Supply Chain Transformation — The Important Element of Information Strategy

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bob Ferrari The following guest blog commentary is contributed by Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor of the Supply Chain Matters blog and Managing Director of the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group LLC. Hence transformation efforts can start on the wrong footing.

Hostess Brands Turnaround Driven by a Supply Chain Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

as a supply chain guy, I just love hearing about a business turn around that was largely driven by a more effective supply chain. Food & Beverage Industry Logistics Outsourcing Replenishment Transportation Hostess Brands lean logistics supply chain transformationThat, as Tuesday's financial news proves, was clearly the case with Hostess Brands.

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Global FMCG Supply Chain Transformed by Analytics

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Challenge A leading global FMCG company undertook an aggressive supply chain improvement programme across 150 markets. Customer service FMCG KPI Supply Chain Inventory Management & Stock Control Supply Chain Analytics

Three Musts For Successful Supply Chain Transformations

CHAINalytics

By Vikas Argod, Senior Supply Chain Operations Consultant & Karun Alaganan, Supply Chain Operations Manager at Chainalytics If a few potholes need to be filled on a single street, it’s likely closed for a few hours at night to prevent disruptions during your commute.

The Rewards of Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

The 21st Century Supply Chain

But they managed to not just change, but actually transform their supply chain organization in just four years. A lot of supply chain organizations find themselves in this type of situation.

Supply Chain Transformation is Technologically Driven

Enterra Insights

“Every supply chain organization is slightly different,” writes Lora Cecere (@lcecere), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights.[1] The post Supply Chain Transformation is Technologically Driven appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Is Workforce Planning the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Transformation Journey?

Talking Logistics

While many companies have invested significant time and money over the years to improve their demand, supply, and manufacturing planning capabilities, they have underinvested in workforce planning and optimization, and they’re now starting to feel the consequences.

eCommerce Continues To Drive Retail Supply Chain Transformation

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The growth of eCommerce, the evolution of consumer expectations, and the globalization of eCommerce have resulted in many changes in the requirements of retail supply chains. The post eCommerce Continues To Drive Retail Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog 3PL Consumer Products Retail

The Foundations of Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

Supply chains are changing and evolving into something new,” writes Daniel Miller, Head of the Finance Division at The Innovation … Continued. The post The Foundations of Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Driving Successful Digital Supply Chain Transformation

TMC

Disruptive technologies are causing a transformative shift in the preferences and demands of the modern buyer, forcing businesses to operate and serve customers in new ways. This impact on supply chain management is particularly great. The Importance of a Digital Supply Chain.

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Supply chain transformation - having the competitive edge

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Supply chain management was once a relative backwater, but in recent years it has moved decisively center stage. A well-managed supply chain operation is, increasingly, a critical factor, even the critical factor, in a business's success By Mikko Kärkkäinen, Group CEO, Relex Solutions.

Live Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater We’re delighted to be bringing you a great live discussion on successful supply chain transformation based on Avaya’s first-hand experience. Join us on Thursday, April 30 at 1pm EST (5pm UTC) for “Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey.”. VP and Group Director, Supply Chain and Operations. Director, Global Operations, Sales, Supply and Inventory Planning.

Need for Speed: Becoming Faster Through Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain 24/7

By digitizing the global supply chain and leveraging collaboration, automation, analytics, and achieving flexibility, a robust and comprehensive GTM platform creates value by providing speed-to-market to stay on pace with the fast fashion manufacturers

The Current and Future State of Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain 24/7

Executives see a large gap between the current state of digital transformation across their extended global value chains and what they expect to see in just five years from now

Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Are You Ready?

Enterra Insights

The post Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Are You Ready? Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing digital enterprise Supply Chain Technology Web/Internet Enterra Solutions Internet Stephen DeAngelis

Supply Chain Transformation and Digitization, Part 2

Enterra Insights

In the first part of this article, I discussed why so many analysts insist supply chain transformation (i.e., The post Supply Chain Transformation and Digitization, Part 2 appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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Supply Chain Transformation and Digitization, Part 1

Enterra Insights

No shortage exists of pundits who insist corporate supply chains must transform over the coming decade. Although their transformation strategies … Continued. The post Supply Chain Transformation and Digitization, Part 1 appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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Bob Ferrari’s Guest Posting- Supply Chain Transformation and the Importance of Information Strategy

Supply Chain Matters

As a broad based supply chain community, we often context and plan supply chain transformation initiatives under the three-pronged perspectives of People, Process and Technology enablers. I would urge transformation teams to seriously consider a fourth component, that being Information, including the velocity, context and clarity of information.

Supply Chain Transformation in the Cognitive Era

Enterra Insights

“Manufacturing supply chains are experiencing levels of change heretofore unprecedented in their history,” writes Richard Howells (@howellsrichard), a Vice President … Continued.

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Big Data and Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

The post Big Data and Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing digital enterprise Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Gartner Announces 2017 Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings

Supply Chain Matters

released the findings from its annual Supply Chain Top 25 rankings this week, identifying its rankings of supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices. Supply Chain Matters shares perspectives and observations. Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Transformation Cisco supply chain Diageo supply chain Inditex supply chain McDonalds supply chain Samsung supply chain Supply chain Matters blog Unilever supply chain Wal-Mart supply chain

Supply Chain Transformation

Inbound Logistics

When a plastic packaging and disposable paper supplier needed to streamline its supply chain, they turned to a software provider for help

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.

