Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Sourcing Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Recently, I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one stop shop for all of the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively. Dave Jordan Supply Chain Supply Chain House Sourcing

Why Digitalizing Sourcing is a Must for Supply Chain Resilience

Logistics Viewpoints

As global supply chains continue to tackle ongoing disruptions, one major headwind that most organizations are faced with is the inflationary environment we are living through. The key to this lies with sourcing. Before diving further, let us define what sourcing is.

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Changing Winds in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

“When will the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain be over?” The building of the global supply chain over the last seven decades evolved based on three assumptions: Number 1. Shippers pushed cost and waste backward in the supply chain.

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Changing Winds in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

“When will the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain be over?” The building of the global supply chain over the last seven decades evolved based on three assumptions: Number 1. Shippers pushed cost and waste backward in the supply chain.

The Fallacy of the Self-driving Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

”) So, I sat across from a stranger on a cold winter night, the only thing that we had in common was our experience in supply chain planning. . And won’t the supply chain follow suit?” Self-driving supply chains are an example.

Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength

Enterra Insights

There has been plenty of bad supply chain news over the past year. At the beginning of the pandemic, some analysts believed the global supply chain was on the verge of breaking. For years, ‘faster, cheaper and more efficient’ has been the supply chain manager’s mantra.

Supply Chain Matters Book Review: Profit From The Source

Supply Chain Matters

From time-to-time the Supply Chain Matters blog features book reviews which we believe would be of value and a learning asset to our extended global supply chain management community of readers.

Amazon’s AWS Supply Chain Joins the B2B Supply Chain Platform Race

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters This Week in Supply Chain Tech highlights yet another Cloud based B2B supply chain control layer platform announcement, this time from Amazon’s AWS Cloud computing division. Broader Supply Chain Tech Landscape Implications.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Save The Supply Chain Leader From Groupthink

Supply Chain Shaman

Thirty-one months of supply chain disruption. The Russian invasion of Ukraine stretches into a much longer war resulting in serious disruptions to the food, automotive, and semi-conductor supply chains. Supply Chain Performance over the Period of March 2020 to July 2022.

Peloton’s Supply Chain Strategy Turnabout

Supply Chain Matters

This week, the company announced a reversal in manufacturing and supply chain strategy, as well as a major turnabout. Supply chain strategy, process, talent and enabling technologies each play important roles.

Supply Chain Sourcing and Buying 101

ProcurePort

• There is a lot of work that goes into a company’s sourcing and buying activities beyond just the transaction. In many cases, the nature of the transaction and the intended frequency of purchase will dictate the sourcing process. • Strategic Sourcing

Top 10 Tips to Effective Sourcing Execution in S&OP

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one-stop shop for the elements you need to achieve supply chain excellence. FMCG Dave Jordan Sourcing supply chain excellence SUPPLY PLANNING

The Digital Logistics Provider: Delivering a New Level of Service in the Age of IoT

In response to the growing complexity of the modern global supply chain, logistics service providers are embracing digital supply chain solutions powered by new IoT tracking technologies and data analytics.

Changing Winds in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

“When will the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain be over?” The building of the global supply chain over the last seven decades evolved based on three assumptions: Number 1. Shippers pushed cost and waste backward in the supply chain.

The Hill Supply Chain Leaders Climb

Supply Chain Shaman

Word Misappropriation In Supply Chain. I struggle day-to-day with the misappropriation of words in the building of an effective supply chain. The goal was a supply chain that was efficient, agile, and responsive. Organizations do not have one supply chain.

Empower Better Sourcing Decisions with a Digital Supply Chain Platform  

Logility

Here’s how a digital supply chain platform can help. Smart company leaders know the risks of poor decisions, that a strategic investment in a digital supply chain platform keeps them on the sustainability track, and that ESG is essential to business value today.

My Lessons in Interviewing Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

In business conversations, the term supply chain excellence rolls off the tongue frequently in meetings, but what does it mean? Supply chain excellence is harder to define than to say. We aim to move companies from a cost-based agenda to drive value in their supply chains.

A Supply Chain Leader’s Guide to Managing Disruption With Modern Analytics

Learn to manage disruption with modern supply chain analytics.

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.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value). As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

Mid-Year Assessment of 2022 Supply Chain Sourcing Predictions- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group shares a Part Two commentary addressing our mid-year assessment of previously published 2022 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the beginning of 2022. Restoring More Direct Control in Materials Sourcing.

Supply Chain Matters Podcast Episode 19: Overcoming Disruptions and Instilling Supply Network Resiliency with Jabil

Supply Chain Matters

We are pleased to announce to our Supply Chain Matters readers the listening availability of our latest podcast: Overcoming Supply Chain Disruptions and Instilling Supply Network Resilience in Post Pandemic Supply Networks.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making

Network Supply Chain Transformation at UScellular

Logistics Viewpoints

The Association for Supply Chain Management ( ASCM ) hosted its annual conference, ASCM CONNECT , on September 18 – 20 in Chicago. As such, I assumed that supply chain wasn’t a core competency. Network Supply Chain Restructure.

Top 10 Tips to Build a Partnership Driven FMCG Sourcing Operation

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Recently, I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House ; the one stop shop for all the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively. Dave Jordan Supply Chain Supply Chain House Sourcing supply chain excellence procurement

Resilience for Supply Chain Decarbonisation

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Resilience for Supply Chain Decarbonisation. by Dr. Shereen Nassar , Global Director of Logistics Studies and Director of MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management Suite at Heriot-Watt University Dubai. That was not the case for many other supply chains.

Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation. While the COVID-19 pandemic woke up supply chains around the world, the ripple effects continue to disrupt in both size and scope. How are supply chains planning for further disruption and uncertainty?

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Revitalizing the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

A recent article published by the World Economic Forum ran under a headline declaring the global food supply chain dead.[1] ” His arguments beg the question: Can the global food supply chain be fixed? ” Food Supply Chain Troubles.

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Driving Sustainable Supply Chain Change

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Driving Sustainable Supply Chain Change. By 2025, to improve long-term supply chain profitability, 60% of manufacturers in global supply chains will invest in software tools to support sustainability and circular economy business models.”.

Transforming Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Many pundits insist that anyone who believes the global supply chain is going to return to normal is suffering from this form of insanity. ”[1] Noted supply chain expert Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder of Supply Chain Insights, put it another way.

Mid-Year Assessment of 2022 Supply Chain Predictions- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group via its affiliated Supply Chain Matters blog shares a mid-year assessment of previously published 2022 predictions for industry supply chains published at the beginning of 2022. Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing Activity.

Championing Supply Chain Digitalization

Enterra Insights

2] As a result, experts have, for years, encouraged businesses to transform into digital enterprises and employ digital supply chains. After all, supply chains or value chains are characterized by connectivity. Data and the Digital Supply Chain.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

Before boarding the plane, I watched a traveler pull a diet Coke from the bin and thought about the struggle to source sweetener with the rise of COV-19. As I shopped at Best Buy for office supplies, I struggled to not think about the massive disruption of electronics supply chain.

The Supply Chain Has Synchronization Problems

Enterra Insights

Almost everyone knows global supply chains have experienced challenges over the past year. When it comes to global supply chains, there are a lot more than two activities that must take place in harmony if things are going to proceed as planned.

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with Supply Chain Insights , I immerse myself in learning. I continually question my long-held beliefs on supply chain excellence. . When readers finish a Supply Chain Shaman blog, I want to drive a set of unique takeaways. Today, I am going to share five insights that I have gleaned from our work on Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking. In most ‘benchmarking activities’, self-reported data is the most common source.