Post-Pandemic Supply Chains: A Prognosis from Johnson & Johnson

MIT Supply Chain

How a global manufacturer has learned some vital lessons about managing uncertainty and planning for the future Meri Stevens, Worldwide Vice President of Supply Chain, Consumer Health and Deliver at Johnson & Johnson speaks with MIT CTL Director Prof.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Deliver Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Welcome to the Deliver edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan and Make overview articles can be found here. Each discipline is a key room in the Enchange Supply Chain House which provides a guide to your supply chain improvement journey.

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Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

”[1] Moss reports that a survey published last November by Capgemini found more than four out of every five organizations reported that COVID-19 had negatively affected their supply chains. Is it time to further diversify my supply chain ?

Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis: Advice for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Talking Logistics

Back in December, when we were making supply chain and logistics predictions for 2020, none of us envisioned the situation the world finds itself in today due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

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.

The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving

GlobalTranz

Now, multiply that by 250 million Americans celebrating the holiday, reports Bob Trebilcock of Logistics Management. per pound for turkey might seem like an expense, but that cost and bird reflects more about the supply chain’s functions than you realize. Frozen turkeys make up 90 percent of Thanksgiving sales, explains Chris Cunnane of Logistics Viewpoints. Meanwhile, logistics operations must transport them from the farm to the production facility and beyond.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations. Accessing what’s beyond our globe has become an accepted source of socio-political promotion. It’s an indication of a society that can use advanced supply chain technology to achieve the best, and to find and harvest the undiscovered. Space Logistics and Supply Chain.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

GlobalTranz

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. What makes Ethereum different is that it actively encourages software development teams to use its open-source protocol to design tokens that run on top of the Ethereum blockchain.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Supply Chains, Part 2

Enterra Insights

Artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting every economic sector including supply chain operations. Germain observes, “AI has changed the supply chain process from reactive to proactive, which creates a larger change in how data-driven processes will operate in the future.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed.

Reconsidering Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Rising nationalism, the protectionism it spawned, and the coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to reexamine their global supply chains. My reasoning is simple, regionalized supply chains place manufacturers closer to consumers and reduce transportation costs. With growing public concern over supply chain carbon footprints, reducing transportation requirements makes corporate sense. ’ Recent analysis indicates that Supply Chain 4.0

If Multi-sourcing is a Best Practice, Why Are so Few Companies Doing It?

Logistics Viewpoints

Because of the pandemic, risk management surrounding sourcing has become top of mind. Companies need to ensure they have alternate sources of supply that can ramp up to the volumes needed. The post If Multi-sourcing is a Best Practice, Why Are so Few Companies Doing It?

The Future Is Now: Sourcing Automation and the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Explore smart automation for procurement spend categories like logistics, direct materials, indirect materials, packaging and more

The Supply Chain Links to Blockchain

Enterra Insights

When it comes to paperwork in the supply chain, however, it’s no joke. Current supply chain systems are laden with paperwork and the headache of unanticipated problems that arise in daily operations.”[1] The links are subsequently the chains.

Digital Supply Chains and the New Normal

Enterra Insights

With vaccines being rolled out, infection rates coming down, and an end of the pandemic within sight, it’s time to talk seriously about the new normal and how it will affect supply chains. Digital Supply Chains and the New Normal.

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 ).

Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! The Coronavirus Pandemic has quickly and severely disrupted Supply Chains of every kind around the world. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing?

The Fireworks Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! The global supply-demand imbalance was unprecedented, holding lessons to help mitigate these kinds of disruptions in the future, if heeded. Subscribe Here!

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. What are some of the main supply chain factors that are fueling this reshoring trend? I asked Kevin O’Meara that question last week on Talking Logistics. One is the thought process around best-cost sourcing versus least-cost sourcing.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design . A leading logistics service provider was among the many companies that saw its operations affected by the pandemic.

The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Today’s supply chains are becoming more complex and dynamic. Logistics processes and strategies must be able to adapt to this multivariable environment and accommodate these demands, down to the smallest detail.

Pursuing a Career in Logistics and Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

The truth be told, the supply chain management profession is extremely broad and the range of jobs in the industry is vast. Supply Chain Planner: A manager whose main responsibility is to analyse a company’s supply chain performance. Sourcing.

6 Critical Supply Chain KPIs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain KPIs article and permission to publish here provided by Harkirat Ahluwalia. In supply chain, oftentimes when you focus your efforts on one part of your supply chain, another part of it could suffer.

Creating a Resilient Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Today we recognize that the supply chain is a source of strategic advantage. In our quest to drive scale and reduce costs, we have architected supply chains spanning the globe. The post Creating a Resilient Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Clouds are Gathering for an Open Platform for Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

If this challenging past year has taught us one thing, it is the value of connections–not only in our lives, but in supply chains. How supply chain disconnections disrupt service. 2030 vision: End-to-End supply chains that serve customers.

5 Benefits of Global Sourcing in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

5 Benefits of Global Sourcing in Supply Chain Management. The importance of quality in supply chain management is undeniable. What Is Supply Chain Management? Supply chain management is the big picture, of which procurement is merely a piece.

Amazon Supply Chain Innovation Continues

Logistics Viewpoints

Three years ago, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article about the Amazon supply chain , asking if it was the most innovative in the world. How do each of these drive the Amazon supply chain? It will be interesting to see where the Amazon supply chain goes from here.

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). And the logistics industry has countless IT solutions. BPR has helped streamline supply chains with or without IT. Customer Service: The Real Source of SCM Innovation.

Using Satellite Imagery as a Data Source to Improve Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Satellite imagery data represents another data set that may have the potential to improve company’s supply chains. The post Using Satellite Imagery as a Data Source to Improve Supply Chain Management appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Planning Satellite imageryThere are potential uses surrounding procurement, sustainability, and strategic planning.

6 Supply Chain Disciplines to Enable Profitable Growth

Talking Logistics

How can supply chain management enable profitable growth? Getting to the answer requires retailers to take a broader, more strategic perspective of supply chain management, one that goes beyond defining supply chain excellence only in terms of cost reduction and control. Below is an excerpt from the section on Supply Chain Visibility. — Supply Chain Visibility.

Supply Chain Management in a Post-pandemic World

Enterra Insights

”[2] It’s a question with which supply chain professionals have been wrestling for months. Bowman seems to think supply chain professionals should have been better prepared. ” The value of supply chain management.

Supply Chains and the Circular Economy, Part 2

Enterra Insights

They explain, “It is widely accepted by now that the ‘normal’ supply chains of material use — producing materials, using them, and then discarding them into landfills, other countries, or rivers and seas — are wasteful and damaging to the environment. ”[1] They conclude, however, “Despite the interest, we are a long way from achieving anything like circular supply chains.” The Way Ahead for the Circular Supply Chain.

Digital Transformation Journey in Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital commerce efficiently requires the digitalization of many customer-facing operations and sourcing and procurement. For businesses of all sizes, the digital transformation of supply chain planning became the most important initiative. .

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

AIMMS

What’s on the horizon for supply chain professionals? Moving past waste, water, and C02 reduction, they have begun searching for renewable energy sources, different forms of packaging, and increased efficiency overall.