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.

Responding to Supply Chain Disruption Amid COVID-19

AIMMS

It’s taking a profound humanitarian and economic toll , impacting supply cha ins in many ways. T he apparel industry, for instance, is bracing for a prolonged period of low activity. Our team put several resources together to help supply chain organizations navigate through this crisis safely. . Multiple best/worst case scenarios should be run under different demand conditions to study the impact on your supply chain.

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Tailoring the Apparel Supply Chain

NFI

A successful supply chain strategy has become an essential key to success for apparel companies as they continue to build their brand. To provide the latest styles to their customers, supply chain partners should be an extension of the company’s business and service, with the ability to contribute to a good customer experience. Supply Chain Retail Transportation Warehousing

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. Amazon supply chain management is driving innovation and change at a pace that’s putting the pressure on other businesses to find a way to keep up, or fold. That means fostering supply chain capabilities focused on just such an outcome. Your supply chain needs to respond and course correct as fast as possible.

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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.

Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

Columbia Sportswear: Peeling Back the Onion on Your Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

Over the years, I’ve come across many large, brand-name companies that have been successful by many measures, such as revenue growth and profitably, but when you peeled back the onion on their supply chain processes and capabilities, they were far from best-in-class. Can you imagine how much more profitable these companies could have been, or how much more market share they could have captured, if they had been more disciplined and focused on improving their supply chain processes?

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

They are demanding more supply chain transparency. Alexis Bateman ( @hickmana ), Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, and Leonardo Bonanni ( @amerigo ), founder and CEO of Sourcemap, write, “The concept of supply chain transparency was virtually unknown 15 years ago, yet today it commands the attention of mid- and senior-level managers across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.”[1] What is supply chain transparency?

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Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold earlier in 2020, supply chain has become a household word. Investors, like the public, have woken up to the fact that supply chains are the engine driving economic prosperity. Supply chain, it seems, is ripe for disruption.

How transparency in the supply chain leads to sustainable sourcing

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The survey shows that social and environmental sustainability has become a key priority for apparel companies, just as it is becoming an increasingly important issue for consumers and governments. Supply chains are complex and there are a lot of moving parts.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

A senior executive from a large global manufacturer came to speak in my MBA class this week, and discussed the major shifts in global business that was occurring due to the emergence of omni-channel capabilities in the supply chain. This view of the supply chain is focused primarily on how we get inventory to the customer. This works well in the Apple store, but can be complicated for apparel.

Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

Or agreement on the definition of supply chain excellence. Sometimes, even the definition of a supply chain is not clear. I define digital as the rethinking the atoms and electrons of the supply chain. In contrast, the digital supply chain transformation solves problems and defines opportunities based on the confluence of technologies shown in Figure 1. Supply chain planning’s goal is to improve decisions.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

After the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , I took the time to recharge and took a month off from writing. The presentations from the Summit are posted now on the Supply Chain Insights You Tube Channel. The focus is on the role of supply chain finance in driving supply chain excellence. They are attempting to learn the supply chain; but to most, it is an enigma. The supply chain is a complex non-linear system.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. Debuting at # 24 is footwear and apparel company Adidas (arch-rival Nike has been a Top 25 mainstay for years). billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain.

The rapid reorientation of supply chains

EFT

In an age of lean supply chains and highly-specialised production, a sudden disruption can mean disaster. Transport links that ran like clockwork suddenly melted away, most notably air freight, and products were stranded in overstretched ports.

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A Supply Chain Christmas Carol

Freightos

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come as they visit the Xmas supply chain. Buzzfeed traced how online celebrity love for the now-ubiquitous hoverboards so quickly lead to a massive supply of product. We have reached the era of the on-demand, responsive supply chain. Zepol channeled Santa’s supply chain Big Data: “Ho, Ho, holy cow! The post A Supply Chain Christmas Carol appeared first on Freightos.

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Alternatives to Blockchain in Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

With the buzz around blockchain, many important supply chain concepts are being used interchangeably and create confusion. Are companies using blockchain to create visibility in their supply chain, or to trace products downstream and upstream in the supply chain?

A solution for the “New Normal”: Real Time Supply Chain thinking

NC State SCRC

But there’s nothing stable about the environment we operate in, as there is plenty of volatility and disruption to go around in the global supply chain. It’s time to start operating in “real-time” The real-time supply chain is based on two essential elements of technology: 1) The rapid digitization of the supply chain, and 2) the rise of real-time information enabled by technology.

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

The following is an opinion by Annie Agle, Director of Brand and Impact for Cotopaxi and does not represent the view of Reuters Events: Supply Chain. In this climate of forced transition, companies should start by looking for sustainability opportunities within their supply chain. .

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

The following is an opinion by Annie Agle, Director of Brand and Impact for Cotopaxi and does not represent the view of Reuters Events: Supply Chain. In this climate of forced transition, companies should start by looking for sustainability opportunities within their supply chain. .

