How Do We Stop Buying Planning Software the Wrong Way?

Supply Chain Shaman

“We are considering the purchase of Blue Yonder, Logility, Kinaxis, o9, or OMP. How do you define excellence in planning? Companies that buy technologies from an RFP process have a high likelihood of ending up in this predicament.

How Do We Stop Buying Planning Software the Wrong Way?

Supply Chain Shaman

“We are considering the purchase of Blue Yonder, Logility, Kinaxis, o9, or OMP. How do you define excellence in planning? Companies that buy technologies from an RFP process have a high likelihood of ending up in this predicament.

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L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

The Company;s senses consumer preferences to change and align their portfolio to deliver personalized products for purchase anytime and anywhere. customer-centric supply chains Market-Driven Supply chain excellence beauty customer-centric supply chain L'Oreal personal productsFrançois-Régis Le Tourneau leads the efforts at L’Oreal for Standards & Prospective Process Improvement.

How to excel in last mile delivery

DELMIA Quintiq

Grocery retailers that want to excel in this space — while protecting their bottom line — need to optimize their logistics planning.

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St. Patrick’s Day is an Excellent Time for Supply Chains to Think Green

Enterra Insights

“Reach out to other departments about ways to collaborate on sustainability initiatives, and talk to your executive team to gain buy in.” Patrick’s Day is an Excellent Time for Supply Chains to Think Green first appeared on Enterra Solutions. When you think about St.

Citations of Excellence Awards 2014

SCM Research

Like every year ( see my previous post ), Emerald rewards authors of exceptional papers covered in its extensive Emerald Management Reviews database with a Citation of Excellence Award (full list). I went through the latest list of the Citations of Excellence Top 50 papers. This time, the list contains at least two papers from related disciplines that could be useful to influence the way we are conducting research in our field.

6 step purchasing plan example for your yearly business purchases

Silver Lynx Supply Chain

You need a purchasing plan! Do you have a calendar for when you need to make the purchase to account for lead time? There are lots of benefits to doing some small business planning for your purchases ahead of time. Think of those times when you could have saved money buying a gently used piece of equipment, if only you had the time to shop around. Imagine having the luxury to completely assess all the options without rushing to purchase.

6 step purchasing plan example for your yearly business purchases

Silver Lynx Supply Chain

You need a purchasing plan! Do you have a calendar for when you need to make the purchase to account for lead time? There are lots of benefits to doing some small business planning for your purchases ahead of time. Think of those times when you could have saved money buying a gently used piece of equipment, if only you had the time to shop around. Imagine having the luxury to completely assess all the options without rushing to purchase.

The Log Book: ‘Excellence’ earns veterans fully loaded Kenworths

The Supply Chain Journal

Excellence’ earns veterans fully loaded Kenworths. Launched in 2016, the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence campaign aims to celebrate veterans, National Guard members and reservists who have transitioned to the trucking industry by presenting them fully loaded trucks.

Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

GlobalTranz

We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? An Example of Matching Systems with People for Sustained Manufacturing Operations Excellence. Manufacturing manufacturing operations excellence

Don’t Confuse Excellence with Perfection

Talking Logistics

After a lot of back and forth discussion, and not really getting through to him, I finally said, “If perfection is your goal, then you’re always going to be disappointed,” especially in baseball, where failing 7 out of 10 times at the plate is considered excellent. Don’t confuse excellence with perfection,” I told my son, words of advice that I repeat to myself tonight. Was Apple striving for perfection or excellence with those products?

A Story of Throwing the Baby Out With The Bathwater in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Consumers constantly change the mix preferences in purchases. Somedays, the focus is on steaks or ribs and the next on the purchase of ground or cubed meat. The CFO decides to fund the purchase of Company B by suing Company A for non-performance.

People in Manufacturing: Procurement

QAD

Procurement, also sometimes known as purchasing, is the group responsible for acquiring components, services, and other materials to manufacture a company’s products and to keep the operation running.

Steps to Take to Buy Bitcoin Crypto!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How to Buy Your First Bitcoin! Buy Bitcoin Crypto article and permission to publish here provided by Jean Nichols. Everyone wants to invest their money somewhere where the investment is safe and provides excellent returns. Buying bitcoin is not a hard-working procedure.

6 step purchasing plan example for your yearly business purchases

Silver Lynx Supply Chain

You need a purchasing plan! Do you have a calendar for when you need to make the purchase to account for lead time? There are lots of benefits to doing some small business planning for your purchases ahead of time. Think of those times when you could have saved money buying a gently used piece of equipment, if only you had the time to shop around. Imagine having the luxury to completely assess all the options without rushing to purchase.

6 step purchasing plan example for your yearly business purchases

Silver Lynx Supply Chain

You need a purchasing plan! Do you have a calendar for when you need to make the purchase to account for lead time? There are lots of benefits to doing some small business planning for your purchases ahead of time. Think of those times when you could have saved money buying a gently used piece of equipment, if only you had the time to shop around. Imagine having the luxury to completely assess all the options without rushing to purchase.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Typically companies operated in silos, but according to a recent Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee survey, while some lines between business functions have blurred, silos still exist, especially between purchasing and logistics. With visibility as the key driver for an effective supply chain improvement strategy, businesses today must rely on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to gain visibility from end-to-end.

Why the Traditional Approach to Buying Supply Chain Planning Systems is Flawed

ToolsGroup

Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain Insights, noted in a recent webinar that a common outcome of these failed implementations is that supply chain organizations end up in “Excel ghettos where lots of people are touching data but not improving it.”. The old way of buying supply chain planning (SCP) solutions was similar to purchasing an ERP solution – long lists of requirements and long vendor responses, followed by feature/function demos.

