The Fascinating Future of SCM

SCM Research

Who would have said ten years ago that SCM is an exciting discipline? If we want to get a taste of what we will experience in SCM in the near future, we can look at how high-tech companies define it already now (see for example Microsoft’s definition of SCM ): It will be about true visibility across end-to-end processes – and these processes involve raw material suppliers, component suppliers, …, and ultimately consumers.

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The Fascinating Future of SCM

SCM Research

Who would have said ten years ago that SCM is an exciting discipline? If we want to get a taste of what we will experience in SCM in the near future, we can look at how high-tech companies define it already now (see for example Microsoft’s definition of SCM ): It will be about true visibility across end-to-end processes – and these processes involve raw material suppliers, component suppliers, …, and ultimately consumers.

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SCM Case Study with Adidas

SCM Research

Today, John McNamara, SVP Sourcing, Adidas Group, visited me and my SCM students at Copenhagen Business School. He presented a case study about the supply chain processes for t-shirts. It was very insightful and also a lot of fun for my students (and me).

2016 SCM World University 100

SCM Research

This week, SCM World have published their “SCM World University 100” ranking, which aims to list the best business schools for supply chain talent worldwide. I am very pleased that Copenhagen Business School’s SCM program was selected as one of the top 10 programs in the EMEA region. See the full list here: SCM World University 100.

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SCM Global 50: Best Global Supply Chain Blogs

Supply Chain Opz

Then, this article will show you some good resources that will help you handle the complexities in global scm. Data Collection What we want to do is to discover some good blogs covering various issues in global scm. If you find some other useful blogs that you would like to share, please let us know by dropping a line to bloggeradmin [at] supplychainopz [dot] com with the subject " Global SCM ".

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SCM Map Europe 2013-2014

Supply Chain Movement

SCM Map Europe 2013. Visuals 2013 Buck Consultants International distribution Manufacturing SCM Map Europe Supply Chain Movement Despite the economic malaise in Western Europe, multinationals are investing heavily in manufacturing and distribution in the eastern part of the continent.

Breaking SCM Tech News: Oracle Augments SCM Cloud Suite with Agreement to Acquire LogFire

Supply Chain Matters

Upon closing, the addition of LogFire will complement the logistics, warehouse management and Omni-channel fulfillment capabilities of the Oracle SCM Cloud product suite by adding augmented warehouse management capabilities. Oracle has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire LogFire, a provider of Cloud-based warehouse management applications.

The Future of SCM: Managing Closed-Loop Supply Cycles

SCM Research

Practice Theory Closed-Loop System Image Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

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SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2014

SCM Research

This year, the CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference 2014 was held in San Antonio, Texas. The Educators’ Conference, which provides academics and students a forum to hear the latest in our research field, has become an integral part of it. As every year ( see my previous post from Denver last year ), several leading supply chain management journals have used this forum to present their best paper awards.

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[Video] Ford Motor Company: Creating global data standards with SCM software

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The question is, what SCM software tool do they have to make that supply chain as accurate and as lean as possible? The post [Video] Ford Motor Company: Creating global data standards with SCM software appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

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Creating Better Concept Definitions in SCM

SCM Research

I believe we all have already experienced this: The same concept can sometimes be defined in very different ways by different authors. Conceptual clarity would certainly be great, but how can we achieve it? Think, for example, about concepts such as trust, integration or dependence. So, what do we really mean when we are talking about them?

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When you think QAD, do you think SCM?

Logistics Viewpoints

QAD is far better known for their manufacturing than supply chain solutions.

Video Archive of Leading Logistics and SCM Scholars

SCM Research

In the last couple of years, James Stock – who himself made a huge contribution to our discipline – conducted a series of interviews with leading logistics and SCM scholars. Sadly, some of these scholars have since passed away, but I am sure that their thoughts, as recorded in these interviews, will serve as a legacy for future generations of logistics and SCM scholars. It is certainly very insightful to read papers or books written by the leading scholars of our field.

