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Know sooner, act faster and accelerate your supply chain performance!

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld When things happen in supply chain, knowing sooner and acting faster can mean the difference between a major catastrophe and a minor hiccup in your supply chain performance. Imagine this scenario; you are a supply chain executive for a major U.S.-based Is this kind of performance too good to believe? Can you imagine your supply chain planning team being able to pull this off?

Changing Your Perspective to Measure Supply Chain Performance

Logistics Bureau

Why measure the performance of a supply chain? Because a supply chain is increasingly the sole competitive differentiator for an enterprise, and measuring its performance helps to improve it and detect and solve any problems. However, traditional enterprise measures of performance do not work for supply chains. To paraphrase a saying, the road to supply chain hell is paved with good intentions and bad metrics.

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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. For this case study we interviewed Ralf Busche, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Strategy and Performance. Performance.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. “Warehouse optimization starts with an efficient layout. Upgrade your warehouse equipment.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. So when the warehouse team threatened to unionize, I transferred into a distribution, warehouse environment. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Warehouse Management and Transportation Management were in their infancy. Supply chain design looks very different by company.

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

Logistics is one component of the overall supply chain and is impacted by supply chain changes. At the same time, an effective logistics strategy can improve supply chain management and overall supply chain performance.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Reimagine Supply Chain of the future: There are many facets to imagining Supply Chain of Future. What are the learnings from Covid disaster that leaders will incorporate into future supply chains? Let us study major highlights of Supply Chains of the future.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

GlobalTranz

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? Are you confident that it’ll perform well and you’ll meet all the requirements of your target audience? Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy. Its scope is extensive and spans all areas of the supply chain.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with clients, customers bandy about the term “customer-centric supply chain.” Many of my clients talk about a customer-centric supply chain but rely on useless metrics from an annual survey or a net promoter score.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) — Critical supply chain planning that also accounts for production schedules. Agile — The concept of having a flexible supply chain that allows for quick order fulfillment with short lead times and varying volume.

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Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week , “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.” The research, produced by Adelante SCM and presented by BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor), was conducted to explore the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance.

Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

For years, supply chain leaders have struggled to achieve a sophisticated level of supply chain visibility that would drive continuous improvement, optimize spend and reduce risk. The advent of transportation management systems (TMS) in the 1990s introduced near-infinite metrics and data points into the supply chain yet brought with it more questions than answers: How do we centralize the data? Performance Optimization.

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. Events Oracle Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Planning

A Handy List of Keys to Careful, Comprehensive Inventory Management

Supply Chain Action Blog

The point of diminishing returns can be reached fairly quickly, but if you are not there yet, it may be your most significant point of leverage for improved supply chain performance. This is one of the benefits of a functional Sales and Operations Planning or Integrated Business Planning process that is supported by shared and consistent metrics across business functions.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Bottom line: Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain management data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process. Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the potential to revolutionize any business. New knowledge and insights from machine learning are revolutionizing supply chain management as a result.

The Global Supply Chain is Evolving – Are you ready?

MAVES

The global supply chain is evolving every day, adding complexity to the roles of shippers and their third-party logistics providers (3PLs). Companies that manufacture and distribute goods are relying more and more on the agility of their 3PL partners to provide the appropriate services to keep their supply chain efficient and their customers happy. Advanced Analytics / Metrics. Automation of the Supply Chain.

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The Pumpkin Season: Tracking Products with Limited Demand Periods

RFgen

This means company supply chains have to account for items with high demand in a limited timeframe. Supply chains need to know which locations show the most interest and distribute goods to the top-performing areas.

Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Markets drive supply chains. The supply chain needs to respond to market demand and consumer sentiment. Traditional supply chain processes do not sense. For supply chain leaders, this market downturn defines a new set of opportunities and risks. My question is, “How many economic downturns will supply chain leaders experience before they get serious about market sensing?” Organizational DNA is defined by supply.

7 Key Factors that Underpin the Success of your Inventory Optimization Initiative

Supply Chain Opz

From the most basic to the most advanced organization, Inventory Optimization is a critical goal and one which underpins the effectiveness of the supply chain operation. Multi Echelon Inventory Management requires analysis across the full end-to-end (e2e) supply chain to determine what inventory is needed, where it should be held and in what format; balancing at all times commercial requirements with supply.

Benchmarking Success: Focus on what Matters

Logistics Bureau

But also: Why do they love supply chain management so much? Steven, you were a customer of Benchmarking Success with three different companies, most recently as Supply Chain Director with Ingram Micro, the world’s largest IT distributor. At each of these three companies, I had inherited a broken supply chain. I wanted to take them from broken to best-in-class performance. Companies come to us to learn how their performance rates in the market.

12 Supply Chain Basics Your Company Must Get Right

Logistics Bureau

If you’re a supply chain professional, the tips and guidance in this post will probably not be new to you. On the other hand, if you’re a business leader who must try to juggle supply chain effectiveness with that of marketing, sales, or manufacture, the following sections highlight the supply chain basics that your company must get right in order to maximise revenue and profit. Supply Chain Strategy. Warehouse Layout.

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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.

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

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I 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.”.