Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Regional supply chain companies are attempting to define global requirements. They are well versed in requirements for regional supply chain planning, but they are attempting to redefine their processes and be more global. Supply chain planning is decision support.

Myopic and Hyperopic Supply Chain Planning

Logility

So what does this have to do with supply chain management other than many of the readers of this blog are probably wearing contacts and/or eye glasses or have had some form of Lasik surgery? The planning horizon for S&OP is typically in months or quarters.

Myopic and Hyperopic Supply Chain Planning

Logility

So what does this have to do with supply chain management other than many of the readers of this blog are probably wearing contacts and/or eye glasses or have had some form of Lasik surgery? The planning horizon for S&OP is typically in months or quarters.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

At that time, they planned on spreadsheets. 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. The cost was 60% more in than average; but even more unfortunate, they never got a good understanding of how to use the planning system. Table 1: Characteristics of a Mature Planning Organization. Tactical Supply. Procurement.

Supply Chain Planning Challenges: Exciting Times Ahead

Arkieva

My team and I had just gotten back from the India Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit & Awards 2016 at Mumbai. In this blog I will share some of the key learnings from this summit so those from the supply chain community who could not be at the summit can share the great information.

Supply Chain Planning for the Busy Holiday Season

AFFLINK

Many businesses make the majority of their sales during the holiday season, which is a perfect time to get ahead of managing their supply chains. Making sure you devote adequate time to supply chain planning ensures you aren't left scrambling when the busy season arrives.

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. Supply Chain Planning.

What Value Are You Getting From Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the 1990s supply chain planning was over-hyped. The growth of the supply chain planning technology market disappointed investors resulting in consolidation and the decline of best-of-breed solutions. Why Is Supply Chain Planning Important?

What Is Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

I find as I attend conferences that the word “planning” is bantered about, but few technologists dive into the details. It drives a supply chain planning gal like me crazy. Here I share some insights on planning. Planning Requirements Variy by Role.

What Makes a Mature Planning Organization? (Part 2)

Supply Chain Shaman

Yesterday, I finished a post on supply chain planning maturity. A client had asked me, “How do I know if we have a mature supply chain planning organization?” ” Planning leadership is a problem for most organizations.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a long week talking to clients about integrated planning. Most of the Integrated Supply Chain Planning Projects Generate Rubbish. At each location, the team wrung their hands as they told me their stories of “ Integrated Supply Chain Planning.”

Piece Parts

Supply Chain Shaman

It was not designed to be a planning architecture. Companies invested in tight integration of ERP with supply chain planning (APS). ERP vendors rushed to provide planning solutions that were less robust than best-of-breed providers.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

Quintiq

However, if they take a closer look, they will find that there are significant benefits to supplier diversity – not only for suppliers and their supply chains, but also for their business. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization More than just charity.

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, nine out of ten supply chains are stuck. Despite two decades of advancement in supply chain technologies, companies are struggling to gain balance at the intersection of operating margin, inventory turns and case fulfillment.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

I will also pen my 95th report for this week’s Supply Chain Insight’s newsletter. We now reach 23,000 supply chain leaders globally with our newsletter and have over 50,000 views/month on Slideshare. In the process, defines what makes a good plan.

S&OP 284

Big data and supply chain optimization: Illusion vs. reality

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.

Expert insights: An interview with entrepreneur & author Vivek Sood

Quintiq

Vivek is the managing director of Global Supply Chain Group and author of three books on global supply chains. In this email interview, Vivek talks about supply chain technology, challenges and how to keep your customers.

Transportation, Planning, and Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Talking Logistics

But when PwC asked CEOs in a recent survey ( Global Retail and Consumer Goods CEO Survey: The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative ) what areas most needed their additional attention to achieve omni-channel fulfillment, 88 percent said it is their transportation and logistics operations.

Should I Consider Outsourcing Supply Chain Processes?

ToolsGroup

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose some weight, consider outsourcing supply chain processes. Now companies have started outsourcing supply chain business processes like planning, direct procurement, order management, inventory optimisation and reverse logistics.

