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A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! The Coronavirus Pandemic has quickly and severely disrupted Supply Chains of every kind around the world. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing?

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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.

Supply Chain Strategy Doesn’t Deliver

EFT

The past decade has seen a popular strategy among mid-sized to large logistics service providers. Many providers pursued a common strategy of expanding logistics capabilities across the supply chain spectrum. Providing end-to-end supply chain services was seen as the next frontier for growth. After more than a decade, the strategy has failed to deliver. Strategy Assumptions. Where the Strategy Fails. Executive Summary.

Building your Supply Chain Strategy: The Five Tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains

Supply Chain Nation

The last 15 years have been a rollercoaster for supply chain professionals as companies embraced supply chain innovation, moving up the five steps of the supply chain maturity curve, supported by new technologies. Your roadmap to Customer-Centricity.

Sales Can Use RACI Charts to Understand Procurement… and vice versa!

NC State SCRC

Although RACI “charts” are often viewed as irrelevant and bureaucratic, they can provide an important clue regarding the “decision-rights” for procurement and contracting decisions. An important foundational issue for sales personnel to understand is the relative level of procurement maturity within the organization, and the extent to which the organization has developed a category management structure. Do they have a formal strategic sourcing program?

The Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

This impacted transportation costs, resins, chemical feedstocks, and a whole bunch of other areas. But I was able to map out the value chain back to petrochemicals, and was able to estimate weights which were then pushed back onto part numbers.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand.

Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems

NC State SCRC

Contract analytics can provide a summary view on performance and pricing deviations, risks, statistics (expiry, renewal and pending), procurement and sales metrics. In a presentation at the EMPOWER conference held in Orlando, a large utility shared how procurement had used the decision-making algorithm embedded in the Emptoris suite of tools to guide users into the appropriate contractual mechanism. This is a key component of the sourcing initiative.

Arkieva Supply Chain Scope: As Ecommerce Businesses Boom, Distribution Center Availability Becomes Scarce

Arkieva

This and more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva. . Supply Chain News. This is compared to 150 million square feet of new supply, making the market the tightest it’s been in years. Source: Multichannel Merchant. Source: Supply Chain Digest.

6 Key Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2017

Logistics Bureau

Call it a cop-out if you like, but seriously, predicting which logistics and supply chain trends will make a difference to businesses in any given year has become notoriously difficult, given the speed at which technology in particular can suddenly disrupt the way things are done.

3 Things you Need to Know about Your Supply Chain (Plus an Extra One)

Logistics Bureau

When I first published this post, it was called “3 Things You Need to Know about Your Supply Chain.” ” However, I recently realised that I was omitting a fourth key factor that can contribute to supply chain glitches and gremlins.

Learning to Work with Machines That Learn What the Experts Know

NC State SCRC

It is no secret that future generations of managers are being asked to learn all about the different processes in the end-to-end supply chain, and be able to come together with others in a fast action plan when a disruption strikes. Over time, as the system learns, it can be used to better train young professionals based on the expert work of more experienced supply chain professionals.

4 Common Supply Chain Cost Blowouts

Logistics Bureau

Whatever your supply chain role might be, monitoring and controlling costs is almost certain to be an important area of responsibility for you. However, when you’re busy with the day-to-day activities of keeping materials moving and fulfilling customer orders, it’s not difficult for increases in operational expenditure to go unnoticed until before you know it, you’re dealing with one or more supply chain cost blowouts. Inefficient use of transportation modes.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile. Buffer strategies.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Change is inevitable in modern supply chain management, and risk management is essential to success. Risk management strategies of yesteryear are ineffective in the changing landscape, and no type of transport can avoid risks. Poor grasp of hazards in your supply chain will increase freight spend and diminish brand value. Understanding the top 10 global supply chain risks can work to reduce their impact. Transport Loss.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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The Basics of Walmart Replenishment

SupplyPike

In order to maintain that inventory, the retail giant uses three basic strategies for replenishment : Cross-Docking. Walmart’s inventory strategy primarily revolves around cross-docking. The post The Basics of Walmart Replenishment appeared first on SupplyPike - Supply Chain Simplified.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Green Supply Chain Management is integrating environment-friendly and innovative strategy while planning the supply chain process. Green logistics has a significant role in the trade process, transport and deliver the goods.

An Empty Chair….

Supply Chain Shaman

While all supply chain leaders are interested in the topic of building value networks, only a few companies are actively investing in building data architectures to enable the extended supply chain. Within supply chain management, there is no equal.

Big data and supply chain optimization: Illusion vs. reality

DELMIA Quintiq

In the last three to five years, something has changed in conversations about supply chains and logistics. And so, the floodgates were thrown wide open and every supply chain software company started pitching itself as a “big data” supply chain software company.

Agile Supply Chain VS Efficient Supply Chain

DynaSys

The ideal strategy to survive and prosper in a dynamic environment is to have an agile behavior that is conducive to change. This is true for everyone, and supply chains are no exception. Agile supply chains exist almost as the antithesis of efficient supply chains.

8 Reasons Why Your Business’ Success Depends Upon Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

The success of your business links inextricably to the performance of your supply chain. you have to make your supply chain successful too. Supply Chain and Business Success By the Numbers. The Top 7 Supply Chain Points to Address for Business Success. .

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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El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

With extreme weather—running the gamut from droughts to flooding rains—likely to occur across the globe this winter, we can expect to see the supply chain affected in several areas. El Niño may serve as the ultimate test of supply chain risk management and resiliency.

Misnomer

Supply Chain Shaman

I am a supply chain gal. I work with many organizations on their supply chain strategies. Let me give you an example: Last week, I gave a presentation at a global supply chain team meeting of 175 professionals. “I study supply chains.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

After the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , I took the time to recharge and took a month off from writing. The presentations from the Summit are posted now on the Supply Chain Insights You Tube Channel. The supply chain is a complex non-linear system.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. But, Wait.What is the Digital Supply Chain?

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Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Supply chain costs? Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Supply chain costs? Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Supply chain costs? Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership.

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Jaggaer

That’s quite an ordeal for a lot of people, not least passengers who are locked in their cabins on cruise liners whose supplies are running short. The consequences on supply networks? Take, for example, procurement of equipment and supplies in healthcare.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

Your supply chain needs to be agile too. The best supply chains are also designed for purpose. For the purpose of this discussion, I define agility as the design of the supply chain to deliver the same cost, quality and customer service given a level of both market volatility and process variability. For mature supply chain organizations, it is a natural extension of six sigma. Achieving supply chain agility requires a much deeper design.

The Supply Chain Control Tower! An Assessment!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The concept of the “control tower” is increasingly becoming widespread in Supply Chain Management, and Control Tower technologies are a popular topic right within the supply chain community. Complexity: Today’s supply chains have become incredibly complicated.

Improve Supply Chain Management to Improve Business

Enterra Insights

Most people never think about supply chain operations. They know stuff gets made, transported, and sold; but, they have little interest in the details. Billal Chouli explains, “A supply chain is a network of suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers, as well as intermediaries including freight companies, warehousing companies, and brokers, who transfer goods, services, money, and information amongst one another. The importance of supply chain management.

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