Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2015

Supply Chain Shaman

Tomorrow, I present the Supply Chains To Admire 2015 Analysis at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. The theme is “Imagine the Supply Chain of 2025.” Today, supply chain excellence is easier to say than define.

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.

Supply Chain Matters Coverage of APICS 2015 Conference: Staff Interviews

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, while attending and speaking at this year’s APICS annual conference, Supply Chain Matters had the opportunity to interview two of the executive leaders of the organization. APICS is a global professional organization supporting the professional education and certification needs of operations and supply chain management professionals.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

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.

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

Just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog share 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.

Report Card for Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams wrap-up their various 2015 strategic, tactical, and operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, we continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters postings looking back on our 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published in December of 2014.

Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

In the presentation, I shared data on the evolution of supply chain planning and the results on user satisfaction. Neither technology vendor is an industry leader in delivering a solution that fits the needs of the supply chain planner.

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. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . We hope you have been able to learn a few things from the 232 blogs published in 2015. Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014.

Supply Chain Matters Shares Highlights of the APICS 2015 Conference: Jack Welch Keynote

Supply Chain Matters

This week, this author attended and spoke at the APICS 2015 conference. APICS is a global professional organization supporting the professional education and certification needs of operations and supply chain management professionals. Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Chain Transformation APICS APICS 2015 annual conference APICS Supply Chain Council careers in supply chain management Jack Welch Supply chain Matters blog

Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

As I wrote last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains , as companies across a variety of industries grow their presence in the country, either manufacturing in Mexico or growing their supplier base there.

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L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In the process of compiling the Supply Chains to Admire report for last year’s Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , the research team at Supply Chain Insights calculated the rate of supply chain improvement of companies by industry for the period of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013.

Supply Chain Matters Update Four- JDA Software FOCUS 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters pens this commentary from JDA Software’s FOCUS 2015 conference wrapping up today in Orlando Florida. To view our prior observations and commentaries, please click on the below: Update One Update Two Update Three For the past ten years, in conjunction with the FOCUS customer conference, JDA’s Real Results Awards recognizes noteworthy […].

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. For decades, globalization has defined the supply chain.

Supply Chain Matters Update Three- JDA Software FOCUS 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters pens this commentary from JDA Software’s FOCUS 2015 conference being held this week in Orlando Florida. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology #jdafocus15 blog focused on supply chain management JDA Software JDA Software FOCUS 2015 conference PepsiCo supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

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.

The Branded Supply Chain

Quintiq

What do H&M and Whirlpool know about supply chains that many of their competitors don’t? It is that world-class supply chains embody world-class brands by delivering to the customers the promises made and stories told by their marketing departments.

Supply Chain 2015

SCM Research

Last week, a well-made special report by Raconteur, titled Supply Chain 2015 (pdf), was distributed in The Times of London. Other topics covered by the report are, among others, strategic procurement, top technologies, demand prediction, sustainable supply chains and cross-border delivery. More information can be found on the homepage of Raconteur’s Supply Chain 2015 report. Practice Report Supply Chain Management Trend

Supply Chain Matters at Oracle Open World 2015- Reflection on the Importance of Accurate Information

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters commentaries concerning this week’s Oracle Open World Conference being held in San Francisco. Our previous commentaries can be viewed here and here. While attending enterprise vendor related conferences, I make it a point to attend sessions that provide updates on new functionality and inputs from customer […].

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke on the evolution of the digital supply chains and my vision for Supply Chain 2020 at the World Trade Group Event in Miami. These will be the foundation of digital supply chain thinking that will redefine business in the next decade.

Supply Chain Matters Summary Impressions: JDA Software FOCUS 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, Supply Chain Matters attended the JDA Software FOCUS 2015 conference in Orlando Florida providing a number of live update commentaries regarding this conference. Online Customer Fulfillment Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology Supply Chain Transformation Transportation and Logistics JDA Software JDA Software FOCUS 2015 conference JDA Software Group Supply chain Matters blog

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters.

2015 New Year’s Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage 2015 will be my 25 th year in the supply chain industry, mostly as a practitioner. I’ve had the benefit of stepping away from the grind for 2 years, spending time at AMR Research, where I visited with many companies and learned about their supply chain practices.

Report Card for Supply Chain Matters Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Three

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams continue efforts in achieving their various 2015 strategic, tactical, and operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, we continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters postings looking back on our 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published in December of 2014.

Supply Chain Matters Initial Impressions of LiveWorx 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

We are once again in the high point of this spring’s industry conference season and this author finds himself mostly mobile, attending and checking-in on the major important conferences that we believe have context to the broad supply chain management, manufacturing and product management community that represents Supply Chain Matters. PTC LiveWorx 2015 Supply chain Matters blog

Report Card for Supply Chain Matters 2015 Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Five

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams wrap-up their various 2015 strategic, tactical, and operational line-of-business and supply chain focused performance objectives, we continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters postings looking back on our 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published in December of 2014.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

Cerasis

Of course, we live in a high technology powered supply chain world, but often, as we noted in our 5 Upfront LTL Tips post, if you don’t remember the basics and best practices, no technology is going to fix those issues, but only make them more apparent. Trusting your Supply Chain.

A Supply Chain Evangelist can help your mid-size company get on board with strategic supply chain improvements

Take Supply Chain

I recently participated in a Supply & Demand Chain Executive panel webinar on the procurement challenges of small and mid-size companies. Champion the Cause with a “Supply Chain Evangelist”.

Positioning Individual Skills for the Future Needs of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has returned after our two-week summer break. It is now time to return to our commentaries and insights related to multi-industry and global supply chain developments. Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Upcoming Supply Chain Conferences APICS APICS 2015 annual conference Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog Supply chain Matters blog

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Top Ten Most Read 2015 Supply Chain Matters Content

Supply Chain Matters

This Editor had the opportunity to view our Supply Chain Matters readership analytics (thanks to Google Analytics) for all of 2015 and can now share our ten most popular 2015 commentaries during the year. In reverse order: Number 10 Highlights of the APICS Annual 2015 Conference held in Las Vegas in October, and specifically […].

How Supply Chain Integration Will Boost Efficiency in 2015

BluJay Solutions

In 2015, supply chains will need to be more integrated, connected and converged than ever. With outsourcing on the rise and more companies cropping up in emerging markets, supply chain networks are more dispersed – meaning integration is key to keeping track of goods.

6 Supply Chain Disciplines to Enable Profitable Growth

Talking Logistics

In a conference call with investors in February 2015, Macy’s CFO Karen Hoguet summed up the primary objective of most retailers today : “We are making investments in growth, we want to accelerate growth, but it needs to be profitable growth.”. — Supply Chain Visibility.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Latest Gartner Supply Chain Predictions

ToolsGroup

Gartner analysts presented their latest supply chain findings throughout the two-day Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference last month in London. They see the highest spending priorities in e-commerce software, supply chain optimization and cost analytics.

5 Most Popular Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

Cerasis

Far" series today highlighting supply chain blog posts. Supply Chain is just one of our five main categories we are covering all this week, which consist of: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Freight, and Transportation. We have already covered the top logistics blog posts and the top manufacturing blog posts by the most views those blogs in those categories have received in 2015. INFOGRAPHIC] Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch.

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