Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. 2030 is 14 years in the future.

Imagine 2030: Supply Chain Talent


As we welcome the industry thought leaders, practitioners, educators and more, I started to think about the conference’s theme, Imagine 2030, and a topic on the minds of many supply chain executives: talent. While 2030 may seem like a long way off, it will be here before we know it.

3 Predictions for the Future of Supply Chain by 2030


by Tom Gregorchik I was recently asked a simple question during an interview: “Where do you see supply chain in 2030?”. And when I thought of the future of supply chain, I thought to myself that the year 2030 is 14 years from now—the same 14-year span of when I started in supply chain.

2016 Supply Chain Insights Summit: Imagining Supply Chain in 2030 as The Engine of Growth


It was clear that the stage was set for subsequent discussions on supply chain innovation topics, the direction of the industry in the near future of 2030; and what companies today have to do to stay ahead of the curve. “Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030


Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. New Study Shows a Rise in US Company Inventories.

51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics

Supply Chain Movement

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Head Scratcher

Supply Chain Shaman

” He continued to share stories of implementations in marketing departments at consumer products companies, and asked, “Isn’t this far more interesting than supply chain? Imagine Supply Chain 2030. The focus is on Imagining Supply Chain 2030.

S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Seeking the next sequel in technology adoption, I want to write how the confluence of new technologies changed companies’ abilities to improve decisions. Companies average ten ERP and five Advanced Planning Solutions. For most companies, this is an issue. Yawn.

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How private companies are aligning their business activities to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals


These 17 Goals , comprising of 169 targets to be achieved over the next 15 years, are known as The Global Goals or Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and form part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Not all the 17 goals are equally relevant for companies.

Sustainability and the Reverse Supply Chain: The Green Eileen Story


At the recently concluded Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, I heard a talk from Cheryl Campbell and Kevin Cooke from the Eileen Fisher Company. Cheryl founded the Green Eileen company as a non-profit which was supported by the owner Eileen Fisher Company.

The State of Sustainable Supply Chains

Supply Chain 24/7

The Sustainable Development Goals not only identify where we have to be in 2030 to create a sustainable world that leaves no one behind; they also outline new markets and opportunities to innovate for companies everywhere

If Only There Were More Choices

Supply Chain Shaman

Companies are at very different places, based on the company’s cultural DNA to try new solutions. However, there are limited solutions for the companies in the middle of the adoption curve–early adopters and early majority. Shifts in Technology for Supply Chain 2030.

Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

As companies transitioned from regional to multi-national organizations, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes proliferated. Today, the average company has seven S&OP processes, but a global chemical company averages over 30.

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Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

As companies transitioned from regional to multi-national organizations, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes proliferated. The average company has seven S&OP processes, but a global chemical company averages over 30. Forge New Directions for Supply Chain 2030.

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Companies Not Living Up to UN Sustainable Development Vows

Material Handling & Logistics

While more than 9,000 companies globally have pledged to support UN sustainable-development goals such, one-third haven’t set any measurable targets and just 55% are monitoring progress. Only 29% have studied whether the policies they adopted have any effect outside of their own companies.

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

In our research, we find that when companies out perform, one of the first things that they talk about is success in horizontal processes. For reference, 52% of companies have a network design group, and 40% of these companies think that they do it well. Supply Chain 2030.

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Groundhog Day

Supply Chain Shaman

We analyze data for all public companies in thirty-two industries. Becton Dickinson will make our Supply Chains to Admire list in September, but there will be no pharmaceutical company on the Supply Chains to Admire list even though Novo Nordisk and Biogen are making the most progress.

Supply Chain Complexity and the Need for Disruptive Technology


As a result, Cecere says that today 80% of companies are seeing the same results (operating margins versus inventory turns) as they did ten years ago. Cecere says the companies that do supply chains well—at a 90% confidence level—have much more supply chain visibility.

