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.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile. Supply Chain Planning.

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.

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. Medicinal marijuana supply chain ruled out as distribution option. Licensed producers turn to each other to support the marijuana supply chain.

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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).

Meeting the meat demand

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.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

Transportfolio

And with the advent of services like online ordering, parking lot pickup, and home delivery, retailers increasingly need to become supply chain specialists, or work with those who are, to stay competitive. . Gaps in modern retail supply chains.

L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

At the Supply Chain Global Summit 2018 , Francois discussed the impact of digitalization, Industry 4.0, and L’Oréal’s approach to business that has allowed the company to continuously rank as a Supply Chains to Admire winner for four consecutive years.

Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Meets Industry 4.0 Adoption

Supply Chain Matters

supply chain practices. Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Internet of Things Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Addidas Futurecraft MFG supply chain Addidas supply chain supply chain advancements in footwear manufacturing Supply chain Matters blog

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

Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

As I drank a cup of coffee and waited, I reflected on the article I had just completed for the Institute of Supply Management. At their request I wrote on the digital supply chain. Digital supply chain is such a buzzword. Traditional supply chains do not sense.

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. Twenty-one companies meet this criterion.

Brains Meet Brawn in Retail & Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

The changing supply chain landscape. The emergence of AI and Machine Learning in the supply chain is changing the way managers approach managing inventory, production, distribution and selling to optimize the customer experience. Improving the quality of such decisions to incorporate these factors, at the scale of an enterprise supply chain, is beyond the capacity of the human brain to address in any timescale feasible to drive a modern supply chain environment.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s.

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.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog in the presence of independent supply chain management and B2B industry analyst and Editor Bob Ferrari, is attending the Oracle Modern Business Experience ( MBX ) in Las Vegas. .

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. Managers Automate Processes to Respond to the Digital Supply Chain. Another aspect of response to the digital supply is training.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management?

How to make S&OP meetings a highlight in your team’s calendar

AIMMS

During the workshop, we learned that virtually all attendees had a pain point in common: they always had to go back to their desk to test different scenarios after an S&OP meeting. Suddenly, S&OP meetings would not be as tedious.

Positioning Skills for the Future Needs of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Matters

As we, via Supply Chain Matters, and many others have noted, there is no question that supply chain talent development and retention has become a top of mind multi-industry challenge. Supply chain leaders express frustration in their efforts to find talent with correct skills.

Meeting the Needs of Life Sciences

Rootstock

Cloud ERP ERP Salesforce Supply Chain Enterprise Resource Planning medical device manufacturers Manufacturing Rootstock life sciencesAre you making a medical device, pharmaceutical, or other life sciences product?

Managing the heathcare supply chain for better patient outcomes

Kinaxis

by Mike McAllister LogiMed USA 2019 panel discussion focuses on meeting expectations in the age of The Amazon Effect. Recently we had the opportunity to attend the only event that brings together the entire end-to-end healthcare supply chain, LogiMed USA 2019, in San Diego, California.

Upcoming- Join Us at 7th Annual Supply Chain Management Summit

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters readers residing in the New England region are invited to join me at the 7th Annual Supply Chain Management Summit being held on Thursday, August 21 on the campus of Bryant University in Smithfield Rhode Island. Over the years, this Summit has grown and matured into a northeast regional event focusing on a new burgeoning supply chain challenges and solutions.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Circular Supply Chain Vs. Linear Supply Chain: An Evolution

Cerasis

In a sense, these common occurrences reveal how much of an impact the concept of a circular economy and thusly, the circular supply chain is having on consumers. What is the Circular Supply Chain? Driving Forces of the Circular Supply Chain.

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke on the evolution of the digital supply chains and my vision for Supply Chain 2020 at the World Trade Group Event in Miami. These will be the foundation of digital supply chain thinking that will redefine business in the next decade.

Gartner Questions Supply Chain “Control Towers”

ToolsGroup

Gartner says that future supply chain planning will look less like a "control tower" and more like a refinery "control room'" with many value-added analytics that automate, guide and control the supply chain. Simulation through a unified model of the supply chain.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it.

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Selecting new software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle

AIMMS

Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. 84% of respondents in a 2017 study stated that they want an affordable network design solution, but only 54% of them thought available tools meet their price expectation.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. My passion is helping supply chain leaders. ” Tomorrow, I will attend the European Network of Networks meeting.

Supply Chain Technology Integration: Making the New Technology & Legacy Systems’ Marriage Last

Cerasis

Your organization should invest in and manage supply chain technology integration, making the most out of your existing technology and new investments these steps. . Do More Than Talk about Collaboration; Work Together on Supply Chain Technology Integration.

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. About the Supply Chains to Admire Research.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

Cerasis

Of course, we live in a high technology powered supply chain world, but often, as we noted in our 5 Upfront LTL Tips post, if you don’t remember the basics and best practices, no technology is going to fix those issues, but only make them more apparent. Trusting your Supply Chain.

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) Officially Launches Today

Supply Chain Matters

Today marks the official rebranding of the now former APICS to the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM). Organizations of all kinds, and in varying industry settings, are now keen to the need to meet the challenges of the digital revolution in business.

How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity

ToolsGroup

Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is known for best-in-class supply chain planning. Equally it poses huge supply chain planning challenges. Supply Chain Planning