Big Opportunity for Logistics Providers? Supply planning and inbound services….

The Network Effect

So far, we’ve covered order promising and delivery , replenishment planning and distribution services , supply chain benchmarking , orchestration , and harmonization. . Supply planning and inbound services… appeared first on The Network Effect.

What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. SCM systems deliver the visibility, insights, and capabilities you need to create your own intelligent supply chain. In short, they are looking for a new standard for supply chain innovation, connectivity, and simplicity.

SCM 125

Roberto Crippa: “If you try to manage new business with old rules you fail”

Supply Chain Movement

Until June of this year, Tecniplast, an Italian manufacturer of laboratory equipment and specialised plastics, did not have a formal supply chain. This immediately highlighted the need for an end-to-end process view of the supply chain.

Italy 101

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.

Driving Profitable Growth Through Effective Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Nation

In a previous article titled “ What Is Preventing Your Supply Chain From Being a Strategic Differentiator? ” I reviewed a variety of factors that stand in the way of supply chain excellence. In this article, I shall review the factors that set the supply chain leaders apart from the rest and that help drive profitable growth for their companies. Integrated business planning. This is just one example of supply chain agility.

Transform your supply chain’s sustainability impact by going beyond operational constraints

Quintiq

This is the second blog post of a two-part series – in part one , I explained supply chain planning and execution tweaks that can be applied without significant change management programs. Most would require a lengthy procurement period and perhaps an even longer rollout phase.

Supply Chain Talent: The Missing Link?

Supply Chain Shaman

Members of today’s supply chain teams are busy. Business complexity is rising and teams are trying to get to data and align the organization against supply chain objectives. Disparate systems and gaps in supply chain technologies lead the list.

Our Walk In The Fog

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain innovation is slowly simmering in the face of radical disruption. The supply chain visionary wants novel and new. As a result, supply chain leaders continuously ask me to unravel market confusion. Traditional planning is batch. Planning.

Chad 253

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

I consider her the best in the biz for transportation management consulting. At the time, we were both deployed as consultants for Manugistics to help a manufacturing company to implement end-to-end planning. My goal was to implement demand and supply planning.

SCM 211

My Take: E2open Buys Terra Technology

Supply Chain Shaman

As an analyst in the supply chain market for 15 years, I have written many articles on best-of-breed technology companies purchased by a larger company. It is a story of supply chain innovation. Supply Chain Business Pain.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

Next week is the annual Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , and summit preparation is on my agenda for the weekend. In the preparation phase for the summit, I schedule planning calls with the speakers. Planning is not planning.

My Take: Let’s Admit Seven Demand Management Mistakes of the Last Decade

Supply Chain Shaman

Within an organization, the words “Demand Planning” stir emotions. Seldom do we find a team excited about demand planning. Supply chain leaders want to improve it, but are not optimistic that they can make improvements. Facing the Supply Chain Plateau.

Five Capabilities to Take the Food and Beverage Supply Chain to the Next Level

Logility

Food and beverage supply chains face mounting pressure to reduce costs, add more value and do more with fewer resources. For many F&B companies, the basic tenants of a supply chain planning foundation is established. 1) Supply Planning and Optimization.

Jobs and Career Paths in Supply Chain and Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Are you fresh out of college or university and planning to enter the supply chain or logistics profession? Perhaps you are considering a mid-career move into the supply chain theatre. Source: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals 2017 Survey.

Risks in Supply - An Omnipresent Danger

Logility

Throughout these projects, there is a consistent theme: organizations have a difficult time finding clarity in variability in supply. Supply risks are omnipresent in every industry. These “boom-to-bust” cycles are caused by latencies in the supply chain.

Ferrari: Under the Hood

ToolsGroup

Today we interview Bob Ferrari, executive editor of the blog Supply Chain Matters ( www.theferrarigroup.com/supply-chain-matters ) and founder and managing director of the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group. What originally got you interested in supply chain?