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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.


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The Mask Supply Chain!

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest! It got me thinking about where the masks were manufactured and was there a problem with that Supply Chain. What exactly is the Mask Supply Chain?

5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success


Supply chain orchestration functions much the same way, with business systems from all trading partners and all transactions connected and working efficiently to create a seamless business. A successful supply chain orchestration system can power an entire digital supply chain ecosystem and ensure every part of a business is operating at peak performance levels, no matter how messy an organization’s data might be. Automation Supply Chain Efficienc

Fishing for Supply Chain: How Red’s Best is Transforming Supply Chain Management


by Kevin McGowan A recent New York Times article demonstrated that supply chain management innovations can come from some unexpected places. This simple idea has transformed fishery end-to-end supply chain management , and other organizations are starting to follow suit. This beats the paper-based system, and allows purchasers to track a fish-specific barcode so they know who caught it, where they caught it, and where that fish is going in the supply chain.

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.

Sorting out Risk in FinTech Source Chains


But emerging technology is now beginning to create new ways to think about sourcing risk, which in the past has been a very manual, encumbered process. This has caused banks to look at the flow of activities in the “source chain”, which refers to the way that third parties use bank data for different opreations. Today, this end to end sourcing process has literally hundreds of different steps in the process.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020


Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold earlier in 2020, supply chain has become a household word. Investors, like the public, have woken up to the fact that supply chains are the engine driving economic prosperity. Supply chain, it seems, is ripe for disruption.

Catastrophic Impacts of COVID19 in Bangladesh Apparel Supply Chain


At a minimum, clothing brand organizations should adopt normal and ethical contractual behavior, and use the following guidelines during a crisis like Covid: Buyers should receive payments for orders that have been shipped, and also ensure that payments go to suppliers to cover all legally-mandated wages and benefits incurred for all orders that are already in production that were placed by the buyer.

Ivalua Launches Innovations to Improve Sourcing Decisions, Savings Capture and Supply Chain Visibility


Innovations focus on supporting smarter and faster decisions around supplier relationships and sourcing initiatives, improving the capture and recognition of savings, increasing accounts payable automation and ensuring accessibility for all. Specific release highlights include: Sourcing Decision Center (SDC) – Ivalua’s Sourcing solution now includes intuitive and powerful sourcing optimisation capabilities.

The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The novel coronavirus outbreak piqued interest in supply chain operations, particularly in the food supply chain. ” In addition to personal safety instructions, this guidance stated: “ If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. ”.

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11 Golden Rules for Meaningful Supply Chain KPIs

Logistics Bureau

I’ve written many posts on this blog about the importance of having a supply chain strategy aligned with the overall business plan, and why it is a mistake to have misaligned strategies. If you want meaningful supply chain KPIs, you need to live with the numbers they reveal.

Supply Chain Metrics: Make Sure They Are Aligned with Your Strategy!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Here are a few guidelines I’ve encountered over the years that might help people think more about selecting and establishing metrics for your supply chain. Step 1 – Translate Organizational Objectives Into Supply Chain Metrics. Before beginning to establish supply chain metrics, managers must first take the time to ensure that they fully understand key organizational objectives. Step 2 – Develop Metrics and Data Sources.

Top 2016 Supply Chain Strategy Posts from the Supply Chain Link Blog


Over the past year, the Arkieva Supply Chain Link Blog provided thought leadership and informative posts on supply chain strategy tips, trends, and news. Just in case you missed some of our supply chain strategy posts , we’ve compiled a list of our popular supply chain posts from 2016 below (ranked based on shares and views). Here is a list of the Top 20 Supply Chain Strategy Blog Posts from 2016. Happy new year!

U.S. Intelligence Illuminates Critical Need for Supply Chain Planning and Risk Mitigation

Oracle SCM

National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) recently announced its plans to help industry and government address supply chain risks. As a part of this campaign, the NCSC released a video outlining threats that foreign entities, criminals, and hackers present to the private sector supply chain—and in turn to the public sector organizations that use goods and services from the private sector. How do you manage your own supply chain risks?

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented global supply chain disruptions, impacting the flow of parts and finished goods around the world. At the same time, supply chain disruptions resulted in shortages of vital parts and components, and retailers such as grocery stores faced challenges keeping items like toilet paper, hand soap and sanitizer and disinfecting wipes on their shelves. Build flexible supply networks to minimize the risk of disruption.

For Your Supply Chain KPIs to be Meaningful, Apply Some Golden Rules

Logistics Bureau

9 Golden Rules for Meaningful Supply Chain KPIs. In an attempt to help you keep your supply chain organisation from analysis paralysis, metric manipulation, or measurement misnomers, I decided to use this post to share nine important guidelines, or golden rules, for benchmarking your business and monitoring performance using meaningful supply chain KPIs. If you want meaningful supply chain KPIs, you need to live with the numbers they reveal.

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26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. ” Meet Our Panel of Supply Chain Professionals: Trey Howard Emmanuel Frost Michael D. “We see first hand how supply chains fail due to…” Poor business continuity practices.

The Green Supply Chain: True Sustainability or Just One Big Marketing Stunt?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Brands labeled with Green Supply Chains have started becoming synonymous with sustainability, trustworthiness, quality and forward thinking. For this very reason, companies globally are frantically climbing to the tallest of buildings to shout out their dedication to supply chain sustainability, and describe the sustainable actions that will follow ‘according to their 2020 initiatives’. The Branded Supply Chain. Green Supply Chain Branding done right.

