Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

About twice a month, companies ask me to review their strategy documents. Frequently, I see the goal of “build a customer-centric strategy” or define an “end-to-end vision to deliver on the customer promise.” The Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy needs both.).

Advantages and Pitfalls of Push and Pull Strategies in Distribution Networks

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The most common strategies for moving from upstream to downstream sites are push and pull strategies , or some mix of both. A pull strategy is when customer demand drives the entire production process. Let’s put the concepts of push and pull strategies into a real-world example.

Supply Chain Strategies For Improving Freight Capacity in a Tightened Market

CHAINalytics

While growing demand due to sustained economic growth is mostly to blame for the current state of the market, it is also important to point … The post Supply Chain Strategies For Improving Freight Capacity in a Tightened Market appeared first on Chainalytics.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. Building the right truckload strategy for your business. The key to a great truckload strategy is aligning capacity communities with attribute segments of your freight portfolio.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

speakers are professing "data got sexy" and data is now a core strategy for. Companies will need to create strategies for data governance, and then create long-term views of how to leverage it. This is a long term strategy and commitment.

Updating your planning strategies to Industry 4.0

Quintiq

I shared strategies to digitalize the planning office with advanced planning technology to keep abreast with in an industry that is increasingly replacing the human workforce with robotics to gain better efficiency, increase cost-savings and build higher agility.

Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy

Talking Logistics

Here is how these companies are using transportation optimization, inventory optimization and demand modeling as part of their supply chain design strategy to tackle the price factor head-on. Customer demand is volatile, so a ‘set it and forget it’ strategy is destined to fail.

Procurement Strategy Beyond Savings

APICS

Procurement has been a key part of supply chain management for decades. However, the concept is a relatively new trend for law firms — the sector in which I work. Here, we have experienced some resistance to the procurement movement, typically stemming from a lack of understanding

Three Tips to Drive Cost Savings Through Your Packaging Strategy

CHAINalytics

However, it can often be very tricky to determine where to begin and how to make a difference in such a tight … The post Three Tips to Drive Cost Savings Through Your Packaging Strategy appeared first on Chainalytics.

Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

3DISTRIBUTED INVENTORY EXPLAINED Distributed inventory is a strategy utilized to keep inventory closer. AOffer 2-Day Shipping to Your. Customers by Distributing Your. Inventory 1INTRODUCTION One of the biggest challenges faced by every. business that deals with physical goods is the.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

When I hear companies discussing the implementation of a customer segmentation strategy, I ask a series of questions: Who is your customer? What are you trying to accomplish through the execution of a customer segmentation strategy?

How Walmart Just Bested Amazon in the E-Commerce Channel Utilizing an Omnichannel Return Strategy

Cerasis

Walmart has a different approach, and in several ways, Walmart is positioning itself to best Amazon in e-commerce through an innovative, omnichannel return strategy.

Warehouse Strategy: Put Wall Systems

The Network Effect

The post Warehouse Strategy: Put Wall Systems appeared first on The Network Effect. by Alex Barrio, Senior Project Consultant, Tompkins International Supply chain professionals know that running a distribution operation comes with several. Distribution Material Handling Warehousing ecommerce order picking shelving storage warehouse

Editor’s Pick: TMS Best Practices – Your Strategy For Modern Technology

Talking Logistics

Every company should have a strategy in place to ensure their TMS is receiving the best connectivity and data possible through API connectivity. The post Editor’s Pick: TMS Best Practices – Your Strategy For Modern Technology appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

last three decades, there is now a surprising attraction to data-centric strategies. INSIGHT PAPER: Toppling 2 Major Misconceptions. in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc. Growing Challenges Shippers, carriers, terminal operators, freight forwarders and 3PLs spend millions of dollars and.

Innovation strategy

Supply Chain Movement

First of all, shippers need to make it clear which strategy they are pursuing per product category: Product Leadership (best product, e.g. Apple), Customer Intimacy (best total solution, e.g. Cisco) or Operational Excellence (best total costs, e.g. Walmart), based on the model by Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema. He provided a clear overview of the specific innovations his company was implementing for three different customers, each with a different business strategy.

Starbucks’ Supply Chain and Marketing Strategy Unicorn

APICS

The specialty Frappuccino strategy used an agile supply chain to meet customer demand. Think Supply Chain

Who owns S&OP? by Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) accenture strategy Collaboration ownership S&OP Sales and operations planning steven puricelliby Steven J.

