Ahold Delhaize’s Supply Chain Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

In December of 2019, the global grocery retailer Ahold Delhaize announced it was investing $480 million to transform and expand its U.S. supply chain operations in support of a new three-year strategy to move to self-distribution. The retailer’s grocery chain banners in the U.S.

Five signs its time for supply chain transformation

Kinaxis

Some transformations follow a convention, but in supply chain that’s rarely the case. Leaders from Bose, Boston Scientific and ON Semiconductor shared key lessons from their supply chain transformations, including what led them to consider change. If these stories sound familiar, it might be time for your supply chain to change too. Your supply chain planning process is so complicated that your company is reluctant to hire an outsider.

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Supply Chain Transformation – The Need for Speed

Logility

The amount of change in supply chain management practices since I first became a practitioner more than 25 years ago is eye watering. Today supply chain practitioners operate in a world of ever increasing complexity, data is doubling every 18 months and there’s a wealth of knowledge in social media ready to be utilized. The supply chain can’t wait until the end of the month or week or even day to respond.

Supply Chain Transformation — The Important Element of Information Strategy

Kinaxis

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. We often context and plan supply chain transformation initiatives under the three-pronged perspectives of People , Process and Technology enablers. Having a bold vision to the end-state capabilities required across the value-chain is essential.

Data, Digitalization, and Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

The coronavirus pandemic resulted in dark times for many supply chains and, as a result, much is being written about how supply chains can transform and usher in a new day of supply chain operations. Michael Schrage, a research fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management, explains the global outbreak of COVID-19 has “dramatically accelerated digital transformations worldwide. Digital transformation begins with data.

Evaluating Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

The new year is also a good time for supply chain professionals to evaluate how their value chains need to transform in the months and years ahead to meet changing business conditions, such as the recent coronavirus outbreak. I believe most professionals will discover their supply chains need to become more agile. ” If you’re not supply is not agile, it will fail to make the grade. ” The transformation imperative.

The Digital Supply Chain Transformation

SCM Research

“Accelerating technology and automation are resulting in wholesale transformation of the supply chain profession.” ” This is the key message of EY’s new report, titled Supply Chain: Skills for the Digital Era. Practice Research Digitalization Report Supply Chain Management TrendIt is not long, but definitely a good read.

4 Forces to Drive Your Supply Chain Transformation

The Network Effect

It’s a very interesting time in supply chain. The post 4 Forces to Drive Your Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on The Network Effect. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Digital Supply Chain ERP Multiparty Network Supply Chain ManagementThere are a number of exciting technologies coming together to create new.

Sprint: Driving Savings and Revenue Growth with Supply Chain Transformation

ivalua

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On-Demand Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Did you miss our recent live webcast on Avaya’s supply chain transformation? In this webcast, Bryan Ball, Aberdeen Group, and Benji Green, Avaya, discuss the circumstances and challenges Avaya faced on their four-year journey, the catalysts for transformational change, and the dramatic results they were able to achieve. VP and Group Director, Supply Chain and Operations. Director, Global Operations, Sales, Supply and Inventory Planning.

Addressing the Emotional Element of Supply Chain Transformation

Maine Pointe

Don Dovgin, Engagement Director and Logistics SME, explains why neglecting the emotional quotient is a root cause of failure in many supply chain transformation projects. supply chain transformation end to end supply chain integration

[Video] Supply Chain Transformation In The Oil And Energy Industry

Talking Logistics

Francois Xavier Lanne and David Marshall from GEODIS discuss Supply Chain Transformation in the Oil and Energy Industry. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Supply Chain Transformation In The Oil And Energy Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Francois Xavier Lanne and David Marshall from GEODIS discuss Supply Chain Transformation in the Oil and Energy Industry.

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 post Three Musts For Successful Supply Chain Transformations appeared first on Chainalytics.

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.