The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain


The best way to begin this process is by analyzing the components of the supply chain. The supply chain can be the roadmap to follow to determine the how, the what, the why, the when and the where’s the source of the problem as the supply chain covers the entire cycle of the process from ingredient to finished product. Information needs to be accessible from all points on the supply chain.

50 expert tips on supply chain optimization

6 River Systems

Fewer than a third of supply chain management professionals view their collaborative processes as being “effective,” according to data from Flexis. It’s a troubling statistic, because as every supply chain manager knows, collaboration is crucial for a fully optimized supply chain. Supply chain optimization, however, is complex, encompassing everything from warehouse operational performance to logistics planning and more.

The role of Supply Chain Managers

Savant Events

This week we had the pleasure of sitting with three all-stars in the world of Supply Chain and we had an interesting chat about the role of Supply Chain Managers nowadays. Here’s what Angel Caja, Operations & Supply Chain Director at Jotun Iberica, Diana Tasca, Global Change Management at Gurit UK and Ian Perotto, Supply Chain Director at Metro, told us! Ian : We need to make the Supply Chain value understood and visible.

Emerald Citation of Excellence 2013 for supply chain innovation article

Supply Chain View from the Field

Results of the study suggest that informal socialization mechanisms, such as communication guidelines and social events, play an important role in facilitating interorganizational knowledge sharing, whereas formal socialization mechanisms, such as cross-functional teams, and matrix reporting structures, act indirectly through informal socialization to influence knowledge sharing. Supply Chain Innovation Supply chain Relationships

Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part IV)

Supply Chain Movement

In this series on global fashion retail we have discussed about network design and inventory location in Chapter 1, stores replenishment in Chapter 2 and sourcing and manufacturing lead times in Chapter 3. In this final chapter of the series, we want to discuss about talent management, as it is a major current concern for global supply chains. Chapter 3 about sourcing and manufacturing lead times. 3) Sourcing and manufacturing lead times. Talent development.

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Network Consolidation: A Step Forward for Market-Driven Value Networks?

Supply Chain Shaman

The network senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy and sell-side markets) bi-directionally with near-real time data to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing organizations outside-in. Today’s supply chain processes are inside-out with a focus on orders and shipments. We have automated transactional data; but there are no systems available to take independent demand data (channel data_ and move it through a multi-tier supply chain planning system.

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8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Today’s global supply chains are increasingly complex, making a data-driven approach to supply chain management a must. Data isn’t the only driver of effective supply chain management; other factors such as good vendor and supplier relationships, effective cost control, securing the right logistics partners and adopting innovative supply chain technologies make a big impact, too.

Procurement Technology: An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore


22,000 sourcing events. $50 An example was provided to show how a requisition can be generated in 90 seconds and drive locked in savings through a preferred source, and avoids over-specifying the requirement. ” Jason Busch, Found of Spend Matters, also spoke on the latest procurement ‘megatrends’ First, he noted that there is still a big disconnect between procurement and what we call supply chain – yet we talk about them in the same lens.

How to Manage Risk and Boost Transparency in the Raw Material Supply Chain


As conflict minerals continue to find their way into supply chains of major western corporations, businesses need to place more emphasis on due diligence and explore new technologies to increase transparency. Increasing Due Diligence in the Cobalt Supply Chain. The London Metal Exchange just released a positon paper on responsible sourcing with special transitional provision for cobalt.

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning – What It Is and How to Operate

USC Consulting Group

For every product family, there are “time fences” – guidelines that demarcate when changes are feasible. Lean Manufacturing Material Utilization Process Improvement Spend Management Supply Chain Business Strategy Inventory Management Manufacturing Resource Planning Planning and Scheduling S&OP Sales & Operations Planning SIOP strategic sourcing Supply Chain Optimization

Five takeaways for small business and the sustainable supply chain


Supply chain leaders around the world continue to make major strides in sustainability programs. In May alone, PepsiCo and Walmart pledged to set higher standards for low-carbon or electric industrial vehicles while L’Oréal and McDonald’s committed to eliminating deforestation from their commodity supply chains. From procurement to packaging, corporate giants are taking the time to introduce new sustainability initiatives across all levels of the supply chain. .

Sustainable Procurement Finally Getting Its Own Standard


Have 10 percent of the supply base ISO 14001 compliant. This area of supply management will continue to be more important in the future. the other facet around sustainability has to do with labor and human rights in the supply chain. The availability of a code of conduct for suppliers is what we consider to be the basis of a good supply chain social program.

Learning to Work with Machines That Learn What the Experts Know


It is no secret that future generations of managers are being asked to learn all about the different processes in the end-to-end supply chain, and be able to come together with others in a fast action plan when a disruption strikes. Over time, as the system learns, it can be used to better train young professionals based on the expert work of more experienced supply chain professionals.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

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The 3 Cs for a CEO to See What’s Really Important in a Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Delegation of supply chain responsibilities? Employee empowerment for better supply chain performance? But to set your enterprise and its workforce up for successful supply chain operations, the starting point has to be what is really important for sustainable achievement and profitability. While these 3Cs for supply chains are simple and easy to remember, it’s how you apply them that makes all the difference. Sourcing.

Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

UL EHS- Sustainability

And it is these extra layers of supply chain that create more complexity for those at the end of the chain, such as manufacturers and retailers. According to Trase , more than 42% of all soy exports from Brazil in 2016 were covered by a form of corporate zero-deforestation commitment made by soy traders, proving that many companies are now including soy as part of their sustainable sourcing policies.