Your Supply Chain Strategy is Your Business Plan (Unless It’s Not)

Talking Logistics

Your supply chain strategy in effect becomes your business plan.”. Simply put, if supply chain management doesn’t have a voice and advocate in the C-suite, you run the risk of having disconnects between your business plan and your supply chain strategy and capabilities.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

causes for this include poor change and process management, misalignment in terms of business strategy, mismatched metrics. Stage 5: Orchestrate - S&OP is fully driven by business strategy and. Sales & Operations Industry Report How the right enabling technology.

E-Commerce Changes Traditional Retail Shipping Strategies

PLS Logistics

Customer demand and connectivity are high, and retailers are struggling to keep up with the competitive omni-channel environment. Supply chains are shifting in order to accommodate the rapidly changing landscape for the way people buy and the way goods are moved. Supply Chain Shipping Omni-Channel

Triple-A Supply Chain: 10 Strategies to Supercharge Performance

Supply Chain Opz

Triple-A Supply Chain: 10 Strategies to Supercharge Performance. In the past, companies focus on a single strategy, either to obtain cost leadership or differentiate your company in the eyes of consumers to demand the premium price. Then, lets take a look how other strategies emerge.

S&OP Summer Reading Series by Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger

The 21st Century Supply Chain

But I was also very excited, because as a strategy consultant at Accenture, I’m able to share a wide range of client experiences on ‘what good looks like’ and what business issues clients are facing across a wide range of industries. by Steven J. Puricelli.

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[Video] Digital Technology and Strategies for Effective Knowledge Sharing

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Video] Long-term supply chain planning system vision and strategy. The post [Video] Digital Technology and Strategies for Effective Knowledge Sharing appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain. by Melissa Clow This blog is part of a video interview series.

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Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

causes for this include poor change and process management, misalignment in terms of business strategy, mismatched metrics. Stage 5: Orchestrate - S&OP is fully driven by business strategy and. Sales & Operations Industry Report How the right enabling technology.

The Omni-channel Effect on Manufacturers: Strategies for Success

Talking Logistics

Podcast version (click to play): The post The Omni-channel Effect on Manufacturers: Strategies for Success appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Much has been said about how omni-channel is transforming the retail industry, but what impact is it having on manufacturers?

Aligning Metrics to Strategy

synchrono

We all know that in today’s organizations there are many, competing strategies and objectives. If there are multiple strategies to work on among the same teams, then there is a worse problem, as these “difference makers” compete for time, attention, and money. He also insists upon effective communication strategies around the KPIs as well as tying them into the organization’s performance incentives. The post Aligning Metrics to Strategy appeared first on Synchrono.

Holiday Sales Demonstrated Necessity of Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

” Omnichannel strategies begin with mobile. As Halford notes, a good omnichannel strategy means your customers can access your products anytime, from anywhere, with any device. ” If you’re still not convinced about the importance of having an omnichannel strategy, Lawson observes, “According to MasterCard, customers who shop both online and off with a specific retailer buy 250% more on average.

[Video] Long-term supply chain planning system vision and strategy

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The post [Video] Long-term supply chain planning system vision and strategy appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain. by Melissa Clow This blog is part of a video interview series.

Warehouse Strategy: Put Wall Systems

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The post Warehouse Strategy: Put Wall Systems appeared first on Tompkins International. Supply chain professionals know that running a distribution operation comes with several well known challenges. Blog Distribution ecommerce Put wall scanners Shipping Warehouse

Manufacturing Day 2017: [Infographic] The Evolution of Inventory Management Strategies

Arkieva

To celebrate manufacturing day today, we thought it would be beneficial to take a closer look at how inventory strategy keeps evolving using an infographic from Arkieva based on research conducted by Aberdeen. Manufacturing Day 2017: [Infographic] The Evolution of Inventory Management Strategies was first posted on October 6, 2017 at 9:00 am. ©2017

Defining and Implementing an Effective Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

An important component of that foundation is defining and implementing an effective transportation strategy – a topic that I discussed with Eric Meister, LeanLogistics’ former COO, in a follow-up episode. Here are some of the valuable insights that Eric shared regarding the path to building an effective transportation strategy: Q: An important component of that foundation is defining and implementing an effective transportation strategy.

The Anatomy of Supply Chain Strategy

Supply Chain Opz

What is Supply Chain Strategy? Strategic management has been around for more than half a century but there is still no standard strategy formulation for supply chain management. In this article, we will show you what solid supply chain strategy should look like.

Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

However, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) can help shippers persevere through the tough times with these capacity crunch strategies. . Capacity Crunch Strategies: The Big Picture. A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil.

Supply Chain Transformation — The Important Element of Information Strategy

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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