A Better Approach to Supply Chain Segmentation?

ToolsGroup

Most companies segment their supply chain by breaking it down according to operational and logistical metrics. But there is another way to segment supply chains that begins with the customer. Gartner research director Jennifer Loveland calls it end-to-end segmentation, where you determine first what your customers want, then create end-to-end models—from sales through sourcing, delivery, and customer service—to serve them.

Why Segmentation and Profitability Go Hand in Hand

BlueYonder

The Aberdeen Supply Chain Summit in Chicago earlier this month was a productive event for supply chain executives and practitioners. The conference format and size were just right to allow comfortable sharing of ideas and lessons learned about various topics from S&OP and supply chain planning, to inventory optimization and transportation. It was the general consensus of the group that there is value to be delivered from supply chain segmentation.

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Logistics Center of Excellence: Delivering Value to Organizations

Talking Logistics

Perhaps the most overworked word in the supply chain management lexicon is “visibility.” Yet it’s difficult to overstate the importance of a view into what’s going on in the supply chain. At the same time, the value of supply chain visibility is lessened if it isn’t comprehensive – encompassing the supply chain from one end to the other, from upstream to downstream. The right data enables better scheduling and use of supply chain assets. “A

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. To meet consumer needs, everyone in the supply chain needs to work harmoniously together or risk bad reviews and loss of business. Omnichannel logistics challenges. ”[3] Legacy staff members identify 9 top omnichannel logistics challenges businesses generally face. Segmented Supply Chain Processes.

The Best Gift This Holiday Season: Personalized Logistics

Oracle SCM

Today’s supply chains are facing similar challenges with personalizing logistics operations for customers. Logistics is under immense pressure during the holidays to get the right products to the right place at the right time. So, how does logistics support personalized multi-channel operations during the holidays and throughout the year? Let’s look at some key steps on the journey to a customer-focused supply chain.

7 Supply Chain Challenges That Exist Today

4WL Consulting

This heightens the need for having a global procurement network which can support and respond to a company’s supply chain needs in a timely manner. A consolidated supplier base eliminates variances in inventory and reduces overheads, particularly for the supply of C-parts. 5 Identifying the Right KPIs Identifying and implementing the right KPIs to manage and operate supply chains effectively remains one of the biggest problems in supply chain management.

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Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I always come back from these conferences inspired and fascinated at how diligent chemical supply chain managers must be to mitigate risk and adverse events. At LogiChem, attendees interacted through roundtables and panel discussions on topics that identified best practices around inventory and supply chain metrics, third party logistics provider (3PL) management, rail logistics strategy to combat the driver shortage dilemma, and a host of other topics.

Avoid “Lost in Translation”. Monetize S&OP to Include Finance.

ToolsGroup

Finance speaks a different language than supply chain. But by monetizing Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), supply chain planners can speak the language of finance while developing S&OP into a more mature process. It’s a problem of “lost in translation”—the differing lingo used by the finance side versus planning, supply, production and logistics. Gartner’s research is echoed by Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights.

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Can cold chain keep up with hot demand?

EFT

Cold chain is under more scrutiny than it probably ever has been, as a complex 2020 transitions into a 2021 of continued, heightened demand. Cold chain goes hot in 2020. It is worth stepping back and taking a moment to take stock of what has happened in the last year within cold chains.

The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record

E2open

The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “supply chain planning system of record,” it is essentially the one place where an organization can bring together all supply chain data and plan its enterprise operations. Given that supply chain management is a continuous journey, when is the right time to establish a planning system of record? Multi-tier supply chain.

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Key Manufacturing Takeaways from FocusConnect 2016

BlueYonder

The supply chain of the future. Rob Bingley, VP Supply Chain & Logistics for the Global Tools & Storage division at Stanley Black & Decker, outlined how the firm had made a journey toward becoming a connected and automated business. Supply chain segmentation in Europe. The study shone a light on the window of opportunity for manufacturers to derive a competitive advantage from segmenting their supply chains.