Evolution of B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

Normally the only winner in a technology acquisition is the original venture capitalists of the company being acquired. Companies struggle with functional processes and are stuck in traditional inside-out process paradigms. As companies mature, there is a focus on flow.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

The caller had prior experience with a major household products company and recently transitioned to a smaller, but global discrete manufacturer. The processes and the requirements of the two companies were quite different. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. It is Sunday.

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Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

In manufacturing-based companies, 70-80% of costs are in the processes of source, make and deliver. Labor is an important input with 50-60% of employees of the company reporting through supply chain organizations. Most companies say that employees are an asset, but treat it as a cost.

Tackling the Unknown: Trying to Figure Out New Forms of Analytics

Supply Chain Shaman

The average company has over 150 technologies; yet, they cannot get to data. ” , we can see that when companies cannot use and access data is a characteristic of companies that are not working well (reference figure 1). Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

They are not the same, and the delivery of a demand-driven strategy does not mean the company will enable a customer-centric supply chain, or build/implement outside-in processes. For most companies it is weeks and months, but can be multiple quarters.). Supply Chain 2030.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit


The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.” Companies are looking at two in particular: Prescriptive Analytics and Machine Learning. .

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Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average manufacturing company’s supply chain organization is 15 years old. While companies want to improve supply chain performance and drive value, it is easier said than done. For many companies, improving results is elusive. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

Cognitive Computing: Getting Clear on Definitions

Supply Chain Shaman

Each company can send up to three supply chain leaders. Forge New Directions for Supply Chain 2030. In this session, we will look forward to global trade in 2030 as we explore the tensions between nationalism and globalization and the role of China/India in Supply Chain 2030.

Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

Shifts in Traditional Supply Chain Processes in the Building of Capabilities for Supply Chain 2030. Point-of-sale data, testing first conducted in 1968 at Marsh Supermarkets (see picture), is still not used by consumer products companies to determine demand.

A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

Companies attempt to grow through mergers, global expansion, new products and services, and line extensions. Within each company and market there are distinct rhythms and flows for demand. As companies and teams mature, the definition of the word “flow” changes.

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

Most companies ask the wrong questions. As planning organizations within companies grow-up–a move from a regional, to multi-national, to global– getting clear on the basics of planning becomes more and more important. The average company has 25-35% bias.

Disrupting in the Midst of Disruption

Supply Chain Insights

Our philosophy is “ When companies give to us by participating in our surveys, we give to them through open, shared content.” Companies want to use new forms of analytics and drive insights, but budgets are tied to traditional Enterprise Resource Planning and Advanced Planning projects.

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Warehouse Management Set to Take Center Stage in Warehouse Automation

Veridian Solutions

While Amazon leads the way, other companies, including carriers such as FedEx and DHL, are testing and developing robotic-based systems to speed operations. As technology evolves, costs will decline, and more companies can deploy robots faster. By 2030, one-third of workers in the U.S.

10 things eft’s been reading this week


Amazon pledges 50% net-zero carbon shipments by 2030. Companies Look To Supply Chains For Sustainability Gains. Emissions standards, investor pressure and potential savings are starting to put sustainability in the spotlight.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

As we have driven improvements in globalization, jobs shifted as companies chased lower costs of labor. As I travel the world, many companies struggle to understand what I do. This is our third year of analyzing balance sheets to understand which companies outperform.

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Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit


The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.” Companies are looking at two in particular: Prescriptive Analytics and Machine Learning.

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Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

I had never had a vendor thank me for giving a company a negative review. (I The company is now owned by JDA. During the period of 1996-2001, the company struggled. As the company spiraled in the updraft of the market, it built inventory. Supply Chain 2030.

Network Consolidation: A Step Forward for Market-Driven Value Networks?

Supply Chain Shaman

Hap-X is a cloud-based company with an Exchange for payments. Only 40% of companies have a supplier development program, and only 9% include a focus on supply chain finance. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Supply Chain 2030.

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The Future of Supply Chain Management


That was the perfect lead-in for a great Supply Chain Insights webinar I attended recently – Journey to Supply Chain 2030. Admittedly, 2030 is a few years out. Suffice it to say, companies can be proactive today with strategies that align with millennials as well as business goals.