No Supply Chain Strategy? Here’s How to Develop One

Logistics Bureau

As you’ll know, if you follow our blog regularly, Logistics Bureau does a great deal of work related to supply chain strategy development and alignment. A company without a supply chain strategy is at a competitive disadvantage. Lean supply chain practices.

Supply Chain Strategy Mistakes

Logistics Bureau

Developing a Supply Chain Strategy is not hard. But here are some mistakes people make in putting the strategies together. Vertical Integration in the Supply Chain: Is it on the Rise?

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Supply Chain Brain Webinar

The Logistics of Logistics

Topic: Prepping for Peak: How to Level-up your CX Strategy this holiday season. The historically predictable supply chain no longer functions as it did in the past. Catania recently led his OneRail team to win the 2021 Supply Chain Leaders in Action Pitch Tank Contest.

The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation with Lisa Morales-Hellebo

The Logistics of Logistics

Lisa Morales-Hellebo and Joe Lynch discuss The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation. Lisa is the Co-Founder and GP at REFASHIOND Ventures , an emerging venture capital fund manager that invests in early stage supply chain technology. The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

REPOST: Supply Chains in VUCA Environments with Jim Tompkins

The Logistics of Logistics

Supply Chains in VUCA Environments with Jim Tompkins. Jim Tompkins and Joe Lynch talk about Supply Chains in VUCA Environments. Jim Tompkins is an international authority on designing and implementing end-to-end supply chains.

Watch: Changing Supply Chain Strategies in Healthcare

Supply Chain Brain

Mega-mergers and alignment to homecare and virtual care affect the healthcare supply chain greatly, says Eric O'Daffer, vice president analyst for the healthcare supply chain at Gartner

22 Supply Chain Areas to Check for 2022

Logistics Bureau

We give you a glimpse of the 22 things worth checking in your Supply Chain for this year, 2022. Best in Class supply chains get these right!

Critical Weather Strategies for Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The global economy is supported by supply chains that are at the mercy of complex weather systems

New disruptions to supply chains in 2022

Supply Chain and Logistics

I feel these are right on target for the business, and will affect international shippers of all sizes, and intermediaries, … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains brokers container shipping freight forwardersIn December, Drewry published on their blog this article describing four significant disruptions likely to happen to shipping in 2022.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

The 3 Pillars of Supply Chain Management (And Why Their Alignment Matters)

Logistics Bureau

Despite the apparent complexities involved in supply chain management, achieving excellence really doesn’t have to be too difficult. Just review and build on our three fundamental pillars of great supply chain management. Pillar 1: Supply Chain Service Alignment.

What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the supply chain resiliency test. How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption. 7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency.

Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Frustrations With a Strong Data Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chains are a bit like utilities: nobody notices them until problems arise. And here’s no escaping notice these days

Supply Chain Sustainability Gathers Steam

Logistics Viewpoints

The global supply chain is routinely beset by challenges, both large and small, but the past couple of years have delivered a string of significant logistics disruptions that have threatened to upend the tightly choreographed dance of global freight transportation.

The Keys to Business Continuity Planning

Speaker: Ron Spiteri, Director of TXM Lean Solutions

The pandemic has been the most significant disruption to global supply chains since the dawn of the industrial world. A key learning of this disruption has been the need for business continuity planning to mitigate future disruptions, which we know will come. Join Ron Spiteri of TXM Lean Solutions, and learn the key steps to take control of your supply chain risks.

How to Improve Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Here are the 9 easiest, fastest, and most effective ways to boost your Supply Chain performance. KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics. 11 Golden Rules for Meaningful Supply Chain KPIs.

Critical Weather Strategies for Your Supply Chain

Blue Grace Logistics

Unpredictable and damaging weather conditions threaten to upend global supply chains every season. Supply Chain Brain. The global economy is supported by supply chains that are at the mercy of complex weather systems.

Holiday Supply Chains: Are you prepared?

Logistics Viewpoints

We’ve only just entered the second half of the year and people haven’t even taken their summer vacations yet, so why are we talking about holiday supply chains now? Shouldn’t this alleviate the pressure on holiday supply chains?”. Retail holiday supply chains

A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chainWhen we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Prepare For Peak Season and Your Future Supply Chain Strategy

MercuryGate

The supply chain has been through a lot over the past few years, and the instability, uncertainty, and volatility have not yet entirely subsided. Peak season pressure in the months ahead keeps the future of the supply chain atop the list of genuine concerns for many businesses.

The 5 Levers to Boost Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In this episode, we would like to share the 5 Supply Chain Levers that offer some of the best improvement opportunities in terms of cost and service. ?. 7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management.

Blockchain not yet for supply chains

Supply Chain and Logistics

Gartner says 80% of blockchain supply chain developments won’t get out of design and development for several years. So many of them are just recycling financial blockchain ideas into supply chain space without understanding the issues. A case of a … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains Uncategorized blockchain computing entrepreneurship supply chains technology transportation

Your Supply Chain Strategy & Best KPIs

Logistics Bureau

The topic I discussed from the recent seminar, 33 Sins, is supply chain strategy and KPI and how these things should link together.

