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[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing

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The Industrial Revolution helped change and bring prosperity into the world of manufacturing. As time passed, procurement gradually gained a larger role in the scope of manufacturing and order fulfillment. Why Is Technology Driving Procurement Trends and the Role of Procurement?

How VR, 3D Printing & Predictive Analytics in the IOT are Currently Powering the Manufacturing Industry

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Newer technologies have created entirely new methodologies for improving manufacturing, and the outlook is brighter than ever. So, let’s take a look at how our predictions for the first four manufacturing technology trends (Predictive analytics, 3D Printing, and VR) to watch for in 2016 stacked up. Predictive Analytics Became Commonplace to Manufacturing. Additive manufacturing is expected to climb more than $20 billion by 2019. Manufacturing Technology

Procurement, Industry 4.0, Cybersecurity, Robotics and Automation: The Image of Manufacturing is Evolving.

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What makes or breaks a new technology in manufacturing? Mostly, manufacturers demand technologies that can boost their output without causing an additional strain on resources, and the final five technologies changing manufacturing in 2016 did just that. The implementation of robotics and automation was not universal in manufacturing. In other words, some manufacturers continue to resist the trend. Procurement Operations Became Decentralized and Adaptable.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

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However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. Many suppliers and manufacturers may have existing, internal analytics tools, but using these tools for benchmarking processes may be ill-fated. This is comparable to the Holy Trinity of Manufacturing and Shipping discussed earlier this year in previous blog posts. Take Advantage of Cloud-Based Analytics for Better Warehouse Management and Forecasting.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

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Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. The global supply chain creates many challenges and opportunities in procurement. Integrated Procurement and Payment Systems Simplify the Process.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

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As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. Manufacturing manufacturing trends

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

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Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. Procurement and suppliers often assume that small print is highly complicated legal jargon that is both boring and largely irrelevant. It Would Benefit Both Procurement and Suppliers To Write in a Clear, Friendly, and Organized Manner. Google Analytics); Serving behavioral ads (e.g. Procurement

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

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For example, supply procurement, manufacturing processes and warehousing information should be the first considerations. Essentially, it is in the best interest of all parties involved to adhere and adjust to recommendations or needs identified through the use of big data analytics. .

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

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I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. I visited the BVL Kongress in Berlin, and also attended the International Institute for Analytics ”Chief Analytics Officer” meeting last summer. Not surprisingly, analytics is at the top of the list.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

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From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. Consequently, all processes, including inventory management, logistics, data analytics and ongoing performance management, as reiterated by the staff of Supply Chain 24/7, improvement, can be optimized, creating a more efficient, direct and intelligent supply chain network. Procurement’s Role Did Become More Important.

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Visibility: If Only I Could See

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The IT taxonomy for visibility is supply chain analytics. As you implement supply chain analytics and use control theory with well-defined reference data with clear bands for control, process improvement ensues. The team was seeking analytics to monitor process compliance.

Digital procurement in real-time: Successful Industrial Track & Trace showcase at Hannover Messe

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Industrial intelligence meets industrial track & trace at Hannover Messe 2019: Innovative showcase enables new dimensions of visibility in manufacturing Hannover Messe is the world’s leading industrial trade show. Many innovations stem from close digital collaboration between manufacturers and their suppliers. There, it is aggregated with the data from operative procurement and transport planning and commissioning.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Part Three

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Both Jewell and SVP of Applications Development Steve Mirada pointed to an acceleration of SCM adoption coming from Oracle Cloud ERP customers, after initial implementations of backbone Cloud Financial Management, Inventory , HCM or Procurement applications.

What Value Are You Getting From Planning?

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Spiraling transportation costs, tariff shifts and increased expectations for customer service sparks new interest in supply chain planning. Outsourcing–procurement, manufacturing and transportation– decreased visibility and increased data latency.

Chainalytics Helps Cosmetic Giant Consolidate Business Unit

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Chainalytics’ transportation experts worked with a leading global cosmetics manufacturer to reduce costs and increase efficiency across its U.S. transportation network.

March 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Technology

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Alibaba.com will leverage its global network of over 150,000 suppliers, a vast catalog of product listings and manufacturing capabilities, and an end-to-end technology platform that provides SMB s with a range of tools and services to grow their businesses.

The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board!

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It includes functional areas such as Procurement, Purchasing, Freight, Logistics, Planning, Material Handling, Inventory Management, Cash Flow Management, Quality Management, Diversity, Customer Support, Systems Design and Deployment, Business Process Engineering, and Business Management.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

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However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods. TMS Transportation Management

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Resin prices vary a lot more than you think! RTi helps you understand why.

