Gartner’s Five-Stage Maturity Model for Supply Chain Analytics

ToolsGroup

Gartner measures supply chain analytics maturity across seven different dimensions. There are supply chain and demand analytics models that describe the type of analytics being deployed (e.g., Excel spreadsheets dominate, providing limited analytics.

Supply Chain Management Data: Here’s How Big Data Makes the Supply Chain More Efficient

Cerasis

It’s clear — and has been for a while — that big data and advanced analytics technologies are transforming a lot of day-to-day operations. In health care, it’s helping professionals discover new treatments or care solutions, and in manufacturing, it’s improving outdated practices.

Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage

Cerasis

Analytics has been a buzzword in recent years. Everyone seems to be clamoring to get on the big data and analytics train. Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments. How Are Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Being Used?

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile. Maturity in Analytics.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

Retailers and manufacturers. looking to transform their supply chains. supply chains with data and gaining better. visibil ity of your supply chain. entire supply chain so that you can see. biggest oppor tunity in supply chain.

Supply Chain Analytics: A Continued & Renewed Focus on Using Data for Improvement

Cerasis

The digital business landscape for a shipper, such as the use of an ERP, TMS, and other digital aspects, such as The Internet of Things , provides unparalleled insight into how an organization in the supply chain can improve efficiency, visibility, and productivity.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

Industrial IoT and big data are converging to enable demand-driven 'smart supply chains.' The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing.

Supply chain inventory optimization – Beyond the analytics

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater From designing, sourcing and manufacturing, to distribution and consumption, your supply chain is at the heart of your customer satisfaction levels. The focus with Inventory optimization is often on analytics, but that’s just the beginning.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

Want to disrupt your supply chain? Check out this new analytical tool

ToolsGroup

Brad Householder, Founder and CEO of b2i, spoke at the ToolsGroup TG18 user conference recently and presented an innovative approach to strategically analyze your value chain to focus digital investments. to “How can we use our supply chain to disrupt our industry ?”

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Supply Chain Innovation: The Latest Gartner Supply Chain Predictions

ToolsGroup

Gartner analysts presented their latest supply chain findings throughout the two-day Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference last month in London. They see the highest spending priorities in e-commerce software, supply chain optimization and cost analytics.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs. Supply Chain and Design.

The whats, whys and hows of supply chain analytics (part 1)

DELMIA Quintiq

Confusion about what exactly big data, analytics and optimization mean, is not uncommon. Analytics is the filtering, compiling, analyzing, leveraging, or otherwise using of any data – including big data – to gain understanding. Analytics can be broken down into three levels: 1.

From import tariffs to the next tsunami: how Prescriptive Analytics can help you build agility and resilience into your Supply Chain Network

AIMMS

What can Supply Chain leaders do to mitigate the risks that these disruptions bring to the Supply Chain? Forward-thinking Supply Chain leaders can become more resilient if they try to anticipate future events, and have a contingency plan ready for when the event occurs.

Is Prescriptive Analytics really going to disrupt how Supply Chains evolve?

AIMMS

So this morning, I woke up early and over breakfast thought I’d challenge myself on the use of the term and explore if I can continue to use it with sincerity…I thought I’d role play a Chief Supply Chain Officer for a large global manufacturer: First thing.

Managing in Manufacturing:        E-commerce Series (Part 2)

C3 Solutions

Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics: Your Supply Chain Needs Both

River Logic

As manufacturing companies become increasingly complex and begin leveraging more data, the role of advanced analytics in business planning processes is slowly becoming a necessity. Prescriptive Analytics Advanced Analytics predictive analytics

From import tariffs to the next tsunami: how Prescriptive Analytics can help you build agility and resilience into your Supply Chain Network

AIMMS

What can Supply Chain leaders do to mitigate the risks that these disruptions bring to the Supply Chain? Forward-thinking Supply Chain leaders can become more resilient if they try to anticipate future events, and have a contingency plan ready for when the event occurs.

3 Compelling Reasons to Start Using Prescriptive Analytics

AIMMS

If you’ve read up on the latest topics in the field of data analysis, then you’ve probably encountered the term Prescriptive Analytics. Prescriptive Analytics is a type of Advanced Analytics that results in a recommended action.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I visited the BVL Kongress in Berlin, and also attended the International Institute for Analytics ”Chief Analytics Officer” meeting last summer. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. As 2013 comes to a close, here are some of my thoughts regarding the supply chain trends we are likely to see emerge in 2014.

