AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. AGCO’s culture of innovation policy deployment enabled employees to pioneer a technology solution for manufacturing.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

DELMIA Quintiq

At Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia 2016, attendees were encouraged to think about the past, present and future of their businesses from a fresh perspective as they gained insights into the latest analytics and optimization technology. Covering wide ground on manufacturing.

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Is Workforce Planning the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Transformation Journey?

Talking Logistics

While many companies have invested significant time and money over the years to improve their demand, supply, and manufacturing planning capabilities, they have underinvested in workforce planning and optimization, and they’re now starting to feel the consequences.

4 reasons not to miss the Quintiq World Tour

DELMIA Quintiq

Robert Meyers , Planning Manager Americas, BP Lubricants, Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia 2014. Lora Cecere , Supply Chain Insights, Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia 2014. Andreas Novak, Director Manufacturing, Vlisco Netherlands. Future stops include London, Beijing, Paris, Sydney and Philadelphia, with the tour landing in Amsterdam in November. Another year, another stretch goal. Your boss is expecting you to squeeze every last dollar of efficiency out of your plans.

Congratulating the Supply Chains to Admire Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

Each year as I work with the team to compile the data, and sort through the winners, the growing strength in retail surprises me (despite the Amazon effect) and the slow decline in performance in manufacturing.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Some LTL carriers are embargoing certain shipments to Philadelphia as the city of Philadelphia is only accepting goods for 11 “essential business” types that will remain open. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns.

Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

In manufacturing-based companies, 70-80% of costs are in the processes of source, make and deliver. With the flurry of M&A, industry consolidation, outsourcing, and downsizing, the gaps for North American manufacturers are increasing. This is a warning for manufacturing companies.

How Supply Chain Lost Its Mojo

Supply Chain Shaman

90% of public manufacturing companies are treading wate r. I hope that you can join us at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in Philadelphia on September 4th-7th, 2018. mo·jo: noun. A magic charm, talisman, or spell.

Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I love photography, and mused as I walked into the shop on that rainy day in Philadelphia. ” I hate buzzwords and try to sidestep hype, but as I held my mug tight in my hand on a cold Philadelphia day, I thought more about the photo shop experience. This week I am busy packing.

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

It is for this reason, that I discount the reporting by APQC, Institute of Business Forecasting (IBF) and Grocery Manufacturing Association (GMA) benchmarking data. for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September.

Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke at the CPHA supply chain conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Retail forecasts are never a good source of data for the manufacturer. This was the inaugural supply chain event for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. 2015 ATA Management Conference and Exhibition Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; October 17-20.

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia. Three weeks is substantial and may tip the hand to reshore more manufacturing into North America. I am recovering from bronchitis. I am reflective as the rain sheets down my window. My travels this week took me to California and Boston.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

I am writing this blog post in the air, sitting in seat 4c, somewhere over the Midwest en route to Philadelphia. High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

It is such a very different landscape than the green mountains of my farm in West Virginia or my city streets in Philadelphia. In preparation, we are finishing up research on supply chain planning excellence, big data and supply chain, supply chain talent, and digital manufacturing.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining.

Is Your Success with an IT Project the Same as a Flip of the Coin?

Supply Chain Shaman

Based on a recent study of 113 process manufacturers, only 58% of companies report that their projects meet their business objectives. So, within manufacturing organization, the chances of an IT project meeting successful business outcomes is about the same as a coin toss.

What Remains the Same?

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, companies need to build it into digital process redefinition like digital path-to-purchase, digital procurement, digital agriculture, digital manufacturing or digital service. We hope to see you at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 4-7, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

Supply Chain Shaman

It was funded by 50 large consumer products manufacturing companies (CPG). In the dawn of e-commerce, conservative manufacturers, anteed up $240 million in four months. Over the Memorial Day weekend, I stumbled on an old article that I wrote in 2001.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

The Volkswagen Industrial Cloud: A Manufacturing-Centric Supply Chain Operating Network. AWS’s IoT services will deliver new insights into manufacturing operations across facilities that will optimize production and improve process efficiencies.

