Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Regional supply chain companies are attempting to define global requirements. They are well versed in requirements for regional supply chain planning, but they are attempting to redefine their processes and be more global. Initially companies believe regional planning systems easily adapt to become global, but they quickly learn otherwise and hit roadblocks. Success in Supply Chain Planning Is a Flip of a Coin. 4) Plan By Design.

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19

ToolsGroup

With supply chain planning software you can automate the achievement of service levels, even under changing constraints resulting from major disruptions. As COVID-19 continues its malevolent spread around the world, concerns grow regarding the continued impact on supply chains and business continuity. Commonly companies will use a “firefighting” response in times of supply chain disruption in order to meet service levels.

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Supply Chain Planning

LeanCor

Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning. Written by Michael Burchett, Lean Logistics Specialist at LeanCor. To be a leader in supply chain planning is to own a complex system, where you are at the nexus of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of different parties with their own constraints and goals in mind. When engaging in supply chain planning, processes are truly where “the rubber meets the road.”

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon). At last week’s TG18 ToolsGroup user event , global bearing manufacturer SKF laid out an impressive review of their transformation to “ Integrated Planning ”. 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. Inventory planning was local.

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

Supply chain planning in emerging markets is different. He adds, “Often, last-mile distribution costs to rural areas are high and reliability is low, compounded by the lack of visibility of in-transit shipments.” ( Invest in Four Key Capabilities While Developing Your Demand-Driven Supply Chain Strategy for Emerging Markets , 18 September 2017) Let’s take Indonesia, for example. The challenges can be multi-faceted: High logistical costs.

Mid-market companies leapfrogging supply chain planning maturity stages

ToolsGroup

Is the latest technology enabling some mid-market companies to leapfrog supply chain planning (SCP) stages of maturity? Not just analytics, but in planning overall.”. Outsourcing is one way companies are achieving more autonomous light touch planning and skipping a level.”. Inventory and replenishment planning has been reduced from 10 man-days per week to just one. In a word, technology, or more precisely a change in planning technology.

Step One: Stage Five Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR)

Kinaxis

Stage Five of a five stage supply chain model. Yes, we are talking about the supply chain planning system of record. The market is confused with terms; end-to-end, control tower, IBP, concurrent planning, integrated supply chain and planning systems of record. The supply chain has changed. Increased volatility, more complex supply chains, more competition, and big data.

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

There has been a lot of news about driverless cars, and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit there was also some news about “driverless” supply chain planning when two companies described supply chain planning with almost no human intervention. More on this later, but to start, by driverless (whether referring to vehicles or supply chain planning) I don’t mean completely no touch at all times.

Six Most-Read Supply Chain Planning Blogs of 2019

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

2019 is officially in the books, and it’s a perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months as we dive into planning for 2020. Throughout the year our ToolsGroup supply chain planning blog contributors kept you up to speed on the trends, technologies and influencers shaping our industry. Supply Chain Planning logistics inventory

Insights into ERP systems in supply chain planning and implementation

Kinaxis

In my interview we discuss how to define enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in supply chain planning, the reasons why we need ERP systems, problems faced with implementation and how to successfully implement a new ERP system in a corporation. In the interview that follows, William will introduce some key concepts and share insights gained from his extensive experience with ERP systems and supply chain planning. by Dustin Mattison.

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Supply Chain Planning in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

In 2017, Gartner introduced a Supply Chain Planning Maturity Model with five planning stages. In the lowest stage (Stage 1), supply chain planning is inside-out, fragmented, local, unconstrained, and focused on revenue. In Stage 2, supply chain planning remains inside-out but achieves functional scale, local optimization, and focuses on reducing costs. Stage 3 straddles the line between inside-out and outside-in planning.

Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized. This trend has important implications to supply chain planning. Contracting Supply Chains. . A recent special report by The Economist says that while most people assume that shrinking supply chains are caused by political factors such as tariffs, in fact there are deeper long-term trends at play.