The p-value Debate Has Reached SCM Research

SCM Research

For example, too often research has been considered as “good” research, just because the p -value passed a specific threshold – also in the SCM discipline. We should not ignore that researchers – in general but also in supply chain management – are not always as properly trained to perform data analysis as they should be. A highly visible discussion is currently going on regarding the prevalent misuses of p -values.

SCM – It’s All About Data

SCM Research

Maybe business schools should increase the proportion of IT knowledge in their SCM curricula? The volume, variety and velocity of business and supply chain data are increasing dramatically. At the same time, improved technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning , are already on the horizon. Ernst & Young has recently published an interesting report, titled Digital Supply Chain: It’s All About That Data.

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Ranking SCM Journals: ABS Academic Journal Guide 2015

SCM Research

The UK-based Association of Business Schools (ABS) has published its Academic Journal Guide. It is the successor of the often criticized Academic Journal Quality Guide. And this is how the new Guide ranks supply chain management journals: The only grade 4* (“excellent”) journal is: Journal of Operations Management. Other “top journals” (grade 4) are: International Journal of Operations & Production Management and Production and Operations Management.

Sustainable Business Models Require a Revolution of SCM

SCM Research

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 21) has begun near Paris today. Let us hope it does not fail again – like too many other conferences before. Indeed, time is slipping away and the world will face a bleak future if we do not act now. (A A prediction of this future can be found in Stager’s (2015) recent comment.)

SCM Global 50: Best Global Supply Chain Blogs 2014

Supply Chain Opz

Then, this article will show you some good resources that will help you handle the complexities in global scm. Data Collection What we want to do is to discover some good blogs covering various issues in global scm.

The Downside of SCM Journal Rankings

SCM Research

When analyzing the statistics of this blog, I found that SCM researchers appear to be very interested in posts concerning journal rankings, namely about the ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide and VHB-JOURQUAL. I would not have published them if I wasn’t sure journal rankings can be beneficial for our research community.

OPTSUM 2015: Where SCM meets Science

Supply Chain Nation

The second edition of the optimization summit (OptSum) was held amidst a scene of unprecedented enthusiasm in Bangalore on March 10 -11, 2015.

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

For the fourth consecutive year, Supply Chain Media has produced the SCM Map of Europe providing an overview of the most relevant data for value chains. A second important feature to have been added in this version of the SCM Map of Europe is the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI).

Career advice for supply chain professionals

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Cognitive computing, and Augmented Reality are creating new challenges and new opportunities for supply chain management (SCM) professionals. Deep SCM domain skills are very hard to come by.

10 Outstanding Books for SCM Professionals

Supply Chain Opz

This article will show you 10 amazing SCM books that provide the information you can really use. The reason for this was to provide a list of "classic" scm books that people can study by themselves while working full-time. Are you a supply chain management professional who are looking for inspiring ideas to improve the operations of your supply chain? Background Early this year, I published one article named " 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time ".

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New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

SCM Map Europe 2014-2015. Visuals AkzoNobel Automotive Buck Consultants close Disney factory Heinz Innovev Lego location map Michael Kors Nedcar Opel Patrick Haex Peugeot-Citroën Phillip Morris production SCM Map Europe total landed cost-to-serve Unilever VDL Volkswagen

Oracle Leads the Way in SCM Cloud

Oracle SCM

As an industry leader in cloud computing technology and supply chain solutions, it is no surprise that Oracle is leading the way in cloud-based SCM applications. To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud solutions, visit www.oracle.com/scm.

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Is There a Third Option for SCM Executives Looking to Revamp their Supply Chain Management Operations?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

A new alternative is now possible for companies, especially those looking to gain a competitive advantage with their SCM operations. While many supply chain executives have never seriously considered managed services as an SCM option due to liability, performance or security risk concerns, this is indeed an economical, efficient and strategically viable solution that supply chain leaders should consider to deliver operational performance. Is SCM a Core Competency?

