Supply Chain Agenda of Hildur Gylfadóttir, Supply Chain Manager at Össur

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While R&D remains in Iceland it has operational centers in the Americas, Europe, Asia and it employs around 2,300 people across 18 locations. Hildur Gylfadóttir is Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, based in Iceland with the task of improving efficiencies and helping to drive the successful commercialisation of innovations. I am based in our head office in Iceland where, as well as R&D, we produce prosthetics which is about 50% of our business.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

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The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturers’ supply chains and their profitability. As omni-channel comes to the manufacturing sector, disruption will inevitably follow.

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Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

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Iceland. In this fast-paced world, where there is also increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint, global fashion and luxury goods manufacturers have to redesign their go-to-market strategy to meet demand in a cost-efficient and sustainable way: Plan. Fashion and luxury goods manufacturers are defining their own seasons, which is making the planning of campaigns more complex.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

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The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany. Iceland. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Business growth through supply chain management

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Analyst Michael Burkett mentioned Starbucks’ Frappuccino iced coffee as a good example; it was launched successfully despite the logistics problems resulting from the volcanic eruption in Iceland plus the huge demand for the product due to the heatwave in the US at that time. Up until recently, I’d never even heard of these two manufacturers (of consumer electronics and cars, respectively). Reimagining how the supply chain can drive business growth.

Rethinking your optimum

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The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Iceland. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

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These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Iceland. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

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In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Iceland. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

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Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Iceland. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

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Iceland. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

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Iceland. The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

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Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Iceland. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Iceland. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Reversing globalisation: Near shoring, reshoring or staying put?

EFT

We have been living through remarkable times when it comes to manufacturing, technology and trade. The lure was irresistible for many manufacturers, who saw the chance for a competitive advantage, especially when such cheap resources were combined with the possibilities of just-in-time production. Perhaps the best way to tell the story of trade and manufacturing and where it might lead is through the economic evolution of China.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

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Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Iceland. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Production/manufacturing. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time phased.

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SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

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The logos illustrate the manufacturers’ choices about whether or not to produce close to their sales markets. Iceland. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

When Will the Drones Start Flying?

Supply Chain Brain

The Israeli company Flytrex has been testing the drone delivery concept in Reykjavik, Iceland since last August, in partnership with AHA , the country’s largest e-commerce website. With the advent of spring, he expects to see expanded deployment of drones in Iceland, both in terms of number of delivery points and the mechanism for releasing packages. The Icelandic drones are routed over a large bay, bypassing a bridge that can become congested during heavy drive times.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Iceland Gets On-Demand Drone Deliveries (BloombergTechnology). August is usually a quiet month for supply chain and logistics news, but not this year, especially the past couple of weeks. I’m still catching up from all I missed while I was away on vacation, but I’ve highlighted some of the key news items below, with Tropical Storm Harvey topping the list. Freight Companies Scramble to Reroute Goods in Wake of Harvey (WSJ – sub. req’d).