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Demand-Driven Supply Chain Transformation

synchrono

By applying demand-driven methods and synchronizing processes, manufacturers are reaching new levels of communication, profitability, and customer responsiveness. Demand-Dr iven Manufacturing incorporates the best of Lean manufacturing, Theory of Constraints (TOC), and Lean Six Sigma principles. Supply chain transformation. These manufacturers can instantly adapt to demand fluctuations, by sending real-time signals across their supplier network.

Digital Supply Chain Transformation Still in Early Stages

Enterra Insights

Supply chain expert Mike Mortson ( @mmortson ) believes it’s still fair to ask, “What is the digital supply chain?”[2] ”[2] Steve Banker ( @steve_scm ), Vice President of Supply Chain Services at Arc Advisory Group, agrees it’s a fair question. He writes, “Companies mean different things by the term ‘digital supply chain transformation.’

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Is Workforce Planning the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Transformation Journey?

Talking Logistics

While many companies have invested significant time and money over the years to improve their demand, supply, and manufacturing planning capabilities, they have underinvested in workforce planning and optimization, and they’re now starting to feel the consequences. Why is it gaining importance in supply chain management today? Podcast version (click to play): The post Is Workforce Planning the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Transformation Journey?

Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

Enterra Insights

Supply chains have been around since people realized they had things worth trading. As new technologies emerged, supply chains transformed to take advantage of these technologies. As a result, transformation has been and remains an essential characteristic of supply chains. In the manufacturing arena, we are at the beginning of an industrial revolution labeled Industry 4.0 and the supply chain is an essential part of this revolution.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. But first, what’s behind this industry-wide transformation? Supply Chain Complexity.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. But first, what’s behind this industry-wide transformation? Supply Chain Complexity.

People, Processes, and Technology All Required for Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

Everyday technology seems to be assuming a greater role in the business world, including in supply chain operations; but, technology alone will never achieve the kind of transformation required in the years ahead. Paul Myerson ( @Paul_A_Myerson ), an instructor in Management and Decision Sciences at Monmouth University, asserts, “It’s not your dad’s supply chain anymore.”[1] ” People: Fostering Supply Chain Talent.

Seeing Supply Chain Visibility through Different Lenses

Bristlecone

Rajesh Mani, Director of Presales, Supply Chain Apps, Bristlecone. Ever since the onset of the COVID-19 disruption, I have come across many organizations and ‘initiatives of the month’ focusing on improving supply chain visibility. Digital Transformation Doc.ai

Podcast: Supply Chain Strategist Lora Cecere on Supply Chain Transformation in Response to COVID-19

Requis

Enterprise strategist and analyst Lora Cecere has over 35 years of experience in a variety of roles in supply chain. On this episode of Supply Chain Next, Lora talks with host Richard Donaldson about the fallout in the marketplace from COVID-19, how it’s affecting supply chains, and what businesses can do to recover. ?. The direction of global supply chain before and after COVID-19. Supply chain means different things to different companies.

Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

ToolsGroup

Over the year, COVID-19 introduced even greater complexity into the already difficult work of supply chain planning–and changed supply chain from a practitioner-focused topic to everyday dinner table conversation. Digital supply chain transformation will accelerate.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. 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 ).

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Transformers

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

As I drank a cup of coffee and waited, I reflected on the article I had just completed for the Institute of Supply Management. At their request I wrote on the digital supply chain. Digital supply chain is such a buzzword. The digital supply chain is about SO much more than gadgets.” Yet, within the supply chain, everyone waits for data and insights. Supply chains do not move in the cadence of the market.

6 WAYS TO MITIGATE COVID-19’S IMPACT ON YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Bristlecone

During the financial crisis, supply chains that drive the modern economy were strong, but industries lacked demand. Supply chains have been hit hard, though demand remains strong in certain markets. Over the years, globalization has led to increased supply chain interdependency, and in many ways, this has benefitted businesses and local economies. Here are six key strategies aimed at mitigating COVID-19’s impact on supply chains.

The 5th Annual European Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum

Supply Chain Movement

The 5th Annual European Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum. 2020 Supply Chain Redesign: Preparing for the New Normal. Europe’s annual meeting of the leading supply chain executives featuring the biggest names at leading retailers and manufacturers and hard-hitting and distinctly themed sessions exploring new supply chain opportunities, technologies and markets. Crucial Trends and Challenges Changing the Face of your Supply Chain.

Making Supply Chains Fit for Function

Enterra Insights

With so much being written and discussed about supply chain transformation, it’s good to remind ourselves what supply chain management is fundamentally about. Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, bluntly states, “The best supply chains are fit for function.”[1] ”[1] She goes on to note that today’s supply chains need leadership not management.

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Supply Chain Is the Heart of Businesses 

FLEXE

It’s official—the supply chain is now anything but a business niche. These days, businesses are bringing fully modernized supply chains to the game, introducing processes that are as streamlined and integrated as every other strategic asset. Back in the day, larger companies’ supply chains were slow, clunky, and predicable processes. Needless to say, if the chain is the heart of a company, the people involved are the lifeblood.

