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Marketing Supply Chain Solutions Post-COVID: Q&A with ToolsGroup CMO Caroline Proctor

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There’s still a strong demand for supply chain planning solutions, particularly ones with machine learning capabilities that can help clients rapidly adapt to the changing supplier situations and consumer demand that goes along with major disruptions like this. .

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

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When I moved into industry, and the real world, I managed engineering teams. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

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Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

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The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over. Although blockchain is often related closely to cryptocurrency, it holds great value for use in supply chain management. Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics Will Put Certain Departments at Risk As explained by Connor DiGregorio of Industry Week , blockchain technology carries a degree of risk for traditional supply chain departments.

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The GCC chemical industry is second largest manufacturing industry in value add, after refining. 2017 Facts and Figures report by Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the chemical industry accounts for 3.1 Following COVID-19 the global chemical supply chain market reported a severe decline in output. Overcoming these challenges, regional chemical manufacturers and suppliers are now forced to rethink and readjust their global supply chain model.

Retail Supply Chains in the COVID-19 Era

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Retail supply chains have been put through the wringer. Read on to see what the industry currently looks like and if your supply chain is equipped to weather the storm. . How to Make Sure Your Retail Supply Chain is Ready .

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

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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. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. Understand Industry Performance.

Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan

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How Do You Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan? They care if you have the inventory they want when they want it. But carrying too much inventory can reduce profits and might not be practical for some items such as fresh goods.

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

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Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks. While there are thousands of possible supply chain risks in various supply chains, supply chain execs should keep these risks top of mind.

A Different Solution to the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

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“78% of respondents to Gartner’s most recent Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey identify talent as the No. 1 long-term supply chain risk”. There is a lot of documented evidence of a shortage in supply chain talent. John Kern, senior vice president of supply chain operations at Cisco Systems says that as companies look for the skills to build complex global supply chains, the industry “is undergoing one of the most massive talent shifts we have ever seen,”.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

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For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

Drone delivery coming soon to a supply chain near you

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by Ilyas Kucukcay The concept of a drone was not something we gave much thought too just a few years ago—except for the applications of the military-related operations, much less drones in supply chains as product delivery mechanisms. But now, the day-to-day use of drones is a reality as they are being used for many purposes, from consumer recreational use to media, and from industrial to institutional applications. Meet the dazzling drones of the supply chain near future.

Supply chain pain points: Automotive

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by Alexa Cheater 6 speed bumps on the road to automotive supply chain success. A trending move from regional to global supply chain processes is adding complexity to the automotive supply chain at an unprecedented level, driving a growing need for automation and collaboration. That’s revving up interest in realignment, consolidation and optimization of supply chain activities. Automotive supply chain pain points.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

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by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry. Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. craft going global in the alcoholic beverages industry). What is vendor-managed inventory? Maintaining optimum inventory levels.

Supply Chain Forecasting: The ‘IN’ Thing Today in Logistics

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Today when you think of logistics, you tend to connect it to speed and timeliness, that is to process and ship orders on time with efficiency and provide the right information to customers to make the right decision. What are the popular methods of supply chain forecasting?

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Inventory Turnover Mystery!

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! As I settled into the job and started learning, and studying, the various Supply Chain metrics I was surprised when I looked at the Inventory Turnover performance of the company. Looking at recent and historical Inventory performance I could see that turnover always stayed around 5-6 turns with little variation. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™.

Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords

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When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan. But are they just creative marketing spin (after all, developing them is kind of part of the job), or is what they stand for actually making a difference in your supply chain planning?

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

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To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s. Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. Supply Chain Index.

11 Inventory Management Best Practices

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Management Best Practices article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! In light of the current situation we thought it was time to learn more about the Toilet Paper Supply Chain. Supply. Aside from the current Coronavirus pandemic and the associated crisis level response the supply of toilet paper is virtually never an issue. Stores replenish supply on generally stable demand signals and patterns. Subscribe Here!

