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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.

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

There has been a lot of news about driverless cars, and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit there was also some news about “driverless” supply chain planning when two companies described supply chain planning with almost no human intervention. More on this later, but to start, by driverless (whether referring to vehicles or supply chain planning) I don’t mean completely no touch at all times.

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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.

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.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

September 26, 2019) A new study by ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, and Spinnaker, a supply chain services company, has found that only 7% of companies are reaping the benefits of digital transformation of supply chain planning. Drivers of supply chain planning digitization vary significantly by company, with 42% identifying increased operational efficiencies (e.g. PRESS RELEASE.

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How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

At that time, they planned on spreadsheets. Their goals were lofty, but their understanding of supply chain planning was hazy. In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. The cost was 60% more in than average; but even more unfortunate, they never got a good understanding of how to use the planning system. Table 1: Characteristics of a Mature Planning Organization. Tactical Supply. Procurement.

Collaboration in supply chain management is key

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld When scrolling through my news feed Friday, I found this article from SCN : “ Collaboration Key in Creating Competitive Advantages Through Supply Chains “ The article describes research recently published by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute. There were some interesting ideas that came out of this study, like how collaboration in supply chain management is key to success.

What Makes a Mature Planning Organization? (Part 2)

Supply Chain Shaman

Yesterday, I finished a post on supply chain planning maturity. A client had asked me, “How do I know if we have a mature supply chain planning organization?” ” As we talked, and I drew the table, the first question was followed by, “How do I help my executive team understand the importance of planning and their role in the process?” ” Planning leadership is a problem for most organizations.

Collaboration and Visibility in the Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

One of the Supply Chain Management trends apparent at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in May was highlighted by several vendor/customer presentations focused on the value of Collaboration and Visibility projects. In a previous role, I was involved very early in what we deemed a ‘Supply Chain Performance Management’ software startup. safety stock or other planned parameters). Tom McDonough , Sr. Director Product Marketing.

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a long week talking to clients about integrated planning. Most of the Integrated Supply Chain Planning Projects Generate Rubbish. At each location, the team wrung their hands as they told me their stories of “ Integrated Supply Chain Planning.” Good planning requires a clear focus on inputs, data model fit to the business requirements, and outcomes. What is integrated planning? A common plan not one number.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

I will also pen my 95th report for this week’s Supply Chain Insight’s newsletter. We now reach 23,000 supply chain leaders globally with our newsletter and have over 50,000 views/month on Slideshare. Frustrated that my upcoming Supply Chain Insights Global Summit was in Phoenix, he asked if I ever came to Europe. In the process, defines what makes a good plan. Establishing Planning Governance. Supply Chain 2030.

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What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain. Going from a self-proclaimed worst-in-class supply chain to one of the best in the business was no easy feat, but the rewards were well worth the effort. “In Tracking success: Metrics matter. Supply planning. Demand planning.

The Supply Chain Team’s Impact on Capital Projects

NC State SCRC

In industries that are going through a lot of Capital Expenditure investments, including construction of pipelines, LNG facilities, and mining operations, the role of procurement on the success of the organization is somewhat different. The supply chain function impacts a company’s financial performance through improved operations in several areas of the business. Here are some of the areas where procurement has the opportunity to make an impact.

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No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

Dear Supply Chain Leader, Today, sitting in my seat in 11K on a Cathay Pacific flight between Hong Kong and Boston, I want to report that there is no Easter Bunny. Today I also want to report that, based on over a decade of scientific discovery, traditional supply chain practices are not best practices. The question is, “How can the supply chain leader drive digital transformation to deliver transformational capabilities?”. Today’s supply chains respond.

Driving Profitable Growth Through Effective Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Nation

In a previous article titled “ What Is Preventing Your Supply Chain From Being a Strategic Differentiator? ” I reviewed a variety of factors that stand in the way of supply chain excellence. In this article, I shall review the factors that set the supply chain leaders apart from the rest and that help drive profitable growth for their companies. Integrated business planning. This is just one example of supply chain agility.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain.

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, nine out of ten supply chains are stuck. Despite two decades of advancement in supply chain technologies, companies are struggling to gain balance at the intersection of operating margin, inventory turns and case fulfillment. Market volatility is increasing and supply chains can respond, but they cannot sense. Like an artifact, I have kicked around in the supply chain space since the 1980s.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Leader. Interview for Metrics That Matter. My kitchen table is piled high with interviews for the upcoming book, Metrics That Matter. I loved the quote that I captured today in my interview (see above), and I have enjoyed interviews with supply chain leaders like Peter Gibbons. As background, Peter Gibbons is the Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain for Mattel, Inc. How do you define the metrics that matter?

