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Operations Excellence is Key in a Supply/Demand Imbalanced Environment

For manufacturers, the picture across the US is one of accelerating demand, labor shortages, raw materials scarcity and spiraling costs. Without immediate action, it’s a pattern that could impact your productivity and impede your organization’s growth for the foreseeable future. In this article, Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer at Maine Pointe (SGS), discusses how integrated operations excellence is key to enhancing visibility, driving improved throughput and resolving supply/demand/distribution imbalances.

Topics: Operations Excellence Total Value Optimization Operational Improvements Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations

Achieving a Synchronized Digital Supply Chain and Operations for Advantage

Nathanael Powrie and Simon Knowles conclude their series of articles examining the five-level digital supply chain and operations maturity journey with a look at how, as they move from level three to levels four and five, organizations break through the four walls of the business to achieve a synchronized, collaborative digital network for advantage.

Topics: Supply Chain Transformation Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations TVO Control Tower Supply Chain Synchronization

Digital Supply Chain & Operations: What Level is Your Organization Now?

Nathanael Powrie and Simon Knowles continue their series of articles on the five-level digital supply chain and operations maturity journey from a reactive, legacy supply chain to a forward looking, synchronized digital network optimized for efficiency, agility, growth, quality and speed. This article focuses on the typical attributes of an organization at levels one and two maturity and provides real-world examples of the measurable benefits companies can achieve moving up from these initial phases.

Topics: Supply Chain Transformation Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations TVO Control Tower

Quick Wins to Start your Digital Supply Chain Transformation Journey

If you are a senior executive trying to cut through the noise around digital transformation, mildly cynical, or unsure of the value and where to get started, this blog series is for you. We will help you separate the hype from the facts and navigate your way to digital supply chain transformation in a pragmatic, measurable and step-by-step way.

Topics: Supply Chain Transformation Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations TVO Control Tower

Starting your Digital Supply Chain and Operations Transformation Journey

In the last of their four-part series looking at the resilient, agile, digitally enabled supply chain of the future, Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics and Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, look at the first steps on the transformation journey and why some digital transformations are destined to fail.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations

Planning your Five-Stage Digital Supply Chain and Operations Transformation Journey

In the third of their four-part series looking at the resilient, agile, digitally enabled supply chain of the future, Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics and Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, look more closely at the step-by-step implementation plan. They ask what executives can do to ensure digital supply chain implementation delivers the accelerated results they need.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations

Opportunities New Technologies Present for Supply Chain and Operations and How to Avoid the Pitfalls

In the second of their four-part series looking at the resilient, agile, digitally enabled supply chain of the future, Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics and Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, discuss the opportunities new technologies present and some of the most common mistakes organizations make when embarking on a transformation project.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations

Why your Business Needs a Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations and How to Get Started

In the first of a four-part series on the resilient, agile, digitally enabled supply chain of the future, Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics and Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, answer some frequently asked questions. They consider what it attempts to accomplish and, as businesses look to the future, explain why they believe it is integral to short, mid and long-term resilience, agility and risk reduction.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations