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). Thanks, John, for a great case study and an insightful discussion! Teaching Globalization Supply Chain Management

Gartner acquires SCM World

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner acquires SCM World, a cross-industry peer network and learning community providing subscription-based research and conferences.”The ”The SCM World acquisition is consistent with Gartner’s growth strategy to invest in developing world-class products and services that help our supply chain clients make the right decisions, every day”, said Gene Hall, chief executive officer, Gartner.

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RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

More recently, with the rise of interconnected systems, the analytics to derive value from those systems seems, and decreased costs, RFID is resurrecting as a solution for increasing supply chain management (SCM), visibility into processes, and reducing inventory tracking costs. Active Versus Passive RFID Tags in SCM. Both passive and active tags have been a subject of debate in SCM. Instantaneous inventory cycling reduces delays and speeds SCM.

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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. As a result, issues in global supply chain management such as international trade, international transportation, global sourcing , regulatory compliance, risk management , humanitarian and sustainability won''t go away any time soon. Data Collection What we want to do is to discover some good blogs covering various issues in global scm.

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Vanilla Sourcing in Madagascar

SCM Research

The case is also included in an article I have written about the interface between SCM and CSR. In a previous post, I demonstrated how Symrise creates added value beyond corporate boundaries by closely collaborating with vanilla farmers in Madagascar. Watch the following video, which highlights this approach from the perspective of Unilever, a buyer of Symrise’s aromatic compounds.

COVID-19 & SCM – Importance of Operations Management to Overcome the Limitations of Data-Driven

Arkieva

An often-heard theme in supply chain management (SCM) and COVID-19 is “data-driven” – being data-driven is the path to success. For SCM demand or customer-driven replaces “science”. COVID-19 & SCM – Importance of Operations Management to Overcome the Limitations of Data-Driven was first posted on May 20, 2020 at 8:47 am. ©2017 For COVID-19 “science-driven” is often said in the same sentence.

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Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Doing business with suppliers located overseas or in another country can be an overwhelming and daunting task even for expert Sourcing professionals. But beyond that he had no idea on where to start to source his product. Large companies can afford to have Strategic Sourcing Procurement staff around the world. There are a myriad of processes, controls, conditions and situations that need to be managed to ensure that your products are sourced consistent with your expectations.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

Companies are now having to source more locally in order to ensure that they can continue to produce for the local market.”. >>Please 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 Slight shift in European networks.

The Most Cited Paper in SCM Research

SCM Research

Being a milestone for our field , the paper analyzes four sources of the bullwhip effect, and it discusses actions to be taken to mitigate the detrimental impact of the bullwhip effect. 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.

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. As a result, issues in global supply chain management such as international trade, international transportation, global sourcing, regulatory compliance, risk management, humanitarian and sustainability won''t go away any time soon. Data Collection What we want to do is to discover some good blogs covering various issues in global scm.

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Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms

Shipchain

While this comparison is most commonly associated with benchmarking, it is also part of the reason why more people in the shipping industry are turning to blockchain for supply chain management (SCM). Blockchain SCM is poised to create links between all existing supply chains, even competitors, which allows supply chain networks to function more efficiently and with greater transparency. Why Do Shippers Underestimate Blockchain SCM ?

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How to Avoid ERP – SCM Integration Pitfalls

Logility

Recently I sat down with Svenne Juul, president of AdapChain, a third party enterprise integration specialist, on how organizations can avoid the common pitfalls during SCM – ERP integration. You may also download the full, on-demand podcast, Avoiding ERP-SCM Integration Pitfalls. (CR): Abstracting the source and target systems in a way that makes them easy to understand is a big help. Then we can work with different sources and targets and just complete the mappings.

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How to Avoid ERP – SCM Integration Pitfalls

Logility

Recently I sat down with Svenne Juul, president of AdapChain, a third party enterprise integration specialist, on how organizations can avoid the common pitfalls during SCM – ERP integration. You may also download the full, on-demand podcast, Avoiding ERP-SCM Integration Pitfalls. (CR): Abstracting the source and target systems in a way that makes them easy to understand is a big help. Then we can work with different sources and targets and just complete the mappings.

