Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. The report was written by Accenture Strategy. “While climate and water risks are apparent, the implications for businesses and economies reliant on complex supply chain models are less understood”, says Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP.

Comparison of Improvement Programs

The Lean Supply Chain

Comparison of Improvement Programs.

Study Reveals 50% Adoption Rate for Supply Chain Planning Solutions

Arkieva

Supply Chain demand planning software supply chain execution software supply chain management solutions supply chain optimization software supply chain planning software comparison supply chain planning software definition supply chain planning software gartner Supply Chain SoftwareIn a recent study, Gartner estimates that 50% of Supply Chain Planning Solutions are not fully utilized1.

The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!

Cerasis

Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day! Have you started planning your Thanksgiving meal yet?

Who Do You Trust to Run the Nation's Supply Chain?

Material Handling & Logistics

A head-to-head comparison between the two candidates for U.S. President and their positions on key industrial issues. read more. Global Supply Chain Gold

Supply Chain News on Federal Reserve Changes Baseline Year on US Industrial Production from 2007 to 2012

Supply Chain Digest

Move Actually Make Current Numbers Look a Little Better in Comparison

5 Reasons Why Mobile Devices Empower Yard Management Systems

C3 Solutions

Supply chain software system providers were slow to adopt mobile devices in comparison to the consumer markets. Obviously, supply chain systems don’t get replenished like consumer items but great strides have been made to make mobile technology available across all the supply chain platforms.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Growth of Sustainable Product Sales

Supply Chain Digest

While Growth of Green Products is Fast It Seems at Many Companies, Definitional Issues Make Comparisons Diffilcult

The customer is king. Can you give him what he wants – before he wants it?

Quintiq

It supports your planners in their decision-making with real-time impact analyses, scenario comparisons and record-breaking optimization. Companies know that the customer is king. So, what does a king want? Customers want to be able to personalize the look and feel of their products.

Making Returns Happy: New Options Avoid the Landfill

Icecorp

For comparison purposes, returns to bricks-and-mortar stores are less than 10 percent. [1]. Did you know that between 10 and 15 percent of purchases made for the holidays will be returned? And for e-commerce that number is more like 30 percent.

Infographic: Typhoon Dujuan's impacts

Elementum

Take a look at our comparison chart—if your supply chain was affected by Soudelor, it's likely to be affected by Dujuan. As Typhoon Dujuan batters Taiwan on its way to China's Southeast coast, transportation faces some disruptions. Learn from Soudelor to understand how you should act.

Making the Case for a Different Kind of TMS

3GTMS

With case studies, ROI comparisons and real-world examples, you’ll understand why a different type of TMS is needed to meet the modern-day needs of shippers, brokers and 3PLs.

Personalization is Paramount – Finding Success in the New Age of Retail

Logistics Viewpoints

Shopping today often includes online product research, comparison price shopping between sites, online customer reviews and more – arming consumers with a wealth of knowledge before they even set foot in a store. Retail is in the midst of a fundamental shift, thanks to the emergence of the digitally-savvy consumer.

What’s Your Forecast Accuracy Target for 2017?

ToolsGroup

Answering this question requires (1) a data set which can provide the correct basis of comparison (like the MLS in the housing market) and (2) employing an approach that controls for key differences between data points in the data set (like house size, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, in his analogy).

Software Planning: Satisfaction is Like a Flip of a Coin

Supply Chain Shaman

I find the process of negotiation, and comparison shopping tiring. This week, after ten years, I am test-driving cars. I have not owned a car for a decade. City living has come to an end and it is time for me to get some wheels. Buying a car is overwhelming. I just want one that works.

Healthcare: A Call For Action

Supply Chain Shaman

In comparison, in consumer products, P&G, Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart and Wegmans have championed many industry value-chain initiatives. In 1960, when I was in the first grade, healthcare spending was 5% of the US economy. Today, it is 17.9%. By 2025, the projection is 19.9%. Yowza!

