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ZF’s Transition from Lean to Supply Chain Resilience

Logistics Viewpoints

I interviewed John Sobeck, Vice President Material Management Services and Supply Chain 4.0 at the ZF Group, about their digital supply chain transformation journey. ZF offers product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers.

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Dancing in the Ring of Fire

Supply Chain Shaman

As a supply chain leader, he is struggling how to dance in the ring of fire. The ring of fire is corporate politics at the executive level on supply chain performance. Each executive has a different perspective on the definition of supply chain excellence, but they are never discussed and aligned.

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Making Supply Chain Planning Agile With Modular Planning Technologies

Logistics Viewpoints

“May you live in interesting times,” widely attributed as a Chinese curse, some claim this as a blessing; whichever side you take, this is exactly what’s happening in the supply chain world since 2020, and it looks like we will be living with this blessing/curse for a while longer. Emerging Themes for Supply Chain Planning.

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The Supply Chain Transparency Challenge: Report Highlights Gap between Procurement Organisations’ Transparency Ambitions and their Capabilities

ivalua

The majority of organizations consider supply chain transparency to be a top priority, however less than a third are satisfied with the level of visibility into their suppliers. Most organizations continue to suffer from severely limited visibility in the lower levels of their supply chains.

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5 Trends Changing Supply Chains for the Better in 2024

Logility

What defines a high-performing supply chain? However, this year promises a significant paradigm shift where traditional performance metrics are replaced by technology-driven frameworks, as recent breakthroughs with Generative AI in supply chains have demonstrated. Enter our list of supply chain trends for 2024.

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5 Supply Chain Collaboration Essentials to Mitigate Disruptions

Logistics Viewpoints

Few organizations are immune to the effects, which are acutely felt in supply chains — and the more complex they are, the greater the probability of interruptions. The study found that these leaders considered the largest gap to be between supply chain and procurement, citing it as a major issue.

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Top Supply Chain Challenges for CPG companies in 2023

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous Supply Chains In this competitive environment, a CPG manufacturer needs to fight to get space on retailer shelves in each region, keep those shelves stocked, compete and collaborate simultaneously with e-commerce, and maintain its operating margins. each with discrete plans generated typically in sequential batch runs.