Supply chain risk management in 2017

Kinaxis

Working in supply chain is like starring in a Rocky movie. You don’t need to go back any further than a decade to understand the many challenges supply chains have endured over the years. Interestingly enough, the first episode of Breaking Bad that aired in 2008 reflected what it was like being in supply chain risk management at the time: “Hey, a science teacher is cooking meth, how much worse could it get?”. Supply chain risk management

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

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states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. The southeast contains a bunch of key ports and supply chain links that were in peril as Matthew approached and eventually passed through them. The human links of the supply chain were stressed.

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Coronavirus Increases Supply Chain Risk Management Priority

Enterra Insights

For years I’ve been writing about the importance of supply chain risk management and how it’s often given short shrift in business discussions. Eric Kimberling ( @erickimberling ) an Enterprise Resource Planning expert, writes, “The coronavirus pandemic disrupted supply chains across the globe, and suddenly everyone is paying more attention to what was an overlooked subject just months ago. Multi-dimensional risk planning.

Equipping Your Supply Chain Risk Management Kit

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You might find then find it surprising that a recent survey, conducted by Verdantix, found more than half of the company representatives who responded indicated “they still use a mix of spreadsheets and paper” as part of their supply chain risk management process.[1] ” It is fair to say that companies using pre-digital age risk management processes may not be taking risk management seriously enough.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process

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by John Westerveld Reason #5: Not having a supply chain risk management process. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Reason #4 Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel.

Time to Survive and Nexus Supplier Index: New Measures of Supply Chain Risk Management

Talking Logistics

Over the past two years, I’ve written extensively about the growing importance of supply chain risk management and supply chain mapping. See for example: Rethinking Supply Chain Risk Management. Doing Nothing on Supply Chain Risk Management. Do You Have a “Top 25″ Supply Chain? Why Supply Chain Mapping Matters. Many Companies Falling Short on Supply Chain Risk Management.

Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? In thinking about the show and its construct I thought about the incredible amount of risk that the performers and producers are managing. These world class performers have astonishing talent but they are also working in an environment designed to eliminate risk and maximize safety. While most jobs are not life threatening the level of risk is still prevalent.

Visibility is the Key to Supply Chain Risk Management

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Supply Chain Visibility – Why can’t it be ignored? It is no doubt that the supply chain is always growing to be more complex and expanding in organizational costs. Supply chain visibility is a requirement for keeping that complexity and cost under control. In term of risk management, visibility is essential to enable both the business and supply chain to become more agile, competitive, and robust.

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

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One of my favorites was the board game Risk. ” The rules have changed, and the risk increased. For the supply chain leader it is not a game… The stake is business continuity. Gamers do well in the world of supply chain. Designing value networks and managing what-if conditions is fundamental to managing supply chain risks. The move from global to regional supply chains increased risks.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

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You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. Many companies have accepted the need for Supply Chain Risk Management because they understand that just such a scenario could occur and if they are ready for it but their competitors are not, they have an opportunity to gain market share. The problem is most companies are relatively immature when it comes to Supply Chain Risk Management.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

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This has led to increased costs, not to mention all the inventory stuck in-transit. However, did you know there are enough lead time problems lurking in your current supply chain operations that go completely unnoticed? These are the “knowable unknowns” that can hurt your supply chain performance. Over the years, I have partnered with a number of customers across a variety of industries as part of their supply chain planning transformation journey.

Coronavirus Creates Opportunity for Healthy Supply Chain Correction

Talking Logistics

Alongside that is the incredibly difficult task of measuring supply chain effects throughout the rest of the year. Read more Coronavirus Creates Opportunity for Healthy Supply Chain Correction. The post Coronavirus Creates Opportunity for Healthy Supply Chain Correction appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Every day, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.

CSR Is A Core Component of Supply Chain Risk Management In Procurement

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Now more than ever, risk management is a vital part of the procurement function, and hence the CPO’s responsibilities. One main reason is because supply chains are growing longer and are getting more complex. Thus, the likelihood of supply chain disruptions has increased. What are the potential costs of failure for your company when it comes to supply chain risks? Look Across The Supply Chain.