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The Relational View in SCM Research

SCM Research

Published in 1998, The relational view: Cooperative strategy and sources of interorganizational competitive advantage by Dyer and Singh remains one of the most influential business papers. The four sources of interorganizational competitive advantage identified by the authors are: (1) relation-specific assets, (2) knowledge-sharing routines, (3) complementary resources/capabilities, and (4) effective governance.

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Blockchain: The Technology Reshaping SCM!

Supply Chain Game Changer

If SCM tech were a summer reading list, Blockchain would be the Twilight trilogy. Source: Accenture. Source: Accenture. QR verification codes, and other sources of product verification, have been reshaping the limitations of logistics transparency for years. Procurement and sourcing may very well be two of the greatest potential areas for impact when talking about blockchain application within supply chain management. Source: Deloitte. Subscribe Here!

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What is Change Management’s Role in the Digital Transformation of SCM?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The digital transformation of supply chain management, more specifically procurement and sourcing functions, is becoming a part of the new normal in business. Recently, I read Magnus Carlsson’s book, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management: Lessons learned at IKEA. The book is a masterful composition and guideline of how a procurement and sourcing organization can start building a quality infrastructure by gaining inspiration from IKEA’s triumphs and failures.

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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. SCM systems tie together and define a plethora of business processes and enable the flow of information between them – in essence SCM is the new business operating model. 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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What is Supply Chain Management and Why is SCM Important?

Insights Solutions Global

What is supply chain management (SCM)? No matter how competent or magnificent your organization is, you still need help from other sources when you need to get mass produce your product. The post What is Supply Chain Management and Why is SCM Important? Let’s say that your company needs to mass produce a chair, it’s unrealistic that you need to grow trees first, right? There are companies […].

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The Best of Both Worlds: How SAP Customers Can See Enhanced Value with Oracle SCM

Oracle SCM

Director Product Marketing, Oracle SCM Cloud. The challenge here isn’t simply retooling a firm’s SCM software to accommodate a long list of new and upgraded capabilities; it also demands an approach to SCM that embraces constant, fast-paced, and often highly disruptive change as a permanent fixture, not as some kind of passing phase. FREE EBOOK: How to Transform Your Supply Chain Into an Innovation Center: 4 Ways Oracle SCM Cloud Can Drive Enhanced Value From SAP.

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Master Data Management: the value of one source of truth (vs. multiple sources)

HICX Solutions

To understand what is meant by describing a Master Data Management (MDM) solution as the single source of truth, it’s probably easier to start by looking at the multiple sources of truth that many businesses currently try (and struggle) to manage – namely Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Multiple sources of truth creates a lack of clarity.

SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

It will be the single best source of software products and domain expertise for manufacturers and retailers. RedPrairie and JDA Software [NASDAQ: JDAS], recognized leaders in enterprise software and services for the extended supply chain, announced today that JDA and affiliates of RedPrairie have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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The 3 Essential Pillars of Digital Readiness to consider before implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Supply Chain Management (SCM)

ThroughPut

In the tried and tested playing field of today’s business, efficiency is supreme, and AI comes to Supply Chain Management (SCM) offering just that. A good direction to take would be to revisit your business initiatives and align the new KPIs that would be formed out of this marriage of AI into SCM with the traditional goals of the firm.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever

Cerasis

The 3 Big Supply Chain Management Trends Surely to Change SCM as we know it Forever. At Cerasis, we have recently wrote a lot of material related to these three core trends and here is a brief highlight from some of the posts we’ve written about these trends: SCM Core Trend #1: Supply Chain Visibility. A trend in dual/multi-sources helps to provide additional supplier sources in the case of any concerns.