Technology’s Impact on Industries Recognized as More Profound- Is the Supply Chain Prepared?

Supply Chain Matters

A blog commentary reflecting that change is underway across many industry sectors, one that was profound implications for businesses and their associated supply chains. Supply chain leaders must realize the same forces and threats and invest for required capabilities.

The Journey Toward Integrated Business Planning

Supply Chain Matters

Included within our Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains (Available for complimentary download in our Research Center) there is our prediction that sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes will morph into broader forms of integrated business planning and product management.

A Non-Traditional Supply Chain and Capacity Planning Automation Effort Underway at Ford Motor

Supply Chain Matters

Among the customer presentations there was a rather insightful talk from a supply chain executive at Ford Motor Company. Automotive Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Business Process Supply Chain Technology Supply Chain Transformation Supply chain wide visibility Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company supply chain Kinaxis Inc.

Supply Chain Matters Guest Contribution: Web 3.0 Enables the Smart Supply Chain Network

Supply Chain Matters

A Supply Chain Matters Guest Contribution by Rich Sherman In my previous Supply Chain Matters guest contribution, I outlined the concept of Web 3.0 enabling a fundamental transformation in supply chain management from linear, sequential thinking and communication to a demand/supply network, systems thinking, and dynamic communication. As we evolve in the Connected Age, the transformation is emerging as the Smart Supply Network 3.0 (SSN

Tesla’s Revised Master Plan Provides More Product Engineering and Supply Chain Implications

Supply Chain Matters

This places a far broader emphasis on the firm’s supply chain ramp-up challenges, one with the implication that Tesla will, by […]. Last week, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk penned a blog posting that essentially updated the master plan for the company that called for a broader product development thrust into hybrid trucks and buses.

Describing an Exponential Organizational and Supply Chain Capability

Supply Chain Matters

In prior Supply Chain Matters blog coverage of the Oracle Modern Supply Chain technology conference we did not have the opportunity to share a compelling keynote describing an exponential organizational and supply chain capability.

Gartner 2016 Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings- Supply Chain Matters Initial Impressions

Supply Chain Matters

Today, industry analyst firm Gartner announced the findings from its annual Supply Chain Top 25 rankings, an annual event that comes with the usual fanfare held at the Gartner SCM Executive Conference. As has been our previous posture, Supply Chain Matters is providing its social media voice of observation and comment and not an endorsement […].

Boeing Makes Senior Executive Moves Including Corporate Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Matters

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing announced some senior executive moves on Friday, two of which Supply Chain Matters views as positive, including the recognition of supply chain management at the Executive Council level. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Transformation Boeing Supply Chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

Supply Chain Matters Shares Highlights of the APICS 2015 Conference: Jack Welch Keynote

Supply Chain Matters

APICS is a global professional organization supporting the professional education and certification needs of operations and supply chain management professionals. Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Chain Transformation APICS APICS 2015 annual conference APICS Supply Chain Council careers in supply chain management Jack Welch Supply chain Matters blog

Supply Chain Matters Book Review: Dynamic Supply Chains 3rd Edition

Supply Chain Matters

From time to time Supply Chain Matters will feature book reviews which we believe would be of value to our extended global supply chain management community of readers. In this particular posting, we share our review of: Dynamic Supply Chains, 3rd Edition, How to design, build and manage people-centric value networks by John Gattorna.

Yet Another Airline System-wide Outage- Implications for Supply Chain Backbone Systems Technology Change

Supply Chain Matters

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Technology and Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

More and more articles are being written about the need for supply chain transformation and, as a result, supply chain … Continued. The post Technology and Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

An Excellent Supply Chain Executive Perspective

Supply Chain Matters

A lot of electronic alerts come across the desk of Supply Chain Matters regarding web content focused on key topics and challenges involving today’s supply chains. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Supply Chain Business Process Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Chain Technology Supply Chain Transformation independent industry analyst Bob Ferrari's blog Supply chain Matters blog

Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

There should be little doubt in any business leader’s mind that transforming their company into a digital enterprise is an … Continued. The post Digital Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

The Building Realities of Transforming to More Organic and Sustainable Food Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

In January, Supply Chain Matters called reader attention to Chipotle Mexican Grill’s bold adherence to staunch standards for high quality, ethically based food ingredients served at its various restaurants. Chipotle boldly suspended the use of pork sourced from an unnamed regionally based pork supplier evoking broad media headlines. According to Chipotle, a routine audit discovered […].

Battle Strategies for Today’s Digital World

Supply Chain Nation

Having since realized that their initial responses to meeting consumers’ increasing expectations are not sustainable, businesses are back to the drawing board – all while hallway and water cooler conversations focus on how to incorporate digitalization, blockchain, and the concept of uberization into their supply chains and across their organizations. Supply chain professionals are in the eye of this cataclysmic shift.

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Demand-Driven Supply Chain Transformation

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The process is accelerated by software that automatically collects, analyzes, and communicates data in real-time; connecting every function within the manufacturing organization and throughout the extended supply chain. Supply chain transformation.