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.

3 Predictions for the Future of Supply Chain by 2030

Kinaxis

by Tom Gregorchik I was recently asked a simple question during an interview: “Where do you see supply chain in 2030?”. Last month, I attended the Supply Chain Insights conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Data sharing will drive the supply chain.

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. Shortening Supply Chains.

The Self-Correcting Supply Chain

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One of the reoccurring themes at the IMAGINE Supply Chain Global Summit , hosted by Supply Chain Insights Founder and CEO Lora Cecere, was the concept of “self-guided” or autonomous applications. The Pain of Supply Chain Data Errors.

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

Arkieva

This and much more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva. Supply Chain News. Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Supply Chain Strategy. Source: Supply Chain Shaman.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it.

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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.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain! Imagine what the future will look like in Supply Chain! There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. Subscribe Here!

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

Kinaxis

LogiPharma 2019 featured a strong lineup of speakers and life sciences supply chain industry experts who delivered valuable and relevant content, spurring attendees to participate with passion while host (and former Premiership Rugby match official) David Kurk injected a good dose of energy and humor to keep things moving. Which brings me to my first observation of LogiPharma 2019: the people running life sciences supply chains care deeply about their patients.

The March of the Lemmings.

Supply Chain Shaman

So are supply chain leaders. As an industry analyst in the supply chain planning market for fifteen years, this month, I will publish my tenth report on S&OP. As a result, demand translation into supply was not possible. Imagine Supply Chain 2030.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

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Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills. This estimate is according to responses provided by 83 percent of the manufacturing executives who participated in a survey conducted as part of an industry study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting LLP. capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing.

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling & Logistics

Industry suppliers will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and will phase out coal-fired boilers in their own companies and direct suppliers from 2025. We are aware that more than 90% of PUMA’s Carbon Footprint is being generated in shared supply chains.

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out 5 Seismic Shifts in Supply Chain Technology! In our ongoing technology series, we have concentrated on the Informational and analytical innovation applications which are reshaping supply chain technology as we know it. Robotics in the Supply Chain.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The new world of supply chain analytics is my current research project. The possibilities of data variety and velocity to improve supply chain management excite me. There is a great need for improved supply chain analytics.

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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

7 Supply Chain Technology Trends Set to Disrupt Supply Chains in 2017 and Beyond

Arkieva

What supply chain technology trends are set to revolutionize your supply chain in 2017 and beyond? Supply chain executives recognize digital disruption is carving new opportunities in business process automation and organizational management – with increasing tenacity.

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. My first job was in manufacturing in the 1980’s. I cut my teeth on early forms of supply chain planning. This is also true of many of the organizations within supply chain.

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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. Supply chain processes are relatively new.

Late Night Thoughts on Productivity, Efficiency and Global Supply Chain Effectivness

Supply Chain Shaman

So many thoughts in my mind… Yesterday, I signed a contract for Robert Gordon, author of the book, Rise and Fall of American Growth to speak at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 5th-8th in Lake Oconee, Georgia (north of Atlanta). It is late. I cannot sleep.

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S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

I will also pen my 95th report for this week’s Supply Chain Insight’s newsletter. We now reach 23,000 supply chain leaders globally with our newsletter and have over 50,000 views/month on Slideshare. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

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Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. In contrast, as a regional supply chain leader in the 1990’s, my company had one S&OP. There needs to be a common definition of supply chain excellence. What Drives Supply Chain Excellence?

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Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average manufacturing company’s supply chain organization is 15 years old. Historically, the traditional supply chain focused on improving costs. Today, more mature supply chain teams focus on delivering value.

Digital Orchestration of Your Supply Chain Requires “3-D” Orchestration

Supply Chain Action Blog

There is a lot of buzz about the “autonomous” supply chain these days. I’ve heard the driverless vehicle used as an analogy for the autonomous supply chain.

Autonomous Cars Driving Change in Automotive Manufacturing & Supply Chains

EFT

Cars will need to be turned into essentially mobile data centers meaning that the competition for the future of autonomous cars isn’t only among car manufactures. Where manufacturers used to talk about horsepower, they’ve now started talking about processing power. .

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. The recent Supply Chain Insights Global Summit gave me new perspective and insights. We are witnessing the redefinition of supply chain practices and technologies.

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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?” Drawing from the Whiteboard: Building Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies. Supply Chain 2030.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Most of the Integrated Supply Chain Planning Projects Generate Rubbish. At each location, the team wrung their hands as they told me their stories of “ Integrated Supply Chain Planning.” Supply chain planning is decision support technology.

IoT Order Buttons Are Set to Revolutionize Your Supply Chain: Here’s What You Should Know

Arkieva

While Gartner predicts that by 2018, retailers engaged IoT partnerships with major manufacturers will gain a significant market share from competitors, it’s still unclear if IoT order buttons will cause a direct increase in demand at the initial stages.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

I believe that supply chains build economies and save the world. I also believe that supply chains need a revolution. I am a manufacturing gal by training. Supply chains respond, but they do not sense. What will this do to your supply chain?

Part 1 – A New Supply Chain Planning Paradigm for the Digital Value Network?

Supply Chain Action Blog

The strength of any chain is defined by its weakest link. A supply chain, or as I prefer to say, a value network, is similarly constrained. There is a lot of buzz about the “autonomous” supply chain these days. Photo licensed through iStockphoto.

Part 1 – A New Supply Chain Planning Paradigm for the Digital Value Network?

Supply Chain Action Blog

The strength of any chain is defined by its weakest link. A supply chain, or as I prefer to say, a value network, is similarly constrained. There is a lot of buzz about the “autonomous” supply chain these days. Photo licensed through iStockphoto.

A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with supply chain clients, teams change, business strategies shift and dramas unfold. All are haunted by the river that runs through the supply chain. On an ongoing basis I view supply chain strategy documents. Each supply chain is unique.

Your Supply Chain Needs a New Place to Put Plastic

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In today’s regulated supply chain, the end of a product lifecycle is just as important as the beginning. Your manufacturing facilities need to dispose of the end-products of the manufacturing process – plastic scrap, offcuts, and the like. How can US manufacturers cope?

Is Your Supply Chain Producing Too Much Waste?

AFFLINK

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. Identifying Waste in Your Supply Chain. Supply chain waste has many consequences.