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Demand-Driven Supply Chain Transformation

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By applying demand-driven methods and synchronizing processes, manufacturers are reaching new levels of communication, profitability, and customer responsiveness. Demand-Dr iven Manufacturing incorporates the best of Lean manufacturing, Theory of Constraints (TOC), and Lean Six Sigma principles. Supply chain transformation. These manufacturers can instantly adapt to demand fluctuations, by sending real-time signals across their supplier network.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. But first, what’s behind this industry-wide transformation? Supply Chain Complexity.

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Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. But first, what’s behind this industry-wide transformation? Supply Chain Complexity.

The Internet of Things and Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

IoT Benefits for the Supply Chain. Brittany Martincic predicts, “IoT will eventually have some impact on all aspects of the supply chain. … Every supply chain business, from manufacturing to logistics, should be taking a close look at the Internet of Things now.”[4] Below are some of the ways the Internet of Things ecosystem will benefit supply chain operations. Digital Transformation.

People, Processes, and Technology All Required for Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

Everyday technology seems to be assuming a greater role in the business world, including in supply chain operations; but, technology alone will never achieve the kind of transformation required in the years ahead. Paul Myerson ( @Paul_A_Myerson ), an instructor in Management and Decision Sciences at Monmouth University, asserts, “It’s not your dad’s supply chain anymore.”[1] ” People: Fostering Supply Chain Talent.

Podcast: Supply Chain Strategist Lora Cecere on Supply Chain Transformation in Response to COVID-19

Requis

Enterprise strategist and analyst Lora Cecere has over 35 years of experience in a variety of roles in supply chain. On this episode of Supply Chain Next, Lora talks with host Richard Donaldson about the fallout in the marketplace from COVID-19, how it’s affecting supply chains, and what businesses can do to recover. ?. The direction of global supply chain before and after COVID-19. Supply chain means different things to different companies.

The Great Gap Year of 2020

Bristlecone

In the organizational context, it allows the corporate world to rediscover itself, reimagine established practices, and reassess digital transformation requirements and uses cases before restarting the long haul. Are you mitigating supply risks?

6 WAYS TO MITIGATE COVID-19’S IMPACT ON YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Bristlecone

During the financial crisis, supply chains that drive the modern economy were strong, but industries lacked demand. Supply chains have been hit hard, though demand remains strong in certain markets. Over the years, globalization has led to increased supply chain interdependency, and in many ways, this has benefitted businesses and local economies. Here are six key strategies aimed at mitigating COVID-19’s impact on supply chains.

The 5th Annual European Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum

Supply Chain Movement

The 5th Annual European Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum. 2020 Supply Chain Redesign: Preparing for the New Normal. Europe’s annual meeting of the leading supply chain executives featuring the biggest names at leading retailers and manufacturers and hard-hitting and distinctly themed sessions exploring new supply chain opportunities, technologies and markets. Crucial Trends and Challenges Changing the Face of your Supply Chain.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. 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 ).

Supply Chain Is the Heart of Businesses 

FLEXE

It’s official—the supply chain is now anything but a business niche. These days, businesses are bringing fully modernized supply chains to the game, introducing processes that are as streamlined and integrated as every other strategic asset. Back in the day, larger companies’ supply chains were slow, clunky, and predicable processes. Needless to say, if the chain is the heart of a company, the people involved are the lifeblood.

Supply Chain Is the Heart of Businesses 

FLEXE

It’s official—the supply chain is now anything but a business niche. These days, businesses are bringing fully modernized supply chains to the game, introducing processes that are as streamlined and integrated as every other strategic asset. Back in day, larger companies’ supply chains were slow, clunky, and predicable processes. Needless to say, if the chain is the heart of a company, the people involved are the lifeblood.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

Typically an expensive part of the supply chain, the management is often based on ‘just-in-time’ deliveries in order to keep inventory levels low. Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S Just recently, Ford announced a $45 million investment into its Advanced Manufacturing Center housing 23 3-D printers.

The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Andrei Klubnikin at at R-Style Lab. In fact, 72% of enterprises involved in planning, executing and monitoring the flow of products from the point of origin to the point of consumption consider improved customer experience the key benefit of business transformation. Subscribe Here!

KC SmartPort: Understanding Why Technology Is Transforming Supply Chains

DSI

A fascinating paradox has gripped the supply chain industry. Today’s supply chains have become more complex than ever , growing in size and scope to encompass more trading partners, more facilities and more customers, often spanning the globe. You need to be able to answer basic questions: where’s your inventory? What’s happening right now in your supply chain? A mountain of information flows through supply chains on a daily basis.

Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

ToolsGroup

Over the year, COVID-19 introduced even greater complexity into the already difficult work of supply chain planning–and changed supply chain from a practitioner-focused topic to everyday dinner table conversation. Digital supply chain transformation will accelerate.

Supply Chain Movement 22 – Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 22 – 2016 Q3. Strategic moves among logistics providers. 8 | Snapshots: Launch Supply Chain Executive Club. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. 14 | Profile Daniel Helmig, Global Head Supply Chain Management, ABB.

Innovating spare parts logistics with 3D printing

EFT

Typically an expensive part of the supply chain, the management is often based on ‘just-in-time’ deliveries in order to keep inventory levels low. Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S Just recently, Ford announced a $45 million investment into its Advanced Manufacturing Center housing 23 3-D printers.

