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. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value). As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. 2030 is 14 years in the future.

To Move Forward, We Need to be Clear on What We Are Automating

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past six years, I have spent my labor day weekend preparing for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. The event is designed to Imagine Supply Chain 2030. For the event, I also invite the Supply Chains to Admire award winners to present their story and give the winners awards. Traditional supply chain processes are not equal to the challenge. The greatest gap in sourcing talent is in deep analytic skills.

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Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

I feel that topic of supply chain management is analogous to the downward cycle of the news channels. What Drives Supply Chain Excellence? I analyze supply chain management. The broader the definition of end-to-end strategy and the alignment of supply chain processes drives value. Over the last month, I have been working on the 2019 Supply Chains to Admire analysis. The source data for the analysis comes from Ycharts.).

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

AIMMS

What’s on the horizon for supply chain professionals? Moving past waste, water, and C02 reduction, they have begun searching for renewable energy sources, different forms of packaging, and increased efficiency overall. More and more enterprises will be focusing on processes like ethical sourcing, reverse logistics, and using green materials in response to public demands. Microsoft also announced they plan to be carbon-negative by 2030. .

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Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. Supply chains are not the same.

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. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Source: Commerce Dept. Source: SupplyChainDigest. Supply Chain Strategy. Is Integrated Supply Chain Planning Rubbish? Source: EBN.

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. Phillips, SVP of Customer Supply Chain & Global Go-To-Market for PepsiCo shared during his keynote presentation at the Gartner Executive Supply Chain Conference, this digital revolution presents enormous challenges and opportunities across the end-to-end consumer value chain.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and 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. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Energy efficiency: Are fossil fuels or renewables the more reliable source?

USC Consulting Group

By just about every measure, natural resources such as these are significantly more efficient than legacy sources like coal, natural gas and oil. “Which energy source gets you the most power delivery for your investment dollar? ” It raises an interesting question, however: Which energy source is the most efficient of them all? Germany is hoping that by 2030, approximately two-thirds of its energy will derive from sources like wind and solar.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Sustainability and the Reverse Supply Chain: The Green Eileen Story

Arkieva

At the recently concluded Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, I heard a talk from Cheryl Campbell and Kevin Cooke from the Eileen Fisher Company. He compared this to the food industry when about 15 years ago, people started becoming aware of the source of their food. It will take 3 planet earth worth of resources to support the world by 2030 if we keep growing like this.

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. The pace of solution evolution is moving quickly, and it is hard for supply chain leaders to keep up. There are new capabilities, but how do they fit into supply chain architectures?

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. The subject came up at a conference I attended where the theme was the supply chain of 2030. But, before we turn out the lights and lock the door to a fully automated, self-aware, supply chain “Ava Ex Machina” , let’s take a moment and put this idea into some perspective. I’ve heard the driverless vehicle used as an analogy for the autonomous supply chain.

Ava Ex Machina and the Retail Supply Chain

Supply Chain Action Blog

There is a lot of buzz about the “autonomous” supply chain these days. The subject came up at a conference I attended where the theme was the supply chain of 2030. But, before we turn out the lights and lock the door to a fully automated, self-aware, supply chain “Ava Ex Machina” , let’s take a moment and put this idea into some perspective. I’ve heard the driverless vehicle used as an analogy for the autonomous supply chain.

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Supply Chain Optimization? Supply chain optimization is a key component of the manufacturing supply chain process, helping companies control their input costs to be able to provide effective goods or services to their customers. It goes beyond just maximizing the overall supply chain performance in terms of material delivery excellence. What does supply chain optimization involve? We now have welcomed Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is supply chain optimization? Supply chain optimization is a key component of the manufacturing supply chain process, helping companies control their input costs to be able to provide effective goods or services to their customers. It goes beyond just maximizing the overall supply chain performance in terms of material delivery excellence. What does supply chain optimization involve? We now have welcomed Supply Chain 4.0

Why Energy Supply Chains are Transitioning to Renewables

Requis

Despite the persistance of some strong fundamentals , 2020 may signal the true turning point in the shift to renewable sources for energy companies. The coronavirus pandemic has given the world a wake-up call about resiliency in supply chain. ” Other sources agree.

