March, 2017

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A New Mission For A Female Supply Chain Pioneer

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I have been working with the Supply Chain Insights team to analyze and write our annual supply chain talent report. With over 400 respondents in the study, cross-tabbing/data analysis was fun. We had many options. High-Level Findings.

Supply chain planning system revolution: Are you yanking my chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The Rise of Supply Chain Control Towers

The Network Effect

Supply chain control towers fulfill a real need. But there are many variations. Which is best? Why the interest. The post The Rise of Supply Chain Control Towers appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect control towers supply chain management

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

In a study conducted by Accenture in 2015 of chemical companies, results showed that 94 percent expect to boost their investment in digital capabilities in the next three years to embrace a competitive advantage.

Technology Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain - White Paper

This paper explores the influence of rapidly evolving technologies that have recently come a long way and will continue to transform the supply chain in the years to come.

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Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today I attended the SAP Insider Conference. The theme? Digital transformation. The storyline of the event goes like this: Do you have the business problem of complexity, personalization, and globalization requiring faster time to market? Complete with nice videos and shutterstock pictures.).

Supply chain inventory optimization – Beyond the analytics

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater From designing, sourcing and manufacturing, to distribution and consumption, your supply chain is at the heart of your customer satisfaction levels. It has become a competitive weapon that could help you win the consumerism war.

Inside Control Tower 4.0: Achieving Disruptive Results with Autonomous Control Towers

The Network Effect

Supply chain control towers have been around for a while now, but in recent years they have progressed rapidly, making. The post Inside Control Tower 4.0: Achieving Disruptive Results with Autonomous Control Towers appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Control Towers Technology The Network Effect control towers supply chain

The Whole is Greater Than Sum of Its Parts: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebranded as BluJay Solutions

Talking Logistics

How should we (re)organize ourselves to best harvest the value of ‘network effects’ to measurably boost the quality, opportunity, and ‘user experiences’ of our offerings?

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Executive Spotlight Series: Connecting Silos Within a 9,000-Mile Supply Chain

LeanCor

As Vice President of Industrial and Supply Chain Strategy at Camso -- a multinational tire and rubber manufacturer with four business units and a 9,000-mile supply chain -- Joe Schnippert is faced with his share of daily challenges.

It’s the era of Industry 4.0. Are you on board?

Quintiq

Uncertainties swirling around the global markets necessitate going beyond spreadsheets into the realm of advanced scenario modeling.

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Simplify Supply Chain Forecasting

Logility

Is 100% forecast accuracy attainable? Should it be? Wouldn’t that be called an order? Anyone that has ever had to forecast demand for products or services knows that obtaining a consistently high forecast accuracy is part science and part magic.

Women in supply chain: Where did this topic go?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow Today, Wednesday March 8th is international women’s day. To recognize this global celebration I decided to write on women in supply chain. Over the years we have discussed this topic at length on our blog. But to be honest, I haven’t heard much lately and I wonder what has changed.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

The Five Ts of the Global Food Supply Chain

The Network Effect

by Sean Crossey The global food supply chain brings us exotic fresh foods from around the world. But the challenges. The post The Five Ts of the Global Food Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Foodservice The Network Effect food restaurant supply chain

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Playing a Stradivarius Without Lessons: Thoughts on MercuryGate’s Logistics Integrator Program

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 was that software vendors and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) would embrace Simplicity-as-a-Service as a new value proposition for customers.

Teaching Case – Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer

SCM Research

The Case Centre has recently selected the winners of their 2017 Awards and Competitions. This year’s winning case in the Production and Operations Management category is closely related to supply chain management: Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer , written by Kasra Ferdows, Jose A.D. Machuca & Michael Lewis. This case is an updated version of the 15th in the ranking of top 40 overall best selling Zara case.

Updating your planning strategies to Industry 4.0

Quintiq

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Build a future-proof Supply Chain with Self-Service Advanced Analytics

Find out how GE, Monsanto, Pirelli, Siemens, and UPS leverage supply chain data to drive a competitive edge in this new Gartner report.

Is Your Supply Chain Planning System in the Cloud?

Logility

My job requires a fair bit of air travel so I literally spend a good deal of my time with my head in the clouds.

It’s time to shake up supply chain scenario simulation

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Scenario simulation is nothing new in supply chain. Practitioners have long heralded it as a sign of a mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) process. And it is.

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How to Survive Supply Chain Complexity

Material Handling & Logistics

Solutions to managing a complex supply chain have ranged across: 1) avoidance; 2) relationship collaboration; 3) information technology; 4) flexible workforces; 5) supplier collaboration; 6) access to leadership: and 7) supplier/customer understanding. read more. Global Supply Chain News

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of London following this week’s terrorist attack. So sad, so senseless. May the days ahead be filled with peace and healing, for all the injured and mourning, and for all of us.

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The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

A Persistent Theme- Be Prepared for a Year of Continual Supply Chain Analysis

Supply Chain Matters

If our readers have had the opportunity to review all of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains, you probably picked-up on a dominant theme, that being the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, and what that could imply for U.S. global trade policies and consequent industry supply chain […].

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

When you’re looking for ways to benefit your company’s supply chain, you probably look for ways to reduce time or costs in various departments. In most cases, this comes down to the way you might ship, store or produce the products you sell. But what about the way you package those products? Product packaging isn’t typically something you think about in supply chain and logistics, but it actually plays a major role in shipping and producing your products.

Constraints, Constraints, Constraints: Building the Optimal Supply Chain

Logility

I am constantly amazed that an automotive manufacturer will design and market vehicles with top-end speeds of 180+ MPH and 0-60 speeds in the sub 4 second range. Don’t get me wrong, I own three vehicles with 5.7L Hemi engines so I love powerful vehicles.

5 steps to supply change management success

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Working in supply chain means getting comfortable with change – changes in supply, changes in demand, changes in capacity, etc. The list is virtually endless. But supply change management isn’t just about dealing with unanticipated supply chain risks and adjustments.

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Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.