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling and Logistics

Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain. We are aware that more than 90% of PUMA’s Carbon Footprint is being generated in shared supply chains.

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader. Note that apparel manufacturing is growing and apparel retail is declining. For today’s supply chain leader, the pressures on both operating margin and inventory turns is great.

Welcome Puff, The Magic Dragon, to Your Team

Supply Chain Shaman

Here, I postulate that the supply chain dragon is data. Supply chain leaders are drowning in data and low in insights. The focus is on growth, but supply chains are not fit for purpose. My stepson calls them tidy whiteys) Imagine a boring, basic apparel item. Their questions were could the supply chain help? How many supply chains today are stuck? The evolving dragon of my story is the “supply chain engine that could.”

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Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

Alex HadwickEditor-in-Chief for Supply Chains, Reuters Events, sat down with the Chief Information Officer of logistics giant XPO, Mario Harik, to see how the company is evolving its technology platform and responding to COVID-19.

Hyperbolic Discounting, the Supply Chain, and the Marshmallow Test

FLEXE

A recent Nir & Far blog post, “ Hyperbolic Discounting: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices ,” got me thinking about the supply chain. It’s no different in supply chain. The supply chain industry is undergoing a massive transformation. The trouble is, eCommerce consumers can be anywhere—creating a fundamental shift in the supply chain. The supply chain has been slow to adopt new tech to improve operations.

Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 2

Enterra Insights

In order for that to happen, both supply chains and consumer habits must significantly change. Steven Steutermann, managing vice president in the Gartner supply chain practice, states, “To turn around a supply chain system, 10 years is not a long time. What this means to these managers is that they need to prepare for the transformation from a linear to a circular supply chain.”[2]. ” The Green Supply Chain , 31 July 2012

Alternatives to Blockchain in Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

With the buzz around blockchain, many important supply chain concepts are being used interchangeably and create confusion. Are companies using blockchain to create visibility in their supply chain, or to trace products downstream and upstream in the supply chain? Or is it to achieve more transparency in the supply chain? Besides traceability, blockchain also increases visibility and transparency in the supply chain.

Alternatives to Blockchain in Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

With the buzz around blockchain, many important supply chain concepts are being used interchangeably and create confusion. Are companies using blockchain to create visibility in their supply chain, or to trace products downstream and upstream in the supply chain? Or is it to achieve more transparency in the supply chain? Besides traceability, blockchain also increases visibility and transparency in the supply chain.

Alternatives to Blockchain in Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

With the buzz around blockchain, many important supply chain concepts are being used interchangeably and create confusion. Are companies using blockchain to create visibility in their supply chain, or to trace products downstream and upstream in the supply chain? Or is it to achieve more transparency in the supply chain? Besides traceability, blockchain also increases visibility and transparency in the supply chain.

The War Against Returns – Is the Retail Supply Chain Winning?

BluJay Solutions

After another record-breaking festive season, with double-digit ecommerce growth and mobile commerce growth into three digits for developed economies, and even higher where ecommerce is less established, it’s easy to forget about the impact of returns on the retail supply chain. 10-40% retail apparel e-commerce returns rate. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

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A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

Distributing product in Brazil involves endless transportation choices. When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. A new decision support system developed for a luxury goods company* helps enterprises to make optimal transportation decisions in these markets. Second, it provided a foundation for analyzing LGC’s entire supply network.

Alternatives to Blockchain in Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

With the buzz around blockchain, many important supply chain concepts are being used interchangeably and create confusion. Are companies using blockchain to create visibility in their supply chain, or to trace products downstream and upstream in the supply chain? Or is it to achieve more transparency in the supply chain? Besides traceability, blockchain also increases visibility and transparency in the supply chain.

The Top 4 Trends That Will Dominate Supply Chain in 2019

Elementum

In the 21st century, customer expectations have pushed supply chain and logistics to evolve at unprecedented speed. In 2019, supply chain will be dominated by one key realization: in order to keep up with customers, brands can neither rely on the old ways, nor place their faith entirely in new technologies. Given the interconnected nature of today’s supply chain, what impacts one corner of the industry is bound to create ripple effects.

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No chicken, no gravy, no customers – KFC’s planning woes are entirely preventable

AIMMS

Recently, the chain announced it was suffering from a gravy shortage as well. Chicken is prone to contamination by salmonella and other diseases, so transport is strictly regulated and must be done by refrigerated trucks. ” The epicenter of the crisis was KFC’s new distribution center, “which suffered a breakdown in its first week as the hub of the chain’s new cost-cutting strategy.” Preventing supply chain woes.

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Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

I believe that supply chains build economies and save the world. I also believe that supply chains need a revolution. Supply chains respond, but they do not sense. I strongly believe that leaders must build their supply chains with new building blocks. While the traditional supply chain process was from the enterprise out to trading partners. Business Leader Confidence in ERP to Deliver on Supply Chain Visibility Requirements.