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Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

Yowza: Excitement or approval. Get a cup of coffee. This is a long post. <Bear <Bear with me… > Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software. The genesis for this post stems from frustration.

How advanced is your supply chain network design? Take our quiz to find out

AIMMS

Today’s most profitable companies have built their success on an effective and responsive supply chain network. But maintaining this is easier said than done. Supply chain networks are becoming increasingly complex, serving multiple SKUs in hundreds if not thousands of locations.

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

eCommerce is growing faster than ever, and everyone is working to find the latest and greatest way to overcome their competitors. The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth.

Building the foundation of your digital supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater It’s getting harder and harder to get ahead—and stay ahead—of the constantly shifting realities of today’s interconnected world. Unstable markets, growing customer demands, emerging competition and deep-rooted reliance on outdated, legacy systems are causing chaos and complexity.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

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Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

E-commerce is expanding to reach $1 trillion by 2025, and demand for more products and services among the world’s shippers is keeping third-party logistics providers, like Cerasis, on their toes.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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How digitalization ensures survival in physical retail

Quintiq

Customer behavior is changing rapidly. Experts say that every second physical retailer is expected to shut down within the next 15 years. It’s easy to see why: digital economy has changed the rules in supply and demand.

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New Ventana Research on Supply Chain Planning and Prescriptive Analytics

River Logic

River Logic recently sponsored a new piece of Ventana Research entitled "Supply Chain Planning with Prescriptive Analytics: Technology Enables a More Effective Process.". Prescriptive Analytics Market Research

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Hot Sessions to Check Out at CSCMP Edge in Nashville

Descartes

Every year, over 3000 industry experts gather for CSCMP’s annual conference to share best practices and learn new trends that are impacting the industry. Participants come from a diverse group industry practitioners, executives, and universities in a forum that is focused on education and networking.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Unfortunately, e-commerce is incredibly complex.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday, another flight home from a conference. This time I’ll be returning from enVista’s FUEL 2018 conference where I am giving a keynote presentation this morning on Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon. Stay tuned for my takeaways from the conference in a future post.

The customer is king. Can you give him what he wants – before he wants it?

Quintiq

Companies know that the customer is king. So, what does a king want? Customers want to be able to personalize the look and feel of their products. They want to be able to place an order anytime, anywhere and from any vendor.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Eden: a new technology to reduce food waste in Walmart's supply chain

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Ally Kleinman, Keely Schneider, Shane Strumwasser, Felipe Caro. Walmart is a globally recognized leader in big-box retail. Walmart is responsible for $500 billion in annual revenues, operates in 28 countries and employs 2.3 million people worldwide [1].

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APICS 2018 Will Provide New Insights As Always

CHAINalytics

What Are the Available B2B E-Commerce Platforms Shippers Should Consider for Dropshipping?

Cerasis

Improving e-commerce platform use for business-to-business (B2B) shippers is an integral step to meet growing demand in the world of e-commerce. E-commerce is expanding at an annual growth rate of approximately 19 percent, but actual growth rates could easily exceed this margin.

Editor’s Pick: Is Your Supply Chain Millennial Ready?

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

The Amazing Supply Chain of a Vinyl Record

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

From 80’s gaming controls to Polaroid cameras, retro is all the rage. This ‘old is the new new’ phenomenon could perhaps be seen as a means of fighting the uniformity… Amazing Supply Chain Supply Chain Management amazing supply chain supply chain management

The Internet of Things and Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

Recent reports indicate Internet of Things (IoT) technology adoption is slowing down due to security concerns. As I noted in a previous article, caution is warranted.[1] 1] Concerns about IoT security have been on the rise for years. Back in 2015, Irfan Saif ( @irfansaif ), a principal with Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Cyber Risk Services practice, wrote, “Internet of Things initiatives demand targeted strategies to combat the influx of new cyber risks that will invariably accompany them.”[2]

Is Supply Chain’s Star Rising?

Supply Chain @ MIT

For several decades now supply chain management has been on the rise. Having coalesced out of traditional support functions including purchasing, distribution and production operations late last century, the profession saw a surge in relevance with the arrival of extensive free trade and the internet. The combination of fast growing global supply bases and ubiquitous […].

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.”

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

Editor’s Pick: Fluid Futures – Creating Value from Uncertainty

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post by Daniel Martins from GEODIS’s blog discusses how startups and innovation are disrupting the supply chain landscape, and how there’s always a new idea or opportunity around the corner. “In

How Cloud Investments are Fueling Manufacturers’ Digital Supply Chain Transformations

Supply Chain Nation

Digital innovation across every node of the supply chain is occurring – and fast. Smart factories, smart warehouses and smart transportation are becoming a reality as manufacturers invest in technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and more. Within manufacturing, we’re seeing machines, systems and devices become more connected and intelligent, driving significant changes in how companies sense and respond to market signals.

Supply Chain Risk Hits the Big Time

Enterra Insights

For too long, supply chain risk management has been mostly confined within supply chain circles. CEOs and government agencies were more than happy to let a few experts deal with supply chain challenges. Thanks to a rise in cyber attacks, supply chain risk management is receiving attention in all quarters.

Supply Chain Planning for the Busy Holiday Season

AFFLINK

Holiday spending accounts for over $650 billion every year in the United States alone. Many businesses make the majority of their sales during the holiday season, which is a perfect time to get ahead of managing their supply chains.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?