Do your supply chain challenges have you feeling a little snowed under?

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by Andrew Dunbar The first day of spring is less than a week away but the Canadian winter is still wreaking havoc on local supply chains. While it would be convenient to blame this on Nova Scotia’s unforgiving winter weather, the root cause of this delay is really a supply chain planning issue. Though complex, it’s not that different in nature than the basic supply chain problems we face in other industries on a daily basis.

6 Supply Chain Disciplines to Enable Profitable Growth

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How can supply chain management enable profitable growth? Getting to the answer requires retailers to take a broader, more strategic perspective of supply chain management, one that goes beyond defining supply chain excellence only in terms of cost reduction and control. Below is an excerpt from the section on Supply Chain Visibility. — Supply Chain Visibility.

What your Dad can teach you about effective supply chain

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In honor of these dads’ accomplishments in the field of trial and error, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 lessons your dad can teach you about supply chain. First pants, then shoes – Whether you’re getting dressed for work or increasing your supply chain maturity, it’s important not to get too far ahead of yourself. Make sure your supply chain solutions help you excel at each capability as you progress through the maturity model.

Non-Traditional Supply Chain Pt 1: Data as a Commodity

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by Alexa Cheater An interesting topic came up the other day at the office, the idea of non-traditional supply chain. Not non-traditional in the sense of a company that thinks and acts a little outside of what’s considered to be ‘normal’ supply chain operating processes. Rather, supply chains that don’t deal with material goods at all. Anyone who works in traditional supply chain knows data is king.

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Three Reasons to Give Advanced Track and Trace Capabilities a Fresh Look

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Inventory Management Reverse Logistics Supply Chain Risk Management Warehouse Management Systems The need for track and trace capabilities in industries such as food and beverage, manufacturing or automotive industries is obvious: the threat of contamination or recalls impacts public safety, and the responses to those events are highly regulated. Organizations need to know what goes into their products and their location at all times.

Accenture – 10 Years After: How Close Are We to True Demand-Driven Supply Chains? SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

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It’s been about a decade since companies began talking about the dream of a truly “ demand-driven ” supply chain. It’s been 10 years since companies began striving to create “demand-driven” supply chains. Today, companies are “realizing that perhaps it’s not quite as short a journey as we thought it would be,” says Roddy Martin, managing director of Accenture Supply Chain Strategies.

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The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

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by CJ Wehlage What would you say is the next great disruption coming to our supply chain world? However, there’s one great disruption already occurring, which has yet to truly “touch” supply chain. I watched a TED Talk video by Philip Evans, from Boston Consulting Group and shuddered to think that all our traditional fulfillment and inventory models can be drastically transformed by the “consumer”. Where is the supply chain nodes?

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

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With extreme weather—running the gamut from droughts to flooding rains—likely to occur across the globe this winter, we can expect to see the supply chain affected in several areas. El Niño may serve as the ultimate test of supply chain risk management and resiliency. Those companies that safeguard their supply chains by successfully planning for potentially catastrophic events will emerge with the least negative impact from El Niño.

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Good-bye siloed, functional planner. Hello storm chasing network planner.

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by Bill DuBois If you had anything to do with supply chain planning in the early days of enterprise resource planning (ERP), you may consider those years the “good ol’ days”. Supply chain planners (I’m lumping in all the silos, including demand, supply, inventory and capacity planning) today are dealing with challenges that were unimaginable when Lotus notes were the next big thing. However, none of this physically destroyed your supply chain.

What if… you really could “what-if” in your supply chain?

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especially when you say “what-if” with your supply chain. My inventory levels? The list goes on… we’ve only barely scratched the surface of the types of what-if analysis that supply chain professionals try to do every day. The challenge supply chain planners and analysts face every day is that the tools they are provided really don’t support what-if analysis. Configurable resources – The supply chain is a large, complex structure.

