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

Supply Chain Shaman

Download the Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights app on your iPhone to listen to the testimonials of this year’s Supply Chain to Admire winners on your phone as you travel. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Supply Chain 2030.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The focus is on channel data: price; inventory positions; and policies. It is about much, much more than Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI ) or Collaborative Forecasting and Replenishment. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030. Supply Chain 2030. It was an early morning.

The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The answer to the first question is clear when you consider the following sobering statistics about the industry: According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the world will need to spend $57 trillion on infrastructure by 2030 just to keep up with GDP growth. The benefits to date include better asset utilization for the hauler, more optimized inventory levels for the plant (along with less labor hours spent on order management), and better capacity utilization for the supplier.

A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

This includes: new product launch forecasting, seasonal inventory targets, demand affinities, push-based inventory strategies, demand shaping activities (price, promotion, run-out strategies, sales incentives, trade incentives), and turn-based volume. Supply Chain 2030.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

Both Kimberly-Clark and P&G are going backwards on operating margin while making progress on inventory turns. As the company spiraled in the updraft of the market, it built inventory. billion in inventory charges in April 2001. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Data gives distributors and 3PLs the ability to manage the entire supply chain on behalf of the customer, manage their ordering and inventory levels and providing them with insights that’ll help improve service levels.