Deselect Platform Choice
 
Australia
Belgium
China
France
Germany
Greece
India
Ireland
Italy
Kuwait
Luxembourg
Netherlands
New Zealand
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Demand & Supply Chain Management Evolution About  |  How to publish  |  Contacts  |  Newsletter
News | Associations | Education | Job | Agenda | Topics | Insight | Resources
  Automotive       Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals       Electrical, Electronics & Home Appliances       Food & Beverage       Retail       ...  


Supply Chain Topics

Topics > English > Supply Chain Optimization  

Supply Chain Optimization

The Point of View of Quintiq


The verdict is in – and has been for quite some time: Supply chain optimization is adding significant value to companies in a wide range of industries.

Many of the world’s most successful organizations now regard supply chain optimization and advanced decision support as their ‘secret weapon’. Optimization empowers companies to make more effective decisions, based on insights on order volume, delivery times and resources available.

Here a few reasons why:
- An aluminum company reduced inventory by between 50 and 60 million euros.
- A catering company was able to achieve on-time deliveries almost 100% of the time.
- A logistics company reduced total operating costs by 12% – a huge saving that went straight to its bottom line.
- A metal company took its delivery performance from less than 50% to over 90%.
- An airport slashed flight delays by synchronizing the deployment of ground staff with flight schedules – in real time.

But supply chain optimization isn’t just about dollars and cents. Sophisticated planning and optimization also keep employee satisfaction high by enabling individual preferences to be reflected in rosters, and ensuring that overtime is distributed fairly.
So how can you tell if your supply chain would benefit from optimization?

Here are the top four signs:
(1) Does planning require a lot of effort and attention?
(2) Does planning take place in silos?
(3) Are there frequent violations of plans?
(4) Could disruptions be handled better?

Click below to expand each question

 


read more >>
(external link)




-------------------------------------
Would you like to add your standpoint for this topic?
Contact SCM Portal at info@scm-portal.net



--------------------------

Please find hereafter some documents of interest related to "Supply Chain Optimization". To refine this search, please select or change your language of interest.


Language Filter

1 - 5 of 267
Pages (54)  [  1  2  3  4  5    >  >> ]

DOCUMENTS
 
Driven largely by the impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the resulting effect on trade with major economies, Capgemini Consulting’s analysis shows that levels...

AXIT expert paper looks at the challenges that confront today’s logistics industry

Industry 4.0 – the industry digitalization initiative...


In a keynote address to the Institute for Supply Management’s 94th international conference, A.T. Kearney Chairman and Managing Officer Paul Laudicina called on supply...


The global BPO market is expected to grow at an average of 6.5% per annum until 2015, driven both by the continued growth of the traditionally outsourced areas of finance and...

Multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) right-sizes buffers and recommends where inventory should be held across all tiers of the supply chain. The benefits of multi-echelon...



1 - 5 of 267
Pages (54)  [  1  2  3  4  5    >  >> ]




Last update 1 Dec 2017
November PMI signals robust manufacturing growth
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United States 

News & Trends
 

Fashion

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...


Defining networks in Food & Beverage and why they matter

  The Food and Beverage industry has had its ups and downs, hits and misses, close calls and grand slam hits out of the ball park. Erratic seems to be an appropriate qualifier, on good days. On the other days, ch...


Education
 
24
Jan
2018
Fundamentals of Purchasing: The Building Blocks of World-Class Professionalism
     Orlando, FL
 7 
Feb
2018
Administering Contracts: From Award to Completion
     Las Vegas, NV
 8 
Feb
2018
Excellence in Strategic Risk Management
     Phoenix, AZ
21
Feb
2018
Category Management: Cost and Leveraging Strategies for Supply Professionals
     Orlando, FL
12
Mar
2018
Legal Foundations of Supply Management: The Basics You Need to Succeed (Legal Week)
     Atlanta, GA

Local & Regional Agenda
 


Resources
 
PPG INDUSTRIES, LTD.

Company Established in 1883, PPG Industries manufactures protective and decorative coatings, sealants, adhesives, metal pretreatment products, flat glass, fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiberglass products, and...

Sharing Supply Chain Data in the Digital Era

Companies can use a digital marketplace to transform supply chain dynamics within their own units.Effectively managing and coordinating supply chains will increasingly require new approaches to data transparency and coll...


International Agenda