How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

Avenues of transport are declining as major cargo airlines, like Cathay Pacific , drastically reduce flights to mainland China and Hong Kong. The virus continues to compromise supply chains and disrupt companies at a troubling rate, but a re businesses prepared from a supply chain planning perspective? . The era of globalization has enabled supply chains to be broader and more connected. Resilient planning in action .

Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan. But are they just creative marketing spin (after all, developing them is kind of part of the job), or is what they stand for actually making a difference in your supply chain planning?

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Pfizer steams ahead with vaccine supply chain plans

EFT

New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer is making plans for its Covid-19 supply chain. Its facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been fitted with 350 large freezers in readiness for the planned delivery of 100 million does in 2020 with a further 1.3

Celebrating Supply Chain Day

DELMIA Quintiq

So this Supply Chain Day, join us in celebrating the role of logistics by trying your hand at one of our exciting challenges below. You guide trucker Nick along a simple street plan to collect and deliver parcels. Logistics is the glue that holds supply chains together and is one of our key areas of expertise. It’s no wonder our planning software is used to: Deliver millions of parcels every day for DHL Express.

How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

DELMIA Quintiq

The recent West Coast ports cargo-handling disruption is an example of the butterfly effect. Labor disputes, bad weather, and IT outages are just some examples of disruptions that could affect an otherwise well-designed supply chain. What you need is a supply chain that is designed to be resilient in the face of disruptions. But what makes a supply chain resilient? The foundation of a resilient supply chain is end-to-end visibility.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

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. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. Starting with Miami, this port primarily handles containerized cargo with small amounts of breakbulk, vehicles and industrial equipment. containerized loaded cargo volume and more than 18% of the East Coast container trade.

The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality

Kinaxis

And whether you realize it or not, the garment industry supply chain is changing – both for the better and for the worse. There have been countless examples of big fashion brands finding themselves caught up in controversy thanks to their supply chain, and the use of factories that pollute, employ child labor, mistreat workers or worse. This really speaks to the heart of the issue – global supply chain visibility and transparency.

Internet of Things (IoT) in the supply chain – a jolt of creativity required?

DELMIA Quintiq

A tire manufacturer supplying to the mining industry provided a similar example of sensors reading and reporting on tire thread status. IoT is supposed to be about devices talking to, and informing each other of what is happening, so that each device in the chain can assess its status and inform other devices of the need to do something, should that self-assessment come back negative. Cement companies plan resupply of their inventories in the silos based on demand history.

Do your supply chain challenges have you feeling a little snowed under?

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar The first day of spring is less than a week away but the Canadian winter is still wreaking havoc on local supply chains. While it would be convenient to blame this on Nova Scotia’s unforgiving winter weather, the root cause of this delay is really a supply chain planning issue. Borrowing a quote from CBC : “If we can move the cargo out of Halifax in a timely manner, we don’t get into this situation.

Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

BlueYonder

Remember the good old days when planning was something you did once a quarter just to make sure your annual plans were still on track? That means supply chain planning, and the global visibility and execution that goes with it, must now be a way of life, not an occasional event. Constant Planning requires Continuous Visibility and Communication. As a salute to the 50 th anniversary of Apollo 11, let’s compare supply chain planning to that moon launch.

The conference that business leaders cannot afford to miss

DELMIA Quintiq

Another year, another list of must-attend supply chain and logistics events. Attended jam-packed supply chain events only to leave with stacks of brochures? Industry experts from companies such as SIG Combibloc , ThyssenKrupp, DB Cargo, Wieland Werke AG will provide answers to the following questions: What’s the next level in planning and optimization? With so many to choose from, how do you decide?

6 Reasons Why Companies Need IoT

Oracle SCM

Connecting fleets and cargo to IoT empowers companies to keep their equipment on the road, improve customer experience with improved ETA forecasting, and reduce unnecessary costs. By deeper data to their logistics processes, companies can make informed decisions and leverage predictive intelligence that adds value and optimize their supply chains. During my time as a p rofessional cyclist, I learned that the more information and technology I could leverage, the faster I rode.

Continuous Planning

Adexa

As data becomes more and more available in real-time, supply chain planning systems must respond to the events as needed on a continuous basis. It may sound simple but it is very complex to decide when and why we should respond to changes that may or may not impact the supply chain plan and execution thereof. Do we need to re-plan? With every event, we need to have a mechanism to evaluate the potential impact on the plan.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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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.

Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

BlueYonder

Remember the good old days when planning was something you did once a quarter just to make sure your annual plans were still on track? That means supply chain planning, and the global visibility and execution that goes with it, must now be a way of life, not an occasional event. Constant Planning requires Continuous Visibility and Communication. As a salute to the 50 th anniversary of Apollo 11, let’s compare supply chain planning to that moon launch.

Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

BlueYonder

Remember the good old days when planning was something you did once a quarter just to make sure your annual plans were still on track? That means supply chain planning, and the global visibility and execution that goes with it, must now be a way of life, not an occasional event. Constant Planning requires Continuous Visibility and Communication. As a salute to the 50 th anniversary of Apollo 11, let’s compare supply chain planning to that moon launch.

