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How Robust are your Global Manufacturing and Sourcing Strategies?

Dragon Innovation

Global manufacturing choices are almost endless, but with innovation and progress what works today may not work in the future. factory selection sourcing supply chain management Contract Manufacturer supply chain RFQ

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.

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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. What they need is a supply chain solution that will enable them to stay on top of problems, minimize damage and stay ahead of competitors. It is a necessary part of supply chain risk management. Are you making the most of your supply chain?

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.

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. Development and distribution, as any supply chain leader knows, are two different topics. As a result, the supply chain, as we knew it is dead. Design agile supply chains.

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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.

Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? Overall, I believe this pandemic will cause companies to reevaluate their supply chains in light of whatever reality we find. Manufacturing? Manufacturing? Global Trade Industry Trends China COVID-19 global trade Indago local sourcing reshoring US manufacturing

Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! The Coronavirus Pandemic has quickly and severely disrupted Supply Chains of every kind around the world. Lockdowns have resulted in the temporary closure of Manufacturing and Distribution facilities and discontinuation of Logistics and transportation modes. Additionally dramatically higher demand for household supplies (eg. Subscribe Here!

Procurement Technology – What it can and can’t replace in a Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

ivalua

A review of the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains, procurement organizations around the world are scrambling to react. There are many supply chain management lessons to learn from the Covid-19 crisis.

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.

Next-Generation Digital Supply Chain Planning

DynaSys

Despite the disruptions of the past years, there are some emerging key trends in Supply Chains that provide both challenges but also opportunities for manufacturers. The momentum towards more sustainable supply chains is coming from many directions.

Supply Chain Manager – A “Green” Superhero

Logility

Younger generations who have grown up with the threat of global warming, holes in the ozone layer, greenhouse gasses, etc. So, I started thinking about how supply chain management can impact the environment and concluded that supply chain managers are Green Superheroes.

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.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. .

The Branded Supply Chain

DELMIA Quintiq

What do H&M and Whirlpool know about supply chains that many of their competitors don’t? It is that world-class supply chains embody world-class brands by delivering to the customers the promises made and stories told by their marketing departments. And that only happens when marketing and supply chain teams collaborate, which is probably not often enough. The Branded Supply Chain covers three main areas: loyalty, sustainability and leadership.

Can circular supply chains help solve our global waste problem?

DELMIA Quintiq

This the first part of a two-part blog series that analyzes waste reduction in circular economies through a systems thinking lens, taking into consideration product design and supply chain operations. According to a study by the World Bank’s Urban Development department, it’s estimated that our global society produces over two billion tons of waste every year. Specifically, what if we could design products that produce less waste during the manufacturing process?

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

At Flextronics in Milpitas, CA, judges from outside of the Flextronics organization also contribute to the nature of Flex’s global lean competition. LEAN, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Warehouse and Cost Reduction Consultant. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The post How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain lean culture

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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. In most ‘benchmarking activities’, self-reported data is the most common source.

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. The effectiveness of both these tools enacted by Supply Chain crisis leadership skills are being tested to a historic degree by the outbreak of the Coronavirus. All of this is now being consider a global pandemic.

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Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

As I drank a cup of coffee and waited, I reflected on the article I had just completed for the Institute of Supply Management. At their request I wrote on the digital supply chain. Digital supply chain is such a buzzword. The digital supply chain is about SO much more than gadgets.” Yet, within the supply chain, everyone waits for data and insights. Supply chains do not move in the cadence of the market.

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. Due to the virus, factories and logistics hubs at the epicenter in China’s Wuhan region have shut down and with it, many of the world’s largest intermediate manufactured product exporters are stalled.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

Before boarding the plane, I watched a traveler pull a diet Coke from the bin and thought about the struggle to source sweetener with the rise of COV-19. 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 I shopped at Best Buy for office supplies, I struggled to not think about the massive disruption of electronics supply chain.

Global Manufacturing Outlook 2013

SCM Research

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Manufacturing Outlook 2013 , written on behalf of KPMG, is out now. The report demonstrates that competitive advantage can be secured by enhancing supply chain networks for efficiency and innovation. In sum, the report highlights the importance of supply chain management for manufacturers. Practice Operations Management Report Supply Chain Management Trend

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A Global Shift for Manufacturers: Industries with Increased Demand

USC Consulting Group

It is difficult to put into exact figures the effects the coronavirus pandemic has had on global industry. Overall, factory shutdown and manufacturing delays have shrunk foreign direct investment by 5-15% , as global trade and supply is interrupted. Manufacturing.

2021 Will Give Way to Big Changes in Supply Chain Practices 

ivalua

The onset of the coronavirus epidemic has accelerated the supply chain digital transformation that has languished on businesses’ “to-do” list for years. Chaos from the coronavirus has made clear that procurement & supply chain practices need to get smarter.

Global Supply Chains and the Coronavirus

Enterra Insights

The consequences of the coronavirus outbreak are being felt throughout the global economy, with stock markets tumbling and companies beginning to to worry about their supply chains. Dan Harris ( @danharris ), an international lawyer and founder of Harris Bricken, asks a question on many executives mind, “What is going to happen to my supply chain?”[1] Global supply chains are being affected.

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Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

ivalua

Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. New York, NY March 30, 2020 – Consus , a leading procurement services provider, today announced that Intalere, a healthcare supply chain GPO based in St. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Intalere required a fast, efficient and automated source-to-contract process to support the company’s enterprise goals.

How Resilient is Your Global Supply Chain?

3rdwave

Almost since 1982 when Keith Oliver coined the term supply chain, analysts, reporters, academics, and consultants have written about supply chain resiliency. For an equal amount of time, the global trading community has largely ignored the issue and not invested in solutions designed to dramatically increase a company’s supply chain resiliency, flexibility, and agility. The resiliency of its global supply chains are going to be stress tested.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with manufacturing companies recently, I am thinking a lot about the need for diagnostic testing. Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence.

Improving Supply Chain Collaboration: Connecting Data

Kinaxis

by Teresa Chiykowski Welcome to the first blog post in our three-part series discussing three ways to improve supply chain collaboration. Maybe I’m stating the obvious but… a lot has changed in the world of manufacturing since Keith Oliver of Booz, Allen and Hamilton Inc. coined the term “supply chain management” in early 1982. It’s no surprise that today’s supply chains are more complex than those of three decades ago.

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Does supply chain’s image need to catch up with the times?

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. It’s our perpetual hobby horse here at Argentus that Supply Chain needs to be doing more as a field to attract young people. But is there something about Supply Chain’s image that’s holding it back from being seen as the crucial, strategic function with tremendous career potential it is today?

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. delivery reliability”), but is that really “supply chain thinking”?

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The Supply Chain of a Computer

SCM Research

Who is governing the computer supply chain? What is the role of contract manufacturers? What can be problematic about sourcing raw materials from the Congo? How could a linear supply chain become circular? How will the supply chain change in the age of automation? Is a supply chain actually a “chain” and is it about “supply” only? Teaching Theory Globalization Supply Chain Management

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Post-pandemic Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

To do that companies must look deep into how they manage the most basic mechanisms of their supply chains and operations.” ” Post-pandemic supply chains. Like Sheffi, Sean Doherty and Kimberley Botwright ( @KBotwright ), international trade analysts at the World Economic Forum, believe post-pandemic supply chains need to be scrutinized. Over recent decades, supply chains have globalized, specialized and become leaner or just-in-time.

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. The number-one defense against this radical uncertainty is a resilient supply chain that’s ready for anything. It’s also uncertain what’s going to happen globally.