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Supply Chain Data Management: Making Data Make Sense for Supply Chain Planning

Logility

Managing the data required for supply chain planning is a bit like raking leaves. The data keeps coming all year round. And just when you think you have clean and consistent data to work with, new internal and external data “blows into the yard.”. The amount of available structured and unstructured supply chain data continues to grow at an exponential rate. When data is poorly managed and inconsistent, supply chains become inefficient.

Taking Packaging Manufacturing to New Levels with Digital Technology

QAD

But to keep up in t oday’s rapidly changing business environment, packaging manufacturers must move beyond the concept of digital printing in order to realize the real transformation digital technology brings to manufacturing. Digitally Connected Manufacturing.

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Improving inventory management

EFT

What’s more plenty on the retail side have found themselves with held inventory but it suddenly locked away in stores that people could no longer frequent, browse and shop from. There is a lot of desire for enterprises to become extremely granular in their visibility data collection.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Like oil prices, interest rates impact supply chain policies and decisions, especially with regards to inventory. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ ( Lloyd’s Loading List ). London’s Delivery Cube “pauses” logistics operations to focus on tech platform ( TechCrunch ). If the rumors are true, the next piece in Amazon’s logistics puzzle is buying an airport, specifically Hahn airport in Germany. Note: Descartes and GT Nexus are Talking Logistics sponsors.

Supply Chain Movement 21 – S&OP + IT

Supply Chain Movement

Forecasting is about managing risks. Major organisational and cultural changes lie ahead for supply chain management. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems. furthermore, because the continuing growth in outsourcing is making global businesses ever-more susceptible to disruptions, supply chain risk management software is also on the rise.

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What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. 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. Today, SCM systems are critical to businesses of all sizes and in all industries for managing their day to day operations.

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5 Quick Solutions for Simplifying Supply Chains

Unleashed

With the rapid rise in our ability to collect information, data saturation is everywhere. Sure, data is king when it comes to helping forecast future demand and inventory stock needs but the ability to collect data is not always supported by the ability to filter and manage that data correctly. Any data collected and held needs to be relevant to the business. Optimise logistics.

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

From planning to negotiating to buying, from moving goods to processing goods, and from managing data to managing inventory. Lean for instance is equally applicable in Supply Chain as it is in Manufacturing or anywhere else. The Supply Chain in the Financial sector is different from Manufacturing and Distribution for instance. Cash Cycle Management. From the outbound perspective the Supply Chain also arranges logistics and delivery.

Is Your Supply Chain ‘Ready for Anything’?

ToolsGroup

Over the years we’ve built strong relationships with hundreds of global companies, and we hear the same challenges again and again: they can’t accurately plan for intermittent demand, they’ve got too much capital tied up in inventory, and their planners are overwhelmed by data management and complicated math. The algorithm becomes more accurate over time, and safeguards institutional knowledge through its accumulation of data. and reduced inventory by 18%.

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most companies have a Procurement function, Distribution, Logistics, Planning, Inventory Management, Product Data Management, and Operations. In the area of Inventory Management they also did a lot of benchmarking and highlighted deficiencies in our processes. While they did a lot of analyses however they were primarily focused on internal cycle times and manufacturing efficiencies. Check out What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management?

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The back bone of all of it is Digital Technology: The Internet of Things (IoT) End to End Digital Connectivity Cloud Computing Blockchain Big Data Artificial Intelligence Predictive Analytics Machine Learning Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Voice Activated Technology Wearable Devices Robotics 3D Printing and On Demand, Additive Manufacturing Cyber Security Autonomous Vehicles Drones Software as a Service (SaaS) and much more. The same applies to data. Subscribe Here!

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

Digital transformation ” is tough for any firm, but when you are $9 billion industrial manufacturer, it is a sizable undertaking. At last week’s TG18 ToolsGroup user event , global bearing manufacturer SKF laid out an impressive review of their transformation to “ Integrated Planning ”. As Jörg Schlager, SKF's Business Transformation Manager - Demand Chain, describes it, the company is looking around and seeing disruption everywhere. Inventory planning was local.

Investing in innovation key to surviving future pandemic, report shows

EFT

A new report is highlighting that manufacturers need to move away from underinvestment and lack of adaptability, and towards thinking and acting quickly in building new business models and new ways of working that help them deliver during these difficult times.

Investing in innovation key to surviving future pandemic, report shows

EFT

A new report is highlighting that manufacturers need to move away from underinvestment and lack of adaptability, and towards thinking and acting quickly in building new business models and new ways of working that help them deliver during these difficult times.

Point-of-Sale Data Use Cases Fuel Effective Trade Promotion Execution

Supply Chain Insights

Point-of-Sale data has become one of, if not the most important factor determining the success of a trade channel promotion. The global big data initiative was catapulted off the flight deck and the mission of shopper reconnaissance was executed in earnest. The digital transformation we are neck-high in now is just beginning; but it has already brought us significant breakthroughs in data acquisition and management as well as near and real-time consumer intelligence.

