Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

Included in this post is Cummins’ digital award for the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire. I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. The Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy needs both.).

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Cerasis

The importance of an omnichannel supply chain strategy cannot be overstated. According to Randy Strang of Supply Chain 24/7, a survey of the most important parts of a shopping experience found customers’ expectations are more than meets the eye.

Supply Chain Strategies to Minimize the Impact of Tariffs

CHAINalytics

While … The post Supply Chain Strategies to Minimize the Impact of Tariffs appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Feature Integrated Demand & Supply Planning Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations Cost-to-Serve free trade zone ftz global supply chain inventory Network Design sourcingThe Mandarin word for “crisis” is Weiji or ??

Top 2016 Supply Chain Strategy Posts from the Supply Chain Link Blog

Arkieva

Over the past year, the Arkieva Supply Chain Link Blog provided thought leadership and informative posts on supply chain strategy tips, trends, and news. Here is a list of the Top 20 Supply Chain Strategy Blog Posts from 2016. Happy new year!

E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

Omnichannel supply chains are increasing in complexity and prevalence for good reason. Today, more than half of the nation’s 140 retail chains in the top 500 offer omnichannel shipping and pickup options, and 72.1 Use of automated technologies for omnichannel supply chains.

What We Can Learn from Target's Supply Chain Strategy

AFFLINK

Their sales strategies, marketing efforts, and supply chain strategies are superior to many other department stores, keeping the business efficient and driving down costs for customers. Here's a look at what businesses can learn from Target's new supply chain strategy.

Key Ingredients to Formulating a Winning Supply Chain Strategy in the Process Chemical Industry

Logility

Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge. There are several key ingredients in formulating a winning process manufacturing supply chain. Aligning and integrating key performance metrics across the extended supply chain can be difficult.

Seco Tools: Cutting Edge Supply Chain Strategy Takes Shape

Logility

If a tool cannot be supplied when it is needed it is very easy for the customer to secure a new supplier. Historically, customers held their own inventory. They kept a supply of produ cts on hand at every site. Supply Chain Planning Overhaul.

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Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

What is Inventory Management? The answer varies from function to function in the supply chain. For Manufacturing it’s about carrying zero or minimum inventory. For Logistics the focus is on high inventory turns. For Management: a balancing strategy, etc….

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

At the next Logistics Bureau Free Executive Breakfast (which will take place in August), I’ll be discussing the alignment of supply chain and business strategy along with eight other important levers for supply chain performance improvement.

Building your Supply Chain Strategy: The Five Tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains

Supply Chain Nation

The last 15 years have been a rollercoaster for supply chain professionals as companies embraced supply chain innovation, moving up the five steps of the supply chain maturity curve, supported by new technologies. Your roadmap to Customer-Centricity.

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Veridian Solutions

The importance of an omnichannel supply chain strategy cannot be overstated. According to Randy Strang of Supply Chain 24/7, a survey of the most important parts of a shopping experience found customers’ expectations are more than meets the eye. This means omnichannel supply chain success is key to at least 62 percent of shopping experiences. What’s Wrong With Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy and Customer Service?

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.

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: Retailers are at the Forefront of Customer-Centricity

Supply Chain Nation

In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series , I explained why the five tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains remain a great starting point to build your supply chain strategy. How can manufacturers leverage retail’s leading practices?

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: Defining Customer-Centric Supply Chain Design for Manufacturing Companies

Supply Chain Nation

In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series, I explained why the five tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains remain a great starting point to build your supply chain strategy. How to adopt customer-centric practices from retailers.

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: The Customer-Centric Journey Towards Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Nation

Building a High-Performing and Profitable Supply Chain. In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series, I explained why the five tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains remain a great starting point to build your supply chain strategy.

Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds. Executive, after executive, lament, “They have purchased many technologies and sponsored many projects to reduce inventories, but they are not seeing results.” Digital Supply Chain.

A Supply Chain Evangelist can help your mid-size company get on board with strategic supply chain improvements

OneSCM

I recently participated in a Supply & Demand Chain Executive panel webinar on the procurement challenges of small and mid-size companies. Champion the Cause with a “Supply Chain Evangelist”.

E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Veridian Solutions

Omnichannel supply chains are increasing in complexity and prevalence for good reason. Warehouse Managers Avoiding Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies Will Lose Competitive Ground Competitive advantage is based on the ability of companies to offer products or services at reasonable, competitive prices. Today, more than half of the nation’s 140 retail chains in the top 500 offer omnichannel shipping and pickup options, and 72.1 OmniChannel Supply Chain

Supply Chain Strategy: Thoughtfully Designed, or an Afterthought?

