A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chainWhen we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot.

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?

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.).

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this.

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.

How to Measure your Strategy Execution Readiness

Supply Chain Trend

Your company has a strategy. Most likely not, as 60%-90% of strategy implementations fail and only 14% of executives are satisfied with the execution of a strategy. I also provide a free strategy execution survey to measures your readiness.

The 9 Key Considerations of an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

Shippers need to reevaluate their existing last mile logistics processes and devise an effective last mile logistics strategy that aligns consumer and business expectation. In fact, an effective last mile logistics strategy must consider these nine key points. Planning Is Essential To Have an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy. Any effective strategy must begin with effective planning. Leverage the Right Technology as Part of Your Strategy.

4 Important Benefits of a Sustainable Reverse Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

However, one of the most important aspects of supply chain strategies is often overlooked: the reverse supply chain (also referred to as reverse logistics ). A reverse logistics strategy provides a path for removing the existing equipment to make way for the next era of equipment in the case of end of life products or new upgrdes. In a sense, reverse logistics could be considered the “greenest” part of any business logistics strategy.

Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model

Cerasis

An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. Therefore, an omnichannel retail strategy must become the new standard business model for companies wanting to remain competitive.

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.

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Cerasis

The importance of an omnichannel supply chain strategy cannot be overstated. What’s Wrong With Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy and Customer Service? This is the core of an effective omnichannel supply chain strategy; variety and options define customer experiences.

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.

The Wholesale Strategy: E-commerce Series (Part 3)

C3 Solutions

For companies in the wholesale distribution niche, the advent of e-commerce can be a double-edged sword. Part 3 of our E-commerce Series brings to light new industry challenges and advantages.

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

Cerasis

A vigorous supplier relationship management (SRM) strategy can assist organizations in maximizing partnership value, minimize risk, and manage costs through the entire supplier relationship lifecycle.

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.

The Interplay of Supply Chain Strategy and Business Outcome Results

Supply Chain Matters

In many prior Supply Chain Matters commentaries related to high tech and consumer electronics, we have discussed the pros and cons of a supply chain strategy that supports two different business models. One involves a product and supply chain strategy that supports a cost-affordable […].

Webinar: Supply chain strategies to combat a brave new trade world

The 21st Century Supply Chain

A fresh set of supply chain strategies are need, the quicker the better. Wehlage of Kinaxis as they take a look at supply chain strategies such as automated supply chain planning and how it can help organizations meet growth and profitability targets in these uncertain times.

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.

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.

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.

Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

Cerasis

To achieve lasting success, shippers need to understand how e-commerce shipping strategies are quintessential steps in this process. The simple truth behind the retail apocalypse is that it is not coming today or tomorrow, but it could happen within the next decade for retailers and shippers that do not reevaluate their use of e-commerce and develop robust e-commerce shipping strategies. An Effective E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Mitigates Losses From the “Retail Apocalypse.”

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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.

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

Yet the majority of companies have not defined a big data strategy, and others are barely starting to notice. . �. As a result, the simplest way of defining a big data strategy must begin with understanding how it will evolve and affect the company. .

Global ManuChem Strategies 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Global ManuChem Strategies 2016. Key themes covered at Global ManuChem Strategies 2016. Date: 17-18 March, 2016. Venue: Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin, Germany. Organisation: we.CONECT Global Leaders. URL: www.production-chemicals.com/en/.

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.

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

Working Wisdom: quote about strategy

Supply Chain Movement

Napoleon Bonaparte once said: “Strategy is the art of making use of time and space. Category: Strategy & Organization. Het bericht Working Wisdom: quote about strategy verscheen eerst op Supply Chain Movement. Blogs Napoleon strategy working wisdomI am less concerned about the latter than the former. Space we can recover, lost time never.”

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.

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.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

This webinar will cover: Strategies for making high-level decisions about your network design and inventory distribution. As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head.

A Changing Product Design and Volume Manufacturing Strategy for the Automotive Industry

Supply Chain Matters

We begin with commentary related to automotive industry supply chain strategy. Product strategy change […]. Additive manufacturing Automotive Supply Chain Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy contract manufacturing strategy changes Magna International Supply chain Matters blog trends in outsourcing of manufacturing

Survey Results: Strategies for Inventory Optimization

E2open

The post Survey Results: Strategies for Inventory Optimization appeared first on E2open® | Demand. Inventory management is a key contributor to the bottom line for every company with a supply chain.

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.

Can Automotive Industry Supply Chain Strategy Undergo Disruption- Perhaps Yes?

Supply Chain Matters

Traditional auto manufacturers and their key suppliers may be the deer in headlights if they do not move fast enough with an integrated product development and supply chain support strategy. Automotive Supply Chain High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Apple supply chain automotive industry supply chain disruption Supply chain Matters blog

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

Shipping strategies you can use to make your operation more productive and cost-effective. You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be?