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).

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Supply chain costs? Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Applying the total cost of ownership analysis to the supply chain implies identifying all direct, indirect, and other associated costs. Supply chain costs analysis. Supply chain strategy.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Supply chain costs? Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Applying the total cost of ownership analysis to the supply chain implies identifying all direct, indirect, and other associated costs. Supply chain costs analysis. Supply chain strategy.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Supply chain costs? Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Applying the total cost of ownership analysis to the supply chain implies identifying all direct, indirect, and other associated costs. Supply chain costs analysis. Supply chain strategy.

How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Weekly meal planning is a recurring event in our household. Although this activity is not particularly exciting, every Saturday my wife and I sit down to plan out our family meals. Supply chain planning is no different when it comes to yielding efficient results, especially this year.

30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

An up-close look at the the young people who embody the best traits of the new Supply Chain Generation. While the ratio of male-to-female managers in the supply chain field has hovered around 9:1 for an uncomfortably long time, that trend may slowly but finally be changing. At least, that's one conclusion to be had from the 30 Under 30 Rising Stars program, conducted for the past four years by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and ThomasNet.

Port optimization – process thinking gets distracted by techno-babble

DELMIA Quintiq

Broken links in the supply chain. I see this as a services-based supply chain of large proportions. Failure of one link will quickly affect the chain upwards and downwards. Bad operations planning cannot be made better with automation Click To Tweet. What is not often acknowledged, is that bad operations planning cannot be made better with automation, which is simply faster execution of bad plans.

Visibility the cornerstone of any supply chain improvement

EFT

“Even before COVID, I think visibility is a key requirement to becoming more flexible and resilient,” said Sebastian Rudolph, Head of Country Supply Chain Management Europe for Panasonic Business Support Europe at the Supply Chain Europe Virtual 2020 Summit. The more complex your supply chain is, the more complex the points you have to connect. As Rudolph states: “The more complex your supply chain is, the more complex the points you have to connect.”.

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

BlueYonder

In each issue we aim to cover a cross-section of topics that span regions, industry verticals and business functions with a goal of introducing strategies and best practices that resonate with a broad cross-section of supply chain practitioners. As such, the latest issue offers stories on a cross section of international companies who are impacting real change in their companies through the use of supply chain solutions. What’s on your summer reading list?

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) — Critical supply chain planning that also accounts for production schedules. Typically, it accounts for the planning of demand, production, distribution, and transportation. Agile — The concept of having a flexible supply chain that allows for quick order fulfillment with short lead times and varying volume. Cargo — Product carried during transportation.

The state of supply chains: Pharma and the vaccine race part two

EFT

Some vaccines will be deep frozen, i.e. transported and stored in temperatures up to -80°C, and so pose novel logistics challenges to the existing medical supply chain that conventionally distributes vaccines at 2°–8°C.

Are We Building Our Supply Chains For Gen Z?

EV Cargo Technology

Supply chains need to recognise Generation Z’s vision and values whilst focusing on supporting the sales channels dominated by this era following the millennial generation. So, what supply chain initiatives can have the quickest lasting impact? These weren’t initially seen as major investment initiatives – actually the investment was very modest, but it did require a mindset of change throughout supply chain planning and operations.

Are We Building Our Supply Chains For Gen Z?

EV Cargo Technology

Supply chains need to recognise Generation Z’s vision and values whilst focusing on supporting the sales channels dominated by this era following the millennial generation. So, what supply chain initiatives can have the quickest lasting impact? These weren’t initially seen as major investment initiatives – actually the investment was very modest, but it did require a mindset of change throughout supply chain planning and operations.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

Blockchain technology is a major disruptor in the supply chain. It stands to change the game as we know it by giving companies a better way to ensure traceability throughout vast supply chain networks. In order to properly disrupt the supply chain of today, you need to know everything there is to know about it. At ShipChain, we make it a priority to stay up to date on all of the latest and greatest in supply chain innovation.

The Top Dozen Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Top Dozen Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time I am very keen on the subject of supply chain innovation right now, for a variety of reasons. Supply chain in turn obviously has a key role to play in overall corporate/product innovation. So, supply chains need to both support product innovation, while also innovating in its own domain. But I would argue that supply chain innovation is not well understood. First Thoughts.

Improve Supply Chain Processes During Peak Shopping Seasons

Veridian Solutions

What does it take to improve supply chain processes? Increased order fulfillment, improved customer satisfaction, validating order details and contents before packaging, automating repetitive processes , and other factors can significantly improve supply chain processes. Supply chain leaders need to approach the issue from a holistic perspective. Common Weaknesses in Peak Season Supply Chain Processes.

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

ToolsGroup

Bob Ferrari of Supply Chain Matters recently pointed to The Sports Authority bankruptcy as one indication. If retailers optimize their inventory—dynamically aligning their supply chains to changing customer preferences and behavior—they can position inventory to satisfy demand at the lowest possible cost. Demand planning software can disaggregate the forecast down to the stock keeping unit level.