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.

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

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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.

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.

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!

Taking Advantage of Local Drivers Meets Same Day Delivery Expectations

Cerasis

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

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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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.

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

Cerasis

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

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 . Prolonged shutdowns have both financial and operational implications, which are often very difficult to assess due to the complexity and far-reaching nature of supply chains. Network design is only one of the many pieces of the supply chain planning puzzle.

The New Definition of Supply Chain Agility and Resilience in an Unpredictable World

Logistics Viewpoints

Prior to 2020, every supply chain in the world was challenged by increasing levels of demand unpredictability and market volatility. The sudden onset of COVID-19 only reinforced a lesson that supply chain professionals had already realized: uncertainty is the only real certainty.

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4 Tips to Meet Consumers’ Growing Fulfillment Demands

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

MHI published a study in 2020 citing consumer demand for speed as one of three toughest challenges for the supply chain today. That’s why we put together some of our tried-and-true tips to help you meet consumers’ growing fulfillment demands.

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.

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.

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.

LogiSYM Vietnam 2020: Warehouse Modernization – Meeting the challenges of a post pandemic economy

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A presentation by Royston Phua, Senior Advisor – Vertical Marketing Strategy – Asia Pacific Supply Chains at Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific. Vietnam 2020 Vietnam2020

Mourning the Death of the Data-Driven Supply Chain Guy

Supply Chain Shaman

As a great supply chain leader and my client for ten years, his energetic spirit always lifted my soul. He quickly replied and asked that I call him each week and talk supply chain. ” So, for two years, I called Joe each week to talk supply chain.

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Supply Chain Manager – A “Green” Superhero

Logility

Just to level set, the Brundtland Commission defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” They encourage their supply chains to adopt sustainable strategies.

Dropshipping Is Helping to Meet eCommerce Demands

Material Handling and Logistics

A new study from the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University shows that retailers are expanding their virtual inventory without incurring additional carrying and fulfillment costs by utilizing dropship programs

The Digital Supply Chain: How Are Supply Chain Managers Responding?

Cerasis

How do you define the digital supply chain? Most supply chains have been involved in digital processes for years. Even computerized picking systems rely on the digital supply chain, but the digital supply chain relies on the actions of supply chain managers for continued growth. Managers Automate Processes to Respond to the Digital Supply Chain. Another aspect of response to the digital supply is training.

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. When we can rapidly and efficiently respond to whatever surprises tomorrow brings, we ensure a higher degree of supply chain stability in today’s interconnected, global world. It boils down to three essential supply chain capabilities: Predict, Protect and Perform.

What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

Intelligent supply chain management can reduce costs, improve profitability, and enable competitive advantage for your organization. From the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to the use of the internet of Things, explains i-Scoop , intelligent supply chain management is changing the game for traditional warehouses, retailers, consumers, and employees alike. Fear and Poor Change Management Prevent Successful Implementation of Intelligent Supply Chain Management.

Handling Supply Chain Disruptions with Warehowz & Kuebix TMS

Kuebix

Supply chains throughout the U.S. Manufacturing, transporting and storing products while meeting new rules and regulations regarding health is a lot for companies to handle. The post Handling Supply Chain Disruptions with Warehowz & Kuebix TMS appeared first on Kuebix.

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

Cerasis

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

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

These companies had to haul expedited shipments by truck so they could keep their production lines running and, in turn, meet the commitments to their customers. However, did you know there are enough lead time problems lurking in your current supply chain operations that go completely unnoticed? These are the “knowable unknowns” that can hurt your supply chain performance. The post Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Industry 5.0 and the Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Next generation supply chain optimization will pair both smart, interconnected digital environments with the human insight it takes to make the most out of them. In my role, I get to meet a lot of people with a range of interests in optimizing various aspects of their supply chains.

Five signs its time for supply chain transformation

Kinaxis

Some transformations follow a convention, but in supply chain that’s rarely the case. Leaders from Bose, Boston Scientific and ON Semiconductor shared key lessons from their supply chain transformations, including what led them to consider change. If these stories sound familiar, it might be time for your supply chain to change too. Everything may seem fine until a bump in the road reveals the truth: There are blind spots in the supply chain.