Supply Chain 4.0: Why You Need to Digitize to Survive

Speaker: Laura Garcia, Sr. Editor at Supply Chain Digital and Procurement Magazines

In Digitize to Survive, we’ll be showing how you can leverage today’s tech to help meet organizational objectives and not only survive but thrive in a post-pandemic world. With all the new tech available on the market, setting a digitization roadmap and knowing where to start can be difficult. We’ll help you drudge through the boundless opportunities and help clarify all the buzz. During this webinar, we’ll discuss how to take an objectives-first approach and demystify some of today’s hottest tech such as IoT, AI, and Big Data and show you how they can help build resiliency, unearth competitive advantages and optimize bottom-line results.

Supply Chain Strategy: Navigating an Uncertain Economy

Morai Logistics

With the economy experiencing historic trouble, it’s up to supply chain managers to plan for an uncertain future and secure their supply chain for whatever may come. To ready their supply chains for whatever’s to come.

55 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts You Should Follow on Social

The Logistics of Logistics

55 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts You Should Follow on Social. Original Article: 55 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts You Should Follow on Social. Prior to the pandemic, most folks who weren’t in the industry didn’t give much thought to global supply chains.

What Makes a Truly Agile and Resilient Supply Chain?

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year, many in the supply chain technology industry were warning companies all over the globe to prepare for the unknown. The unknown can be frightening and risky unless supply chain processes are properly digitized and resilient.

Logistics Bureau Supply Chain and Logistics News Roundup, July 2022

Logistics Bureau

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep our blog readers updated on what’s happening in the supply chain and logistics world, we’re launching a regular industry news roundup, which we’ll release periodically. Ukraine War and its Supply Chain Impact.

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

The Best Supply Chain Company You Have Never Heard Of

Logistics Viewpoints

Michael Jacobs, Senior Vice President Supply Chain, Ferguson. Mr. Jacobs is the senior vice president for supply chain at Ferguson. While nominally a distributor, “supply chain management is our core competency. The Ferguson Supply Chain.

Supply-Driven Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Read more Supply-Driven Supply Chains. The post Supply-Driven Supply Chains appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Indago Supply Chain & Logistics Trends

Supply Chain Strategy Guide in 6 Easy Steps – No Excuses

Logistics Bureau

I spend a lot of time helping companies with their Supply Chain Strategy and this is an outline of the approach I use. So here are the SIX easy steps to Supply Chain: Review Supply Chain Structure & Performance. Review Business Strategy.

10 Minute Supply Chain & Logistics Strategy

Logistics Bureau

Why do so few businesses have a supply chain strategy? Watch this 10-minute video to develop your Supply Chain Strategy fast. Business Improvement Supply Chain Strategy business objective business performance business strategy customer service policy financial strategy inventory policy measures mission organisation planning process productivity service strategy supply chain supply chain objective supply chain strategy tactics utilisation vision

The Perfect Delivery: 6 Key Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Tim McLean, Managing Director, TXM Lean Solutions

The most basic requirement of any business is to deliver its products to its customers on time, in full, every day, without fail. Over the past decade as supply chains have become more complex and customers more demanding, meeting this simple requirement has become harder and harder. What was acceptable 20 years ago, is no longer enough in today’s dynamic, dis-intermediated, hyper competitive marketplace. So why do supply chains fail to deliver? Lean supply chain expert and author, Tim McLean, will explore each of the reasons why supply chains fail to deliver and provide practical strategies to address them and improve your delivery performance. Tim will share case studies of actual companies that have transformed their supply chain performance by addressing the six drivers along with his own experience drawn from hundreds of supply chains over more than 20 countries.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

Logistics Viewpoints

As I was enjoying the holidays, I had an opportunity to reflect on the year past and what the future holds for supply chains. However, organizations will need to be deliberate in designing supply chains with optionality so it does not become cost prohibitive.

Why Supply Chain Convergence is Critical to Greater Agility and Resilience

Logistics Viewpoints

Having an effective supply chain practice has always been a difficult balancing act, even in relatively stable times. The pandemic has exposed flaws in business practices across industries, which have been acutely felt in their supply chain and procurement operations.

Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our “blue planet” is covered by oceans which is also reflected in the fact that 80% of goods are moved via sea transportation within the global supply chain [1]. The post Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Watch: Mitigating Supply-Chain Risk With a Multi-Carrier Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

Shippers need to diversify their supply chains if they are to avoid bottlenecks in the future, says Coby Nilsson, chief executive officer of Enveyo

8 Supply Chain Technology Trends for 2022 and Beyond

Supply chain visibility, collaboration, and orchestration are now the top priority for executives. TadaNow has put together eight supply chain technology trends to incorporate into your supply chain strategy for the remainder of 2022 and beyond.