Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with Supply Chain Insights , I immerse myself in learning. I continually question my long-held beliefs on supply chain excellence. . When readers finish a Supply Chain Shaman blog, I want to drive a set of unique takeaways. Today, I am going to share five insights that I have gleaned from our work on Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking. Figure 1: Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking Methodology Overview.

Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

In the presentation, I shared data on the evolution of supply chain planning and the results on user satisfaction. The use of best-of-breed planning technologies was small at 15%. Neither technology vendor is an industry leader in delivering a solution that fits the needs of the supply chain planner. The common perception is that SAP and Oracle supply chain planning solutions are superior to best-of-breed Advanced Planning Solutions.

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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.

“Digital Transformation” and Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Your company has an older supply chain planning (SCP) system of record (SOR) like SAP APO that was developed in the 1990s. You may have added some best-of-breed add-ons for specialized applications such as multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO). But it’s clear that this platform is not getting you what you want: a “next generation”, “low touch”, and “not stapled together” planning platform. Stepping up to Connected Planning. Subconscious” planning.

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.

Supply Chain Planning

LeanCor

Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning. 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, LeanCor has identified three areas that need to remain in balance: 1) Purpose.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive supply chain planning processes. Several years ago ToolsGroup pioneered business process outsourcing (BPO) as an alternative to in-house supply chain planning (SCP). Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe.

Machine intelligence and human creativity in supply chain planning

Kinaxis

The book did make me reflect on my own experiences and views on the division of labor between the machines and human supply chain planners. Much has been written and said about how machine intelligence is impacting supply chain planning in the form of automating a human planner’s function, with implications on the future of the profession itself. I would be remiss in stating that automation will have no impact on planning profession.

How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market

ToolsGroup

Trends and other market forces that impact commercial opportunities need to appear on the planning radar. Therefore, traditional push-driven supply chains are wholly unfit for this situation. It bought its main rivals to become North America’s largest fine paper manufacturer. [1] 1] Mohawk sought to profit from the resurgent demand for ‘ analog experiences ’ by owning the fine paper space and transforming its extended supply chain.

5 Tips for Supply Chain Planning in a Turbulent Environment

CHAINalytics

Food and consumer goods manufacturers along with their retail counterparts are dealing with unprecedented highs across consumer channels, while “non-essential” companies are being plagued with historical lows. In both cases, planning for the future has become increasingly difficult. It is often during seasons of tremendous uncertainty that … The post 5 Tips for Supply Chain Planning in a Turbulent Environment appeared first on Chainalytics.

Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

<Bear with me… > Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software. Let’s face a hard fact: the supply chain planning market is a mess. They center on how to make a good decision in the purchase of supply chain planning solutions. What do I think of the Gartner Magic Quadrant on Supply Chain Planning System of Record? (I

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters. In this tough market excellence in supply chain planning is a critical element to be competitive. Getting good at planning requires executive leadership.

Gartner releases new Supply Chain Planning Magic Quadrant

ToolsGroup

Gartner Research just released its new Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR). This Magic Quadrant analyzes SCP SORs (the foundational planning layer) that support the “integrate” maturity stage demand and supply planning (Stage 3 in Gartner’s five-stage maturity model). Gartner adds that a Stage 3 planning SOR “is usually distinct and separate from the transactional SOR, which is typically encapsulated in various ERP systems.

Four Reviews of DDMRP for Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

In recent months four experts have weighed in on Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP). Lora Cecere of SC Insights was the first of the supply chain expert opinions I saw on DDMRP. She says she believes DDMRP “buffers are only a piece of the answer” and that “forecasting plays a vital role in determining the rules for inventory buffers.” Tim Payne of Gartner sees DDMRP as reflection of increased interest in what Gartner call “Respond Planning”.

Is your supply chain planning ready for the “Experience Economy”?

ToolsGroup

Gartner says, “To guarantee this, the supply chain operating model must change. Supply chains need to deliver new types of customer experiences, and they will do so through virtual ecosystems that are powered by new digital technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI),” says Gartner. Early adopters like Lennox are refining their algorithms and improving planning outcomes over several years already - and they continue to do so.

Hospitals Too Have the Same Supply Chain Planning Challenges

Adexa

There were limited amount of supplies and surge in demand for N95 masks, ventilators, hospital beds etc. Generally high demand is a good thing for manufacturers. As a result of this approach, supply cannot be planned accurately and user intervention is needed to make adjustments.

Supply Chain Planning-A Lesson from Covid-19

Adexa

If there is one lesson to be learnt for supply chain planning in this Covid-19 chaos, it is to be predictive not just responsive. Being Predictive does not imply telling the future but it does mean mitigating risk by smarter planning. The more predictive the supply chain is the less responsive it needs to be. Remember the “ revolutionary ” concepts of Just-In-Time and Zero Inventory.

What’s Wrong with Aftermarket Parts Supply Chain Planning?

ToolsGroup

What’s wrong with aftermarket supply chain planning really has nothing to do with planning, but with management expectations. There is a reoccurring conversation in the parts industry that suggests that demand and distribution in this space is so complex that companies need to settle for less – lower customer service levels, fewer inventory turns, more obsolete or stranded inventory, and ultimately less contribution to corporate profitability.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters. In this tough market being good at supply chain planning is a critical element to be competitive. Getting good at planning requires executive leadership.

