Scope Spring Supply Chain Summit, 10th – 12th March 2019, Atlanta

ivalua

We look forward to seeing you at the Scope Spring Summit in Atlanta. Visit our booth and ask us about the work we are doing with US Public Sector Organizations and with Manufacturers such as Meritor. The post Scope Spring Supply Chain Summit, 10th – 12th March 2019, Atlanta appeared first on Ivalua Ivalua will be represented at the event by our North American Marketing Director, Ty Levine! Drop us a line if you would like to arrange a 1 to 1 meeting.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

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Plan to Attend: Manufacturing Circles of Success, October 25th in Atlanta, GA

Rootstock

Salesforce's new Manufacturing & Distribution Team is excited to announce an all-day customer-focused event for business leaders in the Manufacturing & Distribution space. Salesforce Manufacturing distribution rootstock software MountainPoint cloud erp system Cloud ERP ERP Enterprise Resource Planning

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

The drug manufacturer, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, uses 3D printing to create a more porous pill. It has become additive manufacturing. An article in my local paper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , had this interesting quote, “From aerospace to health care to consumer products to toys to medical devices, furniture … what I think you’re going to see is an explosion of use.”. A startup local Atlanta-based 3D printing company, CloudDDM , is looking to make an impact.

The Supply Chain of Pollen

Kinaxis

by Joe Cannata Though it may sound like an odd subject, nature and manufacturing do work together in some sort of hybrid supply chain. What got me thinking about this, was when I returned home to Atlanta from a recent trip. So what does all of this have to do with supply chain? The plant reproductive process is really a self-contained supply chain of its own, but that is not the larger story.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance. For this case study we interviewed Ralf Busche, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Strategy and Performance. Supply Chains to Admire Finalists.

Service Level Should Be Your Number One Supply Chain KPI…But What Does It Really Mean?

ToolsGroup

To adapt an old saying, the idea that great service should be a top supply chain priority is as universally accepted as motherhood and the dominance of the ‘92 Dream Team. First, we need to establish: what’s the whole point of supply chains?

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Next Generation Supply Chain Risk Management: A Case Study

Logistics Viewpoints

We are entering an era where it is becoming possible to detect supply chain risks much more quickly. AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of a wide range of agricultural equipment. In a discussion with AGCO’s Jan Theissen, Director of Strategy and Methods, and Jake Stone, Manager of Supply Chain Risk and Contract Management, I learned about this public, Atlanta headquartered corporation’s […].

7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I think defining the future of Supply Chain technology means that we, as supply chain leaders, need to take a hard left. Today’s supply chains use closed and proprietary technologies. There are dark holes in the supply chain which I believe will not be closed with the current approaches. After publishing a series of reports on visibility, I facilitated a dinner between two major manufacturers. Safe and Secure Supply Chains.

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Chainalytics Receives a 2016 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (December 5, 2016)—Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Chainalytics as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2016. “We In The News Packaging Optimization Press Release Chainalytics Frozen Food Manufacturer Green Green Supply Chain sdce

2018: The Winter Olympics, a royal wedding, space exploration and, of course, big supply chain planning events

Kinaxis

When it comes to big events in 2018, let’s not forget about the world of supply chain planning. Catch SCM World’s Live Americas 2018 in Miami, Florida – an exclusive forum for SVPs and VPs of supply chain looking to drive the roadmap to digitize their supply chains. 3 rd BME Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress: Feb. LogiMed US 2018: 6 – 8, 2018 (Atlanta, GA). Miscellanea Supply Chain Events Supply chain planning

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? That’s at Atlanta, by the way. Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower. Supply chains are becoming more complex and more exposed to competition. Which means they need end to end visibility and control of supply chain flows.

Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role. Centralized and harmonized way to exchange data between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and forwarders instead of bilateral exchange via individual solutions. Digitalization along the supply chain allows for smooth interaction of all participants.

‘Best in Class’ Supply chain from a Road warrior perspective – Part 4

Kinaxis

by Carol McIntosh Insight #4 – Embracing Supply Chain Technology as a way to change SCM. I came to the realization that you would get the same reaction from a supply chain executive when discussing supply chain technology. When I refer to supply chain technology, I am talking about software to support the fundamental supply chain business processes — Demand, Supply, Inventory Planning, and Sales and Operations Planning.

The Supply Chain Can?t Stop: A story from the front lines at Ken?s Foods

Elementum

The bigger supply chain challenges were yet to come as the COVID-19 pandemic led to more widespread shelter-in-place requirements throughout the U.S When their salads and dressings became more famous than their steaks, they transitioned into a food manufacturer that has grown to a $1B+ business. With no plants overseas, Ken’s Foods was spared the early supply chain ripple effect related to COVID-19 in Asia and Europe. Director of Supply Chain at Ken’s Foods.

Supply Chain Management: How Businesses Can Increase Resilience and Mitigate Disruption

USC Consulting Group

The suddenness of the pandemic has many business leaders in virtually every industry pausing to reflect their supply chain management: Do I have the systems in place to continue business operations now and in the future? Supply chain management. Perhaps the biggest impact COVID-19 has had on businesses is within the supply chain. Indeed, according to the Institute for Supply Chain Management, approximately three-quarters of firms throughout the U.S.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Trucks, Technology & Twitter.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

Late Night Thoughts on Productivity, Efficiency and Global Supply Chain Effectivness

Supply Chain Shaman

So many thoughts in my mind… Yesterday, I signed a contract for Robert Gordon, author of the book, Rise and Fall of American Growth to speak at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 5th-8th in Lake Oconee, Georgia (north of Atlanta). At Supply Chain Insights , I have reluctantly built events into my business model. In my opinion, the world has too many Supply Chain events; and sadly the majority, based on my experience, are of poor quality.