The Journey of Supply Chain Excellence

Logility

You’ll note in the headline I use the preposition “of” instead of “to” when describing the “journey of Supply Chain Excellence.” The differentiator is whether Supply Chain Excellence is defined as a one-time project or as on ongoing process. The implementation of a new supply chain solution is an important step toward realizing Supply Chain Excellence.

How We Stubbed Our Toe in The Evolution of S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

Demand latency is two-eight weeks delayed from consumption purchase to translate to an order. I kept pressuring this client to use their channel data locked into the Excel files in their sales account teams.

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Excel, ERP and Legacy Apps, Oh My! What Technology is Supporting Your S&OP Process?

Kinaxis

It never ceases to surprise me when I hear how many enterprises entrust a mission-critical task to the desktop spreadsheet software Excel®. On the other hand, the fact that so many turn to Excel is proof that despite the plentitude of systems (or perhaps because of it), existing ERP and legacy planning apps are not meeting the requirements for S&OP processes regardless of where that process is positioned on the maturity curve. So what’s wrong with Excel?

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Getting Away from Excel Spreadsheets: A Project Logistics Case Study

Talking Logistics

The process generally involves placing a purchase order with a supplier that says ‘Please deliver to us a cooling system to the attached specification’,” explained Ms. However, prior to implementing their current solution from Axit, this was all done via Excel spreadsheets, as Ms. And if Excel crashed, you could lose hours or even days or weeks of work!”. Case Study Episode Highlights AXIT CSCMP EDGE 2017 Excel Siemens supply chain visibility

7 Signs of Excellent Procurement Teams!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Excellence, or superiority, is often the goal in corporate organizations. Each and every function, within its own right, strives for excellence and achievement in order for a company to collectively grow, evolve, and thrive. Achieving excellence seldom comes easy. Subscribe Here!

City Line Distributors Inc. Chooses HIMPACT by Herlitz Inventory Management to Improve Forecasting, Purchasing, and Inventory Optimization

Herlitz Inventory Management

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, City Line Distributors found their current purchasing solution was insufficient in meeting their needs and decided it was time to upgrade to a more robust inventory management solution. Herlitz Inventory Management’s client references were excellent.

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. What Is Supply Chain Excellence? My second observation is that for 96% of public companies supply chain excellence is slip-sliding away. Reflections on Excellence.

5 Spooky Excel Error Tales That Could Become Your Nightmare

Arkieva

A serious Excel error could cost a business thousands or millions of dollars. Here are 5 Spooky Excel Tales that we hope never becomes your nightmare. While it’s not clear if the entire error was caused as a result of Excel, the use of manual, siloed systems such as Excel makes it difficult if not impossible for companies to create a fully integrated system that provides real-time updates from all departments and business units.

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Maximize Your TMS Investment with Excellent Customer Support

Talking Logistics

Deciding to buy a transportation management system (TMS) is a big decision and there are a lot of factors to consider. The post Maximize Your TMS Investment with Excellent Customer Support appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. One area of consideration that, at times, can be overlooked is the type of customer support the company will provide after implementation. This is an important question because it can impact the ability to maximize a TMS investment.

Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

The myopic focus on IT standardization resulted in the purchase of technology, but not value delivery. The last decade is a testimonial that functional excellence does not drive value. When a person suddenly hits or jams their toe, it hurts.

How to excel in last mile delivery

DELMIA Quintiq

Grocery retailers that want to excel in this space — while protecting their bottom line — need to optimize their logistics planning.

Reasons to Invest in Excellent Customer Service for Your Online Store

Supply Chain Game Changer

Excellent customer service article and permission to publish here provided by Jocelyn Bell. It has become second nature for increasing numbers of consumers to buy online, whether they are shopping for new shoes or a new car. The Excellent Customer Service Takeaway.

10 Greatest Purchasing Books Ever Written

Supply Chain Opz

What are the essential purchasing books you should read? In this article, we will uncover the best purchasing books to help you get the edge over competition. Background Historically, purchasing people are considered a kind of clerical workers who are expected to perform basic tasks such as document issuance and price negotiation. Now companies of all sizes realize how purchasing can help creating competitive advantage.

A Practical Guide to Setting Up a Supply Chain Analytics Center of Excellence

AIMMS

Getting buy-in agreement and changing your company culture to embrace analytics is often more difficult. A Supply Chain Analytics Center of Excellence (COE) can help you start off with the right team structure, engage the right stakeholders and put you on the right path to implementation.

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Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

Initially, the output was published to procurement to design strategic buying strategies. Procurement: Purchase price variance and procurement cost. Demand Supply Chain Excellence Supply Chain Leadership Uncategorized COVID-19 pandemic

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

The focus is on the role of supply chain finance in driving supply chain excellence. The design of the conference includes tours of several modern warehouses and centers of excellence. A simplistic view is that supply chain excellence is the trade-off of cost, inventory and customer service. Supply Chain Supply chain excellence Supply Chain Excellence Supply Chain Leadership driving supply chain excellence supply chain financeIt has been awhile.

Welcome Puff, The Magic Dragon, to Your Team

Supply Chain Shaman

Older men buy less underwear than younger males and their packaging was not as attractive to the female shopper buying for the family. The company sold on Amazon, operated its own website, managed outlet stores, and could purchase end-aisle displays in major retail chains.