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Supply chain inventory optimization – Beyond the analytics

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater From designing, sourcing and manufacturing, to distribution and consumption, your supply chain is at the heart of your customer satisfaction levels. The equivalent of 7% of America’s GDP is tied up in inventory, and accounts receivable and payable.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017. Supply Chain

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Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

OneSCM

recently noted a new trend towards supply chain “protectionism,” presumably due to the extraordinary combination of external forces proving capable of disrupting once-optimized processes and, therefore, destroying once-healthy profit margins. appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

This has led to increased costs, not to mention all the inventory stuck in-transit. However, did you know there are enough lead time problems lurking in your current supply chain operations that go completely unnoticed? appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s.

Supply Chain: Anything But Timeless

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chains are anything but timeless. At a company, individuals define supply chain excellence based upon their own purview of time. Often when I visit a client, I witness circular discussions of supply chain excellence. Supply Chain Planner.

Supply chain visibility: The key to growth

Kinaxis

There were a couple of key takeaways from the report: Manufacturers are planning on growth, but the overall market isn’t likely to grow. But according to our data, today’s manufacturers are much more focused on driving new growth than ever before.”. Supply chain visibility.

Supply Chain Finances: How Does Your Cash Flow Impact Your Supply Chain?

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Ty Kiisel who shows us how you can be affected by your supply chain finances. . Every business, including manufacturing operations, rely on cash flow to meet important needs like fueling growth and keeping the manufacturing process rolling forward.

Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain management technology has a fault line. The technology market for supply chain management is dramatically shifting. Decision support includes all forms of planning: demand, supply, revenue, manufacturing and transportation planning. Tremors.

Supply chain pain points: Automotive

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater 6 speed bumps on the road to automotive supply chain success. A trending move from regional to global supply chain processes is adding complexity to the automotive supply chain at an unprecedented level, driving a growing need for automation and collaboration.

Mining Supply Chain Data for Insights

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights, we have been actively working in our own mine sweeping project. These are mainly North American-based manufacturers, distributors and retailers.) The company was then assigned to one of 37 peer groups based on the Supply Chains to Admire methodology.

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5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. 2 Real-time Network Inventory Control and Planning. Too often we think about inventory in a linear way.

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Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

Kinaxis

In reality, all this emerging tech, whether it’s turning your world upside down or not, is having a very real impact on how businesses manage their supply chains. That in turn is changing how organizations are manufacturing and delivering goods.

Countdown to Kinexions ’17: FOMO and supply chain stories that inspire

Kinaxis

If you read my last blog post , you know that Kinexions is the premier supply chain conference event for our RapidResponse® user community. Merck: Node-to-node planning vs. E2E supply chain visibility. Easing the complexity of AMD’s supply chain planning.

3 Prerequisites to a Modern Demand-Driven Supply Chain

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In 2010, Gartner estimated that manufacturers outsourced about 70% of the products they make to other manufacturers. Before you can collaborate with your supply chain partners, you need to get your own house in order.

Improving Supply Chain Collaboration: Connecting People

Kinaxis

by Teresa Chiykowski This is the final blog post in our three-part series discussing ways to improve supply chain collaboration. Today, I’m going to tackle a third fundamental reason collaboration is failing: the disconnect between the people overseeing the supply chain.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

As I shopped at Best Buy for office supplies, I struggled to not think about the massive disruption of electronics supply chain. As markets shift, supply chains struggle to adjust. Supply chains operate blindly on order data.

Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin? (Takeaways from LLamasoft’s SummerCon 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

When it comes to supply chain design, we’re at another inflection point in the industry. Today, Supply Chain Design is becoming more operational and real-time, as companies have to respond more quickly and intelligently to fast-changing forces impacting their business (e.g.,

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

Although rate volatility is expected to stabilize in 2017, organizations must do more with fewer resources to survive. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers.

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Machine intelligence and human creativity in supply chain planning

Kinaxis

The book did make me reflect on my own experiences and views on the division of labor between the machines and human supply chain planners. Supply chains and planning for them are far more complex than ever.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

With digital business-to-business (B2B) enhancements, industrial manufacturers can find prospective customers, research new suppliers, alert buyers to shipping delays and foster deeper trading partner relationships. Supply chain operating networks are real game changers.

Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater 7 barriers to aerospace and defense supply chain success. As air travel demand soars, aircraft equipment manufacturers continue to innovate in areas like jet engine fuel efficiency, navigation technology and materials science. Supply chain complexity.

Three Critical Supply Chain Capabilities for Private Label Industry Success

Logility

The private label manufacturer generally produces more total SKUs with lower production volumes per SKU requiring more frequent line changes, more total safety stock and potentially higher product obsolescence. eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Each year at Supply Chain Insights we study performance and improvement of companies in each industry. Note that neither company is making progress at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns. Understanding What Drives Supply Chain Excellence.

Gartner’s Five-Stage Maturity Model for Supply Chain Analytics

ToolsGroup

Gartner measures supply chain analytics maturity across seven different dimensions. There are supply chain and demand analytics models that describe the type of analytics being deployed (e.g., Stage 3 improves decision making across the internal supply chain.

Is your supply chain planning ready for the “Experience Economy”?

ToolsGroup

Gartner says we are entering what they call the ‘Experience Economy”, where personalization, speed, agility and the ability to predict consumer trends before they happen will separate the winners from losers ( Aspire, Challenge and Transform in a Disruptive World , 27 September 2017).

Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now

Cerasis

Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

Supply chain pain points: Semiconductors

Kinaxis

Building your business on someone else’s supply chain blueprint may not be the best way to find success. It’s transforming from design and manufacturing companies into design and product companies. Here are a few other challenges the semiconductor supply chain has to face.

How Kennametal developed an integrated supply chain by connecting its data dots

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Faced with growing global complexity and increasing demand volatility, Kennametal set out to improve its supply chain maturity, increase data integration and improve its bottom line. Complexity overlaid nearly every aspect of the global manufacturer’s operations.

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Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Design and Planning

Talking Logistics

From demand shifts and evolving customer preferences, to new product introductions and sales strategies, volatility creates a continuously moving target for supply chain managers. Even in top performing supply chains analytics platforms can have a measurable impact.

Data integrity: Bad data and 3 good things to do about it when supply chain planning

Kinaxis

Achieving a realistic forecast and aligning supply plans is an extreme long shot at best. The best supply chains need to manage business when it’s not business as usual. However, even the best supply chains struggle with a recurring issue – data integrity.

This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Introducing Amazon Key, a New Level of Delivery Convenience for Prime Members. Ryder Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results.

Is it time to take your supply chain glocal?

Kinaxis

In case the term is new to you, glocal, in a supply chain context, is the blending of global integration with local responsiveness. Pekar, the VP of Roland DG’s Global SCM Division, gave some interesting insights on the changing role of IT in supply chain.

L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

At the Supply Chain Global Summit 2018 , Francois discussed the impact of digitalization, Industry 4.0, and L’Oréal’s approach to business that has allowed the company to continuously rank as a Supply Chains to Admire winner for four consecutive years.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. 2017 was the year that blockchain technology finally made world headlines, but it was mostly for the wrong reason.

Four Reviews of DDMRP for Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Lora Cecere of SC Insights was the first of the supply chain expert opinions I saw on DDMRP. She says she believes DDMRP “buffers are only a piece of the answer” and that “forecasting plays a vital role in determining the rules for inventory buffers.” He says that if “companies want to get the demand/supply balance equation right for their supply chains, they will need to invest in respond planning capabilities of some sort. by Lora Cecere, May 5, 2017.