Report Card on Supply Chain Matters 2014 Global and Industry Supply Chain Predictions- Part Three

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our series of postings reflecting on our 2014 Predictions for Global and Industry Supply Chains that we published in December of last year. After we conclude the scorecard process, we will then unveil our 2015 annual projections for industry supply chains. Our research arm, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group has published annual predictions since our founding in 2008.

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.

Highlights of the 2014 Supply Chain World North America Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, this author had the distinct opportunity to both attend and participate in the 2014 Supply Chain World North America conference sponsored by the Supply Chain Council. The conference was a combined global member meeting of Supply Chain Council and of the 2014 Annual Conference. This year’s overall theme was The Tuned Supply Chain, From Strategy to Resources.

Perceptions of the Gartner 2014 Top 25 Supply Chains Ranking

Supply Chain Matters

In conjunction with its Supply Chain Executive Conference held this week, industry analyst firm Gartnerannounced its annual Top 25 Supply Chains rankings for 2014. This author attended this year’s conference and the Top 25 Supply Chains announcement dinner held at the conference. Supply Chain Matters will feature our summary impressions regarding the messages delivered at the Gartner 2014 conference in a separate commentary.

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.

Report Card on Supply Chain Matters 2014 Industry and Global Supply Chain Predictions- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters postings reflecting on our 2014 Predictions for Global Supply Chains that we published in December of last year. After we conclude the scorecard process, we will then unveil our 2015 annual projections for industry supply chains. In our previous Part One posting, we score carded 2014 […].

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Report Card on Supply Chain Matters 2014 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our series of postings reflecting on our 2014 Predictions for Global Supply Chains that we published in December of last year. After we conclude the scorecard process, we will then unveil our 2015 annual projections for industry supply chains. Our research arm, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group has published annual predictions since our founding in 2008.

Report Card on Supply Chain Matters 2014 Industry and Global Supply Chain Predictions- Part Five

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters postings reflecting on our 2014 Predictions for Global Supply Chains that we published in December of last year. After we conclude the scorecard process, we will then unveil our 2015 annual projections for industry supply chains. In our Part One posting, we revisited 2014 Predictions One and […].

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.

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.

CDP Supply Chain Report 2014

SCM Research

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information” Written by Accenture, the CDP Supply Chain Report 2014 has now been published. billion in 2012″ Practice Relationship Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

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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.

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

Report Card on Supply Chain Matters 2014 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains-Part One

Supply Chain Matters

While global industry supply chain teams continue to work on enabling 2014 operational and business performance objectives, this is the opportunity for Supply Chain Matters to reflect on our 2014 Predictions for Global Supply Chains that we published in December of 2013. After we conclude the self-rating process, we will then unveil our 2015 Annual Projections for Industry Supply Chain during the month of December.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Talent: A Broken Link

Supply Chain Shaman

Only 9% of companies feel that they manage supply chain talent better than peers.The issues are growing. I think that supply chain talent is a broken link in the supply chain. On August 5th, I will be hosting a webinar on supply chain talent.

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

Peak Holiday Season Supply Chain Customer Fulfillment Surge- The Initial Results

Supply Chain Matters

As we approach the start of the New Year, B2C and Omni-channel focused supply chains teams can begin to take a much needed breather. While reverse supply chain activities continue to ramp over the remaining days of the calendar year, it’s a good time to reflect on the initial learning from the 2014 holiday surge.

Severe Congestion and Paralysis Among U.S. West Coast Ports- Supply Chain Matters Update Four

Supply Chain Matters

West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Supply Chain Matters highlighted that conditions on the ground were not showing any signs of improvement. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics 2014 U.S. west coast port congestion 2014 U.S.

Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog provide our annual ten predictions concerning industry and global supply chains for the coming year. We have maintained this tradition since the founding of this blog in 2008 and it continues to be quite popular with our readers and clients.

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. Four signs you need supply chain optimization.

Top Ten 2014 Supply Chain “E” Lessons from a Process Industry Lens

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters has provided a number of insights related to the increased importance of B2B business networks among multiple industry settings. We were thus rather pleased to read of the top ten supply chain “E” lessons of the year from the lens of Elemica, a process industry focused B2B supply chain network technology provider.

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.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of the MIT 2014 Crossroads.

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters Attendance at 2014 Oracle Industry Connect Conference. Supply Chain Matters Highlights of the MIT 2014 Crossroads Conference. Unplanned Disruption for Boeing’s Supply Chain. Aerospace Supply Chain (86).

Logistics Performance Index 2014

SCM Research

Today, the World Bank has released its Logistics Performance Index 2014. The report is titled “Connecting to Compete 2014: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy” The index, which is based on survey data collected from more than 1,000 logistics managers, allows a comparison of 160 countries in terms of trade dimensions, such as infrastructure quality, customs performance and timeliness of shipments.

Big expectations: Looking forward to the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2014

Quintiq

There is a certain excitement in the air each year just before the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2014. Will last year’s common supply chain visibility issue still be on people’s minds? Is the focus going to be on having a fully integrated supply chain?

Another Important Indication of Chief Supply Chain Officer Agenda

Supply Chain Matters

As we have stated in previous commentaries, Supply Chain Matters does not tend to comment on the huge plethora of opinion research studies concerning the discipline and state of global supply chain management unless we feel the research is meaningful and based on sound research practices. In an October 2013 Supply Chain Matters commentary we highlighted some important findings from the Chief Supply Chain Officer Report conducted and compiled by SCM World.

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.

Our 5 best posts from 2014

The Network Effect

Anyway, here are the 5 posts from 2014 that our readers were especially interested in: 1. 6 MAPS THAT EXPLAIN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS. We all know that supply chains are becoming more and more global, but how often can we actually see them becoming more global?

Service Supply Chains Put to the Ultimate Stress Test in the Automotive Industry

Supply Chain Matters

Thus far in 2014, GM has announced 44 product recalls involving nearly 18 million previously sold vehicles. In a previous Supply Chain Matters commentary, we called attention to product recalls involving airbags supplied by Japan based Takata Corp. PTC PTC service lifecycle management software suite supply chain insights Supply chain Matters blog supply chain technology influencer Bob Ferrari''s blog supply_chain_matters

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?

Supply Chain for the 2014 Olympiad

Supply Chains Rock

From a. logistical standpoint, the Winter Olympics is one of the largest freight and shipping nightmares to happen on a global scale. There will be. packages, parcels, and pallets of goods shipped from other countries to. one central location -- en masse -- for the athletes, spectators, media. representatives, and workers. These goods will be shipped by sea, air, rail, and land as all

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