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

Arkieva

A new study by the SupplyChainDigest analyzing the main components of working capital: Days Sales Outstanding (DSO), Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO), and Days Payables Outstanding (DPO) revealed an uptick in DIO. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

I know that early detection is the key to wellness. While most consultants and technologists want to sell technology, and are eager to slap in a new piece of software, my caution is to slow down and better understand root issues before having a technology discussion.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a long week talking to clients about integrated planning. With the tough travel, walking around the art exhibits listening to the moderator on my headset was a real treat. To use the Barnes example, in this blog post, let’s focus on simplicity. Supply Chain 2030.

Supply Chain Complexity and the Need for Disruptive Technology

ToolsGroup

The keynote address at the always enlightening Supply Chain Insights Global Summit was given by Lora Cecere, and she used it to focus on the problem of growing supply chain planning complexity and how to fix it. They don’t allow us to really get the data.”.

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. So, to find the new sequel, I also interviewed new technology entrants. The question central to the research?

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Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Social media awash with pictures of supply chain professionals attending the Lady Gaga event at SAP’s Sapphire, celebrating with drinks at the Gartner event, or rocking to the ZZ Top performance at JDA’s Icon conference trumpeted excitement. What needs to happen? What to Do?

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

Supply Chain Shaman

However, I had little time to be tired. As we talked the adrenaline started to pump. I asked for a black marker to draw on the board in the room and replied, “If only it was that easy!” ” I then turned and went to the whiteboard to draw this diagram.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.” Are exposed to increasing variability .

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A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

As the story unfolds, a family with many dramatic ups and downs always return to the Blackfoot River to fish. The last scene shows an old man sitting on the Montana river where he used to fish with his family many years ago. So What Does This Mean to You?

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.” Are exposed to increasing variability.

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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.

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

Talking Logistics

Last November, executives from all segments of the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) ecosystem got together at the inaugural Leadership Roundtable meeting organized by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to discuss a couple of simple questions: Are there opportunities to elevate the performance of the HBM industry? Is there interest in collaborating together to pursue these opportunities? How do we get ready for this journey? What a difference a year makes.

No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

Dear Supply Chain Leader, Today, sitting in my seat in 11K on a Cathay Pacific flight between Hong Kong and Boston, I want to report that there is no Easter Bunny. Sorry to break the news. Five Barriers to Driving a Digital, Outside-in Transformation. Funds are hard to obtain.

Forget the Supply Chain of 2020. Here are 3 Things That Supply Chains Need Today.

Arkieva

From talks of an autonomous supply chain, a robotic takeover, drone deliveries in 30 minutes or less; the future of supply chain management presents businesses with the opportunity to transform their processes into a competitive advantage.

Is Your Supply Chain Producing Too Much Waste?

AFFLINK

Unilever has officially achieved zero waste , and now it wants to help other companies follow suit. Zero waste is primarily known as a sustainable supply chain management technique that describes when there is absolutely no extraneous material produced that must be sent to a landfill.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. The tips below cover everything from unified supply chains to automated collaboration integration and beyond.

Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

According to research from McKinsey & Company , the supply chain dimension has the lowest level of digitization (43%) compared to other dimensions, including products and services, marketing and distribution channels, business processes, and new entrants at the ecosystem level.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

The rate of change is accelerating, driving the transformational initiatives of distributors and 3PLs to stay relevant, create differentiation and execute long-term growth strategy. Logistics providers need to start considering how B2B buyers think about their wants and needs.

How we help you prepare for an unprecedented record-breaking peak

6 River Systems

Buying behaviors that were predicted to become the norm by 2030 are suddenly a reality. According to Forbes , ecommerce grew nearly 130% in April and May 2020 over the same period in 2019. Small to midsize 3PLs have been placed under tremendous pressure to meet this demand.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

The rate of change is accelerating, driving the transformational initiatives of distributors and 3PLs to stay relevant, create differentiation and execute long-term growth strategy. Logistics providers need to start considering how B2B buyers think about their wants and needs.

Think Differently. Drive New Outcomes. Let Us Help You Build A Guiding Coalition.

Supply Chain Insights

Is it time to start to plan the new year? At this time of year, we find many companies planning workshops to stimulate thinking on building a digital supply chain and igniting next-generation supply chain thinking. If this is you, we would like to offer to help.