On-Demand Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Did you miss our recent live webcast on Avaya’s supply chain transformation? In this webcast, Bryan Ball, Aberdeen Group, and Benji Green, Avaya, discuss the circumstances and challenges Avaya faced on their four-year journey, the catalysts for transformational change, and the dramatic results they were able to achieve. VP and Group Director, Supply Chain and Operations. Director, Global Operations, Sales, Supply and Inventory Planning.

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives ). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges and opportunities before them.

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Why Supply Chain Transformation is Inevitable

Enterra Insights

Change and transformation are never easy, especially if what you have been doing has proven successful. ” Supply chain professionals would love that aphorism to be true. Alexa Cheater ( @Alexa_Cheater ), Product Marketing Manager at Kinaxis, reminds us, “Working in supply chain means getting comfortable with change — changes in supply, changes in demand, changes in capacity, etc. The 21st century supply chain.

Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

Enterra Insights

Supply chains have been around since people realized they had things worth trading. As new technologies emerged, supply chains transformed to take advantage of these technologies. As a result, transformation has been and remains an essential characteristic of supply chains. and the supply chain is an essential part of this revolution. Technologies Driving Supply Chain Transformation.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. But first, what’s behind this industry-wide transformation? Supply Chain Complexity.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. But first, what’s behind this industry-wide transformation? Supply Chain Complexity.

JDA’s Project with SanDisk, a Western Digital Brand, Recognized for Its Impressive Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Nation

Supply & Demand Chain Executive recently announced its annual list of the best 100 supply chain transformations and projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across a wide range of supply chain functions. land a spot on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for 2016. Highlights from SanDisk’s supply chain transformation.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Transformers

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

In-Store Fulfillment is No Defense Against Amazon

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Strategy competition from Amazon free shipping strategy fulfilling e-commerce orders MIT CTL Supply chain transform stores Yossi SheffiFacing a growing threat from Amazon.com Inc. and its e-commerce imitators, many traditional retailers and supermarkets are trying to turn a weakness—their costly brick-and-mortar stores—into a competitive advantage.

ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

this is a huge company-wide transformation that will put more focus on its customer offering as it aims to become leaner, faster and more agile. Daniel Helmig, head of ABB’s Supply Chain management, is currently busy implementing supply chain transformation throughout the company’s 450 plants and many project sites as the company consolidates back end processes and establishes ten global transportation management centres. “It

Stopping Shipping Shenanigans – The Value of Good Reporting in Your TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

If strategic supply chain transformation simply cannot occur without solid reporting in the TMS, why do so many shippers still fail to take advantage of reporting in their TMS? The post Stopping Shipping Shenanigans – The Value of Good Reporting in Your TMS appeared first on UltraShipTMS. How well does your TMS drive process improvement and efficiency in transportation logistics?

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters. Using Modeling and Analytics to Design a Resilient Supply Chain. The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. Is Workforce Planning the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Transformation Journey? It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping (2,981 views).

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Supply Chain Disruptions Through Supply Chain Digital Transformation

Logility

Supply chain disruptions, like the one we are currently experiencing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic will continue to happen. Although I am sure I missed a few, the point is our global, complex, fast-paced supply chains can be disrupted in hundreds of ways and I for one don’t see that changing anytime soon. Surviving major supply chain disruptions requires capabilities that are only available through advanced supply chain planning and optimization platforms.

Kimberly-Clark Makes Sense of Demand

E2open

So when store supplies for the company’s retail partners are out of synch with production forecasts it can have a very real impact on the $20.8 For years, Kimberly-Clark relied on historical data to guide forecasts, but that changed in 2007 when the company began a complete end-to-end overhaul of its supply chain and invested. The focus was on information flow to link the demand creation capability with supply capability while removing complexity and redundancies.”.

Popup Fulfillment Centers Overcome Last Mile Obstacles During COVID-19

Multichannel Merchant

With Amazon delaying shipments of nonessential goods and limiting how much retailers can ship, getting orders to customers is harder than ever. Supply chain issues related to COVID-19 complicate things further, but merchants are still tasked with fulfilling orders on a timely basis. Last-mile delivery is one of the most important segments of the supply chain, and the most customer-facing one.

Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan. But are they just creative marketing spin (after all, developing them is kind of part of the job), or is what they stand for actually making a difference in your supply chain planning? Transformation – HYPE.

Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chains were ill-prepared for the pandemic. The design of the global supply chain at the start of the pandemic assumed frictionless borders, availability of transportation resources, and supply with few constraints. Supply chain management as a discipline—a set of flows combining the processes of source, make and deliver together to drive value– is relatively new. The new normal pattern appeared in months, and the supply chain adjusted.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

I first met Shane in 2007 at the beginning of his work with Syngenta’s value chain. Seldom do I see a commercial leader transition to supply chain, and I wanted to gain his insights. In 2007, Shane Emms was asked to take a Global Supply Chain leadership assignment at Syngenta. With a career in marketing, and very little understanding of supply chain, he was afraid that his new team would ask, “What does this guy know?” Digital Supply Chain.

