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.

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

Talking Logistics

Your supply chain strategy in effect becomes your business plan.”. Yet most of those executives had never step foot in a warehouse or loading dock and would probably get lost trying to find it. Warehouses and Trucks.

Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. A conversation and exclusive interview with Tonya Vinas, B2B writer and editor, and Robert Martichenko, CEO, LeanCor Supply Chain Group. Relative to our topic today, Lean Warehousing, is it a big part of your operations?

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E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

Omnichannel supply chains are increasing in complexity and prevalence for good reason. As 2018 progresses, Warehouse Managers need to understand the risk of not going omnichannel, why demand is increasing, and a few tips to meet such demands. Increased speed in warehouses.

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!

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. Supply 3.

Logistics Warehousing

LeanCor

Logistics warehousing should be considered only as one part of the total supply chain logistics strategy. And since logistics strategy is, essentially, inventory strategy, the total logistics network must be designed around the speed and flow of that inventory. The warehousing function should be a seamless component of this network. Lean approaches to warehousing makes this possible, even in the ups and downs of the global economy.

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.

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

Consumer Goods Logistics

Fulfillment WarehouseMy 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?”.

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Veridian Solutions

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. This means omnichannel supply chain success is key to at least 62 percent of shopping experiences. What’s Wrong With Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy and Customer Service?

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.

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.

E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Veridian Solutions

Omnichannel supply chains are increasing in complexity and prevalence for good reason. As 2018 progresses, Warehouse Managers need to understand the risk of not going omnichannel, why demand is increasing, and a few tips to meet such demands. Warehouse Managers Avoiding Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies Will Lose Competitive Ground Competitive advantage is based on the ability of companies to offer products or services at reasonable, competitive prices.

Supply Chain Strategy: Thoughtfully Designed, or an Afterthought?

FLEXE

<p>Many of the world’s best-known companies’ supply chains grew from a series of historical accidents rather than intentional design. Because of this, a simple activity like mapping and visualizing supply chain flows can often spark critical questions such as, “Why are materials sourced from Region A, produced in Region B, then air-shipped as a finished product back to Region A?”

A Recommended Approach to Warehouse Layout and Operational Design

Logistics Bureau

Is your warehouse full of pallets sitting on the aisle instead of up in the racks? Is your warehouse operation inefficient? Does your warehouse storage and layout design desperately need optimisation? Perhaps it’s Time to Review Your Warehouse Design.

Supply Chain Networks – The Greatest Influence

Logistics Bureau

What shape should your Supply Chain Network be, and what are the factors that drive the shape of it? Look closely at the diagram that I was about to show you here in this video.

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Head Off These 3 Peak Season Disruptions with On-demand Warehousing

FLEXE

It’s the time of the year when most warehousing and logistics organizations expect to encounter more issues, complications and frustrations than any other. Here’s how you can use on-demand warehousing this season to address and hopefully prevent these three common disruptions: 1.

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary

FLEXE

We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. For years, the supply chain has been the same: weighed down by outdated processes and technologies. On-demand warehousing is no different. The Demand for New Warehousing Solutions Increases.

What is Deep Learning? And What Does it Mean for Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! And how will it shape Supply Chain now and in the future? On top of that today’s Supply Chain is increasingly complex. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0)

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

As the CEO of Locus Robotics, I often get asked a very simple question by supply chain executives, operators, analysts, press and investors. We recently conducted a Locus demo and presentation for 30 supply chain executives with a very large global brand.

The Supply Chain Team’s Impact on Capital Projects

NC State SCRC

The supply chain function impacts a company’s financial performance through improved operations in several areas of the business. Another major contributing factor is the lack of understanding of supply constraints early in the projects planning.

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Characteristics of Competitive Supply Chain

20Cube Logistics

What is supply chain ? The word ‘Supply Chain’ today has expanded significantly, from being nothing to everything. The sustainability factor applies to almost all aspects of the supply chain and most importantly its impact on the environment.

Job opening: Global Supply Chain Director at Océ

Supply Chain Movement

Great career opportunity for a Supply Chain Director with a proven track record in new product introductions and successfully delivering complex supply chain projects within a high tech environment! Global Supply Chain Director.

New Retail Strategies: It’s a Store! It’s a Site! It’s a Warehouse!

Inbound Logistics

Retailers are modifying their supply chain strategies in response to recent industry trends

If You Like Our Blog, You’ll Love Our YouTube Channel

Logistics Bureau

That’s because we want to bring you even more insights into logistics and supply chain management, in a broader range of formats. Supply chain automation. Supply chain technology and software. Supply chain cost reduction.

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Head Off These 3 Peak Season Disruptions with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

It’s the time of the year when most warehousing and logistics organizations expect to encounter more issues, complications and frustrations than any other. Whether an unexpected disruption emerges or the annual disaster pays another visit, supply chain and warehouse managers still have to meet customer expectations and deliver the goods on time. </p> Dynamic warehousing can enable you to expand warehouse and fulfillment throughput on-demand.

Arkieva Supply Chain Scope: Canada Retail Sales Decrease; Is Your Supply Chain a Cyber Threat?

Arkieva

and a new survey reveals outsourcing in supply chain is expected to grow. Is your supply chain a cyber threat? This and much more, in your supply chain briefing from Arkieva. Supply Chain News. Source: Arkieva Supply Chain Blog.

3 Steps for Making Digital Transformation Happen in Supply Chain Planning

Solvoyo

However, we often see business intelligence as a separate solution built on top of a data warehouse and used mostly for reporting, and dashboards, data visualization and extracting data for further offline analysis. Bringing Agility into Supply Chain Management.

3 Things you Need to Know about Your Supply Chain (Plus an Extra One)

Logistics Bureau

When I first published this post, it was called “3 Things You Need to Know about Your Supply Chain.” ” However, I recently realised that I was omitting a fourth key factor that can contribute to supply chain glitches and gremlins.

6 Key Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2017

Logistics Bureau

Call it a cop-out if you like, but seriously, predicting which logistics and supply chain trends will make a difference to businesses in any given year has become notoriously difficult, given the speed at which technology in particular can suddenly disrupt the way things are done.

Arkieva Supply Chain Scope: As Ecommerce Businesses Boom, Distribution Center Availability Becomes Scarce

Arkieva

This and more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva. . Supply Chain News. in 2015, of which 50% to 75% comprised warehouses. This is compared to 150 million square feet of new supply, making the market the tightest it’s been in years.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics.

Chasing Amazon: Dynamic Warehouse Strategies

FLEXE

The “Chasing Amazon” Webcast Details a Smart New Supply Chain Strategy for Competing with Amazon. So, how can retailers without Amazon’s 90+ North American warehouses compete? The definition, implementation and variations of a dynamic warehouse strategy.

Black Friday isn’t What it Used to Be…E-Commerce has Changed the Landscape

Supply Chain View from the Field

To cope with this environment, companies are seeking to outsource more technology design, inventory management, working capital investments, and planning execution to other partners in the supply chain. Experts have warned that driving too much responsibility up the supply chain can result in significant risk and loss of control. A supply chain strategy involves making decisions: How do you distribute? Into your own warehouse structure or another?