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The Rewards of Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

Kinaxis

But they managed to not just change, but actually transform their supply chain organization in just four years. A lot of supply chain organizations find themselves in this type of situation. They started by tackling their visibility issues first, consolidating their multiple ERPs into a single supply chain planning system which gave them a unified view across their multi-tier supply chain.

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Book Review - Supply Chain Transformation: Building and.

Supply Chain Opz

Book Review - Supply Chain Transformation: Building and Executing an Integrated Supply Chain Strategy. How should a company formulates sound supply chain strategy ? In the past, supply chain professionals make use of various tools and techniques from general business management such as Balanced Scorecard, Blue Ocean Strategy, SWOT Analysis and so on to do the job. Roadmap to Supply Chain Transformation. NAVIGATE.

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Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. But first, what’s behind this industry-wide transformation? Supply Chain Complexity.

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Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. But first, what’s behind this industry-wide transformation? Supply Chain Complexity.

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The Great Gap Year of 2020

Bristlecone

In the organizational context, it allows the corporate world to rediscover itself, reimagine established practices, and reassess digital transformation requirements and uses cases before restarting the long haul. Are you mitigating supply risks?

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Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

Challenges of a Digital Transformation. In a digital transformation, the challenges are many. Or agreement on the definition of supply chain excellence. Sometimes, even the definition of a supply chain is not clear. What Is A Digital Transformation? I define digital as the rethinking the atoms and electrons of the supply chain. However, as I talk, and question if traditional practices can break the chains that bind us, most go, “huh?”

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Looking Beyond Red Arrows

Supply Chain Shaman

When I engage with supply chain leaders , I ask the question, “Are you making progress?” It is hard work to maintain the status quo in metrics performance. A balanced portfolio of metrics delivers the greatest value. The supply chain is a complex, non-linear system. As a result, supply chain leaders focus on unrealistic goals of inventory or costs, they will throw the system out of balance. Rethink supply chain practices.

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Battle Strategies for Today’s Digital World

Supply Chain Nation

Having since realized that their initial responses to meeting consumers’ increasing expectations are not sustainable, businesses are back to the drawing board – all while hallway and water cooler conversations focus on how to incorporate digitalization, blockchain, and the concept of uberization into their supply chains and across their organizations. Metrics – Determine what success looks like at various levels, from operational to strategic.

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Battle Strategies for Today’s Digital World

Supply Chain Nation

Having since realized that their initial responses to meeting consumers’ increasing expectations are not sustainable, businesses are back to the drawing board – all while hallway and water cooler conversations focus on how to incorporate digitalization, blockchain, and the concept of uberization into their supply chains and across their organizations. Metrics – Determine what success looks like at various levels, from operational to strategic.

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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. Trust in the transformation. 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.

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Conquering the Explosion of Supply Chain Planning Data

Logility

This article will discuss the opportunity generated from the explosion of supply chain planning data and the necessity for digital supply chain transformation. Exponential Growth in Supply Chain Data. In the middle 1990s, the supply chain was fairly linear with most planning data originating from a legacy or ERP system. Today, supply chains are complex and anything but linear with significantly more data streams to consider.

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Renegade Riposte

Supply Chain Shaman

In the supply chain, the questions do not change; but the answers do. Quote from a Supply Chain Leader at a Conference in Europe. Yesterday, Peter Bolstorff, Executive Director, APICS Supply Chain Council, called to discuss the use of the Supply Chain Index by APICS to measure supply chain improvement. We developed the Supply Chain Index in 2014 as a way to measure supply chain improvement at a balance sheet level.

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Making Sense of Supply Chain 4.0

Material Handling and Logistics

What, exactly, can 'digital transformation ' improve upon? That’s how I felt when I first heard about digital transformation. In supply chain management, it was all anyone could talk about. Every article discussed the importance of digitally transforming the supply chain. The analogous conclusion I reached is that, if I wear an IoT device like a Fitbit, then I’ve “digitally transformed” my health.

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The Journey for Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

As I walked, I reflected on the many discussions that I have recently had with multiple supply chain leaders on Supply Chain Excellence. I am busy finalizing a report on the current state of the inventory optimization market, rewriting and updating a report on Sales and Operations technologies, and penning a new report on Supply Chain Centers of Excellence. (We Today, I am deep into the recent research on the Supply Chain Centers of Excellence.

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10 Outstanding Books for SCM Professionals

Supply Chain Opz

Are you a supply chain management professional who are looking for inspiring ideas to improve the operations of your supply chain? Background Early this year, I published one article named " 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time ". So, customer''s review on Amazon.com (3 stars or more) is also used as a metric.

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Supply Chains Need to Transform: Into What?

Enterra Insights

I read a lot of articles about the need for supply chain transformation. Dan Gilmore, editor-in-chief of Supply Chain Digest , asserts supply chain transformation is only beginning to catch the attention of many CEOs. Gilmore writes, “While there [is] some recognition of the role of supply chain in growth, it [is] very hard to measure. Full visibility the length of the supply chain.

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Are you a supply chain superhero?

DELMIA Quintiq

At a recent conference, I was asked how to deal with corporate power dynamics when supply chain is not an equal-partner organisation. This made me think: “What superpowers would supply chain executives love to have?”. Supply chain’s role in corporate strategy is to deliver the “how” of the strategic vision. Revenue growth, market expansion, cost reduction and improved customer service targets are all a direct result of the physical supply chain network.

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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. Figure 1: Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking Methodology Overview.

