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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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29 May 2020
Why the Definition of Supply Chain Management Is Changing
 

Few aspects of the world economy are seeing changes fly at them as fast as those coming at shipping and logistics. With global climate change, political infighting, and the costs associated with transportation in the 21st-century supply chain management, teams are having to scramble to keep up. And

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis

28 May 2020
Do not wait for disruption to reveal shortcomings in the supply chain
 

When the supply chain “breaks,” everybody notices! I had never heard a major country leader, neither president, premier, nor prime minister utter the words “supply chain” before this past March. That leaders felt it necessary to talk about the supply chain would, it seemed to

 
Simon Ellis
Kinaxis

26 May 2020
5 Causes of Bottlenecks in the Global Supply Chain
 

Let’s say you’re cooking up a big family meal, and you’re trying to estimate how soon the food will be ready. You look at the recipe, and you add up the cooking times for various elements, plus all of the time it takes to prepare the ingredients. You estimate that the meal should t

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

15 May 2020
Fashion Retailers Could Be Left Paying the Price If They Don’t Take Advantage of AI
 

Setting the right price has always been a complex question for fashion retailers. On the one hand, a high price will risk losing customers – according to McKinsey, customers will not return to a retailer if prices are more than 30% higher than competitors. Whereas a low price leaves the r

 
Michael Feindt
Blue Yonder

14 May 2020
Blue Yonder Research Reveals Dramatic Shift in Shoppers’ Behavior Since COVID-19
 

Research highlights how changing online and in-store shopping habits will shape retail supply chains in the future New research from Blue Yonder highlights how shopping behavior has changed globally since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Blue Yonder surveyed 6,000 European adult consumers in April

 
Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder


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Procurement in the Industry 4.0 Era

Industry 4.0 is coming, and it has the potential to reshape the entire supply chain. To wit, the Hackett Group found that 84% of procurement professionals expect Industry 4.0 to change the way that they do business wi...


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