Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

Included in this post is Cummins’ digital award for the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire. I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. The Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy needs both.).

Your Supply Chain Strategy is Your Business Plan (Unless It’s Not)

Talking Logistics

Your supply chain strategy in effect becomes your business plan.”. I encourage you to watch the webcast for my five recommendations , but here’s the first one: Provide a seat for supply chain management at the C-Suite.

Can Automotive Industry Supply Chain Strategy Undergo Disruption- Perhaps Yes?

Supply Chain Matters

A public acknowledgement by Apple CEO Cook and other evidence indicate that automotive supply chain disruption is on the not too distant horizon. Traditional auto manufacturers and their key suppliers may be the deer in headlights if they do not move fast enough with an integrated product development and supply chain support strategy.

The Anatomy of Supply Chain Strategy

Supply Chain Opz

What is Supply Chain Strategy? Strategic management has been around for more than half a century but there is still no standard strategy formulation for supply chain management. You can check out how Strategy Canvas can help you with this.

Fast Fashion Retail Requires Supply Chain Strategy Shifts

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has provided a number of retail industry focused commentaries regarding the trend toward Fast Fashion that has been pioneered by Zara and now other retailers. We now call attention to our blog readers to an industry focused commentary that has Supply Chain Matters focused insights.

The Interplay of Supply Chain Strategy and Business Outcome Results

Supply Chain Matters

In many prior Supply Chain Matters commentaries related to high tech and consumer electronics, we have discussed the pros and cons of a supply chain strategy that supports two different business models. One involves a product and supply chain strategy that supports a cost-affordable […].

Bombardier Recruits Chief Procurement Officer and Centralizes Supply Chain Strategy

Supply Chain Matters

Since 2010, Supply Chan Matters has provided specific commentaries related to the global supply chain challenges of Canada based Bombardier. This week features another milestone, an announcement that Bombardier has hired a new Chief Procurement Officer with the challenge of centralizing all supply chain strategy among its commercial aerospace and surface transportation units while significantly […].

Top 2016 Supply Chain Strategy Posts from the Supply Chain Link Blog


Over the past year, the Arkieva Supply Chain Link Blog provided thought leadership and informative posts on supply chain strategy tips, trends, and news. Here is a list of the Top 20 Supply Chain Strategy Blog Posts from 2016. Happy new year!

Contrasting Financial Results and Supply Chain Strategies: Wal-Mart and Target

Supply Chain Matters

based retailers, Target and Wal-Mart, each reported financial results that presented different perspectives on the importance of integrated brick and mortar and online merchandising strategies and strong, collaborative supplier relationships. This week, two major U.S.

Who Really has a Supply Chain Strategy

Supply Chain Digest

SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore in the first of a series of columns on supply chain strategy

M&A Supply Chain Strategies: Lessons from the Office Depot-OfficeMax Merger

Logistics Viewpoints

When two companies merge, the supply chain organizations also must merge. That means downsizing that department, making personnel choices, converging IT systems, and meeting the supply chain synergies promised to Wall Street. Larry Hartley, the Senior Vice President of Supply […]. Mergers-Acquistions Retail Merger OfficeDepot Staples Supply Chain Strategies

The Importance of a Customer Driven Supply Chain Strategy

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Therefore, the companies supply chains are not allowing the fulfillment of the customers’ expectations. The post The Importance of a Customer Driven Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Tompkins International.

2014 Predictions for Supply Chain Strategy

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Gene recently divulged his 2014 predictions for supply chain strategy in Supply Chain Digest and has shared them in the post below. I am pleased to offer my predictions for Supply Chains in 2014. Blog Post Supply Chain Strategy

Key Ingredients to Formulating a Winning Supply Chain Strategy in the Process Chemical Industry


Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge. There are several key ingredients in formulating a winning process manufacturing supply chain. Aligning and integrating key performance metrics across the extended supply chain can be difficult.

Winning Supply Chain Strategies Turn Brand Protection into Opportunities for Augmentation

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Winning Supply Chain Strategies Turn Brand Protection into Opportunities for Augmentation appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

At the next Logistics Bureau Free Executive Breakfast (which will take place in August), I’ll be discussing the alignment of supply chain and business strategy along with eight other important levers for supply chain performance improvement.

Who Really has a Supply Chain Strategy Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

This Time, SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore Lools at Supply Chain Strategy Definitions from Others

Seco Tools: Cutting Edge Supply Chain Strategy Takes Shape


If a tool cannot be supplied when it is needed it is very easy for the customer to secure a new supplier. They kept a supply of produ cts on hand at every site. Supply Chain Planning Overhaul.

