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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.).

[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.

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.

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Supply Chain Expert Community

I interviewed Gustaf Carlsson who discussed Strategy. I’m looking forward to hearing your views on strategy and what’s involved with strategy as far as understanding context, what’s involved, what is it, and how you work with leadership.

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?

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.

What is S&OP? By Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger

The 21st Century Supply Chain

It also supported operational hedging strategies via the supply chain and was used to drive the best financial outcomes. By Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain. by Steven J.

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Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

The client leaned across the table and asked, “Is a customer-centric supply chain strategy the same as a demand-driven supply chain strategy?” Drawing from the Whiteboard: Building Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies. It was an early morning.

Why a customer-driven supply chain strategy is important

The Network Effect

The post Why a customer-driven supply chain strategy is important appeared first on The Network Effect. Customer expectations are not consistent with what companies offer. Therefore, the companies supply chains are not allowing the fulfillment of the customers’ expectations.

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.

The Weakness of an Omnichannel Strategy

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

By Steve Wilson Digital Supply Chain Analyst, Tompkins International Omnichannel is now the cost of entry, although it cannot be the core of your strategy to survive and grow in today’s eCommerce environment. This is a defensive strategy. The post The Weakness of an Omnichannel Strategy appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog Amazon Omnichannel Retail Strategy Supply Chain Walmart

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

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.

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.

Supply Chain Strategy Doesn’t Deliver

EFT

The past decade has seen a popular strategy among mid-sized to large logistics service providers. Many providers pursued a common strategy of expanding logistics capabilities across the supply chain spectrum. After more than a decade, the strategy has failed to deliver. Companies pursuing the end-to-end strategy have not lowered the cost of sales nor achieved above-market revenue growth. Strategy Assumptions. Where the Strategy Fails. Executive Summary.

Supply Chain Transformation — The Important Element of Information Strategy

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The post Supply Chain Transformation — The Important Element of Information Strategy appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Omni-channel and supply chain strategy

OPS Rules

Inventory Optimization Supply Chain Segmentation Supply Chain Strategy Network DesignBy Nipun Mundoor & Dinesh Natarajan. The growth of internet-enabled commerce, mobile devices and social networks has led companies to be more digitally driven since the turn of the century.

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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Data Aggregation drives Supply Chain Strategy

OPS Rules

To traverse the road to the future, you must leverage your current core competencies to offset your shortcomings and develop business strategies by analyzing the industry framework, competitive landscape, the interrelation between supply chain processes and cost-benefit tradeoffs.

Cash Flow Strategies for Freight Brokers

DAT Solutions

The mistake that we at Triumph Business Capital see most often is freight brokers establishing accounts payable policy based on cash needs vs. business strategy.

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.

Use these management strategies to build a great supply chain…

The Network Effect

The post Use these management strategies to build a great supply chain… appeared first on The Network Effect.

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.

An S&OP Communication Plan: The Final Step in Support of Company Strategy

River Logic

Occasional River Logic guest blogger and global supply chain influencer / expert Niels Van Hove recently published an Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) commentary in Foresight Magazine's Summer 2016 edition.

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Zara Unveils a Strategy to Embrace and Integrate Physical and Online Presence

Supply Chain Matters

Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Strategy elements of omni-channel retail strategy importance of integrated supply chain strategy in retail industry Supply chain Matters blog Zara supply chainMany analysts and academics in our supply chain world often point to Inditex SA and its fashion and apparel retail brand Zara as the iconic benchmark in retail supply chain agility.

Winning strategies to defeat supply chain planning complexity

Quintiq

With such a tight deadline, you can’t afford to waste time combing through lengthy reports to come up with fresh strategies that could or could not work. First, you’ll get strategies to critical planning challenges like the ones below: Managing supply chain disruptions.

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

Breaking News: Walmart Restructures with Store Closings and Revised Strategy

Supply Chain Matters

Global retailer Walmart announced today plans to close 269 stores and re-align its brick and mortar retailing strategy to focus more on Supercenter format outlets. Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Retail Supply Chain Supply chain Matters blog Wal-Mart business initiatives Walmart retail strategies Walmart supply chain

Use Modeling Technology to Design and Test Omni-Channel Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

Redesigning overall retail strategy through the eyes of the consumer with a seamless shopping experience at the core, necessitates an ‘outside-in’ supply chain perspective and often big adjustments to supply chain operations. Retailers are turning to supply chain modeling as a way to effectively design and test omni-channel fulfillment strategies prior to execution.

Push vs. Pull Strategies: Dealing with the On-Demand Market

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘Staying Ahead of Today’s On-Demand Market: Push Versus Pull Strategies.’ Pull strategies are more like today’s on-demand options.

Does Your Company Have A Solid Transportation Procurement Strategy?

Logistics Viewpoints

The logistics marketplace is dynamic and demands attention to truly optimize and enable strategic advantage. Supply Chain professionals have a tremendous amount of demands and pressures to be aware of and transportation procurement is one of those pressures. There is a need, a growing need to drive better performance and outcomes from sourcing events. Let’s consider some constraints.

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.

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Supply Chain Models Enable Companies to Compare and Test GHG Reduction Strategies. Companies need to be fully aware of global climate change conversations and how they will impact their supply chain in the near future.

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Taking a Holistic View on Inventory May Lead to Change in Strategy

Talking Logistics

A variety of barriers can impact an effective inventory strategy, such as working in functional silos and demand/supplier volatility¹. Do I have the right distribution network (for example, centralized stocking strategies for my slow movers)?