Supply Chain Movement 45 | Planning & Fulfilment

Planning & Fulfilment

The main theme of the Q2, 2022 issue of quarterly Supply Chain Movement is Planning & Fulfilment. Download this issue for free below.

Publication Date: May 27, 2022

6 | News & Background

Constant change and disruptions have become the new normal. As a result, the traditional way of managing the supply chain is no longer effective. If you want more insight into the effects of disruptions and want to become more responsive, decision intelligence is essential. But what is it exactly, and how can it help companies to manage their supply chains more effectively?

10 | Profile David Boulanger CSCO at Arla Foods

David Boulanger joined European dairy cooperative Arla Foods in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just when COVID-19 appeared to be behind us, war broke out in Ukraine. And prior to that there were Brexit negotiations. The lurch from one crisis to another appears to be the new norm and supply chain executives now have to deal with the continuum of unknowns.

20 | Management: Supply Chain Planning

There has been a significant increase in the uncertainty and unpredictability in supply chains in recent years. Supply chain planning is a constant struggle for many companies, because they have to change it more often than they would like. New technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning can help to improve demand planning and therefore supply chain planning as a whole. But more and more experts are claiming that technology alone is not enough.

27 | SCM IT Subway Map Europe

Supply chain software vendors have the wind at their backs in Europe, mainly due to the numerous disruptions and the need for companies to digitally transform. One positive effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the growth in working from home and remote working. Supply chain visibility solutions appear to be in greatest demand in Europe, according to research by Supply Chain Media among 54 software vendors for the twelfth edition of the SCM IT Subway Map Europe.

32 | Management: E-fulfilment

Riders making super-fast deliveries of meals and groceries are becoming an increasingly familiar sight on the streets in many of the world’s cities but, when it comes to e-fulfilment, the race for speed has only just begun. Retailers are now wondering whether it is also possible to deliver non-food products within 15, 30 or 60 minutes of ordering. If the developments in Asia are anything to go by, the answer is yes – but only based on a different, more integrated supply chain set-up.

41 | Predictions about supply chain planning

Technologies related to control towers, visibility and machine learning are in the spotlight when it comes to supply chain planning. Supply Chain Media asked a number of international supply chain directors for their reactions to some well-known analyst firms’ predictions about this topic.

44 | Global Reshoring & Footprint strategy Survey

As many as 60% of companies from Europe and the USA are planning to bring some production activities back from Asia to their own region, according to research by Supply Chain Media and consulting firm Buck Consultants International. During the pandemic, executives were shocked by the vulnerability of their supply chains and are now opting for make-in-region, sell-in-region concepts. What steps do companies need to take? And what can they learn from the experiences of companies that have gone before them?

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