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.

For Every Tom, Dick, and Harry

Supply Chain Shaman

Flow-based replenishment is a corollary to lean theory. Each also has a very different meaning of the role of inventory. My role was to start-up Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) processes for Clorox to replenish Wal-Mart more effectively. Imagine Supply Chain 2030.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

Implement Lean Manufacturing. According to the EPA , “lean production techniques often create a culture of continuous improvement, employee empowerment, and waste minimization [in addition to] driving rapid, continual improvement in cost, quality, service, and delivery.”. Accenture predicts the value created by the IIoT could reach as high as $15 trillion by 2030, paving the way for more efficient, productive, and intelligent industrial warehouse operations.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

Inventory Turns. Better performance in inventory turns than the peer group average for the period of 2006-2015. If you trace the year-over-year pattern, you can see that P&G made progress on inventory turns and operating margin 2006-2007, 2009-2010. Supply Chain 2030.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The client leaned across the table and asked, “Is a customer-centric supply chain strategy the same as a demand-driven supply chain strategy?” The focus is on channel data: price; inventory positions; and policies. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

The hard-hitting new report from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) is titled, “ Logistics 2030: Navigating a Disruptive Decade, Year 1 – Freight Transportation ” and it is full of powerful conclusions about what shippers are facing in the coming decade as the pace of technological advancement and change continues to accelerate. A recent NASSTRAC report revealed five common-sense suggestions for shippers navigating today’s disruptive operating environment.

No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

Stuck at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns, only 10% of companies are making progress. Unable to power additional year-over-year improvements at the intersection of cost and inventory, companies struggle. The overarching theme is to Imagine Supply Chain 2030.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

It pains me to see nine out of ten companies are stuck at the critical intersection of cost and inventory turns. In a similar vein, their forecasts for the automotive market would have been on new automotive sales and dealer inventory. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

NetSuite has launched a supply chain snapshot feature that’s a central part of any control tower that shows all of your inventory and related transactions with the ability to filter by subsidiary, location, etc. Think about how your warehouse might look in 2030.