A Better Approach to Supply Chain Segmentation?

ToolsGroup

Most companies segment their supply chain by breaking it down according to operational and logistical metrics. But there is another way to segment supply chains that begins with the customer. She says that companies typically create 2 to 5 customer segments.

How to Attain “Stage 4” Supply Chain Planning Maturity

ToolsGroup

Gartner has identified five stages of supply chain planning maturity and they say that 70-80% of companies plan to increase their supply chain planning (SCP) technology spend over the next two years to climb to the next level. Build more resilient supply chain plans (e.g.,

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Next Recession?

Logility

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Today, most supply chain leaders personally experienced the turmoil of the 2008 recession. Did your company learn from the 2008 recession and is your supply chain ready for the next recession?

Gartner Releases a New S&OP Magic Quadrant

ToolsGroup

One example of a changing user requirement is the ascendancy of supply chain modeling to the highest priority in Gartner’s Market Ranking of S&OP Capabilities. Therefore, users' requirements are more oriented toward enterprise-level S&OP, with strong supply chain modeling, financial impact analysis and tight integration back into the operational planning environment.”. Source: Gartner Research, 2017. Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP

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Avoid “Lost in Translation”. Monetize S&OP to Include Finance.

ToolsGroup

Finance speaks a different language than supply chain. But by monetizing Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), supply chain planners can speak the language of finance while developing S&OP into a more mature process. Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP

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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. Your roadmap to Customer-Centricity.

Balance and Segmentation – What the Election Can Teach Supply Chain

Kinaxis

In my opinion, these are factors that led to the pollsters being so far off on the 2016 US election, and how supply chain practitioners can help these pollsters to improve. Balance is also critical for supply chains. Source: © 2007 AMR Research, Inc. | Page 5.

Logistics Center of Excellence: Delivering Value to Organizations

Talking Logistics

Perhaps the most overworked word in the supply chain management lexicon is “visibility.” Yet it’s difficult to overstate the importance of a view into what’s going on in the supply chain. The right data enables better scheduling and use of supply chain assets. “A

Globalization Drives Market Need for SC Segmentation

Supply Chain Movement

Businesses continue look to their supply chain operations for opportunities to streamline business processes, reduce costs, improve customer service, gain a competitive edge, and face any disruptions caused by global commerce uncertainties. Particularly among companies with thousands of SKUs and diverse product lines, there is a need for differentiated replenishment and logistics approaches across complex supply chains. Supply chain challenges.

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: Defining Customer-Centric Supply Chain Design for Manufacturing Companies

Supply Chain Nation

In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series, I explained why the five tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains remain a great starting point to build your supply chain strategy. This post will explore the three capabilities essential to supply chain redesign.

Order Promising and Demand Shaping in a Segmented, Omni-Channel World

Supply Chain Nation

In a segmented, omni-channel world, available-to-promise (ATP) is seeing a renaissance. Almost 20 years ago, JDA was a pioneer in bringing to market allocated available-to-promise (ATP) capabilities to support segmentation across geography, product, and customer.

What You Really Need To Know About Your Suppliers – And Why

HICX Solutions

The regulatory and compliance burden has increased in recent years in terms of organisations needing to understand much more about their suppliers and supply chain. Segmenting your supply base.

The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record

E2open

The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “supply chain planning system of record,” it is essentially the one place where an organization can bring together all supply chain data and plan its enterprise operations. Given that supply chain management is a continuous journey, when is the right time to establish a planning system of record? Multi-tier supply chain.

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Becoming demand-driven on command

Supply Chain Movement

My hand was enjoying the warmth from the porcelain coffee cup and I was loving the solitude when a supply chain leader approached me with a cup of tea in his hand. Translate independent demand into a product segmentation strategy. Actively design the supply chain.

The Manufacturing Industry is Changing Fast — How Prepared are You?

Supply Chain Nation

Agility will be a key factor, as manufacturers will need to be able to quickly shift their manufacturing strategy and supply chain processes to address market changes. Technology is disrupting the manufacturing industry, and with any type of change, comes opportunity.

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: The Customer-Centric Journey Towards Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Nation

Building a High-Performing and Profitable Supply Chain. In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series, I explained why the five tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains remain a great starting point to build your supply chain strategy.

Secret Confessions of a Supply Chain Junkie

Supply Chain Nation

The beauty of the supply chain is all around us. I guess I’m a supply chain junkie…can’t get enough of it. But this young man needs to understand how he is totally disrupting the entire supply chain when he does this. So, are you a supply chain junkie too?

The State of Supply Chain Management: An Interview with CSCMP’s Rick Blasgen

Supply Chain Nation

In anticipation of his presentation at JDA’s Innovation Forum in Chicago on September 10, Supply Chain Nation sat down with Rick Blasgen, president and CEO of CSCMP, as part of our Expert Insight series to get a preview of his presentation on the State of Supply Chain Management. SCN: Supply Chain Management has undergone tremendous evolution in the 50 years CSCMP has been in existence. SCN: How do supply chain practices vary between the U.S.

Resilient and Cost Efficient Supply Chains

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Discussion Questions: Carefully explain the difference between a “resilient” and an “efficient” supply chain. What strategies do the authors suggest for making a supply chain both “resilient” and “efficient” at the same time? Supply Chains Can Be Both Resilient and Cost Efficient. The problem, according to the authors, is that protective measures can be at odds with supply chain managers’ goal of improving cost efficiency.

2012 Supply Chain Predictions: Is the End of the World Nigh?

Supply Chain Network

In the tradition of David Letterman, (in no particular order) let’s hit the Top 10 Supply Chain Predictions for 2012. Supply chain risk will not go away. Companies that manage supply chain risks effectively will outperform those that ignore or are blindsided by them”.

Supply Chain Management:Adding intelligence in the Forecasting.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Supply Chain Management.

Use of Predictive Analytics in Supply Chain - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Supply Chain Management.

Supply Chain Management:Is Agile methodology a good solution for.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Supply Chain Management.

Think Differently. Drive New Outcomes. Let Us Help You Build A Guiding Coalition.

Supply Chain Insights

At this time of year, we find many companies planning workshops to stimulate thinking on building a digital supply chain and igniting next-generation supply chain thinking. Customer-Centric Supply Chain Research. Building the Customer-Centric Supply Chain.