IBM advances blockchain and IoT

EFT

is an end-to-end industrial transformation, in which mastering the 21 st century digital supply chain – enabled by blockchain, IoT, and AI technologies – is a critical success factor for enterprises to gain a competitive business advantage," said Ron Castro, VP of Supply Chain, IBM. This encompassed capturing parts data as they proceed through the supply chain from suppliers and system integrator to customer.

Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018

Kinaxis

Here are some key takeaways from a content-rich, fun and exciting pharma supply chain conference. Patient-centric networks are reshaping pharma supply chains. Francois talked about how cell and gene therapies are personalizing medicine, putting individual patients at the center of the supply network. In this instance, the supply chain begins and ends with a specific patient, providing an extreme example of personalized medicine.

Despite a Disappointing Third Quarter, Macy’s Prepares its Supply Chain for the Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

To adapt, Macy’s is placing a big focus on the supply chain. Earlier this year, the retailer hired its first supply chain officer, David Mullahy, whose previous experience includes Michaels, Ulta, Meijer, and Accenture. As such, as part of its investors meeting on February 5, 2020, Macy’s will provide more details on its supply chain transformation it is undergoing. retail Supply Chain Holiday Season Macy's Retail supply chain

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. I will write the case studies here, and share the dialogue with the supply chain leaders in our podcast series, Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. When I first met Nick, he was driving a supply chain transformation at VTech Communications.

Top Posts of 2017: Disruptions, Technology, and Supply Chain Trends

TMC

Technology and innovation drove many conversations in the global logistics and supply chain industry in 2017. Those topics reigned among the top posts here on Connect , too—as did posts about managing supply chain disruption and global shipping projections. As we hit restart and begin a new year, take a moment to revisit the top posts—and top supply chain trends—of 2017.

Digitizing the Global Supply Chain: Three Ways to Create Value

Talking Logistics

The process of digitizing global supply chains continues to generate a lot of interest and discussion in the industry, perhaps because it’s really about embarking on a transformational journey. What are the prerequisites to digital supply chain transformation? What is a “Digitized” Supply Chain? Ty cites an example of an alert that a container ship is two hours from port.

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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Top Posts of 2017: Disruptions, Technology, and Supply Chain Trends

Rubble Tile

Technology and innovation drove many conversations in the global logistics and supply chain industry in 2017. Those topics reigned among the top posts here on Connect , too—as did posts about managing supply chain disruption and global shipping projections. As we hit restart and begin a new year, take a moment to revisit the top posts—and top supply chain trends—of 2017.

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Sustained marketplace success and effective supply chain management go hand-in-hand. In fact, 62% of logistics, supply chain, and transportation executives say their companies are undergoing profound supply chain transformation , according to a 2019 report from Forbes Insights. Sophisticated enterprise information technology now propels numerous operational functions, including supply chains.

Silos are Bad for Business

Enterra Insights

”[1] She added, “In the past the departments like sales, marketing, customer service, public relations, and supply chain typically used their own datasets, keeping the information in silos.” Silos and Supply Chains. ”[3] Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, insists silos, at the very least, must be linked. E-commerce has wreaked havoc in many retail supply chains.

Some Supply Chain Management Principles are Timeless

Enterra Insights

Today, there is a lot of talk about supply chain transformation and the emerging technologies driving that transformation. We need to ensure we are not caught up in a new round of irrational exuberance as the transformation evolves. We need to remember there are some traditional supply chain principles that still apply — even in the Digital Age. Seven timeless supply chain principles. Supply and demand governs the marketplace.

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The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Andrei Klubnikin at at R-Style Lab. In fact, 72% of enterprises involved in planning, executing and monitoring the flow of products from the point of origin to the point of consumption consider improved customer experience the key benefit of business transformation. Subscribe Here!

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

To understand why simply look at the supply chain. Any company invested in the global economy depends on its supply chain to be the foundation of the business. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. Assess Supply Chains in Real-Time. Once supply chain monitoring is digitized, the focus becomes collecting as much data as possible.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. To understand why simply look at the supply chain. Any company invested in the global economy depends on its supply chain to be the foundation of the business. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. Storage and shipping costs can quickly cut into profit margins.

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

To understand why simply look at the supply chain. Any company invested in the global economy depends on its supply chain to be the foundation of the business. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. Assess Supply Chains in Real-Time. Once supply chain monitoring is digitized, the focus becomes collecting as much data as possible.

JDA FOCUS 2017: That’s a Wrap!

Supply Chain Nation

More than 2,000 attendees traveled to JDA FOCUS 2017, which was held at the MGM in Las Vegas, to get the latest insights from thought leaders and key players across supply chain management to help them deliver the seamless customer experience. Wayne Usie, Senior Vice President & Chief Market Development Officer , JDA Software talked about digitalization and its importance in supply chain management and the JDA Digital Edge. FOCUS Supply Chain FOCUS 2017