Scenario Analysis: A Powerful Analytics Force

River Logic

Scenario Management Supply Chain Management Scenario Analysis

Exploding Demand for Warehouse Space- Thorough Analysis is Wise

Supply Chain Matters

Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management online fulfillment business challenges Supply Chain MattersAccording to a recent survey, warehouse space acquisition across the United States has reached its highest level in over 16 years, driven primarily by online fulfillment needs.

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What if there were no limitations to your what-if analysis? What would you simulate?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Lori Smith What if there were little, to no, limitations to the what-if analysis you could do? Yet the value of what-if analysis is in the power to put the ability to do scenario simulations in the hands of many. The post What if there were no limitations to your what-if analysis?

What-if Analysis: 3 Applications in the S&OP Process

River Logic

While embedding financials is the bedrock for expanding the value from S&OP , adding robust what-if analysis capabilities can unleash its maximum potential, thus delivering true Integrated Business Planning.

Streamline Your Supply Chain with a Network Analysis

Transportfolio

Company ABC engaged with their 3PL’s supply chain engineer team, who performed a network optimization analysis and made a final recommendation to eliminate 20 of the warehouse locations. Is network analysis a good fit for your company? Well, that depends on what your analysis unveils.

Survey Analysis: Women in Supply Chain Survey, 2016

Supply Chain 24/7

Gartner's first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women's leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles, it also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations

Taiwan Earthquake Supply Chain Impact Analysis White Paper

Resilinc

This analysis is organized into five parts: Summary of the earthquake event. Around 4 a.m. on February 6th, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled southern Taiwan at the start of Lunar New Year, the island’s largest nationwide holiday.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud

Cerasis

Modern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis. Data Analysis Grew Exponentially, Providing More End-to-End Visibility and Continuous Improvement. Data analysis is the companion of cloud-computing technologies. LinkedIn The post The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid

TMC

Setting unrealistic or unsuitable performance targets can easily put you on the road to analysis paralysis. The post Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. How often do you feel like you’re drowning in data?

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner Survey Analysis Women in Supply Chain 2016. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Is It The Right Time For a Network Analysis?

Supply Chain Link

A network analysis is the process of finding the optimal logistics solution that creates the right balance between cost and service when considering transportation, distribution, inventory, and production.

Download the New Forced Labor Legislation Supply Chain Analysis Whitepaper

Resilinc

Download Resilinc's Brexit Global Supply Chain Impact Analysis Whitepaper

Resilinc

On June 24 th 2016, citizens of the United Kingdom voted and passed a referendum to leave the European Union. Better known as “Brexit”, the move sent a shock wave through global financial and currency markets. In context of the interconnected globalized economy, Brexit is not a localized phenomenon.

SaaS vs Licensed Software: Factors to Consider in your Cost Analysis

C3 Solutions

Is your company shopping for a new information system? Once you’ve identified the features you need, you’ll also have to figure out whether to select a licensed, on-premise solution or go with the cloud and subscribe to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.

Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid

TMC

Setting unrealistic or unsuitable performance targets can easily put you on the road to analysis paralysis. The post Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. Performance Management Technology Analysis Data Performance

Why Benchmarking Alone Isn’t Enough for Proper Transportation Cost Analysis

Cerasis

Carriers in the trucking industry and also shippers today are actively looking for ways to combat the rising costs of operating their businesses, but they often do not fully understand proper benchmarking, transportation cost analysis, and profit management are intertwined.

Improving Product Portfolio Strategy With What-If Analysis

River Logic

what-if analysis product portfolioDetermining the ideal product portfolio is an important component to the success of any Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) strategy.

A Tale of Two Procurement Books: Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis (Cox) & Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy (Keith et al.)

Supply Chain View from the Field

Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” represents the more traditional “power-based” view of procurement. These types of relationships do not exist in the world of Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis. A new face of procurement is emerging which is recognizing that a new set of value drivers must be developed in the face of massive environmental changes.

Andrew Cox’s “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis”: More of the Same

Supply Chain View from the Field

Against the many new articles and books being produced on the changing face of procurement and the importance of value creation and collaboration, Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” came out earlier this year. The book is essentially a series of prescriptive 2 X 2 and 8 X 8 matrices that establish different typologies for supplier segmentation, that ostensibly can lead to improved sourcing outcomes.

How Spend Analysis Drives M&A Action

Supply Chain Network

Executives are turning to the bread-and-butter of supply chain management: spend analysis. While spend analysis has historically been a technology and process that’s used in house, companies are now using spend analysis technologies to support M&A action and discover the hard savings opportunities and synergies of a potential acquisition. Paul Martyn is VP of Supply Strategy at BravoSolution, the spend analysis company.

Customer-Centric Supply Chains: Adding Clarity to the Muddle

Supply Chain Shaman

I am not sure because I am not done with the data analysis; but I think that it is likely. It was November. I was speaking at a client site. The topic was customer-centric supply chains. We started the morning by asking attendees to share their definition of a customer-centric supply chain.

What are the elements of a SWOT analysis?

The Lean Supply Chain

We will discuss the process of creating the analysis below, but first here are a few sample layouts-ideas of what your SWOT analysis can look like.

