Logistics and the strangling of strategy

Logistics in War

However, the impact of logistics on strategy is just as significant and ultimately more profound. Logistic systems and supply chains, and the concepts that drive their formation, are as influential on strategy at least as much, if not more, than strategy should be in determining them.

Analysis: APMM vs GE – dinosaurs, but heading for extinction?

The LoadStar

In a similar manner to which General Electric (GE) is being dismantled following almost two decades of disgraceful mismanagement, AP Møller Mærsk Group (APMM) could be faced with a reality check of epic proportions if its latest revolutionary corporate strategy. “That is mind-blowing.

Why Benchmarking Alone Isn’t Enough for Proper Transportation Cost Analysis

Cerasis

Carriers in the trucking industry and also shippers today are actively looking for ways to combat the rising costs of operating their businesses, but they often do not fully understand proper benchmarking, transportation cost analysis, and profit management are intertwined.

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

Cerasis

A vigorous supplier relationship management (SRM) strategy can assist organizations in maximizing partnership value, minimize risk, and manage costs through the entire supplier relationship lifecycle.

Execution IS A Strategy

10xLogistics

First, it is interesting that "flawless execution" does not get the respect it deserves and if you dedicate your life to this you are somehow working on something "less" than strategy. The top performers deal with strategy and all others deal with the day to day execution - or so the top consultants will say. As Adrian rightly points out: does anyone believe HP needs different strategies or innovation?

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

Yet the majority of companies have not defined a big data strategy, and others are barely starting to notice. . �. As a result, the simplest way of defining a big data strategy must begin with understanding how it will evolve and affect the company. .

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Logistics and the strangling of strategy – from the LIWArchives

Logistics in War

However, the impact of logistics on strategy is just as significant and ultimately more profound. Logistic systems and supply chains, and the concepts that drive their formation, are as influential on strategy at least as much, if not more, than strategy should be in determining them.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud

Cerasis

Modern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis. Data Analysis Grew Exponentially, Providing More End-to-End Visibility and Continuous Improvement. Data analysis is the companion of cloud-computing technologies. LinkedIn The post The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Analysis: UPS continues to look inward, despite increasing M&A potential

The LoadStar

We are confident that our strategies will position the company to provide improved value for customers and shareowners.” The post Analysis: UPS continues to look inward, despite increasing M&A potential appeared first on The Loadstar.

Look Before You Leap: Avoid Unintended Consequences with Your Logistics Strategy

Logistics Problem Solving

What do you do if your logistics strategy is just not working? While there are ways to reverse course after a faulty strategy is deployed, you must first admit it was faulty. Testing is not only a good idea, it is crucial to developing a logistics strategy. Without testing you are not going to know the full impact of the strategy, positive or negative, until it is deployed. To simulate potential strategies prior to deploying a strategy requires data.

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

A thorough analysis provided by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals , (CSCMP) in its “ State of Logistics ” report, indicates that by 2017, shippers in the U.S. Strategies for Surviving the Capacity and Trucker Shortage.

Analysis: lean into the future – the logistics plans of JD.com and Alibaba

The LoadStar

“What we need to do is always lean into the future, when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do, because complaining isn’t a strategy,” Jeff Bezos.

Look Before You Leap: Avoid Unintended Consequences with Your Logistics Strategy

Logistics Problem Solving

What do you do if your logistics strategy is just not working? While there are ways to reverse course after a faulty strategy is deployed, you must first admit it was faulty. Testing is not only a good idea, it is crucial to developing a logistics strategy. Without testing you are not going to know the full impact of the strategy, positive or negative, until it is deployed. To simulate potential strategies prior to deploying a strategy requires data.

Analysis: Hamburg Süd integration makes it a different financial ballgame for Maersk

The LoadStar

But it is market leader Maersk Line that deserves our attention now, not just to determine broader market trends but also to discern if its current corporate strategy makes sense or not.

How A.I. Will Transform Shipping and Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management All Logistics Global Logistics Transportation & Distribution All Technology Supply Chain Visibility SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. is seeping into virtually every industry, and logistics isn’t immune. Imagine systems that can sift through huge volumes of information to formulate “smart” recommendations as to routes, scheduling and pricing. Their capabilities would far exceed those of the human brain.

Boeing's Vertical Leap: Where Will It Squeeze Suppliers Next?

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management Aerospace & Defense Industrial Manufacturing All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. What could Boeing take in-house next? “It’s It’s bigger than what many people realize,” says Kevin Michaels, managing director of the consulting firm AeroDynamic Advisory. They’re reinventing the supply chain and there’s a lot more vertical integration to come.”

Can Brands Survive in the Age of Amazon?

Supply Chain Brain

Apparel Automotive Consumer Packaged Goods E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Food & Beverage Retail Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management SC Analysis & Consulting Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt Brands have always played a dominant role in the consumer marketplace. Merchandisers are constantly striving to build emotional connections with consumers through compelling brand identities.

Why Samsung Might Turn to Blockchain for Its Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Quality & Metrics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. SC Analysis & Consulting High-Tech/Electronics All Logistics Transportation & Distribution Global LogisticsSpeaking to Bloomberg in an interview published last month, Samsung blockchain chief Song Kwang-woo said that the company will decide soon whether the use the blockchain ledger to manage its supply chain shipments across the world.

How Amazon Is Using Whole Foods in a Bid for Total Retail Domination

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management SC Analysis & Consulting Retail Food & Beverage E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Consumer Packaged Goods All Technology SC Planning & Optimization SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt Amazon had been militant about leaks during the seven weeks that the two companies had been in negotiations, and the vast majority of those working inside the building had been unaware that the deal was afoot.

