A Better Approach to Supply Chain Segmentation?

ToolsGroup

Most companies segment their supply chain by breaking it down according to operational and logistical metrics. But there is another way to segment supply chains that begins with the customer. Gartner research director Jennifer Loveland calls it end-to-end segmentation, where you determine first what your customers want, then create end-to-end models—from sales through sourcing, delivery, and customer service—to serve them.

The value of Supply Chain segmentation in Pharma

Supply Chain Movement

Last month I have been asked to make a presentation at the Global BME Supply Chain conference in Frankfurt about supply chain segmentation in the Pharma industry. I do truly believe that this topic is the next opportunity area for meaningful improvement in overall Pharma supply chain practices. But within “branded pharma” the concept is still taking its first steps… So, what do we mean by segmentation? ABC of segmentation.

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5 Tips for Supply Chain Planning in a Turbulent Environment

CHAINalytics

It is often during seasons of tremendous uncertainty that … The post 5 Tips for Supply Chain Planning in a Turbulent Environment appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Demand Planning Intelligence Consortium Integrated Demand & Supply Planning Managed Analytics S&OP Supply Chain Consulting customer segmentation Demand Planning Integrated Business Planning Inventory Planning Supply Chain Planning supply chain segmentation

Supply Chain Segmentation: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Supply Chain Nation

Last month JDA teamed up with IndustryWeek and Altera Corporation to present a Webcast on the topic of supply chain segmentation titled: One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Altera’s Supply Chain Segmentation Journey to Profitable Growth. I’d like to point out a few highlights from the webcast that are useful for today’s manufacturing and distribution supply chain professionals. Featured Manufacturing Supply Chain

Immediate Supply Chain Decisions for “Non-Essential” Manufacturers

CHAINalytics

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created profound uncertainty, and catapulted the vulnerabilities of interconnected supply chains front and center. Supply chain managers who are experiencing supply risks, demand uncertainty, and “wait and see” leadership directives are asking: What should I do now? Contingency plans need to be … The post Immediate Supply Chain Decisions for “Non-Essential” Manufacturers appeared first on Chainalytics.

Crafting Complexity: How Personalization is Changing Your Supply Chain

CHAINalytics

Last year, more than 10,000 companies crafted beer — up from a mere 49 … The post Crafting Complexity: How Personalization is Changing Your Supply Chain appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Feature Supply Chain Design beer manufacturing Cost-to-Serve customer profitability customer segmentation digital economy oktoberfest product profitability product segmentation Supply Chain Network Design supply chain segmentation

Segmenting Supply Chain using Portfolio Matrix (2x2 Matrix)

Supply Chain Opz

Segmenting Supply Chain using Portfolio Matrix (2x2 Matrix). Supply Chain Segmentation is the planning process that links a corporate strategy to the executions. This article will show you how to use a simple 2x2 matrix system to segment supply chain with examples across various functions. In 1983, Peter Kraljic wrote the article " Purchasing Must Become Supply Management " for Harvard Business Review. NAVIGATE. Basics.

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Adopting a Multimodal, Segmented Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Recently I had the opportunity to contribute to a Supply Chain Quarterly article about the value of moving from a single-mode supply chain approach centered on operational excellence to a multimodal, segmented supply chain strategy. However, geopolitical conditions, a rapidly evolving global economy, and growing demand and supply volatility are shaking the very foundations of this ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Segmentation: In the era of digitization and personalization, can you afford to have a single supply chain strategy?

CHAINalytics

The post Segmentation: In the era of digitization and personalization, can you afford to have a single supply chain strategy? Uncategorized cost to serve analytics Cost-to-Serve supply chain segmentation Supply Chain Strategy total cost to serveappeared first on Chainalytics.

Adopting a Multimodal, Segmented Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Recently I had the opportunity to contribute to a Supply Chain Quarterly article about the value of moving from a single-mode supply chain approach centered on operational excellence to a multimodal, segmented supply chain strategy. However, geopolitical conditions, a rapidly evolving global economy, and growing demand and supply volatility are shaking the very foundations of this ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Why Segmentation and Profitability Go Hand in Hand

Supply Chain Nation

The Aberdeen Supply Chain Summit in Chicago earlier this month was a productive event for supply chain executives and practitioners. The conference format and size were just right to allow comfortable sharing of ideas and lessons learned about various topics from S&OP and supply chain planning, to inventory optimization and transportation. It was the general consensus of the group that there is value to be delivered from supply chain segmentation.

