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The Future of Food: 6 Ways IoT is Impacting Food Supply Chains

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way the world thinks about food. Consumers now have the option of. The post The Future of Food: 6 Ways IoT is Impacting Food Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Enabling the Autonomous Supply Chain

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It’s difficult for us today to imagine the relentless backbreaking labor and the ever-present threat of disease and death that. The post Enabling the Autonomous Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

Ten Pillars of an Effective Network Platform

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Laying the foundations for longer term value, innovation and agility In previous posts, we’ve looked at what multi-enterprise/multi-party networks are, The post Ten Pillars of an Effective Network Platform appeared first on The Network Effect.

6 Ways AI is Impacting the Supply Chain

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Artificial Intelligence is already enhancing our lives as consumers, now it is picking up momentum in supply chain management and. The post 6 Ways AI is Impacting the Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

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.

8 Signs Your Cloud B2B Network is Broken

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Why your “network” is not delivering the results you expect. The confusion in the market about the difference between multi-enterprise. The post 8 Signs Your Cloud B2B Network is Broken appeared first on The Network Effect.

4 Forces to Drive Your Supply Chain Transformation

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It’s a very interesting time in supply chain. There are a number of exciting technologies coming together to create new. The post 4 Forces to Drive Your Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on The Network Effect.

How a Leading Retailer is Using a Control Tower to Manage their Supply Chain

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How one of the largest retailers in Africa is using innovative technology to improve customer service while lowering supply chain. The post How a Leading Retailer is Using a Control Tower to Manage their Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain

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How blockchain technology can improve your supply chain Today, there is much buzz about blockchains in various industries. Business leaders. The post Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain appeared first on The Network Effect.

Fixing the 5 Big Problems in the Food Supply Chain

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The food supply chain continues to grow rapidly, with consumers now expecting exotic foods, fresh on their plates, year round. The post Fixing the 5 Big Problems in the Food Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Foodservice Restaurants Blockchain food safety supply chain

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Optimizing the Modern Enterprise with a Control Tower for CFOs

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How CFOs are Leveraging Intelligent Control Towers to Align Financial and Supply Chain Decision-Making Today’s modern organization comprises a complex. The post Optimizing the Modern Enterprise with a Control Tower for CFOs appeared first on The Network Effect.

Meeting the Omnichannel Challenge

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Consumers are buying products through many different channels the consumer goods supply chain has become more complex than ever before. The post Meeting the Omnichannel Challenge appeared first on The Network Effect.

Multi-Enterprise Network Platforms vs Pseudo Networks

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The promise and the perils of choosing a multi-enterprise supply chain network We’re almost two decades into the 21st Millennium, The post Multi-Enterprise Network Platforms vs Pseudo Networks appeared first on The Network Effect.

7 Ways AI and Automation Are Driving the Future of Manufacturing

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Big changes are in store for manufacturing as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation combine to reshape the manufacturing supply chain. The post 7 Ways AI and Automation Are Driving the Future of Manufacturing appeared first on The Network Effect.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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Most Popular Supply Chain Posts of 2018

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Over the last few weeks we’ve been sifting through the analytics to identify the most read posts in 2018. There. The post Most Popular Supply Chain Posts of 2018 appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Supply Chain Management The Network Effect logistics scm supply chain TMS

What Supply Chains Really are and Why it Matters

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Companies re-assessing the nature of their supply chains are shifting priorities and realizing new value What is a Supply Chain? The post What Supply Chains Really are and Why it Matters appeared first on The Network Effect.

Impact of Brexit on Warehousing

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We’re all sick of hearing about it, but for business leaders and supply chain managers, Brexit is posing tough questions. The post Impact of Brexit on Warehousing appeared first on The Network Effect. Distribution Warehousing Brexit global trade

Blockchain: The Super Spreadsheet for Supply Chains

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Blockchain offers the supply chain a radical upgrade to the old standby of the spreadsheet The logistics industry is notoriously. The post Blockchain: The Super Spreadsheet for Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect. Blockchain Supply Chain Management Technology spreadsheets supply chai

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.

Video: A Guide to Supply Chain Control Towers

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How can supply chain control towers help manage complex global supply chains? I recently discussed the topic of supply chain. The post Video: A Guide to Supply Chain Control Towers appeared first on The Network Effect.

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How Chain of Custody Strengthens the Supply Chain

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What is a Chain of Custody? The concept of “chain-of-custody” originated in the legal context of handling evidence. In this. The post How Chain of Custody Strengthens the Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

Supply Chain Resilience: Surviving Hurricanes, Typhoons, Flooding and Heat Waves

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How a Network can be Your Best Defense in the Face of Mother Nature’s Fury Hurricane Florence is currently bearing. The post Supply Chain Resilience: Surviving Hurricanes, Typhoons, Flooding and Heat Waves appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect

How the Internet of Things (IoT) Can Optimize Fleet Management

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is having a profound impact across the supply chain. In this article, Geoff Annesley looks. The post How the Internet of Things (IoT) Can Optimize Fleet Management appeared first on The Network Effect.

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.

What Can a Supply Chain Control Tower Do for You?

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Nucleus Research explains control towers and the benefits they bring to your supply chain Nucleus Research has published its Control. The post What Can a Supply Chain Control Tower Do for You? appeared first on The Network Effect.

Building a Better Supply Chain Control Tower

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Putting the Consumer at the center of the supply chain universe In a previous post, Rise of Supply Chain Control. The post Building a Better Supply Chain Control Tower appeared first on The Network Effect.

Fighting Fake Drugs in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

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With the lucrative profits to be made from fake pharmaceutical drugs, even more than in the narcotics trade, fake drugs. The post Fighting Fake Drugs in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Pharmaceutical counterfeits drugs fake pharmaceuticals supply chain

Video: How to Digitize the Retail Supply Chain

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Retailers today are in a poor position to compete against a vertically integrated and fully digitized online giants like Amazon. The post Video: How to Digitize the Retail Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Retail consumer-driven digital supply chain retail

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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.

How Digitalization Holds the Key to Retail and Consumer Goods Success

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Dave Allen, a supply chain thought leader with a history of transforming supply chains at major consumer goods companies, share. The post How Digitalization Holds the Key to Retail and Consumer Goods Success appeared first on The Network Effect. Big Data Consumer Goods Digital Supply Chain Leadership and Strategy Retail Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect consumer goods consumer-driven Dave Allen digital networks digital supply chain retail supply chain management

6 maps that explain global supply chains

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We all know that supply chains are becoming more and more global, but how often can we actually see them becoming more global? The site vox.com has compiled 38 maps that explain the global economy. We’ve selected 6 that are especially relevant to supply chains. #1:

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The Titans: Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart – What is Customer Centricity?

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I’ll reveal what your business needs to know about The Titans: Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart, in my newest thought leadership video coming soon. This is a sneak peak of what’s to come. The Titans: Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart: Game Changing Strategies: Time FOR YOU TO Respond!

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Use these management strategies to build a great supply chain…

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How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

What is Machine Learning?

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I was having a discussion about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in supply chain planning and execution with Steve Banker today, and. The post What is Machine Learning? appeared first on The Network Effect. Artificial Intelligence (AI) artificial intelligence machine learning