New supply chain refreshment program at Arizona State University

Supply Chain Movement

That’s why supply chain management is such a popular field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating a 26-percent increase in logistics jobs by 2020. So, what do you do if you work in supply chains, but get transferred to another function or simply need a refresher on what’s new? Carey School of Business at Arizona State University offers a program for that. Companies are always interested in keeping costs down, minimizing risk and streamlining efficiency.

Overcoming the Challenges to Achieving End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow The 2014 Strategic Road Map for Supply Chain Visibility research recently conducted by Gartner (and included in our new Supply Chain Visibility: Envisioning the Broader Need paper) , describes the current state of maturity as it relates to visibility, as follows: “Most supply chain organizations are at Stage 2 or 3 of supply chain maturity, and thus have an inside-out view of supply chain plans, events and data.

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AB&R® named among “Top Companies to Work for in Arizona” for the 6th consecutive year

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PHOENIX, AZ (June 15, 2020) – azcentral.com and Republic Media ( The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com) announced today that AB&R® (American Barcode and RFID) has earned a spot on the list of 2020 azcentral.com® Top Companies to Work for in Arizona for the sixth year in a row. “It It is a testament to our team that we have been recognized as one of the Top Companies to Work for in Arizona for six consecutive years!”

Guest Blog: Women of the Supply Chain: Responsibility, Collaboration and Bathroom Lines

Kinaxis

Women of the Supply Chain: Responsibility, Collaboration and Bathroom Lines. Hanging out with Kinaxis, the relatively small and always interesting supply chain vendor from Ottawa, Canada, never fails to be an eye-opening experience. So why are there so many women in supply chain roles? What is certainly true is that supply chain planning and management don’t lend themselves to absolute truths and command and control hierarchical management.

Will that be automatic or semi-automatic to manage your supply chain?

Kinaxis

Now what does this have to do with managing a supply chain? There is so much supply chain related data that we have access to now and even better, we have automated solutions that recommend the best thing to do in a given situation on a given day. Perhaps an earlier low priority order can ship on time while a later high priority order will ship late due to constrained supply? Flip the switch back to Semi-Automatic to manage your supply chain?

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

I feel that topic of supply chain management is analogous to the downward cycle of the news channels. What Drives Supply Chain Excellence? I analyze supply chain management. The broader the definition of end-to-end strategy and the alignment of supply chain processes drives value. Over the last month, I have been working on the 2019 Supply Chains to Admire analysis. They want to know, “What drives supply chain improvement?

Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

Business Process Outsourcing Contract Management Procure to Pay Social Media in Supply Chains Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Had a great time today speaking at the ProcureCon conference in Phoenix today, and spent a good deal of time talking to a number of the different solutions providers in the vendor area.

AB&R® Named as One of the “Top Companies to Work for in Arizona” for the Fifth Year in a Row

AB&R

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 17, 2019. azcentral.com and Republic Media (The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com) announced that AB&R® (American Barcode and RFID) has earned a spot on the list of 2019 azcentral.com® Top Companies to Work for in Arizona for the fifth consecutive year. “We We are honored to be recognized for the fifth year in a row as one of Arizona’s “Top Companies to Work for!”

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. All ex-AMR analysts on the stage, talking about the ‘Top 15 Supply Chains we Admire’. There has been so much discussion on the “top” supply chain lists. Value of supply chain planning and analytics.

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, 13th – 16th May 2019, Phoenix, Arizona

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The post Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, 13th – 16th May 2019, Phoenix, Arizona appeared first on Ivalua Ivalua is the SILVER sponsor at this prestiguous conference. If you would like to meet our team there please contact info@ivalua.com. We look forward to meeting you there! For more information and to register, please visit the event website.

Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

It will probably change the processes currently associated with warehousing, supply chain management and several other critical features of logistics.

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Public Markets Reward Supply Chain Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am proud to launch the Supply Chain Index. It is my hope that the readers of this blog will take time to either join us today to listen to the launch of the Supply Chain Index on our webinar or listen to the replay. (We The Supply Chain Index has been two years in the making. As I sat at my kitchen table, I reviewed spreadsheet after spreadsheet of corporate performance data on supply chain financial ratios.

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. When I wrote the book Bricks Matter , I wanted to write a celebratory book on why the adoption of new technologies and practices in supply chain had improved corporate performance. The Supply Chain Index.

Aspire, challenge and transform: Insights from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference

Kinaxis

One conference I recently attended is the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Digital disruption is here and now: John Phillips, SVP of Customer Supply Chain, PepsiCo, presented some fascinating examples of getting products into the hands of consumers in unique ways powered by robotics and artificial intelligence. Connected devices not only create digital supply chains, but also entirely new ecosystems.

What About the Supply Chain Index?

Supply Chain Shaman

SAP touts “best-run companies” while the Accenture ads claim “ high-performance supply chains.” I am a nomad, searching for a good definition of supply chain excellence. Supply chain leaders are naturally competitive, and they want to know how well they are doing. It is for this reason that we started the work on the Supply Chain Index. It is for this reason, that I started the work on the Supply Chain Index.

