Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives ). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges and opportunities before them.

Supply Chain Transformation in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Company executives are increasingly aware of the importance of supply chains in making companies successful. A couple of years ago, however, a McKinsey study concluded companies weren’t investing enough in supply chain transformation technologies. Only 2% of companies are applying digital strategies to the supply chain.”[1] Technology and supply chain transformation. … Supply chain managers can’t stand still.

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Demand-Driven Supply Chain Transformation

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The process is accelerated by software that automatically collects, analyzes, and communicates data in real-time; connecting every function within the manufacturing organization and throughout the extended supply chain. Demand-Driven Manufacturers focus less on unit-costing measures and more on global effectiveness, taking a more holistic view of the entire production system and extended supply chain. Supply chain transformation.

Why Supply Chain Transformation is Inevitable

Enterra Insights

Change and transformation are never easy, especially if what you have been doing has proven successful. ” Supply chain professionals would love that aphorism to be true. Alexa Cheater ( @Alexa_Cheater ), Product Marketing Manager at Kinaxis, reminds us, “Working in supply chain means getting comfortable with change — changes in supply, changes in demand, changes in capacity, etc. The 21st century supply chain.

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.

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.

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.

How BT is Building a Connected Supply Chain Amidst Ongoing Transformation

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Behind the scenes, BT Supply Chain has been the backbone of the company’s operations for 30 years, making sure customers get the best experience. The supply chain division fulfills 40,000 individual customer orders every day, making sure that 32,000 engineers get the tools, parts and equipment they need to deliver support and services. In recent years, BT Supply Chain underwent a transformation to provide its services to businesses using the company’s existing network.

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

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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 ).

European Supply Chain Directors Forum 2016

Supply Chain Movement

European Supply Chain Directors Forum. European Supply Chain Directors Forum brings together 100 members from the manucoreCONNECT community for two active days of debate, interaction, networking and thought leadership. Our members will focus on the latest trends in Supply Chain and debate the most up to date innovations available to the industry. Our members include: VPs/Directors/Group Heads in: Supply Chain. Logistics.

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 Since there are no minimum order quantity requirements, Volvo can maintain lower inventory levels in its warehouses.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news…. TPG Capital to Acquire a Majority Stake in Leading Cloud-based Logistics Platform Transporeon. Cloud Logistics Announces Banner Results For The First Half of 2016. Right now, everything going on those planes is inventory held in Amazon fulfillment centers and sold on the Amazon website,” [Dave Clark, Amazon.com’s senior vice president of worldwide operations] said.

Supply Chain Management: 3 Key Traits To Evolve Your Operations

DSI

Today’s supply chain leaders, managers and stakeholders are inundated with any number of supply chain management challenges like escalating business complexity, rising cost pressures, pervasive skills shortages and increasing customer demands. Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016 presented by Oracle couldn’t have picked a better theme to describe the industry-wide upheaval and the sort of response that’s required as a result.

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (June 11-15, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Home Depot Sets $1.2 Billion Supply-Chain Overhaul (WSJ – sub. Capstone Logistics acquires LoadDelivered, Logistical Labs (CCJ). The Physical Transformation of Supply Chains. population in one day or less, said Mark Holifield, the company’s executive vice president of supply chain and product development.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies. New Study: 70% of Executives have started Digital Supply Chain Transformation.

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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 Since there are no minimum order quantity requirements, Volvo can maintain lower inventory levels in its warehouses.

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. Supply chain transformation projects built on SAP S/4HANA.

Supply Chain Management:A New Lens for Supply Chain Roadmaps

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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. Supply Chain Matters.

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. They recognize that the supply chain has changed.

What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. Trust in the transformation. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain. Going from a self-proclaimed worst-in-class supply chain to one of the best in the business was no easy feat, but the rewards were well worth the effort. “In Supply planning. Inventory planning.

Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

Talking Logistics

One of the things that defines supply chain management today is the rapid pace of change across all dimensions — competitive landscape, regulations, technology, and many more. That’s why I was pleased to discuss some of the most critical trends with industry veteran Doug Surrett, Chief Product Strategist at BluJay Solutions , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Last-mile logistics.

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Emerging Trends to Embrace for Retail Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Network

I think this is an excellent opportunity to reflect on some key emerging retail supply chain trends to get everyone’s juices flowing again. Every year at this time as I prepare to attend the RILA Supply Chain Conference, which has recently evolved to become RILA LINK2019 , it’s always a great time to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of the key changes I see coming that have the potential to create step changes in retail supply chains.

Costa Express’ Supply Chain Revolution

Supply Chain Movement

With all the media hype in supply chain, the casual observer might easily think that within the next decade companies will all have perfectly optimised, data-driven supply chains and labour forces overtaken by robots, sensors and drones. This was certainly the picture that Gartner’s top supply chain guru Michael Burkett painted when he keynoted the research firm’s annual Supply Chain Conference in London, held 23-24 September 2015.

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

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades (WSJ – sub. BluJay Solutions Accelerates Supply Chain Efficiency for Customers with Updates to its Global Trade Network Platform. Honeywell Appoints Torsten Pilz as Chief Supply Chain Officer. May’s Brexit Plan Comes Just in Time for Supply Chains (WSJ – sub.

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. As these ecosystems have grown, it’s become more difficult than ever for supply chain planners to accurately predict OTIF.