June, 2017

The changing role of IT organizations in supply chain management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha I recently read this very interesting book, “Be the Business: CIOs in the new era of IT” by Martha Heller.

Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

Take Supply Chain

Technology research firm Gartner, Inc. recently noted a new trend towards supply chain “protectionism,” presumably due to the extraordinary combination of external forces proving capable of disrupting once-optimized processes and, therefore, destroying once-healthy profit margins.

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Why Do We Forget to Define Supply Chain Excellence?

Supply Chain Insights

This past month I attended our Supply Chain Insights Bootcamp training led by Lora Cecere in Philadelphia and facilitated the first course of a Cross-Company Academy training, End-to-End Supply Chain Orchestration.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to the way their supply chain operates, and that means working with a proactive design over a reactive one.

The Value of Supply Chain Planning in Process Manufacturing

Supply Chain Planning (SCP) is enormously important to those process manufacturers that aspire to differentiated performance -- not just large enterprise businesses but companies of all sizes.

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Getting Serious About Outside-in Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

Within a supply chain organization there is turmoil. The enlightened leader knows that the efficient silos do not create the most effective supply chains; however, it is hard to deviate from the traditional path that focused inside-out.

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Basics of Software Deployment Options

Supply Chain Insights

Supply Chain Insights has just started a six month Putting Together the Pieces study on demand planning solutions. This report series provides guidance to supply chain leaders in their technology selections.

Speed, Big Box, and the Great Unknown: 3 Hot Topics in Furniture Supply Chain

LeanCor

" From trans-oceanic freight to truck driver shortages, from deteriorating domestic infrastructure to last mile headaches, the furniture industry faces supply chain bottlenecks that create a disconnect between manufacturer and retailer abilities and consumer expectations." - Furniture Today Magazine.

Gartner's Six Levels of Supply Chain Planning Autonomy

ToolsGroup

Source: Andrew Downard, Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, May 2017. Business is moving fast and there is so much new data now speeding through the pipes that Gartner says it’s not possible to plan a supply chain without some level of automation.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds. I used to think that podcasts were a hip form of new media that millennials used to further their iPhone addictions.

Amazon is Disrupting the Grocery Business. Time for the Grocers to Disrupt Amazon back!

The Network Effect

Grocery will never be the same again… The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon today is a landmark event for. The post Amazon is Disrupting the Grocery Business. Time for the Grocers to Disrupt Amazon back! appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Retail Supply Chain Management The Network Effect amazon ecommerce grocery retail

Supply chain planning in the digital age

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow Recently, Madhav Durbha, Vice President of Industry Strategy at Kinaxis was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain on supply chain planning in the digital age.

Supply Chains to Admire – Technology Computer Hardware Calculation Example

Supply Chain Insights

After doing a deep dive into the Household Products (Nondurable) industry segment to show why Proctor & Gamble did not make the Supply Chains to Admire TM winner list, I wanted to show an example calculation for a company that made the winner list.

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.

What is the Biggest Blind Spot in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

In countless surveys over the past decade, manufacturers and retailers rank “improving supply chain visibility” as one of their top priorities. Yet, despite their focus on this effort and advancements in technology, achieving timely, accurate, and complete supply chain visibility remains an elusive goal for many companies.

Supply Chain Performance: Budget Airlines and KPIs……

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I have never been a fan of budget airlines and certainly not since one left me sleeping overnight in the back of beyond that is Luton Airport. That may be an exciting addition to a student’s back-pack holiday itinerary but when you have a glass back it is not so appealing.

5 Skills Necessary For Maximizing Logistics Effectiveness

Cerasis

. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for managing logistics effectiveness. The latest news from the world of high technologies: Microsoft is going to store data as DNA. The data science is gaining popularity together with the tremendous growth of information, generated in the world. Investors are spending more money on the neural networks. Humanity is few more steps closer to the creation of an artificial intellect.

How Digital Yards Can Solve Supply Chain’s Biggest Pain Points

PINC YMS

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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.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014. That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains.

Supply Chains to Admire Household Nondurables Calculation Example

Supply Chain Insights

If you’re like me, you might see a long report online and skip past the details to get to the good stuff – the results. When the Supply Chains to Admire TM report came out last week, I scrolled right to the winners.

How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

While we all think that we measure time in the same way, that can change inside a complex global supply chain. Consider the term “Free Time,” which is the amount of time from when a vessel or container arrives at the final destination until the recipient starts paying storage fees.

Driving profitability through advanced S&OP

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater As Gartner Research Director Matthew Spooner noted in his recent presentation at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, advanced sales and operations planning (S&OP) is like a hotel. It’s “somewhere you visit, not somewhere you live.” What exactly does that mean?

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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.

The Two Levers of Inventory Optimization

Logility

When I hear the term “Lever” my mechanical engineering side comes out and I think of the Physics and Mechanical Design courses I took some 30+ years ago.

Supply Chain Network Optimization Technology is Ripe for Disruption

AIMMS

Something struck me after spending a few days in Phoenix at Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference. Supply Chain Network Optimization is key to running an efficient and profitable operation today.

Supply Chain Principles in 11 Words

Logistics Bureau

Yes, just 11 words. Supply Chain Management can get really complicated! It can. We all know that. But all too often we get tied up with so many different initiatives we start to lose sight of some really basic principles.

The Reshoring Initiative: 3 Reasons Why American Retailers Are Reshoring U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Cerasis

After decades of jobs moving overseas, the tide has turned in favor of reshoring , reports the Reshoring Initiative in its latest annual report. Together reshoring and related foreign direct investment by companies returning to the U.S. added 77,000 jobs in 2016, with an additional 13,000 reported for the previous six years, for a total of 338,000 manufacturing jobs reshored since 2010.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin? (Takeaways from LLamasoft’s SummerCon 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

When it comes to supply chain design, we’re at another inflection point in the industry. The first one arrived a few years ago when a growing number of companies started treating supply chain design as a continuous business process instead of a standalone project or a once-a-year exercise.

The top 25 supply chains and Survivor

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by CJ Wehlage A few years ago, Kevin O’Marah said Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chains was getting increasingly boring. Apple and P&G were annually #1 and #2. So Gartner looked at the numbers and created the Masters category.

The Talent Gap

Logility

What It Is, Why We Have It, and Some Simple Ideas to Fill the Gap. Rising Demand. At recent supply chain user conferences, a major concern for many companies was the talent gap in supply chain.

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River Logic Noted as Major Innovator in the European Supply Chain Software

River Logic

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Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.