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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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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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.

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?

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

[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.

These Logistics Trends Will Force a Reevaluation of Logistics Strategy in 2018

Cerasis

However, logistics professionals can get ahead of the curve by knowing what trends to expect in the coming year that will require a reevaluation of logistics strategy in 2018. For manufacturers, distributors, and logistics professionals, a reevaluation of logistics strategy will squarely focus on shorter turnaround times on last-mile deliveries , and the trend is expected to continue shrinking. SNEW Waves Will Require Reevaluation of Logistics Strategy.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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

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.

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.

Use these management strategies to build a great supply chain…

The Network Effect

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