How to make S&OP meetings a highlight in your team’s calendar

AIMMS

None was able to perform scenario comparisons in real-time to discuss insights with stakeholders during the meeting. Sales and Operations Plan ning has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability.

Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

It has certainly been evident this year that natural disasters can significantly disrupt the supply chain. And when recent hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires began wreaking havoc, many shippers were left asking themselves: “How have recent natural disasters affected our transportation network?”

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

While every company will agree that this data is VERY important, the lack of standard definition precludes comparison. For me, this was disappointing to see.This comparison is a good way to measure the effectiveness of forecasting processes.

What is a Demand-driven Supply Chain?

Arkieva

In comparison with the traditional supply chain, DDSC uses the pull (Demand pull) technique. Demand-driven Supply Chain (DDSC) is defined as a supply chain management method focused on building supply chains in response to demand signals.

Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect

The 21st Century Supply Chain

For comparison: A commercial jet at takeoff comes in at 140 dBA.

Tell Me Why

Supply Chain Shaman

They do not have a peer group for comparison. We do not include them in the analysis because there is no peer group comparison. This year-over-year comparison, enables visualization of performance on two metrics. As a blogger, you can get feedback real time. Pretty cool. Right?

What are your wants and needs in supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Comparisons between the US and Europe. The research is an extension of the Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs survey that Gartner has run in North America for the past eight years and we are hoping to draw comparisons between the US and Europe.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

Cerasis

Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. Business practices have become synonymous with the application and collection of data for continuous improvement. However, most of today’s data goes unused and represents a lost opportunity to the company. Unfortunately, data lacks value if not properly cleansed, transformed, and applied.

Three Cool Technologies

Supply Chain Shaman

like Stefan’s quote, “However, all the boasts of value it (DDMRP) brings are in comparison to the value of MRP. Oh my! The blog post, What About Them Apples , raised a lot of heated discussion on LinkedIn. Quite the dust-up… Why?

Logistics Performance Index 2014

SCM Research

The report is titled “Connecting to Compete 2014: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy” The index, which is based on survey data collected from more than 1,000 logistics managers, allows a comparison of 160 countries in terms of trade dimensions, such as infrastructure quality, customs performance and timeliness of shipments. Today, the World Bank has released its Logistics Performance Index 2014.

New Findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Users Wants and Needs Study

ToolsGroup

By comparison, none of the high-performing companies listed “management” or “leadership” as the primary obstacle to achieving goals, instead focusing on “outside-in” obstacles such as network complexity and customer demands.

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Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

4 Way Logistics

When both your receiving inventory data and your vendor invoices live in the same digital system, it’s a simple matter to ask a computer to make comparisons, triggering an alert for both parties if something doesn’t match up.

Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

Cerasis

Brick-and-mortar locations that have not ventured into the realm of e-commerce will falter in comparison to companies that have already embraced e-commerce. The retail apocalypse has received plenty of attention over the past three years. Industry experts feared it would spell doom for traditional, brick-and-mortar establishments, but e-commerce is having an unexpected effect.

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The Results Are In On Retail Performance 2014

The Network Effect

As the calendar determines the earliness/lateness of Thanksgiving and Christmas, all sorts of things happen to make year to year comparisons difficult. So, how can comparisons be made?

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How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Cerasis

This comparison is much more than a metaphor; it is the real issues being faced by supply chain entities and their leaders. Supply chain leaders are enthralled with the idea of using big data, but they tend to fail to understand how to disseminate big data in their organization properly.

Building a Supply Chain Masterpiece with Concurrent Planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater There’s something to be said about the resiliency of a really good supply chain. One that’s able to quickly respond to those unexpected problems, easily adapt to changing industry conditions and make waves with its innovative, yet still efficient, processes.

Don’t Perpetuate the Hoax of the Gartner Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

Growth 10% (Year-over-Year comparison of 2013 versus 2014). Opinion makes up 50% of the rating; and in the ranking system, company comparisons are against each other with little consideration of industry drivers. A year-over-year comparison is not sufficient.