Jeff Bezos v the World: Why All Companies Fear 'Death by Amazon'

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Quality & Metrics SC Analysis & Consulting Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. At $19.99 a pop, the laptop stand combines everything customers love about Amazon: utility, price and convenience. It’s also a total and complete knockoff — of a laptop stand that the San Francisco-based company Rain Design began selling nearly a decade before Amazon decided to make its own.

Let’s Make a Deal: The Essentials of Successful Negotiating

Supply Chain Brain

All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Business Strategy Alignment SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Global Supply Chain Management Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider PodcastsThe ability to negotiate should be part of our nature. After all, deal making is as old as humanity itself. But the rules for a successful negotiation are anything but innate, especially in the age of globalization and technological upheaval.

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Showcase Your Company's Supply Chain Excellence — Three Days to Submit

Supply Chain Brain

The Supply Chain Innovation Award™ is a collaboration between CSCMP's Research Strategies Committee and the independent SupplyChainBrain portal and magazine. Business Strategy Alignment Education & Professional Development Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics HR & Labor Management Humanitarian Logistics Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance SC Analysis & Consulting Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt

A.I. for Compliance: An ‘Artificial’ Answer to a Very Real Problem

Supply Chain Brain

Regulation and Compliance SC Analysis & Consulting HR & Labor Management Global Supply Chain Management Business Strategy Alignment Quality & Metrics All Technology Big Data/IOTBusinesses today are getting caught out for any number of violations relating to regulation, safety, security and immoral behavior. It’s more than any fallible human can manage. So it stands to reason that artificial intelligence can help.

Blockchain for the Supply Chain: Reality vs. Hype

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. SC Analysis & Consulting Global Trade & Economics All Technology Supply Chain Visibility Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Global Trade ManagementWhen it comes to technological innovation, however, hype is no benchmark for success. You’d be hard pressed to find a major industry today that isn’t talking up blockchain as a cure-all for the ills of global supply chains.

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Warehouse Management Cost Savings: How to Build a Warehouse Management Strategy Built on Efficiency

Cerasis

An effective warehouse management strategy can successfully reduce rework and drive warehouse management cost savings. However, poor decisions and assumptions can lead to the buildup of other inefficiencies, diminishing the value of your existing warehouse management strategy.

Dealing With Intel’s Massive Security Flaw

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance SC Analysis & Consulting Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. The announcement early this year of the security gap discovered in just about every computer made in the last 23 years had chipmakers and users alike scrambling for a patch.

Take control of your inventory in 5 steps

Damco

Even the best practitioners must constantly update their strategy to stay ahead. Here are 5 steps to consider when setting the right balance for your business: Bridge the gap between corporate strategy and inventory management. Align your product life cycle and inventory strategy.

‘The furthest, the weakest’ – how logistics creates national power

Logistics in War

When considering how wars might unfold, or how military forces might be used to coerce outside of armed conflict, perhaps it is best to start with a thorough logistics analysis of how such forces are to be sustained. The continued importance of geographic distance and Boulding’s loss of strength gradient’ from Comparative Strategy, University of Reading, UK, 2007, p 295. Strategy TheoryBy David Beaumont.

Defining strategic competition – how logistics makes a military credible

Logistics in War

Above all else is logistics, which begins where military activity meets the national economy, and fundamentally leads strategy and any intent to use force. Strategic competition has always been defined by logistics, and the credibility of a nation to deploy and sustain force is important not just for strategy, but for deterrence. Strategy TheoryBy David Beaumont. We are in an era of strategic competition. Then again, we have always been in an era of strategic competition.

Supply Chain Management Basics

Carter Logistics

How do you build integrated supply chain strategies? It is important to have documented strategies for your supply chain management. A company in charge of the supply chain management will run an analysis on planning and optimization of routing and scheduling. Blog Topics.

Supply Chain Analytics for Dummies

Logistics Management

As the technologies for intelligent analysis and data visualization explode, it is a great time to look at what your business can achieve through a comprehensive supply chain analytics strategy

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

It is no wonder that CEOs are huddling with their supply chain and government relations staffs to figure out short and long game strategies on how to best handle the crisis. SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Global Trade & Economics Global Supply Chain Management All Technology Global Trade Management SC Planning & Optimization SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. The U.S.-China China trade war is escalating by the day and the U.S.

‘The furthest, the weakest’ – how logistics and distance influence national power

Logistics in War

When considering how wars might unfold, or how military forces might be used to coerce outside of armed conflict, perhaps it is best to start with a thorough logistics analysis of how such forces are to be sustained. The continued importance of geographic distance and Boulding’s loss of strength gradient’ from Comparative Strategy, University of Reading, UK, 2007, p 295. Strategy TheoryBy David Beaumont.

Forming the Customer-Centric Apparel Supply Chain

Apparel Logistics

While some focus on meeting the customer's every request, others step back to focus on strategies that will satisfy the majority of their customers rather than the one squeaky wheel. Perform a Cost-to-Serve Analysis.

Supply Chain Management:Maintenance Practice- A standard to be.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

hmm.gadgets, graphs, analysis etc. Strategy, an engineering framework, failure mode analysis maybe.phew! Similarly condition based maintenance has to be something like an intertwined hi-tech device capturing some godly information and involving analysis which is so expensive that one would rather scrap the equipment and buy a new one instead! Looking at your own strategies and seeing how you can revive them by adapting to evolving techniques would certainly help.