Supply Chain Is the Heart of Businesses 

FLEXE

It’s official—the supply chain is now anything but a business niche. These days, businesses are bringing fully modernized supply chains to the game, introducing processes that are as streamlined and integrated as every other strategic asset. Back in day, larger companies’ supply chains were slow, clunky, and predicable processes. Needless to say, if the chain is the heart of a company, the people involved are the lifeblood.

Supply Chain Movement 22 – Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 22 – 2016 Q3. Strategic moves among logistics providers. 8 | Snapshots: Launch Supply Chain Executive Club. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. 14 | Profile Daniel Helmig, Global Head Supply Chain Management, ABB.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

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. Panel Details: “The Technological Advances that Will Catapult Supply Chains into the Next Decade”. Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Automotive Logistics Global Conference.

The Great Gap Year of 2020

Bristlecone

In the organizational context, it allows the corporate world to rediscover itself, reimagine established practices, and reassess digital transformation requirements and uses cases before restarting the long haul. Are you mitigating supply risks?

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Digest. What does it take to create an award-winning supply chain? Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. And last year Costa Express won the “Technology” category award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards , also a top honor.

Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018

Kinaxis

Here are some key takeaways from a content-rich, fun and exciting pharma supply chain conference. Patient-centric networks are reshaping pharma supply chains. Francois talked about how cell and gene therapies are personalizing medicine, putting individual patients at the center of the supply network. In this instance, the supply chain begins and ends with a specific patient, providing an extreme example of personalized medicine.

KC SmartPort: Understanding Why Technology Is Transforming Supply Chains

DSI

A fascinating paradox has gripped the supply chain industry. Today’s supply chains have become more complex than ever , growing in size and scope to encompass more trading partners, more facilities and more customers, often spanning the globe. What’s happening right now in your supply chain? And given Heinrich’s remarks on logistics, Kansas City was the natural place to hold such a discussion.

Podcast: Marcia Williams on Supply Chain Optimization and Digital Transformation

Requis

Supply chain optimization consultant, author, and podcaster Marcia Williams has been working in supply chain since 2004. Supply Chain Next · 018 – Marcia Williams. Can you tell me a little bit about your background and experience in supply chain?

Transforming Supply Chains During the Pandemic and Beyond

Enterra Insights

The pandemic has forced many companies to rethink their supply chain strategies. manufacturing lead at PA Consulting, cautions, “Too many companies jump from appetite for change to action without fully evaluating the many ‘whys’ in between. Fully redesigning the supply chain starts with envisioning what it needs to become. ”[1] If your supply chain needs to transform, be prepared to make some wrenching decisions.

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Sustained marketplace success and effective supply chain management go hand-in-hand. Organizations that cultivate and maintain reliable yet malleable logistics channels can source the material needed to produce impactful products with minimal overhead and deliver these items swiftly to anticipative consumers. Sophisticated enterprise information technology now propels numerous operational functions, including supply chains.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Andrei Klubnikin at at R-Style Lab. In fact, 72% of enterprises involved in planning, executing and monitoring the flow of products from the point of origin to the point of consumption consider improved customer experience the key benefit of business transformation. Subscribe Here!

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. Also, for whatever reason, Gartner limits the scope of the Top 25 to companies in the manufacturing, retail or distribution sectors.

Do We Need Just-In-Case Supply Chains?

Enterra Insights

Pundits have been talking about supply chain transformation for years. industrial supply chain. We’re going to decouple completely from China, dramatically cut back on sourcing from other countries, and bring manufacturing back to America, right?”[1] Rich Weissman ( @weissman_rich ), a supply chain practitioner turned college professor, insists, “Today’s supply chains are too lean.

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Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions. In particular, the supply chain is ripe for innovation. The future of the supply chain. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon. Supply chains have been around since people realized they had things worth trading. Nevertheless, the rate of transformation today is breathtaking.

The Supply Chain Digital Transformation Journey: Making Inter-Business Collaboration Better

Talking Logistics

The NCAA March Madness Final Four frenzy has transformed the sport as we know it. Are there any parallels between the tournament and supply chain transformation? Digital Supply Networks: Your Team Captain. You can view Digital Supply Networks (DSN) as a team member on the digital supply chain transformation journey. First, however, you need to connect them into the Digital Supply Network.

Time to Think about Your Supply Chain’s Future

Enterra Insights

One business area undergoing constant change is the supply chain. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon. As new technologies emerged throughout history, supply chains have transformed to take advantage of these technologies. As a result, transformation has been and remains an essential characteristic of supply chains. Nevertheless, the rate of transformation today is breathtaking.

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Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 19 – 2015 Q4. Sharing Dutch supply chain knowledge in Turkey. Acquisition of GT Nexus Underlines Infor’s Focus on Supply Chain. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.