Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

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New SCM Cloud eBook

Oracle SCM

Download the latest SCM Cloud eBook to learn why supply chain leaders are moving their SCM applications to the cloud. Read how cloud can help throughout every step of the supply chain process, from design, planning, procurement, and manufacturing through to execution and delivery. To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, please visit www.oracle.com/scm.

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What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. It refers to the systems, processes and software packages used by organizations to manage day-to-day operating activities such as, new product development , demand, supply and sales & operations planning , procurement , logistics , order management , manufacturing and asset maintenance. SCM systems provide a strategic advantage and business insight to companies and their operations. SCM Fundamentals.

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Procurement Outsourcing – Keep your Integrity!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Like so many professionals Procurement people are very proud. But at some point in their careers, especially in the age of Outsourcing, they are likely to have to deal with potential suppliers who provide Procurement services. Procurement typically negotiates deals for other functions like I/T, HR, Manufacturing and every other area in the company. When selling Procurement Outsourcing services you need to have a lot of credibility to begin. Subscribe Here!

Trends & Strategies in Logistics and SCM

Supply Chain Movement

They are based on 1757 responses collected in an international survey from supply chain executives (including logistics service providers (LSPs), retailers, and manufacturing companies). However, our results show that costs are on the rise (larger than 8% on average for manufacturing industries). Proactive strategies should include research and development, procurement, production and sales.

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Apple Procurement Leader Hails from NC State


Today’s WSJ front page shares the important role of one of Apple’s top senior executives who runs much of the procurement and supply chain activity for Apple – Tony Blevins. In some cases this involved having multiple manufacturers in the same hotel meetings to promote bidding wars, and threatening to “insource” manufacture of components by hiring away a supplier’s engineers. He wanted to weaponize procurement in a short-term way.

E2open Acquires icon-scm: Five Reasons Why You Should Care

Supply Chain Shaman

She cannot count the number of SCM software acquisition announcements that promised 1+1=10. icon-scm was founded in 1992. The company partnered with SAP to launch a product offering, SAP Supply Chain Response by icon-scm, in 2010. In 2012, icon-scm had revenues of approximately $10 million. The product was used to improve supply chain decisions in discrete manufacturing companies like Avnet, Hewlett-Packard, Pratt & Whitney, and Western Digital.

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Indirect Procurement – It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet the lack of attention and focus that Indirect Procurement is often given is inconsistent with the true importance of this area. Indirect Procurement takes a back seat to Direct Procurement unfortunately. But it is time for Indirect Procurement to stand up and be counted! The Importance of Indirect Procurement! Indirect Procurement is referred to by many different names. It might be called Non-Production Procurement or MRO for instance.

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is Becoming Younger, More Educated, More Diverse!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. As a recruitment company specializing in Supply Chain and Procurement, Argentus sits at the nexus of a lot of these demographic changes. When we speak with SCM professionals from the baby boomer and Gen X generations, it’s really common for us to hear, “I didn’t plan on going into Supply Chain, but I fell into it.” Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement.

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Supply Chain Analytics- Towards Intelligent Manufacturing


Supply Chain Analytics aims at enhancing the manufacturing operational efficiency and overall operational effectiveness by enabling informed data-driven decisions across the factory floor. Manufacturing-. What is Supply Chain Analytics?

How Are Counterfeit Drugs Procured?

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new approach focuses on the way these products are procured. The research explores a new approach to combating drug counterfeiters: devising mitigation strategies based on the way dispensers procure medicines. The thesis is being supervised by Dr. Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz, Professor of SCM at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, and Prof. Second, the procurement of counterfeit product is often the result of an inadequate supply of authentic medicines.

Get Your Manufacturing Processes in Gear for the Holidays

Oracle SCM

Every year during the holidays, anxiety hits shoppers, retailers, and manufacturers alike about whether the season’s hottest products will face shortages. For manufacturers, at least, it doesn’t have to be this way. Many manufacturers lack the end-to-end supply chain visibility and flexibility needed to plan for demand spikes, but you can improve your demand-planning capabilities by outsourcing at least some of your production processes.

