How to improve your supply chain performance

The Call For Transparency In A World Of Digital Supply Chains

The Call For Transparency In A World Of Digital Supply Chains

The desires and the customer have always been a key motivator for companies, whether that company’s customers are consumers or other businesses. The voices of those customers have more and more been calling out for sustainable products and for full visibility into the supply chain. Though customers are willing to pay more for these products,Read more about The Call For Transparency In A World Of Digital Supply Chains[…]

Supply chain control for CFO’s – Remember the Du Pont model?

Supply chain control for CFO’s – Remember the Du Pont model?

The Du Pont method of performance measurement was started by the DuPont Corporation in the 1920s. With this method, assets are measured at their gross book value rather than at net book value in order to produce a higher return on equity (ROE). DuPont analysis tells us that ROE is affected by three things: –Read more about Supply chain control for CFO’s – Remember the Du Pont model?[…]

The elephant in the room is interoperability

The elephant in the room is interoperability

This is another great post by Lora Cecere. She’s addressing the critical aspect of supply chain connectivity, coming from the supply chain visibility angle. There is friction in the process of data exchange. Investments in ERP are not the answer. The elephant in the room is interoperability. Companies struggle to connect their multiple systems and  combineRead more about The elephant in the room is interoperability[…]

Demand chain will be the new systems focus

Demand chain will be the new systems focus

“The vast majority of enterprise systems are still organized around a Maginot Line inherited from their prior decades – the supply chain, management activity is still largely focused on optimizing its own operations, and the enterprise is still defining itself around the goods and services it provides instead of the constituencies it serves and theRead more about Demand chain will be the new systems focus[…]

Transforming the Digital Automotive Supply Chain

Transforming the Digital Automotive Supply Chain

PipeChain attending the Automotive Conference “Transforming the Digital Supply Chain” in Berlin 15th-16th May. Logistics and IT professionals from the global automotive supply chain gather and discuss areas such as: Restructuring for Digital Transformation, Challenges & Opportunities in M&A, SCM in Asia, Africa and Turkey, Digital Transformation of Packaging Data, Automotive Supply Chain Risk, andRead more about Transforming the Digital Automotive Supply Chain[…]

The Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain

The Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain

Read this interesting post by Roberto Michel. The pace of change around digital supply chain management is rapid. Supply chains are evolving from often poorly synchronized links in a chain into a connected, harmonized network of trading partners who can instantly share information around a digital core. Overall, the digital supply chain is about how systemsRead more about The Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain[…]

Supply Chain 4.0 in Consumer Goods

Supply Chain 4.0 in Consumer Goods

Digitalization creates a disruption and requires companies to rethink the way they design their supply chain. The digalitization of the supply chain enables companies to address the new requirements of customers, the challenges on the supply side, and the remaining expectations in efficiency improvement. According to this McKinsey paper, digitalization leads to a Supply ChainRead more about Supply Chain 4.0 in Consumer Goods[…]