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As Retailers Eye Final Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs

Cerasis

Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS.

Autonomous Supply Chain Planning, It’s Not Science Fiction

Logility

I am a big fan of the original Twilight Zone television series which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964 and remains in syndication to this day.

What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

Talking Logistics

Ask anyone in supply chain – the past few years have been particularly active for natural disasters and major weather events. Globally, natural disasters caused $160 billion in damage in 2018 according to a report by German insurance company Munich RE. In the U.S.

How EDI Became Cool Again

Logistics Viewpoints

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is cool again. Not all EDI, just EDI based on value added networks (VANs). The reason? More and more companies are engaging in digital transformations.

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.

Issues in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

Lambert & Cooper’s (2000) paper Issues in Supply Chain Management has certainly been one of the most influential articles of our discipline. Herein, they presented a framework for SCM as well as questions for how it could be implemented. The framework contained a set of cross-functional, cross-organizational business processes that could be used as a way to manage relationships with customers and suppliers.

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[On-demand webinar] From siloed to synchronized: The rise of the network planner

Kinaxis

by Meranda Powers Two years ago we wondered whether supply chain planners might one day be called network planners: “Much like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), there is still a lot of hype about the network planner.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 16, 2019)

Talking Logistics

“Papi, why don’t you have a six pack,” my oldest daughter asked me last week while we were on vacation. I had just returned from a 72-mile bike ride and had taken my jersey off. What do you mean?” I replied. Well, you cycle so much, for so many hours, I’m just wondering why you.

How Math is Becoming Cool in Supply Chain – Again!

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. When I started my career in the late ’90s, supply chain was a cool place for math geeks!

Supply Chain Optimization: What does it mean in 2019 and beyond?

River Logic

The value of predictive analytics allows companies to view the history of a seasonal product’s raw materials, for example, and predict how procurement needs to source the upcoming season’s inventory.

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.

What Are the Most Important Features to Look for in Modern Artwork Management Software?

Loftware

What kinds of digital assets do your artwork management personnel have access to? Supply Chain Labeling Logistics

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

A recent NASSTRAC report revealed five common-sense suggestions for shippers navigating today’s disruptive operating environment. Unsurprisingly, these suggestions aligned perfectly with the technology solutions already in production from top TMS software solutions. Read on for the details on NASSTRAC’s five recommendations and how top TMS delivers success for those shippers who’ve embraced it. .

Executive Insights: Conversation with Tracy Rosser

Talking Logistics

Before Tracy Rosser held his current position of EVP of Operations at Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor), he was senior vice president of transportation and supply chain at Walmart, where for more than two decades he had a frontline view of the retail industry and all of the changes that continue to transform that industry. Read more Executive Insights: Conversation with Tracy Rosser.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 10 – 16)

Logistics Viewpoints

Sustainability is an initiative that thankfully more companies are taking on. One area of concern for a lot of people is around single-use coffee pods. These pods are one of the best (or worst) examples of unnecessary single-use plastics that are polluting our planet. Coffee pods can wind up in rivers where they wash into lakes and oceans. Over time, the plastic breaks down into smaller pieces that choke and kill wildlife. Well, one company […].

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Anything is Possible

Supply Chain Nation

“Anything is Possible.” This is the mantra of IRONMAN. Organized by the World Triathlon Corporation, IRONMAN events are a test of physical and mental fortitude where individuals look to complete a 2.5 mile (4.8

Using the Right Data to Right-Size Your Warehouse

CHAINalytics

Warehouses are not one size fits all. Too little warehouse capacity can restrict the volume of SKUs you can ship, inhibiting revenue and service levels, while too much warehouse capacity inflates your overhead expenditures and ties up working capital. Unfortunately, unlike shopping for clothes, you cannot try on your new space before you buy it … The post Using the Right Data to Right-Size Your Warehouse appeared first on Chainalytics.

Customer-Centricity in the Grocery Business

Enterra Insights

When we think of life’s necessities, one of the things immediately springing to mind is the food we eat. Food and drink choices are matters of personal preferences and grocers must be attuned to those preferences if they are going to serve their customers well.

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AI in Supply Chain: Six Barriers to Seeing Results

Supply Chain Brain

Artificial intelligence has the potential to radically change just about everything for the better. But there are a number of obstacles to its successful adoption in the supply chain

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Editor’s Choice: Seven Key Insights for Shippers on the “New Rules” of Retail

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. It’s no secret that e-commerce has changed the landscape of B2C retail – but the ripple effect this evolution has wrought on supply chains, including those of B2B shippers, may be less apparent. On June 18, GlobalTranz and the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network hosted a panel discussion titled, […].

Why Omnichannel Supply Chain Success Depends on Inventory Optimization

Veridian Solutions

All businesses want to achieve success, but omnichannel supply chain success requires a comprehensive level of oversight and control in your operation. Omnichannel orders may come from anywhere, so significant risks exist. However, inventory optimization can solve these challenges.

What is the Best Supplier Vetting Process?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Strategic Supplier Relationship Management – Do’s and Don’ts. Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Tyler Brown.

Adjusting to the Realities of the Consumer Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

Long before there was anything labeled the digital path to purchase, legendary retailer Sam Walton stated, “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” Whether a customer is shopping on-line or in a traditional brick-and-mortar store, he or she are never far from a device that can search prices, locate reviews, and/or obtain all sorts of other information about products and services.

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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.

Top 3 Most Common Inventory Control Policies

The Smart Software

The Official Planning System of Record, Differentiation, and Innovation

Vanguard Software

Supply chain performance relies on forward-thinking SCP and business forecasting, a coveted place where executives can solve for future problems – today. Supply Chain Demand Planning Demand Sensing MEIO Sales & Operations Planning

Dashboards – Exit Procurement Chaos and Enter Strategic Management

EC Sourcing Group

I often hear from CPOs that their staff is in chaos and struggling to meet daily challenges. Strategic management is only a dream. Feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated seems to be the norm in procurement. What if you could see the status of every project on your personal dashboard?

5 Sweeping Manufacturing Technology Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Industry 4.0 – Smart Manufacturing of the Future! Infographic). Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at cerasis.com.

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.