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. I just returned from the highly engaging and inspiring Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Here are some key takeaways from the Gartner supply chain event: 1.

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 During the last two months, we have been interviewing supply chain leaders to get their views on the methodology. Background on the Supply Chain Index.

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. Panel Details: “The Technological Advances that Will Catapult Supply Chains into the Next Decade”. Supply Chain Insights Global Summit.

Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Insights

On September 9–11, 2014, 110 supply chain visionaries will gather in the desert at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona to think differently and define the future of supply chain. Supply chain teams are being asked to do more with less. It is time to unstick the supply chain by redefining processes, adopting new technologies, and embracing disruption. Automation of Supply Chain Execution.

Supply Chains to Admire Household Nondurables Calculation Example

Supply Chain Insights

When the Supply Chains to Admire TM report came out last week, I scrolled right to the winners. As you can see from Figure 1, the Supply Chains to Admire methodology has 3 steps. Supply Chains to Admire Methodology. I decided to look at Proctor & Gamble since, as Lora mentioned in her post , they are known for having a strong supply chain. So why didn’t they make the Supply Chains to Admire winner list this year?

A Chocolate Addict’s Plea: Know Your Supply Chain Risks!

Kinaxis

What’s even more unfortunate than the effect on my figure is that it’s about to get a whole lot more difficult to feed my addiction thanks to a lack of insight into supply chain risk. Skyrocketing prices aside, this latest news is enough to send any chocolate lover to the store to stock up, and really puts the spotlight on a major supply chain risk in the $7 billion cocoa-futures market. Together they account for more than half of the world’s cocoa supplies!

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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. Supply chain leaders struggle to speak the language of the balance sheet, and finance leaders judge before they understand that the supply chain is a complex system with complex processes with increasing complexity. It is core to our mission at Supply Chain Insights.

The Journey for Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

As I walked, I reflected on the many discussions that I have recently had with multiple supply chain leaders on Supply Chain Excellence. I am busy finalizing a report on the current state of the inventory optimization market, rewriting and updating a report on Sales and Operations technologies, and penning a new report on Supply Chain Centers of Excellence. (We Today, I am deep into the recent research on the Supply Chain Centers of Excellence.

MHI Annual Conference: Drone Applications in Supply Chain Beyond Package Delivery

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Use of drones for package delivery has received a lot of attention ever since Jeff Bezos unveiled a video of an Amazon drone dropping off a package via drone on a 60 Minutes broadcast in 2012, but other applications in the supply chain are likely to emerge first. I recently got back from sunny Tucson in Arizona where the MHI Annual Conference took place. Technology disruption in the supply chain has been a hot topic over the industry conferences this year.

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Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management, omnichannel best practices , and much more. The Amazon Effect: How the Retail Giant Has Shaken Up the Supply Chain and What Supply Chains Can Do to Keep Up.

Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

When Gartner purchased AMR Research in December 2009, the methodology became the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. Now in its seventh year, in the analysis, I learned a lot about the impact of supply chain choices on balance sheet performance: -Not Straightforward.

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.

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. 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. Without further ado, here are the top 10 supply chain articles by most read from the Cerasis blog: 10.

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. In 2007, Shane Emms was asked to take a Global Supply Chain leadership assignment at Syngenta. With a career in marketing, and very little understanding of supply chain, he was afraid that his new team would ask, “What does this guy know?” Digital Supply Chain.

Elementum Reports: The Most Transformative Supply Chain Technologies of the Year (So Far)

Elementum

At the start of 2018, we predicted the trends and technologies that would have the greatest impact on the global supply chain. And as the year speeds into its second half and supply chains hurry to catch up with it, companies are continuously reshaping their business models to meet the digital revolution head-on. For supply chain, this has meant a large-scale migration to the cloud.

Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management, omnichannel best practices , and much more. RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference LINK ($1,095 to $1,595, Depending on Membership and Registration Date).

Gartner Supply Chain Conference: Trends 2019

The Network Effect

I recently presented at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix Arizona. The post Gartner Supply Chain Conference: Trends 2019 appeared first on The Network Effect. It was a great conference, and I. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Internet of Things Multiparty Network Network Business Platforms Gartner

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 IS THE HEART OF BUSINESS TODAY, ITS PEOPLE ARE THE LIFEBLOOD. Dale Rogers, ON Semiconductor Professor of Business, Arizona State University. THE POWER OF SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN.

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 IS THE HEART OF BUSINESS TODAY, ITS PEOPLE ARE THE LIFEBLOOD. Dale Rogers, ON Semiconductor Professor of Business, Arizona State University. THE POWER OF SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN.

Sense, Analyze and Respond – The Supply Chain Automation Journey

Logility

I recently moved to Arizona and traded my lawnmower and snow-shovels for a salt-water pool. I know, I sound like a supply chain person but I just can’t help myself! My experience with my pool led me to think about supply chain automation and how automation is a journey not a destination. Numerous case studies exist that show how the automation of supply chain processes can be beneficial.