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.

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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?

What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. Trust in the transformation. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain. Going from a self-proclaimed worst-in-class supply chain to one of the best in the business was no easy feat, but the rewards were well worth the effort. “In Tracking success: Metrics matter. Supply planning.

Target’s Margins Improve Even As Digital Sales Explode: How Is That Even Possible?

Logistics Viewpoints

Shouldn’t logistics expenses be scaling in a way that would decrease margins? Target admits logistics costs are increasing. That margin improvement is “partially offset by the impact of higher digital fulfillment and supply chain costs.”.

10 Outstanding Books for SCM Professionals

Supply Chain Opz

Are you a supply chain management professional who are looking for inspiring ideas to improve the operations of your supply chain? Background Early this year, I published one article named " 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time ". So, customer''s review on Amazon.com (3 stars or more) is also used as a metric.

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Transforming Supply Chains During the Pandemic and Beyond

Enterra Insights

The pandemic has forced many companies to rethink their supply chain strategies. 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. Transformation was a great process to move a company forward five years ago. My preferred definition of transformation is: “A thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.”

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?

Stopping Shipping Shenanigans – The Value of Good Reporting in Your TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

How well does your TMS drive process improvement and efficiency in transportation logistics? If strategic supply chain transformation simply cannot occur without solid reporting in the TMS, why do so many shippers still fail to take advantage of reporting in their TMS? The large carrier played this unethical game two to three times per week, blowing up the carefully planned savings the shipper took great steps to capture by investing in a logistics IT solution. .

Training for the Next Triathlon. Insights for You?

Supply Chain Shaman

I see a lot of parallels in the training that I did for the triathlon, and the work that I am doing on financial ratios with Abby Mayer on my team at Supply Chain Insights. Abby and I are writing an e-book on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter. To write the book, we have been analyzing twenty years of supply chain financial ratios and looking at the trends. We call this the Supply Chain Index. I have never been an athlete.

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.

The Pressure is Rising for CPG Companies to Improve Order Delivery Performance

Aera Technology

by Arnaud Morvan, Senior Engagement Director at Aera Technology Walmart’s announcement last year that it would toughen up its on-time, in-full (OTIF) delivery requirements sent a chill through supply chain executives at CPG companies doing business with the world’s largest retailer. As these ecosystems have grown, it’s become more difficult than ever for supply chain planners to accurately predict OTIF.

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. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented global supply chain disruptions, impacting the flow of parts and finished goods around the world. At the same time, supply chain disruptions resulted in shortages of vital parts and components, and retailers such as grocery stores faced challenges keeping items like toilet paper, hand soap and sanitizer and disinfecting wipes on their shelves. Build flexible supply networks to minimize the risk of disruption.