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Procurement and Supply Chain are Smarter Together – Practical Use Cases

Logistics Viewpoints

In a previous post , I made a case for how the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are smarter together. Accordingly Supply Chain and Procurement will need continuous collaboration. Procurement Supply Chain Planning

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.

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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.

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.

Supply Chain Management in a Post-pandemic World

Enterra Insights

”[2] It’s a question with which supply chain professionals have been wrestling for months. Bowman seems to think supply chain professionals should have been better prepared. ” The value of supply chain management.

Supply Chains and the Circular Economy, Part 2

Enterra Insights

They explain, “It is widely accepted by now that the ‘normal’ supply chains of material use — producing materials, using them, and then discarding them into landfills, other countries, or rivers and seas — are wasteful and damaging to the environment. ”[1] They conclude, however, “Despite the interest, we are a long way from achieving anything like circular supply chains.” The Way Ahead for the Circular Supply Chain.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts. Let’s learn and apply it to supply chain management.

A World in Flux: Global Supply Chain Predictions for 2021

ToolsGroup

In episode seven of Be Ready for Anything, industry insider Bob Ferrari discusses the pivotal factors affecting global supply chain revitalization in the coming year. And now, as we all look back, there was a remarkable performance by all industry global supply chain teams.

What are the best Supply Chain Strategies for 2021

ivalua

Supply Chain Strategies: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us So Far? Many nations are now facing the prospect of new lockdowns which will undoubtedly further impact global supply chains. . Supply Chain Risk Management on the World Stage – Lessons Learned.

The Importance of Using Supply Chain Management Software in Procurement

EC Sourcing Group

The importance of using supply chain management software is notable because of the importance of the supply chain itself. Read on to learn more about types of supply chain management software and how to pick the best type for your company’s needs. .

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

How many slaves are in your supply chain? Last week, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), a leading international body representing purchasing and supply management professionals, issued a press release highlighting findings from a survey it conducted showing that relatively few companies are ready to comply with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act , which was passed in March 2015 with enforcement set to begin on April 1, 2016.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

As supply chain clichés take flight, clients struggle with execution. One of these concepts that I hear a lot; but see few tangible examples, is the idea of “customer-segmented supply chain.” The discussion of customer-segmented supply chains happens often. Most supply chain planning teams do not know their customers. In my opinion, we have made procurement increasingly complex without adding value.

A Supply Chain Evangelist can help your mid-size company get on board with strategic supply chain improvements

OneSCM

I recently participated in a Supply & Demand Chain Executive panel webinar on the procurement challenges of small and mid-size companies. As you can imagine, the challenges are many, ranging from poor visibility, productivity, and predictability, to low inventory turns, difficulty gathering data to measure supplier performance, and problems reconciling/matching/paying supplier invoices on time. Champion the Cause with a “Supply Chain Evangelist”.

Supply Chain Control Towers

Enterra Insights

When the move toward supply chain digitization began, the control tower analogy seemed like a natural step in the process. Here’s the rub: Beyond the name, airport and supply chain control towers have little in common. Supply chain control towers have few standards, often lack needed information, and often have to deal with global operations. ”[2] His answer, “From my perspective it must be a holistic supply chain solution.”

Evaluating Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

The new year is also a good time for supply chain professionals to evaluate how their value chains need to transform in the months and years ahead to meet changing business conditions, such as the recent coronavirus outbreak. I believe most professionals will discover their supply chains need to become more agile. ” If you’re not supply is not agile, it will fail to make the grade. Finished goods inventory? Supply chain risks?

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional supply chain leader focused only on cost reduction. Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. This is number 15 in a series that looks critically, industry by industry, to understand relative improvement of peer groups on the Effective Frontier. The cash-to-cash definition is: Cash-to-cash= Days of Receivables+ Days of Inventory-Days of Payables. I think both are great supply chain leaders.

Why Our Goal Should Not Be an Integrated Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I spoke at an SAS Global Analytics Summit on the connected supply chain. In my view, the connected supply chain is very, very different from the integrated supply chain. In 2002 I worked for Gartner Group in the business applications practice. At the time, I worked in a group that built a model termed ERP II. This model endorsed ERP as the system of record for the supply chain. What Is a Connected Supply Chain?

Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning

Logility

A quick scan of the Internet will yield a long list of “the biggest-ever supply chain disasters”. in inventory write-down and 20% drop in stock value. Would access to better supply chain and IT performance information have helped avert or mitigate these failures?

Want to Produce Supply Chain Plans with Precision and Speed? Your ERP System Won’t Deliver!

Logility

Even as the dust begins to settle from one disruption, supply chain organizations are getting ready to handle the next. But lately, their response is impacting much more than the transactional push and pull between supply and demand.

Optimising M&M Spares Supply Chain – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

15% decrease in inventory. With Blue Yonder capabilities, Mahindra & Mahindra Spares Business Unit (M&M SBU) now has greater visibility regarding demand, inventory, supply and distribution plans and are able to make more accurate and timely supply chain decisions.

Understanding Retail Supply Chain Management – Moving To The Next Normal

ThroughPut

Understanding Retail Supply Chain Management – Moving To The Next Normal. You might wonder, what does a retailer have to do with supply chain management? Retail supply chain management – when your shoppers want free, fast, and multiple deliveries.

Understanding Retail Supply Chain Management – Moving To The Next Normal

ThroughPut

Understanding Retail Supply Chain Management – Moving To The Next Normal. You might wonder, what does a retailer have to do with supply chain management? Retail supply chain management – when your shoppers want free, fast, and multiple deliveries.

How Is Your Supply Chain Chutzpah?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain world is dominated by men. So, why is it that in this male-dominated world of supply chain there is very little chutzpah? The supply chain team takes and ships orders. The supply chain team with chutzpah has courage. They build the end-to-end value chain outside-in and align commercial and operational strategies. Many supply chain teams have aggressively cut costs to fund an organization’s growth.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

The company is moving from location-based planning to a global planning model, including a complete revamp of its supply chain planning operations to processes organized by product and factory. As Jörg Schlager, SKF's Business Transformation Manager - Demand Chain, describes it, the company is looking around and seeing disruption everywhere. This prodded SKF to a new demand chain vision. Inventory planning was local. Inventories themselves were often local.

A Few Thoughts about Supply Chain Management

Enterra Insights

Supply chain management (SCM) sounds like a straight-forward topic; nevertheless, numerous articles have been written on the subject explaining what it is and what it isn’t. ”[1] How important is supply chain management?

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. It is an incredible task that won’t happen without careful and well thought out planning and execution of the Supply Chain. What is the Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain? Procurement of Vaccines.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

ivalua

A March 11 analysis by trading platform Forex.com claimed that nearly 75% of all companies had already reported supply-chain disruptions, with more than 80% believing that at some point they would experience impacts as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. Supply Chain

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. We also believe that it needs to be based upon their peer group.

An Outlook for the Future of Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)! An Outlook for Supply Chain article and permission to publish here provided by Joe Gregson. Do you ever question your knowledge of what is going on in Supply Chain?

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain. Going from a self-proclaimed worst-in-class supply chain to one of the best in the business was no easy feat, but the rewards were well worth the effort. “In The company has reduced supply chain expense by 50% and decreased cash tied up in net inventory by 94%.

Online Inventory Management: What it is and Why it’s Important

Unleashed

In this comprehensive guide to online inventory management, we’ll take a look at what it is and why your product-based business can’t do without it. Online inventory management for manufacturers. Online inventory management for retailers.

What Powers Artificial Intelligence (AI)? A Guide to Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. But few people really understand what it is, how it works and more importantly, why it is so important to Procurement. For many people in Procurement, the language used in data science can be confusing. A Guide to Procurement!

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand.

Building Recession-beating Supply Chain Resilience & Agility

Unleashed

Confronted with a pandemic, we’ve seen global supply chains struggle to cope with the consequences of isolation and work-from-home orders. How to build resilient supply chains. It may also indicate supply and demand are imbalanced.