Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

Next week is the annual Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , and summit preparation is on my agenda for the weekend. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” His feeling was that inventory is an asset to manage.

6 Signs You're Ready for a New Supply Chain Execution Solution


Roadmap for Material Handling and Logistics lists e-commerce and relentless competition as key drivers of change in supply chain execution. Operations require integrated RF and/or voice technologies to improve data capture accuracy and reduce product touches in the supply chain.

Filling the Supply Chain Skills Gap: The Future of Supply Chain Belongs to the Developers & Supply Chain Executives Who Can Find the Talent

Veridian Solutions

They must oversee inbound and outbound inventory, manage warehouse space , consider order processing, handle employee complaints, report to stakeholders, supervise new system implementation and address the looming skills gap. Their duties are integral to the future of supply chain management, and out of these issues, a key problem arises. As more workers reach retirement age, the burden of the supply chain skills gap will undermine the future of supply chain management.

Sage Advice? Only for Turkeys.

Supply Chain Shaman

I am currently writing an article on supply chain excellence. The time off the road is allowing me to think more critically about the path that got us here, and about what drives supply chain excellence (or more importantly, what does not drive improvement).

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What Makes a Mature Planning Organization? (Part 2)

Supply Chain Shaman

Yesterday, I finished a post on supply chain planning maturity. A client had asked me, “How do I know if we have a mature supply chain planning organization?” Excellence in supply chain planning is a cultural shift. Metrics Alignment.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


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.

Supply Chain Talk: Why Your Supply Chain Planning Team Isn’t Working


The supply chain planning team is an integral part of a functional supply chain execution (SCE). How an organization is structured can affect the overall supply chain process. Supply Chain Planning is similar.

Public Markets Reward Supply Chain Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am proud to launch the Supply Chain Index. It is my hope that the readers of this blog will take time to either join us today to listen to the launch of the Supply Chain Index on our webinar or listen to the replay. (We Supply Chain Performance Matters.

Drivers of Modern-Day Warehouse Management System Adoption

Veridian Solutions

To understand where a modern WMS comes into play, supply chain leaders must first recognize the drivers of warehouse management system adoption. The talent shortage of supply chain management is continuing to grow worse.

Are you a supply chain superhero?

DELMIA Quintiq

At a recent conference, I was asked how to deal with corporate power dynamics when supply chain is not an equal-partner organisation. This made me think: “What superpowers would supply chain executives love to have?”. What would your supply chain superpower be?

How logistics providers can offer order promising and delivery services

The Network Effect

These capabilities can be combined with cloud platform-based inventory visibility and order promising services to provide very differentiated fulfillment services that directly link customer expectations to supply chain execution realities. David Steel/Flickr.

Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. As a result, cutting and controlling costs became the top priority for supply chain executives.

Quick Start Guide to Using Machine Learning for Demand Planning


In fact, supply chain executives put demand forecasting and supply chain planning at the top of the list of how they initially plan to use AI. Without baseline metrics on what you want to improve on and why, how can you be confident your strategy is working?

At the Starting Line: New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

We’ve made our predictions , but it’s the unexpected that makes supply chain management so exciting and demanding. Did you come up with any New Year’s resolutions to improve as a supply chain and logistics leader this year? Happy New Year!

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space


Poor Warehouse Utilization Increases Expenses Poor warehouse utilization has been a key concern for supply-chain executives over the last decade. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Three Lies and a Truth

Supply Chain Shaman

Here is the list: Supply chain technology implementations have reduced inventory. Companies should implement supply chain best practices. Companies that have focused on collaboration in the supply chain have built competitive advantage.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations: 1. Supply chain management is risky business — and the risks are growing every day. Simply put, many companies are still falling short on supply chain risk management , and they continue to pay the price. whenever you’re discussing supply chain strategy or decisions.

Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Insights

On September 9–11, 2014, 110 supply chain visionaries will gather in the desert at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona to think differently and define the future of supply chain. Supply chain teams are being asked to do more with less.

The Business Case For a Modern Warehouse Management System


Warehouse managers can work to gain executive-level support by making the right business case for a modern warehouse management system. The Problem: Warehouse Managers Are Stuck in an Age of Antiquated Systems With Mountains of Data That Could Be Lost Warehouse managers have grown accustomed to older systems containing enormous stores of consumer, supplier, and supply chain partner information. Improving network-wide inventory visibility. Supply Chain Warehouse

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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.