Driving Organizational Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

In contrast, in the process industries, the supply chain organization reported to manufacturing. for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September. How can we move forward if we cannot align?

Navigating The End-to-End Journey

Supply Chain Shaman

The company that plays to win does not strive to have the best manufacturing costs, or the best procurement practices; instead, the team focuses on winning together cross-functionally on a commonly held portfolio of metrics. Wang Laboratories. Eastman Kodak. Nokia, Blockbuster. Polaroid.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

I am writing this blog post in the air, sitting in seat 4c, somewhere over the Midwest en route to Philadelphia. High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. Localized manufacturing. Shipment and manufacturing of the unit of one. Next year’s event will be in Philadelphia on September 4th-7th.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

The internal dissonance within the manufacturing organization is deadly. When I mention Anaplan to manufacturing supply chain leaders, there is no recognition of the brand. “…the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” ? Otto von Bismarck.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

With a strong manufacturing culture, much of the focus was on lean production systems. for the public training in Philadelphia in August and developing the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September. Definition.

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Trying to Throw A Light On Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Feeling very green, I stumbled through the airport and found my way to my seat on the plane from Brussels to Philadelphia. <The Yesterday morning, I was sick.

Rethinking the How….

Supply Chain Shaman

IBM is good at manufacturing terms that we both hate and love. While the manufacturing clients that I work with have strong IT relationships with SAP, and HANA is more and more a discussion, I think that we are missing several basic discussions.

5 Ways to Put AI to Work in Your Supply Chain

Bristlecone

At LogiPharma 2019 in Philadelphia, Deepak Ghodke, Vice President, Bristlecone Labs, spoke about how it is, therefore, not at all surprising that the increase in AI adoption has also extended to enterprises in recent years.

Never Living the Same Day Twice: The Art and Joy of Solving Supply Chain Puzzles

Talking Logistics

Last week, I spoke at Quintiq’s World Tour event in Philadelphia , which featured several customers talking about the supply chain puzzles they faced — in manufacturing, logistics, and workforce management — and how they are working to solve them.

The Lenovo Way

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, it is constant learning from other industries like AUTOMOTIVE, RETAIL, HEALTHCARE, and FOOD Manufacturing. for the public training in Philadelphia in August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a sultry day in Philadelphia. Manufacturing is designed and planned in isolation. Integration with manufacturing systems to understand actual run times and Operating Efficiency (OEE). Manufacturing. Manufacturing programs are implemented as standalone programs. Manufacturing trade-offs are closely aligned to network design, tactical planning, and supplier development programs. There is balance in S&OP between sales and manufacturing.

Are You Feeding the Beast? Or Driving Progress in Your Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

In short, this major manufacturer and a well-respected supply chain leader, lamented the lack of good decision support tools and the singular focus of his IT team to focus on ERP implementation. As a mom, I loved to read to my daughter. One of my favorites was Where the Wild Things Are.

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How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need

ShipBob

They will deliver free, fresh salads and bowls to hospitals in the cities they serve: DC Area, Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, and Houston. LVMH will use its perfume and cosmetics factories (normally used for Christian Dior, Givenchy, and other luxury brands) to manufacture free hand sanitizer (hydroalcoholic gel) for French health authorities. With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolving at such a rapid pace, the ShipBob team wants to help those in need.

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

On October 15th, I will be speaking on the Qunitiq World Tour in Philadelphia. The greatest gap is in the design of supplier and manufacturing networks. And, in our Digital Manufacturing Study.

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

He discussed the adoption of the steam engine and the electric motor in the manufacturing sector. Today, we take these technologies for granted, but the electric motor was the genesis of the horizontal manufacturing plant. This week, I spoke at the Chicago CSCMP round table event.

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last week’s 2015 LogiChem conference was held in Philadelphia, PA, the birthplace of the signing of our Declaration of Independence. These chemical manufacturers must improve their supply chain resilience in order to thrive, be successful, and—ultimately—be safe.