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness tracking and taking supply chain planning to the next level

DELMIA Quintiq

What does this have to do with supply chain planning? In supply chain planning, we are driven by metrics. We focus on reducing miles driven, making a delivery in hours instead of days, minimizing inventories, or increasing the utilization of our workforce. Using manual spreadsheets or even a supply chain planning system that generates reports based only on what took place in the past is a rearview mirror approach.

Supply Chain Data Management: Making Data Make Sense for Supply Chain Planning

Logility

Managing the data required for supply chain planning is a bit like raking leaves. The amount of available structured and unstructured supply chain data continues to grow at an exponential rate. In addition, it’s difficult to manage data for a fast-paced, global supply chain, especially considering that 75% of supply chain data originates outside the ERP system. Improve tactical and strategic planning and decision making.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

At that time, they planned on spreadsheets. Their goals were lofty, but their understanding of supply chain planning was hazy. In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. The cost was 60% more in than average; but even more unfortunate, they never got a good understanding of how to use the planning system. Table 1: Characteristics of a Mature Planning Organization. Tactical Supply. Inventory.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

September 26, 2019) A new study by ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, and Spinnaker, a supply chain services company, has found that only 7% of companies are reaping the benefits of digital transformation of supply chain planning. Drivers of supply chain planning digitization vary significantly by company, with 42% identifying increased operational efficiencies (e.g. PRESS RELEASE.

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Addressing the “White Spaces” in Supply Chain Planning

Talking Logistics

This is certainly true when it comes to supply chain planning, where the complexity and frequency of the process have increased while time horizons have shrunk. “We We find companies increasingly saying ‘My planning system is solving the problem that it was put in place to solve, but it’s not really answering the questions and solving the problems that we have today,’” said Allison Fowler, Senior Director of Planning at LLamasoft in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness Tracking and Taking Supply Chain Planning to the Next Level

Talking Logistics

What does this have to do with supply chain planning? In supply chain planning, we are driven by metrics. We focus on reducing miles driven, making a delivery in hours instead of days, minimizing inventories, or increasing the utilization of our workforce. Using manual spreadsheets or even a supply chain planning system that generates reports based only on what took place in the past is a rearview mirror approach.

Transforming Your Supply Chain Planning, Transforming Your Business

ToolsGroup

Last week we described how attitudes towards improving supply chain planning productivity are changing. And firms are asking, “ Is all this non-value added effort preventing us from reaching higher levels of planning maturity? ” Last week we highlighted five organizations that dramatically reduced human intervention with “autonomous” or “low touch” planning systems. Thinking Differently About Planning. Click below for a Supply Chain Brief on this topic

Five Things You Need to Know about Inventory Optimization in the Digital Age

ToolsGroup

With all the buzz around digital transformation, someone peering in from outside supply chain may assume most businesses have already digitized essential tasks like inventory planning. It’s about learning to transition from long-held inventory systems and processes, having new conversations across logistics and sales, and the shifting role of supply chain planners. Long-tail demand complexity has completely changed how we optimize inventory.

Supply Chain Planning- The Manufacturer’s Guide for Accurate Planning and Forecasting

ThroughPut

What is supply chain planning? A detailed supply chain planning mechanism can help manufacturers with critical elements for operational success including material management, waste elimination, and working capital optimization. Supply chain planning is the process of accurately planning the journey of a material or a product right from the raw material stage to the final consumer. The process involved in supply chain planning.

Supply Chain Planning- The Manufacturer’s Guide for Accurate Planning and Forecasting

ThroughPut

What is supply chain planning? A detailed supply chain planning mechanism can help manufacturers with critical elements for operational success including material management, waste elimination, and working capital optimization. Supply chain planning is the process of accurately planning the journey of a material or a product right from the raw material stage to the final consumer. The process involved in supply chain planning.

Supply Chain Planning: An Essential Element of Success

Enterra Insights

Eisenhower, once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” ” That observation could just as easily have been made about supply chain operations. Like a battleground, the supply chain is complex and often shrouded in a situational awareness fog. ”[1] Little wonder supply chain planning is often perceived as wanting. Planning horizons and insights.

