Rising Above Supply Chain Disruptions

DELMIA Quintiq

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. It is a necessary part of supply chain risk management. To manage everyday risks and black swan events, you need a supply chain that is designed to be resilient in the face of disruptions. But what are the characteristics of a resilient supply chain? Are you making the most of your supply chain?

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. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Download white paper. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner.

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3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

AIMMS

What’s on the horizon for supply chain professionals? Moving past waste, water, and C02 reduction, they have begun searching for renewable energy sources, different forms of packaging, and increased efficiency overall.

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Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners on timely and important trends impacting supply chain and logistics professionals today. Below is an excerpt from a report published recently by Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) titled “ The Trade Trends Report: 2017 Report on Sourcing, Trade, and e-commerce.” Sourcing decisions can complicate or simplify this process.

5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success

OneSCM

Supply chain orchestration functions much the same way, with business systems from all trading partners and all transactions connected and working efficiently to create a seamless business. A successful supply chain orchestration system can power an entire digital supply chain ecosystem and ensure every part of a business is operating at peak performance levels, no matter how messy an organization’s data might be. Automation Supply Chain Efficienc

6 Supply Chain Disciplines to Enable Profitable Growth

Talking Logistics

How can supply chain management enable profitable growth? Getting to the answer requires retailers to take a broader, more strategic perspective of supply chain management, one that goes beyond defining supply chain excellence only in terms of cost reduction and control. Below is an excerpt from the section on Supply Chain Visibility. — Supply Chain Visibility.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

However, the main growth in freight flows lies on the periphery of Europe and the Middle East is also continuing to develop, both for domestic supply and for distribution to Africa. This is the third time that Supply Chain Movement and Buck Consultants International have produced a Supply Chain Map of Europe. Haex concedes that the EU’s economic boycott of Russia has definite consequences for the supply chain sector.

Attracting Millennials in the Supply Chain Means Getting Your Digital Supply Chain In Order

Cerasis

Ignoring this generation is impossible and attracting millennials in the supply chain is an even bigger hurdle. Unfortunately, failure to recognize the role millennials will play in the future of the world of supply chains will result in catastrophe. Download White Paper.

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. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. I will write the case studies here, and share the dialogue with the supply chain leaders in our podcast series, Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. Download the app, and listen when you get a chance.). About the Supply Chains to Admire Research.

Blockchain and Supply Chain Analytics: Impact of Small to Large Supply Chains

Cerasis

The value of blockchain and supply chain Analytics is Undisputed, and the capabilities of blockchain Technology are starting to become available two small and midsize businesses, as well as large corporations, such as Walmart. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? That’s when it all gets extremely complicated, but one thing remains crystal clear: supply chain risk management is profoundly important for businesses to grow and expand. Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason. Download white paper.

Understanding the Importance of Strategic Sourcing

USC Consulting Group

Sourcing is a key component of your Supply Chain – perhaps the most important part. That’s where Strategic Sourcing comes into play. By overhauling sourcing frameworks and opting for an integrated approach, enterprises can foster closer vendor relationships, reduce the total cost of ownership, and lay the groundwork for sustainable success. Are you getting the most out of your current sourcing vendor relationships?

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. This key supplier had been identified and sure enough, you have a second source primed and ready to go. We have a problem.” The alternate source uses the same supplier in Taiwan. The problem is most companies are relatively immature when it comes to Supply Chain Risk Management. There is a natural conflict between risk mitigation and supply chain efficiency.

Blockchain & Supply Chain Visibility: Will Blockchain Finally Eliminate Supply Chain Black Swans?

Cerasis

Supply chain risk is at the forefront of supply chain executives’ minds. Proper risk management can help supply chains navigate the complexities of post-hurricane recovery and increase productivity. Unfortunately, not all supply chain leaders take the time to consider what may happen and how it will adversely affect productivity and the flow of products. Supply chain black swans occur without warning, and recovery can last months.

What the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Even if you’re not you should check out Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. For the past several years, Supply Chain Insights has been delivering this research series. What caught my eye is that for each report, they do a deep dive on a specific industry and use a mix of financial data, survey research results and interactions with their clients to help get a better understanding of various industries’ supply chains.

Digital Supply Chains: What’s the Big Deal?

The Network Effect

There’s an interesting report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Three Paths to Advantage with Digital Supply Chain , that illustrates the urgent need for companies today to transition to a digital supply chain, if they haven’t done so already. BCG recognizes that the digital supply chain is not new, and it has been productive, but notes that it has failed to deliver on its full potential. ” What is the Digital Supply Chain?

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? But, Wait.What is the Digital Supply Chain?

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A Tale of Two Procurement Books: Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis (Cox) & Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy (Keith et al.)