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Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

EDI is too cumbersome, and SAP Ariba’s focus, despite the marketing hype, is primarily on managing indirect spending. (My Suitable and instrumental for contract management and supply chain finance? Master data management and standards are the bane of B2B connectivity. Can artificial intelligence make standard discussions obsolete, and master data management roles no longer necessary? Data today does not move at the speed of business.

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Supply Chain 4.0: The Supply Chain of the Future

Enterra Insights

“Although the world of industry and manufacturing is in the midst of a digital revolution,” they write, “the supply chain sphere is lagging behind. In supply chain management, it was all anyone could talk about. ”[2] He adds, “The Holy Grail of supply chain management is to, as efficiently as possible, exactly match supply to real demand wherever it occurs. ” But digital transformation requires more than simply gathering and analyzing data.

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Phone Call with Santa Claus

Logility

Imagine planning, purchasing, manufacturing, and logistics required to deliver presents to every good boy and girl in the world in one night. He told me that besides his planner elves having advanced degrees in supply chain management and the latest industry certifications they regularly rotate into different roles within the North Pole supply chain organization to ensure they understand the whole Christmas Express process.

Global Trends In Digital Supply Chain - 2019 Review

Abivin

The landscape of supply chain management is under evolvement as it is the answer to recent development in this industry. AMRs operate for warehouse tasks, including inventory replenishment, cycle counting, and item verification. Source) The emergence of autonomous mobile robots in optimizing picking process has placed a question for many Logistics managers about the competition between AMR and Warehouse Management System (WMS).

Digital Transformation in Trade Promotion: What Must Change?

Supply Chain Insights

Our survey on Revenue and Trade Promotion Management is closing soon; and we will have some pretty strong research to pass along on this topic; but you and I both know it is going to tell us that nearly half of the trade promotions continue to produce less than planned ROI. Predicting the success of trade promotion is what this rush to promotion optimization is all about; but, it’s more about the quality and quantity of the data.

Global Trends In Digital Supply Chain - 2019 Review

Abivin

The landscape of supply chain management is under evolvement as it is the answer to recent development in this industry. Source ) Even though Warehouse Management System (WMS) has been playing a crucial part in supply chain management, the emergence of autonomous mobile robots in optimizing picking process has become increasingly competitive. Source ) Furthermore, the AI technology can store data, analyze the patterns and predict future operation scenario.

ASML considers risks down to ten tiers deep

Supply Chain Movement

Profile of Harold Bol, Director of Supply Chain Planning & Configuration Management, ASML. The semi-conductor industry is strongly affected by the state of the economy, but 2014 was an excellent year for ASML, manufacturer of systems used to produce integrated circuits or ‘chips’. In 2013 ASML won the VLM Dutch Logistics Award for supply chain leadership, concurrent engineering and aftersales service. There is a single, integral plan to manage the entire chain.

COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

Logistics Bureau

But with the vulnerability of such ultra-dependence on China now exposed, business managers should be planning how to increase the resilience of their supply chains. Form a series of joint agreements to monitor lead times and inventory levels. Typically it involves carrying extra inventory and hiring more workers than absolutely necessary. As a first step, you could always have a chat with the consultants at Logistics Bureau.

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50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

“In the past, most disruptions were limited to a single supply chain,” explains Dr. Asoo Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director of the Supply Chain Management Center at the Warrington College of Business. As many states have started the process of reopening their economies, supply chain managers are faced with rethinking their supply chain networks. ” — Understanding risk management in the supply chain , Deloitte; Twitter: @DeloitteUS 4.

Supply chain software demands continual attention

Supply Chain Movement

The ‘systems of differentiation’ comprise solutions which give companies a competitive edge in their markets, such as forecasting, planning or advanced warehouse management. The food and drinks manufacturer and owner of brands including Lay’s, Duyvis and Quaker has been using that ERP system since 1 November 2013. SAP has helped to harmonise the master data and processes in six factories and ten countries. The master data is now managed centrally, for example.

21st Century Health Care Value Chain Improvement Opportunities

Vecco International

Health Value Chain participants (Medical materials and device manufacturers, traditional and biologic drug producers, their distributors and the healthcare systems that use them), struggle with opaque and inefficient value chains. In bound supply information is commonly blocked beyond the immediate supplier or distributor’s inventory data because of heterogeneous IT systems. Viable solutions will use all existing data warehouses, EDI exchanges, etc.

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The Past, Present, and Future of Technology in the Warehouse

Logistics Bureau

Now imagine what the distribution center of 2045 will look like if technology continues to disrupt logistics as profoundly as it has done since the 1990s. Welcome to our tour of a logistics warehouse in the late 20 th century. Today’s warehouses need fewer operatives and hence, fewer line managers, because certain labour-reducing technologies have either made labour more efficient or eliminated it altogether. Improved inventory management.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

Wherever you are involved in the supply chain ecosystem; as a manufacturing, retailer, logistics or tech solution provider, we can now house a far greater library of content than has previously been possible. Ultimately, the question is: Can the logistics infrastructure hold up? In this light, words such as supply chain risk management, sustainability, collaboration, resilience, agility and visibility have been used consistently over recent times – and now more than ever.

Supply Chain Management:A New Lens for Supply Chain Roadmaps

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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How to get more from an EAM Implementation - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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