Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop


I had the opportunity to sit in a number of academic presentations today, as part of the Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chain Management Workshop for Early-Career Faculty.

Value Stream Mapping Workshop Materials

The Logistics of Logistics

Value Stream Mapping Workshop Materials are available for download . A few years back, I conducted a series of value stream mapping workshops. The workshops were focused on value streams for an automotive company and their suppliers. I recently ran across my value stream mapping workshop materials and I decided to share them. Initially, the workshops followed the traditional value stream mapping (VSM) workshop process and format. VSM Workshop Agenda.

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Poole COM to host the 2nd Annual Workshop on Sustainable Supply Chain Management February 26 – 28, 2016


The goal of the workshop is to host academics who are exploring new ideas and research topics in the emerging field of sustainable supply chains. . 12:15-1:30 Lunch and workshop adjourned. I am excited to announce an academic conference being hosted by Professor Eda Kemahlioglu Ziya and myself on sustainable supply chain management strategies in February. This is a follow-on session to the first conference of this sort held at Georgia Tech last year.

Supplier-Led Innovation Workshop

Supply Chain View from the Field

If your organization is struggling to establish an effective supplier-led innovation process, you’ll want to reserve your seat at Management Roundtable’s newest two-day intensive workshop, Supplier-Led Innovation: Re-engineering the Product Development Process for Successful Supplier Integration , to be held May 20 – 21, 2014 in Chicago. In 2003, Nokia was in a lawsuit and could not use Qualcomm chips in their phones.

Helping You Build Supply Chain Talent.

Supply Chain Insights

It is a two-day concentrated workshop. The sessions are limited to twenty-five attendees and the workshops are built based on experiential exercises and real-life case studies. “It used to be easy to hire a supply chain planner. Today, the positions are open 9-10 months, and.

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters


The momentum came when we saw the prototype coming together during a 2-day Proof of Concept workshop hosted by AIMMS. What did this POC Workshop look like? We had the right setting and people together to drive this quite quickly during this 2-day workshop.

Off to another exciting year of student-industry engagement at NC State on cutting-edge supply chain projects


This project is the e xtension of an executive workshop we ran last fall. In a prior post on 2018 supply chain predictions, I shared how NC State’s Poole College of Management engages directly with industry through student-led projects.

How to Increase the Effectiveness of Lean – Closing the Gap between Why & How


I was facilitating a workshop this past week for a client who needed to align internally on its strategy for future supply chain distribution network. By: Brent Rogers – Executive, Lean Deployment.

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Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!


We also held an Executive Workshop on Excess and Obsolete Inventory , and developed a white paper that provides insights and sets the stage for the next workshop in this area.

Conflicts That Cause Companies to Stockpile SKUs

Supply Chain @ MIT

At MIT CTL’s Supply Chain Finance Workshop on October 27 to 28, 2015, attendees discussed how their companies tackle the problem, and particularly the role of finance […].

Presentations from Workshop on Human Centered Big Data Research are Out

Supply Chain View from the Field

The proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Human Centered Big Data Research was recently posted. At this meeting, I was selected to make a presentation on the organizational structure and application of supply market intelligence. (My My presentation was also captured in a video that you can watch if so inclined!). My presentation presented results of a recent study on key actions that organizations are taking to improve access to supply market intelligence.

Highlights from the European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit


Our workshop, hosted by our customer Nampak and implementation partner Districon, addressed some of these challenges and discussed a pragmatic and recognizable planning puzzle. AIMMS CMO Patrick van Gent at the European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit.

The Supply Chain Christmas Story


At the centre of the town is Santa’s Workshop where Santa’s crack supply chain team are meeting to talk about the issues of the day.

3 Logistics Topics to Keep on Your Radar


Robinson recently hosted the second annual Customer Logistics Workshop at Marquette University. Jason Craig and Jeff Shefchik, president of Paper Transport , discussed these changes in length at the workshop and how they impact a variety of logistics stakeholders.

Building a Home or Planning a Vacation: Think about S&OP and S&OE

Supply Chain Nation

If you are having similar challenges with your internal S&OP meetings, JDA Software and KPMG LLP would like to invite you to a collaborative and informative workshop on recent industry trends and innovations across integrated business planning processes. During this interactive workshop, you’ll develop a broad understanding of S&OP leading practices and its enablement through technology and process innovation.

2nd Annual Global Supply Chain & Innovation Summit

Supply Chain Movement

The summit format will be a combination of case study presentations from large multinational enterprises; panel discussions; and workshops in order to maximise interaction and benchmarking. More information >> Register now >> Events c-parity event Global Supply Chain innovation Procurement Summit supply chain Supply Chain Trends workshops2nd Global Supply Chain & Innovation Summit. Date: 3-4 November, 2016. Venue: Amsterdam (NL). Organisation: C-Parity.

Lessons Learned from the Beer Game

Supply Chain Nation

At JDA, one of the vehicles we’ve been using to demonstrate the benefits of effective supply planning and collaboration across the supply chain is the Collaborative Flow Planning workshop — AKA, The Beer Game. As part of the Collaborative Flow Planning workshop, we also use the beer game to demonstrate ways in which participants can solve these common and well-known supply chain problems. In the workshop, we play the game twice.

Kinaxis on the road: 12th American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Join Benji Green , Director of Global Sales, Operations, Supply and Inventory Planning at Avaya for the Kinaxis supply chain optimization workshop on December 9th. by Melissa Clow.

Can Sales and Procurement Ever be BFF’s?


