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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. Initially companies believe regional planning systems easily adapt to become global, but they quickly learn otherwise and hit roadblocks. Success in Supply Chain Planning Is a Flip of a Coin. 4) Plan By Design.

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? Just as we humans require both far and near vision to be effective in our daily lives our supply chain’s need both near and far vision to ensure an efficient and effective response to planned and unplanned events.

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Supply Chain Planning is Essential for Ending Up in the Right Place

Enterra Insights

” Both these sentiments underscore the importance of planning. This is no less true for supply chain operations than it is in any other of life’s activities. Historically, planning draws heavily on past patterns of behavior. ”[1] Bolstering his argument, he cites a conference presentation given by Francesca Gamboni, a Senior Vice President for supply chain at Groupe PSA. ” Cognitive technologies and supply chain planning.

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? Just as we humans require both far and near vision to be effective in our daily lives our supply chain’s need both near and far vision to ensure an efficient and effective response to planned and unplanned events.

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.

Realizing the Value of Supply Chain Optimization for Tire Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

New technologies revolutionizing transportation are creating tremendous opportunities but also unprecedented challenges for tire manufacturers. The establishment of efficient global supply chains has become critical to competitiveness.

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.

Saving Supply Chain Planners from Chaotic Spreadsheets

Solvoyo

Are you using spreadsheets as a supply chain planning tool to collect and manage your data and perform analysis? It turns out “insiders joke about billion-dollar procurement-management-disposition cycles that are managed in spreadsheets” according to Requis. .

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. A sharp spike in any supply chain can lead to disruption, and if a business hasn't planned ahead, they could suffer a potential loss in sales, as the economy as a whole will be churning much faster. The Major Challenges to Holiday Supply Chain Management. Improve Your Supply Chain Visibility.

AI Solutions and Digital Supply Chains

Solvoyo

Imagine you can control your production lines with a mouse click or a touchscreen swipe to optimize your supply chain in real-time – along with the ability to enjoy a seamless, customized experience. . bias in every aspect of the supply chain .

It is about time that we leveraged supply chain analytics

Solvoyo

Are you using spreadsheets as a supply chain planning tool to collect and manage your data and perform analysis? It turns out “insiders joke about billion-dollar procurement-management-disposition cycles that are managed in spreadsheets” according to Requis.

Agile Supply Chain VS Efficient Supply Chain

DynaSys

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. Agile supply chains exist almost as the antithesis of efficient supply chains. FROM EFFICIENCY TO AGILITY.

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. Assuming that big data was superior to “just any data” came from evidence in the B2C market, but this did not stop bold predictions about how it could also transform supply chain operation. 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.

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. Dealing with supply chain planning issues can be deadly. This leads to immense pressure on your supply chain. 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. In parallel, Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) providers introduced a new hype cycle. Termed ERP II by Gartner, the concept of integrated planning with tightly coupled ERP to Advanced Planning Systems (APS) could drive higher value.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

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?” ” As we talked, and I drew the table, the first question was followed by, “How do I help my executive team understand the importance of planning and their role in the process?” ” 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.” Good planning requires a clear focus on inputs, data model fit to the business requirements, and outcomes. What is integrated planning? A common plan not one number.

Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle SCM

Starting today, leaders of finance, operations, supply chain, human resources, marketing, and IT from around the globe are coming together at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. As a supply chain professional, OOW19 is the perfect occasion to adopt best practices, hear of the latest transformative technologies of today, and learn how businesses like yours can leverage this innovation for the future. Manage Your Supply Chain On-the-Go with Oracle Digital Assistant.

What Kind of Visibility Into Your Supply Chain Do You Really Need, and How Do You Get It?

Oracle SCM

Cushing has been an invited blogger at conferences sponsored by CFO Magazine and Supply Chain Insights and writes regularly for RKL eSolutions and more. His expertise includes demand-driven supply chain consulting, Theory of Constraints consulting, technology selection and implementation consulting, and business improvement and change management. What are the biggest changes to supply chain management in the past 30 to 35 years?

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. The traditional world of supply chain planning managed inputs into a data model to drive outputs. Traditionally, great supply chain planning was not about implementation. Planning Basics.

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. Supply chain talent falls midway on most lists. Here I share insights from a recent talent study conducted in conjunction with Supply Chain Brain. There is more demand than supply.

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. Frustrated that my upcoming Supply Chain Insights Global Summit was in Phoenix, he asked if I ever came to Europe. In the process, defines what makes a good plan. Establishing Planning Governance. Supply Chain 2030.

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Supply Chain Control Towers

Enterra Insights

When the move toward supply chain digitization began, the control tower analogy seemed like a natural step in the process. Here’s the rub: Beyond the name, airport and supply chain control towers have little in common. Supply chain control towers have few standards, often lack needed information, and often have to deal with global operations. ”[2] His answer, “From my perspective it must be a holistic supply chain solution.”

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. The second area most-cited as needing improvement was planning. Transportation is an Afterthought. Fail to Plan | Plan to Fail.

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.

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

DELMIA 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. The Atlanta-based company demonstrated that companies focusing “heavily on supplier diversity” generated a 133% greater return on procurement investments than the typical business. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization More than just charity.

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. . As shippers look for global expertise and operational solutions, LSPs are in a prime position to offer inbound procurement and supplier collaboration, and with the new cloud network platforms they now can. Supply planning and inbound services… appeared first on The Network Effect.

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. Today, only 8% of companies are satisfied with their “what-if” capabilities and only 22% of companies can get to cost data in making planning decisions. Physically, the supply chain is becoming a network.

Procurement Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Through the Pandemic

Jaggaer

From early on in the Covid-19 pandemic , and for pretty obvious reasons , procurement in healthcare and pharmaceuticals has been in the spotlight like never before. View our recent webinar and learn how Italian pharmaceutical company Angelini navigated through supply chain disruption.

Expert insights: An interview with entrepreneur & author Vivek Sood

DELMIA 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. Q: Technology is a big driver in the supply chain landscape. VS: Outdated business models, outdated planning and optimization, obsolete technologies are killing companies right in front of our eyes every day.

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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.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold earlier in 2020, supply chain has become a household word. Investors, like the public, have woken up to the fact that supply chains are the engine driving economic prosperity. Supply chain, it seems, is ripe for disruption.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Social media awash with pictures of supply chain professionals attending the Lady Gaga event at SAP’s Sapphire, celebrating with drinks at the Gartner event, or rocking to the ZZ Top performance at JDA’s Icon conference trumpeted excitement. Meanwhile, in my travels, supply chain discussions are moving to main street. CNN political pundit panels debate supply chain while the impacts proliferate in our personal lives. Shortening Supply Chains.

A Few Thoughts about Supply Chain Management

Enterra Insights

Supply chain management (SCM) sounds like a straight-forward topic; nevertheless, numerous articles have been written on the subject explaining what it is and what it isn’t. Ask a person on the street what constitutes supply chain management and my guess is they would say SCM means ensuring the entire supply chain, from procurement of raw materials to product delivery, runs smoothly. ”[1] How important is supply chain management?

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