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How Supply Chain Orchestration Can Reduce Inventory

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Dec 1, 2017 3:38:13 PM

With supply chains evolving to become competing networks of partners, there is opportunity for companies to leverage Supply Chain Orchestration platforms to achieve additional competitive advantage. Gartner recently wrote a report that investigated how supply chain networks are integrating with each other.

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3 Reasons Why You Might Need a Supply Chain Control Tower

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Nov 17, 2017 1:53:42 PM

With today’s growing supply chain complexity, we’re seeing organizations struggle to deliver customer value with their supply chains at a cost that helps to make their business profitable.

It’s a huge problem that is getting more difficult by the day as organizations and supply chain professionals look for answers in their strategies and the technologies they use as the foundation for their supply chains. Oftentimes, the solution is not replacing the legacy systems they have in place but by connecting and extending them with a supply chain control tower.

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Is How You Use Your Inventory in the Supply Chain Limiting Your Product Availability?

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Nov 10, 2017 2:09:40 PM

We live in a “Now” economy with customers that are consistently expecting faster and faster delivery service levels with the same amount of care and in-full execution. However, doing so has become increasingly complex in the supply chain. Orders are coming in with greater variability due to more front-end options and the geographies we need to service with our supply chain are growing. So it’s not just about increased speed but increased speed with more tailored supply chains across increasingly expanding geographies.

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3 Stats That Stress the Need For Supply Chain Orchestration

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Nov 3, 2017 1:39:28 PM

As organizations move forward with determining how to transform their supply chains, it’s critical to understand that successful supply chains aren’t driven just by more investment into static resources but about agility in the way that we use our assets, investments and partners. The one constant we know is that business changes will happen and these changes will have a direct impact on our supply chains increasing the need to adjust and adapt quickly to drive cost efficient and customer focused practices.

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5 Essential Elements of the Modern Control Tower

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Oct 27, 2017 9:18:06 AM

Supply chain control towers are often misunderstood and the term control tower itself can mean different things from different vendors. We have tried to categorize the control towers you’ll see from analytics to operational control towers in previous posts and today we want to focus on the innovation that is happening with control towers focused on the end-to-end supply chain.

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What Makes a Perfect Order?

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Oct 19, 2017 12:17:32 PM

This week, we examined this question in our webinar, "Making the Perfect Order in a Complex World" (view the recording).

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Supply Chain Visibility: We Should Be Striving for More

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Oct 11, 2017 7:22:00 AM

Everything you know about supply chain visibility is wrong or at the very least it’s limited. You may look at your supply chain today and say “I have good supply chain visibility” but I’d ask you how you define it.

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Are Reducing Cost and Enhancing Customer Value Mutually Exclusive in the Supply Chain?

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Sep 14, 2017 2:27:57 PM

Over the past decade, supply chain leaders have increasingly been asked to reduce the cost associated with fulfilling of customer orders on-time and in-full. However, in most cases, they have been asked to do so with less funding while the quantity of orders has increased. Let’s face it; that is tough position to be in.

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Q&A: The Evolution of Control Tower & the Digital Supply Chain Webinar

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Aug 29, 2017 7:27:20 AM

This past Thursday, Brian Hodgson and I shared our thoughts on the evolution of control towers and what to look for when looking for a control tower to solve your business needs. You can find the on-demand recording here!

As always, we get a lot of questions during our webinars and here are our answers to attendee’s questions.

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SNES Classic: A Problem with Long-Term Planning or Supply Chain Execution?

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Aug 23, 2017 2:31:11 PM

Yesterday, preorders for the new (or old) SNES Classic were made available at multiple retailers including Target, Amazon, Best Buy and Gamestop (Toys R’ Us is offering them in-store only on 9/29). It was an exciting moment especially for all the people who grew up playing 16-bit games in their youth.

But it quickly turned into a mess. Again!

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Do you have a single source of truth for your supply chain?

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Aug 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Too often in supply chain we are focused on the immediate; on the execution of our orders today without as much thought on how our process and strategy should and will evolve in order to serve our operational needs as we expand our product lines, our markets and our geographic customer footprint.

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What is preventing End-to-end Supply Chain Visibility?

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Jul 13, 2017 9:21:19 AM

Last week, Geodis released their 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey report, and if you get a chance, I’d highly recommend you download and read the report!

One of the most interesting stats in the report was on supply chain visibility. According to respondents, only 6% reported having “end-to-end supply chain visibility”. Only 6%!

In this post, I wanted to take a look at supply chain visibility, what end-to-end visibility mean and it’s impact on supply chains.

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The Top 5 Insights from the Geodis 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Jun 28, 2017 8:02:00 AM

Last week, Geodis released their 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey and it’s worth the read. The findings for the report provide a wealth of information and benchmarking stats on the current state of supply chain strategies worldwide.

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Geodis and MP Objects Talk Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Jun 22, 2017 2:13:55 PM

 If you read our blog with any regularity you've probably noticed that we often share and comment on the musings of Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics on here. This week MP Objects CEO, Martin Verwijmeren, along with Geodis VP of Supply Chain, Eric St. Amand, were guests on his video show.

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Discover the Latest Supply Chain Orchestration Trends at #3Plus17

Posted by Martin Verwijmeren     Jun 7, 2017 12:54:22 PM

 Meet MPO at the 3PL & Supply Chain Summit Chicago, June 14-16 .

Any business trying to build a flexible, competitive supply chain that leverages the latest technologies and innovations needs to attend the 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Chicago this June.

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