Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Projections for 2018 - Back to the Future

Logility

When it comes to predicting the very dynamic supply chain management industry, those after year reviews can be quite amusing. Therefore, it is with a bit of trepidation that I toss my hat in the arena and make my 2018 supply chain planning and optimization predictions. From all indications, 2018 should be a very interesting year for supply chains and supply chain practitioners. The Shift to Continuous Planning.

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. 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.”

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.

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. These better supply chains know how to use data.

The Self-Correcting Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

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. That's a big number, especially across a large planning organization.

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.

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. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

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. The question is, “How can the supply chain leader drive digital transformation to deliver transformational capabilities?”.

The best of Quintiq World Tour London: Chickens, skydiving & business planning

Quintiq

million to 10 million by 2030! 79% of people who travel into central London in the morning peak hours arrive by train, so just imagine how huge and complex the planning puzzle for London’s public transport will become. Planet Planning Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

Head Scratcher

Supply Chain Shaman

Respectfully, he opened the dialogue asking, “ Lora why are you writing a book on supply chain management? Over the course of the last decade, business and technology leaders stuffed supply chain management processes into narrow functional silos.

S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Companies average ten ERP and five Advanced Planning Solutions. In parallel, the movement to global processes and the elongation of the long tail of planning increased complexity making modeling more difficult. Clarity on Supply Chain Strategy. Imagine Supply Chain 2030.

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If Only There Were More Choices

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain technology market is in transition. Many of the clients I work with are nervous about SAP APO’s transition and the evolution of SAP’s supply chain planning solutions. Current State of the Supply Chain Management Hype Cycle.

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.”

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Cognitive Computing: Getting Clear on Definitions

Supply Chain Shaman

The decision support technologies that we use today–price management, trade promotion management, network design, supply chain planning, transportation planning, supplier risk management–are on the cusp of redefinition through new forms of analytics.

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.

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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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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.”

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Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

Labor is an important input with 50-60% of employees of the company reporting through supply chain organizations. Supply chain processes are relatively new. What defines supply chain excellence? Overall, 69% of supply chain professionals are satisfied.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

For many years (1992-2001), I worked at Manugistics, a supply chain planning technology provider. It was refreshing for me today to talk to Adexa and see their fresh approach to supply chain planning. Supply Chain Planning.

The Future of Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

Fresh out of Supply Chain Talent. There’s no time like the present to talk about the future of supply chain management. That was the perfect lead-in for a great Supply Chain Insights webinar I attended recently – Journey to Supply Chain 2030.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

I am facilitating a workshop between supply chain business visionaries and technology innovators. There are no plans for interoperability. Suitable and instrumental for contract management and supply chain finance? The future is autonomous planning.

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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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Arkieva

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: . Request a Demo of The Arkieva Supply Chain Software Suite.

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.

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.

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. In fact, every plan is really just a response to the latest challenges and their causes.

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. I’ve heard the driverless vehicle used as an analogy for the autonomous supply chain. In fact, every plan is really just a response to the latest challenges and their causes.

Detect Problems, Diagnose Causes, and Direct Next Best Actions Before Negative Business Impact

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.

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.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling & 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. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain. Intel sees its supply chain as a crucial component of its strategy to enter new markets.

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. Customer-Centric Supply Chain Research.