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What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?

Avaya: A supply chain management case study

Trust in the transformation. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain. Going from a self-proclaimed worst-in-class supply chain to one of the best in the business was no easy feat, but the rewards were well worth the effort.

“In the beginning, it was tough,” admits Benji Green, Avaya’s Senior Director, Integrated Supply Chain Planning & Operations, in a recent article published by Supply Chain Digital. “12-hour days, hair on fire supply constraints, excess inventory, completely manual processes, imbalanced supplier terms and conditions, poor cash to cash. You name it, it was bad. It was hard to imagine becoming best-in-class at the time.”

 

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12 Dec 2018
Itís Time to Demand More from Your Supply Chain Control Tower
 

Supply chains are getting more and more complex, thanks to soaring customer expectations for service and responsiveness and endless purchasing options. In this environment, how can a company manage what it can’t see, plan for what it doesn’t know, or execute a business plan if its supply

 
Jeff Stabell
JDA

07 Dec 2018
A 5 Step Guide to Optimizing Total Logistics Costs
 

Buying health insurance in the U.S. is an odd business. Essentially, you have to balance your monthly premium (i.e. the amount that you pay your insurance provider each month for continued coverage) with your deductible (the amount that you have to pay out of your own funds before the insurance comp

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

06 Dec 2018
JDA & WMG, University of Warwick Study: Majority of European Manufacturers Are Only at the Early Stages of Digital Supply Chain Adoption
 

Research shows manufacturers still struggling to effectively integrate and analyse supply chain data; AI usage expected to double in the next five years to capitalise on the digital opportunity The majority of European manufacturers are only at the early stages of their digital supply chain j

 
JDA
JDA

30 Nov 2018
DHL Global Trade Barometer: World trade momentum weaker but growing
 

Indices for all seven countries indicate further growth Pace slows down in all index countries – particularly in Asia India continues to grow most dynamically; weakest trade growth in the UK Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight: “The DHL Global Trade Barometer shows

 
DHL
DHL

30 Nov 2018
Digital Manufacturers: What to Look for in a 3PL
 

Let’s say your manufacturing outfit is looking to hire a new employee, and you’re tasked with creating the job listing. What are you likely to ask for in your potential new hires? Depending on what type of IT environment your business runs on, you might require that they be familiar with

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis


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