A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chainWhen we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot.

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.).

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Cerasis

The importance of an omnichannel supply chain strategy cannot be overstated. According to Randy Strang of Supply Chain 24/7, a survey of the most important parts of a shopping experience found customers’ expectations are more than meets the eye.

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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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 […].

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.

Going Digital? Things to Consider When Creating a Digital Supply Chain Strategy

Arkieva

A digital supply chain is a supply chain network (DSN) that focuses on using digital systems or technology tools to reduce the need for disparate systems through connectivity; eliminating manual processes and leveraging the data that is available through these systems to enhance the entire supply chain network. Things to Consider When Creating a Digital Supply Chain Strategy was first posted on March 29, 2018 at 8:35 am. ©2017

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

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.

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

Supply Chain Strategies For Improving Freight Capacity in a Tightened Market

CHAINalytics

| By Jeff Zoroya | Director, Supply Chain Design | Chainalytics | Most supply chain professionals are aware of tightened capacity and rate inflation currently impacting the truckload (TL) market.

4 Smart Supply Chain Strategies for Boosting Customer Experience

Supply Chain Management and Analytics

The post 4 Smart Supply Chain Strategies for Boosting Customer Experience appeared first on Solvoyo. General Supply Chain Analytics supply chain management supply chain strategies

Supply Chain Strategy – Step 1

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne shares the first step to developing your Supply Chain Strategy. More Supply Chain Strategy Resources for You: A Free Supply Chain Strategy Guide : [link]. Developing Your Strategy in Easy Steps : [link].

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.

Why Millennials Must Live at the Heart of Your Supply Chain Strategy

ModusLink Corporation

The post Why Millennials Must Live at the Heart of Your Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Steel Connect. Global Market Expansion Millennials contact centers e-commerce logistics Returns Management supply chain

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

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.

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.

Seco Tools: Cutting Edge Supply Chain Strategy Takes Shape

Logility

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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Levi Strauss Aims for 100% Renewable Electricity in Plants in New Supply Chain Strategy

Material Handling & Logistics

The company is reducing GHG emissions by 40% in its supply chain. said on July 31 that it is setting aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions across its owned-and-operated facilities and global supply chain by 2025.

Ecommerce Continues to Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Demands Continuous Improvement

Supply Chain 24/7

Today, more than half of the nation’s 140 retail chains in the top 500 offer omnichannel shipping and pickup options, and 72.1 percent of retail chains offer in-store returns of merchandise purchased online

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.

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

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

BluJay Solutions

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: 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: 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.

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

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

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

Supply Chain Matters

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