6 Ways to “Refresh” Your Supply Chain Operations: Part III

OneSCM

Delighting the customer should be every organization’s goal, and “good enough” supply chain performance will no longer do in today’s competitive environment. Customers simply expect that you can deliver on your promise, and one key way to ensure you meet your commitments is by adopting a segmentation approach. For example, if a customer wants a product quickly regardless of cost, you can develop a supply chain process that accommodates that user type and charge a premium.

Industrie 4.0: Its Impact on Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

to supply chains. The clearest impact on supply chain planning involves demand. This puts more pressure on the supply chain to leverage analytics to improve supply chain segmentation and demand translation,” says Gartner Research in a report titled, The Five Things Chief Supply Chain Officers Need to Know about Industrie 4.0. supply chain strategy. automates the supply chain. Industrie 4.0

6 Ways to “Refresh” Your Supply Chain Operations: Part III

OneSCM

Delighting the customer should be every organization’s goal, and “good enough” supply chain performance will no longer do in today’s competitive environment. Customers simply expect that you can deliver on your promise, and one key way to ensure you meet your commitments is by adopting a segmentation approach. Our TAKE Supply Chain Efficiency

How to Attain “Stage 4” Supply Chain Planning Maturity

ToolsGroup

Gartner has identified five stages of supply chain planning maturity and they say that 70-80% of companies plan to increase their supply chain planning (SCP) technology spend over the next two years to climb to the next level. In their recent report titled Carefully Assess Which Tools Are Right for Each Stage of Supply Chain Planning Maturity (20 October 2017, Tim Payne & Amber Salley), the analyst firm describes the right tools to get from one level to the next.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

As demand and supply volatility increases, the goal is to build a flexible supply chain system. The definition is one that can deliver the same cost, quality and level of customer service with the increase in demand and supply volatility. Today, based on recent research, less than 30% of supply chain leaders have a supply chain that they consider to be agile. Supply Chain Agility: Techniques and Effectiveness.

4 Characteristics of the Evolution of the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater It’s Time for the Evolution of Supply Chain: 4 Characteristics to Watch for With Supply Chain 2.0. The decades-old challenge of supply chain is now more difficult to solve than ever before. With complexity growing, an evolution of the supply chain needs to begin now. According to global services firm Accenture, the answer lies in the evolution of supply chain. It lies in Supply Chain 2.0!

Gartner Releases a New S&OP Magic Quadrant

ToolsGroup

One example of a changing user requirement is the ascendancy of supply chain modeling to the highest priority in Gartner’s Market Ranking of S&OP Capabilities. Therefore, users' requirements are more oriented toward enterprise-level S&OP, with strong supply chain modeling, financial impact analysis and tight integration back into the operational planning environment.”. Source: Gartner for Supply Chain Leaders Toolkit, 2014.

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7 Supply Chain Challenges That Exist Today

4WL Consulting

This heightens the need for having a global procurement network which can support and respond to a company’s supply chain needs in a timely manner. A consolidated supplier base eliminates variances in inventory and reduces overheads, particularly for the supply of C-parts. 5 Identifying the Right KPIs Identifying and implementing the right KPIs to manage and operate supply chains effectively remains one of the biggest problems in supply chain management.

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It’s Time for Supply Chain 2.0! 4 Characteristics to Watch For

Kinaxis

This age-old challenge of supply chain is now more difficult to address than ever before. With complexity growing exponentially, supply chains and their associated capabilities need to start evolving now. According to Accenture, the answer lies in supply chain evolution. It’s Supply Chain 2.0! So what is Supply Chain 2.0? Hajibashi and Bhatti describe the characteristics of Supply Chain 2.0 The Supply Chain 2.0

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Globalization Drives Market Need for SC Segmentation

Supply Chain Movement

Businesses continue look to their supply chain operations for opportunities to streamline business processes, reduce costs, improve customer service, gain a competitive edge, and face any disruptions caused by global commerce uncertainties. Particularly among companies with thousands of SKUs and diverse product lines, there is a need for differentiated replenishment and logistics approaches across complex supply chains. Supply chain challenges.

Five reasons why our supply chains aren’t demand driven

The Network Effect

It is difficult to come across many supply chain leaders today who do not subscribe to the principle of Demand-Driven Supply Chains. As supply chain experts we continue to write about, provide webinars, present at conferences, and assist numerous client companies to progress towards the Demand-Driven Supply Chain model. Software suppliers have promoted and developed software to help enable the Demand-Driven Supply Chain model.

Avoid “Lost in Translation”. Monetize S&OP to Include Finance.

