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From import tariffs to the next tsunami: how Prescriptive Analytics can help you build agility and resilience into your Supply Chain Network

AIMMS

In a world full of turmoil, change has become the new normal. New import tariffs being introduced across the globe, extreme weather events, Brexit… The list goes on and on. What can Supply Chain leaders do to mitigate the risks that these disruptions bring to the Supply Chain?

Is your supply chain not performing the way you designed it to?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Reality doesn’t always reflect your intended supply chain design. Closing the gap between how you designed your supply chain to work, and how it’s actually performing improves your ability to predict revenues, satisfy customer demands and maximize financial performance.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

“Consumers are the disruptive force today, not technology.”. So stated Ken Hughes , a leading consumer and shopper behaviouralist, in his keynote presentation at Trasnsplace’s 16th Annual Shipper Symposium a couple of weeks ago.

Removing the barriers to optimized distribution planning

Quintiq

After a half-decade of plummeting prices, the oil & gas industry can breathe easy once again as prices begin to rise. While the pressure to drastically reduce costs has eased, the need for cost discipline should not be cast aside.

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.

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Collections and Markdowns and BOGOs – oh my!

Logility

As the seasons and styles change, many retailers are faced with a dilemma: what to do with the left over inventory. Markdowns, clearance racks and BOGOs become the norm to make way for the new season or the latest collection.

This Week in Logistics News (May 14-18, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Transform your supply chain’s sustainability impact by going beyond operational constraints

Quintiq

This is the second blog post of a two-part series – in part one , I explained supply chain planning and execution tweaks that can be applied without significant change management programs.

When To Replace Your TMS System

PLS Logistics

Deciding when you should replace your transportation management system (TMS) can be tricky. You don’t want to wait until the software begins to hold you back and affects the visibility of your supply chain. Many companies TMS’s enable some planning, optimization and routing tasks. Many new systems are delivering so much more than what is necessary to help make your job easier.

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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.

Is Seamless OmniChannel Possible? How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups

Cerasis

Omni-channel sales strategies have become essential to companies trying to keep up with Amazon and major retailers. Unfortunately, a lack of understanding in omnichannel supply chains has also led many companies to experience extreme issues in delivering on their promises. In addition, some may feel that growing into a seamless omnichannel sales strategy is impossible without supply chain technology hiccups, but that is not true.

Using Prescriptive Analytics to Decrease Supply Chain Disruptions

River Logic

An article by Nari Viswanathan, Vice President of Product Management for River Logic, was recently featured on Supply Chain Management Review. In this article, Nari discusses the fact that Supply Chain in particular has been slow to adopt advanced analytics capabilities, mainly due to their apprehensiveness around replacing existing systems.

Campbell’s Soup Innovative Supply Chain Training

Logistics Viewpoints

Many companies send their employees to leading supply chain conferences. Yet outside the Logistics Service Provider industry, widespread internal training within a supply chain organization remains rare. But that is what Campbell Soup has done, they have put in place an innovative supply chain training program. The Campbell Soup Company is a global food company with a range of products, including soups, simple meals, snacks and healthy beverages. With annual sales of more than $8 […].

Creating a Cognitive Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The speed of business is now computer speed and supply chains need to run at the same speed as the rest of the business. Fortunately, cognitive technologies are maturing just in time to achieve that aim. Cognitive computing is a sub-set of artificial intelligence (AI) combining machine learning, natural language processing, and advanced analytics. Even though there are differences, the terms AI, cognitive computing, and machine learning are terms often used interchangeably.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.

Three Tips to Drive Cost Savings Through Your Packaging Strategy

CHAINalytics

| By Alex Turner | Consultant, Packaging Optimization | Chainalytics | Anyone involved in supply chain management and packaging can recognize the importance of cost savings when it comes to their packaging costs.

Three Ways Leaders Create Lean

synchrono

Three Ways Leaders Create Lean. Relentless” leadership and team empowerment drive lean change. For those of you who have heard this before, it bears repeating. For those of you who have not, this is important – leadership is the single most important component to lean success. .

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Evolving Your Distribution Strategy with E-commerce Growth

Supply Chain Link

E-commerce continues to grow rapidly, with sales reaching $453.5 billion in 2017, increasing 16 percent from last year according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 1 As e-commerce continues to grow, retailers may be struggling to keep up with consumer demand in regards to speed, accuracy, and efficiency.

Study Shows Omnichannel Trend Toward Multi-Site Distribution

Saddle Creek Logistic Services

Omnichannel is driving change. To compete in today’s omnichannel landscape, many companies are reevaluating traditional supply chain practices with an eye toward meeting their customers’ expectations for real-time information, responsive service and fast, cost-effective delivery options.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Five Reasons Shippers Should Add TMS Instead of Headcount

Supply Chain Collaborator

Volume is up, capacity is down and there’s a ton of work to be done. So it’s not surprising that hiring is on the minds of transportation leaders.

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Leveraging Your Planning Capabilities to Help with the Capacity Crunch

CHAINalytics

Can You Talk to Your Supply Chain?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Sales through voice-enabled digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are projected to skyrocket from $2 billion in 2017 to $40 billion in 2022. How will this fast-growing technology affect supply chains?

New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Supply Chain Nation

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG).

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

Live Webinar: Why GS1 Barcode Labeling Still Matters

Loftware

Blockchain. Machine learning. There’s a lot of buzz around these technologies and how they’ll transform the supply chain. However, you and your trading partners must be ultra-efficient today. GS1 standards are designed to improve processes when working with suppliers, co-packers, distributors, etc.—but but are you on the same page? What can you do now to avoid costly delays, errors and missteps? What are your peers doing to remain competitive in the face of digital transformation?

Case Derome: Ensuring a Successful Implementation and Change Management During Rapid Growth

RELEX Solutions

Case Derome: Ensuring a Successful Implementation and Change Management During Rapid Growth. Customers » Case Studies. Since being founded in 1946, Derome Byggvaror, a Swedish trade builders’ merchant, has been growing exceptionally fast. During 2017, the company almost doubled its store count, from 20 to 39, increasing its revenue by 29%.

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Suppliers Losing Revenue Due to Cross-Channel Challenges

Material Handling & Logistics

Forty-five percent of merchants and suppliers have lost more than $1 million in revenue due to cross-channel commerce challenges, and more than one in ten (13%) have lost more than $3 million. As the global $1.9

Who Needs Quality Management?

Oracle SCM

Everyone knows that quality is an important topic.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.