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My Response to SAP. Bigger, But Not The Answer We Need

Supply Chain Shaman

Mine is bigger than yours. Who cares, I say? This week, SAP announced the intention to build business communities to drive improved outcomes. I say, “About time.” ” However, when I get into the substance of the release , “I say not so fast.”

Agile Supply chain – How RPA and Intelligent Automation is building the next frontier for Logistics Industry

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Register for the LIVE Webinar on July 8, 2021 Thursday at 11:00am. What exactly is RPA and is this a technology that is within reach for small and large supply chains, 3PL’s and shippers or just hype?

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Knowledge May Imply Power, but Action Rules the Day

DELMIA Quintiq

Taking Action. In my last post , I wrote about being an agilist and a new KPI that measures one’s ability to be agile. I explained how one gains access to high-fidelity data that can, in the proper context, be turned into information and ultimately knowledge about a business topic.

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Why a Software Proof of Concept (POC) Is Better than an RFI

ToolsGroup

A proof of concept (POC) is an increasingly common method to select the best supply chain software vendor for your company, yet many supply chain practitioners still lean on the traditional RFI (request for information) tool. Software selection is risky.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Digital

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Welcome to the Digital edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan, Make & Deliver overview articles can be found here. Each discipline is a key room in the Enchange Supply Chain House which provides a guide to your supply chain improvement journey.

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The Coffee Pot Conversation That Will Not Happen

Supply Chain Shaman

View Post. I miss the work conversations by the coffee pot. Especially the old-fashioned ones that forced teams to linger and talk with colleagues as the coffee brewed. The smell and the sounds enticed me to hold my warm mug and stay a little longer.

Retailers Embrace Gig Economy Fulfillment

Logistics Viewpoints

The gig economy and its on-demand armies of drivers have moved people and food for years, but many retailers still hesitate to tap into Uber, Postmates and other companies to quickly move orders from stores to local customers’ doorsteps.

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How can logistics handle disruption through supply chain resilience?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Global trade disruption will continue to happen beyond the pandemic. Managing cross-border, international supply chains with multiple, disconnected systems and manual processes indeed have many pitfalls. One misfiled declaration, missing document, or unread urgent email can block a shipment.

IKEA x Capgemini x Ivalua – Why (carbon) net zero starts in procurement & how to incorporate sustainability elements into your supplier management process?

ivalua

SPEAKERS. Ivalua – Oliver Oehmke. Capgemini – Marcel Bach. Ikea – Slawomir Peter. As governments around the world start to better understand the challenges caused by Covid-19, the serious global threat posed by climate change is moving back up the commercial agenda.

Find Out How to Optimize Your SAP IBP Implementation

In today’s environment of unrelenting change, the supply chain planning systems and technology you choose, and how well you deploy them, are essential. SAP IBP is a great solution. But you need to assure your implementation is optimal and transforming the business.

American Software Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Results

Logility

Record Quarterly Bookings Accelerated Growth in Cloud Services Annual Contract Value. ATLANTA (June 8, 2021) American Software, Inc. NASDAQ: AMSWA) today reported preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021.

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AI and IoT on the Cutting Edge

Enterra Insights

Most people are aware of the growing number of “things” connected to the Internet. Analysts from Statista report, “The total installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices worldwide is projected to amount to 30.9 billion units by 2025, a sharp jump from the 13.8

How Community Load Match Helps Shippers Secure Capacity

Kuebix

Making sure that you are getting the best rate for your freight in an environment that demands fast shipping and detailed communication with customers is not an easy task. Shippers are struggling to keep operational costs down while improving efficiencies throughout their supply chains.

LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine – May 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A Chat with Scott Philipps Download the latest LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine.

Flex LtD Empowers Customers to Optimize their Businesses

Many companies are being forced to retire their former supply chain solutions to meet demand. For a worldwide company like Flex Ltd, accepting change and using a new supply chain orchestration platform opened the door to success.

Container rates rocket even higher — and there’s no end in sight

The Supply Chain Journal

Another week, another record for container shipping spot rates. And alarmingly for shippers, upward rate momentum is accelerating.

Freight Tech Trends with Mike Mulqueen

The Logistics of Logistics

Freight Tech Trends with Mike Mulqueen. Mike Mulqueen and Joe Lynch discuss freight tech trends. Mike is a Partner and Strategy Practice Lead at JBF Consulting a company that integrates a supply chain execution strategy and systems for logistics-intensive companies. About Mike Mulqueen.

The Digital Path to Purchase is Difficult to Model

Enterra Insights

The marketing funnel was a reliable model for over a century.

Registration Now Open for Trimble’s New Supply Chain in.sights: Virtual Series + Interactive Community Event

Kuebix

The transportation industry is constantly changing and as a result, technology is critical to the efficiency of supply chain operations.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

A chat with Scott Phillips

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Global Supply Chain & Sourcing Director for ECCO Global Shoe Production & Sourcing. We are pleased to bring back in 2021 our fire-side chat column with key people in the supply chain industry.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Stevens Transport has done well for 40 years

The Supply Chain Journal

Stevens Transport was founded by Steven L. Aaron in Dallas, Texas in 1980 in the wake of the deregulation of the trucking industry. Steven had just sold his first business endeavor, Stevens Food, a meatpacking business based in Paris, Texas.

The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch. Andrew Lynch and Joe Lynch discuss the true cost of OTIF failure. OTIF means on time and in full , where the customer receives the completed order when they wanted it and, in the quantity, ordered. OTIF is a key supply chain metric.

Is Time Running Out for Organizations to Transform into Digital Enterprises?

Enterra Insights

Prior to the pandemic, a number of studies concluded organizations only had a short-period of time to begin their digital transformation journeys.

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What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

T-shaped towers

Supply Chain Movement

As far as forward-thinking companies are concerned, control towers are passé in 2021. There has been considerable confusion about the term ‘control tower’ in recent years.

Achieving Significant Transportation Savings through Improved Demand Forecasting

Logistics Viewpoints

Pinnacle Propane Delivery to a Farm. When companies implement a demand management or replenishment system, the goal is usually to improve customer satisfaction while holding less inventory.

Breaking news: Worldwide Express, GlobalTranz to merge

The Supply Chain Journal

Third-party logistics providers Worldwide Express LLC and GlobalTranz Enterprises LLC said Friday that they have merged in a multibillion-dollar deal arranged by a consortium led by CVC Capital Partners, which is providing most of the equity to consummate it.

5 Ways to Future Proof Your Dock With a Dynamic Dock Scheduling System

C3 Solutions

With the massive global expansion of e-commerce in the last few years, effective dock scheduling is more crucial than ever. A dynamic scheduling system remains critical for the ongoing improvement of the e-commerce market.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.