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Market Study: The Future of SCM in the Cloud

Oracle SCM

Learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Cloud solutions at www.oracle.com/scm. Oracle Supply Chain Management chain cloud community disruption enterprise event events fulfillment industry innovation management midsize oracle order planning pricing scm supply

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Hottest Growth Sectors in Supply Chain Management

The Logistics of Logistics

Over the last several months, I have had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of CEOs, vice presidents, directors of operations and various management personnel within the supply chain management (SCM) industry. The largest area of SCM should be a no-brainer for those who follow the industry. Automotive has been and will remain the largest sector of growth for SCM professionals. Automotive could explode with growth if it increased its transparency with other SCM sectors.

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What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. SCM systems provide a strategic advantage and business insight to companies and their operations. Today, SCM systems are critical to businesses of all sizes and in all industries for managing their day to day operations.

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Good Enough is No Longer Good Enough for SCM

Supply Chain Nation

So what does all of this have to do with good enough and SCM? SCM systems provide the ability for companies to balance these competing requirements so they can keep the customer happy, profitably.

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Cloud Supply Chain Management: SCM’s Head is in the Clouds…and For Good Reason

Cerasis

Concerning Oracle’s new improvements in the SCM cloud, user accessibility and ease-of-access will further drive adoption rates of cloud-based solutions, particularly TMS solutions. The use of cloud computing in supply change management is not some dark, forbidden territory any longer.

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Why Isn’t SCM Research More Relevant to SCM Practitioners?

SCM Research

But what can be done to avoid a disconnect between academics and practitioners in SCM research? Nobel’s article provides several ideas that could help SCM researchers to become more relevant.

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Why Isn’t SCM Research More Relevant to SCM Practitioners?

SCM Research

But what can be done to avoid a disconnect between academics and practitioners in SCM research? Nobel’s article provides several ideas that could help SCM researchers to become more relevant.

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SCM publishes groundbreaking list of supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Head of Competence Center SCM & Manufacturing. Unilever’s Pier Luigi Sigismondi named as Europe’s top Supply Chain Executive. Who are the most influential supply chain executives in Europe? Which leaders are truly shaping their organisations?

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Maximo Can Do Supply Chain - Unveiled!

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Generic SCM Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting eam ibm maximo scm supplychain supplychainmanagement utilitiesWhen it comes to IBM Maximo, the first impression everyone gets is a Work and Asset Management (WAM) solution.

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SCM 2.0: How the Internet of Things Will Change Everything

The Network Effect

The post SCM 2.0: The new age of the so-called Internet of Things (aka IoT) is about to be ushered in and brings with. How the Internet of Things Will Change Everything appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect cloud internet of things IoT networks SaaS

Market Study: The Future of SCM in the Cloud

Oracle SCM

Learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Cloud solutions at www.oracle.com/scm. If you have been reading my blog recently you have noticed I am following the modern business transformation that is currently taking place and its impact on our supply chains.

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The Most Cited Paper in SCM Research

SCM Research

Have you ever tried to find the most cited paper in supply chain management research? I have done so. For this purpose, I used the term “supply chain” in Web of Knowledge for a topic search. The winning paper is titled Information distortion in a supply chain: The bullwhip effect and the authors are Hau L. Lee, V. Padmanabhan, and Seungjin Whang. The paper was published in Management Science in 1997 and has since been cited more than 1,000 times.

Handfield’s 2017 SCM Predictions: Impact of the Presidential Election Outcome for the Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

OK, so Trump won, Clinton lost. Get over it, it’s a done deal. Time to move on, and figure out what this means in terms of how the global economy will be impacted, and in particular, how the supply chain will be impacted. In general, it’s fair to say that things won’t be as bad as people thought they would be the day after the election. Part of the reason for this is that Trump has scaled back mostly on 8 of the 10 promises he made during the election campaign!

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Major organisational and cultural changes lie ahead for SCM

Supply Chain Movement

Recent european and international supply chain management conferences have been primarily characterised by their focus on strongly emerging trends and their impact on companies’ supply chains.

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