Peak Season Supply Chain Challenges Spur Innovation

Cerasis

The typical peak season supply chain presents its own set of challenges yearly. The post Peak Season Supply Chain Challenges Spur Innovation appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Peak Season Supply Chain peak season supply chain

ChainPoint present at 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference

ChainPoint

ChainPoint will be present as exhibitor at the 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference, a virtual conference that will take place from 2-6 November. textile supply chain cotton supply chain apparel sustainable sourcing textile trace

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Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future

Talking Logistics

Achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility has been the Holy Grail for industry executives — always desired, but seldom achieved. This has been an ongoing challenge, in part, because supply chain networks, technologies, and processes are always changing, making supply chain visibility a moving target. The question then becomes, where are we today with supply chain visibility? Old vs. New Supply Chain Visibility.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

See the past, present and future of your supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

See the past, present and future of your business from a fresh perspective. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce OptimizationBefore the rise in wearable technology, how did you measure the distance you ran, the number of steps climbed, and the amount of calories burned? Chances are, you used a portable pedometer to measure your steps and distance travelled, and a diary to keep track of your calories burned.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

As I shopped at Best Buy for office supplies, I struggled to not think about the massive disruption of electronics supply chain. The Sam’s Club and Costco shortages of water, toilet paper and laundry products signals one thing for me: the spread of the virus will disrupt every supply chain. As markets shift, supply chains struggle to adjust. The order is a poor proxy for demand and few supply chains have access to consumption data.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

I feel that topic of supply chain management is analogous to the downward cycle of the news channels. What Drives Supply Chain Excellence? I analyze supply chain management. The broader the definition of end-to-end strategy and the alignment of supply chain processes drives value. Over the last month, I have been working on the 2019 Supply Chains to Admire analysis. They want to know, “What drives supply chain improvement?

Download: The Impact of Big Data in the Supply Chain & Transportation Management Industry Webinar Replay, Transcript & Presentation

Cerasis

Supply chain industry leaders have access to more information today than ever before in history. Thanks to data gathering programs, supply chain software, and data entry applications, this represents a mountain of data, which has the potential to provide ground-breaking insight into how to improve business-model efficiency. By attending this webinar, supply chain leaders will also learn: • What's Big Data in Supply Chain & Logistics?

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. Here I answer the questions that I commonly get when speaking on the Supply Chains to Admire Methodology at conferences to help the reader understand the results and what it means for Supply Chain Excellence.

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Santa & Opening Presents - Christmas S&OP For Parents

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Christmas Humour Supply Chain S&OP Logistics Management Inventory Management & Stock Control“Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh…”.

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Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. Supply chains are not the same.

Big calculations, inspiring presentations: Highlights from #GartnerSCC

DELMIA Quintiq

It felt like a whirlwind, but this year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference was definitely one of the highlights of the year for us. The outlook from Gartner is very positive: There’s no better time to be in the supply chain industry. Just 10 years ago, supply chain management was a relatively obscure function that was usually parked under manufacturing. Making sense of big data and supply chain complexity.

Enabling the Autonomous Supply Chain

The Network Effect

It’s difficult for us today to imagine the relentless backbreaking labor and the ever-present threat of disease and death that. The post Enabling the Autonomous Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Automated Future Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Management

Presentations Dhaval Buch – CEO Bristlecone

Bristlecone

The post Presentations Dhaval Buch – CEO Bristlecone appeared first on Bristlecone. Events News PULSE Videos Digital Supply Chain Transformation Pulse at MIT 2019

Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Yesterday, I presented to 700 global attendees on an APICS webinar. In the presentation, I shared data on the evolution of supply chain planning and the results on user satisfaction. Neither technology vendor is an industry leader in delivering a solution that fits the needs of the supply chain planner. The common perception is that SAP and Oracle supply chain planning solutions are superior to best-of-breed Advanced Planning Solutions.

Chipotle’s Food Safety Woes Present a Unique Supply Chain Problem

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. The company has built its brand on quality ingredients, ethical treatment of animals, and local sourcing in its Supply Chain. It caught our attention, in particular, because it sits at an interesting nexus between the Supply Chain efficiency (cost), Supply Chain sustainability and ethics, and profit.

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Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2015

Supply Chain Shaman

Tomorrow, I present the Supply Chains To Admire 2015 Analysis at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. The theme is “Imagine the Supply Chain of 2025.” At the event, we will also announce the winners of the Supply Chains to Admire methodology for 2015. Today, supply chain excellence is easier to say than define. Sharing of the Supply Chains to Admire Work.

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. There is no agreed standard for supply chain excellence. The Supply Chains to Admire analysis is now in its third year. Figure 1: Supply Chains to Admire Methodology. Five months of analysis.

