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 FROM Gartner Supply Chain Leaders Conference – What Will Be Hot? #5 FROM Poorly Executed or Non-Existent S&OP Is Costing Your Supply Chain Money. #6 by Melissa Clow.

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. For SupplyChainOpz, we will do something a bit different, we will uncover the most outstanding supply chain blogs and their contents. Please drop us a line to bloggeradmin [at] supplychainopz [dot] com with the subject " Blog Nomination " by the end of March 2014.

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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. Insights on Supply Chain Organizations. In the early years, there were no supply chain organizations. … this is the last blog of 2014.

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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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. Several customers addressed those questions in excellent case study presentations: Dr. Bernhard Herzog, Oxea GmbH – “Business Impact of a Supply Chain Operating Network”.

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.

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.” Supply chain leaders that make the biggest difference build supply chain potential and make small, incremental progress over time. 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. When I wrote the book Bricks Matter , I wanted to write a celebratory book on why the adoption of new technologies and practices in supply chain had improved corporate performance. The Supply Chain Index.

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. Logistics encompasses certain subsets of practices within the supply chain, such as just in time logistics, mission critical logistics, and more. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

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? Since supply chain can be a bit boring, I made it into a narrative. Why, I thought, would Kinaxis be interested in doing a webinar on women in supply chain? Big Data Supply Chains.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015. Talent Management as the Core of a Supply Chain Strategy.

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. The survey is still open and the final results will be shared at our upcoming Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 10th-11th. Demand demand planning 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 During the last two months, we have been interviewing supply chain leaders to get their views on the methodology. Background on the Supply Chain Index.

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. The post Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

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. All ex-AMR analysts on the stage, talking about the ‘Top 15 Supply Chains we Admire’. There has been so much discussion on the “top” supply chain lists. Value of supply chain planning and analytics.

Logistics Trend Radar 2014

SCM Research

DHL has now published the 2014 edition of its Logistics Trends Radar. Practice Logistics Report Supply Chain Management Trend Trend research helps academics and managers to discover topics that are interesting and important alike.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

There is a certain excitement in the air each year just before the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2014. We’re most excited to hear about the latest supply chain planning and optimization challenges that attendees are facing because nothing invigorates the team more than solving a new complex supply chain puzzle. Will last year’s common supply chain visibility issue still be on people’s minds?

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? We’ve selected 6 that are especially relevant to supply chains. LOGISTICS VS. PROCUREMENT IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN. Supply Chain Management The Network Effect

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. Many companies have accepted the need for Supply Chain Risk Management because they understand that just such a scenario could occur and if they are ready for it but their competitors are not, they have an opportunity to gain market share. The problem is most companies are relatively immature when it comes to Supply Chain Risk Management. What supply chain risk mitigation processes are you using?

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. This is part 4 in our Internet of Things Series: The Supply Chain “Change” dilemma! I thought his analogies with supply chain strategy and execution were spot on. The post The Supply Chain “Change” Dilemma!

Our must-read picks for 2014

DELMIA 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. Supply chain management is quickly becoming a “secret weapon” for many companies. Find out how your supply chain compares and what optimization can do for your business.

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. Today we continue our “Top Blog Posts” series, after covering the top posts in manufacturing , supply chain , logistics , and transportation so far, by bringing you a subject all of us must focus on: Business. Top 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 by Page View.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

Adrian Gonzalez will discuss in more detail his top six supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015, which he wrote about in Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015. The post Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Episode: Tuesday, December 16 at 12:00 p.m.

Facebook for Supply Chain Communication and Collaboration?

Talking Logistics

The short answer is that communication and collaboration — especially, and most importantly, between people — is the foundation of supply chain management, and you can’t effectively innovate without that strong foundation. As we all know, exceptions are the norm in supply chain management: demand exceeds supply, shipments get delayed, weather or labor issues disrupt transit times, and the list goes on.

The Mechanisms of Supply Chain Resilience

SCM Research

Two ingredients are needed to create supply chain resilience: robustness, which is proactive, and agility, which is reactive. The Influence of Relational Competencies on Supply Chain Resilience: A Relational View. Practice Theory Article Empirical Research Operations Management Supply Chain Integration Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain Design

LeanCor

What is Supply Chain Design? What is supply chain design? For many in the field of supply chain and logistics, supply chain design is the rudimentary step in understanding how a product or service is altered from raw materials into a finished product in the hands of the final customer. 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.

What I Learned at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference is among the best events to learn and network in the industry. I learned that people are genuinely excited about the opportunities in supply chain management. Simply put, there’s no time or reason to be bored in supply chain management — if you are, then you’re either working at the wrong company or supply chain management is not for you.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2014

Talking Logistics

The numbers speak for themselves: 42 video episodes produced in 2014, totaling more than 47,600 views and 1,260+ minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. How to Use Big Data to Improve Supply Chain Visibility. Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015. Just for Fun logistics supply chain top 10 episodes top 10 posts transportation

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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. This list compares well with a list of the 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time identified based on Google Scholar. Research Book Ranking Supply Chain Management Teaching

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2014

SCM Research

This year, the CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference 2014 was held in San Antonio, Texas. As every year ( see my previous post from Denver last year ), several leading supply chain management journals have used this forum to present their best paper awards. Fearon Best Paper Award, Journal of Supply Chain Management), and Dixon & Verma (Journal of Operations Management). 2014). Research Article Award Conference Supply Chain Management

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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). In the recent study of the Voice of the Supply Chain Leader , we find that the gaps are large, and growing. As shown in Figure 1, the gaps with the major categories of supply chain planning are great. Interview of a Supply Chain Leader: Redesigning for Value.

End-to-End Supply Chain

LeanCor

5 Secrets of End-to-End Supply Chain Improvement. Every successful business in today’s world understands the value of a well-oiled supply chain – this determines whether a company will lead the competition or gets left behind. Our ability to successfully implement and sustain a supply chain that delivers the highest possible value to the customer at the lowest possible total cost of fulfillment is of utmost importance. And eliminate supply chain waste.

Top 10 Reasons Why Santa Has The Best Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Here is the ‘Top 10 Reasons Why Santa Has the Best Supply Chain. #1 Comment to let us know why you think Santa has the best supply chain! From everyone at Kinaxis, and the Late Late Supply Chain Show, all the best to you and your families over the holidays. The post Top 10 Reasons Why Santa Has The Best Supply Chain appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

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12 tips to recharge your supply chain

DELMIA 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. Bonus tips for optimizing your supply chain planning. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization There’s no better time than the present.

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

4 Secrets to Supply Chain Management Project Success. Although the NFL is one of the more glamorous businesses in society, the competitive climate probably hits a bit closer to home for many supply chain managers than they would like to let on. This is no different for the supply chain management field. In order to get the ball rolling in the right direction in a supply chain management project, leaders must go all-in on the implementation phase.