My Biggest Mistake: Inventory Levels are the Thermometer for the Management of the Company

Arkieva

As a Phd in inventory optimization, I’ve started my supply chain career in adjusting inventory parameters with surgical precision. I was, and I still am passionate about applying statistics and advanced analytics to the supply chain domain. I’m still training supply chain experts on how to do this. With a master mathematics, 5 years of experience in IT and an ongoing MBA, I arrived in the supply chain domain 13 years ago.

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: Defining Customer-Centric Supply Chain Design for Manufacturing Companies

BlueYonder

In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series, I explained why the five tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains remain a great starting point to build your supply chain strategy. In Part II I explained how seeking inspiration from retailers can help manufacturing companies move beyond supply chain segmentation to embrace customer-centricity. This post will explore the three capabilities essential to supply chain redesign.

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

BlueYonder

In each issue we aim to cover a cross-section of topics that span regions, industry verticals and business functions with a goal of introducing strategies and best practices that resonate with a broad cross-section of supply chain practitioners. As such, the latest issue offers stories on a cross section of international companies who are impacting real change in their companies through the use of supply chain solutions. What’s on your summer reading list?

Prologis predicts COVID-19 will act as spur to warehousing sector

EFT

In the report, Prologis noted that “The pandemic will add demand tailwinds to logistics real … as companies adjust to higher e-commerce volumes and higher inventory levels. Growth in direct-to-consumer delivery volumes and rapid replenishment needs should continue to emphasize the appeal of logistics real estate that is closer to end consumers.”. Prologis report on warehousing is bullish about the demand picture in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

2012 Supply Chain Predictions: Is the End of the World Nigh?

Supply Chain Network

In the tradition of David Letterman, (in no particular order) let’s hit the Top 10 Supply Chain Predictions for 2012. Supply chain risk will not go away. At the start of 2011, I wrote a blog (Supply Chain Risk and Charles Darwin) that highlighted 2010 as the worst on record for supply chain disruptions. Therefore it is not surprising that focusing on managing and mitigating risk across global supply chains appear on most lists.

Supply Chain Management:Adding intelligence in the Forecasting.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. 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. There is however no easy way for the forecaster to assign these models to different segments that is available out-of-the-box.

Supply Chain Management Award for Adva Optical Networking

Supply Chain Movement

ADVA Optical Networking, a Meiningen based manufacturer of telecommunication equipment focusing on fiber-optic transmission technology, is the winner of the Supply Chain Management Award 2013. ADVA Optical Networking is being honored for the end-to-end supply chain solution with which it has secured strategic advantages. The Supply Chain Management Award 2013 was presented at the inaugural Exchainge – the Supply Chainers’ Convention in Frankfurt on June 18, 2013.

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: The Customer-Centric Journey Towards Supply Chain Excellence

BlueYonder

Building a High-Performing and Profitable Supply Chain. In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series, I explained why the five tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains remain a great starting point to build your supply chain strategy. For many manufacturing companies, developing a customer-centric supply chain can be a long and daunting journey. Figure 4 – Maturity Model for Customer-Centric Supply Chains.

The State of Supply Chain Management: An Interview with CSCMP’s Rick Blasgen

BlueYonder

In anticipation of his presentation at JDA’s Innovation Forum in Chicago on September 10, Supply Chain Nation sat down with Rick Blasgen, president and CEO of CSCMP, as part of our Expert Insight series to get a preview of his presentation on the State of Supply Chain Management. SCN: Supply Chain Management has undergone tremendous evolution in the 50 years CSCMP has been in existence. SCN: How do supply chain practices vary between the U.S.

Use of Predictive Analytics in Supply Chain - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. 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. One of the areas where this technology can be applied is forecasting in supply chain management. About Us.

Supply Chain Management:Is Agile methodology a good solution for.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. 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. Supply Chain Management. Who said supply chains are boring? Supply Chain Matters.

Agility and flexibility in the age of digital supply chains – Insights from the 2017 Supply Chain & Logistics EMEA summit & expo

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha As supply chain professionals, we can grow insular in our thinking, as on a day-to-day basis we risk confining ourselves narrowly to our domain of responsibility or solving challenges specific to our regions. The 2017 Supply Chain & Logistics EMEA summit & expo was one such opportunity. In a separate session Markus talked about pilots they are conducting with the Logistics robots.