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. Our goal is to build a guiding coalition to think differently to improve outcomes. It cannot be about incremental improvement. 2030 is 14 years in the future.

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. How to Get Started with Improving Your Supply Chain Processes Today!

For Every Tom, Dick, and Harry

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I asked him to translate the improvement in FVA into value by calculating the safety stock required using the naive forecast and the levels using the forecast from the team. Many have wrongly implemented demand planning as technology versus opening a pathway to drive continuous improvement.

Evolution of B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

Today technologies allow the delivery on the promise, but ironically, as technology capabilities improve and innovation to create new solutions explodes, the ownership structure is becoming more conservative. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Supply Chain 2030.

Groundhog Day

Supply Chain Shaman

In contrast, J&J that made the Gartner Top 25 list although they under performing on growth in both the pharmaceutical and medical device divisions, and they are not driving supply chain improvement (as measured by the Supply Chain Index ) faster than the peer group. Supply Chain 2030.

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

This lack of alignment is an impediment to improving balance sheet results. The use of network design technologies along with simulation through a center of excellence can greatly improve the gap between finance and the supply chain organization. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The possibilities of data variety and velocity to improve supply chain management excite me. There is a great need for improved supply chain analytics. Characteristics of Companies With Supply Chains Working Well Versus those With Room for Improvement.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

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I shared the recent research on how an effective S&OP process improves Market Price to Tangible Book Value. Improving Price to Tangible Book Value. Continue the Discussion at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. It is Sunday.

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Measuring Up?

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Historically, the traditional supply chain focused on improving costs. While companies want to improve supply chain performance and drive value, it is easier said than done. The analysis needs to be measured through an evaluation of year-over-year improvements.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The use of price, promotion, sales/distributor incentives, new product launch, marketing campaigns, or positioning to elevate and improve baseline demand. This requires modeling and continued refinement. Continue the Discussion at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations


But what are some ways organizations can streamline operations for improved results overall? Whether through automation, employee incentives, or any other means, optimizing labor productivity should be the cornerstone of any warehouse improvement effort. Most manufacturing facilities are trending toward 5S/lean manufacturing as part of their efforts to improve manufacturing processes, enabling quicker, more efficient production and lowering overall costs.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

To avoid heated political debates, the planning team needs to constantly evaluate the fit of the plan and drive continuous improvement on planning outputs. This requires continue education. There are seven traps: High Forecast Bias Improves Sales. Supply Chain 2030.

A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

Continue the Discussion at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. We will continue this discussion at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Join us for a critical view of supply chain 2030 through the insights of leading economists.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

P&G’s rate of improvement on the Metrics That Matter was lower than the peer group. While they lost operating margin in the recessionary period, as shown in Figure 3, they improved turns and regained margin post recession. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, most supply chains continue to pus cost and waste backwards in the supply chain. Continue the Discussion at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. We will continue this discussion at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

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How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

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As we have driven improvements in globalization, jobs shifted as companies chased lower costs of labor. The winners drive improvement while posting financial results in the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter ahead of the peer group. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

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No Easter Bunny?

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Unable to power additional year-over-year improvements at the intersection of cost and inventory, companies struggle. The SCOR model defines functional improvements, but falls short in defining cross-functional supply chain transformation. Learn continuously.

Building Outside-In Processes

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When you think about the product lifecycle from cradle-to-cradle through the moments of truth of purchase, usage, and disposal, what are the opportunities to improve corporate social responsibility? How can you capture customer requirements and reduce deductions and improve matching?

Seeing Beyond the Firewall

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Supply Chain Operating Networks: The building of supply chain applications using many-to-many architectures to connect multiple parties to multiple trading partners to improve multi-tier supply chain visibility, planning and execution to improve relationships in extended value chains. .

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). Due to the aging global population, coupled with historically low unemployment rates, workforce shortage is a big concern and one that doesn’t look to improve for some time. Five Steps to Improving Workforce Optimization.

Examining LogiPharma 2019 – Top 3 symptoms you caught the life sciences supply chain bug


Global Fund’s mission is to end AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis by 2030. Much of the stage time for presenters were dedicated to the discussion of the current challenges in the pharma supply chain as well as what improvements are needed. Prior to the attack, MSD made some significant supply chain improvements. That’s why many sessions included talk of improvement, innovation and best practices. by Bill DuBois.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

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As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Tips for improving customer experience. One reason is that doing so can improve communication and collaboration.

Happy Labor Day! Insights on Building Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

The focus cannot be about only continuous improvement of existing processes. Customer-centric, demand-driven, network of networks and outside-in processes become the reality in 2030… The supply chain of the future is no longer about cost containment.