Spend Analysis in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

Spend Analysis in Supply Chain Management. The broader picture beyond procurement is the supply chain, as procurement (or purchasing) is just one step in the supply chain. . Not everyone agrees on the specific steps when it comes to the supply chain.

Post-Pandemic Supply Chains: A Prognosis from Johnson & Johnson

MIT Supply Chain

How a global manufacturer has learned some vital lessons about managing uncertainty and planning for the future Meri Stevens, Worldwide Vice President of Supply Chain, Consumer Health and Deliver at Johnson & Johnson speaks with MIT CTL Director Prof.


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How to use Root Cause Analysis in Supply Chain Management

All Things Supply Chain

Most consumers realize that the products they purchase are the result of a global chain of suppliers and logistics. And while a global supply chain brings benefits in terms of… General Supply Chain Management root cause analysis supply chain supply chain management

Three Tips for Building an Agile CPG Supply Chain


Consumer goods e-commerce sales for example increased 91% year over year according to a NielsenIQ analysis. But for this high SKU count industry where demand is as unpredictable as New England weather, the condition of many consumer goods supply chains is far from rosy.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Pandemic Induced Supply Chain Issues


Recently, we have heard about several product shortages and other issues in the supply chain. Pandemic Induced Supply Chain Issues was first posted on April 20, 2021 at 8:11 am. ©2017

What is ABC Analysis?


Learn about: What an ABC analysis is How you can implement it How Walmart uses it in its daily business. ABC analysis is based on “ The Pareto Principle ,” also known as the 80/20 rule. Implementing ABC Analysis. Make decisions based on an analysis of the categories.

7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency


Shortages of products from toilet paper to microchips during the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of supply chain resiliency, and the opportunities for companies that aren’t as prepared as they would like. Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency.

5 Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Managers in 2021


Several challenges loom large for supply chain managers as 2021 approaches for the transportation industry. The post 5 Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Managers in 2021 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Supply Chain supply chain manager

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

After finishing the Supply Chains to Admire report and the Youtube series (to be released this week), this is my feeling. What Is Supply Chain Excellence? The seven years of work on the Supply Chains to Admire is part of my quest to answer Keith’s question.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

The Covid-19 pandemic tested the global supply chain. Like riding a bumpy road, the supply chain leader is riding the ups and downs of changing market conditions facing greater variability day-to-day. Need For What-If Analysis.

Supply Chain – Finance Connection: A Supply Chain Improvement Case Study


In this blog, we will demonstrate the link between Finance and Supply Chain and how this understanding can help define supply chain improvements by understanding elements of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement.

What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the supply chain resiliency test. How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption. 7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency.

Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

We stubbed our toe in supply chain management at the beginning of the decade. Facing The Issues of Supply Chain Performance. As I work through this year’s Supply Chains to Admire , I cannot help but shake my head. appeared first on Supply Chain Shaman.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Scenario Analysis: A Powerful Analytics Force

River Logic

Scenario Management Supply Chain Management Scenario Analysis

Using ABC Analysis to Determine Off Balance Inventory


In this blog are some analyses based on the Pareto principle (or as is very commonly referred to as ABC analysis) that one can do in order to determine the alignment of the inventory with the overall needs of the supply chain.

Lessons for COVID-19 and Supply Chain Management Models


For those that work regularly in the supply chain or managing the demand-supply network (DSN) models are commonplace to help with similar questions. Lessons for COVID-19 and Supply Chain Management Models was first posted on April 29, 2020 at 9:50 am. ©2017

Supply Chain Risk and Resilience

Enterra Insights

” For many organizations, risk management and resilience starts with the supply chain. Omer Abdullah, cofounder and managing director of The Smart Cube, argues supply chain risk management processes must be both proactive and reactive.

7 Technologies to Optimize Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Stand Out Digital Supply Chain Strategies! Technologies to optimize Supply Chain article and permission to publish here provided by Arra at No-BS Marketplace. Technologies to Optimize Supply Chain.

How Supply Chain Optimization Enhances Your Strategic Business Plan


Likewise, many growth-oriented companies employ supply chain planning (SCP) software to facilitate their growth and improve efficiency and customer service. Industry Analysis: details the industry size and trends. Customer Analysis. Competitive Analysis.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

Achieve the Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chain Consumers Demand


Environmental sustainability in the supply chain is top of mind for consumers, and a brand that fails to hold itself responsible risks reputational damage that will affect the bottom line. . There are six goals for environmental supply chain sustainability: Reducing energy consumption.

Hierarchical Supply Chain Planning – S&OP to Execution


For your business to effectively carry out the supply chain planning process, you will need to link up your short-term and medium-term, to the executive level S&OP plan so that it drives your tactical planning and operational planning.

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COVID-19 Data Analysis Basics – Taking the Mystery Out of Smoothing Daily Counts


COVID-19 Data Analysis Basics – Taking the Mystery Out of Smoothing Daily Counts was first posted on April 22, 2020 at 8:32 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Lessons for COVID-19 and Supply Chain Management – Six Months Later


In this blog, we will not rehash this information, but to identify open issues in handling the current challenge of tackling COVID-19 and relate this to the challenge of managing supply chains.

My Failure Of Using Design Thinking To Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain management is a team sport. Just as there are many flavors of sports teams, there are many types of supply chains. The supply chain is also a team sport needing clear goals, rules, and coaches.

How Can Your Business Achieve Economic Supply Chain Sustainability?


Anybody with a stake at any point along the supply chain will tell you that things can go wrong in a second. That’s why the importance of supply chain sustainability goes beyond going green, protecting the environment, and proving the business’s values.

A Story of Throwing the Baby Out With The Bathwater in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2004, I worked with a Midwest North American meatpacker to help define its supply chain strategy. The answer changes day-to-day and requires an optimization engine to measure market potential and align the supply chain to market demand while minimizing scrap.

Reconsidering Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Rising nationalism, the protectionism it spawned, and the coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to reexamine their global supply chains. My reasoning is simple, regionalized supply chains place manufacturers closer to consumers and reduce transportation costs. With growing public concern over supply chain carbon footprints, reducing transportation requirements makes corporate sense. ’ Recent analysis indicates that Supply Chain 4.0

Meeting EV Targets through Data Collection & Analysis

IT Supply Chain

The post Meeting EV Targets through Data Collection & Analysis appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Nick Sacke (pictured). Head of IoT Solutions, Comms365. Industry Talk

A Framework for Supply Chain Leaders to Understand Supply Chain Analytics

Supply Chain Shaman

Had I been clear in the taxonomy of the recent supply chain analytics report?” In the 1990s when I was part of the software team at Manugistics, supply chain analytics was a synonym for reporting. We were just starting to think of supply chain planning as decision support. Today, when you say the term analytics, the thought in many supply chain leaders is still “reporting.”

Classical Supply Chain Management Confronts its Quantum Revolution – the Path to Rapid Intelligent Response (RIR)


COVID-19 direct and ancillary events have made clear that uncertainty is an inherent part of the demand-supply network structure. Classical Supply Chain Management Confronts its Quantum Revolution – the Path to Rapid Intelligent Response (RIR) was first posted on July 22, 2021 at 8:34 am. ©2017

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Supply Chain Challenges in Turbulent Times – The Importance of Preparedness and Responsiveness


The current COVID-19 situation highlight the supply chain management challenges in any turbulent time. Supply Chain Challenges in Turbulent Times – The Importance of Preparedness and Responsiveness was first posted on May 6, 2020 at 8:54 am. ©2017

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.