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

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Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management. Inventory is not only a critical part of supply chain management; too often it is the main cause of a painfully incremental progression toward effective and genuine supply chain management. Reading this article will enable you to see inventory from a perspective contrary to most conventional views defining inventory as an asset. inventory rises, so does the water level.

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

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However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. In a Logistics Viewpoint survey , 50 percent of businesses reported sharing inventory across all channels or engaging in omni-channel practices. Additionally, the overwhelming majority, 98 percent, of businesses reported sharing inventory between online and retail locations. What’s Causing the Shift Towards Greater Use of Technology in Supply Chain Functions?

Continuous delivery drives continued supply chain innovation

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When was the last time you made changes to your supply chain? If it’s been too long to remember, you’re likely lagging behind when it comes to supply chain innovation. For supply chains, the added complexity all this change is bringing about can be daunting. It’s becoming harder and harder to keep inventory costs low while still meeting customer demands for customization, same day shipping and easy returns. by Alexa Cheater.

Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning

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A quick scan of the Internet will yield a long list of “the biggest-ever supply chain disasters”. Failed SCM implementation causes shipping errors. WMS failure causes Adidas to under ship by 20%. in inventory write-down and 20% drop in stock value.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future! Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping (New Normal).

These Advanced Supply Chain Technologies will Solidify the Digital Supply Chain in 2018

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The type and capabilities of supply chain technology is expanding, and technology will only grow more important in effective supply chain management in 2018. From the increased demand to data-driven decision-making through the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) to the use of cloud-based technologies, supply chain technology will advance light years in the coming months. Supply Chain Visibility Becomes an Independent Technology.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

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Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

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. SanDisk’s Journey to Build a Supply Chain Customer Segmentation Strategy.

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

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3D printing has gone from a novelty to a serious industry, a predicted $16 billion industry by 2018 according to Canalys as stated in another article from the Guardian. This also introduces a whole new issue to supply chain and the manufacturing process–protection of intellectual property (IP), in the form of the digital files being sent to 3D printers. They can take an order in the afternoon for a 3D printed item and ship it overnight for arrival the next day.

Do your supply chain challenges have you feeling a little snowed under?

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by Andrew Dunbar The first day of spring is less than a week away but the Canadian winter is still wreaking havoc on local supply chains. It’s already on a ship to Halifax!” While it would be convenient to blame this on Nova Scotia’s unforgiving winter weather, the root cause of this delay is really a supply chain planning issue. Though complex, it’s not that different in nature than the basic supply chain problems we face in other industries on a daily basis.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

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states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. of east coast and Gulf of Mexico imports in September, according to an article from the Business Information Industry Association. They would be handling maybe twice as many ships in a typical set of days. Up to date inventory status.

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

Included in this post is Cummins’ digital award for the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire. I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. I am enlisting their support to share their stories in podcasts, blog posts and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 6-9. All too often supply chain leaders are good at high level vision, but weak at connecting the vision to execution.

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

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by CJ Wehlage What would you say is the next great disruption coming to our supply chain world? However, there’s one great disruption already occurring, which has yet to truly “touch” supply chain. I watched a TED Talk video by Philip Evans, from Boston Consulting Group and shuddered to think that all our traditional fulfillment and inventory models can be drastically transformed by the “consumer”. Where is the supply chain nodes?

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. I will write the case studies here, and share the dialogue with the supply chain leaders in our podcast series, Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. When I first met Nick, he was driving a supply chain transformation at VTech Communications.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

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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. We see this in industry after industry.

Supply Chain Facilities Management: It’s More Than Just Facilities

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Supply Chain Facilities Management includes unique challenges and requires out-of-the-box thinking to be successful. Successful supply chain management includes successful Facilities Management , meaning the facilities must work at maximum efficiency to meet guest demands, explains Inbound Logistics. However, supply chain facilities can range from warehouses to forward-stocking locations in the supply chain network. Supply Chain Warehous