After your product ships (Part 1): Data retailers share and why it’s important


monitoring what happens to product after it leaves your warehouse is integral to maintaining an efficient supply chain and maximizing sales opportunities. But out of that weekly or daily data deluge, what are the crucial metrics? consumer-goods retail data analytics supply-chai

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember


Supply chain planning in emerging markets is different. Now supply chain professionals have another different set of challenges on how to get product to the entire country where consumer-oriented outlets (i.e. Not knowing how much inventory is at each location.

Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

Talking Logistics

The numbers speak for themselves: 49 episodes produced in 2018, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. logistics executive at manufacturing company. “I

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Themes from the 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum


Thick data” vs big data, the power of the supply chain profession, and cybersecurity. While I attend several supply chain conferences in any given year, SCM World is a favorite of mine for a couple of reasons. Cybersecurity and why it should matter to executives.

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Supply Chain Risks: Which Are Top of Mind Today?

Talking Logistics

If you were to add a subtitle to every supply chain professional’s job description it would be Risk Manager or Risk Mitigator. The reality is that supply chain management is not just about managing orders and transportation and inventory — it’s about doing all those things while also navigating through the many risks that could disrupt your supply chain or bring it to a halt. Do we have the right Service Level Agreement metrics in place?

Supply Chain Analytics: A Continued & Renewed Focus on Using Data for Improvement


The digital business landscape for a shipper, such as the use of an ERP, TMS, and other digital aspects, such as The Internet of Things , provides unparalleled insight into how an organization in the supply chain can improve efficiency, visibility, and productivity.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” With the rapid rise in omnichannel shopping and the need to fulfill those orders quickly, retailers must balance inventory positioning, the labor cost to fulfill the orders, and transportation costs.

Taking the Hill

Supply Chain Shaman

We believe that supply chain excellence helps a company to better balance demand and supply. We also believe that it helps companies to be more resilient: weathering demand and supply volatility while maximizing opportunities and mitigating risks.

How to Recruit and Organize Supply Chain Talent to Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Potential

Talking Logistics

Recently it seems that more and more organizations are recognizing that their supply chains are a key component to the organization’s success. From the increasing adoption of a chief supply chain officer at major organizations to discussions of legislative changes , the influence of the supply chain on competitive advantage is more recognized than ever. So what does this mean for global companies and supply chain strategy?

Why Segmentation and Profitability Go Hand in Hand

Supply Chain Nation

The Aberdeen Supply Chain Summit in Chicago earlier this month was a productive event for supply chain executives and practitioners. It was the general consensus of the group that there is value to be delivered from supply chain segmentation.

What Qualities Make the Best Supply Chain Leaders?


by Kirsten Watson When considering what attributes supply chain leaders are most likely to possess, it’s easy to think first of hard skills—analytical prowess, technology expertise, and operations and economics knowledge quickly come to mind.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Today I want to talk about the challenges faced by today’s automotive suppliers, and why a network model for their supply chain can help. Today it is possible to fully engage the knowledge and capabilities of an extended enterprise across their supply chain in real time.

Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration – How ERP Falls Short


Unsurprisingly more than two-thirds (68%) of the participants said streamlining the supply chain is the highest priority for discrete manufacturing companies. The post Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration – How ERP Falls Short appeared first on Synchrono.

Forget the Supply Chain of 2020. Here are 3 Things That Supply Chains Need Today.


From talks of an autonomous supply chain, a robotic takeover, drone deliveries in 30 minutes or less; the future of supply chain management presents businesses with the opportunity to transform their processes into a competitive advantage.

Collaboration and Visibility in the Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

One of the Supply Chain Management trends apparent at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in May was highlighted by several vendor/customer presentations focused on the value of Collaboration and Visibility projects. Tom McDonough , Sr.

Gartner: The Supply Chain is Getting Harder


That was the question Michael Uskert, managing vice president, Gartner, asked at the end of the day 1 keynote at Gartner’s 2012 Supply Chain Executive Conference. ” According to Jane Barrett, “the supply chain is hard and it is getting harder.”

Recruiters Reveal How to Land Dream Supply Chain Jobs

Supply Chain Opz

According to O*NET OnLine, a supply chain manager earns $103,530 per year in average. This article will show you the best career advice from top supply chain recruiters. If you’re an inventory planner, how many SKUs did you manage?

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