My Failure Of Using Design Thinking To Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain management is a team sport. Just as there are many flavors of sports teams, there are many types of supply chains. The supply chain is also a team sport needing clear goals, rules, and coaches. Lessons Learned From Design Thinking.

Supply Chain Design Crosses the Chasm

Logistics Viewpoints

Recent supply chain disruptions are forcing organizations to challenge the prevailing wisdom and look for newer approaches to decision making. The simultaneous shocks to demand and supply, and the magnitude of these shocks are not something the world ever experienced.

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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.

Editor’s Choice: Why Supply Chain Design Is Not a “One-and-Done” Exercise

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Ahmad Jiwani at Coupa and looks at supply chain design.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Newly Announced B2B Supply Chain and Control Layer Cloud Platforms

Supply Chain Matters

In this special edition of Supply Chain Matters This Week in Supply Chain Tech , we highlight significant B2B supply chain platform and control layer announcements that are coming forth from prominent ERP and enterprise software providers at a particularly rapid rate.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. How are companies leveraging scenario modeling for network design and optimization ? Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design .

10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Supply Chain Network Design Software

AIMMS

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Purchasing Manufacturing Network Design Software? Consider These Factors

River Logic

Manufacturing network design software focuses on optimizing plant locations, capacity, and product flow paths. Manufacturing Network Design Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Network Optimization Network Optimization Footprint Optimization

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Forty years ago as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design. I liked the classes, and would spend hours talking to my professors about the design of the factory. Getting good at factory design is a merit badge of sorts for the chemical engineer. In this position, we designed real-world plants. Designing a factory is serious work. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management.

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

Bottom Line: What is the ROI of Supply Chain Network Design Software?

AIMMS

We often get asked what kind of return on investment you should expect to see when using our network design technology. Justifying the investment: AIMMS Network Design ROI. The first hurdle to overcome is to justify the time investment and the cost of the software subscription.

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

Deck stain is not designed to be rolled onto a ceiling.). For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Supply is the challenge. The pending COVID vaccines need a cold chain to move the product to the market.

What is Supply Chain Planning Software and How Can it be Used Effectively? Part 2

DELMIA Quintiq

In part 2 this blog series, I will conclude with advantages that can be expected within the world of supply chain planning software through the lens of Dassault Systèmes DELMIA. Advantages of supply chain planning.

Model Sustainability Trade-offs in Supply Chain Network Design to Reduce Emissions

Supply Chain Movement

Amid a tumultuous period, supply chains are even more under scrutiny following the global climate change conference in Glasgow. Considering sustainability trade-offs in supply chain network design. What are the key KPIs for SC Network Design? •

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Selecting new software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle

AIMMS

When it comes to network design, you can’t just set it and forget it anymore. Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. But network design as a discipline is complex and most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks. Technology is part of the problem. Selecting software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle.

Supply Chain Network Design: 9 Crucial Factors to Consider

River Logic

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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.

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

After finishing the Supply Chains to Admire report and the Youtube series (to be released this week), this is my feeling. What Is Supply Chain Excellence? The seven years of work on the Supply Chains to Admire is part of my quest to answer Keith’s question.

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.

The Competitive Edge of Supply Chain Design – Highlights of the MIT 2022 Crossroads Event

Supply Chain Matters

In this Supply Chain Matters commentary, Executive Editor Bob Ferrari pens highlights of the 2022 Crossroads Event recently conducted by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. Copyright 2022, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

Supply Chain Leaders, Chained to Tradition, Face the Whip

Supply Chain Shaman

Life for the supply chain leader is more complex. We are living in a world of rich supply chain case studies. Each day, the Wall Street Journal features a supply chain failure as front-page news. Why Is There No Economy of Scale in Supply Chain Acquisitions?

Supply Chain Network Design Tools: What’s changed since the COVID-19 pandemic?

AIMMS

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Dealing with Unsupported Network Design Software? There’s a Silver Lining

AIMMS

It can be incredibly frustrating when the software you use to run your supply chain will become unsupported. Some tools may be acquired by competitors, who then incorporate them in a vastly more expensive package. Attempting to run your supply chain on unsupported software is like walking a tightrope without a net. You can’t risk system outages and downtime, which disrupt your entire workflow and erode customer trust.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. Check out our updated Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings!

Network Design in supply Chain

20Cube Logistics

Supply chain Network Design can be explained as the strategic planning of the supply chain in order to measure the cost and the time required to bring the goods and services from manufacturers and suppliers to the market. Supply Chain Management

Clouds are Gathering for an Open Platform for Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

If this challenging past year has taught us one thing, it is the value of connections–not only in our lives, but in supply chains. How supply chain disconnections disrupt service. 2030 vision: End-to-End supply chains that serve customers.

Software Penetration Testing Tools and Techniques!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Complete Guide to Project Management Software and Productivity Tips! Penetration testing or software penetration testing is a process that helps organizations identify the security flaws in their computer systems and networks.

Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

AIMMS

Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time. Network Design.

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New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

How to Improve Your Software Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Importance of the Software Product Discovery Phase! The software supply chain is a critical component of your business. What Is a Software Supply Chain? Architecting the Software Supply Chain.

Is It Time to Evolve Your Supply Chain Network Design?

Logility

Supply chain organizations are like any other part of a business – they’re always moving, changing, and trying to produce and deliver outcomes faster, more efficiently, and to everyone’s satisfaction. The Core of Today’s Supply Chain Challenges.

Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

The Covid-19 pandemic tested the global supply chain. Like riding a bumpy road, the supply chain leader is riding the ups and downs of changing market conditions facing greater variability day-to-day. Advanced planning tools(APS) never considered the issues of logistics.

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.

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Buying Supply Chain Network Optimization Software: 8 Key Factors

River Logic

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Buying Supply Chain Network Optimization Software: 8 Key Factors

River Logic

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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. These are two very different designs.

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.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.