Supply Chain View from the Field

Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” represents the more traditional “power-based” view of procurement. The book relies on a series of prescriptive two by two matrices, that are further segmented into eight by eight matrices, that establish different typologies for supplier segmentation, The application of these frameworks to the universe of buyer-seller relationships I proposed (ostensibly) to lead to improved sourcing outcomes…for the buyer!

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?

Cerasis

Managing supply chain SLAs have the added complication of geographic and cultural barriers. In response, supply chains have relied on a series on defined terms for use in international SLAs, Incoterms. The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight.

Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More

Cerasis

Although it may seem counterintuitive for a third-party logistics provider (3PL), like Cerasis, to trumpet such prospects, the resounding impact will drive greater efficiencies in supply chains. Applying blockchain in logistics and supply chain management is about doing more with less, a common concept in business, and shippers need to know a few things about how it could add value to the shipping ecosystem. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Digest. What does it take to create an award-winning supply chain? Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. And last year Costa Express won the “Technology” category award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards , also a top honor.

RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

More recently, with the rise of interconnected systems, the analytics to derive value from those systems seems, and decreased costs, RFID is resurrecting as a solution for increasing supply chain management (SCM), visibility into processes, and reducing inventory tracking costs. Historically, the cost of RFID implementation and difficulty to utilize RFID in conjunction with other supply chain systems has hindered mass adoption by supply chain managers.

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Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over. Although blockchain is often related closely to cryptocurrency, it holds great value for use in supply chain management. Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics Will Put Certain Departments at Risk As explained by Connor DiGregorio of Industry Week , blockchain technology carries a degree of risk for traditional supply chain departments.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain.

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Solving the Supply Chain Planning Puzzle

Logility

To survive in today’s highly competitive global environment, manufacturers need to piece together the many parts of the supply chain puzzle to lay the foundation for more mature capabilities in the future. Accurate demand forecasts lay the foundation for an effective supply chain.

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! Everyone involved in these Supply Chains is abiding by the social distancing and protective mandates we all are adhering to.

Supply Chain Talent: Insights from CSCMP Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

“The biggest mistake companies make as they’re growing is leaving supply chain management and human resources behind.”. Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, shared that insight during his keynote address at last week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference. His point was that you need great people and a world-class supply chain to effectively grow a company, but many companies underinvest in those areas until it becomes an issue.

Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing

AIMMS

What are companies looking for in supply chain network design technologies ? We commissioned Supply Chain Insights to conduct independent research about this topic and discussed the findings in a recent webinar. The report c o vers per ceptions about supply chain network design (SCND) as a process and outlines the key benefits and barriers experienced by companies when using SCND technology. What is supply chain network design? .

Coronavirus Supply Chain Response: Near-Term Actions to Take Today

Jaggaer

Download the COVID-19: Your Ten-Point Procurement Response Guide here. Office shutdowns/work from home 56% Supply chain disruptions 24% Volatile pricing & lead times 11% Other 3%. A key supplier going bankrupt could completely dismantle a supply chain.

How Big Data Analytics is Revolutionizing Sourcing Processes for Walter Charles III

Jaggaer

To get the details on big data and augmented analytics, download the Gartner report, How Augmented Analytics Will Transform Your Organization: A Gartner Trend Insight Report. . Sourcing with Big Data. Walter Charles’s philosophy on the modern state of sourcing is that it is artificially limited by the tools that teams are using. The traditional three bids and a buy model is a product of software constraints, rather than the ideal method of sourcing.

Solving the Supply Chain Planning Puzzle

Logility

To survive in today’s highly competitive global environment, manufacturers need to piece together the many parts of the supply chain puzzle to lay the foundation for more mature capabilities in the future. Accurate demand forecasts lay the foundation for an effective supply chain.

What’s Wrong with your Supply Chain Planning System: Twelve Symptoms

ToolsGroup

Source: Gartner Research. Now with Gartner’s help, supply chain execs can do something similar with their supply chain planning (SCP) system. In a recent report ( What's Wrong With Your Supply Chain Planning Technology , 18 August 2017), Gartner analyst Tim Payne lists 12 symptoms that keep supply chain organizations from moving to higher levels of maturity. Supply chains today must quickly adapt to changing circumstances.

Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015, 10-11 November London

Supply Chain Movement

Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015. Europe’s leading meeting place for corporate leaders delivering supply chain sustainability. Back now for its 10th year, it’s the go to event for professionals working in supply chain, procurement, sourcing, sustainability or CSR. Date: 10-11 November, 2015. Venue: Tower Brigde Hilton, London. Organisation: Ethical Corporation. URL: events.ethicalcorp.com/supplychain/index.php.