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.

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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Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge

Take Supply Chain

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.

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.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

during S&OP meetings Buyer's Guide for Sales. use of supply chain analytics so everyone is self-enabled to make. supply chain analytics & optimization - you are leaving major revenue. Stage 2: Anticipate - S&OP is typically used to develop a supply-centric.

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.

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

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.

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.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

during S&OP meetings Buyer's Guide for Sales. use of supply chain analytics so everyone is self-enabled to make. supply chain analytics & optimization - you are leaving major revenue. Stage 2: Anticipate - S&OP is typically used to develop a supply-centric.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

Tesla Motors Model 3 Unveil- Product Marketing Meets Supply Chain Realities

Supply Chain Matters

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What Happens when Technology Meets Transparency?

Descartes

One of the not-so-simple problems that plague global supply chains is transparency. As consumers and regulators begin to take active interest in the supply chain, technology has become more important in promoting transparency. Blog Supply Chain Technology Transparency

JDA Labs is Hosting a Special Meet-up on Gamification

Supply Chain Nation

On Monday, February 12 at 6pm, JDA Labs is hosting a special meet-up on studies in gameful interaction design and games user research. Get more details around the meet-up here. Ever wonder what the supply chain of the future will look like? Innovation Supply Chain gamification innovation JDA Labs JDA Labs meet-up