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Transform Your Supply Chain or Lose Out to Competitors

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The business world is in a state of flux as new technologies continually change the way companies operate. The pace of innovation is fast. Those in the lead respond to changing market demands quickly and efficiently, leaving behind those who rely on inflexible and dated supply chains. Prescriptive Analytics Supply Chain Advanced Analytics

River Logic Joins TBM Consulting Group at the American Supply Chain Summit

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River Logic is excited to announce that we will be joining TBM Consulting Group at the American Supply Chain Summit next week in Dallas, TX. Not only has our company never attended this event before, but this will be our first event at which we will join TBM Consulting Group as an official partner.

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Gartner's 8 Supply Chain Trends You Can't Ignore

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Gartner recently identified the top eight disruptive technologies most likely to impact organizational supply chains in 2018. Keep in mind, these trending technologies are scattered throughout the various stages of the Gartner Hype Cycle , which charts the development of technologies from concept to maturity and adoption. Starting with those closest to commercial viability, here the the eight supply chain trends you can't ignore. Prescriptive Analytics Advanced Analytics

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Q&A with Bill Remy and Ken Koenemann of TBM Consulting Group, Inc

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Background. This is a Q&A with Bill Remy, Chairman and CEO, and Ken Koenemann, Vice President of Technology and Supply Chain for TBM Consulting Group, Inc

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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.

Seven Decision-making Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

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The topic of supply chain excellence is extremely broad and spans a smorgasbord of topics associated with People, Process and Technology. However, if we focus on key decision-making capabilities that can help companies achieve supply chain excellence, we come up with the following seven areas.

The Autonomous Supply Chain: Possible or Impossible?

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In the press, a great deal of attention is given to the concept of using drones to deliver parcels direct to people's homes as well as the use of autonomous delivery vehicles on the road. As exciting as these concepts are, a lot more work is needed before they are mature enough for large-scale implementation. logistics Supply Chain

Spinnaker Partners with River Logic to Deliver Optimization-enabled Business Planning Solutions

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DALLAS, July 7, 2017 -- River Logic today announced its new partnership with Spinnaker, a supply chain services company that helps clients grow, manage risk, reduce costs and improve customer service by developing world-class supply chain capabilities. Partners Optimization Business Planning Company News

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River Logic to Attend NASCES 2017 in Chicago

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DALLAS, TX — August 15, 2017 — River Logic will be exhibiting at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit September 11-12th in Chicago. Insider Partners Supply Chain Events

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.

An S&OP Expert Interview Series by Niels Van Hove

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Over the last month, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and Supply Chain expert Niels Van Hove has published a series of expert interviews on his blog, Supply Chain Trend. The goal was to understand where S&OP stands today and what each interviewee's view is for the future. Below is a list of the 5 interviews he conducted with a link to each, as well as an introduction on why Van Hove chose to conduct this series on S&OP. S&OP Sales and Operations Planning

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Automotive Spare Parts Business: Business Challenges and Supply Chain Excellence Strategies

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Great news for our readers in the Automotive Spare Parts Industry! Our partners at GitaCloud recently wrote an article on supply chain and the automotive industry. Below is a brief excerpt of the blog post. The full post can be found via this link.

Role of Prescriptive Analytics in Supply Chain Vision 2030

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Figure 1. Role of Prescriptive Analytics in Next Generation Decision Support. There is a new technology revolution in the making with the explosion of Internet of Everything, Machine Learning, self-driving cars, etc.

5 Lessons From Our Greatest Supply Chain Leaders

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One of the best ways to develop skills in a specific area is to emulate the habits of people who have already attained success in that field. This is as true for supply chain management as it is for sports.

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.

Why Do Supply Chains Need an Effective Communication Plan?

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Effective communication is a vital component to successful supply chain management, yet an alarming amount of businesses have no official communication plan in place to guide their employees.

Supply Chain Sustainability: Series Re-cap

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The largest, most successful companies are rapidly adopting initiatives focused on improving the sustainability of their supply chain.

Integrated Business Planning in Pharmaceuticals: Understanding the Need

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We welcome Ashutosh Bansal, Founder and CEO of GitaCloud , as a guest blogger for this two-part series on IBP in Pharma. This is a blog post to evaluate the Pharmaceutical Industry.

An S&OP Communication Plan: The Final Step in Support of Company Strategy

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Occasional River Logic guest blogger and global supply chain influencer / expert Niels Van Hove recently published an Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) commentary in Foresight Magazine's Summer 2016 edition.

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

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Sales and Operations Planning is Still the Best Way to Manage Global Supply Chains

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The evolution of linear supply chains into global demand-supply networks has been happening over the last two decades. Companies have benefitted from low cost supply of labor as well as raw materials to bring down the Cost of Goods Sold for the products that they manufacture.

Why Is Supply Chain Sustainability Becoming Increasingly Important in Manufacturing?

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The move to greater sustainability can be seen everywhere from small, local businesses to large multinational ones. While many companies identify the supply chain as the most difficult aspect of their business to make sustainable, it is also one of the most important. Supply Chain Sustainability

How Will The Internet of Things Impact Healthcare?

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This post is the second in a series on the Internet of Things (IoT), a topic we've never really focused on in past blog posts. While the first discussed the applications of IoT in supply chain management , this one will focus specifically on its applicability to healthcare. (As

IoT in Supply Chain: Is the Hype Real?

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I think we all know the answer to this one.YES, the hype is real. Over the past decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved from a concept relevant only to technology enthusiasts to something that is permeating every aspect of our society. According to Gartner , 5.5

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.

How Agile is Your Supply Chain?

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Supply chain agility is an increasingly important concept for businesses that wish to maintain or develop a competitive advantage, but many managers do not actually understand what agility means in regards to their supply chain.

Scenario Analysis: A Powerful Analytics Force

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Will Brexit Affect Your Supply Chain?

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The short answer is yes, probably. Supply Chain Trending

What can Gartner’s 2017 CSCO supply chain survey tell you about your business?

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More than likely, you’re going to be making significant investments in your supply chain over the next several years (or perhaps you’ve already started). If so, it’s worth looking at the recent findings from the 2017 CSCO Supply Chain survey by Gartner. Supply Chain Market Research

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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. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

Make Your Supply Chain a Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

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Developing a lean supply chain should be a top priority for any business. A lean supply chain is efficient and will take as few resources as possible to create maximum value.

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Why Does the Environment Matter, and How Can a Business ‘Go Green’?

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This post is the third in a series dealing with supply chain sustainability. The first post, “ Why Is Supply Chain Sustainability Becoming a Crucial Part of Manufacturing? highlighted the four pillars of sustainability.

[Infographic] Prescriptive Analytics, Demystified

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Back in May, I had the pleasure of joining my team members, two of our partners and a slew of supply chain master-minds at Gartner's 2016 Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Side note: We've already signed up for next year!).

Leverage Your Supply Chain To Gain a Competitive Advantage

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The essence of business can be viewed as an organization's ability to deliver more value to customers than their competitors.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

What is Traceability and What Does It Have to Do With Sustainability?

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This is the second post in a series on supply chain sustainability. In the first post, “ Why Is Supply Chain Sustainability Becoming a Crucial Part of Manufacturing? ” the general concepts that constitute supply chain sustainability were discussed.