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Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. Articles Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Director's Blog Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Hot Topics Logistics Outsourcing Production Labor Sourcing SCM Research Transportation Planning Warehouse managementA group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019.

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SCM is smoking hot!….Why students should consider NC State for a supply chain major.

NC State SCRC

We are also launching three new projects with MetLife, focused on supplier rationalization, common sourcing processes, and re-thinking travel policies given the plethora of new technologies that are emerging in the marketeplace. An article published in the Wall Street Journal identifies what I have been saying for years now… Supply chain talent is a hot commodity!

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SCM World 2014 Chief Supply Chain Officer Report: A Conversation with Kevin O’Marah – Part IV

Supply Chain Nation

In September, SCM World released its annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Report based on its survey of over 1,000 supply chain executives across all industries and geographies. Supply Chain Nation sat down with Kevin O’Marah, Chief Content Officer for SCM World, to discuss four key findings of the study. In this final post in the series, he addresses the shift away from out-sourcing to vertical integration.

SCM World 2014 Chief Supply Chain Officer Report: A Conversation with Kevin O’Marah – Part III

Supply Chain Nation

In September, SCM World released its annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Report based on its survey of over 1,000 supply chain executives across all industries and geographies. Supply Chain Nation sat down with Kevin O’Marah, Chief Content Officer for SCM World, to discuss four key findings of the study. In our final post in this series, launching November 20, O’Marah will discuss how the current trend toward vertical integration will impact out-sourcing.

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Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. The on-going tariffs levied by the Trump administration in 2018 against China has also made this option significantly more expensive for sourcing.

This Week in Logistics News (October 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Having spent much of this week on the road, I am still in catch-up mode with emails and phone calls, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Elemica Introduces New Sourcing Optimization Solution. Simply put, as supply chains have grown in scale and complexity, so has the logistics sourcing process.

Kinexions ’18: A supply chain event that always delivers more

Kinaxis

She recruited top tech talent to serve across government and to collaborate on the most pressing issues of the day, from data science, AI and open source, to inclusive economic growth and criminal justice reform. Supply Chain Events best supply chain conference Kinexions scm conference supply chain conference supply chain eventsby Teresa Chiykowski “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.

Supply Chain’s New World Order: How Companies can go from From Good To Great

The Network Effect

Key elements that must be brought together as part of this holistic approach are overall network assets, demand and supply information, market demographics, financial data, trading contracts, material sourcing, commodity pricing, and any relevant standards bodies, statutory, or regulatory requirements. As today’s practitioners know, supply networks appear to be straightforward on the surface, using normalizations such as SCOR’s Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return.

This is NOT thought leadership, it’s practical talk about Supplier Value Management

ivalua

attempt to make a point about the relative value of strategic sourcing, I failed to realize that thought leadership is apparently the exclusive domain of pundits. That said, I concede that Pierre made some very good points about the confusion created by the traditional upstream/downstream, linear way of thinking about sourcing and supplier management. Uncategorized strategic sourcing supplier value management

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What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the management and oversight of a product from its origin until it is consumed. SCM involves the flow of materials, finances and information. Source: [link] ). Source: [link] ). SCM is the management of a network of all business processes and activities involving procurement of raw materials, manufacturing and distribution management of Finished Goods. Source: [link] ). Source: [link] ). Source: [link] ).

Is S&OP an expensive band aid?

Kinaxis

Islands of information: Over the last two decades organizations made quite a bit of investment into Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems. Majority of the established vendors in the SCM space have grown into these disparate planning functions through acquisitions. This ability to harmonize and surface the right data is even more critical in today’s world where increasing amounts of data comes from external sources such as contract manufacturers or channel partners.

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Digital Supply Chains: What’s the Big Deal?

The Network Effect

Source: Digital Transformation of Supply Chains , p3, Capgemini Consulting (PDF). Source: Three Paths to Advantage with Digital Supply Chain , BCG. Digital Supply Chain digital supply chain sce scm scp supply chain supply chain management