Archive for supply chain transformation

Editor’s Choice: How IT Can Lead Supply Chain Transformation

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Kinaxis. Outdated software isn’t just a headache to manage. It’s a business blocker. In a moment when unpredictable shifts in the flow of goods to consumers has dominated headlines, supply chains have become a driver of competitive differentiation for companies, with 65 percent believing their […]

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Ahold Delhaize’s Supply Chain Transformation

In December of 2019, the global grocery retailer Ahold Delhaize announced it was investing $480 million to transform and expand its U.S. supply chain operations in support of a new three-year strategy to move to self-distribution.  In self distribution, the company insources many supply chain activities that were formerly outsourced. Ahold Delhaize was formed in July 2016 from the merger of Ahold and Delhaize Group. The retailer’s grocery chain banners in the U.S. include Food […]

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Hostess Brands Turnaround Driven by a Supply Chain Transformation

…as a supply chain guy, I just love hearing about a business turn around that was largely driven by a more effective supply chain. That, as Tuesday’s financial news proves, was clearly the case with Hostess Brands.

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The Ottawa Hospital’s Supply Chain Transformation

I’ve been hearing about hospitals implementing warehouse management systems (WMS) in France and Canada. This is a new industry for WMS. So, when Oracle (an ARC client) mentioned that The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) was a WMS customer, I asked if I could interview them. Oracle put me in contact with Cameron Love, Vice President of Planning, Support Services and Clinical Programs at TOH, and with Joanne Read, Director of Logistics, who were both gracious enough […]

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