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Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street
"Be Careful on Customer Service Automation. Customer service automation is an ongoing opportunity. As companies attempt to eliminate labor, voice automation and bots are technologies du jour. Perhaps success will come later; it is clearly an early stage deployment. The customer experience is rough. I suggest that all supply chain leaders call their support lines and accept responsibility for customer service. For example, Friday, I spent an hour on the phone with Bonvoy (the new Marriott branding) to get disconnected three times. Today, as I tried to get service from a local network provider, the response was, “Sorry. I would love to help you out, but I am a new bot and still learning. I have trouble understanding long questions. Try something like, “What’s my bill?” You can also use one of the options here.” New bots are a waste of everyone’s time, and the voice automated Bonvoy service ineffective a holiday weekend."
uncategorized  inventory  main  street  mainstream  orbit  charts  supply  chain  excellence  planning 
7 weeks ago by jonerp
Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition
"Companies are drowning in data, but struggle to get insights. As shown in Figure 3, companies struggle to get data to make decisions. The focus is on functional metrics, but most are unable to get to overall supply chain metrics. For example, only 29% of manufacturing companies can access total cost data and 31% struggle to see the impact of business decisions on inventory. So, one business use case for control towers is accessing supply chain key performance indicators. The average company has five-to-seven Advanced Planning Systems (APS) and twelve Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions. While performance monitoring is not the most common use case for a control tower project, the gap exists."
global  supply  chains  inventory  management  market-driven  analytics  control  tower  performance  measurement  chain  excellence  visibility 
march 2019 by jonerp
Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management
"I discussed the topic of technology selection for planning at great length in the Blog, Yowza, A Nine-Step Process for Selecting Supply Chain Planning Systems. Supply chain planning is all about better math and modeling. Today, since many do not test the solutions and often buy based on IT standardization, the probability of success is about the same as playing the tables in Las Vegas. As shown in Figure 5, only one-in-two business users are satisfied. The default? Most planning happens in Excel Spreadsheets."
demand  innovation  inventory  management  market-driven 
october 2018 by jonerp
Glen Raven Meets Their Goals Through a Successful Deployment of Advanced Planning - by @lcecere
" Avoid the temptation to model everything. The key to success is to keep the modeling simple (understandable) with a focus on what matters in the business. I think one of the success factors of the project was making sure that the critical elements of the business were modeled, but that we did not boil the ocean and make it overly complex. I wanted to stay true to the project goals."
demand  supply  chain  advanced  planning  aps  glen  raven  inventory  management  textiles 
february 2018 by jonerp
Probabilistic Forecasting: Right Fit for Your Business? - by @lcecere
"For difficult demand profiles, probabilistic forecasting is a new and powerful technique. It is a type of engine. Forecasting is all about better math, and the fit of the data model to drive outcomes. This implementation was extremely successful at Spairliners, enabling them to deliver world-class service."
demand  global  supply  chains  innovation  inventory  management  anthony  narozza  probabilistic  forecasting  spairliners.  engines 
october 2017 by jonerp
Looking Beyond Red Arrows - by @lcecere #scm
"The biggest and most detrimental shifts in market drivers occurred in the Technology Value Chain. Post-recession negative market winds blew strong in this value chain. It is a case of when the going gets tough, the tough get going."
demand  inventory  management  market-driven  value  chains  networks  consumer  driven  growth  industry  supply  chain  improvement  metrics  that  matter 
july 2017 by jonerp
Getting Ready for 2017: Reflections on Telling Lies - by @lcecere #scm
"If you wrote these statements on the whiteboard in most manufacturers’ offices and asked for companies to pick out the lie, most would struggle because they believe that they are all true. This is especially true in an Information Technology department. In 2017, my goal is to continue my quest to unveil truth."
demand  global  supply  chains  inventory  management  chain  new  years  planning  truths  and  lies 
december 2016 by jonerp
Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For. - by @lcecere
"When I ask clients what “Integrated Supply Chain Planning” means I get very different answers. Most are unclear on outcomes and what it takes to implement a planning project. There is no clear definition of integrated supply chain planning in the industry."
big  data  supply  chains  customer-centric  demand  inventory  management  sales  and  operations  planning  chain  barnes  foundation  integrated  integration  lora  cecere  simplicity  excellence 
august 2016 by jonerp
Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness - by @lcecere
"In business there are many drivers of inventory, and the management of inventory levels requires discipline and a cross-functional focus. The rise of the global multinational has greatly impacted inventory requirements. How so? In today’s global supply chain there is more in-transit inventory and complexity."
demand  driven  inventory  management  market-driven  value  chains  form  and  function  of  multi-tier  supply  chain  excellence 
october 2015 by jonerp
Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk - by @lcecere
"The global supply chain is a continual game of risk. Business continuity is at stake. The global supply chain has more risk than the regional supply chain of old. It requires an active and robust risk management program. The most successful risk management programs are multi-prong programs with an equal focus on prevention and recovery."
risk  management  supplier  development  supply  chain  business  continuity  inventory  network  design  discontinuity  excellence 
august 2015 by jonerp
Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World - by @lcecere
"I have been studying the evolution of inventory technologies as an industry analyst since 2002. This week, I published an in-depth analysis on the topic. In this post, I share my reflections along with seven misconceptions."
uncategorized  carlsberg  cisco  systems  form  and  function  of  inventory  intel  management  optimization  market-driven  value  networks  multi-tier  oracle  sap  seven  misconceptions 
may 2015 by jonerp

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