Supply Chain Disruptions Need a New Prescription: Introducing Disruption RX Virtual Supply Chain Summits

Logility

The challenging landscape, from store and factory closures to wild swings in inventory, has proven to be the ultimate test of strength for supply chain teams everywhere. Supply chain is now a household term.

S&OP: Santa & Opening Presents

DynaSys

The festive period is fast approaching and the biggest and best supply chain in the world is almost ready to be activated. There is no way Santa Claus could achieve his annual success without sticking rigidly to an S&OP /IBP process also referred to as Santa and Opening Presents. Toy shops are visited and millions of children quietly note the presents they would like from Santa. The post S&OP: Santa & Opening Presents appeared first on QAD Dynasys Blog.

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6 Steps to Viable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

While your company undoubtedly has sustainability on its supply chain agenda, creating momentum can be tricky in what is after all, a fairly new way to approach performance improvement. How to Develop a Sustainable Supply Chain. Supply Chain Mapping.

The present of Supply Chain

Savant Events

This week we had the pleasure of chatting with three rockstars in the world of Supply Chain and we had an interesting chat about the challenges and changes that managers in Supply Chain are facing and working on every day. The world is changing fast – demanding customers, rapid digitalisation… What do these macro trends mean for supply chain, and how are you stepping up to the challenges? Supply Chain

Trade promotion forecasting: the present and the near future

ToolsGroup

This can leave supply chain professionals the tough job planning for, and responding to, promotions. The next step is to accurately predict the uplift from baseline expected to be generated by the promotion so that supply chains can optimize inventory to properly support the promotion. Fortunately, supply chain teams can make their cases for step-wise investments in skills and tools.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s. For this case study we interviewed Peter Smith, currently the EVP of Supply Chain for Carter’s. The company is one of 15 winners in the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire Research.

Digital transformation in the life sciences supply chain – show me the data

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois The life sciences supply chain starts with a miracle. Everything we talk about in supply chain starts with discovering that product you can market and sell. Although getting a new drug to market has its unique challenges compared to the source, make and deliver part of the life sciences supply chain equation, there is one thing those of us in supply chain have in common with our R&D counterparts, we all need clean data.

The Avocado Supply Chain

SCM Research

Among the best ways to teach supply chain management is by discussing different types of real-world supply chains. In their interesting report, Enabling Trade: From Valuation to Action , the World Economic Forum (in collaboration with Bain & Company) present several supply chains that could be discussed. Among the examples presented in the report is the avocado supply chain.

5 Ways to Improve Supply Chain Strategy

OneSCM

Supply chain management has never been more important to the success of companies. But fortunately, a few adjustments to supply chain strategy can go a long way. No matter what other changes you might make to your supply chain strategy, chances are you’re relying heavily on digital operations at this point. This helps to make operations more efficient, but it also means that your supply chain is potentially vulnerable to cybercrime.

Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chains were ill-prepared for the pandemic. The design of the global supply chain at the start of the pandemic assumed frictionless borders, availability of transportation resources, and supply with few constraints. Supply chain management as a discipline—a set of flows combining the processes of source, make and deliver together to drive value– is relatively new. The new normal pattern appeared in months, and the supply chain adjusted.

Issues in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

Lambert & Cooper’s (2000) paper Issues in Supply Chain Management has certainly been one of the most influential articles of our discipline. Herein, they presented a framework for SCM as well as questions for how it could be implemented. Now, more than fifteen years later, Lambert & Enz (2017) present an updated version, Issues in Supply Chain Management: Progress and Potential. Issues in Supply Chain Management.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Shoes of Prey Presents Prescriptive Analytics at Retail Supply Chain Summit

River Logic

At this year's Annual Online Retail Supply Chain Summit, held in Melbourne, Australia, River Logic's customer Shoes of Prey gave a keynote entitled "Overcoming key supply chain challenges to meet customer fulfillment." Presented by Chris McCallum, Chief Operating Officer at Shoes of Prey , the keynote focused on three topics: Prescriptive Analytics Customers Retail

What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

Intelligent supply chain management can reduce costs, improve profitability, and enable competitive advantage for your organization. From the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to the use of the internet of Things, explains i-Scoop , intelligent supply chain management is changing the game for traditional warehouses, retailers, consumers, and employees alike. Fear and Poor Change Management Prevent Successful Implementation of Intelligent Supply Chain Management.

The Past, Present and Future of ERP

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The advancement and diversification of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software have enabled businesses to integrate new technologies into their supply chain processes to drive forward their performance, leading to a variety of benefits. The post The Past, Present and Future of ERP appeared first on SYSPRO US. For many of today’s established organizations, the path to success and the evolution of business management technology are closely interwoven.