Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

You are pissy and opinionated in this world of supply chain blandness. The term supply chain excellence is easier to say than define. I have been trying to define it as a supply chain analyst for over fifteen years. The Supply Chain Index.

Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. Great memories here, as so much has changed in the supply chain research world these past 5+ years.

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Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

Here’s the supply chain conferences we love and will be attending. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Kinaxis is pleased to be a Premier Sponsor and participate in panel discussion of the 2014 EMEA Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain insights from leading industry experts. Supply chain skills in high demand, digital twins, disruptive technologies, and other takeaways from the 2018 Gartner supply chain conference.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

I first met Shane in 2007 at the beginning of his work with Syngenta’s value chain. Seldom do I see a commercial leader transition to supply chain, and I wanted to gain his insights. Note the improvement and the resiliency in supply chain performance.).

Committed to the Supply Chain Index

Supply Chain Insights

Today, there is no good measure of supply chain excellence. This summer, during the countdown to our Global Summit, we will be releasing the work on the Supply Chain Index. This month we are launching the first elements of the Supply Chain Index.

The Future of Supply Chain

FLEXE

Earlier this year, we spoke to 16 experts about the future of supply chain and where it’s headed. Industry disruptions aren’t slowing down, technology continues to evolve, and buying behaviors and expectations are changing—all of which affects the supply chain.

The Future of Supply Chain

FLEXE

Earlier this year, we spoke to 16 experts about the future of supply chain and where it’s headed. Industry disruptions aren’t slowing down, technology continues to evolve, and buying behaviors and expectations are changing—all of which affects the supply chain.

Supply chain innovation through the Nexus of Forces

ivalua

In my last blog post, “ Will your supply chain lead in the next decade? ,” I talked about Gartner’s first-day focus at their Supply Chain Executive Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. This is an especially important message for manufacturerssupply chain organizations.

Gartner Supply Chain Event 2019: a New Era

DynaSys

On May 16, QAD DynaSys made their annual pilgrimage to Phoenix Arizona to join 3500 other supply chain leaders and analysts from all corners of the globe for what is touted as the largest supply chain gathering in the world. Supply Chain Winners.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. Labels and Supplies. Arizona.

6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2019

AB&R

Plus, thanks to our great employees, we were named as one of the Top Companies to Work for in Arizona for the fourth year in a row. Here are six important supply chain trends we’ll be watching in the new year ahead. 6 Supply Chain Trends in 2019.

Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds. The supply chain is a complex system with increasing complexity. Few companies manage their supply chains end-to-end; and as a result, cannot manage inventory holistically.

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. For example, a simple description like a “boot cut jean” may mean many different things to different manufacturers!

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. The following 10 supply chain articles are listed in order from the 10th most read blog post to the top most read post.

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Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain leaders are competitive and they want to measure their success. In many businesses, assets are a core part of the supply chain. I think that the discussion on supply chain excellence should be a data-driven discussion.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on the latest trends and technologies within the supply chain industry? EazyStock has complied a new list of the top 2019 Supply Chain events that you can’t afford to miss. American Supply Chain Summit 2019.

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Was Integrated Planning a Hoax?

Supply Chain Shaman

Integrated Planning: Tight Coupling of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to Supply Chain Planning (SCP). When companies tell me that they need to exchange their current Supply Chain Planning (SCP) from a best-of-breed provider to get a leg-up, I ask, “Why?”

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week was the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. 110 supply chain leaders attended. In preparation for the summit, we readied the final report of the work on translating balance sheet results into a methodology to judge Supply Chain Excellence.

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, 270 posts and five years later, I am thankful for the opportunity to sit at my kitchen table and communicate to almost 20,000 supply chain professionals globally (directly through this blog and through connections on Linkedin). However, this is not the case in our supply chains.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!

NC State SCRC

I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. It’s why we are ranked as a top 25 supply chain program by SCM World and Gartner.

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, nine out of ten supply chains are stuck. Despite two decades of advancement in supply chain technologies, companies are struggling to gain balance at the intersection of operating margin, inventory turns and case fulfillment. And, in our Digital Manufacturing Study.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model. Home Depot uses the technique with larger suppliers of manufactured goods.

Time for a Mea Culpa?

Supply Chain Shaman

For most companies today there is great room for improvement in the supply chain. Companies want a supply chain that is more aligned and agile. Current State of Supply Chains. Supply chain matters more, but it is understood less and less.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

It’s a term that started creeping into supply chain discussions several years ago. Back in 2011, supply chain analyst Trevor Miles ( @milesahead ) noted there is a similar sounding word supply chain managers should associate with VUCA.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Today, there are 8 states in the country, including Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona that are allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles on certain roadways.”. Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics?

The Avnet Tech Games IX Welcomes The Inaugural JDA Supply Chain Challenge

Supply Chain Nation

Saturday, April 12, the University of Advancing Technology campus in Tempe, Arizona will once again serve as the host for the Avnet Tech Games , now in its ninth year. This year, I am especially pleased about a new event called the “ JDA 2014 Supply Chain Challenge.”

What’s the Solution to Power Outage Proliferation

USC Consulting Group

Because the vast majority of small-business owners and major corporations require power to provide, manufacture, or deliver products and services, the grid’s failings are forcing companies to evaluate their current processes and develop workarounds so service interruptions are minimized.

It's All About the Customer Experience

Oracle SCM

Last week I attended the annual Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona. Learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Cloud solutions at www.oracle.com/scm. Join our Oracle Supply Chain Management group on LinkedIn.

The $4,000 Transportation Question

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is part of a new series we’re launching called “Practitioner Perspectives” — commentaries written by supply chain and logistics practitioners from manufacturing and retail companies who want to share their insights and advice on industry trends and topics. If you’re a supply chain and logistics practitioner interested in contributing a blog post, please contact us for details.

SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

RedPrairie and JDA Software [NASDAQ: JDAS], recognized leaders in enterprise software and services for the extended supply chain, announced today that JDA and affiliates of RedPrairie have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combined entity will offer a broad portfolio of solutions and services to manage global supply chains – from raw materials, to finished products, into the hands of consumers – through any channel.

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The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Reverse Logistics

Enterra Insights

This dramatic change in consumer shopping habits emphasizes the importance of omnichannel strategies and a resilient supply chain. Hitendra Chaturvedi, a professor at the Supply Chain Department of W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, writes, “The coronavirus has disrupted U.S. companies in many ways, and nearly three-fourths of them have seen their supply chain significantly affected.”[1]

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

An example in the supply chain space is US maritime policy. As the demand for PPE has soared manufacturing capacity has become constrained, and some distributors are citing supply concerns. Manufacturers have responded to these efforts by stepping up the production of PPE.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com. Mr. Intrieri is a highly experienced and credentialed supply chain professional and is a recognized thought leader and innovator, primarily in the areas of Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Optimization, and Logistics, strategic sourcing, international procurement, supplier management , contract negotiations and reviews, and purchasing operations.

6 Future Technologies that will Change Transportation and Trucking Forever!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Unfortunately, Uber recently suspended their tests after one of their vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018. In some cases, manufacturers are transitioning to electric or hybrid cars. Check out The Digital Supply Chain – Supply Chain 4.0!

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Evolution of the Warehouse: How it Adapted to E-Commerce and New Technology Trends?

AFFLINK

Warehouses are 143% bigger thanks to e-commerce,” states this article in the publication Supply Chain Dive. In fact, warehouses have changed so much that some experts don’t even use the term “warehouse” as they explain how e-commerce has changed the industrial supply industry.