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Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

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The demand for refrigerated food distribution has changed dramatically over the past several years, in turn adding the complexities of shelf-life, perishability and refrigeration requirements to the logistics of food transportation.

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What’s shaping the steel industry today?

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In recent years, the steel industry has seen creative solutions to long-standing challenges, emerging technologies, and niche market explorations – all of which are changing this traditionally conservative industry.

Exploring new and evolving solutions in manufacturing

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Manufacturing has always been a complicated affair. Today’s hyper-connected, fast-evolving markets only add to that complexity. Companies are constantly facing pressure to keep up with digitalization, growing competition and customer demands.

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain

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While advanced innovations and developments like the Internet of Things (IoT) reach each industry and change the way we work together, the requirement for business transformation is rising. Meat producers, in any case, are questioning where to begin.

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.

Harmonizing product, nature and life with sustainable supply chains

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Recently, Dassault Systèmes was recognized as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights in the 2018 Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index.

Why Quintiq employees are donating their time to the World Food Programme

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Here’s what you expect a CEO to say upon the announcement of a corporate social responsibility initiative. As CEO of Quintiq, it’s a great honor to partner with the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Can circular supply chains help solve our global waste problem?

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This the first part of a two-part blog series that analyzes waste reduction in circular economies through a systems thinking lens, taking into consideration product design and supply chain operations.

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Defeat supply chain complexity like a Jedi

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Image credit: Moviepilot. Overwhelmed by the dark forces of supply chain planning? The best supply chain planners share a common trait with Jedi knights: No matter how tough things get, they never give up. So how do they overcome a supply chain’s darkest force: complexity?

Optimizing logistics: One wild ride

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In logistics, everyone has a plan. Some logistics professionals, though, ride the supply chain like a bucking bronco – hanging on for dear life, taking different twists and turns to avoid potential disaster when something goes wrong, and being proud that they made it through another day.

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.

How digitalization ensures survival in physical retail

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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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Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

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Less than three months remain for the British government and the European Union to negotiate on a highly complex exit agreement. Business leaders are getting nervous as time is very short.

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

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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.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

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Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. Fulfilling the demand for innovative models relies on a flexible network of internal and external partners.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

The future belongs to those who can see ahead and plan for it

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S&OP Maturity Series, part 2 of 5. In my last post , I discussed a scenario in which the S&OP solution was the difference between having to decide if it was better to lose potential profits, or risk upsetting existing, loyal customers – and meeting everyone’s needs.

How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

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The butterfly effect. The “butterfly effect” was a term coined by mathematician, meteorologist and chaos theory expert Edward Lorenz around 1960. It refers to how one small incident can have a huge impact later on down the line.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

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The fall in oil prices transformed the global oil & gas industry. In the wake of its devastating consequences, companies have formed new business partnerships and become more open to embracing innovation.

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Predictability vs. Agility: You no longer have to choose

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While I was preparing for an executive meeting at a very large, very complex and dynamic food & beverage company, I was told of an internal conflict between Sales and Operations.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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Behind the world’s shimmering cars: The supply chain struggle

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Futuristic limousines and eye-popping concept cars dominated the recently concluded IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main.

12 tips to recharge your supply chain

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Ready to supercharge your supply chain for 2015? There’s no better time than the present. Here are 12 actionable tips to revitalize various aspects of your supply chain. Supply chain visibility: Not for your eyes only. Tip 1: Make sure you can see what’s happening – always.

Going circular to reduce global waste

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This is the second part of a two-part blog series that analyzes waste reduction in circular economies through a systems thinking lens, taking into consideration product design and supply chain operations.

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Removing the barriers to optimized distribution planning

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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.

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.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

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More than just charity. We often hear of companies participating in supplier diversity programs, and the standard reasons for their participation.

The whats, whys and hows of supply chain analytics (part 1)

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Confusion about what exactly big data, analytics and optimization mean, is not uncommon. Many companies do not fully grasp what these things are and sometimes it feels as if new terminology is being used for old concepts. But even if you understand these concepts, that’s only half the battle.

Are you ready to unlock opportunities in the poultry industry?

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The chicken industry, especially in the United States, is one of the most successful sectors in agriculture.

The BIG impact of ‘small’ decisions

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Centralized planning, done well, looks at global orders and uncovers hidden opportunities for optimization by diverting and sharing resources company-wide. However, each decision has to take many things into account – and they aren’t always the same things.

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.

Big data and supply chain optimization: Illusion vs. reality

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In the last three to five years, something has changed in conversations about supply chains and logistics. Suddenly, discussions seem to treat big data as a driver for incredible innovation.

What’s eating the meat industry: The disassembly dilemma

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Worldwide meat production has doubled over the last three decades and increased 20% in just the last 10 years. As meat consumption rises , the pressure is on meat producers to fullfill demand. To accomplish that, they need to be efficient at every step of their supply chain.

How consumer priorities impact your supply chain

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Happy customers are the key to success. It’s the first and more persistent rule of business. In the world of supply chains that used to mean making sure you had supplies to make and deliver a product, in full and on time. But that’s not enough anymore. Customer expectations have changed.

So, what does sustainability in retail actually look like?

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First, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the word ‘sustainability’, as it has become such a prominent buzzword in today’s world. Sustainability means different things to different people, companies and industries.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.