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Supply Chain Strategy Doesn’t Deliver


The past decade has seen a popular strategy among mid-sized to large logistics service providers. Many providers pursued a common strategy of expanding logistics capabilities across the supply chain spectrum. Providing end-to-end supply chain services was seen as the next frontier for growth. After more than a decade, the strategy has failed to deliver. Strategy Assumptions. Where the Strategy Fails. Executive Summary.

Visibility to Wal-Mart Business and Supply Chain Strategies Again Front and Center

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supplier Collaboration Supplier Management independent blog anlaysis and opinion on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Wal-Mart business initiatives Wal-Mart online customer fulfillment strategies Wal-Mart supplier management Wal-Mart supply chain

Transforming Supply Chain Strategy to a Global Trade Network Model

Supply Chain 24/7

The technology to support a global trade network is available today, it’s just a matter of looking at supply chain design in a new way, implementing it, and moving global trade to the forefront where your supply chain becomes today’s battleground

Urban logistics. Urban myth, or sustainable supply chain strategy?


Urban logistics is a hot topic right now, but is it simply a concept that’s trending or a realistic new supply chain strategy? The Kewill MOVE™ supply chain platform is designed to enable all stages of the supply chain to share data for greater efficiency and visibility.

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.

Geeley Acquires $3 Billion Stake in Volvo Trucks

Supply Chain Matters

The move is viewed as an ongoing push into commercial vehicle sector and global supply chain reach. Automotive Supply Chain China Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics Geeley Automotive Holdings Ltd. Geeley supply chain strategy Supply chain Matters blogChina based Zhejiang Geely Holding Group agreed to acquire a majority stake in Volvo AB truck group for a reported $3.2 billion sum.

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Chain Reaction for Aug. 17, 2015 on Time for s Supply Chain Strategy at Mongo

Supply Chain Digest

Just What is in a Supply Chain Strategy Anyway

Need to Define Your Supply Chain Strategy? Ask a Six-Year-Old

Consumer Goods Logistics

My six-year-old daughter had accumulated a couple of Toys-R-Us gift cards. We found them by accident one day while cleaning out her room (but that’s another story). Anyway, we jumped online and ordered the equivalent of $50 in merchandise, which was to arrive between 5-7 business days. I quickly moved on to other things. My daughter did not. The next day, when I got home from work, she said “Daddy, my games didn’t come. Why?”. Fulfillment Warehouse

What’s keeping you from realizing digital supply chain success?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Going digital has become top of mind for most supply chain leaders these days. According to recent research by the Korn Ferry Institute, all 100 senior supply chain executives the firm surveyed said digital supply chains have the potential to revolutionize businesses.

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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. How to adopt customer-centric practices from retailers.

Global Supply Chain Strategy: Decision Points

Inbound Logistics

In strategic supply chain analysis, multiple groups of decision makers may have conflicting interests, since there can be an impact across departments and business units. Aaron Baker of Damco USA offers two global supply chain strategy examples that illustrate the decision makers and decision variables needed to ensure the chosen solution is optimal for the business

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: Retailers are at the Forefront of Customer-Centricity

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. How can manufacturers leverage retail’s leading practices?

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.

Building your Supply Chain Strategy: Accelerating the Journey to Customer-Centricity

Supply Chain Nation

In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series, I clarified the five tenets of Profitable High-Performance Supply Chains, and how they can help you redefine your supply chain strategy. Figure 3 – Supply Chain Solution Roadmap.

Global Retail Expansion: The Convergence of Marketing, Customer Service, and Supply Chain Strategies

Inbound Logistics

Brands who never anticipated going global are finding that they all of a sudden are, thanks to the progression of e-commerce and increasing customer expectations

For Smartphones- Integrated Product Design, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Capabilities Matter

Supply Chain Matters

A growing tenet in today’s broad supply chain management capability umbrella is the ability to be able to integrate product and manufacturing process design with global-wide production capabilities, faster and cheaper than existing competitors.

Another Apple iPhone Product Introduction and Added Supply Chain Challenges and Concerns

Supply Chain Matters

It is that time of the year again, one which has become rather predictable for Apple’s supply chain ecosystem. China Supply Chain Strategy High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Strategy Apple iPhone supply chain Apple iPhone7 supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

2018 Prediction Deep Dive: Make America Great and Changing Global Trade Policies Will Provide a Challenging Landscape for U.S. and Global Manufacturers

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December. In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Six: Make America Great and Changing Global Trade Policies Will Provide a Challenging Tactical and Strategic Landscape for U.S. and Global Manufacturers.

What Type of Strategic Thinker Are You?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Supply chain and operations executives are increasingly involved in making decisions about the company’s supply chain strategy that have long-term implications.

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