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Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part two)

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by Richard Cushing. In part one of “Regaining control: Inventory management best practices” , we talked about controlling inventory, before being able to competently manage inventory.

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part four)

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by Richard Cushing In part one of my inventory management best practices series I argue that inventory cannot be managed until it is controlled, and present the notion our general willingness to apportion blame upon unreliable data from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is misplaced.

On eating pie, and other reasons why Pi Day is good for supply chain 

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by Danielle McNeil Taylor Happy Pi Day! What a great day. You have to love a special day where eating all the pie you want is acceptable, the math jokes are endless, and there are always some clever shirts, memes and memory contests to keep you entertained for weeks.

What could you do with a faster, more effective supply chain?

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by Alexa Cheater How concurrent planning can help you take back your time. Stop being a slave to your supply chain and take back your time! Don’t wait around for your supply chain to catch up to the speed of life.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

To do: Prepare supply chain for natural disaster

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by Mike McAllister “It will never happen to my supply chain,” said the first planner. “We’ll We’ll sort it out when the time comes,” said the second planner. Perhaps these fictional quotes resonate a familiar refrain.

How vehicle customization will drive the supply chain of the future

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by Dustin Mattison I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Farhan Mirza, President of BAFF Consultants Inc., to discuss vehicle customization by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automakers and its impact on the supply chain of the future.

Six pieces of out-of-this world supply chain advice from astronaut Chris Hadfield

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by Alexa Cheater Mesmerizing. Motivating. Magical. That’s how best to describe the experience of hearing famed Canadian astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station (ISS) Chris Hadfield address the crowd at Kinexions, our annual user and training conference.

Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion

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by Ilyas Kucukcay From the incredible pace of turnover in style trends to the excess waste it produces, today’s fast fashion phenomenon is a controversial topic on many fronts.

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10 must ask supply chain data security questions

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by Alexa Cheater When it comes to cyber safety, your supply chain could be your biggest weakness. Approximately 80% of data breaches originate from within the supply chain, and the financial impact of a breach could do more than destroy your bottom line.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part three)

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by Richard Cushing In part one and part two of “Regaining control: Inventory management best practices”, we talked about controlling inventory, before being able to competently manage inventory.

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part one)

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by Richard Cushing It happens to be axiomatic that you cannot manage your inventory if you do not control your inventory. Many times, I have been told, “Our people just don’t trust the numbers they see in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Everything has to be double-checked.”.

Building stronger supply chain customer relationships

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by Richard Cushing The first imperative of management in any for-profit enterprise must be to create customers. Without customers, there are no profits; only costs and expenses.

George Jetson and the case for modern supply chain planning

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by Mike McAllister. As a supply chain planner of a certain vintage, you remember The Jetsons and likely recall George working for Mr. Spacely at Spacely Space Sprockets.

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.

The 5 incredibly disruptive promises of concurrent planning

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by Alex Rotenberg “He who lives by the crystal ball will eat shattered glass.” ” – Ray Dalio. Traditional supply chain planning techniques have failed. Companies are too slow to react to changes, and collaboration across silos and continuous learning options limited.

Does supply chain’s image need to catch up with the times?

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by Bill DuBois This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. It’s our perpetual hobby horse here at Argentus that Supply Chain needs to be doing more as a field to attract young people.

How Kinaxis certification proves its worth

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by Joe Cannata Since the launch of the Kinaxis Certification Program in January 2016, we’ve steadily grown our certified user base.

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Are you sure you’re making the best supply chain decisions?

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by Alexa Cheater Successfully managing your supply chain means making decisions. A lot of them. But the reality for many is that the tradeoffs and choices they’re making are based on outdated or inaccurate data.

Get more “aha” moments in 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.

Gamification ideas in business: Your way to a more efficient supply chain

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by Emily Hunt Simply put, gamification involves the application of game design elements in a business setting.

An executive’s guide to AI in supply chain management

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by Alexa Cheater Faster, smarter, more profitable supply chain decisions.

Technology alone isn’t the answer to your supply chain future

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by Alison Crawford. Do you get the feeling you’re surrounded by conflict and uncertainty lately? You’re not alone if you do. If we had to label 2018, it would be the year of “us versus them.”

Is Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain ready to meet demand?

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by Ilyas Kucukcay Canada is a pioneering country when it comes to the use of cannabis for medical purposes , where it’s been available through a doctor’s prescription since 2001. So one might think Canada’s recreational cannabis supply chain would already be in place. Not quite.

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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.

[On-demand webinar] Slide into a new supply chain planning experience

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by Alexa Cheater. Let’s face it. Managing a global supply chain is no easy feat. You constantly have to solve complex problems and manage shifting situations driven by things like regulation changes, growing consumer expectation and geo-political unrest.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

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by Dr. Madhav Durbha CSX, one of the only two railroad operators in the USA that handles nearly all the shipments that move by train east of the Mississippi River has been experiencing serious challenges since the month of May.

Breaking down doors for the marginalized in supply chain management. Highlights from Kinexions ’18 day two.

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by Alexa Cheater Less than 15 percent of supply chain executives are female. Even fewer are women of color. That’s a sad state of affairs, and desperately needs to change. So how is it that with so many strong, courageous, talented women, so few have found a way to break through the glass ceiling?

Dyson selects Kinaxis to manage global supply chain

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by Jay Muelhoefer One of the most exciting consumer products companies in the world, Dyson Inc., has selected Kinaxis to enhance its supply chain agility to achieve a greater competitive advantage.

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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.

Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

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by Alexa Cheater Every day it seems as if one company or another is touting they’ve just released the next big thing—that new device that will change your life.

Celebrating and Encouraging Women in Supply Chain

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by Mike McAllister By APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. This article was originally published on apics.org, and is repubished with permission.

The sharing economy: An effective model for supply chain management?

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by Emily Hunt The sharing economy involves buying and selling temporary access to goods or services, usually arranged through an online platform. It is inevitably becoming a major source of revenue in today’s global economy, led by the likes of Uber and Airbnb.

The sales and operations planning journey: Starting off on the right foot

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by Andrew Dunbar Last week I attended the IBF Business Planning, Forecasting & S&OP: Best Practices Conference in Orlando, Florida. If you’re involved in your company’s sales & operations planning processes and you haven’t heard of the IBF, stop reading now and go check them out here !

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