Supply Chain Segmentation: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

BlueYonder

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

7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019

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Why Segmentation and Profitability Go Hand in Hand

BlueYonder

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. For example, one of the participants in the session shared that his company has four supply chains.

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.

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!

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.

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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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.

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

BlueYonder

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.

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

BlueYonder

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. As such, the latest issue offers stories on a cross section of international companies who are impacting real change in their companies through the use of supply chain solutions. What’s on your summer reading list?

Can cold chain keep up with hot demand?

EFT

Cold chain is under more scrutiny than it probably ever has been, as a complex 2020 transitions into a 2021 of continued, heightened demand. Cold chain goes hot in 2020. It is worth stepping back and taking a moment to take stock of what has happened in the last year within cold chains.

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.

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. One of the dangers in servicing omni-channel orders from traditional supply chains is continuing to treat your customers like one big, homogeneous mass.

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. At the same time, the value of supply chain visibility is lessened if it isn’t comprehensive – encompassing the supply chain from one end to the other, from upstream to downstream. The right data enables better scheduling and use of supply chain assets. “A

Secret Confessions of a Supply Chain Junkie

BlueYonder

The beauty of the supply chain is all around us. I guess I’m a supply chain junkie…can’t get enough of it. There are tons of articles, white papers and blogs about today’s supply chain challenges: globalization, off-shore manufacturing, supply chain segmentation, big data, mobility, social media, price optimization, warehouse throughput, labor scheduling and in-store picking. My eleven year old son gets supply chain!!

Resilient and Cost Efficient Supply Chains

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Discussion Questions: Carefully explain the difference between a “resilient” and an “efficient” supply chain. What strategies do the authors suggest for making a supply chain both “resilient” and “efficient” at the same time? Supply Chains Can Be Both Resilient and Cost Efficient. The problem, according to the authors, is that protective measures can be at odds with supply chain managers’ goal of improving cost efficiency.

The State of Supply Chain Management: An Interview with CSCMP’s Rick Blasgen

BlueYonder

In anticipation of his presentation at JDA’s Innovation Forum in Chicago on September 10, Supply Chain Nation sat down with Rick Blasgen, president and CEO of CSCMP, as part of our Expert Insight series to get a preview of his presentation on the State of Supply Chain Management. SCN: Supply Chain Management has undergone tremendous evolution in the 50 years CSCMP has been in existence. SCN: How do supply chain practices vary between the U.S.

Agility and flexibility in the age of digital supply chains – Insights from the 2017 Supply Chain & Logistics EMEA summit & expo

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha As supply chain professionals, we can grow insular in our thinking, as on a day-to-day basis we risk confining ourselves narrowly to our domain of responsibility or solving challenges specific to our regions. The 2017 Supply Chain & Logistics EMEA summit & expo was one such opportunity. Positive events can cause supply chain disruptions as well. Supply chain agility or Supply chain nervousness?:

Getting Ready for 2017: Reflections on Telling Lies

Supply Chain Shaman

This thing called research in the supply chain market has many arms and legs. I struggle to find a good supply chain academic journal, and often speak to my academic network about the need for one. As I study research methods, and the market, I realize the lies I’ve spun for prior employers (Gartner and AMR Research) are untrue: The AMR Research Hierarchy of Supply Chain Metrics. Bimodal Supply Chains Are a Viable Strategy.