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Challenges and trends in the food supply chain

Unleashed

What is the food supply chain? Knowing your food supply chain from start to end allows you to address challenges and ensure the supply chain functions effectively and maintain customer satisfaction. How does the food supply chain work?

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

As I poured the dog food into the bowl for my pups, I wondered if I was going to have to switch kibble due to the looming issues of sourcing taurine—a health additive in many pet foods. As markets shift, supply chains struggle to adjust. Clarity of Supply Chain Excellence.

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Traceability In Food & Beverage Manufacturing is The Cornerstone of Quality

IQMS

Compliance and quality are the foundations all great food & beverage manufacturers rely on to create and strengthen trust with their distribution networks and customers. Traceability Is Key To Excelling At Compliance And Quality for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Companies. Traceability for food & beverage manufacturers isn’t optional anymore.

A New Decade: Give Science A Chance

Supply Chain Shaman

When I started my business in 2012, I frequently wrote about the future using the moniker of Supply Chain 2020. We had just recovered from a recession, and my goal was to help supply chain leaders create a better supply chain by the end of the decade.

History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. Frank, the line manager for manufacturing, dominated the meetings.

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. There is no agreed standard for supply chain excellence. The Supply Chains to Admire analysis is now in its third year. Figure 1: Supply Chains to Admire Methodology. Five months of analysis.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on Supplier Quality Management processes and how to evaluate your suppliers from Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain. When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ).

Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay

IQMS

Bottom Line: Cleanrooms provide the potential for plastics manufacturers to increase the average machine rate per hour, average markups and profit per production run by charging a price premium based on their certifications, compliance and industry expertise. Plastics manufacturers are relying on and investing in cleanrooms to capture new customers and gain a greater share of revenues from existing accounts. Proven Strategies For Improving Cleanroom Manufacturing.

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

GlobalTranz

In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

3 Predictions for the Future of Supply Chain by 2030

Kinaxis

by Tom Gregorchik I was recently asked a simple question during an interview: “Where do you see supply chain in 2030?”. It seems like just yesterday I graduated from Penn State armed with a degree in Industrial Engineering and started a consulting job implementing demand planning and supply planning modules for a large CPG company. Last month, I attended the Supply Chain Insights conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Data sharing will drive the supply chain.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

These consumer products global leaders paved the road for supply chain excellence by defining new supply chain practices. Today, each leader wants to take their empowered team to new supply chain heights. At Supply Chain Insights, we published a report card yesterday. The report analyzes supply chain performance and improvement by the Consumer Products Leaders in the period of 2006-2014. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

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Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, Gartner is hosting their annual supply chain conference. It is now the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. The research tries to establish “ who did supply chain best ” by looking at a weighted formula of Year-over-Year Growth, Return on Assets (ROA), and Inventory Turns for the Fortune 500 companies. This data is then shared with Gartner’s industry analysts, and the analysts vote on which companies they think exemplify supply chain excellence.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Each year at Supply Chain Insights we study performance and improvement of companies in each industry. Understanding What Drives Supply Chain Excellence. Esra leads international supply chain operations in over 140 countries. Previously I worked at Nestle, and I want to start by recognizing that pharmaceutical companies have different supply chain maturity levels compared to companies in the fast-moving consumer goods industry.

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke on the evolution of the digital supply chains and my vision for Supply Chain 2020 at the World Trade Group Event in Miami. These will be the foundation of digital supply chain thinking that will redefine business in the next decade. In five years, I believe that we will have supply chain planning systems that learn while we sleep. I believe the demographics shifts shown in Figure 1 will transform Supply Chain 2020.

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

Included in this post is Cummins’ digital award for the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire. I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. I am enlisting their support to share their stories in podcasts, blog posts and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 6-9. The Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy needs both.). Supply Chain Alignment.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. The traditional manufacturing job defined the middle class.

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Technology and the Supply Chain: What Does the Future Hold?

Kinaxis

Smartwatches, drones, jetpacks, robot housekeepers, a food replicator and even a flying car that could transform into a briefcase. So what does my nostalgic look back at my childhood have to do with the future of supply chains? And all of them, once they reach critical mass in the marketplace, will have a staggering impact on the future of supply chain. The WEF report focuses on five shifts that will directly influence supply chain.

Do Supply Chain Planning systems generate any value?

Kinaxis

Before that I was in management consulting doing what would be called supply chain design or reengineering today. I was on a call last week with a large company in the food and beverage space that has spent $100s of millions, and many years, on an ERP deployment. Needless to say they have a continued multi-year deployment of the supply chain planning system provided by the ERP vendor.

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average manufacturing company’s supply chain organization is 15 years old. Historically, the traditional supply chain focused on improving costs. Today, more mature supply chain teams focus on delivering value. While companies want to improve supply chain performance and drive value, it is easier said than done. It usually takes at least three years for a supply chain to make an impact on financial balance sheet results.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Bottom line: Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain management data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process. Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the potential to revolutionize any business. New knowledge and insights from machine learning are revolutionizing supply chain management as a result.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

They are demanding more supply chain transparency. Alexis Bateman ( @hickmana ), Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, and Leonardo Bonanni ( @amerigo ), founder and CEO of Sourcemap, write, “The concept of supply chain transparency was virtually unknown 15 years ago, yet today it commands the attention of mid- and senior-level managers across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.”[1] What is supply chain transparency?

