Peloton’s Supply Chain Strategy Turnabout

Supply Chain Matters

This week, the company announced a reversal in manufacturing and supply chain strategy, as well as a major turnabout. Supply chain strategy, process, talent and enabling technologies each play important roles.

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Side-stepping the Pitfalls of a Digital Strategy for 2022

Supply Chain Shaman

Yes, a time when well-meaning supply chain leaders share their strategy decks for the upcoming year and ask me for an opinion. Supply chain leaders love shiny objects. I find that egos run strong through supply chain leaders. It is that time of year.

Mid-Year Assessment of 2022 Supply Chain Predictions- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group via its affiliated Supply Chain Matters blog shares a mid-year assessment of previously published 2022 predictions for industry supply chains published at the beginning of 2022. Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing Activity.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Are Global Supply Chains Recovering- One Perspective

Supply Chain Matters

In our prior published Supply Chain Matters commentary, we reviewed and provided some added insights on July’s global manufacturing PMI indices which are pointing to declining global supply chain production momentum.

Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

The Covid-19 pandemic tested the global supply chain. Like riding a bumpy road, the supply chain leader is riding the ups and downs of changing market conditions facing greater variability day-to-day. Procurement: Purchase price variance and procurement cost.

Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

We stubbed our toe in supply chain management at the beginning of the decade. Facing The Issues of Supply Chain Performance. As I work through this year’s Supply Chains to Admire , I cannot help but shake my head. Belief in efficient procurement.

Supply Chain Matters News Capsule Follow-Up- July 28 2022

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our latest news capsule format follow-up relative to the updating of prior supply chain management related developments we have shared with readers. The latter is especially worrisome from a global supply chain perspective.

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 4.0: Why You Need to Digitize to Survive

Speaker: Laura Garcia, Sr. Editor at Supply Chain Digital and Procurement Magazines

In Digitize to Survive, we’ll be showing how you can leverage today’s tech to help meet organizational objectives and not only survive but thrive in a post-pandemic world. With all the new tech available on the market, setting a digitization roadmap and knowing where to start can be difficult. We’ll help you drudge through the boundless opportunities and help clarify all the buzz. During this webinar, we’ll discuss how to take an objectives-first approach and demystify some of today’s hottest tech such as IoT, AI, and Big Data and show you how they can help build resiliency, unearth competitive advantages and optimize bottom-line results.

Transforming Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Many pundits insist that anyone who believes the global supply chain is going to return to normal is suffering from this form of insanity. ”[1] Noted supply chain expert Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder of Supply Chain Insights, put it another way.

What are the best Supply Chain Strategies for 2021

ivalua

Supply Chain Strategies: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us So Far? Many nations are now facing the prospect of new lockdowns which will undoubtedly further impact global supply chains. . Supply Chain Risk Management on the World Stage – Lessons Learned.

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

GlobalTranz

The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. However, both logistics and procurement often become isolated in modern companies, resulting in inefficient practices and a sluggish production value. Supply Chain Managers and Procurement Professionals Avoid the Conversation.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value). As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

Pushing the Supply Chain Reset Button

Supply Chain Shaman

The global supply chain that we know today is built on three assumptions: rational government policy, low variability, and availability of logistics. The impact varies by supply chain sector and value chain. The days of financial supply chain reengineering are over.

Side-stepping the Pitfalls of a Digital Strategy for 2022

Supply Chain Shaman

Yes, a time when well-meaning supply chain leaders share their strategy decks for the upcoming year and ask me for an opinion. Supply chain leaders love shiny objects. I find that egos run strong through the psychic of supply chain leaders.

Mid-Year Assessment of 2022 Supply Chain Sourcing Predictions- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group shares a Part Two commentary addressing our mid-year assessment of previously published 2022 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the beginning of 2022.

Volkswagen Augmenting Efforts in Supply Chain Resiliency

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog call reader attention to a published report indicating the number two global auto maker Volkswagen is repositioning it global supply network sourcing strategies. An increased supply network presence in the U.S.

Know Your Supply Chain KPIs – Procurement

Logistics Bureau

Whether you’re planning to benchmark your supply chain or simply trying to improve how you measure its performance, it makes sense to know a little about the most commonly used KPIs for each supply chain component. 7 Procurement KPIs You Should be Using.

Procurement in a high inflation environment?

Procurement Academy

During the 1970’s oil crisis and the rampant inflation that followed, skilled procurement professionals were in demand more than ever before. Typically, procurement is expected to deliver year-on-year savings. But when inflation pushes costs up, life gets tough for procurement teams.

Procurement in a high inflation environment?

Procurement Academy

During the 1970’s oil crisis and the rampant inflation that followed, skilled procurement professionals were in demand more than ever before. Typically, procurement is expected to deliver year-on-year savings. But when inflation pushes costs up, life gets tough for procurement teams.