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. My first job was in manufacturing in the 1980’s. I cut my teeth on early forms of supply chain planning. Like me, the traditio nal supply chain leader, grew-up believing in functional excellence and inside-out processes. Inside-out processes assume that the order represents demand, and that the supply chain’s role ends with a perfect shipment.

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Examining the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This quick roundup of industry news includes a look at the skills gap in manufacturing, how small businesses are benefiting from a newer generation of robots, the development of an autonomous ship, as well as how some retailers are tackling e-commerce. . Skills Gap Still an Issue for Manufacturers. Manufacturing Supply Chain friday in 5

MODEX Moments: The Future of Supply Chain Is Now

Material Handling and Logistics

Thirty thousand people from 110 countries walked the show floor of MODEX 2018 in Atlanta, spread across 250,000 square feet of exhiibition space occupied by 900 vendors, showing every type of material handling solution imaginable, from bins, pallets and shelves to drones, robots and artificial intelligence-based systems. From disruptive technologies to the dirtiest jobs you could ever imagine, here's a look at some of the highlights from the MODEX 2018.

Unlocking the Value of Global Supply Chain: the Case Studies

Supply Chain Opz

Global supply chain is a very challenging subject in supply chain management because it involves different customer''s requirement, more complex operations/collaboration and unforeseen risks. In order to control its supply chain, they use a central warehouse to Germany to receive and ship products to local distribution centers in different countries. 2) Franchising Coca-Cola creates a global supply chain through a franchising model.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. Eyewear has long been a very high margin business, and Luxottica is estimated to markup frames between 10x - 25x from point of manufacture to point of sale, while Essilor sold lenses that were sold to retailers at 3x - 5x retail margin [3]. Manufacturing is outsourced to offshore factories in China.

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Examining the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This quick roundup of industry news includes a look at the skills gap in manufacturing, how small businesses are benefiting from a newer generation of robots, the development of an autonomous ship, as well as how some retailers are tackling e-commerce. . Skills Gap Still an Issue for Manufacturers. Manufacturing Supply Chain friday in 5

All-in-one Supply Chain Software for ASCs

Hybrent

Value-based care requires healthcare providers to have laser-like focus on costs, supply chain leaders at physician offices and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) must get a handle on how much they are spending on products, and find savings whenever possible. “It It is no longer prudent for physician offices or ASCs to have an unwieldy supply chain,” said Ken Tighe , CEO of Hybrent. “It Surgery centers with multiple locations require a standardized supply chain process.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on the latest trends and technologies within the supply chain industry? EazyStock has complied a new list of the top 2019 Supply Chain events that you can’t afford to miss. These events provide great opportunities to develop your supply chain efficiency and keep your business one step ahead. Send your high-level executives to Miami for inspiration on digital innovations for efficient supply chain practices.

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Cyber Threats Loom Large

Resilinc

The March 2018 attack on computers and networks in Atlanta—a major national transportation hub—was the largest successful ransomware cyber attack on a U.S. The medical device segment in particular was recognized as an industry in which cyber attacks on manufacturers could pose threats to patients. Similarly, a computer virus attack at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was caused due to a failure in following proper operating procedures for virus scanning.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Retail supply chains are slowing as customers are staying home in many areas of the country which will affect the global supply chain to an extent.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of trip to Atlanta to connect to Peru, we began a discussion. For many years (1992-2001), I worked at Manugistics, a supply chain planning technology provider. It was refreshing for me today to talk to Adexa and see their fresh approach to supply chain planning. Today I am deep into writing reports for the Supply Chain Insights newsletter. When I speak, people ask, “Who has the best supply chain?”

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!

NC State SCRC

I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. Here are a few of the big stories that I wrote about this past year that I believe define some of the big shifts in the supply chain ecosystem we witnessed in 2017, and the predictions for 2018.

Optimizing the food industry: a conversation with UniSoma’s Luis Pinto

AIMMS

The food supply chain is complex and challenging. Changing consumer preferences, rising competition and new technologies are compelling food companies to rethink their approach to supply chain management. The first product of this partnership is TacticalOps, a Planning & Optimization solution for Food Manufacturers. I spoke with Luis Pinto, Partner at UniSoma, to understand the need for new planning and optimization solutions in the global food supply chain.

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Latest Advances and Applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturing and Healthcare. The IoT has already begun to transform manufacturing. Advances in these devices are disrupting every part of the production process from product development to supply chain management. In Atlanta, in March 2018, ransomware crippled the city’s water services and ticket payments systems. Internet of Things Manufacturing Smart phone Technology Technology Trends

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Additionally, the company’s manufacturing expertise will enable the reduction of production costs.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. Eyewear has long been a very high margin business, and Luxottica is estimated to markup frames between 10x - 25x from point of manufacture to point of sale, while Essilor sold lenses that were sold to retailers at 3x - 5x retail margin [3]. Manufacturing is outsourced to offshore factories in China.

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Renegade Riposte

Supply Chain Shaman

In the supply chain, the questions do not change; but the answers do. Quote from a Supply Chain Leader at a Conference in Europe. Yesterday, Peter Bolstorff, Executive Director, APICS Supply Chain Council, called to discuss the use of the Supply Chain Index by APICS to measure supply chain improvement. We developed the Supply Chain Index in 2014 as a way to measure supply chain improvement at a balance sheet level.