Demand-Driven Supply Chain Transformation


The process is accelerated by software that automatically collects, analyzes, and communicates data in real-time; connecting every function within the manufacturing organization and throughout the extended supply chain. Demand-Driven Manufacturers focus less on unit-costing measures and more on global effectiveness, taking a more holistic view of the entire production system and extended supply chain. Supply chain transformation.

Why Supply Chain Transformation is Inevitable

Enterra Insights

Change and transformation are never easy, especially if what you have been doing has proven successful. ” Supply chain professionals would love that aphorism to be true. Alexa Cheater ( @Alexa_Cheater ), Product Marketing Manager at Kinaxis, reminds us, “Working in supply chain means getting comfortable with change — changes in supply, changes in demand, changes in capacity, etc. The 21st century supply chain.

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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. and the supply chain is an essential part of this revolution. Technologies Driving Supply Chain Transformation.

The Great Gap Year of 2020


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?



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.

European Supply Chain Directors Forum 2016

Supply Chain Movement

European Supply Chain Directors Forum. European Supply Chain Directors Forum brings together 100 members from the manucoreCONNECT community for two active days of debate, interaction, networking and thought leadership. Our members will focus on the latest trends in Supply Chain and debate the most up to date innovations available to the industry. Our members include: VPs/Directors/Group Heads in: Supply Chain. Procurement. Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news…. TPG Capital to Acquire a Majority Stake in Leading Cloud-based Logistics Platform Transporeon. Cloud Logistics Announces Banner Results For The First Half of 2016. And we have more than enough package supply to utilize the 40 planes we’ve procured.”. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies.

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Bristlecone Flash – October 2020


There’s more to supply chain transformation than systems integration. In fact, successful digital transformation initiatives focus on people and processes, not technology alone. Supply chain transformation projects built on SAP S/4HANA.

Executive Insight: Creating a Digitally Resilient Supply Chain


Executive Insight: Creating a Digitally Resilient Supply Chain. Every company, at some point during this crisis, has undoubtedly realized the criticality that if you can’t supply your product, you don’t have a business. I think business leaders around the world have a unique opportunity to grasp this moment of crisis and use the learnings from it to accelerate the digitization of their supply chain. Key Components of a Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Management:A New Lens for Supply Chain Roadmaps

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US


Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on the latest trends and technologies within the supply chain industry? EazyStock has complied a new list of the top 2019 Supply Chain events that you can’t afford to miss. These events provide great opportunities to develop your supply chain efficiency and keep your business one step ahead. Send your high-level executives to Miami for inspiration on digital innovations for efficient supply chain practices.

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Transforming your supply chain: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

DELMIA Quintiq

What happens when you ask four experts for their thoughts on supply chain transformation? And this is what they shared: How would you define supply chain transformation? Travis Wong (Regional Logistics Director, Baker Hughes): Having gone through different supply chain management strategies, I’d say it boils down to three elements: Supply, demand and product. Can supply chain transformation happen without technology?

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


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 Supply planning. Inbound and outbound logistics planning.

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


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.

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.

Podcast: Marcia Williams on Supply Chain Optimization and Digital Transformation


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?

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 Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Last fall after attending the CSCMP conference in Atlanta, I shared my observation that digital transformation is now a central theme in the industry. There was optimism and excitement, but the stories of transformative success were few and far between. Why had transformation initiatives fallen short? And how could a company succeed in digitally transforming? Transform Into What? Supply Chain Analytics Maturity Model (Source: Hackett Group).

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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.

[Infographic] The State of Supply Chains: The Supply Chain Has Gone Digital


We are continuing what will become a tradition of re-evaluating the progress of supply chains throughout the year in relation to our predictions, as explained by this blog post. Let’s look at how supply chains kept up with expectations and where they fell short, if at all. Supply Chains Went Digital. 2016 marched onward with a drive to improve the use of digital technology throughout the supply chain. Supply Chain

Should My Organization Have a Demand Planning Group?


As supply chains get more complex in response to omni-channel pressures, most companies are realizing the ever-increasing importance of having one quality view of demand across functions. Then we’ll go on to explore the pros and cons of the various functions across your company where the demand planning group could sit – sales, merchandising, logistics, finance, etc. – Jeff has over 20 years’ experience leading supply chain transformations for large companies.

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. In fact, BMW has adopted any number of digital production technologies, such as data analytics, smart logistics and 3D printing.

How to Mitigate Risk in Demand Driven Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

While the development of a wholly demand driven supply chain (DDSC) might not be for every enterprise, there is no doubt that many can benefit from such as strategy. This is strange in a way, because risk is inherent in every supply chain strategy, yet if enterprises were not capable of overcoming, or at least mitigating them , there would be no enterprise. Demand driven supply chains must indeed react to some extent, but not indiscriminately so.

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Should My Organization Have a Demand Planning Group? – Part 1 of 4


As supply chains get more complex in response to omni-channel pressures, most companies are realizing the ever-increasing importance of having one quality view of demand across functions. Then we’ll go on to explore the pros and cons of the various functions across your company where the demand planning group could sit – sales, merchandising, logistics, finance, etc. – Jeff has over 20 years’ experience leading supply chain transformations for large companies.

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.

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

Given that hospitals and other healthcare facilities exist only to provide care to patients, it can come as a surprise to know that supply chain cost is typically the second largest expense such facilities incur, exceeded only by the cost of labour. Perhaps even more surprisingly, efforts to reduce healthcare supply chain costs were slow to gain momentum, at least compared with the inroads made in other industries. Hospital and Healthcare Supply: The Need for Change.

Podcast: Dr. John Gattorna on Aligning Supply Chains with Customer Behaviour


John Gattorna is one of the foremost thinkers in supply chain today. He also leads Gattorna Alignment , a consulting firm with over 100 successful business transformations to its credit. If an enterprise can create adaptive supply chains tailored to these patterns, they will serve their customers better and improve revenue. For a quick introduction you can review this article he wrote for DHL Logistics. The Importance of Supply Chain.