Integrated Supply Chain Planning: Connectivity Enables Responsiveness

Cerasis

At the close of 2019, Jennifer Van Cise via IndustryWeek reported on the steep challenges faced in manufacturing and downstream supply chains. In fact, 84% of chief supply chain officers note the.read More. The post Integrated Supply Chain Planning: Connectivity Enables Responsiveness appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Supply Chain Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with Supply Chain Insights , I immerse myself in learning. I continually question my long-held beliefs on supply chain excellence. . When readers finish a Supply Chain Shaman blog, I want to drive a set of unique takeaways. Today, I am going to share five insights that I have gleaned from our work on Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking. Figure 1: Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking Methodology Overview.

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Next-Generation Digital Supply Chain Planning

DynaSys

Despite the disruptions of the past years, there are some emerging key trends in Supply Chains that provide both challenges but also opportunities for manufacturers. The momentum towards more sustainable supply chains is coming from many directions.

Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

In the presentation, I shared data on the evolution of supply chain planning and the results on user satisfaction. The use of best-of-breed planning technologies was small at 15%. Neither technology vendor is an industry leader in delivering a solution that fits the needs of the supply chain planner. The common perception is that SAP and Oracle supply chain planning solutions are superior to best-of-breed Advanced Planning Solutions.

Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning: Steps to Take Now for Rapid Recovery

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

Supply Chain Executives need to empower their teams to navigate through and beyond the impact of COVID-19 with powerful insights and integrated supply chain networks so that real-time change can be quickly responded to and organizations can come out of this leading from the front. Join this webinar with Dave Food, Strategy Director, Prophetic Technology, who will provide insights into planning for a post-COVID world.

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

Manufacturers like Hyundai are experiencing a shortage of components that threaten s to halt production. The virus continues to compromise supply chains and disrupt companies at a troubling rate, but a re businesses prepared from a supply chain planning perspective? . The era of globalization has enabled supply chains to be broader and more connected. Resilient planning in action .

Three Mistakes Teams to Avoid in Selecting Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain planning user satisfaction is a flip of the coin. Satisfaction is low: one-in-two supply chain planning software users state satisfaction. Supply chain planing is now three decades old. Today over 82% of companies have some form of supply chain planning. The average is 2-3 demand and 3-5 supply chain supply planning solutions operating on 3-5 Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions.

“Digital Transformation” and Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Your company has an older supply chain planning (SCP) system of record (SOR) like SAP APO that was developed in the 1990s. But it’s clear that this platform is not getting you what you want: a “next generation”, “low touch”, and “not stapled together” planning platform. While exploring a new approach to planning, a good place to start is with a tool familiar to many people, the Gartner five stage SCP maturity model. Stepping up to Connected Planning.

The rise of IoT in supply chain planning

Kinaxis

With the number of connected devices estimated to surpass six billion next year and more than 20 billion by 2020, the steady stream of data these devices are providing can easily crowd and clog your supply chain planning processes if you’re not prepared. Gartner Research Director Andrew Downard addressed the issue during his presentation at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference by outlining three macro trends affecting supply chain planning , chief among them IoT.

Supply Chain Planning is Indispensable

Enterra Insights

Most supply chain planners are familiar with Dwight D. Eisenhower’s observation, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” While I agree with the late five-star general and president about the indispensability of planning, I disagree that plans are useless. Because new planning techniques are making plans more realistic and viable. lights out) planning.

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. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters. In this tough market excellence in supply chain planning is a critical element to be competitive. Getting good at planning requires executive leadership.

Supply Chain Planning

LeanCor

Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning. To be a leader in supply chain planning is to own a complex system, where you are at the nexus of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of different parties with their own constraints and goals in mind. When engaging in supply chain planning, LeanCor has identified three areas that need to remain in balance: 1) Purpose.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon). Digital transformation ” is tough for any firm, but when you are $9 billion industrial manufacturer, it is a sizable undertaking. At last week’s TG18 ToolsGroup user event , global bearing manufacturer SKF laid out an impressive review of their transformation to “ Integrated Planning ”. This prodded SKF to a new demand chain vision. An Integrated Planning Model Vision.

Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

<Bear with me… > Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software. Let’s face a hard fact: the supply chain planning market is a mess. They center on how to make a good decision in the purchase of supply chain planning solutions. What do I think of the Gartner Magic Quadrant on Supply Chain Planning System of Record? (I

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19

ToolsGroup

With supply chain planning software you can automate the achievement of service levels, even under changing constraints resulting from major disruptions. As COVID-19 continues its malevolent spread around the world, concerns grow regarding the continued impact on supply chains and business continuity. Commonly companies will use a “firefighting” response in times of supply chain disruption in order to meet service levels.

Machine intelligence and human creativity in supply chain planning

Kinaxis

The book did make me reflect on my own experiences and views on the division of labor between the machines and human supply chain planners. Much has been written and said about how machine intelligence is impacting supply chain planning in the form of automating a human planner’s function, with implications on the future of the profession itself. I would be remiss in stating that automation will have no impact on planning profession.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive supply chain planning processes. Several years ago ToolsGroup pioneered business process outsourcing (BPO) as an alternative to in-house supply chain planning (SCP). Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe.

Industrie 4.0: Its Impact on Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

The German government kicked off the initiative with a focus on advanced manufacturing, but businesses are also linking Industrie 4.0 to supply chains. The clearest impact on supply chain planning involves demand. You need the ability to plan and replan quickly and accurately in order to exploit Industrie 4.0’s as the cyber/physical model of digitized manufacturing is more adept at customizing goods. supply chain strategy.

How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market

ToolsGroup

Trends and other market forces that impact commercial opportunities need to appear on the planning radar. Therefore, traditional push-driven supply chains are wholly unfit for this situation. It bought its main rivals to become North America’s largest fine paper manufacturer. [1] 1] Mohawk sought to profit from the resurgent demand for ‘ analog experiences ’ by owning the fine paper space and transforming its extended supply chain.

5 Tips for Supply Chain Planning in a Turbulent Environment

CHAINalytics

Food and consumer goods manufacturers along with their retail counterparts are dealing with unprecedented highs across consumer channels, while “non-essential” companies are being plagued with historical lows. In both cases, planning for the future has become increasingly difficult. It is often during seasons of tremendous uncertainty that … The post 5 Tips for Supply Chain Planning in a Turbulent Environment appeared first on Chainalytics.

Supply chain planning in the digital age

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow Recently, Madhav Durbha, Vice President of Industry Strategy at Kinaxis was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain on supply chain planning in the digital age. I wanted to share their fascinating conversation with our readers – check out the video interview and transcript below: Supply chain planning in the digital age. How are supply chains becoming more complex? Then you do capacity planning, so on and so forth.

Gartner releases new Supply Chain Planning Magic Quadrant

ToolsGroup

Gartner Research just released its new Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR). This Magic Quadrant analyzes SCP SORs (the foundational planning layer) that support the “integrate” maturity stage demand and supply planning (Stage 3 in Gartner’s five-stage maturity model). Gartner adds that a Stage 3 planning SOR “is usually distinct and separate from the transactional SOR, which is typically encapsulated in various ERP systems.

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. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters. In this tough market being good at supply chain planning is a critical element to be competitive. Getting good at planning requires executive leadership.

Four Reviews of DDMRP for Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

In recent months four experts have weighed in on Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP). Lora Cecere of SC Insights was the first of the supply chain expert opinions I saw on DDMRP. Tim Payne of Gartner sees DDMRP as reflection of increased interest in what Gartner call “Respond Planning”. He sees DDMRP as one possibility for filling the Respond Planning need. He is a great thinker on inventory planning and demand management.”

