2018

L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

François-Régis Le Tourneau leads the efforts at L’Oreal for Standards & Prospective Process Improvement. At the Supply Chain Global Summit 2018 , Francois discussed the impact of digitalization, Industry 4.0, and L’Oréal’s approach to business that has allowed the company to continuously rank as a Supply Chains to Admire winner for four consecutive years.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States.

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Harmonizing product, nature and life with sustainable supply chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Recently, Dassault Systèmes was recognized as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights in the 2018 Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. The index is recognized globally as the gold standard for corporate sustainability analysis, with rankings based on various key performance indicators – including environmental, social, financial and innovation capacity – but also, as of this year, on the sustainability value of a company’s products.

Decoding the Language of Demand

ToolsGroup

If you’ve been in supply chain for any length time, you might be wondering what caused demand forecasting to develop so many different ‘personalities’ over the years. Demand forecasting, planning, sensing, shaping…what’s going on? It’s easy to ignore all these as buzzwords, but that would be overlooking the genuine progress that has taken place over the past several decades. The days of simply using statistical methods to forecast future demand using past sales history are fading.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

It was not my goal; but by accident, it became my mission. At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.”

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Five Ways to Fix Statistics in Supply Chain Research

SCM Research

The p value debate has revealed that hypothesis testing is in crisis – also in our discipline! But what should we do now? Nature recently asked influential statisticians to recommend one change to improve science. Here are five answers: (1) Adjust for human cognition : Data analysis is not purely computational – it is a human behavior. So, we need to prevent cognitive mistakes. (2)

An executive’s guide to AI in supply chain management

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Faster, smarter, more profitable supply chain decisions. Transitioning from hype to reality, artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining momentum across industries thanks to an explosion in computing power and storage, the emergence of IoT (Internet of Things) and big data, and algorithmic advances.

6 Ways AI is Impacting the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Artificial Intelligence is already enhancing our lives as consumers, now it is picking up momentum in supply chain management and. The post 6 Ways AI is Impacting the Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Automated Future Digital Supply Chain Logistics Supply Chain Management The Network Effect artificial intelligence logistics supply chain

How advanced is your supply chain network design? Take our quiz to find out

AIMMS

Today’s most profitable companies have built their success on an effective and responsive supply chain network. But maintaining this is easier said than done. Supply chain networks are becoming increasingly complex, serving multiple SKUs in hundreds if not thousands of locations. Building agility and resilience into your network is more important than ever, with trade disputes and natural disasters posing a constant threat.

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

Why Do Supply Chains Need an Effective Communication Plan?

River Logic

Effective communication is a vital component to successful supply chain management , yet an alarming amount of businesses have no official communication plan in place to guide their employees. On top of this, supply chain managers are rarely trained in communications and end up taking a very laissez faire attitude towards the entire process. To understand why this is a problem, stop and consider the effects of bad communication.

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. 2018 started with China-US ocean freight prices increasing by 27% as supply chains came back into full swing. Following brief dips last week, ocean and air freight prices will likely rise in the run-up to the Chinese New Year closedown.

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2018: What Will It Look Like?

Supply Chain Insights

I hate prediction articles. However, this morning over coffee, my fingers hunger to write this post. I am not sure why. It may be that I am growing tired of hubris and market hype. I writhe in my seat at most conferences and count the number of times the word “digital” is used in presentations. I am often uncomfortable. Consultants and technology leaders are rebranding under a “digital umbrella” without clear definition.

Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem

Logility

I admit, I love to eat Halloween candy as much as most grade school children (maybe more). My favorite: candy corn of course! What’s not to like about candy that is sugar mixed with more sugar! I am not the only one with a sweet tooth, according to CandyStore.com, this year Americans will spend more than $2.6B on trick-or-treat candy. I have to believe dentists see this number as both scary and job security.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity

ToolsGroup

Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is known for best-in-class supply chain planning. Now, speaking at September's Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in London , P&G’s product supply director Onofrio Caradonna reveals how the company is applying planning capabilities to its distributor network. A sustainable growth opportunity. P&G operates one of the most vast, complex distribution networks on earth.

Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management

Supply Chain Shaman

90, then 80, followed by 76. The highway rolls ahead of me. There are endless mile markers. It is a long day. Today, I am cruising major freeways traveling from Chicago to my new home in Pennsylvania. Against my friends’ advice, I decided to drive to speak to 120 business leaders at the Gains Systems event. The rain delays through the summer soured me on air travel. The sun is shining. The fall harvest—on either side of the road—bountiful.

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. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building.

Supply Chain Coordination with Contracts

SCM Research

Today I would like to talk about Supply Chain Coordination with Contracts , a chapter written by Cachon (2003). It has become the standard reference when it comes to teaching some key supply chain models. Coordination between the members of a supply chain is certainly very relevant but also challenging. Because the members of a supply chain are typically concerned with optimizing their own objectives, their actions might not lead to optimal supply chain performance.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations. Humankind’s ongoing curiosity about space has countries competing to prove they have not only the technology, but also the resources and collective knowledge to go beyond our imagination. Accessing what’s beyond our globe has become an accepted source of socio-political promotion.

Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain

The Network Effect

How blockchain technology can improve your supply chain Today, there is much buzz about blockchains in various industries. Business leaders. The post Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain appeared first on The Network Effect. Blockchain Supply Chain Management Technology chain-of-custody networks smart contracts supply chain

Optimizing the food industry: a conversation with UniSoma’s Luis Pinto

AIMMS

The food supply chain is complex and challenging. Changing consumer preferences, rising competition and new technologies are compelling food companies to rethink their approach to supply chain management. AIMMS formed a partnership with CAT Squared and UniSoma to help companies in the food industry tackle these challenges. The first product of this partnership is TacticalOps, a Planning & Optimization solution for Food Manufacturers.

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What’s shaping the steel industry today?

DELMIA Quintiq

In recent years, the steel industry has seen creative solutions to long-standing challenges, emerging technologies, and niche market explorations – all of which are changing this traditionally conservative industry. We spoke with Henri Isojärvi, Product Manager at Quintiq with over 10 years of experience working with steel producers. Here, he talked about key trends and challenges that are shaping the industry today. What are some of the current economic trends in the global steel industry?

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Are You Using Too Many Labeling Solutions?

Loftware

How many labeling systems do global companies have in operation? Labeling Logistics Standardization Supply Chain Manufacturing

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Modernizing the Exchange of Supply Chain Data

Kane is Able

About 15 years ago, I changed industries from healthcare to logistics. As I am an IT professional, you might think it was a jump from an antiquated, paper-based world to a high-speed, technologically advanced one. Actually, I’ve been surprised at the extent to which the exchange of supply chain data in the logistics world remains old-school or simply manual. Logistics Systems

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The Influence of Social Sentiment on Supply Chain Planning

Logility

Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube dominate the way people share information and communicate today. Considering just how influential these sites can be, it is amazing to think most weren’t introduced until the mid-2000’s. In fact, the first social networking website, SixDegrees, which let people make profiles and connect with friends, wasn’t introduced until 1997.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon). Digital transformation ” is tough for any firm, but when you are $9 billion industrial manufacturer, it is a sizable undertaking. At last week’s TG18 ToolsGroup user event , global bearing manufacturer SKF laid out an impressive review of their transformation to “ Integrated Planning ”.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.