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.

Supply Chain Power 50: Best Supply Chain Blogs of 2014

Supply Chain Opz

At the beginning of each year, many supply chain blogs/sites publish the articles about their most popular contents of the year or make the predictions for things that might happen in the coming year.

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.

Vanilla Sourcing in Madagascar

SCM Research

Practice Africa Corporate Social Responsibility Procurement Relationship Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Video

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.

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics of Logistics

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation. In December’s issue of InBound, editor Keith Biondi cited customer service as the source for supply chain innovation. Technology has clearly driven much change in Supply Chain Management (SCM). BPR has helped streamline supply chains with or without IT. Customer Service: The Real Source of SCM Innovation.

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.

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.”

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.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source MoneyAM.com).

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SCM Global 50: Best Global Supply Chain Blogs 2014

Supply Chain Opz

Managing the smooth flow of material and information in global supply chain context has been a business challenge for many years and many companies tries to find the new ways to take the advantage of the shift of global economy.

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Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Integrated supply chain management is still unrealized because effective collaboration has not been realized. Strategic Sourcing. Increasingly, in logistics and supply chain management, it is well known that more cross-functional teamwork is required.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

Quintiq

However, if they take a closer look, they will find that there are significant benefits to supplier diversity – not only for suppliers and their supply chains, but also for their business. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization More than just charity.

Supply chain agility: How big is your gap?

Quintiq

I think you’ll agree that supply chain efficiency is no longer a differentiator. In my experience, the key to being ‘velcro’ or ‘agile’ lies in decoupling your resources from specific sources of demand. And here we come up against another reason for a supply chain agility gap.

The Network Effect in Supply Chain and Logistics

Talking Logistics

I hope UPS does the same for communicating the value of networks to supply chain and logistics executives — not just physical networks, but digital ones too. Source: UPS. Source: UPS. Supply Chain Operating Network Model (as depicted in 2003).

The Links between Product Lifecycle and Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

I wrote a Logistics Viewpoints article in October that discussed how Diageo has transformed its supply chain from a cost savings function to an enabler of growth-driving innovation. Procurement/Sourcing Production Supply Chain Planning

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. This key supplier had been identified and sure enough, you have a second source primed and ready to go. We have a problem.” The alternate source uses the same supplier in Taiwan.

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. Working together with a 3PL, you can create targets throughout your supply chain.

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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.

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, with 3PLs dominating the headlines: FedEx to Expand Global Portfolio of Solutions with Acquisition of GENCO. Robinson Transforms Oil and Gas Supply Chains.

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Introducing Supply Chain Power Influencers on Twitter

Supply Chain Opz

Social media has been adopted by supply chain management professionals as a mechanism to express opinions and disseminate knowledge. Then, this article will show how the influencers in supply chain management can be identified.

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.

Q&A on the Supply Chains to Admire

Supply Chain Shaman

Today we published a new report, Supply Chains to Admire. Here we share the answers to the questions that we get the most often about this research: What is the source of data? The data analyzed to compile the Supply Chains to Admire report came from publicly-available information from balance sheets and income statements. We placed them in the industry that they were the most like, e.g., the primary source of revenue. What is the Supply Chain Index?

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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This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The bodega and building as it appears today (source: Google Maps). ARI and Fidelitone Logistics Partner to Deliver Unified eCommerce and Supply Chain Solutions. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

How to Use Big Data to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

According to a July 2014 supply chain research study from Accenture focused on Big Data and supply chain risk management, most organizations have high hopes for using big data analytics in their supply chain but many have had challenges in deploying it. Thanks to changes in technology and digital storage capabilities, companies are now able to collect and amass a huge amount of data from many disparate sources.

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage What would you say is the next great disruption coming to our supply chain world? However, there’s one great disruption already occurring, which has yet to truly “touch” supply chain. As a supply chain practitioner, do you notice something missing?

Expert Explains How to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

Supply Chain Opz

Over the years, supply chain professionals have been trying to improve supply chain efficiency so they can gain an edge over the competitions. Data analytics or “Big Data” also bears huge potential for increasing supply chain efficiencies.

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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.

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. There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept.

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, 270 posts and five years later, I am thankful for the opportunity to sit at my kitchen table and communicate to almost 20,000 supply chain professionals globally (directly through this blog and through connections on Linkedin). However, this is not the case in our supply chains.

Lost in Translation-Incorporating Consumer Demand into your Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Her sources of information discussed, among other things, what might theoretically happen if the renminbi were allowed to float – and this is what she wrote in her column. When you think about it, the same thing happens on a daily basis throughout the extended retail supply chain.

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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What the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Even if you’re not you should check out Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. For the past several years, Supply Chain Insights has been delivering this research series. Think about those design, sourcing and delivery challenges.

The Noob Guide to Supply Chain 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.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff

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.

Best Logistics and Supply Chain Infographics

Supply Chain Opz

Following the success of our previous blog rankings titled " Supply Chain Power ", now we extend the rankings further. Data Collection There are 3 major sources of infographics related to logistics and supply chain management, namely, Pinterest, Visual.ly