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. Supply 3.

Major Trends Impacting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Ecosystem

Supply Chain View from the Field

The issues supply chain executives face in this environment are significant, but also represent opportunities for those who know and think about how to embrace this complexity. Supply chains have gone from local to global. A single event in the world, such as the Fukashima earthquake, can interrupt the global supply chain for certain products. This is already happening outside of North America and Europe.

New Survey Says Alignment of Supply Chain and Business Strategies Is Critical to Success

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC, April 15, 2014 — Is it important to connect your supply chain strategy with your business strategy? According to a recent survey by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium, nearly 80 percent of participants agree. About Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

This creates an increase in North American imports and weaker export activity. European companies gain in selling products into North America. Intermodal rail will continue to grow in North America and put pressure on an already crowded rail system. epSos.de/Flickr.

Join BVL International at the North American chapter kickoff on August 12, 2013

Supply Chain View from the Field

Logistics complexity – in the form of fragmented channels, increased product variations, and consumer demand for customized solutions – has been increasing, according to a global study published recently by BVL International, a worldwide supply chain and logistics membership organization. The study included more than 60 interviews with global supply chain executives and survey responses from 1,757 executives. The event is being hosted by Volvo Group North America.

A Hierarchy of Needs for Supply Chain Planning


While reading more about his theory, I realized that best performing supply chain systems also possess certain hierarchical needs. In this blog post I take a novel perspective on supply chain systems and their hierarchical needs to reach high service levels.

Closing the Gap Between Supply Chain and Business Strategies

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

True or false: Supply chain is an enabler of an entire organization’s success. Earlier this year, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium wanted to find out the answer to this important question. How is your company aligning its strategies?

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations.

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Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

When I talk to worldwide businesses in Asia, Oceania, North America, or anywhere else, their chief concern is always the same: how do we meet our customers where they are to get them the products and services they want, all while keeping our own business strategy central?

RELEX Solutions Receives 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2018. The Green Supply Chain Awards recognize providers of supply chain solutions who assist their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals within their operations and supply chains. Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

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Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Each year at Supply Chain Insights we study performance and improvement of companies in each industry. Understanding What Drives Supply Chain Excellence. Esra leads international supply chain operations in over 140 countries. Research on Supply Chain Finance.

E-commerce Surge Requires Flexible, Customer-driven Fulfillment Centers

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

In fact, it is the business and operations strategy that drives the order fulfillment network. To learn more about designing and implementing the right fulfillment center for e-commerce, watch the video and see how it applies to your business strategy.

Investing Available Capital in the Right Supply Chain Initiatives Creates Operational Value

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

A new paper by Tompkins International, Employing Available Capital Wisely: How Operational Excellence Creates Economic Value , shares how reinvesting capital into operational and supply chain capabilities will increase free cash flow and help companies boost their overall long-term business value.

Webinar: The Servitization Revolution in Industrial Manufacturing

Material Handling & Logistics

As core markets are becoming increasingly saturated, and product margins are under pressure, companies are aligning their supply chain strategies to meet their customers’ heightened expectations. A September 5 MHL-hosted webinar, sponsored by DHL.

Tompkins International Selects 3G Continental from 3Gtms

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Tompkins International transforms supply chains for value creation. For more than 35 years, Tompkins has provided end-to-end solutions on a global scale, helping clients align business and supply chain strategies through operations planning, design and implementation.

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions. In particular, the supply chain is ripe for innovation. ”[1] Scott Deutsch, President of Ehrhardt + Partner, North America, adds, “Technology is driving changes in consumer behaviors that are undeniable. The future of the supply chain. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability.

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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ChainLink Research: Making Allocations Smarter


Rethink the flow and timing of product to market —supply chain-wide use of stocking locations and multi-release or pushes of product to the shelf based on a number of business factors including store size, need and rate of sales. This mentality is giving way to a more analytical approach, a granular view of inventory across the supply chain. This initial plan strives to achieve the sales and profitability defined in your merchandise chain and store plan.

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if your Products Are Out of Stock


However, they did not implement a world-class supply chain strategy overnight. In a perfect world, every Amazon seller would simply adjust and improve their supply chain operations so they can ship inventory to Amazon facilities when stock levels are low.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. In 2016, the company increased its EBIT in the Americas by 40%, with continued growth.

Tompkins International and One Network Webcast: Explore Taking Supply Chain Visibility to New Heights

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The webcast will define control towers and explore how control tower solutions are a response to the overwhelming complexity faced by today’s supply chain managers. It’s important to discover how your company can achieve demand-driven supply chains,” Poirier says.

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if Your Products Are Out of Stock


However, they did not implement a world-class supply chain strategy overnight. In a perfect world, every Amazon seller would simply adjust and improve their supply chain operations so they can ship inventory to Amazon facilities when stock levels are low.

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary


For years, the supply chain has been the same: weighed down by outdated processes and technologies. In supply chain, traditional methods for managing inventory fluctuations with short-term solutions hasn’t been simple. It’s a new level of agility for the supply chain.

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

India is on the cusp of a supply chain transformation that may end up being nothing short of a major game changer. This usually leads to a lively discussion as to why companies in India have surprising supply chain configurations. A system of poor supply chain incentives. We spoke to Raj Reddy, supply chain VP at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. This is the start of what will likely be a profound transformation of supply chain in India.

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Congratulating our Real Results and ICON Award Winners

JDA software

Loblaw Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Hardeep Kharaud has led Loblaw’s digital evolution in retail, leading the company’s data science team to evaluate and quickly take advantage of digital technology innovation in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Insights from the C-Suite: Supply Chain People Are Making a Difference in the World

Material Handling & Logistics

The biggest challenge for supply chain professionals today is the is the accelerated pace of change, according to APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi. The organization currently serves 45,000 professional members in 100 countries, with 190 chapters in North America alone.

Rapid Change is Driving the Automotive Industry – Part I

Supply Chain Nation

To learn more about what is impacting the industry today, Supply Chain Nation spoke with Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher for Automotive Logistics magazine to get his insights for our Expert Insights series. That leads to a lack of investment in logistics and the supply chain. While that gives them the ability to get their parts for their own plan, it doesn’t lead to a global logistics and supply chain strategy.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. Supply chain costs of around $5.50 At the same time, though, supply chain costs rose by more than $75 million.

RELEX Announces that The Vitamin Shoppe Has Chosen its Integrated Supply Chain Solutions

RELEX Solutions

RELEX’s supply chain solutions will service over 750 The Vitamin Shoppe locations and the e-commerce platform, as well as the two distribution centers that support its operations. Read PDF.

This Week in Logistics News (January 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

I was tempted to title today’s post “This Week in Trump News,” considering all of the actions he took this week that have supply chain and logistics implications. CX North America Information Services Inc.