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.).

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.

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Why a customer-driven supply chain strategy is important

The Network Effect

Therefore, the companies supply chains are not allowing the fulfillment of the customers’ expectations. Customers’ expectations are not being met because company supply chains are not properly designed to meet these expectations in a way affordable for the company.

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.

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.

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

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

Arkieva

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!

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 […].

Supply Chain Strategy Doesn’t Deliver

EFT

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Kewill

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.

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

Logility

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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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.

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?

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

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

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Supply Chain Strategies to Prepare for the Next 10 Years

Supply Chain Digest

Partnering with Vendors Tops the List, but Fastest Growing Strategy is Recruiting New Skill Sets

Deep Dives on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction One: Global Economic Activity

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog begins our series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast medium, provides a […].

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Demand Sensing Lessons Learned in China

Supply Chain Matters

As thought leaders in supply chain management, we often point out the critical importance for firms to more quickly sense geographic or regional changes in product demand and respond to such changes with integrated supply and fulfillment capabilities.

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Revealing Report Focused on Apple’s CEO and Supply Chain Stumbles

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters calls reader attention to a frontpage report by The Wall Street Journal that questions whether Apple’s CEO, and the company’s supply chain, have stumbled in shipping products on-time to expected market availability.

4 Common Supply Chain Cost Blowouts

Logistics Bureau

Whatever your supply chain role might be, monitoring and controlling costs is almost certain to be an important area of responsibility for you. Supply Chain Supply Chain Strategy supply chain supply chain strategy

Zara Unveils a Strategy to Embrace and Integrate Physical and Online Presence

Supply Chain Matters

Many analysts and academics in our supply chain world often point to Inditex SA and its fashion and apparel retail brand Zara as the iconic benchmark in retail supply chain agility. Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Strategy elements of omni-channel retail strategy importance of integrated supply chain strategy in retail industry Supply chain Matters blog Zara supply chain

General Electric Embarks on New Footprint for the Future of Manufacturing

Supply Chain Matters

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High Tech Supply Chains- Increased Risks Associated with Global Market Access

Supply Chain Matters

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported what Supply Chain Matters believes to be a troubling trend, namely that some U.S. hi-tech firms are electing to transfer more intellectual property as well as value-chain activity among China’s state-owned tech firms. Dell Supply Chain independent B2B and supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari intersection of product management and supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

Exploding Demand for Warehouse Space- Thorough Analysis is Wise

Supply Chain Matters

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Job Openings and Hiring in the Eurozone and U.S. Mark All-Time Records

Supply Chain Matters

The predicted supply chain talent perfect storm appears to be prevelant. Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Talent Management Supply chain Matters blog supply chain talent perfect stormThe U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the number of job openings approached a record 6.3 million at the end of June.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!

NC State SCRC

I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. It’s why we are ranked as a top 25 supply chain program by SCM World and Gartner.

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A Persistent Theme- Be Prepared for a Year of Continual Supply Chain Analysis

Supply Chain Matters

If our readers have had the opportunity to review all of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains, you probably picked-up on a dominant theme, that being the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, and what that could imply for U.S. global trade policies and consequent industry supply chain […].

Tesla Founder Elon Musk Addresses Plan to Revolutionize Factories

Supply Chain Matters

Our last Supply Chain Matters commentary concerning electric automotive manufacturer Tesla highlighted a candid admission of the importance of design for supply chain practices, as well as a new dilemma relative to the need to more dramatically scale its supply chain and manufacturing cadence.

Some Takeaways of Yum Brands Announced Split of China Based Outlets

Supply Chain Matters

From our Supply Chain Matters lens, the announcement provides two important takeaways for […]. China Supply Chain Strategy Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Strategy global supply chain risk Supply chain Matters blog Yum Brands supply chain

Articulating Supply Chain Needs in the Language of the C-Suite

Supply Chain Matters

The latest economic and business data reinforces that supply chain leaders must more than ever, be able to translate investment needs in the language of the C-suite and in the notions of delivering desired business outcomes.

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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A Conversation with Tata Consultancy Services Global Supply Chain Practice and Center of Excellence

Supply Chain Matters

While attending the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience conference a few weeks ago, this Editor had the opportunity to once again catch-up with Rich Sherman, a long friend. Rich has been a guest contributor of thought leadership content on Supply Chain Matters and is author of the book: Supply Chain Transformation- Practical Roadmap to Best […].