ToolsGroup

Finance speaks a different language than supply chain. But by monetizing Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), supply chain planners can speak the language of finance while developing S&OP into a more mature process. It’s a problem of “lost in translation”—the differing lingo used by the finance side versus planning, supply, production and logistics. The language of finance is numbers, but they’re different numbers than the ones used by supply chain.

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First Class Ready!

Supply Chain Insights

On May 7, 2016 we announced a partnership with CorpU for next-generation supply chain learning. Today our first course, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter, is ready for sale. The full course catalog will be complete by the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. The seven courses currently in joint development between CorpU and Supply Chain Insights are: Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. Building the Customer-Centric Supply Chain.

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Building your Supply Chain Strategy: The Five Tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains

Supply Chain Nation

The last 15 years have been a rollercoaster for supply chain professionals as companies embraced supply chain innovation, moving up the five steps of the supply chain maturity curve, supported by new technologies. During this time, JDA mirrored this vision of supply chain strategy that fosters competitive advantage and profitable growth based on the five tenets of high-performing supply chains.

Customer Segmentation Strategies Are Missing the Point

Logility

Companies often overlook important nuances as they try to segment their customers. Segmentation strategy is a hot topic, especially in the supply chain. For example, many CPG companies will segment Target, Wal-Mart, Other. Durable goods companies might segment Home Depot, Lowes, Other. In general we find segmentation encompasses just three (maybe a couple more) buckets and that is it. How is the segmentation used?

Building Business Case for Reshoring vs Offshoring

Supply Chain Opz

In global supply chain , obtaining products or services from outside the country to achieve cost effectiveness is one of the most widely used strategy. Other than information about optimization/facility location consideration, you can also find the information about supply chain segmentation that can help you conquer home market and supply chain risk index that can help you minimize new risks associated with reshoring. NAVIGATE. Basics.

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I always come back from these conferences inspired and fascinated at how diligent chemical supply chain managers must be to mitigate risk and adverse events. At LogiChem, attendees interacted through roundtables and panel discussions on topics that identified best practices around inventory and supply chain metrics, third party logistics provider (3PL) management, rail logistics strategy to combat the driver shortage dilemma, and a host of other topics.

The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record

E2open

The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “supply chain planning system of record,” it is essentially the one place where an organization can bring together all supply chain data and plan its enterprise operations. Given that supply chain management is a continuous journey, when is the right time to establish a planning system of record? Multi-tier supply chain.

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Customer Segmentation Strategies Are Missing the Point

Logility

Companies often overlook important nuances as they try to segment their customers. Segmentation strategy is a hot topic, especially in the supply chain. For example, many CPG companies will segment Target, Wal-Mart, Other. Durable goods companies might segment Home Depot, Lowes, Other. In general we find segmentation encompasses just three (maybe a couple more) buckets and that is it. How is the segmentation used?

My Biggest Mistake: Inventory Levels are the Thermometer for the Management of the Company

Arkieva

As a Phd in inventory optimization, I’ve started my supply chain career in adjusting inventory parameters with surgical precision. I was, and I still am passionate about applying statistics and advanced analytics to the supply chain domain. I’m still training supply chain experts on how to do this. With a master mathematics, 5 years of experience in IT and an ongoing MBA, I arrived in the supply chain domain 13 years ago.

Key Manufacturing Takeaways from FocusConnect 2016

Supply Chain Nation

The supply chain of the future. Rob Bingley, VP Supply Chain & Logistics for the Global Tools & Storage division at Stanley Black & Decker, outlined how the firm had made a journey toward becoming a connected and automated business. Supply chain segmentation in Europe. The study shone a light on the window of opportunity for manufacturers to derive a competitive advantage from segmenting their supply chains.

Becoming demand-driven on command

Supply Chain Movement

My hand was enjoying the warmth from the porcelain coffee cup and I was loving the solitude when a supply chain leader approached me with a cup of tea in his hand. Translate independent demand into a product segmentation strategy. Understand the length of your product tail, and use this insight to design the supply chain segmentation strategy to manage manufacturing processes (outsourced or insourced). Actively design the supply chain.

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. To meet consumer needs, everyone in the supply chain needs to work harmoniously together or risk bad reviews and loss of business. Segmented Supply Chain Processes. There can be a difference between segmented supply chains and unintegrated supply chains.

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: Defining Customer-Centric Supply Chain Design for Manufacturing Companies

Supply Chain Nation

In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series, I explained why the five tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains remain a great starting point to build your supply chain strategy. In Part II I explained how seeking inspiration from retailers can help manufacturing companies move beyond supply chain segmentation to embrace customer-centricity. This post will explore the three capabilities essential to supply chain redesign.