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.” At the event, we will also announce the winners of the Supply Chains to Admire methodology for 2015. Today, supply chain excellence is easier to say than define. Sharing of the Supply Chains to Admire Work.

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. As well, these past 2 years at Kinaxis have brought great insight on the operational challenges of supply chain leaders. My 2015 Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry.

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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.

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 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. My presentation was titled “Are You Ready for the Social Supply Chain?” — or as translated into Spanish, “¿Estan Preparados Para la Cadena de Suministro Social?”

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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. After some high-profile accidents in the past year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for ways to minimize fatalities, and keep roads safer, in 2015.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. As I wrote last year: According to leadership expert Ken Blanchard, “when you stop learning, you stop leading,” and this is especially true in supply chain management. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend?

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. Today, I am going to share five insights that I have gleaned from our work on Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking. Figure 1: Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking Methodology Overview.

Best Supply Chain Conferences to Attend in 2015

Logistics Viewpoints

There are many supply chain conferences scheduled in 2015. Happy New Year! If you are like me, you only have so much time to spend at conferences and must choose the ones that best suit your needs. I believe that the best conferences are large enough to support networking and diverse topics, but personal enough […]. Learning & Leadership

Revisiting Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

I chose “Revisiting Supply Chain Planning” as the title for this blog post because I believe the phrase captures both the current focus of my research agenda (what I am doing) and the heightened priority SCP has taken on the agenda of many supply chain executives (what practitioners are doing). Earlier this week, I began updating ARC’s Global Supply Chain Planning (SCP) market study, last published in 2013.

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. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

The Branded Supply Chain

DELMIA 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. And that only happens when marketing and supply chain teams collaborate, which is probably not often enough. The Branded Supply Chain covers three main areas: loyalty, sustainability and leadership.

Insuring Against Supply Chain Risks

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the last ten years, supply chain risk management has certainly grown in importance. Research (Travelers Business Risk Index) shows that in 2014, 22% of manufacturers surveyed reported they did not worry about supply chain issues; in 2015, only 9% reported this. The 2015 results are based on a survey of 1,200 business decision makers. Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain Big Data: Why Supply Chain Leaders Are Using Big Data Analytics

Cerasis

Supply chain industry leaders have access to more information today than ever before in history. Thanks to data gathering programs, supply chain software , and data entry applications, this represents a mountain of data, which has the potential to provide ground-breaking insight into how to improve business-model efficiency. What Is Supply Chain Big Data? Supply Chain big data is the ultimate compilation of data gathered in the course of business.

My Supply Chain Resolutions

Logistics Viewpoints

What resolutions should you make in the New Year to improve your supply chain? Here are mine: To remember that supply chains should be built backward from the customer. One way to do this is to use a Perfect Order metric as a key way of measuring the supply chain organization. Learning & Leadership Supply Chain Risk Management But the question remains […].

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. We hope you enjoy this great story about supply chain without technology. . Is your supply chain running as effectively as it should be? These companies have huge supply chains with a global reach.

TMS Study 2015

The Logistics of Logistics

A transportation management software (TMS) is a subset of Supply Chain Management (SCM) software focused on transport logistics. The post TMS Study 2015 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Technology Transportation how to buy TMS TMS 2015 TMS buyers research TMS purchasing decisions TMS research TMS study 2014 TMS study 2015 transportation management software study transportation management systems (TMS) transportation management systems study why buy a TMS

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Twitter Insights from GT Nexus Bridges 2015 Conference

Talking Logistics

Nonetheless, my takeaways below from the recent GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference provides some insight about the company, it’s success to date, and where it’s heading (assuming Infor doesn’t make any significant changes). The GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference marked a first for me: it was the first conference where I tweeted soundbites and insights from the sessions I attended. Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) June 9, 2015. Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) June 10, 2015.

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. The move from global to regional supply chains increased risks. Geopolitical shifts, economic uncertainty and demand/supply volatility are rising. In my life time, supply chains changed.

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.”. How can supply chain management enable profitable growth? Below is an excerpt from the section on Supply Chain Visibility. — 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. Cognitive learning and analytics – Burkett predicted that cognitive or machine learning will have a big impact on supply chains. Supply chain/network redesign.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

7 Characteristics of A Best In Class Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today’s supply chains function as a result of extensive research into how a supply chain behaves, its chief concerns, successful risk management , diverse markets, widespread collaboration, and technological advances. However, current supply chains fall victim to the problems of inefficiencies, inexcusable rigidity, and failure to recognize the growing demands of consumers. Customization is a tricky aspect of a best in class supply chain.

