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Is S&OE the new S&OP?

During a recent dialog with a Vice President of Supply Chain for a major U.S. retailer, I had the opportunity to ask an important question. I asked how much of that Vice President’s time was spent on truly strategic supply chain planning projects vs tactical firefighting of supply chain disruptions. By the look on his face it was clear that I had touched a nerve.

This is a sensitive topic for many supply chain practitioners. JDA’s own research among planners tells us that they tend to spend 70% of their time fire-fighting supply chain disruptions. This Supply Chain VP was certainly no exception to the rule as those daily and weekly supply chain fires tended to bubble up to his desk.

The question remains, why can’t most supply chain practitioners break loose from firefighting and focus on delivering against their Sales and Operational Plan?

As a wise person once said, the long-term is a series of short terms. Delivering against yo


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16 Sep 2020
Set up your chemical supply chain for success: Step 1-3
 

In today’s highly competitive and unpredictable chemical industry, companies face an uphill battle trying to optimize their supply chains with so much data existing outside of the organization. In fact, Ernst & Young reports that “up to 80% of a large enterprise’s supply chain

 
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Infor

16 Sep 2020
How Will Autonomous Vehicles Change Manufacturing?
 

It may be a while before self-driving cars, aka autonomous vehicles, become viable consumer goods, but autonomous mobility is already making its slow entry into the world of manufacturing. So far, about 10% of US manufacturers have adopted some kind of autonomous or semi-autonomous mobility within t

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

16 Sep 2020
Supply Chain Execution 101
 

In Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, supply chain players can get a sense of how the transportation and order fulfillment landscapes are changing as a result of new and emerging technologies—from blockchain and digital twins to transportation forecasting and l

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

11 Sep 2020
What Is Procurement 4.0?
 

The progression towards Industry 4.0 is usually described like so: The first Industrial Revolution involved the transition from handmade goods to machine-made. The second involved the introduction of electricity into production plants. The third occurred when computers entered the manufacturing sphe

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

04 Sep 2020
Worried about what happens post-Brexit? Donít be, we have it covered.
 

Issue: The biggest issue with Brexit is the uncertainty. Nobody knows the outcome, so nobody can prepare. We can all see the deadline looming, but we can’t do anything about it because we don’t know which way to go. To make matters worse, the Brexit deadline coincides with the busiest

 
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Fastest manufacturing expansion since January 2019
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Retail

The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...


Five signs its time for supply chain transformation

In spring, the flowers bloom. In fall, the leaves change. Some transformations follow a convention, but in supply chain that’s rarely the case. How do you know when it’s time for a shift? This was the ques...


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HOYER: Future-Proofs System for Managing Intermodal Rail, Road, and Sea Transport to Meet High Growth Potential

HOYER is an independent family enterprise that dates back to 1946, and which has become one of the world’s leading bulk-logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics soluti...

'Digitalization and the supply chain: Where are we and what's next?'

The report reveals that new technologies and solutions are developing at a fast-pace and disrupting industries on multiple fronts, with supply chains struggling to keep up. The global survey of nearly 350 supply chain...


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