Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders
Publishing date: 27 November 2015
6 | News & Background
• Winner of last quarter
• Loser of last quarter
• Sharing Dutch supply chain knowledge in Turkey
• Acquisition of GT Nexus Underlines Infor’s Focus on Supply Chain
14 | SCM Map Europe
Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs. For the fourth consecutive year, Supply Chain Media has produced the SCM Map of Europe providing an overview of the most relevant data for value chains.
16 | Profile Ivanka Janssen, Director Global Sales Operational Excellence, Diageo
Two years ago Diageo, the global leader in beverage alcohol with iconic brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, embarked on a Route to Consumer programme. This is an end-to-end Supply Chain transformation and a shift in the way that Diageo gets its brands from its own and third party manufacturing facilities to bars, restaurants, hotels and retailers, both directly or through a network of distributors. The aim is to grow in an even more sustainable and profitable way. The Route to Consumer programme brings together the product flow from plant to retailer to consumer activities at point of purchase, all to service the consumer experience Diageo is trying to create.
22 | Management: apps accelerate supply chain processes
Virtually everyone involved in the supply chain has a smartphone or tablet with multiple apps installed on it, and virtually all of those apps have been developed for the consumer market. Apps specifically for supply chain-related uses are still rare, although that is beginning to change – and with good reason. Apps in the supply chain can improve communication and alignment, shorten lead times and accelerate supply chain processes.
28 | Facts & Figures: Supply Chain Software
30 | Case study: 3M doubles its truck load factor
By introducing the hub & spoke system with the ShipitSmarter SaaS solution, the 3M technology group has been able to double its truck load factor while halving CO2 emissions. “It’s remarkable that there aren’t many more companies consolidating their transport operations. I can’t understand why they’re not doing it yet.” Those are the words of Patrick Van De Vyver, EMEA Logistics Operations Manager at 3M.
33 | Checklist S&OP
Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making.
34 | Dutch Supply Chain Software heroes
Dutch software is a successful export product. In 2006, with an export value of EUR1.5 billion, the Netherlands ranked fourth in the world. The sector continued to grow steadily during the financial crisis and the export level has since doubled thanks to rising demand from Western Europe, Asia and North America.
38 | Top 28 Supply Chain Executives Europe
Who are the most influential supply chain executives in Europe? Which leaders are truly shaping their organisations and can be seen as a poster child of the supply chain universe? Who should you know in the supply chain world?
44 | Mindmap Supply Chain Director 2020
The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt. Not only does this demand a new approach, requiring an organisation and its employees to display more agility and responsiveness, but it also creates the need for a supply chain architect in order to meet the changing needs of customers, both now and in the future. Supply Chain Media and BLMC Recruitment & Interim Management have therefore developed this mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020 outlining the route, with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way.
46 | Tools & Technology
• Better forecasts and implementation best practices
• Apps for more efficient procurement procedures
49 | Supply Chain Agenda of Hildur Gylfadóttir
Reykjavik-based Össur is a pioneer in innovative non-invasive orthopaedics. Its range of prosthetic solutions, from artificial limbs and related products such as mechanical knees and feet and silicone liners to a complete bionic system, are designed to improve people’s mobility and bring a better quality of life to millions of people around the world.
Since the company was founded in 1971, research and innovation has been at its core and it continues to push the technological boundaries further. Its key areas of expertise
include the incorporation of silicone, carbon composites, mechatronics and textiles into its products. While R&D remains in Iceland it has operational centers in the Americas,
Europe, Asia and it employs around 2,300 people across 18 locations.
Hildur Gylfadóttir is Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, based in Iceland with the task of improving efficiencies and helping to drive the successful commercialisation of innovations.