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Supply Chains to Admire – 2016 Results

Supply Chain Insights

This morning we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need a standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. There is no agreed-upon standard for supply chain excellence. The Supply Chains to Admire analysis is now in its third year. Supply Chains to Admire Methodology. Supply chain excellence

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it. One supply chain leader, in a discussion last week, likened supply chain excellence to fitness. He felt that supply chain excellence was analogous. One of our goals is to capture and share the stories of supply chain leaders. Performance of High Tech and Electronics Supply Chains for the Periods of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013.

Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain insights from leading industry experts. Supply chain skills in high demand, digital twins, disruptive technologies, and other takeaways from the 2018 Gartner supply chain conference. I just returned from the highly engaging and inspiring Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Here are some key takeaways from the Gartner supply chain event: 1.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During During the last two months, we have been interviewing supply chain leaders to get their views on the methodology. Background on the Supply Chain Index.

How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Controlling costs in the supply chain is an excellent way for businesses in any sector to find increased profitability, but it is especially true for food ingredient shippers. One of the most beneficial ways for shippers to manage costs is to evaluate their supply chains.

Supply Chain Analytics: A Continued & Renewed Focus on Using Data for Improvement

GlobalTranz

The digital business landscape for a shipper, such as the use of an ERP, TMS, and other digital aspects, such as The Internet of Things , provides unparalleled insight into how an organization in the supply chain can improve efficiency, visibility, and productivity. Through the use of connected devices and greater abilities to capture data in real time, the concept of end-to-end visibility and improvement thru the use of supply chain analytics has changed.

Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Shortages, extreme demand, and panic buying are causing issues up and down supply chains. Times are tough, so we’ve gathered some guidelines to help your supply chain get back on track, or at least to shore it up during these challenging times.

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How To Build Supply Chain Resilience in a Connected World

ShipBob

One day, you get notified by your manufacturer that there will be a delay, and you have no idea when you’ll receive the next batch of sellable inventory to meet customer demand. . Building supply chain resilience is a big investment, but it’s worth every minute and every penny.

2021 Manufacturing Trends Revealed by the Pandemic

QAD

As the new year unfolds, manufacturers are continuing to learn lessons from 2020’s pandemic and looking for 2021 manufacturing trends. If 2020 taught manufacturers anything, it’s to find nimble answers to make course corrections during an emergency, a nearly impossible feat.

10 COVID-19 Lessons for a Resilient Supply Chain

DynaSys

A Three Part Article Series from QAD DynaSys – COVID-19 and Resilient Supply Chain. In this series, discover how the COVID-19 pandemic gave us the keys to build a resilient supply chain and add value to our Supply Chain.

COVID-19 in 2021: Supply Chain Organizations’ Biggest Concerns

DynaSys

A Three Part Article Series from QAD DynaSys – Supply Chain Organizations Concerns in a Post-Pandemic World. Read Part One 10 COVID-19 Lessons for the Resilient Supply Chain. Discover Part Two The 6 Greatest Challenges to your Supply Chain if you missed them.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations: 1. Supply chain management is risky business — and the risks are growing every day. Simply put, many companies are still falling short on supply chain risk management , and they continue to pay the price. whenever you’re discussing supply chain strategy or decisions.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Social Media-Fueled Demand Volatility?

ToolsGroup

Supply chain practitioners know trends like product line proliferation, shorter product life cycles, increased complexity, massive amounts of data and ever more demanding and unpredictable customers are accelerating. When social media product promotions overwhelm supply chains.

Trying to Throw A Light On Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

In the early morning, in a hotel room in Antwerp, I crawled to the bathroom and groaned as my body expunged what I think was food poisoning. A researcher of sorts… When I started the work that I do at Supply Chain Insights, I termed myself an analyst; and while everyone wants to put me in the consulting bucket, I resist. I, on the other hand, am trying to figure out what defines supply chain excellence. Figure 1: Research Efforts of Supply Chain Insights.

What to Look for in a Food Distribution Warehouse Provider

Kanban Logistics

Makers of all types of products turn to third-party logistics (3PL) providers to optimize warehousing and distribution operations in order to meet modern supply chain demands. A big part of most food logistics operations involves temperature and climate control. Food Safety Plan.

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Seven Thoughts to Build a Customer-Centric Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work as a supply chain analyst, and Founder of Supply Chain Insights, I attend many supply chain conferences. However, when I am well-rested and in a better state of mind, I remind myself that supply chain conferences are a great way to connect with people in a meaningful way. Customer segmentation, and building a customer-centric supply chain, is a popular topic at conferences. Current State of Supply Chain Visibility.