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RTi, based out of Forth Worth, TX, is working with NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, attracted by our strong program in procurement and supply chain, the focus on analytical thinking and modeling, and the mix of engineering and business students who work on projects with our industry partners. RTi resin experts dedicate 100% of their time to analyzing critical market drivers from the well head through the manufactured finished product using our vast network.

Are These the 5 Biggest Fallacies in Supply Chain or is it Fake News?

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Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. This one is a bit of a sacred cow in the world of Supply Chain analytics. Better reporting and data have made for an increased reliance on KPIs to maximize performance in areas like Sourcing, Logistics, Manufacturing, and Sales. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Predictions!

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Check out Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future! Advanced Analytics will support real-time decision making based on data captured across the supply chain. With analytics, businesses can more effectively predict and fill demand. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

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Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. Break down your supply chain functional silos. This advice is not new.

Brilliant Logistics Life Hack for Transportation Planners in 2019

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The following logistics life hack, specifically directed at transportation managers, presses an existing TMS element into service in an unexpected, unorthodox way and promises to save shippers significantly on freight costs by providing an innovative way to validate rates in a volatile environment. Other indicators pointing towards modest cooling include increased driver hiring, slowing economic activity thanks to trade wars and falling manufacturing volumes among US factories.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

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Multiple manufacturers, multiple relationships, multiple distribution models, multiple contracts. Democratizing purchase orders or predictive analytical data such as Point of Sale information can dramatically improve demand visibility, while reducing the negative consequences of poor forecasting such as the Bullwhip Effect. Outcomes: reduction in delays/human error in paperwork, visibility into procurement, international compliance.

Three Predictions for the Supply Chain in a Trump-led America

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Having stated his positions for enacting import tariffs and bringing manufacturing jobs back to America, our new President, Donald Trump, has his work cut out for him. Will tariffs and incentives to bring manufacturing jobs to America cause factories to pop up overnight, making the U.S.

Day 3: Lenovo Goes About Creating the End to End Transparent Supply Chain

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So procurement will buy ahead, and work with suppliers to understand the situation in the market, and that may drive up inventory in one sector. Lenovo can build a product in multiple locations, and can balance supply even though some sites are further away and transportation can flex. Transportation costs will vary a lot as well. At Lenovo, manufacturing is considered a competitive advantage.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

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Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II. Check out Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? .

Learning to Work with Machines That Learn What the Experts Know

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This capability in turn requires older generations of managers, often labeled “subject matter experts” who are willing to serve as key informants to educate these younger folk, and who are willing to transcend typical functional barriers between sales, operations, and procurement, to offer insights into the right solutions to different types of business problems. Optimized decisions in manufacturing would lead to inventory shortages or surpluses in other parts of the chain.

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

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On the supply side, however, there is less and less room for manufacturers to absorb additional costs as volatile input prices put the squeeze on margins and the marketing investment required to differentiate branded products from private-label competitors continues to rise. Subscribe Here!

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

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We consistently see that companies focused on functional excellence–a focus within a functional silo like manufacturing, transportation or distribution– or singular metrics– like inventory or costs– underperform against their peer groups. Maturity in Analytics.

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

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The third issue is the lack of understanding that global processes–to maximize the economies of scale in transportation and material buying–need strong governance. This allows shared services of procurement and transportation to function smoothly to achieve the economies of scale.

What is SCM and Why is it Important?

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It refers to the systems, processes and software packages used by organizations to manage day-to-day operating activities such as, new product development , demand, supply and sales & operations planning , procurement , logistics , order management , manufacturing and asset maintenance.

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Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

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These architectures are evolving and will be deeply rooted in the evolution of prescriptive and cognitive analytics. Charter a team and test and learn to understand the potential for cognitive and prescriptive analytics. 3) Rethinking Manufacturing.

Dispelling Three Common Myths about Global TMS Deployment

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For the last couple of decades transportation management systems (TMS) have revolutionized supply chains, helping companies streamline their logistics processes, achieve greater visibility into their operations and save significant dollars on transportation. You go from Europe to the Americas to Latin America to APAC with your transportation needs and there are all sorts of very specific requirements, whether tactical, operational or strategic.

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It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm

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As a young assistant professor at Michigan State University in 1992, I was part of a group called the Global Procurement Benchmarking Initiative. In logistics, the focus became on centralization of distribution centers and warehouses to drive optimization in transportation routing, reduce inventory carrying and handling costs across the system.