Seven Decision-making Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

River Logic

Decision Analysis Supply Chain ManagementThe topic of supply chain excellence is extremely broad and spans a smorgasbord of topics associated with People, Process and Technology.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

The projections are from BTS’ and FHWA’s latest version of the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) , “which integrates data from a variety of sources to create a comprehensive picture of freight movement among states and major metropolitan areas by all modes of transportation.”.

How to Manage Supply Chain Risk and Ensure Continuity

River Logic

Supply Chain Management Risk Analysis“With great risk comes great reward”, said Thomas Jefferson. What he failed to mention was that great risk also brings the potential for great loss — just ask any hedge fund or investment manager.

Using the Bits: Building Digital Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

The concept of text mining or social sentiment analysis is not on the radar for most supply chain professionals. Social. Mobile. Sensors. 3D printing. The Internet of Things. The list goes on and on. The atoms and electrons of the supply chain are changing.

The Rewards of Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

The 21st Century Supply Chain

From there, they standardized many of their processes, worked to reduce a lot of reactionary activities and then began putting more focus on proactive activities like what-if analysis and modeling. by Meranda Powers Change, even under the most ideal circumstances, is difficult.

Supply Chain Matters Impressions of QAD Explore 2016- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management technology Precision division of QAD QAD ERP QAD explore 2016 Supply chain Matters blogThis week, this Editor attended and spoke at QAD Explore 2016, the annual customer conference for ERP technology provider QAD. Candidly, this was my first experience attending this conference and I was impressed from a number of perspectives. This posting is one of subsequent commentaries that will explore such impressions and insights.

Technology’s Impact on Industries Recognized as More Profound- Is the Supply Chain Prepared?

Supply Chain Matters

Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Internet of Things Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Transformation independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog technology's impact on industry supply chainsA blog commentary reflecting that change is underway across many industry sectors, one that was profound implications for businesses and their associated supply chains.

The Implications of FedEx’s Proposed 2016 Rate Hikes

Supply Chain Matters

Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics FedEx independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management technology parcel delivery industry challenges Supply chain Matters blog trends in third-party logistics servicesLast week, FedEx formally reported its financial results that essentially missed Wall Street expectations.

Supply Chain Matters Coverage of APICS 2015 Conference: Staff Interviews

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management APICS 2015 annual conference APICS Inc APICS Supply Chain Council independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply Chain Council Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Operations Framework- SCORLast week, while attending and speaking at this year’s APICS annual conference, Supply Chain Matters had the opportunity to interview two of the executive leaders of the organization.

2017 Predictions- The 3M Perspective on the Need for Bimodal Supply Chain Capabilities

Supply Chain Matters

In preparing our overall 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains, and specifically our prior posting, Prediction One- What to Expect in Global Economic Activity, we had the opportunity to speak with both industry, supply chain and technology executives to gain current perspectives of what supply chains should anticipate in the coming months and […].

New APICS Supply Chain STEM Educational Outreach Program- Consider Getting Involved

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Transportation and Logistics APICS Supply Chain STEM Educational Outreah Program independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management independent supply chain and B2B industry analyst Bob Ferrari's blog supply chain management K-12 educational outreach Supply chain Matters blog

Sports Authority-A Disturbing Twist to Consignment Inventory Management Practices

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supplier Collaboration challenges within B2C retail supply chains independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Sports Authority bankruptcy protection Supply chain Matters blogEarlier this month we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to the unfortunate filing of bankruptcy by retailer Sports Authority.

In Fast Fashion the Supply Chain Does Indeed Matter

Supply Chain Matters

Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Strategy apparel industry global supply chain sourcing challenges Brooks Brothers supply chain fast fashion supply chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management supply chain challenges within apparel industry Supply chain Matters blog Yogasmoga supply chain

Guest Posting: The Internet of Things is Profoundly Reshaping the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters

Internet of Things Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management executive education programs in supply chain management independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Rutgers Business School Executive Education Supply chain Matters blogThe following Supply Chain Matters guest posting has been contributed by Margaret O’Donnell. a Program Manager at Rutgers Business School Executive Education.

Strategic Procurement Technology Provider BravoSolution Acquires P2P Provider Puridiom

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Technology BravoSolution commentary on BravoSolution acquisition of Puridiom independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management technology Supply chain Matters blogThere was noteworthy acquisition news in the procurement software applications area last week with the announcement that BravoSolution had acquired privately-held procure-to-pay applications provider Puridiom.

General Electric Continues with Aggressive Investment Plans

Supply Chain Matters

Additive manufacturing Aerospace Supply Chain Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Manufacturing Strategies Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy General Electric General Electric acquisition of Arcam AB General Electric acquisition of ShipExpress General Electric acquisition of SLM Solutions Group AG independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

Added Perspectives to the LLamasoft Acquisition of IBM LogicTools Application Suite

Supply Chain Matters

In April, Supply Chain Matters alerted our readers to news that supply chain design and analysis technology provider LLamasoft had acquired IBM’s LogicTools supply chain network design applications business unit, including rights to LogicNet Plus, Inventory, Product Flow Analyst and Transportation Analyst.

Boeing Considers Commercial Aircraft Production Cutbacks

Supply Chain Matters

Aerospace Supply Chain Product Lifecycle Management Boeing 787 supply chain Boeing 787 supply chain challenges Boeing Supply Chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blogReuters reports that at an investor conference held last week, the aerospace manufacturer’s CFO indicated that will not increase 787 output and could further cut 777 product output levels unless sales of both jets improve.