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.

What is Supply Chain Resilience?

GlobalTranz

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the resiliency test. Let’s start here: what is supply chain resilience? What is Supply Chain Resilience? Blog Supply Chain

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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.

The Hill Supply Chain Leaders Climb

Supply Chain Shaman

Word Misappropriation In Supply Chain. I struggle day-to-day with the misappropriation of words in the building of an effective supply chain. The goal was a supply chain that was efficient, agile, and responsive. Organizations do not have one supply chain.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Is Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain ready to meet demand?

Kinaxis

So one might think Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain would already be in place. On the medicinal marijuana front, the Canadian government’s official market data (see the chart below) for the first quarter of the current fiscal year clearly indicates that the domestic and foreign cannabis producers are in constant competition to meet the demands of the market. Medicinal marijuana supply chain ruled out as distribution option.

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Taking Advantage of Local Drivers Meets Same Day Delivery Expectations

GlobalTranz

The post Taking Advantage of Local Drivers Meets Same Day Delivery Expectations appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Final Mile Logistics Peak Season Supply Chain same day delivery

Avoiding Stagnation: How Ratioform Stays Agile with Supply Chain Automation

ToolsGroup

Mathias is a supply chain expert with significant experience in industrial engineering, logistics, inventory management and procurement at such companies as Amazon, Infineon, Tech Data and of course, Ratioform, where he started as the Head of Procurement in 2018 and is now the Director of Operations.

Meet the crisis with end-to-end Supply Chain Visibility

Prophetic Technology

The current pandemic affecting our daily life demands an end-to-end Supply Chain (SC) Visibility. supply chain visibility

Healthcare Procurement: Why the Healthcare Industry Needs to Modernize Supply Chains to Meet Today’s Challenges

ivalua

Healthcare Procurement: Why the Healthcare Industry Needs to Modernize Supply Chains to Meet Today’s Challenges. percent on most categories of supplies compared to those who don’t 2 , according to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association.

The Perfect Delivery: 6 Key Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Tim McLean, Managing Director, TXM Lean Solutions

The most basic requirement of any business is to deliver its products to its customers on time, in full, every day, without fail. Over the past decade as supply chains have become more complex and customers more demanding, meeting this simple requirement has become harder and harder. What was acceptable 20 years ago, is no longer enough in today’s dynamic, dis-intermediated, hyper competitive marketplace. So why do supply chains fail to deliver? Lean supply chain expert and author, Tim McLean, will explore each of the reasons why supply chains fail to deliver and provide practical strategies to address them and improve your delivery performance. Tim will share case studies of actual companies that have transformed their supply chain performance by addressing the six drivers along with his own experience drawn from hundreds of supply chains over more than 20 countries.

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

GlobalTranz

While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes. With 7 percent of America’s gross domestic product (GDP) tied up in inventory, reports the 21 st Century Supply Chain Blog , your organization must go beyond the analytics and understand the broad impact of analytics in your company. Supply Chain Warehouse

Meeting the meat demand

DELMIA Quintiq

The meat industry and its supply chain is long and complex. But this begs the question: How do supermarkets and meat processors manage their supply, meet the demands put upon them and balance their inventories? Meat consumption is growing globally, and producers are working hard to meet increased consumer demand while maintaining sustainable and responsible practices in both livestock management and supply chain optimisation.

AI Supply Chain for E-Commerce: Opportunities to Save Resources

GlobalTranz

Creating new value and maintaining competitive advantage within the supply chain remains challenging for companies around the globe. Fortunately, the applications of logistics artificial intelligence (AI) are well-poised to meet this demand and help accommodate the changing.read More.

My Failure Of Using Design Thinking To Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain management is a team sport. Just as there are many flavors of sports teams, there are many types of supply chains. The supply chain is also a team sport needing clear goals, rules, and coaches.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

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. See You At the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit?

Supply Chain Talent Matters More than Ever

Logistics Viewpoints

According to one survey , only 27% of leaders believe that they have the talent needed to meet current supply chain performance requirements. What should supply chain leaders be looking for to close the talent gap? Learning & Leadership supply chain talent

Meeting the Omnichannel Challenge

The Network Effect

Consumers are buying products through many different channels the consumer goods supply chain has become more complex than ever before. The post Meeting the Omnichannel Challenge appeared first on The Network Effect. Consumer Goods Digital Supply Chain Retail Supply Chain Control Towers Supply Chain Management consumer good control towers omnichannel retail

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

Digitize to Survive

Speaker: Laura Garcia, Sr. Editor at Supply Chain Digital and Procurement Magazines

In Digitize to Survive, we’ll be showing how you can leverage today’s tech to help meet organizational objectives and not only survive but thrive in a post-pandemic world. With all the new tech available on the market, setting a digitization roadmap and knowing where to start can be difficult. We’ll help you drudge through the boundless opportunities and help clarify all the buzz. During this webinar, we’ll discuss how to take an objectives-first approach and demystify some of today’s hottest tech such as IoT, AI, and Big Data and show you how they can help build resiliency, unearth competitive advantages and optimize bottom-line results.

Move over old man. It’s time to meet supply chain planning 4.0

Kinaxis

by Trevor Miles What I took away from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference …. Supply Chain Management is a relatively young practice, though many of the core principles go back many decades and are based on Operations Research concepts. The focus of the recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference was on the manner in which companies can adapt to the digital world while still operating in the analog world. Supply chain planning Technology

A Tale of Two Industries: Surprising Demand Spikes amid Supply Chain Disruption

ToolsGroup

It’s human nature to miscalculate how best to respond to supply chain disruptions–either over- or under-steering in anticipation of a crisis. Optimists often delay preparing for supply chain disruption for fear that contingency actions lead to self-fulfilling prophecies.

Understanding New Supply Chain Concepts

Logistics Viewpoints

This blog captures the salient points of their conversation on new supply chain concepts. In simple terms, at the core both of these are about demand and supply reconciliation. Kinaxis is known for concurrent planning along with a few other supply chain planning vendors.

ERP vs. Best-in-Class — What is Best for Managing the Healthcare Supply Chain

ivalua

ERP vs. Best-in-Class for Healthcare Supply Chain Management? Are ERP systems better than best-in-class supply chain solutions for managing healthcare supply chains? Why ERP Implementations Fail and will fail for Healthcare Supply Chains.

Is Your Supply Chain ‘Ready for Anything’?

ToolsGroup

In an ever-changing global economy with all its unexpected twists and turns, supply chain leaders are looking for a way to be ready for anything the real world throws at them. It boils down to three essential supply chain capabilities: Predict, Protect and Perform.

Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

AIMMS

Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

8 Steps to Building Supply Chain Resilience for Manufacturers in a Post-Covid World

ivalua

They discussed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Procurement and came up with this list of 8 critical supply chain management activities that can help Procurement teams build and maintain supply chain resilience now and in the years to come.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design . Network design is only one of the many pieces of the supply chain planning puzzle.

Are you compromising to meet Supply Chain demands after the crisis?

Prophetic Technology

The pandemic unfolds considerable global disruption in our Supply Chains (SCs,) reason why it is essential to ponder and performance in a different way to renovate and revolutionise our SC strategy. supply chain risk management

Supply Chain Technology Trends 2020: Is this the Golden Era of Tech Use?

GlobalTranz

Supply chain technology always evolves, changes to meet the needs of the global supply chain, and offers huge benefits. The supply chain technology trends 2020 has to.read More. Supply Chain Technology Trends Supply Chain Technology Trends 2020

Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain

Logility

In almost every supply chain publication, you will find an article discussing digital transformation. Digital supply chain capabilities enable more agility and resilience; two supply chain characteristics that are especially important in dealing with unforeseen disruptions.

A World in Flux: Global Supply Chain Predictions for 2021

ToolsGroup

In episode seven of Be Ready for Anything, industry insider Bob Ferrari discusses the pivotal factors affecting global supply chain revitalization in the coming year. And now, as we all look back, there was a remarkable performance by all industry global supply chain teams.

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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. Self-reporting of data does not meet this standard.

Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge

OneSCM

For one thing, companies have learned hard lessons over the years about the challenges of managing third parties, unanticipated additional elements of total cost, and in many cases reduced flexibility that comes with long extended supply chains. The post Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain. A survey of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, and outsourced manufacturing and logistics services providers.

Developing Outstanding Supply Chain Talent and Leadership

PINC

By collaborating with universities and colleges, companies can help develop a new stream of supply chain talent that’s ready to take on the present and the future. As the pandemic taught us, this hit-or-miss approach to supply chain management literally sets companies up for failure.