Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Companies are drowning in data and short on insights. Food and beverage companies are experiencing double-digit demand. Supply is the challenge.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile.

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3 Key Reasons Manufacturing Companies Choose Enterprise Labeling

Loftware

Manufacturing supply chains around the world have faced significant scrutiny following the disruption caused by COVID-19. This scrutiny has caused manufacturers to think differently about their operations as they aim to cope with demand and supply shocks. More and more, labeling is viewed as a critical area where manufacturers can gain competitive advantage, here are three key reasons why: Supply Chain Manufacturing Labeling Barcode Labeling

Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. With the introduction of digital supply chains, the industry is moving into an era arguably on par with the industrial revolution.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

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? In the review of my first book, Bricks Matter , Keith Harrison, former Global Director of Product Supply at P&G asked me, “You mention the need for supply chains to shift from a focus on cost to value. My first observation is that the best supply chains are fit for function.

Rising Above Supply Chain Disruptions

DELMIA Quintiq

Companies are now evaluating alternatives to ensure they are better prepared in the future. What they need is a supply chain solution that will enable them to stay on top of problems, minimize damage and stay ahead of competitors. Typically, companies face two kinds of risks: Everyday risks and exceptional risks. It is a necessary part of supply chain risk management. But what are the characteristics of a resilient supply chain?

Supply Chain Recognition in Times of Disruption

DELMIA Quintiq

Supply Chains and Integrated Logistics. The crisis generated by Covid-19 brought as one of its aspects, the notion of the extension of supply chains and integrated logistics, its impacts on the businesses of the companies, and the lives of people.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value). As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

Congratulating the Supply Chains to Admire Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

This afternoon, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen congratulation emails to the Supply Chains to Admire award winners. Each year, based on feedback from supply chain leaders, we refine the methodology. Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners.

Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning: Steps to Take Now for Rapid Recovery

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

Supply Chain Executives need to empower their teams to navigate through and beyond the impact of COVID-19 with powerful insights and integrated supply chain networks so that real-time change can be quickly responded to and organizations can come out of this leading from the front. Join this webinar with Dave Food, Strategy Director, Prophetic Technology, who will provide insights into planning for a post-COVID world.

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. Over time, companies acquired assets.

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. . As McKinsey advises , it’s critical for companies to assess the depth of disruption, the length of disruption, and the shape recovery could take. Manufacturing plants and warehouses will experience a sudden shift in resource utilization.

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

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. Each company has a different format and working definition for each of these data elements.

Top 3 Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2018

Cerasis

Companies are hoping to continue their revenue growth in 2018 by setting priorities for manufacturing in 3 key areas. KLR has released the results of its annual manufacturing industry outlook report , and the optimism following last year’s elections will continue straight through 2017. With promises of tax reform, decreased federal regulations and looser trade agreements, manufacturers have slowly seen revenue growth throughout the U.S. Manufacturing

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. Blockchain in supply chain changes that. Wrapping Up Blockchain in Supply Chain. Supply Chain

Top Supply Chain Challenges for Manufacturing Companies

Supply Chain 24/7

Only a scalable, interoperable supply chain planning and optimization platform can ensure a company’s supply chain performance is optimized

L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

At the Supply Chain Global Summit 2018 , Francois discussed the impact of digitalization, Industry 4.0, and L’Oréal’s approach to business that has allowed the company to continuously rank as a Supply Chains to Admire winner for four consecutive years.

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. Supply Chain Resilience and Agility.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

As I shopped at Best Buy for office supplies, I struggled to not think about the massive disruption of electronics supply chain. The Sam’s Club and Costco shortages of water, toilet paper and laundry products signals one thing for me: the spread of the virus will disrupt every supply chain. As markets shift, supply chains struggle to adjust. The order is a poor proxy for demand and few supply chains have access to consumption data.

Optimization and Execution: How Manufacturing can lead the Industry Renaissance

DELMIA Quintiq

Global manufacturing today faces significant operational challenges. Companies that were unable to meet these challenges have been left behind (for example, in High Tech think Blackberry and Compaq). How should manufacturers adapt to meet the challenges and shift from product-centric to customer-centric operations? In addition to adapting strategic operations, manufacturing companies also require a tactical ability to plan and execute flawlessly at the facility level.

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. 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. Let’s learn and apply it to supply chain management.

Integrated Supply Chain Planning: Connectivity Enables Responsiveness

Cerasis

At the close of 2019, Jennifer Van Cise via IndustryWeek reported on the steep challenges faced in manufacturing and downstream supply chains. New challenges arise daily, and even as companies look to squeeze efficiency from all processes, a lack of visibility remains a major problem. In fact, 84% of chief supply chain officers note the.read More. Supply Chain Integrated Supply Chain Planning

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

Industrial IoT and big data are converging to enable demand-driven 'smart supply chains.' The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing. Smart Manufacturing will Make Supply Chains Demand Driven not Forecast Driven.

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. How are companies leveraging scenario modeling for network design and optimization ? 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.

History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. Frank, the line manager for manufacturing, dominated the meetings.

Supply Chain Management Data: Here’s How Big Data Makes the Supply Chain More Efficient

Cerasis

In health care, it’s helping professionals discover new treatments or care solutions, and in manufacturing, it’s improving outdated practices. The post Supply Chain Management Data: Here’s How Big Data Makes the Supply Chain More Efficient appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Data Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Data

The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

Cerasis

The era of paper-based systems and physically monitoring the supply chain is ending. Supply Chain Management. Supply chain management is a broad term used to describe the current use of the industrial internet of things in the supply chain. Warehouse management of the IoT is built the same principles of overall IoT-based supply chain management. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

5 Ways to Improve Supply Chain Strategy

OneSCM

Supply chain management has never been more important to the success of companies. This makes for a lot for modern companies to consider. But fortunately, a few adjustments to supply chain strategy can go a long way. Supply Chain Efficiency

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

Cerasis

If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . We were happy to see we were included among a lot of other great companies. .

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with manufacturing companies recently, I am thinking a lot about the need for diagnostic testing. Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence.

The Expanding Use of E-Commerce for Manufacturing Companies

Cerasis

How the Internet has transformed the manufacturing and order fulfillment process is no small secret. However, the realm of e-commerce for manufacturing companies is rapidly growing, and modern manufacturers are starting to see a shift from business-to-consumer (B2C) sales to business-to-business (B2B) sales. Manufacturing and shipping process have historically focused on producing a product, sending it to the store, and having a consumer purchase the product.

It’s Time to Connect Manufacturers and Suppliers within the Value Network

DELMIA Quintiq

A manufacturer’s operations are constantly exposed to the risk of inconsistent supply. When it happens, supply chain managers can sometimes face a level of disruption that goes beyond the threshold of correction. Upheavals in one country can heavily impact manufacturers worldwide, too. Manufacturers realized that they had no backup plans for the production of components critical to their operations.

Coronavirus a Substantial Supply Chain Interruption – The Importance of Digital Supply Chain

Arkieva

It has demonstrated that supply chain interruptions from a manufacturing excursion to a port strike to an infectious disease outbreak require two actions from any firm: preparation and response.

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. Insights on Supply Chain Organizations. In the early years, there were no supply chain organizations. I like many other gray-haired supply chain professionals reported through a functional organization like manufacturing or transportation. For me, it was manufacturing.