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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 
6 weeks ago by jonerp
Have You Given Your Planner Love Today?
"Over 65% of supply chain planning happens in Excel spreadsheets. One of the reasons? Usability. The second? The ability to model the supply chain in the technology. Models are not created equally.

Many times it is the result of the purchase of supply chain planning technologies purchased based on IT standardization. The lack of usability and modeling capabilities drive dissatisfaction."
change  management  demand  global  supply  chains  market-driven  chain  talent  job  satisfaction  planners  valentines  day 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
Welcome 2019
"Trend 5. Digital Manufacturing Success. In the next two years, companies will make the most progress in the area of digital manufacturing. The combination of technologies for track and trace (an example is ThinkIQ), 3D printing, robotics, and wearables improves flexibility in operations. Company digital initiatives will have the most success in production operations."
global  supply  chains  market-driven  network  of  networks  new  technologies  uncategorized  2019  demand  driven  market  years  predictions  chain  excellence 
january 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
L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence
"To understand the extent of the achievement, note the comparison to their industry peer group in Table 1. Note that the company is at the industry average on growth, but outperforming the average on operating margin, inventory turns, return on invested capital, market cap, price to tangible book. Overall, L’Oreal is number two in the peer group in terms of driving improvement as defined by the Supply Chain Index."
customer-centric  supply  chains  market-driven  chain  excellence  beauty  l'oreal  personal  products 
october 2018 by jonerp
How Supply Chain Lost Its Mojo
"Bad Conferences on Steroids. With the pink ghetto marketing organization focused on leads and placement of speakers, there is a strong investment in “conference sponsorships.” In England, we have a plethora of event organizers that roll out many questionable events largely funded by technology companies. Business users attend free, but the primary goal is to provide a forum for technologists to advertise their products (I feel this way about EFT, IE Group, SCOPE, World Trade Group). The reason? There is no vetting of presenters."
market-driven  value  chains  networks  new  technologies  mojo  pink  ghetto  marketing  supply  chain  management  proposition 
august 2018 by jonerp
Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism - by @lcecere #scm
"Today, we find ourselves in a hype cycle. Instead of pushing innovation forward, I see companies using the term “digital” as a path for IT spending. It becomes a means to finish projects. The focus is on digitization—automating today’s processes—versus rethinking process excellence based on the art of the possible."
market-driven  value  chains  metrics  that  matter  new  technologies  apparel  chemical  digital  transformation  incrementality  jda  oracle  sap 
june 2018 by jonerp
Mining Supply Chain Data for Insights - by @lcecere
"So if a technology vendor in supply chain planning promises improvements in costs and inventory, be wary. Pour the coffee strong. However, do not throw the baby out with the bath water. Planning can drive results if the organization has the right DNA. Focus on defining supply chain excellence and the appropriate use of the technologies. Test and verify results and build planning into data-driven processes. Do not treat supply chain planning as a typical technology project focused on implementation. Instead, refine the data model and test outcomes."
big  data  supply  chains  demand  driven  market-driven  chain  blockchain  cognitive  computing  sensing  efficient  frontier  metrics  that  matter  robotics 
september 2017 by jonerp
Why Is Blockchain Not Hotter? - by @lcecere
"Most of the blockchain work today is one-to-many, not many-parties-to-many-parties. Supply Chain Operating Networks like Elemica, GT Nexus (now Infor), and SAP Ariba are many-parties-to-many-parties. The complexity of many-to-many networks, as compared to one-to-many operating networks, is different by an order of magnitude. Security and data management in many-to-many architectures, and the management within blockchain, is still experimental."
market-driven  value  chains  networks  b2b  blockchain  supply  chain  insights 
august 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
Five Trends That Excite Me! - by @lcecere #scm
"My recommendation is for companies to stabilize their ERP spending and divert the funds into cognitive learning and artificial intelligence pilots. I think these solutions will fill in the current gaps in master data management and will be the basis of the next generation of supply chain planning. The future is autonomous planning. Today there are three primary providers: Enterra Solutions, IBM, and RuleX, but look for more competitors in this space in the near future."
big  data  supply  chains  market-driven  value  networks  chain  visibility  advanced  planning  crossgate  e2open  elementum  elemica  gtnexus  network  of  sap 
november 2016 by jonerp
VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader - by @lcecere
"So, getting back to the story, at the time, there were at least three different forecasts (sales/financial/production) and none were the same, and how would they be reconciled? Legacy technology applications were completely unaligned. I asked, how do we align these? We realized that there was a need for a single trigger. Point of sale data needed to drive all processes. If you knew what the retailer was going to sell (POS) then the calculation as to what the retailer would buy was a simple mathematical calculation. The way that we got there, was to abandon the push forecast for pull demand and replenish what the retailer wants to sell. We went from push planning to pull-based demand planning over the course of a year."
demand  driven  digital  supply  chain  market-driven  leadership  consumer  electronics  excellence  insights  chains  to  admire  vtech 
november 2016 by jonerp
Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path - by @lcecere
"The supporting data will be self-correcting. I believe that we will have no master data managers in the age of Supply Chain 2030 and that the systems will be self-correcting with continual learning. It will be easier. The supply chain planner’s role today is too hard."
