Upcoming Webinar: Supply Chain Segmentation- The Key to More Predictable and Profitable Business Outcomes

Supply Chain Matters

This is a brief reminder that JDA Software and Supply Chain Matters will be hosting an upcoming webinar: Supply Chain Segmentation – The Key to More Predictable and Profitable Business Outcomes. In this webinar, this author will provide perspectives on the increasing importance of linking supply chain segmentation and more predictive planning and analytics capabilities to insure more predictable and profitable outcomes.

A Better Approach to Supply Chain Segmentation?


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. She says that companies typically create 2 to 5 customer segments.

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. ABC of segmentation. These are the few simple hints about how to apply segmentation in practice.

Supply Chain Segmentation Educational Webcast Now Available On-Demand

Supply Chain Matters

Earlier this week, this author had the pleasure of delivering a JDA Software sponsored webcast titled: Supply Chain Segmentation- The Key to More Predictable and Profitable Business Outcomes. I further provide a more succinct definition of supply chain segmentation and address the various process components to this […].

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.

Investing in More Organic, Sustainable and Ethical Food Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has featured numerous prior commentaries regarding the difficult challenges and structural business challenges facing large consumer packaged goods producers and their associated supply chain ecosystems. Yet while the industry continues to respond with severe cost cutting and a sense of crisis, the industry may well be overlooking the more important strategic need […].

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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.

Crisis Among CPG Producers and Their Associated Supply Chains Continue: Three Important Strategies

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues in our efforts to update readers on the extraordinary market challenges and headwinds impacting large consumer goods packaged food producers. In our predictions for this year, we again cited this sector for continued industry supply chain turbulence.

Announcing an Upcoming Webinar: Supply Chain Segmentation- The Key to More Predictable and Profitable Business Outcomes

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters Lead sponsor JDA Software recently released the results of its first annual JDA Vision 2015 study of supply chains. This study provides a detailed quantitative look at the top supply chain issues facing various industry supply chains today and includes collected responses from executives across a wide range of industries company sizes and geographies.

Added Evidence to Structural Business Changes Impacting Consumer Goods Producers

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides added rather important data point concerning the ongoing significant business challenges associated with many large consumer packaged goods providers and their associated supply chain teams. Multiple U.S. based food producers continue to serve up grim financial and operating news from their latest quarter.

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.

4 Characteristics of the Evolution of the Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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. It lies in Supply Chain 2.0!

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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. It was the general consensus of the group that there is value to be delivered from supply chain segmentation.

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. Software suppliers have promoted and developed software to help enable the Demand-Driven Supply Chain model.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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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. Your roadmap to Customer-Centricity.

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


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. Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP

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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. Companies want to be agile.

Gartner Releases a New S&OP Magic Quadrant


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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How to Attain “Stage 4” Supply Chain Planning Maturity


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. Build more resilient supply chain plans (e.g.,

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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. This post will explore the three capabilities essential to supply chain redesign.

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

Take Supply Chain

Delighting the customer should be every organization’s goal, and “good enough” supply chain performance will no longer do in today’s competitive environment. The post 6 Ways to “Refresh” Your Supply Chain Operations: Part III appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

Order Promising and Demand Shaping in a Segmented, Omni-Channel World

Supply Chain Nation

In a segmented, omni-channel world, available-to-promise (ATP) is seeing a renaissance. Almost 20 years ago, JDA was a pioneer in bringing to market allocated available-to-promise (ATP) capabilities to support segmentation across geography, product, and customer.

The Manufacturing Industry is Changing Fast — How Prepared are You?

Supply Chain Nation

Agility will be a key factor, as manufacturers will need to be able to quickly shift their manufacturing strategy and supply chain processes to address market changes. Technology is disrupting the manufacturing industry, and with any type of change, comes opportunity.

Industrie 4.0: Its Impact on Supply Chain Planning


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

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


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.

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. Supply Chain Case Study: Executives Guide. Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. NAVIGATE. Basics.

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SiOP) – Part One


A cross-functional process: from Segmentation to the Exec SiOP Meeting. Segmentation. There is no one-size-fits-all in your supply chain. It will put your supply chain at a more effective use. Be quick to react and adjust your supply chain accordingly.

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.

JDA’s Project with SanDisk, a Western Digital Brand, Recognized for Its Impressive Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Nation

Supply & Demand Chain Executive recently announced its annual list of the best 100 supply chain transformations and projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across a wide range of supply chain functions.

FOCUS 2015: On Track for Innovation

Supply Chain Nation

When I was asked to organize the Innovation and Thought Leadership track at FOCUS 2015 , I recognized that I would need to assemble some high-impact speakers who would get attendees thinking about the radical changes they need to make in their supply chains.

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference


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. Sri Laxmana, director of Ocean Services, participated in a panel discussion on Effective Supply Chain Risk Management.

7 Supply Chain Challenges That Exist Today

4 Way Logistics

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.

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Secret Confessions of a Supply Chain Junkie

Supply Chain Nation

The beauty of the supply chain is all around us. I guess I’m a supply chain junkie…can’t get enough of it. But this young man needs to understand how he is totally disrupting the entire supply chain when he does this. So, are you a supply chain junkie too?

The Best Gift This Holiday Season: Personalized Logistics

Oracle SCM

Today’s supply chains are facing similar challenges with personalizing logistics operations for customers. Let’s look at some key steps on the journey to a customer-focused supply chain. Segment customers to match incentives to needs.

JDA/SCM World Research Shows Integrated Business Planning Stimulates the Right and Left Brains of the C-Suite

Supply Chain Nation

Specifically, these companies are: Over three times more likely to have real-time alerts across their supply networks. An important capability for understanding customers in order to drive profitable growth is segmentation and cost-to-serve analysis.

Customer Segmentation Strategies Are Missing the Point


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. How is the segmentation used?

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

In each issue we aim to cover a cross-section of topics that span regions, industry verticals and business functions with a goal of introducing strategies and best practices that resonate with a broad cross-section of supply chain practitioners. What’s on your summer reading list?

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: The Customer-Centric Journey Towards Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Nation

Building a High-Performing and Profitable Supply Chain. 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.

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2012 Supply Chain Predictions: Is the End of the World Nigh?

Supply Chain Network

In the tradition of David Letterman, (in no particular order) let’s hit the Top 10 Supply Chain Predictions for 2012. Supply chain risk will not go away. Companies that manage supply chain risks effectively will outperform those that ignore or are blindsided by them”.