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From the Bottom to the Top How the Supply Chain Impacts Value Streams

By utilizing supply chain software, companies can impact their value streams to unlock greater value from bottom to top.
Value streams are the actions undertaken within a manufacturing or service company that drives customers to realize the worth of the product or service. But today, as digitization unlocks more value across an enterprise, supply chains are becoming more intrinsically linked with value chain mapping and planning to optimize that value.
Traditionally, supply chains were thought of as a loose, disparate collection of suppliers. Siloed departments within a company would handle scheduling and purchasing, while forecasting was a combination of sales input and historical data analysis, often done manually. But the power of digital transformation tools combined with unprecedented disruptions means that companies are now beginning to tie supply chains to their value mapping. This process enhances the performance of the value stream and delivers greater va


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27 Oct 2017
Playtime is over: time for retailers to get serious about Omni-channel
 

One of the world’s largest retail chains of Toy shops made headlines last month as the North American arm of its global operation filed for bankruptcy. While the news came as a surprise to many, the business in question did not fail because consumers had stopped buying toys. Given that

 
Slimstock
Slimstock
 
27 Oct 2017
Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords
 

Marketing spin or actually making a difference? When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan. But are they just creative marketing s

 
Alexa Cheater
Kinaxis
 
25 Oct 2017
The future of fashion logistics centers on humans
 

Joint study conducted by DHL, the Council of Fashion Designers of America Inc.,  Accenture outlines challenges and recommendations for successful supply chains in the fashion business Flexible adaptations and agile processes required to address radical industry changes caused by digitaliza

 
DHL
DHL
 
23 Oct 2017
How supply chain planners should spend their time, with cues from Chris Hadfield
 

I was fascinated watching the key note address from Chris Hadfield at the Kinaxis user conference, Kinexions 2017. Canadians and space junkies will know him as the first Canadian to walk in space and as a commander of the International Space Station. While in space, he also did a live stream play

 
Duncan Klett
Kinaxis
 
20 Oct 2017
Latest JDA/Centiro European Customer Pulse 2017 Survey Highlights Click & Collect a Pivotal Driver for Additional In-store Sales
 

Almost a quarter of European Click & Collect shoppers bought additional items while picking up their item; survey also highlights significant in-store mobile device usage   The third annual JDA/Centiro Customer Pulse Report Europe 2017, conducted by YouGov, revealed that Click & C

 
BlueYonder
BlueYonder
 


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Today’s omni-channel marketplace means competition is increasing, consumers are demanding more relevant products, inventory lifecycles are shorter and fulfillment is incredibly complex. Business conditions are constantly changing, which means you need the flexibility to adapt quickly and continu...

Half of consumers say their spending habits have changed permanently due to the pandemic, according to a new AlixPartners report

A new report released today by AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, finds that one in two consumers around the globe has had their consumption habits permanently changed due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemi...


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Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals- Seizing the opportunity in global manufacturing

This white paper, developed jointly by PwC, GMIS and UNIDO, sets out the business imperative for manufacturing businesses of achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and why global manufactur...


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