Sat.Sep 13, 2014 - Fri.Sep 19, 2014

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week was the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. It was great to see old faces at the kick-off. 110 supply chain leaders attended. I smiled on the week following the conference as the accolades piled up in my inbox.

Next generation supply chains: the inside story

Quintiq

According to PWC’s Global Supply Chain Survey (2013), the next generation of supply chains will be ‘efficient, fast and tailored’. What the survey failed to mention was that these supply chains are also going to seem chaotic – at least from the inside.

4 Tips to Help Manage Your Supply Chain

LeanCor

Logistics is a necessary function for all companies. No business can live without it. Companies that do not do it well, in fact, threaten their very survival.

Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. As an ex-AMR Research analyst, this was my favorite venue. Great memories here, as so much has changed in the supply chain research world these past 5+ years.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

How to Use Big Data to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

According to a July 2014 supply chain research study from Accenture focused on Big Data and supply chain risk management, most organizations have high hopes for using big data analytics in their supply chain but many have had challenges in deploying it.

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Value Stream Thinking at Apple

LeanCor

“The behavior of the system doesn’t depend on what each part is doing but on how each part is interacting with the rest.” Peter Seng. I recently returned from a wonderful beach vacation full of memories and new experiences.

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by John Westerveld. Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money.

FMCG Humour: Supply Chain Communication Clarity

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The United States of America, the US of A, Uncle Sam and the land of the three. No, not a typo but three visits to USA by yours truly, that is.

Why pharma companies are building direct sales channels to the end-consumer

The Network Effect

Many companies in the pharmaceuticals sector are facing a challenge; they must decide if, when, and to what extent they should develop a direct-distribution channel to the end consumer.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

When we hear “transportation management system” at LeanCor, we don’t just think of software. We think of the people, processes, and technology that work as a whole to move materials and information.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

Vanilla Sourcing in Madagascar

SCM Research

In a previous post, I demonstrated how Symrise creates added value beyond corporate boundaries by closely collaborating with vanilla farmers in Madagascar. Watch the following video, which highlights this approach from the perspective of Unilever, a buyer of Symrise’s aromatic compounds.

A Time for Broader Technology Vision Across Supply Chain Execution Partner Ecosystems

Supply Chain Matters

This author has been writing and speaking on the significant impacts that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have on industry supply chains in the next five years. Physical devices such as sensors, production equipment, transport vehicles and other supply chain focused devices connected to the Internet, transmitting valuable data and insights, literally bring the notions of connecting the physical and digital supply chain closer to reality.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Additive Manufacturing: Hype or Hope for U.S. Manufacturing? Part 2

Enterra Insights

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I focused on the opinions of three experts in the field of 3-D … Continued The post Additive Manufacturing: Hype or Hope for U.S. Manufacturing? Part 2 appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Supply Chain Technology

Global Logistics—August 2014

Inbound Logistics

Plan now to avoid supply chain disruptions from the latest Icelandic volcano eruption; Australia struggles with home delivery challenges; EU and China sign landmark customs agreement

4 Features of an Improving Supply Chain

Supply Chain @ MIT

Technology could improve New York’s taxi system. How does a supply chain keep on improving in a changing competitive environment? There is no single answer, but two key elements in the quest for continuous improvement are technology and talent.

The All-Important Apple Product Availability Weekend- Supply Chain Fulfillment Put to the Test

Supply Chain Matters

Today marks simultaneous but select global-wide product availability release of Apple’s latest announced iPhone 6 models, and as noted in our previous Supply Chain Matters commentary, the supply chain is again being again put to the test in assuring customer fulfillment expectations. Consumers from Hong Kong, select European countries and the U.S. now have the opportunity to get their hands on the new models.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Additive Manufacturing: Hype or Hope for U.S. Manufacturing? Part 1

Enterra Insights

Almost every day a new article about 3-D printing (or additive manufacturing) is published. Some pundits believe that 3-D printing … Continued The post Additive Manufacturing: Hype or Hope for U.S. Manufacturing? Part 1 appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Supply Chain Technology

Supply Chain Planning Systems: Why Integration Matters

Demand Solutions

Where will your business be in 30 years? That’s a tough question for any manufacturer or distributor. So, I’ll make it a little easier on you: Where will your business be in 10 years? Still not sure? Fair enough. Can you peg where you’ll be in five years? In three? No matter how carefully you’re planning your company’s future, you can’t possibly anticipate every change in your marketplace, your industry, your country, and the global economy.

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Turkish Special Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Turkish Special Supply Chain Movement. 7 | Election Supply Chain Professional Turkey 2014. The Most Influential Supply Chain Professionals of Turkey will be elected for the first time during a gala dinner at the Suada Club on 17th September 2014.

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Lululemon Reported to be Turning the Corner from Previous Supply Chain Snafu

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides our readers periodic updates to examples of how supply chain snafus can impact business performance. In that light, we have provided ongoing commentaries related to Lululemon Athletica and its prior sourcing and production snafus of one of its most popular line of yoga pants for women.

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Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

BluJay Solutions

According to Gartner , The Internet of Things (IoT) is moving firmly from hype to reality, now being dubbed the Internet of Everything (IoE) and forecast to reach 26 billion installed units by 2020. Gartner believes it will “impact the information available to supply chain leaders and how the supply chain operates, depending on industry.” .

Nearshoring: Mexico – Is It Time?

Inbound Logistics

Mexico presents an attractive option for U.S.-based based companies moving all or a portion of their supply chains closer to home

Aya??n?z? yorgan?n?za göre uzat?n… – Cut your coat…

Supply Chain Movement

rgiyim imalatç?s? Narkonteks Yönetim Kurulu Ba?kan? Toygar Narbay ve Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi Tolga Narbay ile bir röportaj. An interview with Toygar Narbay, Chairman of the Board at clothing manufacturer Narkonteks. yorgan?na na göre uzatman?z, z, küresel haz?r r giyim pazar?nda

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SAP Announces Intent to Acquire Concur- An Expensive Business Network Play

Supply Chain Matters

This posting is an obvious follow-on to our prior commentary about this September turning out to be a noteworthy month for technology related announcements. Yesterday, SAP announced its intent to acquire Concur Technologies, a provider of cloud-based travel and expense management software. SAP was willing to shell out a whopping $8.3

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.