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Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds. The supply chain is a complex system with increasing complexity. Few companies manage their supply chains end-to-end; and as a result, cannot manage inventory holistically. The supply chain leader manages performance at the intersection of inventory turns, operating margin and customer service. At Supply Chain Insights , this is our passion.

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Three Years. Where Has It Gone?

Supply Chain Insights

One focus to create content for supply chain visionaries. Nine out of ten companies are stuck: unable to make progress on a portfolio of supply chain metrics. We are now ready to tackle the next phase of extending this content into new products to help supply chain teams gain first-mover advantage. Continuation of the Supply Chains to Admire Work. This will be our second year tracking supply chain performance and improvement.

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Planning Software: Insights on User Satisfaction

Supply Chain Shaman

How satisfied are users with supply chain planning technologies? In the recent research that we have just completed on supply chain planning benchmarking, we surveyed 430 planners. The planners in this study work for companies that have deployed (what I consider to be) the most mature demand and supply planning instances in the world. Overall, there is lower level of satisfaction with demand planning technologies than supply planning by the planners.

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Training for the Next Triathlon. Insights for You?

Supply Chain Shaman

I see a lot of parallels in the training that I did for the triathlon, and the work that I am doing on financial ratios with Abby Mayer on my team at Supply Chain Insights. Abby and I are writing an e-book on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter. To write the book, we have been analyzing twenty years of supply chain financial ratios and looking at the trends. We call this the Supply Chain Index. I have never been an athlete.

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Seven Mistakes to Avoid in Sales and Operations Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is important to building value chain agility and improving enterprise performance. Agility is the ability to have the same performance in cost, quality, and customer service given a level of demand and supply volatility.) The problem is that few P&L Leaders understand supply chain planning. Figure 4: The Long Tail of the Supply Chain. 5) Ability to Model a Feasible Supply Plan.

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Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. I frequently see groups of supply chain leaders arguing about the right for individual businesses to define their own systems/process. Metrics Definition. The organization needs to be clear on the Metrics That Matter and the alignment of vertical silos’ metrics to the balanced portfolio. There needs to be a common definition of supply chain excellence.

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On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

Here’s the supply chain conferences we love and will be attending. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Kinaxis is pleased to be a Premier Sponsor and participate in panel discussion of the 2014 EMEA Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Panel Details: “The Technological Advances that Will Catapult Supply Chains into the Next Decade”. Supply Chain Insights Global Summit.

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Why Training?

Supply Chain Insights

The options for supply chain training abound. This includes organizations like APICS, CSCMP, IBF, Accenture Academy, and the Supply Chain Council. So, why would Supply Chain Insights offer training? They want a training course for supply chain leaders that allows actionable insights based on independent, objective research. The course is designed to give participants a greater understanding of supply chain excellence.

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Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. In contrast, as a regional supply chain leader in the 1990’s, my company had one S&OP. I frequently see groups of supply chain leaders arguing about the right for individual businesses to define their own systems/process. Metrics Definition. The organization needs to be clear on the Metrics That Matter and the alignment of vertical silos’ metrics to the balanced portfolio.

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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. I will write the case studies here, and share the dialogue with the supply chain leaders in our podcast series, Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. When I first met Nick, he was driving a supply chain transformation at VTech Communications.

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Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

I first met Shane in 2007 at the beginning of his work with Syngenta’s value chain. Seldom do I see a commercial leader transition to supply chain, and I wanted to gain his insights. In 2007, Shane Emms was asked to take a Global Supply Chain leadership assignment at Syngenta. With a career in marketing, and very little understanding of supply chain, he was afraid that his new team would ask, “What does this guy know?” Digital Supply Chain.

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Stopping Shipping Shenanigans – The Value of Good Reporting in Your TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

If strategic supply chain transformation simply cannot occur without solid reporting in the TMS, why do so many shippers still fail to take advantage of reporting in their TMS? Tendering Metrics. How well does your TMS drive process improvement and efficiency in transportation logistics? Any decent TMS solution helps shippers standardize workflows and automate things like rating, routing, tendering and carrier management functions.

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L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In the process of compiling the Supply Chains to Admire report for last year’s Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , the research team at Supply Chain Insights calculated the rate of supply chain improvement of companies by industry for the period of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013. We wanted to see which companies were driving the fastest rate of improvement on the supply chain metrics that matter.

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S&OP: A Tough Nut to Crack

Supply Chain Shaman

Too few companies understand that the supply chain as a complex system with finite and non-linear relationships between the metrics. While many companies have implemented solutions for demand and supply planning, the ability to visualize executive decisions and to evaluate alternative, or what-if scenarios, is an issue for 76% of companies. A second and a fundamental issue is the lack of technology to model the supply chain. Definition.

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AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

Peggy was a speaker at the Supply Chain Global Summit. While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. As shown in Table A, the Company ranked 3 out of 12 companies in their peer group on driving supply chain improvement as measured by the Supply Chain Index. Involve Employees in the Digital Transformation.

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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. The digital supply chain is about SO much more than gadgets.” Yet, within the supply chain, everyone waits for data and insights. Supply chains do not move in the cadence of the market.

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‘Best in Class’ Supply chain from a Road warrior perspective – Part 1

Kinaxis

by Carol McIntosh Firstly, what is a supply chain road warrior? The focus of this blog series is to share the insights I have gained during my 15 years as a supply chain road warrior. Having spoken to many companies, peeked inside their organizations, and worked alongside them during countless supply chain initiatives, I’ve built myself a bit of a list of what it means and what it takes to be best-in-class. I nsight #2 – Your supply chain processes.

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