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Clouds are Gathering for an Open Platform for Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

If this challenging past year has taught us one thing, it is the value of connections–not only in our lives, but in supply chains. How supply chain disconnections disrupt service. 2030 vision: End-to-End supply chains that serve customers.

Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

ToolsGroup

Over the year, COVID-19 introduced even greater complexity into the already difficult work of supply chain planning–and changed supply chain from a practitioner-focused topic to everyday dinner table conversation. Digital supply chain transformation will accelerate.

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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. Our team put several resources together to help supply chain organizations navigate through this crisis safely. . The next 2-4 weeks are critical to understand the exposure throughout your value chain, take actions to address anticipated shortages , and ensure resource requirements to restart. Study 3: Identify Optimal Sourcing Locations .

How transparency in the supply chain leads to sustainable sourcing

Pivot88

According to McKinsey’s 2019 chief purchasing officer (CPO) survey, sustainable sourcing at scale is the fashion industry’s new must-have. Supply chains are complex and there are a lot of moving parts. Where do they source their products?

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

The “reshoring” of manufacturing operations from China and elsewhere to the United States continues to make headlines. A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. And earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an article about how the toy maker K’Nex has moved most of its manufacturing operations from China to its factory in Pennsylvania.

Procurement Technology – What it can and can’t replace in a Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

ivalua

A review of the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains, procurement organizations around the world are scrambling to react. There are many supply chain management lessons to learn from the Covid-19 crisis.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design . Prolonged shutdowns have both financial and operational implications, which are often very difficult to assess due to the complexity and far-reaching nature of supply chains. Another use case we see for scenario modeling in the current context is evaluating new sourcing locations.

Next-Generation Digital Supply Chain Planning

DynaSys

Despite the disruptions of the past years, there are some emerging key trends in Supply Chains that provide both challenges but also opportunities for manufacturers. The momentum towards more sustainable supply chains is coming from many directions.

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. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

Writing a Shaman blog post is now a Sunday night ritual. In my work with Supply Chain Insights , I immerse myself in learning. I continually question my long-held beliefs on supply chain excellence. . When readers finish a Supply Chain Shaman blog, I want to drive a set of unique takeaways. Today, I am going to share five insights that I have gleaned from our work on Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking.

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management. The terms “ sourcing” and “procurement” in supply chain management are often used interchangeably, although they are not quite the same. Procurement is a process and one link in the chain of the supply chain. The supply chain is the entire process of making and selling a commercial product or good. Sourcing is but one step in the procurement process.

Digital Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! Digital Supply Chain predictions article and permission to publish here provided by Michael Gaughan at land-link.com. Subscribe Here!

How POS Data Improves Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Complexity in the Retail Supply Chain! Supply chain management involves the conduct of the movement of goods and services. In this article, we have accentuated the ways POS data can improve supply chain management.

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Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

Before boarding the plane, I watched a traveler pull a diet Coke from the bin and thought about the struggle to source sweetener with the rise of COV-19. As I poured the dog food into the bowl for my pups, I wondered if I was going to have to switch kibble due to the looming issues of sourcing taurine—a health additive in many pet foods. As I shopped at Best Buy for office supplies, I struggled to not think about the massive disruption of electronics supply chain.

Manufacturers Must Seek Better Supply Chain Visibility

ivalua

For manufacturers, key functions such as sourcing and supplier management have become more challenging as the result of increasing supply chain complexity. One area that manufacturers need to focus on is improving supply chain visibility. Unfortunately for manufacturers, there are many areas in need of improved visibility such as customer demand, inventory, total cost, and supplier risk. Visibility all the way up the supply chain.

Supply Chain Analytics- Towards Intelligent Manufacturing

ThroughPut

What is Supply Chain Analytics? Supply Chain Analytics aims at enhancing the manufacturing operational efficiency and overall operational effectiveness by enabling informed data-driven decisions across the factory floor. Typical Supply Chain Challenges.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

Yesterday we had said we concluded our most popular blog posts by category for the blog posts written from our major categories for 2014. However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. Well, manufacturing companies who ship freight in North America.

McDonald’s Mesoamérica Supply Chain Response to COVID-19

ToolsGroup

Businesses around the world are learning to adapt as best they can to the COVID-19 supply chain impact. Unpredictable consumer behavior in response to macro events creates demand volatility in every link of global supply chains. The number-one defense against this radical uncertainty is a resilient supply chain that’s ready for anything. I would have to say that the main complexity in our chain is the length of it.