Highlights from Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015

AIMMS

This month, I had the pleasure of attending Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix. The theme of the event was “ The Art of Supply Chain: Creative Solutions for the Next Generation.” Its agenda included over 60 sessions covering the full spectrum of supply chain—from strategy and planning to distribution and logistics. Gartner (@Gartner_inc) May 13, 2015. A compelling case for Supply Chain Analytics.

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. The common perception is that SAP and Oracle supply chain planning solutions are superior to best-of-breed Advanced Planning Solutions. Summary Data of User Satisfaction with Supply Chain Planning Applications.

A perfect supply chain?

Kinaxis

by Matt Benson If your 3PL supply chain problem was to deliver 400,000 items daily from supplier to customer and your on-time in full metric was a six-sigma target standard of 1 failure per million, how would you do it? Well, the answer in reality is that we really do need both – not all of our problems are only 3PL issues with supply chains having such stable demand signals – same item, same quantity, to the same customer, pretty much every day.

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

Cerasis

However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. However, this sharing of information would have not been possible without the use of technology across the supply chain. Let’s take a look at what is driving the role of ever-increasing technology in supply chain functions and how the supply chain is adapting to meet these demands. Supply Chain Technology supply chain functions

5 Big Benefits of Cloud-Based Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

For the supply chain of a business, there is no room for error even when performing the initial steps, and other fears can further scare away potential users. Fortunately, using a Cloud-based supply chain management systems integrator is much easier and far more advantageous than seems plausible at first. Comparison of a cloud-based Supply Chain Management Solution to Localized Supply Chain Management.

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. We wanted to see which companies were driving the fastest rate of improvement on the supply chain metrics that matter. Defining Supply Chain Excellence.

Make Way for the Supply Chain Internet of Things (IoT)

Cerasis

A supply chain that is transparent with an open configuration can accept the changes that the Internet of Things or IoT will bring. Learn more to get ready for the next wave of communications: the supply chain internet of things. Please Explain…What is the Supply Chain Internet of Things. The Core Benefits of the Internet of Things to a Supply Chain. Supply Chain Internet of Things Changes the Face and Methods of Big Business.

Top Five Pieces of Career Advice for Supply Chain Students

Kinaxis

A growing global shortage of talented supply chain professionals has companies scrambling to find ways to attract and retain that next generation of leaders. As the Wall Street Journal reports , educational powerhouse MIT has been giving free online supply chain courses for the past year. Those certificates will then count as a semester’s worth of MIT credits toward a full master’s degree in supply chain management. The supply chain matters!

A Healthy Dose of Chips: Supply Chain Lessons for Life Sciences at the 2015 Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow A quick post to let our readers know that we’ll be at the 2015 Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit (PIMS). This year’s event will be held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, London, February 10-11, 2015. What can a lifelong Semiconductor Supply Chain expert have to say about Pharmaceuticals?

Omnichannel Retail Q&A from the 2015 Supply Chain Leadership Forum

The Network Effect

Without making these choices supply chains will flounder and fail. I addressed these four topics during his keynote speech at the 2015 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum. Forum Attendee: Why should supply chain professionals be concerned with Omnichannel? However, this is not the correct definition of Omnichannel and so the supply chain professional must be intimately engaged in every aspect of Omnichannel. Allen Tran/Flickr.

3 Supply Chain Career Requirements for Millennials

Kinaxis

At the same time, in supply chain forums, media, and blogs, talk of the talent shortage in the industry is inescapable. The supply chain management workforce is comprised mostly of Baby Boomers at the moment—but they’re starting to retire. And, the numbers of professionals transitioning out of supply chain careers will rise significantly over the coming years. Given these dynamics, it’s obvious attracting and retaining supply chain talent is critical.

7 Benefits Realized Utilizing Big Data to Optimize Supply Chains

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog post from end-to- end global supply chain services company, Flash Global. The company focuses on high tech industries such as telecome , data storage, data centers, bio-medicine, and any company who needs supply chain visibility and proactive supply chain services for replacement parts and more. We are excited to feature this company as they deal in the fast moving world of complex global supply chain solutions.