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Supply Chain Manager – A “Green” Superhero

Logility

So, I started thinking about how supply chain management can impact the environment and concluded that supply chain managers are Green Superheroes. Better supply chain planning saves money but also reduces greenhouse gases and decreases your company’s carbon footprint.

Supply Chain Analytics- Towards Intelligent Manufacturing

ThroughPut

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

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7 Characteristics of A Best In Class Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today’s supply chains function as a result of extensive research into how a supply chain behaves, its chief concerns, successful risk management , diverse markets, widespread collaboration, and technological advances. However, current supply chains fall victim to the problems of inefficiencies, inexcusable rigidity, and failure to recognize the growing demands of consumers. Customization is a tricky aspect of a best in class supply chain.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Risks of Relocating a Business ‘China to Vietnam’

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As a result, the focus for enterprises has moved from contending between them on conveying better quality products to reforming their respective supply chain networks. Yet supply chains’ inherent vulnerability often ultimately brings unexpected risks.

How Can Manufacturers Manage Disruption and Improve Productivity?

Logility

How can manufacturers manage disruption and improve productivity? By using advanced analytics for manufacturing, to understand the valuable information concealed within the data they already have! Advanced analytics for manufacturing is a good place to start.

Making Supply Chains Fit for Function

Enterra Insights

With so much being written and discussed about supply chain transformation, it’s good to remind ourselves what supply chain management is fundamentally about. Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, bluntly states, “The best supply chains are fit for function.”[1] ”[1] She goes on to note that today’s supply chains need leadership not management. Sourcing.

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Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld Reason #5: Not having a supply chain risk management process. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Reason #4 Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel.

Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms

Shipchain

While this comparison is most commonly associated with benchmarking, it is also part of the reason why more people in the shipping industry are turning to blockchain for supply chain management (SCM). Blockchain SCM is poised to create links between all existing supply chains, even competitors, which allows supply chain networks to function more efficiently and with greater transparency. Why Do Shippers Underestimate Blockchain SCM ?

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Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Doing business with suppliers located overseas or in another country can be an overwhelming and daunting task even for expert Sourcing professionals. He knew what his cost point had to be on the product which meant that he had to have the product manufactured overseas. But beyond that he had no idea on where to start to source his product. Large companies can afford to have Strategic Sourcing Procurement staff around the world. The post Outsourcing Sourcing!

The Supply Chain of a Computer

SCM Research

In my courses, I introduce the key ideas of SCM by discussing a map of our globe. Who is governing the computer supply chain? What is the role of contract manufacturers? What can be problematic about sourcing raw materials from the Congo? How could a linear supply chain become circular? How will the supply chain change in the age of automation? Is a supply chain actually a “chain” and is it about “supply” only?

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Supply Chain Priorities: Seven Things That Matter Most

ToolsGroup

A recent Gartner study, conducted annually, sheds some light on what matters most to top executives in supply chain technology. I attended the Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study delivered by Dwight Klappich at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference two weeks ago in London, where he laid out Gartner’s latest findings about the things that matter most in supply chain performance. SCM IT matters.

Three new year’s resolutions for your supply chain

The Network Effect

So here are three New Year’s resolutions for your supply chain (from a CEO’s perspecti ve). Traditionally, when a CEO paid attention to his or her supply chain, it meant something had gone wrong. Strategically, compared to other areas of the business, the supply chain was a relative backwater. If the supply chain was once about the status quo, now it’s about disruption.

Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

The importance of supply chain management What to watch while consumers are panic buying How to implement supply chain management Supply chain management and Walmart. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a systematic and controlled procurement operation. Procurement usually comprises a diverse range of suppliers chosen according to a conceived ability to supply merchandise at the right price. Your Supply Chain Simplified.

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New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

However, the main growth in freight flows lies on the periphery of Europe and the Middle East is also continuing to develop, both for domestic supply and for distribution to Africa. This is the third time that Supply Chain Movement and Buck Consultants International have produced a Supply Chain Map of Europe. In Belgium, the Ford factory in Genk will soon close for good, as will the Heinz manufacturing facility in Turnhout. SCM Map Europe 2014-2015.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. I will write the case studies here, and share the dialogue with the supply chain leaders in our podcast series, Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. When I first met Nick, he was driving a supply chain transformation at VTech Communications.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

However, one thing that should come to mind is the prowess of the retail giant’s supply chain excellence. million employees without a focus on good supply chain management. Not only has Walmart excelled over the decades in traditional supply chain management but with recent news as of late, Walmart is also focused on continuous improvement by investing more into emerging technologies to capture more of the e-commerce market as well as a focus on sustainability.

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller. Jason Miller and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain basics. Jason is a professor of supply chain at Michigan State University, which is ranked as one of the top supply chain schools in the world. Sourcing.

Webinar: Supply chain strategies to combat a brave new trade world

Kinaxis

And for organizations with even moderately complex multinational supply chains, the mounting challenges are the most significant that they’ve faced to date. A fresh set of supply chain strategies are need, the quicker the better. Combine this with an uncertain trade environment with unprecedented market volatility and the impact of ongoing legal, regulatory and taxation changes, and you have a perfect supply chain storm brewing.

