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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! The overarching strategy for limiting exposure to, and spreading of, the Coronavirus is that of Social Distancing. But even with social distancing, the global lockdowns, temporary closures of many businesses and disruptions of economies everywhere there are still Supply Chains in action, as disrupted as they may be.

Why Real-Time Visibility Should be Core to Your Supply Chain Strategy

CH Robinson Logistics

Using technology to drive strategy and improve performance—and ultimately create financial value—is top of mind for shippers today managing complex global supply chains. A key component of this technology trend is the need for a supply chain visibility platform. Research shows that having real-time supply chain visibility is necessary to build a responsive, resilient, competitive, and profitable operation.

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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. However, even with a growing number of innovative technologies at your fingertips, your success still depends on your strategy. ” Meet Our Panel of Supply Chain Professionals: Trey Howard Emmanuel Frost Michael D.

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. During this time, JDA mirrored this vision of supply chain strategy that fosters competitive advantage and profitable growth based on the five tenets of high-performing supply chains.

Defining and Implementing an Effective Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

In the first episode of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence, Chris Timmer of LeanLogistics (a Talking Logistics sponsor) outlined the attributes of a strong transportation management foundation and how to build it. Transportation strategy is the second component, and that’s focused on positioning transportation to support your supply chain strategy (i.e.,

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.

What is Deep Learning? And What Does it Mean for Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! And how will it shape Supply Chain now and in the future? A quick perusal of the list of some of the applications of Deep Learning and Machine Learning should immediately rings bells for Supply Chain professionals. The Digital Supply Chain of the future will have Deep Learning, or Machine Learning, at the core of its strategic platform.

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.

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

The TPP has major ramifications for supply chain performance, especially in situations where supply chain components fall within the TPP participant countries. Trade, trade barriers, and market access involving all types of goods (including agriculture), services (including financial and foreign investments), and small- and medium-sized enterprises also are under the umbrella of the TPP and can impact the performance of supply chains.

Job opening: Global Supply Chain Director at Océ

Supply Chain Movement

Great career opportunity for a Supply Chain Director with a proven track record in new product introductions and successfully delivering complex supply chain projects within a high tech environment! Global Supply Chain Director. Managing supply and demand for high value low volume production print products worldwide ensuring in time product delivery. Your role as Global Supply Chain Director.

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. My boss Jack said we need to get contractual control over our supply chain, so we started to leverage out buys at the petrochemical level, and started writing contracts with the big petrochemical companies.

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. While the gap is narrowing, demand is still outpacing supply by a lot – it’s out of whack,” said David Egan, head of industrial research, Americas at CBRE. Source: Supply Chain Digest. Supply Chain Strategy.

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. The 6 Supply Chain Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore. Key Logistics Trend #1: Warehouse Robotics in the Supply Chain.

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.

What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the news that Secretary Nielsen is cutting short a trip to Europe, what can supply chain professionals anticipate regarding cross-border operations? Supply chain strategies. In addition, supply chain professionals can consider the following strategies to mitigate U.S.-Mexico Work with your account managers and transportation service providers to review time critical and urgent freight shipments. On March 27, U.S.

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.

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. For those CEOs and other execs who don’t know much about supply Chain or logistics management, I’d like to highlight the four key areas to really keep an eye on. Supply Chain Impact on Shareholder Value.

A solution for the “New Normal”: Real Time Supply Chain thinking

NC State SCRC

But there’s nothing stable about the environment we operate in, as there is plenty of volatility and disruption to go around in the global supply chain. It’s time to start operating in “real-time” The real-time supply chain is based on two essential elements of technology: 1) The rapid digitization of the supply chain, and 2) the rise of real-time information enabled by technology.

Join BVL International at the North American chapter kickoff on August 12, 2013

Supply Chain View from the Field

Logistics complexity – in the form of fragmented channels, increased product variations, and consumer demand for customized solutions – has been increasing, according to a global study published recently by BVL International, a worldwide supply chain and logistics membership organization. The study included more than 60 interviews with global supply chain executives and survey responses from 1,757 executives.

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. Lockdowns have resulted in the temporary closure of Manufacturing and Distribution facilities and discontinuation of Logistics and transportation modes. Additionally dramatically higher demand for household supplies (eg. Subscribe Here!

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.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. Digital technologies are becoming more prevalent in basic supply chain functions, and changes in legislation are likely to spur dramatic changes that will result in the need to reevaluate supply chain strategy in both domestic and international locations. Service Supply Chains Will Dominate the Market.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

In addition, shippers may lack the resources necessary to push operations beyond availability and reliability of procurement. As a result, shippers need to think beyond air shipping in developing a successful e-commerce shipping strategy. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. For shippers, implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies is the end goal, but they must learn to walk before they run.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply Chain heroes article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link]. . Supply chain leaders and heroes will face the year with uncertainty and opportunity. Supply Chain Managers Will Focus on Increasing Perfect Order Deliveries. Service Supply Chains Will Dominate the Market.

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. The successful answer depends on supply chain strategy and the building of strong processes to manage supply. The goal is to become consciously competent in managing the role of inventory in supply chain strategy. Inventory is the Most Important Supply Chain Buffer. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

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.

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. Since transportation is scheduled with such harmony, transportation costs stay low, as does the transportation time. Technology has also been a major factor in laying down the foundation of Walmart’s supply chain strategies.

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. Bob’s supply chain experience spans more than 30 years at private sector and analyst firms, making him one of the most experienced supply chain authorities in our profession. What originally got you interested in supply chain?

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. According to a survey by Deloitte from 2014, 79 % of companies with high-performing supply chains achieve revenue growth superior to the average within their industries. 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. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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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. The words end-to-end supply chain easily rolls off the tongues of supply chain leaders. While companies articulate the words end-to-end, the focus is on a four-wall strategy. Within supply chain management, there is no equal.

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. An agile supply chain requires the ability to rapidly identify, evaluate and execute alternative supply chains scenarios. Supply chain experts have traditionally focused on efficiency and consequently pursued the lowest unit cost dream.