end supply chain strategy. In addition, they need to commit to create daily route designs, complete real-time track and trace, generate real-time metrics, and complete daily problem solving.

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What is Preventing Your Supply Chain From Being a Strategic Differentiator?

Supply Chain Nation

A recent survey by Hitachi Consulting showed that about 8 out of 10 Supply Chain managers do not see their supply chain as an “enabler of business strategies” within their organization. While the number may seem surprisingly high given all the press about Supply Chain Management, there are some underlying organizational inhibitors at play that contribute to this. Supply Chain agility silos supply chain

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NASCES 2016: End-to-End Supply Chain Management Transformations

Kinaxis

by Trevor Miles I was at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit in Chicago earlier this week. What kept nagging at me though is that the presentations were largely about “righting the ship” rather than “moving from ship to air.”

Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection. A few days ago, the world’s seventh largest container shipping company by volume, Hanjin Shipping, filed for bankruptcy protection.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners.

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Kinaxis

According to a recent UNHCR report , nearly 60 million people were forcibly displaced in 2014 from countries such as Iraq, Eritrea, and Afghanistan. A crisis of this magnitude creates a mind-boggling supply chain and logistics challenge. Miscellanea Supply chain management

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Columbia Sportswear: Peeling Back the Onion on Your Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

Over the years, I’ve come across many large, brand-name companies that have been successful by many measures, such as revenue growth and profitably, but when you peeled back the onion on their supply chain processes and capabilities, they were far from best-in-class. Can you imagine how much more profitable these companies could have been, or how much more market share they could have captured, if they had been more disciplined and focused on improving their supply chain processes?

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents. And as supply chains have become increasingly diffuse over time, the likelihood that disruption in one region will have consequences that reverberate across the globe, is higher than ever before. What can supply chain managers do to ensure that action is taken quickly and efficiently when disruption strikes?

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

A senior executive from a large global manufacturer came to speak in my MBA class this week, and discussed the major shifts in global business that was occurring due to the emergence of omni-channel capabilities in the supply chain. This view of the supply chain is focused primarily on how we get inventory to the customer. Sales people like to be working with customers, not shipping stuff in boxes.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents. And as supply chains have become increasingly diffuse over time, the likelihood that disruption in one region will have consequences that reverberate across the globe, is higher than ever before. What can supply chain managers do to ensure that action is taken quickly and efficiently when disruption strikes?

Logistics Past, Present, and Future

Supply Chain @ MIT

While reliable service and low prices are still important, these metrics have become prerequisites for commercial success. Companies are almost forced to use supply chain as a competitive advantage, and that puts pressure on us to understand their business strategy.”.

6 Common Supply Chain Mistakes and How to Resolve Them

AFFLINK

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.

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

I worked with consultants defining a business case for cloud-based supply chain solutions and new vendors looking to use artificial intelligence to solve the problems of master data management. It was not a good week for supply chain leaders.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies.

Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration - The Next Gen Supply Chain Intelligence

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Single view of supply and demand across heterogeneous systems. Supply and Demand cost and delivery metrics measurement on Embedded Intelligence. Provides a configurable fulfillment and supply chain solution.

9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL

Cerasis

This is the first post in an ongoing series on effective KPI management from third party logistics consultant, Chuck Intrieri, of The Lean Supply Chain. . All KPIS have metrics to measure. Effective KPI management is also only as good as how often you are reviewing your data and collaborating with your 3PL for whatever of the supply chain functions you are leaning on the 3PL for. Business Advice Logistics Supply Chain effective kpi management

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6 Signs You're Ready for a New Supply Chain Execution Solution

EFT

The 2014 industry study, U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling and Logistics lists e-commerce and relentless competition as key drivers of change in supply chain execution. You need better customer integration and supply chain visibility to compete.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. 3rdwave 3rdwave Blog Global Supply Chain TMS Transportation