Gartner releases new Supply Chain Planning Magic Quadrant

ToolsGroup

Gartner Research just released its new Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR). This Magic Quadrant analyzes SCP SORs (the foundational planning layer) that support the “integrate” maturity stage demand and supply planning (Stage 3 in Gartner’s five-stage maturity model). Gartner adds that a Stage 3 planning SOR “is usually distinct and separate from the transactional SOR, which is typically encapsulated in various ERP systems.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive supply chain planning processes. Several years ago ToolsGroup pioneered business process outsourcing (BPO) as an alternative to in-house supply chain planning (SCP). Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe.

8 Considerations for Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, discussed in a recent webinar how companies have adapted their supply chains during this crisis, and provided guidance in planning for recovery and future uncertainty. This resulted in manufacturing shutting down and significant constraints on supply. We can see the impact on a whole range of industries; supply chains were impacted and lead time suddenly became impossible to predict.

Optimization and Execution: How Manufacturing can lead the Industry Renaissance

DELMIA Quintiq

Global manufacturing today faces significant operational challenges. How should manufacturers adapt to meet the challenges and shift from product-centric to customer-centric operations? In addition to adapting strategic operations, manufacturing companies also require a tactical ability to plan and execute flawlessly at the facility level. Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Planning & Optimization are both critical parts of the optimal solution.

Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem

Logility

per each 175 million Americans that plan to partake in Halloween festivities this year. This can create a scary supply chain planning problem for those that are ill-prepared or equipped. Planning for holidays places significant stress on supply chain planning processes and planning teams. Good for someone that wants to buy Halloween candy for 75% off the day after Halloween, but not so great for the candy manufacturer or retailer.

Solving the Supply Chain Planning Puzzle

Logility

Back to reality, today’s manufacturers face a long list of difficult supply chain challenges including increasing demand variability, inventory proliferation, manufacturing capacity constraints, increasing risks both nature and human based, more environmental compliance regulations, intense global competition, increasing customer expectations and a shortage of talent. An estimated, 75% of available supply chain data originates from outside the ERP system.

Winning strategies to defeat supply chain planning complexity

DELMIA Quintiq

You’ve just been analyzing your supply chain’s performance over the last 2 quarters. You need immediate insights – from people who’ve experienced the same problems in their supply chain planning. With the supply chain planner’s playbook , you’ll have in your possession a trusted guide that combines the expertise of supply chain professionals and industry leaders. Optimizing inventory in S&OP.

Data integrity: Bad data and 3 good things to do about it when supply chain planning

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois Every business plans, but not every business runs as planned. Delays, shortages, quality issues, catastrophic weather events and fluctuating commodity prices are just a few examples of the exhaustive list of worries that will throw plan into disarray. Achieving a realistic forecast and aligning supply plans is an extreme long shot at best. The best supply chains need to manage business when it’s not business as usual.

Laying the Foundation for Advanced Supply Chain Planning Capabilities in the F&B Industry

Logility

As a former Director of Supply Chain Management for a multi-national, multi-channel food manufacturer, I experienced first-hand the variety of challenging problems faced by supply chain planners in the unforgiving Food and Beverage Industry. I definitely earned some grey hair while leading supply chain activities in the F&B industry. As the first person with a title of supply chain management at a $2.5B

Supply Chain Planning for a Green Supply Chain

Adexa

So why not monitor the “carbon footprint index” of the production in the supply chain every time we plan the production? A supply chain planning system is capable of producing plans for the future. It combines all the possible ways of producing the mix of products at all the different locations and use of different materials and gives a projection of what to expect in terms of sales and inventory of the products.

Digitization is not the same as Digital Transformation, and AI cannot help supply chain planning

Kinaxis

But there is little evidence that we have even begun to explore the opportunity to redefine whole supply chain planning processes. Most supply chain planning process definitions date back to before the advent of computers. “By far the most common way is chain of command, which means that you always flow communication through your manager. Why is Musk’s email relevant to supply chain planning?

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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Solving the Supply Chain Planning Puzzle

Logility

Back to reality, today’s manufacturers face a long list of difficult supply chain challenges including increasing demand variability, inventory proliferation, manufacturing capacity constraints, increasing risks both nature and human based, more environmental compliance regulations, intense global competition, increasing customer expectations and a shortage of talent. An estimated, 75% of available supply chain data originates from outside the ERP system.

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.

Supply Chain Planning Fireworks

Logility

Most people don’t think about all the planning that needs to take place in the months leading up to the 4 th to make sure everything is available to make this US holiday a success. However, supply chain professionals from thousands of different companies supplying consumable and non-consumable products have to consider past demand trends and predict their products’ demand for the upcoming holiday. Planning for Holidays is a Complex Process.

Applying Lean Principles to Supply Chain Planning

Logility

For more than 50 years, organizations have invested time and money adopting the principles of Lean (while originated at Toyota Corporation for manufacturing operations, the principles of Lean have since spread to many types of businesses and functional areas). We may first think that minimizing waste means minimizing inventory, but time, effort and people are also resources to be utilized properly. The goals of JIT are aligned with the goals of supply chain planning.

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