Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

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.

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Congratulating the Supply Chains to Admire Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

This afternoon, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen congratulation emails to the Supply Chains to Admire award winners. Each year, based on feedback from supply chain leaders, we refine the methodology. Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners.

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

For the supply chain leader it is not a game… The stake is business continuity. Gamers do well in the world of supply chain. Designing value networks and managing what-if conditions is fundamental to managing supply chain risks.

Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I love photography, and mused as I walked into the shop on that rainy day in Philadelphia. 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.

A Framework for Supply Chain Leaders to Understand Supply Chain Analytics

Supply Chain Shaman

Had I been clear in the taxonomy of the recent supply chain analytics report?” In the 1990s when I was part of the software team at Manugistics, supply chain analytics was a synonym for reporting. We were just starting to think of supply chain planning as decision support.

How Supply Chain Lost Its Mojo

Supply Chain Shaman

“someone must have their mojo working over at the record company” In the 1990s supply chain had MOJO. ” Background: I have been working in the field of supply chain management since 1979. The Death Spiral of Supply Chain Management.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. My passion is helping supply chain leaders. To date supply chain processes are enterprise-centric.

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. I jeopardized the release date of the book by taking an extra three months to finish the Supply Chain Index work. Big Data Supply Chains.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.;

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

Supply Chain Shaman

These consumer products global leaders paved the road for supply chain excellence by defining new supply chain practices. Today, each leader wants to take their empowered team to new supply chain heights. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

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Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

I am writing this blog post in the air, sitting in seat 4c, somewhere over the Midwest en route to Philadelphia. High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. Most of our work is focused on supply chain planning.

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 I, on the other hand, am trying to figure out what defines supply chain excellence. Figure 1: Research Efforts of Supply Chain Insights.

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. End-to-End Supply Chain Maturity Stages.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

The Journey for Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

It is finally spring in Philadelphia. As I walked, I reflected on the many discussions that I have recently had with multiple supply chain leaders on Supply Chain Excellence. Today, I am deep into the recent research on the Supply Chain Centers of Excellence.

Driving Organizational Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

In supply chain strategy documents, terms like alignment, agility, responsiveness, and flexibility dot the page. The average supply chain organization is fifteen years old, and the practice of supply chain management is just thirty years old.

Never Living the Same Day Twice: The Art and Joy of Solving Supply Chain Puzzles

Talking Logistics

One of the best quotes I heard this year came from a young professional commenting on why she chose a career in supply chain management: “I wanted to work in a field where I knew I wouldn’t live the same day twice.”.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Talking Logistics

Does it contain a line item for supply chain talent and leadership development? Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of talent development time and money. in Philadelphia).

Profit-boosting strategies to transform your supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

Tried every trick in the book to boost your supply chain but didn’t achieve the results you wanted? 5 easy steps to profit with an integrated supply chain. It only takes 5 simple steps to create a well-integrated and profitable supply chain.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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Is Workforce Planning the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Transformation Journey?

Talking Logistics

While many companies have invested significant time and money over the years to improve their demand, supply, and manufacturing planning capabilities, they have underinvested in workforce planning and optimization, and they’re now starting to feel the consequences.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. As I wrote last year: According to leadership expert Ken Blanchard, “when you stop learning, you stop leading,” and this is especially true in supply chain management. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend?

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a sultry day in Philadelphia. 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. Tactical Supply. Supply Chain Design. Ad hoc design planning often focused on a function of the supply chain. Frequent and systemic supply chain design. Supply Chain Planning Data.

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

As I whirl past the factories in the car, it makes me think about the adoption of supply chain planning. My Journey with Supply Chain Planning. My journey with supply chain planning started quite innocently. They want to better translate demand into supply.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money. Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit.

The Fireworks Supply Chain

Shipchain

That’s a lot of fireworks that need to be available and ready to go, so what exactly does the fireworks supply chain look like? On the 4th of July in 1777, the first year after the end of the war, there was a massive celebration in Philadelphia that included fireworks.

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. The recent Supply Chain Insights Global Summit gave me new perspective and insights. The digital supply chain transformation is just beginning.

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. My Take: Supply Chain Planning is still in evolution.

Reduce Costs: Invest In Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

Labor is an important input with 50-60% of employees of the company reporting through supply chain organizations. Supply chain processes are relatively new. What defines supply chain excellence? Overall, 69% of supply chain professionals are satisfied.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money. Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin?

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, the multi-tier capabilities for supply chain management are coming from the born-again marketplaces. It has been designed by the parties in the healthcare supply chain over the past year, and is extremely promising.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

The city of Philadelphia is eerily quiet this morning. I live in city-center Philadelphia. We are watching the redefinition of the principles of safe and secure supply chains and corporate liability. PCA was a small player in a complex supply chain of big brands.

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. Most of the Integrated Supply Chain Planning Projects Generate Rubbish. Supply chain planning is decision support technology.

5 Ways to Put AI to Work in Your Supply Chain

Bristlecone

At LogiPharma 2019 in Philadelphia, Deepak Ghodke, Vice President, Bristlecone Labs, spoke about how it is, therefore, not at all surprising that the increase in AI adoption has also extended to enterprises in recent years. Step 2: Empower users with end-to-end supply chain visibility.

Navigating The End-to-End Journey

Supply Chain Shaman

” While the last decade was all about marketing and commercial processes, with the digital pivot, the supply chain matters now more than ever. The need is a supply chain that is more proactive, agile and flexible. Supply chains respond.