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Market Beat. Four Thumbs Down and One Thumb Up.

Supply Chain Shaman

Globally ten percent of jobs are in manufacturing, while 37% are associated with supply chain management. They are impatient that they know more about pizza’s status for lunch before their zoom meeting than the inbound shipment status for their critical manufacturing run.

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. I worked in Materials Handling, Packaging Engineering, Warehouse Space Planning, Resource Planning, Procurement, Inventory Management and Control, Production Control, Systems Management and other areas. SCM involves the flow of materials, finances and information.

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lean for instance is equally applicable in Supply Chain as it is in Manufacturing or anywhere else. The Supply Chain in the Financial sector is different from Manufacturing and Distribution for instance. From the inbound perspective he Supply Chain team typically procures raw materials, expedites their delivery. Check out What is Change Management’s Role in the Digital Transformation of SCM? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Argentus at [link] , a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. The HBR article outlines an interesting development: more retail and manufacturing companies are adopting “digital control towers” for their supply chains. Companies will always need people who can build relationships with vendors when conducting large-scale Procurement. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

7 Steps to Product Procurement Pricing that Suppliers Can Support

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new tool enables procurers to negotiate product prices without bargaining away supplier goodwill. When bargaining with suppliers over a product price, how can procurement professionals secure the best deal without damaging a valued relationship by being overly aggressive? It won first prize in this year’s annual competition for the best SCM thesis. This critical step relies on the knowledge and expertise of the procurement professional. Fair deal.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever


Jabil sponsored a global Dimensional Research survey to capture hard data on current experiences, challenges and trends with the supply chains of electronics manufacturing companies. The 3 Big Supply Chain Management Trends Surely to Change SCM as we know it Forever. Data can indicate issues with procurement , product quality, and delivery. ” SCM Core Trend #2: The Manufacturing Factory of the Future.

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Importing From China! The Essential Guide! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The most important factor is that due to the lower cost of materials and wages, China can manufacture goods for a far more reduced price. What’s more, due to their expertise in mass production Chinese manufacturers are able to deliver a level of speed and efficiency unmatched by any other nation. China #Import #Export #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Freight. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Commodity (or Category) Management – What is your Buying Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? A well constructed Procurement Strategy will raise the value of the Supply Chain to your company. “Commodity Management” may also be referred to as Category Management, Strategic Procurement or Merchant Management for instance. I use the term Commodity Management to represent the strategic procurement of materials regardless of what specific industry or company vernacular you may use. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Is it Important to Integrate Oracle with Enterprise Labeling Applications?


For every major area of discipline, Oracle SCM Cloud has an application designed to make life easier – procurement, PLM, supply chain planning, logistics, manufacturing, and more. The company was also recently named a leader in Garter’s Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Magic Quadrant. Companies like Oracle have become the bedrock for organizations who are grappling with more complex supply chains.

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Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Earlier in my career I was responsible for running the Manufacturing and Supply Chain operations for a particular operating Division. Check out Procurement (Part 1!) – The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! Procurement #SupplyChain #SCM #Business #Purchasing. Change Management Procurement Supply Chain Management Business Purchasing SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Impacts of an Increasingly Protectionist World!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And they had no experience or expertise in global procurement, sourcing, or vendor management. But it was also clear that the goods they wanted to buy could only be procured from these other countries. But many of their goods included unique materials or unique manufacturing techniques and skills which were indigenous to the countries they were buying from. SupplyChain #SCM #Business #Leadership. Procurement Supply Chain Management Business Leadership SCM supplychain

How To Differentiate With A Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Program!

