Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength

Enterra Insights

There has been plenty of bad supply chain news over the past year. At the beginning of the pandemic, some analysts believed the global supply chain was on the verge of breaking. For years, ‘faster, cheaper and more efficient’ has been the supply chain manager’s mantra.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

GlobalTranz

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. Lean Culture by Creating "Standard Work".

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7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency

GlobalTranz

Shortages of products from toilet paper to microchips during the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of supply chain resiliency, and the opportunities for companies that aren’t as prepared as they would like. Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency.

What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the supply chain resiliency test. How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption. Price fluctuations and sourcing issues.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

GlobalTranz

Lean is a new way of doing business. For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer , beyond the customer’s expectations. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE.

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The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

GlobalTranz

Understanding how different factors affect the supply chain remains a top priority for research firms around the globe. From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. The State of Supply Chain 2016 Trends. Additionally, the push toward creating a self-sufficient AI is growing stronger among supply chain professionals. Supply Chain

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Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value). As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

The Value of Lean Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Lean Supply Chain Management. Companies are beginning to understand the volatility and risk associated changes within the supply chain. Lean supply chain looks to reduce waste and inventory levels so that the volatility and risk is minimized with shorter lead time(s). The bull whip affect occurs when a change happens further up the supply chain but doesn’t immediately impact partners down stream due to the length of lead times.

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Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. A conversation and exclusive interview with Tonya Vinas, B2B writer and editor, and Robert Martichenko, CEO, LeanCor Supply Chain Group. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? Sure, LeanCor is a trusted supply chain partner that delivers operational improvement and measurable financial results.

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4 Supply Chain Areas to Examine in the Face of Disruption

QAD

Global supply chain leaders have broad and continuous experience in expecting the unexpected. How do Disruptive Events Impact the Supply Chain? The supply chain impact resulting from coronavirus varies heavily depending on the industry.

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Building Lean Supply Chain: The Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Have you ever wondered how to implement a lean supply chain successfully? Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee is here with us. Then, he brings decades of experience and will show you how to make lean supply chain works. Background Lean concepts originated in the 1950’s in Japan, and developed and matured in Toyota factories over several decades.

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Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics of Logistics

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation. In December’s issue of InBound, editor Keith Biondi cited customer service as the source for supply chain innovation. Technology has clearly driven much change in Supply Chain Management (SCM). BPR has helped streamline supply chains with or without IT. Some examples of some popular BPR tools are LEAN, Lean Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, etc.

Intelligent Supply Chain Technologies for the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Investment Challenges – Real and Imagined! Intelligent Supply Chain technologies article and permission to publish here provided by Dan Weinberger , UN Supply Chain Expert and CEO of Morpheus Network.

The Power of Collaboration within the Lean Supply Chain

LeanCor

By: David Sherman – Manager, Lean Supply Chain Operations. The lean supply chain consists of many moving parts, multiple processes, and countless people. To ensure that each part of the supply chain is functioning properly, each party must utilize high levels of collaboration across all aspects of the organizations. Supply chain collaboration can be effective for all parties involved if approached properly.

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6 Steps to Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges in 2021

USC Consulting Group

Most of the challenges supply chain players face in today’s market are related to the pandemic and economic shutdowns. The only thing constant in the market and supply chain operations is, interestingly enough, a wave of change.

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The New Definition of Supply Chain Agility and Resilience in an Unpredictable World

Logistics Viewpoints

Prior to 2020, every supply chain in the world was challenged by increasing levels of demand unpredictability and market volatility. The sudden onset of COVID-19 only reinforced a lesson that supply chain professionals had already realized: uncertainty is the only real certainty.

What are the best Supply Chain Strategies for 2021

ivalua

Supply Chain Strategies: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us So Far? Many nations are now facing the prospect of new lockdowns which will undoubtedly further impact global supply chains. . Supply Chain Risk Management on the World Stage – Lessons Learned.

