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Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

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Technology research firm Gartner, Inc. recently noted a new trend towards supply chain “protectionism,” presumably due to the extraordinary combination of external forces proving capable of disrupting once-optimized processes and, therefore, destroying once-healthy profit margins.

Supply Chain Orchestration: 5 Ways Your Business Benefits

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Every supply chain is data-driven these days. However, not all data-driven supply chains are enjoying the same level of data visibility, applying the same level of analytics or accomplishing the same level of efficiency gains or profitability.

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Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?

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Acknowledge and Address the (Real) Root Cause of Your Supply Chain Data Silos. In a well-optimized supply chain ecosystem, information flows in all directions, as well as to and from suppliers.

Reality Check: Why It’s Impossible to Manage an Entire Supply Chain Using the ERP Alone

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Why Every Supply Chain Function from Procurement to Accounts Payable Will Perform Better if You Have an ERP Orchestration Engine (i.e. true Supply Chain Orchestration Platform). ERPs claim to provide process orchestration.

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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.

The 5 Promises of Demand Planning: Does Your Current Software Solution Deliver?

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Some say intuition has no place in business. Yet, you need to be able to sense market trends if you want to proactively move from a reactive operating model into a more opportunistic stance.

Managing Suppliers Doesn’t Have to Be a Monumental (IT or Administrative) Task

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If you want to minimize supplier risk and maximize end-to-end supply chain efficiencies, you must first understand how to make the right technology connections.

Contrary to Reality, Supply Chain Collaboration Shouldn’t Be Complicated

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Why You Need a True Supply Chain Orchestration Engine Powering Your ERP.

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A Supply Chain Evangelist can help your mid-size company get on board with strategic supply chain improvements

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I recently participated in a Supply & Demand Chain Executive panel webinar on the procurement challenges of small and mid-size companies.

How Mid-Market companies can get the most from Supply Chain BI without a hefty price tag (pt 2)

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My goal with this series is to help with the careful planning and discipline necessary to ensure that BI efforts do not end up as another failed technology tool that never delivers on its promise.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Three Steps to Creating a Value-Oriented Supply Chain

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The relationship between buyers and sellers in today’s marketplace often remains transactional, focused on the simple movement and exchange of services and goods.

Things Aren’t Always as They Appear in Today’s Supply Chain: The Direct Correlation Between the Accuracy of Your Mobile Data Inputs and Your Factory’s Outputs

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It’s a well-known fact that “visibility” governs your entire supply chain operation from the plant floor to the warehouse and distribution center; really, all the way to the end customer. That is because “visibility” is what enables you to sense problems and take corrective action immediately.

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The 5 Promises of Demand Planning: Does Your Current Software Solution Deliver?

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Some say intuition has no place in business. Yet, you need to be able to sense market trends if you want to proactively move from a reactive operating model into a more opportunistic stance.

4 Reasons to Integrate Order-to-Cash & Procure-to-Pay

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Mid-market companies can no longer afford to manage their supply chains in individual silos that often produce inaccuracies in overall performance and constrain supplier relationships.

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.

Supply Chain Evangelism

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The success of mid-market enterprises is fueled by efficient, integrated and aligned supply chain operations. However, with day-to-day distractions, leadership often has limited time and energy to seek and implement measures to enhance collaboration and productivity across departmental operations.

You Shouldn’t “Cross” Supply Chain Data Streams, but you Should Standardize Them

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As companies have moved to make more and more supply chain and purchasing activity digital, the data formats utilized to share that digital information have multiplied in kind.

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Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

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In my conversations with mid-market companies looking to implement supply chain improvements, supplier adoption routinely ranks near the top of concerns. It only makes sense.

When Cupid’s Arrow Hits the Supply Chain

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Cupid is preparing to fire his arrows all over the world. Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is the second highest annual grossing holiday each year, just behind Christmas. Figures show that Valentine’s Day spending approached $19 billion in 2015 alone.

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.

6 Ways to “Refresh” Your Supply Chain Operations: Part III

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In our last installment of the Spring Cleaning Series, we want to focus on strategies you can implement in the present that will help you time and time again going forward. Refocus on the Customer Experience.

Video Blog: Moving from Manual to Automated P2P Processes

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Many mid-market companies are interested in supply chain improvements, realizing that the supply chain is crucial to success of the business, but have concerns about the potential cost or disruption of implementing an automated P2P process.

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Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge

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A survey of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, and outsourced manufacturing and logistics services providers. For over two decades, outsourcing of both manufacturing and logistics has been increasing at a pace more than double the growth in the overall economy.

You Shouldn’t “Cross” Supply Chain Data Streams, but you Should Standardize Them

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As companies have moved to make more and more supply chain and purchasing activity digital, the data formats utilized to share that digital information have multiplied in kind.

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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.

Video Blog: Collaboration for the Value Oriented Supply Chain

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TAKE Supply Chain EVP & General Manager Brad Huff discusses moving from a tactical to a value oriented supply chain …and what can be the results for companies that don’t make the shift.

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How Mid-Market companies can get the most from Supply Chain BI without a hefty price tag

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I recently Google’d the term ‘business intelligence software’ and there were 105,000,000 results. Even taking the less relevant listings out of consideration, it’s safe to say that business intelligence (BI) is a pretty hot topic today…with a lot being said about it.

6 Ways to “Refresh” Your Supply Chain Operations: Part I

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With spring in the air, it’s the perfect time to reevaluate the state of your business and review outdated supply chain operations technologies. Chances are your supply chain has become increasingly complicated over the last year – whether through a change in sales strategies, the introduction of new partners, a busy holiday season or any other major company event. This sprawling complexity has the potential to increase the risk for disruption and for opportunities to fail.

6 Ways to “Refresh” Your Supply Chain Operations: Part II

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Once your company completes initial benchmarking initiatives and identifies key pain points in your supply chain manual processes, it’s time to move ahead and alleviate them. In most cases, however, that is no easy task, especially if you are an emerging company. Trying to fix issues in your supply chain that have been prevalent for months, quarters, or even years cannot happen overnight.

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.

Things Aren’t Always as They Appear in Today’s Supply Chain: The Direct Correlation Between the Accuracy of Your Mobile Data Inputs and Your Factory’s Outputs

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It’s a well-known fact that “visibility” governs your entire supply chain operation from the plant floor to the warehouse and distribution center; really, all the way to the end customer. That is because “visibility” is what enables you to sense problems and take corrective action immediately.

Seeing Both Sides of the Coin: Moving from a Siloed to a Holistic Supply Chain for Improved Supplier Relationships and Performance

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At TAKE Supply Chain, we have a wide range of customers with a wide range of concerns. Still there are some common themes that continue to surface.

Seeing Both Sides of the Coin: Moving from a Siloed to a Holistic Supply Chain for Improved Supplier Relationships and Performance

Take Supply Chain

At TAKE Supply Chain, we have a wide range of customers with a wide range of concerns. Still there are some common themes that continue to surface.

Video Blog: Collaboration for the Value Oriented Supply Chain

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TAKE Supply Chain EVP & General Manager Brad Huff discusses moving from a tactical to a value oriented supply chain…and what can be the results for companies that don’t make the shift.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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