Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. That means fostering supply chain capabilities focused on just such an outcome. by Alexa Cheater How to overcome the Amazon effect.

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The future of the supply chain planning profession

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha It is a great time to be a supply chain planning professional. Advances in processing power, networking, and storage aided by the enduring power of Moore’s law have opened doors for some exciting new developments in supply chain planning.

The changing role of IT organizations in supply chain management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

As I was reading the book, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own experience of working with IT organizations over the last two decades I have been in the supply chain business. As the market valuation of these supply chain planning pioneers skyrocketed, the inevitable happened.

Optimizing the Supply Chain with the Use of ERP Software

A summary of ways you can improve supply chain optimization and move things forward for your business

Why Do We Forget to Define Supply Chain Excellence?

Supply Chain Insights

This past month I attended our Supply Chain Insights Bootcamp training led by Lora Cecere in Philadelphia and facilitated the first course of a Cross-Company Academy training, End-to-End Supply Chain Orchestration. End-to-End Supply Chain Maturity Stages.

A New Mission For A Female Supply Chain Pioneer

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I have been working with the Supply Chain Insights team to analyze and write our annual supply chain talent report. In general, there is high job satisfaction in supply chain careers. Figure 1: Best Aspects of the Supply Chain Job.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance.

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. Five months of analysis.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain

Supply Chain Matters Unveils Ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

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, traditionally provide a series of predictions for the coming year. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry specific and global supply chain cross-functional teams in helping […].

The importance of customer service for end-to-end supply chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Supply chain rigidity could be costing you billions. Getting the right product to the right people at the right time – that’s at the heart of what demand and supply planning is all about. Supply chains are built around that fact.

Career advice for supply chain professionals

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha It is a great time to be a supply chain professional. Emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Cognitive computing, and Augmented Reality are creating new challenges and new opportunities for supply chain management (SCM) professionals.

Seven Supply Chain Lessons from a Former Walmart CEO

The 21st Century Supply Chain

As one of the keynote speakers during Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference , he shared seven important lessons he’s learned over the years. While not directly about supply chain, they can all easily be applied to managing the complexities of this rapidly changing industry.

Supply Chain: Anything But Timeless

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chains are anything but timeless. At a company, individuals define supply chain excellence based upon their own purview of time. Often when I visit a client, I witness circular discussions of supply chain excellence. Supply Chain Planner.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with Supply Chain Insights , I immerse myself in learning. I continually question my long-held beliefs on supply chain excellence. . When readers finish a Supply Chain Shaman blog, I want to drive a set of unique takeaways.

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 Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

Secondly, even though internal integration can be achieved through executive command, external supply chain partners – customers, suppliers and service providers – have their own way of doing business and won’t change their processes.

Supply chain planning system revolution: Are you yanking my chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Kinaxis CEO John Sicard talked about the traditional, siloed view of supply chain during his interview with SupplyChainBrain’s Russell Goodwin. The title of the interview, Revolutionizing Your Supply Chain Planning, immediately made me wonder, “Are you yanking my chain?”

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape.

6 Supply Chain Lessons from Henry Ford

The 21st Century Supply Chain

He was a supply chain pioneer. While he used them to illustrate Ford’s regional and global changes in recent years, I thought I’d put an even bigger supply chain spin on them. Here are the top six things Henry Ford can teach you about your supply chain.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s.

How Lazy, Entitled, Coddled Millennials Strengthen Supply Chains

Supply Chain Insights

I have taken a few common negative descriptors – lazy, entitled, and coddled – and reframed them in a way that makes them assets in supply chain. We need this in supply chain. What an asset to your supply chain!

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making

The Rise of Supply Chain Control Towers

The Network Effect

Supply chain control towers fulfill a real need. The post The Rise of Supply Chain Control Towers appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect control towers supply chain managementBut there are many variations. Which is best? Why the interest.

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.).

Yet Another Significant Supply Chain Risk Looming

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights two reports indicator another important area of global supply chain risks, that being South Korea and growing tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile delivery program. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management LG Display supply chain Samsung Electronics Sk Hynix supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

[Video] Long-term supply chain planning system vision and strategy

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Check out the video below as well as links to other supply chain practitioner and Kinaxis executive interviews. It’s no exaggeration to say that supply chain planning is seeing a revolution, says Jack Noppe, chief technology officer at Kinaxis.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities

The internet of (supply chain) things

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Being a bit of a techie nerd, I’ve been following the Internet of Things (IoT) evolution on the consumer device market for a while, but I honestly haven’t given much thought to how the IoT will impact supply chain. But what about supply chain?

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

Aspire, challenge and transform: Insights from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference

The 21st Century Supply Chain

One conference I recently attended is the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Here are some of the examples he shared to highlight how the traditional linear supply chains are being disrupted: Connected home sharing consumption signals (e.g.

The Future of Supply Chain Management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Fresh out of Supply Chain Talent. There’s no time like the present to talk about the future of supply chain management. That was the perfect lead-in for a great Supply Chain Insights webinar I attended recently – Journey to Supply Chain 2030.

5 Steps to a Smart Supply Chain

Industry leaders are 3.5 times more likely to take advantage of analytics. This drive toward intelligent business is redefining how organisations need to operate if they hope to be successful

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

The best path forward, however, is not to build your own connectivity network, but to join existing communities of trading partners that are already connected to third-party B2B networks, which I call Supply Chain Operating Networks (SCONs). Overview of Supply Chain Operating Network.

Building a Bimodal Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Your supply chain and S&OP process isn’t immune to the impacts. Keeping up with digitization, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) requires a supply chain that’s flexible, scalable and adaptable. by Alexa Cheater Innovate to survive.

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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3 Challenges to Supply Chain Collaboration

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois Today’s supply chains are more complex than ever before. Each department is taking a vertical approach to reporting, where the focus is on individual functional metrics, instead of the health of the entirety of the supply chain network.

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Hadoop and the Modern Data Supply Chain

With the advent of Big Data, companies now have access to more business-relevant information than ever before and are using Hadoop to store and analyze it