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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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23 May 2019
Can Smarter Order Planning Reduce Production Hiccups?
 

Ah, the old dilemma: make to order vs. make to stock. The debate has been raging in the world of manufacturing for many years. On the one hand, making to stock (i.e. the process of creating products in anticipation of demand that hasn’t yet materialized) involves a lot of guesswork, with poten

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

23 May 2019
Toward a more effective supply chain
 

In its recent e-book, The Path to Modern Supply Chain Planning – Why the Shift from Siloed to Collaborative Is Worth the Journey, Kinaxis identifies the warning signs of ineffective planning as follows: Siloed thinking Disconnected execution Lack of executive focus Poor system perf

 
Richard Cushing
kinaxis

21 May 2019
Defining Digital Transformation Automation, Transformation, and People
 

Digital transformation is on the agendas of virtually all corporations today. It has risen to the top of strategic plans and has become the focus of businesses around the globe. So great an industry evolution, IDC indicates spending on technologies and services that enable the digital transformation

 
Infor
Infor

21 May 2019
The Impact of Logistics 4.0 on Inventory Management
 

The rise of Industry 4.0 has saddled supply chain managers with a lot of lofty expectations. With the idea of the so-called global factory, we’re given visions of a future supply chain in which manufacturing processes are so decentralized that the boundaries of any individual production facili

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

21 May 2019
Digital supply chain transformation: What was once disruption is now strategy
 

The debate over whether technology is required to run supply chains is over. It has been for a while now. In the next five years, we’ll see more innovation than the last century, and that’s staying a lot given in those 100 years we put a man on the moon, invented aerosol spray cans and s

 
Alexa Cheater
kinaxis


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