Supply Chain Control Towers

Enterra Insights

When the move toward supply chain digitization began, the control tower analogy seemed like a natural step in the process. Here’s the rub: Beyond the name, airport and supply chain control towers have little in common. Supply chain control towers have few standards, often lack needed information, and often have to deal with global operations. ”[2] His answer, “From my perspective it must be a holistic supply chain solution.”

Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into Your Supply Chain

Logility

CSR in Your Supply Chain. CSR opportunities can be found across the entire supply chain in many different forms, including vendor compliance, quality management and sustainability as a whole. Prioritization of compliant suppliers allows companies to utilize supply chain capabilities to increase sustainability. Quality management is another CSR factor that can be strongly influenced through supply chain initiatives. Sources: [link].

Is it time to take your supply chain glocal?

Kinaxis

In case the term is new to you, glocal, in a supply chain context, is the blending of global integration with local responsiveness. Pekar, the VP of Roland DG’s Global SCM Division, gave some interesting insights on the changing role of IT in supply chain. You can check out a recap of his presentation in my blog The Changing Role of IT in End-to-End Supply Chain Management or check out his presentation yourself on our YouTube channel.

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When I began my career there was no such thing as “Supply Chain Management” Supply Chain was not a title to be found anywhere on any organization chart. 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. So what exactly is the definition of “Supply Chain Management”?

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Break down your supply chain functional silos. Analysts, consultants, and others have been telling companies to break down their supply chain functional silos for as long as I’ve been in the business, yet those silos still remain tall and strong at many companies. Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM.

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Dr. Muddassir Ahmed on Innovation in Supply Chain Education

Requis

Muddassir Ahmed is a supply chain strategist, researcher, and educator. On the fifteenth episode of Supply Chain Next, Muddassir talks with host Richard Donaldson about innovation in supply chain management, updating educational curricula, and the accessibility gap he sees in accessing instruction in supply chain best practices. ?. Supply Chain Next · 015 – Dr. Muddassir Ahmed.

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. Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? A new article in Harvard Business Review has been generating some automation-related controversy in the Supply Chain Community, as well as lots of buzz and interesting conversation. So is Supply Chain Management on death’s door?

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Sustained marketplace success and effective supply chain management go hand-in-hand. Organizations that cultivate and maintain reliable yet malleable logistics channels can source the material needed to produce impactful products with minimal overhead and deliver these items swiftly to anticipative consumers. Sophisticated enterprise information technology now propels numerous operational functions, including supply chains.

The Supply Chain Control Tower! An Assessment!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The concept of the “control tower” is increasingly becoming widespread in Supply Chain Management, and Control Tower technologies are a popular topic right within the supply chain community. A supply chain control tower system is an attempt to make the outside supply chain environment visible to the enterprise, with “end-to-end” visibility being the Holy Grail. Complexity: Today’s supply chains have become incredibly complicated.

A Few Thoughts about Supply Chain Management

Enterra Insights

Supply chain management (SCM) sounds like a straight-forward topic; nevertheless, numerous articles have been written on the subject explaining what it is and what it isn’t. Ask a person on the street what constitutes supply chain management and my guess is they would say SCM means ensuring the entire supply chain, from procurement of raw materials to product delivery, runs smoothly. ”[1] How important is supply chain management?

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Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? When I started my career the term “Supply Chain” had just been coined. As such it was many years before I actually heard of the term “Supply Chain Management” Regardless I pursued my interests and took on an increasingly diverse set of progressive jobs as time went on. What Makes Supply Chain Special? Subscribe Here!

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The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain professionals however are uniquely positioned to make dramatic impacts on the environment. In Supply Chain we are involved in the entire breadth of activities in most any company. As such we have the direct or indirect ability to take actions which can promote environmental sustainability, reduce carbon footprint impacts, and drive the creation of the Green Supply Chain. The Supply Chain Environmental Model. Subscribe Here!

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels. Background In dynamic supply chain management environment, people have to make the quick and decisive actions against various issues. In order to facilitate smooth learning process, this article will show you 10 greatest supply chain management books that can help you accelerate the learning.

What is Manufacturing ERP?

OptiProERP

What distinguishes Manufacturing ERP from other ERP systems? ERP started in the manufacturing industry, but it headed off in new directions. Many ERP vendors built their systems purely for finance and accounting, some for warehouse and supply chain management, many for governments and non-profits, to name just a few. Trading organizations, those that just buy and sell, need Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, Inventory, and Supply Chain Management.

Rearchitecting IT to Build a Resilient Supply Chain

Bristlecone

Can they still be referred to as the best practices if they don’t cover the basics, such as scoring based on a PESTLE (Political, Economic, Social, Technical, Legal and Environment) analysis before making crucial decisions related to sourcing and manufacturing outsourcing? From the current state of crisis management to the process of recovery, many businesses are evaluating supply chain strategies. STRATEGIES FOR THE RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN.

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Modernizing the Retail Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Without the back-end supply chain, however, retailers would have nothing to sell. Manufacturers would supply retailers, who would then resell the goods to consumers — therefore dealing with complaints or queries from the end consumer. Now, thanks to an increasingly competitive landscape, the whole process has changed, meaning the supply chain needs to evolve with it, and fast.”[1] Changing retail supply chain environment.

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