Why the Forecast for Supply Chain Planning has been Only Partly Cloudy

ToolsGroup

Cloud-based supply chain planning is gaining traction. But cloud-based supply chain planning has not proliferated nearly as fast as many have predicted and "public cloud" (versus "private cloud") i mplementations are still a small minority, leaving a lot of head scratching about why cloud hasn't been as widely adopted as some expected. Supply chain management is a system of record. Supply Chain Planning

Is your supply chain planning ready for the “Experience Economy”?

ToolsGroup

Gartner says, “To guarantee this, the supply chain operating model must change. Supply chains need to deliver new types of customer experiences, and they will do so through virtual ecosystems that are powered by new digital technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI),” says Gartner. Early adopters like Lennox are refining their algorithms and improving planning outcomes over several years already - and they continue to do so.

Supply Chain Planning-A Lesson from Covid-19

Adexa

If there is one lesson to be learnt for supply chain planning in this Covid-19 chaos, it is to be predictive not just responsive. Being Predictive does not imply telling the future but it does mean mitigating risk by smarter planning. The more predictive the supply chain is the less responsive it needs to be. It is not (inventory) cost vs. service level, it is about the right mix of both capacity and material to keep in the entire supply chain.

What’s Wrong with Aftermarket Parts Supply Chain Planning?

ToolsGroup

What’s wrong with aftermarket supply chain planning really has nothing to do with planning, but with management expectations. New technologies have enabled far better approaches to planning aftermarket and service parts and far better results. Let’s start with one striking example of a company that is “knocking it out of the park” with their aftermarket parts supply chain planning – Lennox Residential Systems.

Hospitals Too Have the Same Supply Chain Planning Challenges

Adexa

There were limited amount of supplies and surge in demand for N95 masks, ventilators, hospital beds etc. Generally high demand is a good thing for manufacturers. As a result of this approach, supply cannot be planned accurately and user intervention is needed to make adjustments.

Gartner releases new Supply Chain Planning Magic Quadrant

ToolsGroup

Gartner Research just released its new Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR). This Magic Quadrant analyzes SCP SORs (the foundational planning layer) that support the “integrate” maturity stage demand and supply planning (Stage 3 in Gartner’s five-stage maturity model). Gartner adds that a Stage 3 planning SOR “is usually distinct and separate from the transactional SOR, which is typically encapsulated in various ERP systems.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive supply chain planning processes. Several years ago ToolsGroup pioneered business process outsourcing (BPO) as an alternative to in-house supply chain planning (SCP). Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe.

What Will a Supply Chain Planning Job Look Like in the Future?

ToolsGroup

We have tackled the question of automation before, but his time I want to focus specifically on what automation will mean to the job of the supply chain planner. And I see several patterns emerging on the changing role of the supply chain planner. Here are my five predictions: Planning will become more efficient. no-touch, computer-controlled planning and replenishment—planners have to intervene in only three out of every 1000 planning decisions.

How the Supply Chain Planning System Stole Christmas

Kinaxis

These dolls were manufactured in Asia and typically shipped by boat. While this was a cost effective shipping method, the entire supply chain planning system wasn’t fast and took four to six weeks for the dolls to arrive on the West Coast. As you can imagine, Wendy had a bitterly disappointing Christmas morning like so many other kids, all because of the flaws in the supply chain planning system for the toy.

8 Considerations for Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, discussed in a recent webinar how companies have adapted their supply chains during this crisis, and provided guidance in planning for recovery and future uncertainty. This resulted in manufacturing shutting down and significant constraints on supply. We can see the impact on a whole range of industries; supply chains were impacted and lead time suddenly became impossible to predict.

Supply Chain Planning Basics: A Planning Paradigm

Supply Chain Nation

In our first blog we looked at a general theory of supply chain planning, scheduling and execution in the context of daily life, in a way we can all relate to. Now let’s look at the planning process in more detail. We plan so we can see how to accomplish a given objective, so we know what needs to be done and when, so we don’t overlook anything important along the way. In our next blog we’ll see how scheduling fits with planning and execution.