Monday, July 16, 2018

3PLs, LOGISTICS PROVIDERS, AND THE FIVE FORCES

#3PLs and other #logistics providers may be at their greatest threat as to the #FiveForces"--Competition, Potential New Entrants, Power of customers; Threat of Substitutes, and Power of Suppliers.  The disruptors of technology and supply chain velocity are two drivers for the threat.



Saturday, July 14, 2018

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IS THE OPERATIONS FOR MANY COMPANIES

#SupplyChainManagement is THE operations for #ecommerce, for #CPGmanufacturers who buy #finishedgoods, and for #retail. So why have been and are so many firms laggards at investing in #SupplyChain structure? Time to ante up and transform.

Friday, July 13, 2018

SUPPLY CHAIN EYE

The all-knowing eye of



SUPPLY CHAIN EMPHASIS SHIFT FROM LOGISTICS TO FLOW

Amazon's using #SCM to drive its #ecommerce #OrderVelocity is making companies transform their #SupplyChains from being focused on #logistics and the costs to having #EndToEndSupplyChain flow emphasis.  The #laggards are talking #LastMile costs.



Thursday, July 12, 2018

SUPPLY CHAIN ASSESSMENT--STRATEGIC VS QUICK FIX

An assessment of many #SupplyChains would show that supply chain needs more of a strategic than quick fix nature. It reflects the prior C-suite views of #SCM, the disruption now occurring, and how Amazon has elevated #SupplyChainManagement in driving its success.







CPG MANUFACTURERS, OMINCHANNEL, AND SUPPLY CHAIN DUALITY

For #CPGmanufacturers, #omnichannel puts them into both #B2B and #B2C--the latter being the challenge of how to service end-use customers.  That challenge is answered with #SupplyChainDuality. One size does not fit all.



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

POP UP STORES AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

#PopUpStores, perhaps a future with store #retail, require #SupplyChains that are a hybrid of traditional store and #ecommerce.



Monday, July 9, 2018

E-COMMERCE FULFILLMENT--LABOR COSTS VS ADDITIONAL WAREHOUSES

With #ecommerce #fulfillment cost being a bigger issue than #LastMile, the added challenge with #OrderDeliveryVelocity is additional warehouses and what it does to order fulfillment labor costs and technology?



Thursday, July 5, 2018

ERP SUPPLY CHAIN VS E-COMMERCE SUPPLY CHAIN

An argument can be made for #manufacturers that the #ERP and its supply chain is the antithesis of the #SupplyChain needed for #ecommerce #omnichannel success.


IS THERE A POWER SHIFT COMING AS TO CONTAINER LINES AND SHIPPERS?

Are we reaching the tipping point with container lines financial problems and liner M&A that the consolidated result tilts negotiating and spot market pricing in favor of carriers and against shippers for years to come? Demand-supply and profitable liftings.



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

DON'T IGNORE THE UPSTREAM SUPPLY CHAIN

Supply chain and inventory velocity begin upstream where the supply of supply chain begins.  If you are fixated on the downstream, you have a problem.#SupplyChainVelocity #InventoryVelocity #SupplyChain



E-COMMERCE LAGGARDS AND THE ORDER-DELIVERY VELOCITY

With , as customer expectations are raised with , catching up becomes more challenging for the laggards.



TESCO-CARREFOUR TRYING TO BATTLE AMAZON

Will this be something collaborative and creative? Or will it just be leveraging and squeezing suppliers? The real #retail issue is now strategic #SupplyChainVelocity.


Monday, July 2, 2018

MORE AMAZON CHALLENGE FOR CPG MANUFACTURERS

More for many #CPGmanufacturers and #retailers to think about while they do not act to upgrade their #SupplyChains for #omnichannel and #ecommerce success.


STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND STRUCTURED COMPLEXITY

Strategic #SupplyChainManagement begins with the understanding that supply chains are not linear. There are supply chains within supply chains—both upstream and downstream. The strategic supply chain must be built on and recognize structured complexity.
#strategy #SCM




Sunday, July 1, 2018

FEDEX AND UPS--THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN

It is Sunday.  Just got an Amazon delivery, and it was not from UPS or FedEx.  That #LastMile and the #CustomerExpectations of #OrderDeliveryVelocity.  What is the future of UPS and FedEx in the reality of B2C? and B2B with #SupplyChainVelocity? 
The times they are a changin.




Friday, June 29, 2018

INVENTORY VELOCITY AND FREEING UP $43BILLION IN CASH

Reducing inventories could free up $43Billion in cash. When you ignore #SupplyChain velocity and its #InventoryVelocity. Undoing decades of the way we were. #inventory


Thursday, June 28, 2018

STRATEGY VS REACTING

#Reacting to what competition does is not #strategy.  It is what laggards do with their #SupplyChains.



CPG MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY

CPG Manufacturers need a supply chain strategy to complement their omnichannel strategy and to drive e-commerce success.  It is about the new selling reality and supply chain velocity, not just shipping truckloads to customer warehouses.  It should be more than reactionary--copying what others do.  Create a leadership role in its market and product category. Become a channel leader.  That increases value and sales to both retailers and end-use customers. #CPG #manufacturing #SupplyChainManagement #strategy #retail #SupplyChainVelocity #ecommerce