The lessons learned from this meeting have been encapsulated in a white paper, which will be read by all participants prior to the workshop. In a recent workshop I held with a group of sales executives, it became clear through the dialogue and discussion that there continued to be misperceptions about what procurement can offer.

S&OP Made Good: The Importance of Investing In People


Let’s explore some of the typical S&OP pitfalls and bottlenecks—problems that we can eliminate through interactive workshops and skills development involving people up, down, and across companies. The next phase of the initiative comprised four daylong IBP design workshops.

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When craft beer becomes big beer: 5 tips to boost your microbrew supply chain


and the UK the fandom regularly gathers at beer festivals, pub crawls, workshops, and exhibitions – even scavenger hunts!

Customer-Centric Supply Chains: Adding Clarity to the Muddle

Supply Chain Shaman

On this fall day, at this strategy workshop, this was the case. It was November. I was speaking at a client site. The topic was customer-centric supply chains. We started the morning by asking attendees to share their definition of a customer-centric supply chain.

Brexit: 5 Things Supply Chain Leaders Should Consider to Prepare for its Impact


Click here to read more about Prescriptive Analytics or find out how you can build a prototype application quickly by joining a POC workshop. The Brexit is a reality and with it, companies in Europe are facing even more uncertainty than before.

The Power of Flowcasting: Live Supply Planning Collaboration & Analytics – Part 1

Supply Chain Nation

It’s been a few months since I shared the learnings we’ve garnered from our Collaborative Flow Planning workshop – AKA – The Beer Game. In the workshop, we intentionally keep the constraints the same between the two games.

Day 2 of FOCUS 2017 – Elevating the Customer Experience!

Supply Chain Nation

Following the keynotes, attendees got to choose from more than 250 content-packed sessions across retail, supply chain and logistics – including customer-led sessions and educational workshops, featuring in-depth product insights, test drives, industry best practices and more.

6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management


Regular training workshops keep the employees updated with the latest trends in the logistics industry. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for effective logistics management.

European Supply Chain Directors Forum 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The event is comprised of an agenda of original case studies, inspirational keynote sessions, interactive workshops and specialist working groups. Learn from the best case studies, workshops and examples in the industry on how we must collaborate to orchestrate.

Let’s Talk Certification

The 21st Century Supply Chain

We recently created the RapidResponse Author Level 1 exam in a workshop held in Ottawa. by Joe Cannata By way of introduction, I am Joe Cannata, Kinaxis’ Certification Director. For the past several months, I have had the privilege to work with the broader Knowledge Services team and others across Kinaxis on designing a Certification Program which we are proud to begin rolling out today!

2018: The Winter Olympics, a royal wedding, space exploration and, of course, big supply chain planning events

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Over the course of three days, attendees can find inspiration from plenary keynote speakers, gain valuable insights from case study presentations, expand their knowledge through in-depth workshops, and more.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


The conference will feature so much information, including seminars, workshops, and speeches, that you might wish you could attend them all. Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics?

International SAP Conference on Supply Chain 2014

Supply Chain Movement

This 3-day event is packed with customer case studies, latest news, networking opportunities, and workshops featuring best practices for supply chain management. Pre-conference workshops: Take an in-depth exploration of the SAP solutions during our interactive workshops.

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Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

I am facilitating a workshop between supply chain business visionaries and technology innovators. Holiday travel. Packed airports and the children screaming in unison.

7 Strategic Performance Business Practices with 3PL KPIs and 4 KPI Problems to Solve


Solution 2 : Helping managers and employees to understand the meaning of their KPIs is conducted through workshops run by a logistics service provider. The workshops are consistently rated highly by all participants and helps them to understand why the KPI's should matter to them. We continue our series on understanding the 3PL KPIs (Key performance indicators) from 3PL consultant, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain as it relates to the engagement with a 3PL.

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S&OP in Las Vegas! Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The Kinaxis Workshop – Learn and Laugh. For the Kinaxis Workshop, my theme was “Laugh & Learn”. by CJ Wehlage This past week was the IE Group’s S&OP Innovation Summit at the beautiful venue of the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff

The 21st Century Supply Chain

CSCP consists of three workshops followed by an exam for certification. by John Westerveld Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money.

It Is About Time for a New S&OP Conversation

Supply Chain Trend

He developed a workshop to rejuvenate your S&OP with a winning mindset. Getting S&OP right is hard. The facts don’t lie. According to Gartner, it takes 10 years to become great at S&OP.

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Lean Training


In an introductory lean workshop last week in t he Silicon Valley, one of my participants asked me: “You have seen a lot of lean transformations in your career –what is the one thing that turns someone from a lean skeptic to a lean believer and lean problem solver? You start with it but you don’t stop after the workshop is over. Does lean training turn your team to problem solvers? By: Susie Sterling – Director, Supply Chain Solutions.

Let’s Embrace New Ways of Working

Supply Chain Shaman

In the workshop, we talked at length about the use of sentiment analysis to sense quality issues, market opportunities and new product launch acceptance. Tomorrow, I am off to Europe. On Thursday, I am speak on the future of supply chain technologies at an Eyeon conference in Rotterdam.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?


I facilitate the “Productivity 101” introductory workshops as well as assist in the facilitation of the Productivity Improvement Network. Editor’s Note: This is a blog post about remembering the fundamentals in order to achieve success.

S&OP & behaviours: we got a long way to go

Supply Chain Trend

I now coach individuals and run team workshops to help people become more effective in their thinking and behaving. It is Saturday morning 8.18 am here in Melbourne and I read that River Logic just put me in their top 10 must read Supply Chain blogs for 2016.

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