The 2016 State of Manufacturing Industry Trends: E-Commerce, Robotics, & Analytics

Cerasis

At the onset of 2016, we identified key trends to watch for in manufacturing, and as the year draws to a close, it’s time for an evaluation of our predictions to discover the state of manufacturing. This is the fundamental concept behind most supply chain processes, so let’s take a closer look at what was expected versus what happened. The State of Manufacturing: eCommerce, Analytics, and Robotics. E-Commerce Grew More Important in Manufacturing.

How VR, 3D Printing & Predictive Analytics in the IOT are Currently Powering the Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

Newer technologies have created entirely new methodologies for improving manufacturing, and the outlook is brighter than ever. So, let’s take a look at how our predictions for the first four manufacturing technology trends (Predictive analytics, 3D Printing, and VR) to watch for in 2016 stacked up. Predictive Analytics Became Commonplace to Manufacturing. Additive manufacturing is expected to climb more than $20 billion by 2019. Manufacturing Technology

[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Cerasis

The Industrial Revolution helped change and bring prosperity into the world of manufacturing. As time passed, procurement gradually gained a larger role in the scope of manufacturing and order fulfillment. Manufacturing Procurement Supply Chain Trends procurement trends

Tackling the Unknown: Trying to Figure Out New Forms of Analytics

Supply Chain Shaman

The new world of supply chain analytics is my current research project. The possibilities of data variety and velocity to improve supply chain management excite me. There is a great need for improved supply chain analytics.

Robots in the Building: The Positive Influence of AI for Supply Chain Planners

ToolsGroup

Have you looked at a job listing for a supply chain planner recently? Some are resorting to hiring two types of planners: one analytical and the other skilled in communication, facilitation and negotiation. Supply Chain Planning: An Ideal Match for AI.

Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

As I drank a cup of coffee and waited, I reflected on the article I had just completed for the Institute of Supply Management. At their request I wrote on the digital supply chain. Digital supply chain is such a buzzword. Traditional supply chains do not sense.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Circular Supply Chain Vs. Linear Supply Chain: An Evolution

Cerasis

In a sense, these common occurrences reveal how much of an impact the concept of a circular economy and thusly, the circular supply chain is having on consumers. What is the Circular Supply Chain? Driving Forces of the Circular Supply Chain.

What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 

AIMMS

We recently created a quiz to help supply chain professionals answer this question. Our goal was to help you identify potential improvement opportunities by answering a few questions and get a temperature check on the current landscape of network design solutions.

The Future of the Digital Supply Chain: IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, Predictive Analytics, and More

Shipchain

Understanding the future of the digital supply chain is essential to success. We must embrace the possibilities of Big Data, the Internet of things, blockchain technology, predictive analytics, and the growing unrest that these things bring to the industry.

4 Infographics Showing How Technology Is Transforming Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

This year looks like it's going to be one of the most innovative years for manufacturing technology. Purchasing and supply executives predict that the global manufacturing industry will continue to expand. and Chinese manufacturers. Predictive Data Analytics.

Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

<Bear with me… > Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software. Let’s face a hard fact: the supply chain planning market is a mess. Supply Chain Analytics.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Reducing supply chain forecasting errors by 50% and lost sales by 65% with better product availability is achievable with machine learning.

Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

OneSCM

recently noted a new trend towards supply chain “protectionism,” presumably due to the extraordinary combination of external forces proving capable of disrupting once-optimized processes and, therefore, destroying once-healthy profit margins. appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk with Additive Manufacturing

DiManEx

Whether it’s trade tariffs hitting you with new costs, natural disasters halting operations or critical events impacting suppliers, supply chain professionals must embrace the reality of the unexpected. Disaster strikes and a crucial part for your manufacturing equipment is damaged.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

With visibility as the key driver for an effective supply chain improvement strategy, businesses today must rely on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to gain visibility from end-to-end.

Autonomous Supply Chain Planning, It’s Not Science Fiction

Logility

He is a supply chain planner for a large manufacturer of packaged food products. Turning in for the night after another repetitive (and rather boring) day, Jim has a vivid dream of the future of supply chain planning.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive supply chain planning processes. Several years ago ToolsGroup pioneered business process outsourcing (BPO) as an alternative to in-house supply chain planning (SCP).