Seeing Supply Chain Visibility through Different Lenses

Bristlecone

Rajesh Mani, Director of Presales, Supply Chain Apps, Bristlecone. Ever since the onset of the COVID-19 disruption, I have come across many organizations and ‘initiatives of the month’ focusing on improving supply chain visibility.

The Role of Reverse Auctions in Strategic Sourcing

EC Sourcing Group

In the entire supply chain, you, as a company, want to be able to deliver a final product to a buyer. There are many different stops within that supply chain along the way, such as procurement and procurement management. What is our sourcing strategy?

Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

When 2015 rolls in, for me, it will mark a decade of quantitative research focused on understanding the evolution of supply chain management. So, in this blog, I would like to reflect on what I have learned in this process. Insights on Supply Chain Organizations. In the early years, there were no supply chain organizations. For me, it was manufacturing. For the majority of companies, the supply chain organization is now fifteen years old.

Improving Supply Chain Collaboration: Connecting Data

Kinaxis

by Teresa Chiykowski Welcome to the first blog post in our three-part series discussing three ways to improve supply chain collaboration. Maybe I’m stating the obvious but… a lot has changed in the world of manufacturing since Keith Oliver of Booz, Allen and Hamilton Inc. coined the term “supply chain management” in early 1982. It’s no surprise that today’s supply chains are more complex than those of three decades ago.

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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. The digital supply chain is about SO much more than gadgets.” Yet, within the supply chain, everyone waits for data and insights. Supply chains do not move in the cadence of the market.

Trends 2021: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Following the outbreak of the pandemic, many companies were forced to confront the fact that their supply chains were not as resilient as they had hoped they were. National lockdowns and social distancing measures exposed serious weak points in the supply chain, causing huge delays and disruptions, which affected people’s daily lives.”[1] Below are some of the supply chain trends subject matter expert believe will have significant impacts in the coming years.

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Supply Chain Predictions 2020: Uncertainty Demands Resilience

ToolsGroup

It’s been an interesting decade for supply chain: just when you think things can’t get any crazier, a new extreme weather event, political drama or tech start-up pops up, disrupting entire industries. Global supply chains are particularly vulnerable to the changes triggered by these events, including increased regulation, new tariffs and radical shifts in demand patterns. . Algorithmic supply chain planning will go mainstream.

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How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage

ToolsGroup

With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. So what’s the secret of making supply chain uncertainty work for you? Probability forecasting is ideal for supply chains that include a high number of long-tail items and face demand variability and uncertainty due to the huge number of factors they are unable to model adequately.

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Does supply chain’s image need to catch up with the times?

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. It’s our perpetual hobby horse here at Argentus that Supply Chain needs to be doing more as a field to attract young people. But is there something about Supply Chain’s image that’s holding it back from being seen as the crucial, strategic function with tremendous career potential it is today?

Circular Supply Chain: the Politics of Pollution

DynaSys

In previous posts, I wrote on the emergence of circular model supply chains , and the likely impacts they may have. Why are circular model supply chains any different to the myriad of other supply chain sustainability banners that have come and gone over the past decade? Why do manufacturers need to transform their operations to a circular model? Companies embark on sustainability initiatives such as circular supply chains for many reasons.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. .

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

Time to Rethink Sourcing Rare Earth Elements

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest! With the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, and the resulting supply chain fallout , many have speculated on how the U.S. The Covid19 global pandemic has cruelly exposed the utter dependence of the US and the world on China’s mass manufacturing capability and supply of critical medical equipment and materials. sourcing #rareearthelements.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. My first focus was on China sourcing. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts. I firmly believe that the rebound of the economy requires strong supply chains, but to make this happen, we need to turn our backs on historic practices and innovate new ways of working.

How Can Manufacturers Manage Disruption and Improve Productivity?

Logility

How can manufacturers manage disruption and improve productivity? By using advanced analytics for manufacturing, to understand the valuable information concealed within the data they already have! Advanced analytics for manufacturing is a good place to start.

5 Ways of Creating Resilient Supply Chains in Manufacturing

ThroughPut

What is a Resilient supply chain? A resilient supply chain is a smarter supply chain that has learned to adapt itself to continuous disruptions. These supply chains are those that can scale to meet new demands as and when the customer needs change.

5 Ways of Creating Resilient Supply Chains in Manufacturing

ThroughPut

What is a Resilient supply chain? A resilient supply chain is a smarter supply chain that has learned to adapt itself to continuous disruptions. These supply chains are those that can scale to meet new demands as and when the customer needs change.