Supply Chain Game Changer

All levels of the organization must be involved, from the procurement person responsible for the supplier up through the CEO, depending on the value of the supplier. The classical model is called a “Bow-Tie Model” as the engagements between the sales and procurement representatives always go through them – a single control point structure that resembles a bow-tie. The sourcing or procurement function will own the relationship and manage the overall process. Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

On the supply side, however, there is less and less room for manufacturers to absorb additional costs as volatile input prices put the squeeze on margins and the marketing investment required to differentiate branded products from private-label competitors continues to rise. Similarly, there is little point in entering collaborations to boost sales if any increase in demand is likely to run into manufacturing-capacity constraints. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? He knew what his cost point had to be on the product which meant that he had to have the product manufactured overseas. Large companies can afford to have Strategic Sourcing Procurement staff around the world. They are better off considering dealing with partners and outsourcing agencies to provide the on-the-ground sourcing support necessary to have their products manufactured, distributed and shipped.

Supply Chain Personified! The Link Between Your Company Silos!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The procurement of materials and goods and services, and the timing of this procurement, payment terms with suppliers, and the buildup and disposition of inventory all dramatically impact the amount of cash that a company has and uses. Manufacturing/Operations. If your company has either in-house or outsourced Manufacturing operations those facilities are completely dependent on Supply Chain for ensuring that materials arrive on time at the specified quality levels.

Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future! Tracking and Tracing of raw materials through manufacturing to the end customer must take on Amazon-like capabilities, meaning customers will know where their orders are at any one time, just like when you order from Amazon. SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #Logistics #Distribution #ECommerce #Retail #Freight #TMS. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Inspirational Supply Chain Quotes

Supply Chain Game Changer

I made two interesting discoveries: The components were all manufactured by other companies, and the system that retailed for $3,000 cost about $600 in parts.” ~ Michael Dell. Quotes #Leadership #SupplyChain #supplychainmanagement #scm. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Procurement Supply Chain Management Leadership Quotes SCM supplychain supplychainmanagementSubscribe Here! Email Address. Article originally published and provided by [link].

Confessions of a High Priced Expediter!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The manufacturing lines were up and running and we were meeting our customer commitments again. The local buyers at each manufacturing location had the real day to day insight as to what was going on but they didn’t have the supplier contacts to resolve their issues. Selected as one of the Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs, and one of the Top 25 Procurement Blogs, on the Internet. © Copyright Mortson Enterprises Inc, 2018. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. I then recommend that the business augment the SAP SCM functionality using best-of-breed, industry-specific optimization. Why I Believe SAP SCM Is a Risk to Your Business. The SAP solution is better than the Oracle SCM solution for planning. I also believe that SAP is one of the best, if not the best, ERP system for most process manufacturers.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. I then recommend that the business augment the SAP SCM functionality using best-of-breed, industry-specific optimization. Why I Believe SAP SCM Is a Risk to Your Business. So, it is in their best interest to support the implementation of SAP SCM software.). The SAP solution is better than the Oracle SCM solution for planning.

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most companies have a Procurement function, Distribution, Logistics, Planning, Inventory Management, Product Data Management, and Operations. In the area of Procurement they did a lot of benchmarking and highlighted deficiencies in our materials costing and pricing processes, and the resultant uncompetitiveness and financial shortfall that resulted therefrom. SCM #SupplyChain #leadership #logistics #procurement. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Supply chain organizations within the automotive supplier industry contribute to manufacturing excellence in many ways, including quality, cost, and delivery to their OEM and subsystem customer base. Focused on outcomes, a competitive supply chain capability not only assures the on-time delivery of component material, but also the execution of inbound supply to ensure the shipment of quality finished goods at a competitive price while delivering on-target margins for the manufacturers.

Is S&OP an expensive band aid?


Islands of information: Over the last two decades organizations made quite a bit of investment into Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems. Majority of the established vendors in the SCM space have grown into these disparate planning functions through acquisitions. This ability to harmonize and surface the right data is even more critical in today’s world where increasing amounts of data comes from external sources such as contract manufacturers or channel partners.

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