How Green Supply Chain Strategies will help your Company Grow

ivalua

What are Green Supply Chain Strategies? A recent survey that Ivalua did in the UK, “ Gaining the green view, How smart procurement can kick-start sustainability initiatives ” showed that 87% of UK businesses see “greener” supply chains as a competitive advantage.

The Competitive Edge of Supply Chain Design – Highlights of the MIT 2022 Crossroads Event

Supply Chain Matters

In this Supply Chain Matters commentary, Executive Editor Bob Ferrari pens highlights of the 2022 Crossroads Event recently conducted by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. Copyright 2022, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

Procurement and Supply Chain are Smarter Together – Practical Use Cases

Logistics Viewpoints

In a previous post , I made a case for how the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are smarter together. Accordingly Supply Chain and Procurement will need continuous collaboration. Procurement Supply Chain Planning

Three Examples of Ongoing Supply Chain Disruptions Impacting Business Operational and Financial Performance

Supply Chain Matters

During this unprecedented period of non-stop global supply chain disruption, the Supply Chain Matters blog provides readers with additional industry specific examples, along with their implications.

Businesses Responding to High Inflation and Supply Chain Inventory Concerns

Supply Chain Matters

What caught our attention was data indicating that “ strengthening supply chains ” was a top-of-mind action CEOs intend on taking in response to the perceived impacts of the Russia and Ukraine conflict.

Availability of Part Two Research Report- Your Workforce: The Most Critical Link in Supply Chain Capability

Supply Chain Matters

There remains a growing belief that existing supply chain and talent management processes need a rethink. This initial research provide a focus on front-line supply chain operational workforce needs and challenges, and the value of a skilled occupational workforce.

Driving Sustainable Growth Through Supply Chain Resilience

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Driving Sustainable Growth Through Supply Chain Resilience. The evolving pandemic, growing geopolitical tensions, nervous financial markets and increasing economic uncertainty means supply, both globally and locally, is at the very least, uncertain.

Supply Chain Innovation + Automation: How Körber is Positioning Procurement for the Future

ivalua

Learn how Körber leveraged Ivalua’s software tools to automate and streamline tactical activities while keeping strategy front and center. The global supply chain is undergoing an incredible transformation that will change the way we do business. Supply Chain Golden Rules .

Types of Sourcing Strategies in Procurement

ProcurePort

• Robust and flexible procurement strategy can help you reduce operational and logistical experiences and equally serve as a competitive advantage. Today, supply chain and transportation costs amount to 60% to 70% of total sales, depending on the company and industry. •

Availability of Research Report- Your Workforce: The Most Critical Link in Supply Chain Capability

Supply Chain Matters

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group highlights the release of a second published research advisory on the Importance of supply chain and HR alignment for talent lifecycle needs. Strategy, planning and decision making.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

GlobalTranz

Getting the raw materials needed to maintain production is one of the most important parts of the whole supply chain. However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. Manufacturers must work to consolidate incoming supplies and outgoing shipments to make their incoming and outgoing freight more attractive to major carriers. Consider Cyber Security Concerns in the Procurement Supply Chain.

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. The move from global to regional supply chains increased risks. Geopolitical shifts, economic uncertainty and demand/supply volatility are rising. In my life time, supply chains changed.

Two Automakers Make Senior Supply Chain and Procurement Executive Leadership Changes

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters readers are well aware that the looking glass for an organization’s overall supply chain performance is intense right now, especially when C-Suite executives feel the heat from investors and board rooms. Stellantis Senior Procurement Leadership Change.

Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

When 2015 rolls in, for me, it will mark a decade of quantitative research focused on understanding the evolution of supply chain management. Insights on Supply Chain Organizations. In the early years, there were no supply chain organizations. I like many other gray-haired supply chain professionals reported through a functional organization like manufacturing or transportation. It is my 300th blog post on the Supply Chain Shaman.

Which supply chain and procurement skills will best equip us for the future?

Procurement Academy

For those of us working in the field of supply chain and procurement education, it’s an open secret. But the same is most emphatically not true of supply chain and procurement. Because a business or supply chain that is ill?prepared

Chainalytics Wins Award for Delivering Sustainability-Minded Freight Procurement Strategy

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (January 12, 2021) – Chainalytics, a recognized global leader in data-driven supply chain consulting, announced today that it has received the 2020 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Two Indices of Supply Chain Activity Noting Supply Chain Volatility Trending

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues to highlight for readers specific global and regional supply chain indices that depict both trending production activity levels, as well as supply chain volatility. Global Supply Chain Pressure Index.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

As supply chain clichés take flight, clients struggle with execution. One of these concepts that I hear a lot; but see few tangible examples, is the idea of “customer-segmented supply chain.” The discussion of customer-segmented supply chains happens often. When I hear companies discussing the implementation of a customer segmentation strategy, I ask a series of questions: Who is your customer?