“You’re Only as Good as Your Worst Supplier”

Talking Logistics

That quote came from a Wall Street Journal article published last week about supply issues Pratt & Whitney (a unit of United Technologies) experienced this summer that almost brought its engine production operations to a halt. in an effort to streamline its supply chain as it prepared to ramp up manufacturing…UPS said last year it would set up a logistics center in Londonderry, N.H.,

Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters

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These earthquakes are also a reminder of how natural disasters can disrupt supply chains. Over the past few years, I’ve written extensively about the growing importance of supply chain risk management and supply chain mapping, including the following: Rethinking Supply Chain Risk Management. Doing Nothing on Supply Chain Risk Management. Do You Have a “Top 25″ Supply Chain?

Throw Back Thursday: Remembering ‘Meeting Customer Demand in a Complex Industry’ from Kinexions

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In this video hear, Gary Dietz, Manager, Global Logistics and Supply Integrated Supply Chain and Logistics, Kennametal, as he discusses the challenges his company faces in gaining full visibility of supply and demand, and in dealing with increasing supply chain volatility. The company’s biggest pain point, he says, is managing assets. We’re looking for flexibility in our supply chain to adapt.”

Sports Authority: Another Not-So-Great Moment in Supplier Relationship Management

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File this under “Not-So-Great Moments in Supplier Relationship Management.”. Last week, Sports Authority — which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month — sued more than 160 suppliers over “vendor claims to consigned goods on the shelves of the distressed retail chain, which has already begun liquidating 140 stores and has little time to save the rest in bankruptcy.” The Common Thread in Supply Chain Disputes.

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

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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. Ask “What are the risks?”more 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.

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

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As you can probably guess, this is the last step in reaching Stage Five for your Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR). Data scientists are the new generation of supply chain planners. How do you manage the risk? Supply chain is a risky business! Risk management is being seen as a strategic imperative in supply chain. They already had a risk management strategy in place using what if scenarios.

Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

In recent weeks, I’ve come across several articles underscoring how much more difficult, risky, and complex supplier relationship management is becoming. Here are some of the headlines, along with a few excerpts: Bar Association warns corporations: Clean up supply chains (Star Tribune, Nov. Commit to ending human-rights abuses in your supply chain, the letter will say. Companies Turning a Blind Eye to Supply Chains (WSJ, Dec.

This Week in Logistics News (March 7 – 13)

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Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Global Trade Inventory Management Labor Logistics Technologies Omni-channel logistics Regulations Retail Statistics Supply Chain Risk Management This Week in News Trade Security Transportation The unemployment rate edged down slightly in February 2015, to 5.5%. While the unemployment rate for teenagers decreased 1.7% to 17.1%, the rate for adult men (5.2%) and women (4.9%) remained relatively unchanged.

GM Supplier Factory Explosion: Thoughts on Supply Chain Visibility and Responsibility

Talking Logistics

Zhongron supplies aluminum alloy wheel hubs to another company, Citic Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., Here’s the way I think about it: you can’t aspire to have end-to-end supply chain visibility, which is what every manufacturer and retailer wants in order to become more agile and responsive, without also accepting end-to-end responsibility. This is by no means an easy task, especially for companies like GM with complex, global supply chains.

How to Combat the Uncertainty and Risks in Today’s Global Supply Chains

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and China, what’s happening (or not happening) with Brexit in Europe, or the status of “New NAFTA” and other trade agreements, one thing is clear: there is growing risk and uncertainty in global supply chain management. How are leading companies navigating these risks and uncertainties? Two of the biggest supply chain challenges uncovered by the study are the age-old problem of taxes and duties and the more recent trend toward economic nationalism.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

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Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)? If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. Many products are within the category of optimizers for supply chain needs. in Series A to Bring Real-Time Visibility to the Supply Chain via APIs.

Made in “I Really Don’t Know”

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In this week’s Ripped from the Headlines segment, another example of how many companies still have poor visibility and control of their end-to-end supply chains. “Australians would be shocked to hear that an iconic Australian brand with roots on the surf coast of Victoria can’t confidently track clothing produced within its own supply chain,” said Oxfam Australia’s CEO Dr Helen Szoke​. How do you begin to improve supply chain visibility and control?