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.

Crafting Complexity: How Personalization is Changing Your Supply Chain


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.

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.

7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019


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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. It incorporates various concept and can be used to manage demand side of supply chain.

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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.

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


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.

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.,

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

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


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

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Next Recession?


Today, most supply chain leaders personally experienced the turmoil of the 2008 recession. Did your company learn from the 2008 recession and is your supply chain ready for the next recession? For some supply chain operations, the 2008 recession came as a surprise.

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.

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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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.

4 Characteristics of the Evolution of the 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!

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.

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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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.

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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.

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


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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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.

Balance and Segmentation – What the Election Can Teach Supply Chain


In my opinion, these are factors that led to the pollsters being so far off on the 2016 US election, and how supply chain practitioners can help these pollsters to improve. Balance is also critical for supply chains. Figure 3: Segmented Supply Chain.

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.

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?

Logistics Center of Excellence: Delivering Value to Organizations

Talking Logistics

Perhaps the most overworked word in the supply chain management lexicon is “visibility.” Yet it’s difficult to overstate the importance of a view into what’s going on in the supply chain. The right data enables better scheduling and use of supply chain assets. “A

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.

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

What You Really Need To Know About Your Suppliers – And Why

HICX Solutions

The regulatory and compliance burden has increased in recent years in terms of organisations needing to understand much more about their suppliers and supply chain. Segmenting your supply base.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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. Actively design the supply chain.

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.