Profit-boosting strategies to transform your supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

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Navigating The End-to-End Journey

Supply Chain Shaman

The answer for many teams I work with is to wave their hands and declare the need for an end-to-end supply chain strategy. Building the Effective End-to-End Strategy. While companies believe that there is opportunity to building an end-to-end strategy, there is no standard definition.

4 reasons not to miss the Quintiq World Tour

DELMIA Quintiq

Proven strategies to convince your boss to try? Robert Meyers , Planning Manager Americas, BP Lubricants, Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia 2014. Lora Cecere , Supply Chain Insights, Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia 2014. Theo Haughton, Head of Strategy and Business Planning – Rail and Underground, Transport for London. Future stops include London, Beijing, Paris, Sydney and Philadelphia, with the tour landing in Amsterdam in November.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. I also addressed how the S&OP process changes – translating business policy & strategy into supply chain policy & strategy, and finally into buffer strategies.

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Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. I also addressed how the S&OP process changes – translating business policy & strategy into supply chain policy & strategy, and finally into buffer strategies.

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Congratulating the Supply Chains to Admire Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

For more on this, please attend the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 4th-7th in Philadelphia. Designed for extreme networking, the conference is to challenge existing processes, define winning strategies in digital transformation, and learn about new technologies.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

In 2015, safe practices are taking center stage as Congress considers the FMCSA’s recent strategy proposal for improving road safety. The conference will focus on strategies for creating a strong safety culture within the industry, and using new data capabilities to improve safety.

Why Do We Forget to Define Supply Chain Excellence?

Supply Chain Insights

This past month I attended our Supply Chain Insights Bootcamp training led by Lora Cecere in Philadelphia and facilitated the first course of a Cross-Company Academy training, End-to-End Supply Chain Orchestration. What is the business strategy?

How Can You Seize Opportunity If You Cannot Manage Risk?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the current quantitative study that we are completing on risk management, we define risk management processes as the “proactive identification and assessment of potential risks to the supply chain – as well as the development of strategies to avoid these risks.”

Good People Can Make A Difference In Outcomes

Supply Chain Shaman

The flight into San Francisco on American was six hours late arriving at 7:00 AM EST. (I had scheduled the last flight out of Philadelphia on a Sunday night to spend the afternoon with my grandchildren.) I closed the door of my hotel room, and grimaced at the over-flowing trash can.

S&OP Effectiveness: Recommendations to Make the Leap

Supply Chain Shaman

It is a beautiful fall day in Philadelphia. Sales and Operations Planning is a cross-functional process to make trade-offs between go-to-market strategies and operational plans.

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Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

In the survey, supply chain risk management is defined as the proactive identification and assessment of potential risks to the supply chain along with the development of strategies to avoid these risks and avoid supply chain disruption.

Driving Organizational Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

In supply chain strategy documents, terms like alignment, agility, responsiveness, and flexibility dot the page. In meetings, groups nod their heads that the strategy is correct. How can we move forward if we cannot align?

Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke at the CPHA supply chain conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The focus is on improving demand sensing, demand translation (into manufacturing, transportation and material processes) and the execution of demand orchestration strategies.

Be Careful What You Ask For

Supply Chain Shaman

She had not mapped demand flows or studied the impact of network design strategies. This includes postponement, common platforms, product formula simplification, alternate sourcing, and buffer strategies. Companies asked for integrated supply chain planning. They got it.

What Remains the Same?

Supply Chain Shaman

Strategy to Network Design. Leaders make choices on strategy and these decisions are tied to network design parameters. We hope to see you at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 4-7, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. It is Saturday.

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

Benchmarking is a measurement of the quality of an organization’s policies, products, programs or strategies against standard measurements. for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September.

The Journey for Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

It is finally spring in Philadelphia. Most supply chain centers of excellence evolved from a multi-year ERP implementation, or the evolution of a strategy to form a global multinational supply chain.

Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past month, I have been working alongside companies implementing digital strategies. The strategy was to “milk maintenance revenue” and drive consolidation through debt. Also, the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is on September 4 th -7 th in Philadelphia, PA.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

It is such a very different landscape than the green mountains of my farm in West Virginia or my city streets in Philadelphia. In the story, Joe and his leadership team work together to learn the answers to these questions through a series of strategy days.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. Next year’s event will be in Philadelphia on September 4th-7th.

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Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

On October 15th, I will be speaking on the Qunitiq World Tour in Philadelphia. In contrast, the digital manufacturing study evaluates the rate of adoption of new technologies like The Internet of Things and 3D printing to change manufacturing strategies.

The Fight of the Titans

Supply Chain Shaman

But how do companies best translate strategy to action? My caution is not so fast… 95% of companies are not making progress at the intersection of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and asset strategies. In Greek mythology, there is a difference between a Titan and a G od.

Trying to Throw A Light On Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Feeling very green, I stumbled through the airport and found my way to my seat on the plane from Brussels to Philadelphia. <The The body of research in academia is not up to the standards of other fields like finance, corporate strategy or marketing. Yesterday morning, I was sick.

Don’t Perpetuate the Hoax of the Gartner Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

It is the year-over-year improvement in balance sheet results and income statement improvements as defined by the operating strategy. for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

…spark a new conversation, network with a supply chain visionary, and build a new strategy. for the public training in Philadelphia in August and developing the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September. Definition.

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The Lenovo Way

Supply Chain Shaman

Here we share the perspective of Mick Jones, Vice President for Global Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy, Mick shares these insights. for the public training in Philadelphia in August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September.

Rethinking the How….

Supply Chain Shaman

Do not hire a large BIG6 consulting partner to redefine your analytics strategies. We are working on the completion of our new game– SCI Impact – for the public training in Philadelphia in June and August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September.

AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

While many companies implement traditional buy/sell strategies with technology providers, Agco chose to partner. Next year, the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit will be in Philadelphia on September 4th-7th. Today, I got a quick email from Peggy Gulick.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Based on the corporate strategy, the most efficient supply chain–with the lowest cost per case–may not be most effective. Forty years ago as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design.

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last week’s 2015 LogiChem conference was held in Philadelphia, PA, the birthplace of the signing of our Declaration of Independence. I always come back from these conferences inspired and fascinated at how diligent chemical supply chain managers must be to mitigate risk and adverse events.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a sultry day in Philadelphia. Management and planning of the entire network against a value network strategy. Recognition of asset strategies in go-to-market plans. Risk management strategies integrated in network design programs. Last week, it felt like August not May. I found myself counting the street signs to be sure that I was on track for my 8:00 a.m. client meeting. Not being a morning person, my feet mechanically moved my body forward.

Are You Feeding the Beast? Or Driving Progress in Your Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Recognize that the design and execution of inventory strategies is about far more than technology. As a mom, I loved to read to my daughter. One of my favorites was Where the Wild Things Are. … I loved the imagery in this short story of 338 words.

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Open Letter to the Chief Financial Officer

Supply Chain Shaman

So, as you rationalize product offerings and go-to-market strategies, model the impact of complexity on customer service, inventory and costs. for the public training in Philadelphia i n August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September.

Tompkins International Selects 3G Continental from 3Gtms

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

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. SHELTON, CT, and RALEIGH, NC — 3GTMS , Inc.,

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The combination of weather and the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia delayed all my flights for at least two hours on multiple days. …for 8:00 AM strategy meeting(s) with clients.) On Sunday, I spent the day at the Barnes Foundation with an old friend Karen.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

That said, there are several high-level trends and factors that will impact supply chain and logistics strategies and operations in 2016: Oil Prices : Just a few years ago, there was plenty of talk about oil prices potentially reaching $300 per barrel and the impact it would have on supply chain and logistics networks and processes (e.g., Aligning Warehouse Labor Management with Omni-Channel Strategy. Well, my big audacious prediction for 2015 did not come true.