Bristlecone Flash – October 2020

Bristlecone

There’s more to supply chain transformation than systems integration. In fact, successful digital transformation initiatives focus on people and processes, not technology alone. New client engagements in life sciences, hi-tech and manufacturing.

Supply Chain Management:A New Lens for Supply Chain Roadmaps

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Logistics and Distribution. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. « Supply Chain Agility - Is it for Real? Supply Chain Management.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

Here’s the supply chain conferences we love and will be attending. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Kinaxis is pleased to be a Premier Sponsor and participate in panel discussion of the 2014 EMEA Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Panel Details: “The Technological Advances that Will Catapult Supply Chains into the Next Decade”. Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Automotive Logistics Global Conference.

Debunking the 6 most common myths about industrial 3D printing and its impact on supply chains

DiManEx

billion by 2027 , disrupting the $T12 manufacturing sector. We’ve all heard about its potential to upend supply chains and business models. But to this day, the benefits of 3D printing, also referred to as Additive Manufacturing, remain elusive to most supply chain executives. Let’s delve into these myths and discuss how supply chain leaders can generate value by embedding 3D Printing in a digitized and automated workflow.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Digest. What does it take to create an award-winning supply chain? Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. And last year Costa Express won the “Technology” category award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards , also a top honor.

Making Supply Chains Fit for Function

Enterra Insights

With so much being written and discussed about supply chain transformation, it’s good to remind ourselves what supply chain management is fundamentally about. Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, bluntly states, “The best supply chains are fit for function.”[1] ”[1] She goes on to note that today’s supply chains need leadership not management.

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The Pressure is Rising for CPG Companies to Improve Order Delivery Performance

Aera Technology

by Arnaud Morvan, Senior Engagement Director at Aera Technology Walmart’s announcement last year that it would toughen up its on-time, in-full (OTIF) delivery requirements sent a chill through supply chain executives at CPG companies doing business with the world’s largest retailer. Manufacturers are facing SKU proliferation to go to new markets and to answer consumer demand for more personalized products. This article originally appeared in Manufacturing and Logistics IT.

:o9 Solutions announces a strategic partnership with vTradEx to enter the Chinese market

o9 Solutions

This partnership will see vTradEx, the leading brand of intelligent, mobile internet and hybrid cloud solutions in supply chain execution, as o9’s official reseller in China. Operating successfully in today’s complex supply chain networks requires a new mindset.

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Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018

Kinaxis

Here are some key takeaways from a content-rich, fun and exciting pharma supply chain conference. Patient-centric networks are reshaping pharma supply chains. Francois talked about how cell and gene therapies are personalizing medicine, putting individual patients at the center of the supply network. In this instance, the supply chain begins and ends with a specific patient, providing an extreme example of personalized medicine.

New global supply chain planning tool for United Biscuits

Supply Chain Movement

After a complete Business Process and Planning Cycle design review with OM Partners, United Biscuits (UB) has started the implementation of OMP Plus for all their demand and supply planning processes. The OMP Plus implementation is part of an important supply chain transformation project for UB ensuring standardization and simplification across both processes and systems. These supply chain decisions will steer the daily operational planning and scheduling process.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 31, 2018 – January 4, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Allow me to tell you via Bitmojis, which is the main way I communicate with my wife and kids these days: One of my goals for this year is to write a supply chain report completely in Bitmoji. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon serves up 1 billion items through Prime over holidays (The Mercury News) Swamped With Inventory, U.S. Happy New Year!

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions. In particular, the supply chain is ripe for innovation. The future of the supply chain. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon. Supply chains have been around since people realized they had things worth trading. Nevertheless, the rate of transformation today is breathtaking.

Where, Oh Where Should Demand Planning Go?

BlueYonder

Cons: Merchants that are incented purely on sales may be more likely to inflate forecasts that would drive more inventory than needed into the supply chain. This con can be largely mitigated, however, if the merchants are incented on inventory in addition to sales. SUPPLY CHAIN. Pros: The supply chain organization is usually both incented on in-stock performance and inventory productivity.

Transforming Supply Chains During the Pandemic and Beyond

Enterra Insights

The pandemic has forced many companies to rethink their supply chain strategies. manufacturing lead at PA Consulting, cautions, “Too many companies jump from appetite for change to action without fully evaluating the many ‘whys’ in between. Fully redesigning the supply chain starts with envisioning what it needs to become. ”[1] If your supply chain needs to transform, be prepared to make some wrenching decisions.

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. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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Do We Need Just-In-Case Supply Chains?

Enterra Insights

Pundits have been talking about supply chain transformation for years. industrial supply chain. We’re going to decouple completely from China, dramatically cut back on sourcing from other countries, and bring manufacturing back to America, right?”[1] Rich Weissman ( @weissman_rich ), a supply chain practitioner turned college professor, insists, “Today’s supply chains are too lean.

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Where, Oh Where Should Demand Planning Go? – Part 4 of 4

BlueYonder

Cons: Merchants that are incented purely on sales may be more likely to inflate forecasts that would drive more inventory than needed into the supply chain. This con can be largely mitigated, however, if the merchants are incented on inventory in addition to sales. SUPPLY CHAIN. Pros: The supply chain organization is usually both incented on in-stock performance and inventory productivity.