The Winding Road toward the “Autonomous” Supply Chain (Part 1)

Supply Chain Action Blog

There is a lot of buzz about the “autonomous” supply chain these days. The topic came up recently at a conference I recently attended where a topic of discussion was the supply chain of 2030. But, before we turn out the lights and lock the door to a fully automated, self-aware, supply chain decision machine, let’s take a moment and put this idea into some perspective.

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. Namely Blockchain technology, IoT, ( The Internet of Things ), supply chain digitization and 3-D printing. It is estimated that 5 billion people will live in urban areas by 2030. Robotics in the Supply Chain.

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. Most manufacturing businesses still, face day-to-day supply chain optimization issues that span from having manual processes to having difficulties in syncing up projected sales with actual market conditions.

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. I cut my teeth on early forms of supply chain planning. Like me, the traditio nal supply chain leader, grew-up believing in functional excellence and inside-out processes. Inside-out processes assume that the order represents demand, and that the supply chain’s role ends with a perfect shipment. This is also true of many of the organizations within supply chain.

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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. Here are 7 Supply Chain Technology Trends for 2017. Read Also: Customer-Centric Supply Chain Planning: The Difference is in the Details. Autonomous Supply Chain.

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. While companies want to improve supply chain performance and drive value, it is easier said than done. It usually takes at least three years for a supply chain to make an impact on financial balance sheet results.

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. While the practices of finance are over 200 years old, in contrast, supply chain as a cross-functional practice (the combination of make, source and deliver) was recently defined in 1982.

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling and 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. Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value 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. Meanwhile, in my travels, supply chain discussions are moving to main street. CNN political pundit panels debate supply chain while the impacts proliferate in our personal lives. Shortening Supply Chains.

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.” I can count the number of companies that are good at supply chain planning on one hand. Each are good at localized planning within a focused area of demand, supply, network design, transportation planning, material sourcing or finite scheduling.

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. They are not the same, and the delivery of a demand-driven strategy does not mean the company will enable a customer-centric supply chain, or build/implement outside-in processes. Supply Chain 2030.

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. As I presented on Supply Chain 2030, I shared the research on balance sheet performance, and provided the insights on why I believe 90% of organizations failed in the delivery of supply chain excellence at the balance sheet level. The recent Supply Chain Insights Global Summit gave me new perspective and insights.

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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. Supply chains respond, but they do not sense. I strongly believe that leaders must build their supply chains with new building blocks. While the traditional supply chain process was from the enterprise out to trading partners. Business Leader Confidence in ERP to Deliver on Supply Chain Visibility Requirements.

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

Arkieva

Image source: Amazon website. In a recent Gartner research study titled “ Get Ready for IoT Order Buttons in Supply Chain Planning and S&OP” early findings and recommendations for supply chain executives included: . Uncertainty: The Impact of IoT buttons on Supply Chain Processes is unclear. Read Also: 2016 Supply Chain Insights Summit: Imagining Supply Chain in 2030 as The Engine of Growth.

Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

Technology can have a significant impact on supply chains, but supply chain digitization still lags behind digitization of other areas of business across many industries. 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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The network senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy and sell-side markets) bi-directionally with near-real time data to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing organizations outside-in. Today’s supply chain processes are inside-out with a focus on orders and shipments. We have automated transactional data; but there are no systems available to take independent demand data (channel data_ and move it through a multi-tier supply chain planning system.

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Head Scratcher

Supply Chain Shaman

Respectfully, he opened the dialogue asking, “ Lora why are you writing a book on supply chain management? ” He continued to share stories of implementations in marketing departments at consumer products companies, and asked, “Isn’t this far more interesting than supply chain? Over the course of the last decade, business and technology leaders stuffed supply chain management processes into narrow functional silos.

Update on the Automotive Industry

Logistics Trends and Insights

With that, the industry is facing a number of challenges ahead, including a shift toward electric cars, tech embracement, plant closures—and now recovery from the coronavirus outbreak for automakers with supply chains reliant on Chinese production. The PwC predicts that more than 55% of all new car sales could be fully electrified by 2030, and over 95% of new car sales will be partially electrified. by Amy Wunderlin.