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


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


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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Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014


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. In short, the increased threat of terrorism underscores the importance of taking a smarter approach to supply chain risk management , which was one of my predictions for 2014. Guess Who Announced New Transportation Management Software (TMS) Functionality Yesterday.

Roberto Crippa: “If you try to manage new business with old rules you fail”

Supply Chain Movement

Until June of this year, Tecniplast, an Italian manufacturer of laboratory equipment and specialised plastics, did not have a formal supply chain. The business and the mind-set of the company had already moved from one that used to sell products to one that manufactures and delivers complex solutions. One is the customised manufacturing of high quality design plastic objects such as tables and chairs. If you try to manage the new business with the old rules you fail.

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

Here on Talking Logistics , however, the sun is shining bright. Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters. The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. Sports Authority: Another Not-So-Great Moment in Supplier Relationship Management. The Impact of Omni-Channel on Logistics (3,528 views). It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping (2,981 views).

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This Week in Logistics News (September 16-20, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Trimble to Acquire the Assets of Asset Forestry Limited to Extend its Logistics Capabilities. Kewill and CarrierWeb Penetrate China Transportation Market with Mobility and Data Management Solutions. China remains an important focus for supply chain and logistics technology providers, as evidenced by this week’s announcements by Amber Road and Kewill. I remember when I visited China in 2005 and I met with the CEO of a leading logistics service provider.

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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Mitigate Seasonality and Other Logistics Disruptions with TMS Supporting Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Collaborator

– Choose technology that supports operating with actionable data instead of making decisions based on questionable, public information. – Contradictory streams of conflicting industry media market perspectives is no way to plan for actual supply logistics. First, accept that it is nearly impossible to rely on trends data derived in industry media outlets for any kind of effective transportation planning. A manufacturing slowdown?

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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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.

Taking Your Supply Chain to a New Dimension: Shipper Symposium 2019


During the three days, industry leaders, executives, partners, sponsors, carriers and shippers had the opportunity to discuss current industry trends such as data management and technology, capacity constraints, and economic and regulatory issues that are impacting the transportation of goods across the globe. Companies are willing to share data to get a more holistic view, and that’s a game-changer. Taking Your Supply Chain to a New Dimension: Shipper Symposium 2019.

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Overcoming Supply Chain Disruptions with Shanna Greathouse and Tony Nichols

The Logistics of Logistics

He has over 25 years of experience across all functions of the supply chain and IT in multiple industries including consumer products, life sciences, and industrial manufacturing. The Supply Chain Disruptions Include: Manufacturing capacity drops and become less efficient.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

And now let us examine the reasons why a career in logistics offers so much diversity to so many workers. Supply chain management is increasingly making an impact on the overall functioning of the business and influencing C-suite decisions. Do you want to be managing people?

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!

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. Lack of a Supply Chain strategy beyond just managing operating expenses.

Is Your Supply Chain ‘Ready for Anything’?


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.

This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Drones, driverless vehicles, and global trade all made the headlines in this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Teamsters Tell UPS: No Drones or Driverless Trucks (WSJ – sub. Alibaba’s logistics arm works on driverless technology as automation pace picks up (South China Morning Post). E2open Strengthens Channel Data Management Capabilities with Acquisitions of Birch Worldwide and Entomo.

Investing in innovation key to surviving future pandemic, report shows


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


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.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF


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.

Can cold chain keep up with hot demand?


What we saw happen, again around a Black Swan event, is the lack of supply chain preparedness, resiliency and risk management,” says enVista Vice President Geoff Milsom. Shipping times from these manufacturers are very, very long because they're stretched so thin.

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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5 Quick Solutions for Simplifying Supply Chains


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.

Let’s Make It an Espresso. Outside-in Is Not an Evolution

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am preparing to speak at a global supply chain conference for a group of enterprise architects at a global manufacturer. This manufacturer is an industry leader. Additionally, Master Data Management technologies with one-to-one mapping will become obsolete. They respond based on order and shipment data. This data does not accurately represent what is happening in the channel. More data, and more varied data, yields additional capabilities.

Global Trends In Digital Supply Chain - 2019 Review


The landscape of supply chain management is under evolvement as it is the answer to recent development in this industry. 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). This technology continues helping manufacturers to speed up the process, save time, capital and inventory by optimizing their supply chains.

Global Trends In Digital Supply Chain - 2019 Review


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.

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.

Keeping it Fresh: Supply Chain of Livestock and Fresh Food


Operators progressively distribute networks, infrastructure and logistics. Allastair Isbeter, DHL’s Vice President for Consumer said in an interview that “collaboration can be done by retailers, manufacturers, distributors, between logistics companies, final mile agents and between manufacturer and retailer. Furthermore, IoT has been widely used more than ever as businesses utilize data management technology for a more efficient way to trace products.

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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.

Phone Call with Santa Claus


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.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints Global Leader in Product, Advanced Technologies & Big Data Analytics, Dr. Bhaskar Ballapragada, to Chief Technology Architect


Ballapragada most recently served as the Chief Product Officer of RhythmOne [RTHM], with responsibilities for Global Product, Engineering and Data across companies worldwide operations. “We’re Bhaskar’s impressive track record over three-decades at four pioneering analytics companies highlights his proven experience in building multiple, large-scale, data-intensive platforms. In the modern world, data is like a part in the supply chain.