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

ToolsGroup

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. .

Six Most-Read Supply Chain Planning Blogs of 2019

ToolsGroup

2019 is officially in the books, and it’s a perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months as we dive into planning for 2020. Throughout the year our ToolsGroup supply chain planning blog contributors kept you up to speed on the trends, technologies and influencers shaping our industry. How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage. Five Things You Need to Know about Inventory Optimization in the Digital Age. Happy New Year!

All I Want in My Easter Basket is a Supply Chain Planning System of Record

Logility

Supply chain professionals are asked on a daily basis for what can seem like miracles: improve customer service and reduce costs, do more with less. Specifically, what does your supply chain team use to manage supply chain planning? In many cases you will discover that processes like demand, inventory, replenishment, and manufacturing planning are limited by a lack of software capability.

Through the Hype Cycle: Exploring the Many Applications of AIMMS Technology in Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

As you may have heard, AIMMS was recently featured in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning (SCP). The Hype Cycle is a great resource for Supply Chain and IT leaders. It offers an overview of the enormous breadth of solutions for Supply Chain planning, giving you insight into the many fields where you can leverage technology to boost your company’s performance. End-to-End Supply Chain Risk Management.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Supply Chain Planning: 4 Essential Year End Questions to Ask Yourself

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This guest contribution the Cerasis blog comes from our friends over at Fronetics an inbound and content marketing company who specializes in marketing for companies with a keen value adding business model for those in the supply chain and logistics industries. We loved this post because as we get towards the end of the year many companies are conducting supply chain planning for 2016 (did I just type that?!

Supply Chain Planning for the Busy Holiday Season

AFFLINK

Many businesses make the majority of their sales during the holiday season, which is a perfect time to get ahead of managing their supply chains. A sharp spike in any supply chain can lead to disruption, and if a business hasn't planned ahead, they could suffer a potential loss in sales, as the economy as a whole will be churning much faster. The Major Challenges to Holiday Supply Chain Management. Running Out of Inventory.

A Year Without Oktoberfest, Yet New Opportunities Exist in the Beer Industry

DELMIA Quintiq

For example, bottlenecks on the production lines can be optimized by sequencing campaigns based on: Expected batch formulations Equipment cleaning and setup on changeovers Outbound logistics capabilities. This demand plan must be matched with a corresponding supply plan.

NRF 2015: Big Data, Inventory Centralization, and the Cloud

Logistics Viewpoints

Business Intelligence Cloud/Software-as-a-Service Inventory Management Omni-channel logistics Replenishment Retail Supply Chain Planning Another year, another NRF Big Show in the books. Not surprisingly, the typical buzz words were thrown around a lot again this year – omni-channel, integration, mobile, etc.

Optimizing logistics: One wild ride

DELMIA Quintiq

In logistics, everyone has a plan. Some logistics professionals, though, ride the supply chain like a bucking bronco – hanging on for dear life, taking different twists and turns to avoid potential disaster when something goes wrong, and being proud that they made it through another day. Inventory is not in its optimal state, but everyone is simply too busy to be moving goods around. This is not uncommon in multi-party logistics environments.

3 Step Beginner Guide to Supply Chain Planning

AFFLINK

There’s a seemingly endless supply of information out there on supply chain planning, but a lot of it seems to assume you’re already an expert. If you need a crash course in Supply Chain Planning 101, we’ve got you covered. Supply chain management is a big topic. Strategic Planning. Strategic planning involves big-picture, long-term decisions. What will your priorities be throughout your supply chain?

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.

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Turkey Logistics: The Thanksgiving Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Inventory Management Just for Fun Retail Supply Chain Planning This Week in News Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a time for family, friends, and turkey. Lots of turkey. Just how much turkey? According to the National Turkey Federation, over 730 million pounds of turkey will be consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving. Given that the average weight of a Thanksgiving turkey is 16 pounds, that is about 45 million […].

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