FLEXE

<p>Many of the world’s best-known companies’ supply chains grew from a series of historical accidents rather than intentional design. Because of this, a simple activity like mapping and visualizing supply chain flows can often spark critical questions such as, “Why are materials sourced from Region A, produced in Region B, then air-shipped as a finished product back to Region A?”

Supply Chain Fundamentals

Logistics Bureau

Making sure you got a supply chain strategy that’s appropriate and works and is understood. Managing your inventory correctly.

Top 5 Ways Inventory Tracking Technology Is Evolving

Cerasis

In fact, a recent survey of economic experts, reports Jeff Wacker of Retail TouchPoints, found up to 59 percent of retailers are making plans to invest in technology, which includes inventory tracking technology. Inventory Tracking Technology Leverages Internal and External Real-Time Data.

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Basics with Steven Thacker

Logistics Bureau

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Do You Understand Your Chief MRO Inventory Challenges?

Logistics Bureau

Given this knowledge then, does your organisation place enough importance on the management of MRO inventory? If yours is one of them, and you’re wondering where and how to start getting a grip on MRO inventory, this post might help. MRO Inventory Forecasting: A Matter of Opinion?

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!

NC State SCRC

I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. It’s why we are ranked as a top 25 supply chain program by SCM World and Gartner.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

A new study by the SupplyChainDigest analyzing the main components of working capital: Days Sales Outstanding (DSO), Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO), and Days Payables Outstanding (DPO) revealed an uptick in DIO. This and much more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva.

The Supply Chain Team’s Impact on Capital Projects

NC State SCRC

The supply chain function impacts a company’s financial performance through improved operations in several areas of the business. Another major contributing factor is the lack of understanding of supply constraints early in the projects planning.

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Key Guiding Principles for Getting a Better Handle on Implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain Management

Arkieva

Key Guiding Principles for Getting a Better Handle on Implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain Management was first posted on December 1, 2017 at 8:09 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business activities has again emerged as a hot topic for 2017 and 2018.

Why Have We Not Reduced Inventory?

Supply Chain Shaman

“If only I had the money that the company was supposed to save from the multiple ERP and supply chain projects. I think that it is time for us to take the litmus test and ask the hard questions, “Have our practices impacted days of inventory?

Job opening: Global Supply Chain Director at Océ

Supply Chain Movement

Great career opportunity for a Supply Chain Director with a proven track record in new product introductions and successfully delivering complex supply chain projects within a high tech environment! Global Supply Chain Director.

How Inventory Management is Paving the Path Forward in an On-demand World

Unleashed

Inventory management in an on-demand world is one of the biggest challenges in the supply chain today. Inventory management involving brick-and-mortar stores as well as eCommerce is ever-evolving and more dynamic than ever before. This article looks at how inventory management is paving the path forward in an on-demand world and what this means for business owners. What if the distribution centre manages both store and eCommerce inventory stock?

Black Friday isn’t What it Used to Be…E-Commerce has Changed the Landscape

Supply Chain View from the Field

To cope with this environment, companies are seeking to outsource more technology design, inventory management, working capital investments, and planning execution to other partners in the supply chain. Experts have warned that driving too much responsibility up the supply chain can result in significant risk and loss of control. A supply chain strategy involves making decisions: How do you distribute?

Supply Chain Talk: 5 Fundamentals for Building a Collaborative Supply Chain

Arkieva

In this week’s Supply Chain Talk , Arkieva CEO, Harpal Singh discusses the key fundamental building blocks for creating a collaborative supply chain. Today, I’ll turn my attention to discussing the fundamentals of creating a collaborative supply chain.

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

Arkieva

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.

Supply Chain Metrics: Make Sure They Are Aligned with Your Strategy!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Here are a few guidelines I’ve encountered over the years that might help people think more about selecting and establishing metrics for your supply chain. Step 1 – Translate Organizational Objectives Into Supply Chain Metrics. Before beginning to establish supply chain metrics, managers must first take the time to ensure that they fully understand key organizational objectives. Inventory Goal.

3 Things you Need to Know about Your Supply Chain (Plus an Extra One)

Logistics Bureau

When I first published this post, it was called “3 Things You Need to Know about Your Supply Chain.” ” However, I recently realised that I was omitting a fourth key factor that can contribute to supply chain glitches and gremlins.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics.