2014

Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

“Lora in your own way, you are helping. You tell it straight. You are pissy and opinionated in this world of supply chain blandness. I find it refreshing.” ” Quote from a reporter this morning. The term supply chain excellence is easier to say than define.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

Quintiq

More than just charity. We often hear of companies participating in supplier diversity programs, and the standard reasons for their participation.

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[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better.

26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron. Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. Many organizations see logistics functions as a way to gain competitive advantage and bring value to the customer.

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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.

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6 maps that explain global supply chains

The Network Effect

We all know that supply chains are becoming more and more global, but how often can we actually see them becoming more global? The site vox.com has compiled 38 maps that explain the global economy. We’ve selected 6 that are especially relevant to supply chains. #1:

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Your 3PL as Supply Chain Risk Management Partner?

Talking Logistics

As I discussed last Friday, Accenture published a report recently on supply chain risk management.

The Mechanisms of Supply Chain Resilience

SCM Research

Two ingredients are needed to create supply chain resilience: robustness, which is proactive, and agility, which is reactive.

Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Insights

On September 9–11, 2014, 110 supply chain visionaries will gather in the desert at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona to think differently and define the future of supply chain. It is needed.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

FMCG Beer stock outs and the Otopeni airport baggage carousel

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Quite a bit of travel recently with a trip in each of the last three weeks. Regular readers will be aware I do not particularly like flying these days, not out of fear but simply the hassle of getting onto a plane.

Preparing for the Third Act

Supply Chain Shaman

The curtain is rising on the third act of supply chain planning. Over the course of the last two decades, we have seen two evolutions of Supply Chain Planning (SCP) software. The first was the rise of Best-of-Breed providers.

A great leap forward: Quintiq joins Dassault Systèmes

Quintiq

At Quintiq, news is often greeted with excitement. That’s because it is usually great news. A new customer, a new world record, more awards and recognition, yet another year of continuous profit and growth.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Supply Chain Design

LeanCor

What is Supply Chain Design? Written by: David Sherman, CTL. What is supply chain design?

Top 10 Reasons Why Santa Has The Best Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois Since the Holiday season is upon us, what better way to celebrate than with a top 10 list, which I hope will put everyone in a festive mood! Here is the ‘Top 10 Reasons Why Santa Has the Best Supply Chain. #1 1 No ERP system, just a list.

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The Noob Guide to Supply Chain Definition

Supply Chain Opz

What is the definition of supply chain management? Despite the popularity of this concept, there are considerable confusions among the practitioners. Because, each professional organization has its own version of the definition.

Use these management strategies to build a great supply chain…

The Network Effect

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Facebook for Supply Chain Communication and Collaboration?

Talking Logistics

“Communicate, Collaborate, Innovate” — I’ve been using that line as the subtitle of my keynote presentations this year. My first question to the audience: Why communicate, collaborate, and innovate in that order? Why not innovate first?

Logistics is not Supply Chain Management, End of Story

SCM Research

There still seems to be much confusion about the terms “logistics” and “supply chain management” Much like accounting, SCM takes a cross-functional perspective within an organization (this includes purchasing, R&D, marketing, sales, IT, and – logistics), but goes beyond the first and second tiers on both the supplier and customer sides. Therefore, supply chain managers are typically concerned with managing the relationships with channel partners.

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My Take: What Is the Difference between an Analyst and a Consultant?

Supply Chain Insights

Gray and in his late fifties with a rumpled tan suit, the man wiped his chin vigorously. A bead of sweat sat precipitously on his forehead, as he turned to me while drinking a cup of coffee before the meeting started. He blurted with great energy, “How do you become an analyst?” I smiled.

World Cup in Brazil: Did it make it into your S&OP planning process?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil is fast approaching, yes it is football not soccer. As a kid you played “footy” where I grew up and if you said anything like “soccy” you would need to be a fast runner.

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End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

The deserts of the southwest sprawl below me as the plane ascends from San Diego. It is such a very different landscape than the green mountains of my farm in West Virginia or my city streets in Philadelphia. It appears SO barren from my window in seat 4D. It has been a good week.

12 tips to recharge your supply chain

Quintiq

Ready to supercharge your supply chain for 2015? There’s no better time than the present. Here are 12 actionable tips to revitalize various aspects of your supply chain. Supply chain visibility: Not for your eyes only. Tip 1: Make sure you can see what’s happening – always.

5 Fundamental Practices to Make The Implementation of Warehouse Technology Pay off Big Time

Cerasis

Warehouse operations and their efficiency are a key to any company that deals with freight, shipping and inventories. When efficiency lags behind however, orders are lost and things get out of control.

Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer. By Susie Sterling, Supply Chain Solutions Director at LeanCor. Shipping Produce via Rail Can Be Lean. To facilitate a lean fulfillment stream for our outbound logistics customers, we strive to achieve the perfect order.

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.