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Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

You know that great feeling you get when you have an expert getting the job done? More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive supply chain planning processes.

Reinventing Organizations to Drive Agility in the Digital Age

AIMMS

Could self-organization make your supply chain more agile? . McKinsey estimates that roughly 14% of the global workforce will have to switch occupational categories by the year 2030. Addressing the skills gap to deal with the fast pace of automation and digitization is extremely important.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Next Recession?

Logility

Economic recessions occur about every nine years which means the next one is already overdue. A very good leading indicator of an imminent recession is the interest rate spread between the 10-year and 2-year U.S. Treasury bond.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 23, 2019)

Talking Logistics

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How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

What's the Difference between S&OP and IBP?

River Logic

While most agree that adding a financial aspect enhances S&OP, there's often a completely different understanding about its importance. So, let's dig a bit deeper to understand the difference between S&OP and IBP. What Is S&OP?

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How will the Looming Recession Impact Global Supply Chains?

Logistics Viewpoints

On Thursday, yield curves inverted and the stock market tanked. An inverted yield curve signals a recession in 14 to 20 months. Companies need to prepare by developing more agile supply chains. Integrated business planning and supplier risk management are critical tools.

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Drone delivery coming soon to a supply chain near you

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay The concept of a drone was not something we gave much thought too just a few years ago—except for the applications of the military-related operations, much less drones in supply chains as product delivery mechanisms.

Supplier Penalties for Missed Due Dates

Talking Logistics

Since we launched Indago back in March, we have conducted 19 weekly surveys on a wide range of supply chain and logistics topics. We send out a survey question every Monday, which takes our members 2-5 minutes to answer, and we send them the results every Friday.

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Subscription Boxes are Changing Supply Chains

Kuebix

Subscription boxes are captivating the attention of consumers all over the globe. They satisfy almost every want and need imaginable (cheese, wine and beer, razors, clothes and makeup, etc.) in an innovative and entertaining way.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Why Re-Implement Your ERP When You Can Supass It for Less?

The Network Effect

Save millions on your SAP S/4HANA® migration while creating greater business value with business network technology As SAP pushes its. The post Why Re-Implement Your ERP When You Can Supass It for Less? appeared first on The Network Effect.

Editor’s Choice: Advantages of a Digital Supply Chain in a Perpetually Connected World

Logistics Viewpoints

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. When driving by a busy seaport, I’m always awed at the hulking towers of shipping containers stacked eight to ten high in the yards surrounding the terminals. Every ocean container full of goods has a starting point well before products become freight. In fact, a product’s journey begins before […].

Big Ideas in Supply Chain | Keysight Technologies: Risk recovery after a natural disaster

Kinaxis

by Sarah Harkins Imagine that three natural disasters hit your global supply chain within three years. For Keysight Technologies, this isn’t a hypothetical scenario.

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The Toll of Your Private Fleet on Network Modeling

CHAINalytics

A recent project of mine in the New York City metro area highlighted a cost driver with an unexpected material impact on the accuracy of private fleet modeling: tolls.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

What is the Nucleus Supply Chain Data Hub in UltraShipTMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

Achieve Supply Chain Digitization Goals. UltraShip’s Nucleus Supply Chain Data Hub Ensures Easy, Accurate Data Flow Through the Logistics Portion of any Enterprise Supply Chain Tech Stack. The post What is the Nucleus Supply Chain Data Hub in UltraShipTMS appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

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Are you building walls instead of bridges?

BluJay Solutions

Supply chains thrive off effective relationships, but achieving that is a challenge that all too often is imperfectly mastered. “Collaboration and working together ensure that a partnership is mutually beneficial,” says BluJay’s Director, Sales, Richard Tucker.

Editor’s Choice: Maintaining Healthy Profit Margins Through Technology and Creative Processes

Logistics Viewpoints

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. This blog comes from MercuryGate. We recently had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the 81st Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Annual Conference.

Counterfeit products are exploding on Amazon

NC State SCRC

A recent WSJ article highlighted a fact that confirms much of what we found in our study of counterfeit products in the supply chain a year ago: if you’re buying on Amazon, beware of counterfeits. Too cheap means too good to be true.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The Importance of Trend Spotting in Retail

Enterra Insights

The late Mohandas Karamchand (“Mahatma”) Gandhi, once stated, “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.”

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How Master Data Affects Company's Success In Logistics Industry

Abivin

In today’s business world, whether it is a business corporation, a non-profit organization or a governmental agency, data is the heart of every company in operating, managing, or referencing.

Trade War: Can Tensions Between the U.S. and China Lead to Changes in the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

The continuing trade war between the United States and China is intensifying, leading to supply chains proceeding with caution. . Changes in the global supply chain? China’s recent announcement to halt the purchase of U.S.

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10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)! Article, and permission to publish here, provided by Aaron Anderson at JW Surety Bonds.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Bottles, Barrels and the Business of Beverage Distribution

Logistics Bureau

How many markets can you name that are worth 1.5 trillion dollars worldwide? Estimated at US $1,439 billion in 2017, the global alcoholic beverages market is forecast to grow to $1,684 billion by 2025 (2% CAGR) 1. The global non-alcoholic beverage market size was valued at $967.3

Data, Cognitive Technology, and Industry 4.0

Enterra Insights

There is continued buzz about Industry 4.0 — the nickname adopted for the ongoing fourth industrial revolution. Anant Kale ( @anantkale ), Co-Founder and CEO of AppZen, explains, “The first industrial revolution mechanized production using steam power, the second gave us the assembly line for mass production, and the third industrial revolution gave us advanced automation using IT and electronics.

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Walmart Sales Analytics – Inside the Insights

SupplyPike

In the world of retail, sales is king. Therefore, each retailer tends to use similar sales metrics with a few exceptions. Walmart, as the world’s largest retailer by revenue, uses some of the most well-known sales measurements.

Top 3 Most Common Inventory Control Policies

The Smart Software

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.