Supply Chain Strategy

Supply Chain Strategy and the business strategy are joined at the hip. Those companies that treat supply chain as merely a delivery service forget that strategic planning without paying equivalent attention to fulfilment capabilities is merely a daydream. How can you wake up your strategic planners?

current supply chain priorities - in 2023 and beyond

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Fight Inflation

Business strategy and supply chain will have to take into account that as the storm clouds of inflation gather at the horizon, you will have to change the strategic tack to go through the rough patches unscathed.

Stay Relevant

keep current with the realistic yet cutting edge practice in both the supply chain, and the board room. The business strategy and supply chain from the last two decades will not work any more.

survive and thrive

Keep your head when everyone else in the market starts losing theirs. The supply chain turmoil persists and requires new business strategy and supply chain thinking. For general directions, read the blogs below.

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Must Read Article - on Supply Chain Strategy:

Why traditional sales and operations planning (SOP) does not work anymore, and what can companies do to bring SOP into the twenty-first century.

In a quotation famously, and perhaps apocryphally, attributed to Intel Corporation founder Andy Grove, he said: “For one brief moment the demand will equal supply and we will have the perfect union. Rest of the time we struggle with either too much supply or too much demand.”

Understanding and acceptance of the fundamental truth in the above quotation is perhaps the start of i-SOP – intelligent sales and operations planning. No demand forecast is perfect and no supply system is capable of meeting all the demand perfectly all the time.
The result we are seeking is to work collaboratively, in order to create an organisation capable of maximizing profitability under every demand and supply condition it could possibly encounter. That, in itself, is a lofty goal, given we don’t even know the whole range of demand and supply conditions that could possibly be encountered.

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So, what does a well-functioning i-SOP organization look like? Let us start with the end in mind. The goal we are seeking from this i-SOP process is profit maximization. It is not inventory minimization – numerous IT systems purport to do this, and many do an adequate job.

It does not cost minimization. Again numerous supply chain systems do this adequately enough. The goal is not revenue maximization either; multiple yield management systems do that adequately enough.

The end goal of a successful i-SOP process is profit maximization. To our knowledge, no IT system does this adequately enough – hence the need for an elaborate process aided by a toolkit…

Key Insights on Supply Chain Strategy:

Supply Chain Sustainability More Headache For Modern Corporations

Supply Chain Sustainability More Headache For Modern Corporations

The role of sustainability in the Supply chain As the industry continues to grow and evolve, sustainability is becoming an…
The Primary Major Cause of The Confusion in the Supply Chain

The Primary Major Cause of The Confusion in the Supply Chain

There is no doubt that confusion in supply chain is rampant in almost every company. While some of it is…
5 Key Cornerstones Of a Super Networked Business

5 Key Cornerstones Of a Super Networked Business

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Key Insights on Supply Chain Security :

Leading Industrial Company Solves Inventory Shortfall with Redundant Inventory Analysis

Leading Industrial Company Solves Inventory Shortfall with Redundant Inventory Analysis

SUPPLY CHAIN CASE STUDY Inventory Shortfall Analysis Pitfalls of Supply Chain Excess redundant inventory Forecasting demand error Overstocking SUPPLY CHAIN…
Optimizing Supply Chain for Storage and Freight Savings

Optimizing Supply Chain for Storage and Freight Savings

SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION CASE STUDY Optimizing Supply Chain for Storage and Freight Savings Flows of Supply Chain Management Freight Operation…
Comprehensive Study <br> Product Family Profitability Analysis

Comprehensive Study
Product Family Profitability Analysis

SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION CASE STUDY Comprehensive Product Family Profitability Analysis Illustrating Maximizing Profit of Supply Chain Management Star and dog…
Intelligent Sales And Operations Planning  - (I-SOP)

Intelligent Sales And Operations Planning - (I-SOP)

Why traditional sales and operations planning (SOP) does not work anymore, and what can companies do to bring SOP into…
Supply Chain Sustainability More Headache For Modern Corporations

Supply Chain Sustainability More Headache For Modern Corporations

The role of sustainability in the Supply chain As the industry continues to grow and evolve, sustainability is becoming an…
The Primary Major Cause of The Confusion in the Supply Chain

The Primary Major Cause of The Confusion in the Supply Chain

There is no doubt that confusion in supply chain is rampant in almost every company. While some of it is…
5 Key Cornerstones Of a Super Networked Business

5 Key Cornerstones Of a Super Networked Business

5 key cornerstones of a super networked business What is the secret of Amazon’s Success? AMAZON, AMAZON! ONE OF THE…
What are the 6 Reasons Why Supply Chain Strategies Fail?

What are the 6 Reasons Why Supply Chain Strategies Fail?

6 Reasons why supply chain strategies fail It is not a secret that many, if not most, supply chain strategies…
An Industry Shifts – Retail Supply Chain Strikes Again

An Industry Shifts – Retail Supply Chain Strikes Again

Retail Supply Chain Is Going Through A Massive Shift.  So much so that big names such as Walmart has decided…
Cooperation or competition in supply chain Group?

Cooperation or competition in supply chain Group?

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A Re-Thinking Supply Chains Approach By stuart Emmett

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BPOs – How To Avoid The Most Common Cause Of Outsourcing Failure

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Cost Reduction – Start By Looking For Game-Changing Opportunities

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By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip When looking at cost reduction opportunities in an area, you should start by…
Corporate Social Responsibility In INDIA (Part I Overview)

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Life Cycle Management

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Life Cycle Management (LCM) is an integrated approach to managing the total life cycle of products and services for sustainable…
Better Life Cycle Engineering On Supply Chain

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Life Cycle Engineering On Supply Chain Advancement in technology and the abundance of raw material has resulted in the increased…
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About More Global Strategy Implementation When you make decisions for your business, many things have to be taken into account.…
Why Retail Supply Chain Strategy Had Been So Popular?

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About Retail Supply Chain strategy Digitization of Retail Supply Chain Strategy is creating strange consequences. Here is one example: Analysts…
Is The Apple Iphone Industry About To Fall From The Tree?

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As the world’s largest company by market capitalization, Apple has long been an example of success and financial stability. However,…
Complicated Systems Vs. Complex Systems

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Complex organisations have always existed, but we have to admit that the level of complexity has tremendously increased over the…
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Social Media Successfully Although social medias are crucial for your communication strategy, they can also be deadly for your business…
IT Outsourcing Strategy Development : 4 Key Areas Of Mistakes

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Although Information Technology systems have evolved over the past decades, failures are still frequent. Most IT systems fail because their…
The Power Of Preparation In Supply Chain, Better Results

The Power Of Preparation In Supply Chain, Better Results

The Power Of Preparation In Supply Chain When implementing a new Information Technology system, companies often neglect the preparation step…
When The Ship Is Sinking: Focus On Plugging The Hole In The Hull

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Complexity Management

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Although this title can seem a little absurd, this article aims at understanding better the principles of complexity management. In…
5 Star Business Network : How To Develop A Strong Network

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20 Questions for Business Strategy To Ask Yourself

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