Supply Chain Transformation in the Oil and Energy Industry

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about supply chain transformation, most of it focused on the consumer goods and retail industries, but there are many challenges and opportunities in the Oil and Energy industry too. The post Supply Chain Transformation in the Oil and Energy Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Episode Highlights Supply Chain & Logistics Trends digital transformation GEODIS Oil and Energy

7 Supply Chain Transformations at SAMSUNG

Supply Chain Opz

In supply chain management context, they has demonstrated the operational excellence that leads them to the supply chain hall of fame. Then he gradually created transformations that later change the face of the entire industry. How do they build the superb supply chain management capabilities? Conclusion The secret sauce behind Samsung''s supply chain success is definitely " Best Practice Analysis ".

Lifting the Fog of Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

For a number of years, business analysts have been preaching the gospel of transformation in supply chain operations. Glenn Steinberg ( @GlennSteinberg ), global and Americas supply chain leader at EY, observes, “You’ve been hearing about ‘the supply chain of the future’ for years. He adds, “In the Transformative Age, such a state-of-the-future supply chain has become vitally important.

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. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing digital enterprise Internet of Things Secure Information Sharing Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing digital enterprise Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives ). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges and opportunities before them.

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. Artificial Intelligence Best Practices Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Connectivity digital enterprise Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Supply Chain Transformation in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Company executives are increasingly aware of the importance of supply chains in making companies successful. A couple of years ago, however, a McKinsey study concluded companies weren’t investing enough in supply chain transformation technologies. Only 2% of companies are applying digital strategies to the supply chain.”[1] Technology and supply chain transformation. … Supply chain managers can’t stand still.

[Video] Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Are You Transformation Ready?

Talking Logistics

Adam Compain, CEO at ClearMetal , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How do you define Digital Supply Chain Transformation? What does it mean to be transformation ready? How do you bring trading partners along and make sure they’re transformation-ready too? What are the essential items that companies need to have to be transformation ready? What does it mean to be transformation ready?

Live Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

Kinaxis

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.

The Rewards of Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

Kinaxis

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. They started by tackling their visibility issues first, consolidating their multiple ERPs into a single supply chain planning system which gave them a unified view across their multi-tier supply chain.

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. Artificial Intelligence Best Practices Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Connectivity digital enterprise Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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 AnalyticsThe objective was 100% alignment of worldwide operational activities with company strategy and objectives. Not an insignificant task!

Demand-Driven Supply Chain Transformation

synchrono

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. Demand-Driven Manufacturers focus less on unit-costing measures and more on global effectiveness, taking a more holistic view of the entire production system and extended supply chain. Supply chain transformation.

The Hard Economics of Justifying a Digital Supply Chain Transformation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! Digital Supply Chain transformation article and permission to publish here provided by Bryce Boothby. And, I must say, I have always experienced a prevailing attitude among senior management that these transformations are black holes and money pits. Common Left Turns in Digital Supply Chain Transformations.

Meet Ferrara Candy, Best Supply Chain Transformation Award Winner

Bristlecone

This year’s Customer Excellence Award for Best Supply Chain Transformation goes to Ferrara Candy – for making incredible strides in its digital transformation journey amidst a string of M&A activity that continues to add extreme complexity to Ferrara’s global supply chain. I got to say, ‘Over the next three years, what transformative things do I want to do to my manufacturing and distribution network?’” Accelerating Digital Transformation.

Why Supply Chain Transformation is Inevitable

Enterra Insights

Change and transformation are never easy, especially if what you have been doing has proven successful. ” Supply chain professionals would love that aphorism to be true. Alexa Cheater ( @Alexa_Cheater ), Product Marketing Manager at Kinaxis, reminds us, “Working in supply chain means getting comfortable with change — changes in supply, changes in demand, changes in capacity, etc. The 21st century supply chain.

Digital Supply Chain Transformation Still in Early Stages

Enterra Insights

Supply chain expert Mike Mortson ( @mmortson ) believes it’s still fair to ask, “What is the digital supply chain?”[2] ”[2] Steve Banker ( @steve_scm ), Vice President of Supply Chain Services at Arc Advisory Group, agrees it’s a fair question. He writes, “Companies mean different things by the term ‘digital supply chain transformation.’

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. But first, what’s behind this industry-wide transformation?

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. Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Supply Chain Technology Web/Internet Enterra Solutions Internet Stephen DeAngelis

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. The post Supply Chain Transformation in the Cognitive Era appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis