Realizing the Value of Supply Chain Optimization for Tire Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

New technologies revolutionizing transportation are creating tremendous opportunities but also unprecedented challenges for tire manufacturers. The establishment of efficient global supply chains has become critical to competitiveness.

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.


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Why Manufacturers Need to Rethink AI in Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Throughout the industrial value chain, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have been adopted at an accelerating rate. The global manufacturing industry is ground zero for this environment. These events have ripple effects that can impact supply and demand.

Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers and Consumer-centric Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and their end-customers constantly engage in a complicated dance that has no choreographed steps. Sometimes CPG manufacturers take the lead and sometimes consumers take the lead. Taking the Digital Path to Purchase.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

Purchasing Manufacturing Network Design Software? Consider These Factors

River Logic

Manufacturing network design software focuses on optimizing plant locations, capacity, and product flow paths. Manufacturing Network Design Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Network Optimization Network Optimization Footprint Optimization

Optimization and Execution: How Manufacturing can lead the Industry Renaissance

DELMIA Quintiq

Global manufacturing today faces significant operational challenges. How should manufacturers adapt to meet the challenges and shift from product-centric to customer-centric operations? Manufacturers that execute without having a realistic plan are working blindly.

Trends 2022: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

The manufacturing sector covers such a broad spectrum of products and processes that any discussion about industry trends must take place at a very high level. One of the megatrends that has been driving manufacturing for over a decade is digitization. Manufacturing Trends.

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Philip Morris Drives Manufacturing Insights Using A Digital Twin

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chains quickly move through fads and buzz words. Today, entangled in digital supply chain discussions is the concept of the digital twin. In our pandemic research, we interviewed thirty manufacturers. What can you tell me about your supply chain?

How manufacturers can use ERP to improve the procurement process


Disruptions like the pandemic, supply shortages, global trade barriers, high customer expectations and inflation all add tremendous pressure on the procurement process. Despite this, only 33% of businesses invested in procurement and sourcing technologies.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Can Your Current Manufacturing Strategies Ensure Future-Proof Operations?

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturers across industries are facing overwhelming volatility due to the coronavirus pandemic, the effects of which are still impacting the global market and supply chains, regulations, customer expectations and more. Manufacturing a resilient future.

How manufacturers and distributors can address supply chain management challenges


The supply chain management uncertainty in the post-COVID world shows no signs of letting up. With current conditions, it looks like there may never be a return to the pre-pandemic era of supply chain stability. How Supply Chain Management is changing.

How manufacturers can use ERP to improve the procurement process


Disruptions like the pandemic, supply shortages, global trade barriers, high customer expectations and inflation all add tremendous pressure on the procurement process. Despite this, only 33% of businesses invested in procurement and sourcing technologies.

Procurement vs. Purchasing: What’s the Difference?

Logistics Bureau

The best way to understand the difference between procurement and purchasing in a business is to consider the process involved in buying a car, says Logistics Bureau’s procurement specialist, Trent Morris. Procurement First, Purchasing Follows. Procurement Analyst.

The State of Data and Insights in Healthcare Logistics

This report, produced by Worldwide Business Research, explores the progress companies have made toward supply chain digitization and logistics maturity.

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.

People in Manufacturing: Procurement


Procurement, also sometimes known as purchasing, is the group responsible for acquiring components, services, and other materials to manufacture a company’s products and to keep the operation running. Is Your Company an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise?

New Balance’s Added U.S. Manufacturing Presence

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights this week’s announcement from athletic footwear designer and manufacturer New Balance of the grand opening of this company’s fifth production facility in North America. manufacturing and supply network capability as-well.

COVID-19, Manufacturing, and What to Expect in 2021

River Logic

In 2020, manufacturing took a huge hit as a result of the constraints around COVID-19. On the other hand, the October and November 2020 Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is higher than any time since 2018, indicating a pent-up demand for manufacturing.

How manufacturers can respond to supply chain disruptions


Global supply chains were starting to recover from two years of upheaval caused by the pandemic when the military crisis hit. The further disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could cause major disruptions to the global supply chain and impact South Africa.

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

After finishing the Supply Chains to Admire report and the Youtube series (to be released this week), this is my feeling. What Is Supply Chain Excellence? The seven years of work on the Supply Chains to Admire is part of my quest to answer Keith’s question.

How ERP can enable supply chain sustainability for Australian manufacturers


In today’s global economy, Australian manufacturers must transition to a more sustainable and ethical business environment if they want to stay profitable. The pandemic has exposed critical supply chain weaknesses, particularly among suppliers with poor workplace health and safety practices.

Make Your Manufacturing Business More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Is your manufacturing business not operating to the levels you’re expecting? As a manufacturing company, how will you ensure you attain efficiency? Minimize Manufacturing-related Wastes. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

The Covid-19 pandemic tested the global supply chain. Like riding a bumpy road, the supply chain leader is riding the ups and downs of changing market conditions facing greater variability day-to-day. Procurement: Purchase price variance and procurement cost.

Transforming Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Many pundits insist that anyone who believes the global supply chain is going to return to normal is suffering from this form of insanity. ”[1] Noted supply chain expert Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder of Supply Chain Insights, put it another way.

Empower Better Sourcing Decisions with a Digital Supply Chain Platform  


Here’s how a digital supply chain platform can help. Smart company leaders know the risks of poor decisions, that a strategic investment in a digital supply chain platform keeps them on the sustainability track, and that ESG is essential to business value today.

Driving Sustainable Supply Chain Change

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Driving Sustainable Supply Chain Change. by Stephanie Krishnan – Associate Vice President, IDC Manufacturing & Energy Insights Asia/Pacific, IDC Asia/Pacific. “By Source: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Supply Chain 2022 Predictions — APEJ Implications.

Technology Improves Manufacturing Disaster Preparedness

DELMIA Quintiq

Disaster preparedness is imperative everywhere, but that goes double for the manufacturing industry. That means a company’s supply chain activities, vendors and talent pipeline could very well span the globe.

How manufacturers and distributors can use ERP to gain control across the supply chain


While the pandemic was undoubtedly the catalyst for recent supply chain disruptions it’s not the only cause. These ongoing disruptions mean manufacturers and distributors must navigate challenges while rapidly addressing the needs of their people, customers, and suppliers.

Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

We stubbed our toe in supply chain management at the beginning of the decade. Facing The Issues of Supply Chain Performance. As I work through this year’s Supply Chains to Admire , I cannot help but shake my head. Belief in efficient procurement.

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management. The terms “ sourcing” and “procurement” in supply chain management are often used interchangeably, although they are not quite the same. Procurement is one step in that process.

Added Manufacturing Milestones for Tesla

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights recent manufacturing milestones achieved by electric auto and truck maker Tesla. Both facility capacity and lingering supply chain supply challenges have contributed to the delay.

How manufacturers and distributors can re-imagine procurement in the supply chain


Procurement in manufacturing companies is often not done correctly. Current procurement focus. What this response shows is that they do not fully understand the impact procurement has on stock. The procurement process. Sourcing. Procuring.

Manufacturers Must Adapt to Changing CPG Landscape

Enterra Insights

” Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturers know as well as anyone that keeping up with the changing landscape can be difficult — but essential. ” What does that mean for CPG manufacturers? CPG manufacturers will become problem-solvers.

Two Automakers Make Senior Supply Chain and Procurement Executive Leadership Changes

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters readers are well aware that the looking glass for an organization’s overall supply chain performance is intense right now, especially when C-Suite executives feel the heat from investors and board rooms. Stellantis Senior Procurement Leadership Change.