Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

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Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability

ToolsGroup

You can’t scan the headlines without coming across an article or advertisement about sustainability, but there is precious little information about how supply chain planning software supports green initiatives. I think it’s time we started spreading the good news: when you harness demand and inventory planning to slash unnecessary expenses and improve service to customers, you also reduce waste and support sustainability.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

IoT Tech is Driving Sustainability in the Supply Chain. But perhaps the most far-reaching changes will center around the use of large data systems to drive sustainability in logistics and supply chains. Tire giant Pirelli has attached sensors to its inventory that allow it to see where its tires are located and get an accurate idea of how many and what kinds of new units need to be produced. Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology IoT Tech

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Cerasis

As a supply chain director, manager, or boss of a multinational corporation, where the supply chain is an integral part of your business, supply chain cost reductions are always at the forefront of your team’s mind. You can employ countless number of supply chain service providers who will help realized these cost reductions throughout the entire supply chain. The distributor maintains the inventory plan.

How Sustainability Will Fundamentally Change Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

As buyers have more access to information, companies won’t have a choice on whether to focus on a sustainable operation or not; it will be as baseline an expectation as one-day-delivery. This touches almost every aspect of supply chain in every industry: from ethical sourcing to incorporating recyclability into the design, to biodegradable packaging materials, to end-to-end supply chains that can lower waste, buffer, and excess and obsolete inventory.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? Let's first talk about first setting the stage, then give you practical practices and tactics to achieve a sustainable lean culture, and then provide core key performance indicators (KPIs) to track your progress. Once implemented, Lean has to be sustained.

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Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. The new normal of shipping is not only growing business to large scale but also optimizing their supply chains.

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

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Supply Chain Sustainability and Business Success

Enterra Insights

Some people view sustainability efforts as tree hugging idealism and some business executives perceive sustainability efforts as wastes of money. ” Christopher Martin ( @cleantechchris ) and Millicent Dent report all types of companies are profiting from pursuing sustainability. ”[2] They add, “It’s time to stop crediting corporate sustainability efforts as acts of altruism. ” The supply chain needs to be more sustainable.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2015

Supply Chain Shaman

Tomorrow, I present the Supply Chains To Admire 2015 Analysis at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. The theme is “Imagine the Supply Chain of 2025.” At the event, we will also announce the winners of the Supply Chains to Admire methodology for 2015. Today, supply chain excellence is easier to say than define. Sharing of the Supply Chains to Admire Work.

5 Ways to Improve Supply Chain Strategy

OneSCM

Supply chain management has never been more important to the success of companies. And on top of that, they care that the businesses they support operate safely and sustainably. But fortunately, a few adjustments to supply chain strategy can go a long way. No matter what other changes you might make to your supply chain strategy, chances are you’re relying heavily on digital operations at this point. Prioritize Sustainability.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s. For this case study we interviewed Peter Smith, currently the EVP of Supply Chain for Carter’s. The company is one of 15 winners in the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire Research.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

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 ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

Profitable Sustainability Solutions for Supply Chains

Llamasoft

Many companies rightfully tout their sustainability initiatives, but supply chains continue to produce a significant amount of the globe's carbon emissions. Sustainable supply chain techniques within production, packaging, inventory, and transportation can have improvements that will positively impact sustainability initiatives and bottom Read More >>. Blog Supply Chain Ideas

5 supply chain management tips for retail for sustained profitability

6 River Systems

Whether you are new in the retail space or an established player, what you cannot build with a click of a button is a strong brand or an efficient supply chain. Here are five supply chain management tips for the retail industry to bring in sustainable profits.

Five Inventory Optimization Secrets for Aftermarket Parts

ToolsGroup

It’s notoriously difficult to optimize inventory for aftermarket parts. Read on for our five inventory optimization secrets for aftermarket parts. Five Inventory Optimization Secrets for Aftermarket Parts. ABC inventory analysis and spreadsheets aren’t cutting it. .

Process Based Inventory Turnover Improvement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory management is a critical area for most companies. You cannot just wave a wand a wish inventory levels will be magically lower. Excess and Obsolete Inventory.

The Supply Chain “Change” Dilemma!

Kinaxis

Part 1: SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change. Part 2: Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning? Part 3: SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change. This is part 4 in our Internet of Things Series: The Supply Chain “Change” dilemma! I thought his analogies with supply chain strategy and execution were spot on. The post The Supply Chain “Change” Dilemma!

Digital Twinning of Supply Chains!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! This Digital Twinning of Supply Chains article focuses on transformative ideation of transport & logistics value chains.

