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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

This creates a major problem for managing e-commerce fulfillment when orders spike and shippers need to understand how data analysis may help. This implies a need to gain greater accountability and efficiency throughout the entire supply chain. Lackluster insight into freight spend and poor freight management controls. Data Analysis Enhances E-Commerce Forecasts and More Take a moment to consider what goes into managing e-commerce fulfillment.

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Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

The four key methods here will help you drive more success as you bring the metrics to life on your warehouse floor: 1. Show the “story” of your metrics with quarterly and yearly growth charts; show how far you’ve come as a team over time. While most metrics stop at the output level, multiple layers of metrics in a Hoshin Plan actually determine if you’re even focusing on the right targets. A sense of complacency can lurk behind benchmarks.

New Data Insight and Analysis Tool, BluIQ by BluJay, Provides Real-time, Actionable Data Views into Supply Chain Applications

BluJay Solutions

BluJay unveils solution that puts configurable, visual data at the fingertips of any user for faster insights, easy analysis, and better decision-making . May 14, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces the launch of BluIQ by BluJay, a data and insight analysis tool that offers real-time, actionable supply chain data in a configurable visual dashboard.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Is the current performance of your supply chain network optimal? Here are five supply chain basics that every manager can analyse on an ongoing basis to keep tabs on the health of their supply chain networks. Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing – providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance.

How Do You Turn Supply Chain Data Into Actionable Information?

Logility

You’re committed to rolling out an analytics platform across your supply chain and you have tons of data. There are many ways to view data, but those that are particularly useful in supply chain analytics are reporting, score carding, dashboarding and benchmarking.

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9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners

Cerasis

Top management knows that lean can add value , but many still haven’t moved past the initial education stage into full-scale lean supply chain implementation. The Lean Supply Chain is a system of interconnected and interdependent partners that operate in unison to accomplish supply chain objectives. There should be metrics involved to monitor these objectives to ensure success across the supply chain. This sets the supply chain pace.

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Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Reimagine Supply Chain of the future: There are many facets to imagining Supply Chain of Future. What are the learnings from Covid disaster that leaders will incorporate into future supply chains? Let us study major highlights of Supply Chains of the future.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

What Supply Chain Data Should I Track in 2020?

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain data management requires attention to detail and a mechanism in place that provides analytics, or insights, to gain actionable knowledge. To ensure your organization applies data correctly and generates meaningful KPIs , supply chain leaders must know the challenges of data tracking, how it improves operational excellence, and the primary types of data to track in 2020. Challenges in Tracking Supply Chain Data in 2020.

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Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it. One supply chain leader, in a discussion last week, likened supply chain excellence to fitness. He felt that supply chain excellence was analogous. One of our goals is to capture and share the stories of supply chain leaders. Performance of High Tech and Electronics Supply Chains for the Periods of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Veridian Solutions

This creates a major problem for managing e-commerce fulfillment when orders spike and shippers need to understand how data analysis may help. This implies a need to gain greater accountability and efficiency throughout the entire supply chain. Lackluster insight into freight spend and poor freight management controls. Data Analysis Enhances E-Commerce Forecasts and More Take a moment to consider what goes into managing e-commerce fulfillment.

Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid

TMC

It’s a familiar feeling for many supply chain professionals in today’s data-rich working environment. Either way, a surfeit of data can gum up the decision-making process and make it more difficult to pinpoint the root causes of problems that are undermining the efficiency of your freight network. For example, the shipping department needs to monitor metrics such as on time delivery and cycle times, but procurement relies on a different mix of measures.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Bottom line: Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain management data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process. Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the potential to revolutionize any business. New knowledge and insights from machine learning are revolutionizing supply chain management as a result.

Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid

TMC

It’s a familiar feeling for many supply chain professionals in today’s data-rich working environment. Either way, a surfeit of data can gum up the decision-making process and make it more difficult to pinpoint the root causes of problems that are undermining the efficiency of your freight network. For example, the Shipping Department needs to monitor metrics such as on time delivery and cycle times, but Procurement relies on a different mix of measures.

How Quickly Things Change: April Freight Market Index Commentary

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting – as provided for the April 2020 Freight Market Index report. Before looking into BluJay’s quarterly metrics, JBF Consulting and BluJay want to recognize the devastating impact of COVID-19. Analysis. The impact of COVID-19 was not felt until March and initially, the result was a surge in freight volumes as consumers stocked up in preparation for quarantine. The finely tuned US freight system has been upended.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. Analysis of case study is certainly one of the most popular methods for people from business management background. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented.

Freight Broker Business: Increase Shrinking Margins With Better Analytics

Turvo

Maintaining a freight broker business and helping it stand out from the crowd is more difficult than ever. Unfortunately, that does not always amount to spending money reasonably and maintaining control over freight spend. For those operating a freight broker business, the challenges are greater. These forecasts can also help brokers, shippers and fleets take a lot of the guesswork out of a proposal to move freight, say, a year from now. Analytics Freight Broker

A Lesson on the Freight Market: Four Standout KPIs

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting – as provided for the October 2020 Freight Market Index report. It is always with great anticipation that I await the arrival of the BluJay Freight Market Insight report.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

Next week is the annual Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , and summit preparation is on my agenda for the weekend. The successful answer depends on supply chain strategy and the building of strong processes to manage supply. The goal is to become consciously competent in managing the role of inventory in supply chain strategy. Inventory is the Most Important Supply Chain Buffer. Embracing demand and supply volatility is critical.

5 Easy Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

TMC

Is the current performance of your supply chain network optimal? Here are five supply chain basics that all managers can analyze on an ongoing basis to keep tabs on the health of their supply chain networks. Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing—providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented global supply chain disruptions, impacting the flow of parts and finished goods around the world. At the same time, supply chain disruptions resulted in shortages of vital parts and components, and retailers such as grocery stores faced challenges keeping items like toilet paper, hand soap and sanitizer and disinfecting wipes on their shelves. Build flexible supply networks to minimize the risk of disruption.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Accessibility — The ability of a carrier to provide service for a freight order. Accessorial Charges — Fees added to a freight bill for additional services that the carrier might provide. Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) — Critical supply chain planning that also accounts for production schedules. Agile — The concept of having a flexible supply chain that allows for quick order fulfillment with short lead times and varying volume.

How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Controlling costs in the supply chain is an excellent way for businesses in any sector to find increased profitability, but it is especially true for food ingredient shippers. An effective supply chain strategy that controls costs is crucial because margins for ingredient manufacturers are typically thin. One of the most beneficial ways for shippers to manage costs is to evaluate their supply chains. Analyze Your Supply Chain Network.

The Reorder Point Formula: Everything You Need to Know

Unleashed

A carefully calculated reorder point is therefore critical to good stock control, and keeps your key metrics looking healthy for your next inventory report. The reorder point is be used to determine: When it’s the right time to order more supplies.

Lean initiatives and the Supply Chain

The Lean Supply Chain

Cost Reduction Options: Top Managementknows that lean can add value, but many still haven’t moved past the initial education stage into full-scale lean supply chain implementation. The Lean Supply Chain is a system of interconnected and interdependent partners that operate in unison to accomplish supply chain objectives. These objectives are accomplished as follows: 1. Eliminate all waste in the supply chain so that only value remains.

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If Yogi Berra Were a Logistics & Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Collaborator

If you leave your transportation planning to best guesses, anecdotal evidence or analysis of incomplete data, you may wind up someplace other than where you want to be in terms of on-time delivery, cost efficacy and customer service. Users of TMS and optimizer solutions always know where (and when) their freight is coming and going. More pressing issues like peak season business activity always seem to take precedent over the more prosaic concerns like supply chain logistics IT.

How to run a supply chain war room that's ready for anything part 2: Planning for and preventing risk

EFT

This week, we will delve into the practicalities of creating and supporting a supply chain command and control structure that can cope with the worst the world can throw at it.

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Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies. But lack of proper coordination across shipping locations still poses a big challenge, and has since forced smaller companies to maintain lean shipping departments, giving them ability to focus on transportation of products while utilizing available time; hence, the remaining time is utilized for contract negotiations and conducting freight spend analysis.

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Service Level Agreement Defined

The Logistics of Logistics

Inventory Record Accuracy via Cycle Counting and Root Cause analysis. Chuck specializes in Supply Chain Optimization, Third Party Logistics (3PL) and International Purchasing and Importing Consulting. He also writes for THE GOOD WORD, LinkedIn and other Supply Chain Blogs. A service level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a Logistics service provider and a customer that specifies, in measurable terms, what services the Logistics provider will furnish.

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9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL

Cerasis

This is the first post in an ongoing series on effective KPI management from third party logistics consultant, Chuck Intrieri, of The Lean Supply Chain. . All KPIS have metrics to measure. The Transportation Management System (TMS) of the 3PL can gain rewards for both parties as well through freight optimization. How are you using effective KPI management to continuously improve your supply chains?

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. But I was right with some of my other predictions, especially my prediction that we would see a rise in cyber attacks in 2017, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets. It echoed the title of my September 2016 post, “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”. Source: Evan, Flikr.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

Your supply chain needs to be agile too. The best supply chains are also designed for purpose. For the purpose of this discussion, I define agility as the design of the supply chain to deliver the same cost, quality and customer service given a level of both market volatility and process variability. For mature supply chain organizations, it is a natural extension of six sigma. Caution: This analysis is more critical now than a decade ago.

Network Optimization – What are your Success Criteria?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Network optimization is a critical issue across all Supply Chains. ” I proceeded to articulate how I would gather all of the data I could, including a thorough review of the facilities, and then ratify or otherwise optimize the facilities based on a complete analysis of financial performance, customer and growth needs, operating performance, capabilities, and strategic value. Benchmark metrics (eg. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™.

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