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  driven  global  market-driven  continuous  improvement  digital  pivot  chain  excellence  performance  to  admire 
september 2016 by jonerp
Go Horizontal! - by @lcecere #scm
"By definition, the silos struggle to align. Substantial gaps exist between the operations teams and finance, the operations teams and new product launch, and the operations teams and the sales/commercial teams. Closing these gaps is essential to driving a growth strategy. In our research we see that the successful implementation of horizontal processes helps to close these gaps."
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  driven  digital  chain  market-driven  end-to-end  horizontal  processes  outside-in  silos  traditional 
june 2016 by jonerp
Sparking a New Conversation: Let’s Build a Network of Networks - by @lcecere
"Not all data needs to fly first class. While many companies speak to us about the need for real-time data, we believe that data needs to move at the “right timing.” Some data needs to move quickly and with high velocity using streaming data architectures, while other data sources can move in batch processes."
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  market-driven  value  networks  chain  insights  community  cognitive  learning  sensing  eta  hadoop  internet  of  things  market  master  data  network 
april 2016 by jonerp
Building Outside-In Processes - by @lcecere #scm
"During the afternoon, as I quietly held the pieces for Jake’s monster, my mind composed my blog post for the week. I realized that while I have spoken a lot about the need for outside-in processes, I have not helped people identify the building blocks. In this post my goal is to help companies build outside-in processes through a clearer definition."
big  data  supply  chains  customer-centric  market-driven  value  networks  chain  visibility  building  blocks  outside-in  processes  excellence  management 
april 2016 by jonerp
Three Reasons Why I Love Hadoop, and You Should Too! - by @lcecere
In essence, what we built through these first and second generation applications, that we term forecasting is order prediction not market forecasting. Why is this a problem? The tactical processes of forecasting in this conventional analysis cannot sense markets fast enough to slow or speed up processes."
big  data  supply  chains  demand  driven  shaping  apache  spark  hadoop  market-driven  forecasting  pig  redefinition  of  master  streaming  chain  management 
november 2015 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
Using the Bits: Building Digital Outside-In Processes - by @lcecere
"CRM and SRM Are Not the Adapters to Build the End-t0-End Value Chain. Customer relationship management (CRM) and supplier relationship management (SRM) are enterprise applications. They are not suitable connectors for B2B networks. The connections to B2B networks need to be based on trading partner synchronization and harmonization of data through the use of canonical infrastructures."
big  data  supply  chains  demand  driven  sensing  shaping  digital  chain  market-driven  outside-in  processes  sentiment  analysis  insights  global  summit 
september 2015 by jonerp
Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn? by @lcecere
"In the real world, companies operate with a Mean Absolute Forecast Error of 24-60%, and have a bias of 9-40%. Many organizations will play the shell game of reporting forecast error so that the numbers look better: either calculating the forecast at a higher level in the forecast hierarchy (not at the item level) or reporting the data as a Weighted Mean Absolute Error. This gives supply chain leaders a false sense of security. Leaders feel that they are adequately buffered against the market. They are not."
demand  sensing  market-driven  forecasting  supply  chain  economic  recovery  excellence  bullwhip  effect  chemical  industry  management 
august 2015 by jonerp
Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection - by @lcecere
"Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is in a renaissance. The reason? With growth slowing and complexity rising, S&OP is more important than ever. It is not sexy, and it requires hard work; but the greatest value of S&OP is profitable growth."
demand  market-driven  sales  and  operations  planning  supply  chain  putting  together  the  pieces  qlikview  sap.  jda.  logility  excellence  insights  global  summit  management 
august 2015 by jonerp
S&OP: A Tough Nut to Crack - by @lcecere
"Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is over thirty years old. I have been studying it as a researcher for fifteen years. With the rise of the global multi-national, S&OP increased in importance as a way to align and drive organizational balance. In parallel, as shown in the attached infographic, challenges to do it well increased.

Companies struggle to do it well."
market-driven  sales  and  operations  planning  supply  chain  excellence  advanced  s&op  management  tough  nut  to  crack 
july 2015 by jonerp
Rethinking the How…. - by @lcecere #scm
"The sun is shining brightly through the conference room windows as I listen to the consultants talk. It is buzzword bingo at its finest. The air is thick. It is comical. The term Big Data is all the range. The market has dried up for large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and the large consultants are in the market staking their claim for their next gig."
big  data  supply  chains  bricks  matter  demand  downstream  market-driven  new  technologies  analytics  growth  hana  chain  insights  management 
may 2015 by jonerp
Wanted: Supply Chain Architects! - by @lcecere
"In the last and final stage of network design maturity, the focus is on a clean sheet of paper. The question is not to optimize what exists, but to develop a road map of what should exist. This work is useful to shutterstock_86016574baseline the current state of the business and brainstorm higher levels of performance."
demand  market-driven  new  technologies  supply  chain  excellence  insights  community  cognitive  learning  five  stage  maturity  model  for  network  design  logistics  lora  cecere  metrics  that  matter  risk  management 
may 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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