Five Things You Need to Know about Inventory Optimization in the Digital Age

ToolsGroup

With all the buzz around digital transformation, someone peering in from outside supply chain may assume most businesses have already digitized essential tasks like inventory planning. It’s about learning to transition from long-held inventory systems and processes, having new conversations across logistics and sales, and the shifting role of supply chain planners. Long-tail demand complexity has completely changed how we optimize inventory.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance. For this case study we interviewed Ralf Busche, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Strategy and Performance. Inventory Turns.

5 Ways Fashion Supply Chains Can Be More Sustainable

Elementum

This is why supply chain is at the crux of any conversation about corporate social responsibility. And it's why more people are asking clothing companies to look deep into their supply chains and dig out the weeds: 66% of Millennials say they’re willing to pay more for products that are sustainably produced, and 37% of people are willing to switch to another brand if it provides more transparent labelling than their current brand.

5 Ways Fashion Supply Chains Can Be More Sustainable

Elementum

This is why supply chain is at the crux of any conversation about corporate social responsibility. And it's why more people are asking clothing companies to look deep into their supply chains and dig out the weeds: 66% of Millennials say they’re willing to pay more for products that are sustainably produced, and 37% of people are willing to switch to another brand if it provides more transparent labelling than their current brand.

Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

You are pissy and opinionated in this world of supply chain blandness. The term supply chain excellence is easier to say than define. I have been trying to define it as a supply chain analyst for over fifteen years. When I wrote the book Bricks Matter , I wanted to write a celebratory book on why the adoption of new technologies and practices in supply chain had improved corporate performance. The Supply Chain Index.

Melitta Builds More Efficient, Demand-Driven Supply Chain ?with ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup supply chain planning software enables Melitta Sales Europe to centralize demand planning and improve S&OP and promotions management.

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Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain management technology has a fault line. The technology market for supply chain management is dramatically shifting. Decision support includes all forms of planning: demand, supply, revenue, manufacturing and transportation planning. The Autonomous Supply Chain for Physical Logistics. Drones in warehouses using machine learning for real-time inventory and self-driving vehicles are transforming logistics. Tremors. Seismic shifts.

7 Characteristics of A Best In Class Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today’s supply chains function as a result of extensive research into how a supply chain behaves, its chief concerns, successful risk management , diverse markets, widespread collaboration, and technological advances. However, current supply chains fall victim to the problems of inefficiencies, inexcusable rigidity, and failure to recognize the growing demands of consumers. Inventory Optimization. Sustainability.

Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

QAD

Sustainability has become increasingly important in recent years and is now a vital component of many organizations’ social, economic and environmental efforts. Other recent examples include Mercedes-Benz’s pilot project for using blockchain to track CO2 emissions and Perrier’s program winners for developing sustainable and circular packaging solutions. The Sustainability Movement in Business and Manufacturing. How Does an ERP System Support Sustainability?

Still managing your inventory with spreadsheets?

ToolsGroup

Most companies are still trying to use Excel to optimize their inventories. Supply Chain Insights’ 2018 Inventory Optimization Technologies Study suggests the number may be as high as 75%. So inventory optimization software is still “low hanging fruit” for those seeking higher levels of supply chain maturity and improved use of supply chain analytical tools. Most supply chains are complex and getting more so.

The Formula for Fast and Sustainable Growth in Life Sciences

QAD

As many life science companies have realized, scalability without sustainability doesn’t lend itself to longevity in the industry. Growing too quickly has plagued many life science businesses with operational inefficiency and an inability to sustain current business operations.

Continuous delivery drives continued supply chain innovation

Kinaxis

When was the last time you made changes to your supply chain? If it’s been too long to remember, you’re likely lagging behind when it comes to supply chain innovation. For supply chains, the added complexity all this change is bringing about can be daunting. It’s becoming harder and harder to keep inventory costs low while still meeting customer demands for customization, same day shipping and easy returns. by Alexa Cheater.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity

ToolsGroup

Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is known for best-in-class supply chain planning. Now, speaking at September's Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in London , P&G’s product supply director Onofrio Caradonna reveals how the company is applying planning capabilities to its distributor network. A sustainable growth opportunity. Equally it poses huge supply chain planning challenges.

Sustainability: A Fresh Opportunity for Convenience Stores

Supply Chain Nation

How can convenience store owners and managers contribute to sustainability — and increase their own profits? At the same time, about one-third of all food produced is wasted at some point in the supply chain 1. While these numbers are daunting, the good news is that advanced software solutions are readily available that can identify, track and eliminate food waste across the supply chain. Adding a sustainability initiative to this mix may seem impossible.