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

Next week is the annual Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , and summit preparation is on my agenda for the weekend. In the preparation phase for the summit, I schedule planning calls with the speakers. This morning, unexpectedly, I found myself in the middle of a debate between my two panelists on the Planning Benchmarking Panel for the Summit. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” Planning is not planning.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. ” Meet Our Panel of Supply Chain Professionals: Trey Howard Emmanuel Frost Michael D. “We see first hand how supply chains fail due to…” Poor business continuity practices.

What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

Supply Chain Shaman

In the height of the e-commerce craze, the marketplace offerings started with a focus on e-procurement. At the time, the popular belief was that Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technologies would build multi-tier capabilities. The widely-held view was that the e-procurement market would fuel the next generation of marketplace applications. Today, the multi-tier capabilities for supply chain management are coming from the born-again marketplaces.

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. I cut my teeth on early forms of supply chain planning. Like me, the traditio nal supply chain leader, grew-up believing in functional excellence and inside-out processes. Inside-out processes assume that the order represents demand, and that the supply chain’s role ends with a perfect shipment. The metrics reward functional thinking. Supply Chain 2030.

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SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

As supply chain clichés take flight, clients struggle with execution. One of these concepts that I hear a lot; but see few tangible examples, is the idea of “customer-segmented supply chain.” The discussion of customer-segmented supply chains happens often. Most supply chain planning teams do not know their customers. In my opinion, we have made procurement increasingly complex without adding value.

The Great Gap Year of 2020

Bristlecone

Given the realities of the post-pandemic world, the pressure is mounting to redesign the supply chain, define new practices and operational metrics, and cope with the competition from new channels of doing business or doing business with. Are you mitigating supply risks?

Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). In 2018, Rockwell Automation won the Supply Chains to Admire Award. To understand the journey, we interviewed Ernest Nicolas, head of the global supply chain at Rockwell to gain insights.

Taking the Hill

Supply Chain Shaman

We believe that supply chain excellence helps a company to better balance demand and supply. We also believe that it helps companies to be more resilient: weathering demand and supply volatility while maximizing opportunities and mitigating risks. We believe that supply chain excellence matters and is important to improving financial market performance. What does the future of supply chain excellence look like?”

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). In 2018, Rockwell Automation won the Supply Chains to Admire Award. To understand the journey, we interviewed Ernest Nicolas, head of the global supply chain at Rockwell to gain insights.

The 3 Pillars of Supply Chain Management (And Why Their Alignment Matters)

Logistics Bureau

Despite the apparent complexities involved in supply chain management, achieving excellence really doesn’t have to be too difficult. Just review and build on our three fundamental pillars of great supply chain management. In this post, we explain what those pillars are, why they matter, and how to align them in a way that supports supply chain management excellence. Pillar 1: Supply Chain Service Alignment. Planning.

Why It Matters

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last five years, I have helped two companies, Sonoco Products and Owens Illinois (OI) with their selection of technologies to improve Sales and Operations (S&OP) planning. They were unclear on their supply chain strategy and the role of supply chain planning. ” As a supplier three to four levels back in the supply chain, life as a packaging provider is tough. It cannot be about singular metrics.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. But I was right with some of my other predictions, especially my prediction that we would see a rise in cyber attacks in 2017, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets. It echoed the title of my September 2016 post, “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”. Source: Evan, Flikr.

Supply Chain Management:Supply Chain Visibility: The need.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Supply Chain Management.

How will Future Maintenance be?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

This would cut the in-house maintenance cost hugely and reduce the pressure on Plant Manager in procuring skilled labor, etc. Outsourcing of EAM could also open door to outsourcing full/partial inventory management & procurement process which would definitely be an added advantage and help in optimizing processes further. Continuous improvement can happen only when maintenance data and metrics are captured and this would go a long way in future enhancement and decision-making.

What I Have Learned Teaching Courses on Market-Driven Value Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

One of the favorite parts of my job is teaching classes on how to take supply chain concepts to the next level to improve corporate performance. I love helping people to see supply chain concepts differently. Both move the supply chain design from inside-out to outside-in. Traditional supply chains respond, but they do not sense. These legacy processes amplify and distort market signals putting the supply chain on the “back foot.”

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Supply Chain Management:Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Supply Chain Management.