How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

4 Ways to Improve upon your Lean Dedicated Warehouse. By: Susie Sterling – Director, Supply Chain Solutions. The summer is coming to an end – and so is our Summer Webinar series , It’s been a great couple of weeks talking with fellow lean thinkers, colleagues and partners in the supply chain and logistics industry who are all dedicated to the lean principles. Before the webinar, we sent out a Lean Warehousing Assessment to our audience.

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Profitable Agility and Resilience in Supply Chain Execution

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Covid-19 pandemic has confirmed what we already knew: modern supply chains must be built on a foundation of extreme agility and responsiveness. The sudden onset of Covid-19 only reinforced what supply chain professionals had already realized: uncertainty is the only real certainty.

Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

The post Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. There’s no need to do the maths; we’ve got the answer for you!

Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree. Joe Lynch and Ron Crabtree discuss sourcing strategy: effective vs efficient. successes in Lean, business process improvement, change management, etc.) Key Takeaways – Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient.

26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron. Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. The fact is, particularly with the growth of the global supply chain and extended lead times, lean warehousing is necessary and plays a critical role and must be integrated into the entire supply chain. 2, or tactical lean warehousing. Are you practicing lean warehousing?

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A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! Everyone involved in these Supply Chains is abiding by the social distancing and protective mandates we all are adhering to.

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. The company leverages globally sourcing strategies to buy products at a lower cost and then deploys some unique process logic to drive mass customization for retailers.

Lean Supply Chain Management

The Lean Supply Chain

Introduction Lean supply chain management is not exclusively for those companies who manufacture products, but by businesses who want to streamline their processes by eliminating waste and non-value added activities. Companies have a number of areas in their supply chain where waste can be identified as time, costs or inventory. To create a leaner supply chain companies must examine each area of the supply chain. Lean Manufacturing.

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The changing role of IT organizations in supply chain management

Kinaxis

As I was reading the book, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own experience of working with IT organizations over the last two decades I have been in the supply chain business. I will lean on the Supply Chain Planning space as an example and relate to the broader shifts in the role of IT in supply chain management. As the market valuation of these supply chain planning pioneers skyrocketed, the inevitable happened.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. This key supplier had been identified and sure enough, you have a second source primed and ready to go. We have a problem.” The alternate source uses the same supplier in Taiwan. The problem is most companies are relatively immature when it comes to Supply Chain Risk Management. There is a natural conflict between risk mitigation and supply chain efficiency.

4 Best Ways Manufacturers Can Perfect Their Supply Chain

USC Consulting Group

Yet with COVID-19 and product shortages still a reality, some manufacturers are wondering what they can do to improve their supply chain resiliency to prepare for present and future disruption. In a separate poll conducted by the ISM, purchasing managers at some of the largest manufacturing companies expressed ongoing unease about future shocks to their supply chain while they scramble to remedy current shortages. Focus on strategic sourcing.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. Supply chain process development is slower.

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The Elegance of the Costco Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! I started thinking about the Costco Supply Chain. What is it that makes Costco’s Supply Chain so effective?

Trimming the Fat: Creating a Lean Supply Chain

RFgen

Check out these lean managment strategies for the supply chain. Most sources trace the origin of the phrase “lean, mean fighting machine” to Army basic training camps, but that same motto can apply to the supply chain as well.

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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. Supply Chains to Admire Finalists.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

GlobalTranz

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? But, Wait.What is the Digital Supply Chain?

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The Important Role of Data Mining in Supply Chain Operations

USC Consulting Group

By collecting, sorting, and analyzing large amounts of data from various sources all at once, data mining helps companies discover valuable patterns and trends in their business operations. Data Mining in Supply Chain Operations.

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Supply Chain Management: How Businesses Can Increase Resilience and Mitigate Disruption

USC Consulting Group

The suddenness of the pandemic has many business leaders in virtually every industry pausing to reflect their supply chain management: Do I have the systems in place to continue business operations now and in the future? Supply chain management.