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Reconsidering Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Rising nationalism, the protectionism it spawned, and the coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to reexamine their global supply chains. Even before protectionism and pandemic were considerations, I argued that globalization is evolving into regionalization. My reasoning is simple, regionalized supply chains place manufacturers closer to consumers and reduce transportation costs. ’ Recent analysis indicates that Supply Chain 4.0

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Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength

Enterra Insights

There has been plenty of bad supply chain news over the past year. At the beginning of the pandemic, some analysts believed the global supply chain was on the verge of breaking. Globalization is the work of decades.

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Realizing the Value of Supply Chain Optimization for Tire Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

New technologies revolutionizing transportation are creating tremendous opportunities but also unprecedented challenges for tire manufacturers. The establishment of efficient global supply chains has become critical to competitiveness.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

After finishing the Supply Chains to Admire report and the Youtube series (to be released this week), this is my feeling. What Is Supply Chain Excellence? The seven years of work on the Supply Chains to Admire is part of my quest to answer Keith’s question.

Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization vs Inventory Optimization

ToolsGroup

Now consider that by not optimizing your inventory from a global vantage point you may be creating, if not outright chaos, a much less efficient network than you could have. There are many pieces of the modern manufacturing supply chain.

Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. With the introduction of digital supply chains, the industry is moving into an era arguably on par with the industrial revolution.

Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

”[1] Moss reports that a survey published last November by Capgemini found more than four out of every five organizations reported that COVID-19 had negatively affected their supply chains. Is it time to further diversify my supply chain ?

How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption

GlobalTranz

Supply chain disruption is a fact of life for every company that moves any type of product. Don’t expect to plan for every disruption; instead, develop a strategy to overcome supply chain disruption, regardless of the source. Overcoming Supply Chain Disruption.

Rising Above Supply Chain Disruptions

DELMIA Quintiq

When a massive disruption such as a global pandemic hits, many businesses realize that their legacy planning solutions are not capable of providing the insights they need to manage such disruptions effectively. It is a necessary part of supply chain risk management.

Optimization and Execution: How Manufacturing can lead the Industry Renaissance

DELMIA Quintiq

Global manufacturing today faces significant operational challenges. How should manufacturers adapt to meet the challenges and shift from product-centric to customer-centric operations? Manufacturers that execute without having a realistic plan are working blindly.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

We stubbed our toe in supply chain management at the beginning of the decade. Facing The Issues of Supply Chain Performance. As I work through this year’s Supply Chains to Admire , I cannot help but shake my head. Rise in Inventories.

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Regional supply chain companies are attempting to define global requirements. They are well versed in requirements for regional supply chain planning, but they are attempting to redefine their processes and be more global. Initially companies believe regional planning systems easily adapt to become global, but they quickly learn otherwise and hit roadblocks. Success in Supply Chain Planning Is a Flip of a Coin.

Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

The global economy rebound from COVID-19 hinges on the discovery and manufacture of an effective vaccine. However, supply chain leaders well understand that drug discovery, manufacturing, and distribution are all necessary to deliver the vaccine to a willing arm.

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What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the supply chain resiliency test. How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption. 7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency.

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value). As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

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. However, globalization comes with responsibility.

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Transforming the manufacturing supply chain with MEIO

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Last year ToolsGroup became Microsoft’s partner for Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) in Industrial accounts. Microsoft’s Bill Moffett and I collaborated on an introductory blog on MEIO for manufacturing businesses. On a much larger scale, manufacturers can forfeit working capital by keeping large amounts of inventory on hand to help satisfy wide-ranging customer demand. Successfully managing inventory is increasingly difficult.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. Colin: What are some of the global trends currently impacting demand modeling, supply chain planning, and supply variability? But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing. Clearly ToolsGroup is recognized as a leader in the supply chain space.

Digital Supply Chains and the New Normal

Enterra Insights

With vaccines being rolled out, infection rates coming down, and an end of the pandemic within sight, it’s time to talk seriously about the new normal and how it will affect supply chains. Digital Supply Chains and the New Normal.

It’s Time to Connect Manufacturers and Suppliers within the Value Network

DELMIA Quintiq

A manufacturer’s operations are constantly exposed to the risk of inconsistent supply. When it happens, supply chain managers can sometimes face a level of disruption that goes beyond the threshold of correction.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. Colin: What are some of the global trends currently impacting demand modeling, supply chain planning, and supply variability? But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing. Clearly ToolsGroup is recognized as a leader in the supply chain space.

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with Supply Chain Insights , I immerse myself in learning. I continually question my long-held beliefs on supply chain excellence. . When readers finish a Supply Chain Shaman blog, I want to drive a set of unique takeaways. Today, I am going to share five insights that I have gleaned from our work on Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking. Figure 1: Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking Methodology Overview.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

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.” First, great supply chains are agile.

Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? Disaster Recovery Planning and Risk Management processes are foundational elements of any effective Supply Chain operation and strategy. How is it affecting Supply Chains?

Clouds are Gathering for an Open Platform for Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

If this challenging past year has taught us one thing, it is the value of connections–not only in our lives, but in supply chains. How supply chain disconnections disrupt service. 2030 vision: End-to-End supply chains that serve customers.

Supply Chain Talent Matters More than Ever

Logistics Viewpoints

According to one survey , only 27% of leaders believe that they have the talent needed to meet current supply chain performance requirements. What should supply chain leaders be looking for to close the talent gap? AGCO is an agricultural equipment manufacturer.

Is Your Supply Chain ‘Ready for Anything’?

ToolsGroup

In an ever-changing global economy with all its unexpected twists and turns, supply chain leaders are looking for a way to be ready for anything the real world throws at them. It boils down to three essential supply chain capabilities: Predict, Protect and Perform.

What is Inventory Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory makes the world go round. Trillions and trillions of dollars of inventories exist all over the world in every conceivable form and in every conceivable channel.

Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds. Executive, after executive, lament, “They have purchased many technologies and sponsored many projects to reduce inventories, but they are not seeing results.” ” I have been studying the evolution of inventory technologies as an industry analyst since 2002. The supply chain is a complex system with increasing complexity. The Inventory Management Journey.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

As I shopped at Best Buy for office supplies, I struggled to not think about the massive disruption of electronics supply chain. As markets shift, supply chains struggle to adjust. Supply chains operate blindly on order data.

Intelligent Supply Chain Technologies for the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Investment Challenges – Real and Imagined! Intelligent Supply Chain technologies article and permission to publish here provided by Dan Weinberger , UN Supply Chain Expert and CEO of Morpheus Network.

What Is Manufacturing in the 21st Century

The Supply Chain Journal

When people think about manufacturing and the supply chain , most would never think about the global scale and the technological advances it has morphed into today. But still, with manufacturing comes waste. Defining Manufacturing in Today’s World.

McDonald’s Mesoamérica Supply Chain Response to COVID-19

ToolsGroup

Businesses around the world are learning to adapt as best they can to the COVID-19 supply chain impact. Unpredictable consumer behavior in response to macro events creates demand volatility in every link of global supply chains.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

A True Supply Chain Transformation Requires the Proper Talent

Logistics Viewpoints

Belcorp’s Maturity in Supply Chain Design. Belcorp Corporation has actively worked to be a leader in ensuring that their people can effectively use a complex type of software known as supply chain design. LLamasoft has developed a supply chain design maturity model.

How Your Warehouse Can Navigate Costly Global Supply Chain Disruptions

OneSCM

With over 17,000 infections and more than 300 deaths, recent news about the outbreak of the coronavirus in China has grabbed attention from a global audience, including supply chain and logistics managers. OneSCM: Complete supply chain orchestration within a single portal.