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Collaboration in supply chain management is key

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld When scrolling through my news feed Friday, I found this article from SCN : “ Collaboration Key in Creating Competitive Advantages Through Supply Chains “ The article describes research recently published by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute. You can download the report here. My supply chain tool enabling collaboration?

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? That’s when it all gets extremely complicated, but one thing remains crystal clear: supply chain risk management is profoundly important for businesses to grow and expand. Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy.

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5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? But, Wait.What is the Digital Supply Chain?

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The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017. This year, most were interesting in supply chain optimization - from distribution to inventory management - and Key Performance Indicators. Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Digest. What does it take to create an award-winning supply chain? Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. And last year Costa Express won the “Technology” category award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards , also a top honor.

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?”. Recently I had the pleasure of attending EBG Network’s 8th Annual Source to Pay Summit, which gathered some of the Nordic’s largest organizations and procurement profiles. Regardless of the sheer amount of content one could chose to consume, the theme for the day was apparent and held strong: Digital Procurement. Supply Chain 4.0

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

2017 Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends Report

FLEXE

In mid-2015, FLEXE conducted a survey of supply chain professionals across multiple industries to identify and understand what key industry trends affect inventory and capacity fluctuations. The rise of eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has disrupted traditional buying experiences and linearity of supply chain operations. Increasing demands to be more responsive have forced businesses to reconsider the supply chain and challenge the traditional approach.

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. URL: sapinsiderevents.wispubs.com/2016/Vienna/SCM-PLM-MFG-Procurement-CRM/. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results.

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Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? As 2020 moves closer, one concept that I’m hearing discussed more and more in discussions and appearing online is that of the circular supply chain. The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain. Why is the Circular Supply Chain Trending?

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: Using supplier data to drive successful relationships

HICX Solutions

In our second interview in the series on ‘Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma,’ which supports a full survey carried out by HICX and Raconteur on the subject, Gren Manuel speaks to Richard Wilding, OBE. New demands on Procurement. Procurement for resilience, not just cost.

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Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: Using supplier data to drive successful relationships

HICX Solutions

In our second interview in the series on ‘Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma,’ which supports a full survey carried out by HICX and Raconteur on the subject, Gren Manuel speaks to Richard Wilding, OBE. New demands on Procurement. Procurement for resilience, not just cost.

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Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

An effective warehouse management strategy is key to staying competitive and meeting consumers’ expectations in the omnichannel world. Knowing the available inventory and assets only in distribution centers is inefficient and lacks value, but when applied across an entire supply chain network, inventory visibility propagates effective warehouse management. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity. Warehouse managers must understand why changes of standards and use of the Internet of Things (IoT) are needed and how smart warehouses can meet the demands of today and tomorrow. Download white paper.

20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

There are many factors to consider when designing a warehouse layout, and every design decision can have a significant impact on operational efficiency. Curtis Barry & Company , labor comprises more than half of a warehouse’s total operations costs. A poorly designed warehouse floor plan means warehouse associates must walk longer distances to accomplish tasks, resulting in wasted time and resources. Warehouse requirements do not denote storage alone.

What Does Augmented Analytics Mean for Procurement?

Jaggaer

And that, of course, includes procurement professionals. So, let’s examine Gartner’s words in more detail, but from the specific perspective of procurement. As is well known, procurement generates massive volumes of data. In the past, if a procurement professional wanted to run a query against data to determine what might happen in future (e.g. An obstacle to more rapid progress is the lack of relevant skills in many procurement organizations.

Technology’s Role in Improving the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

In today’s supply chain landscape, technology is becoming the key driver of an organization’s success, innovation and competitive edge. Companies today exist in an omni-channel world, where the movement of goods and supplies is a common thread that runs throughout the various stages of the supply chain. Fortunately, cloud-based technologies are driving down the cost of supply chain software, removing a long-time barrier for small- and medium-sized businesses.

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3D Printing Set to Streamline the Retail Supply Chain Through Reduced Lead Times and Inventory

BluJay Solutions

Our January blog post 3D Printing: Supply Chain Game Changer or New Risk for LSPs? In this post, we concluded that 3D printing is unlikely to fundamentally alter the mechanics of the global supply chain in the short term. Anyone involved in retail procurement is acutely aware of the importance of correctly predicting consumer/end-user requirements and ordering the right goods at the right time, in the right quantities.

Delivering a Consumer Centric Supply Chain for Grocers – Part 4 of 4

BlueYonder

In the first three blogs of this series, The Changing Face in Grocery (part 1) and The Digitalization of Grocery (part 2) and The Grocery Supply Chain of the Future (part 3), we have gone into substantial detail to describe shifting consumer behaviors – more shopping excursions for fewer meals, the drive to convenience with an emphasis on fresh and local purchases and the looming (and increasingly real) rise of digital shopping channels.

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Flying Warehouses! And Mobile Fulfillment Centers that Exist Today

FLEXE

Illustrations in the filing show a flying warehouse, which would remain at high altitudes as drones fly back and forth between the warehouse and nearby shipping destinations. The flying warehouse is designed to do things like hover over stadiums and restock concession stands in real-time. But, this idea of a mobile supply chain is happening today. One big shoe retailer recently used this type of warehousing to support its pop-up store campaign.

How Banks Can Improve Transparency in Procurement for Better Compliance

Jaggaer

Procurement in Banking also faces unique challenges due to the tough regulatory compliance environment that sets limits on how Banks can achieve goals like cutting costs. The bank’s Chief Procurement Officer may want to change vendor. But if (as is likely) the vendor is also a customer, for example one that recently received finance for a new warehouse, the Chief Operating Officer and customer relationship managers may have other ideas. Download it here now.

Automation in the supply chain to get major boost in 2019

EFT

A new report and industry survey from eyefortransport finds that automation is the top investment priority for retailers and manufacturers in 2019, particularly within the warehouse. The drive to get goods to customers at speed and to achieve operational efficiencies in what is currently a very tight labour market is pushing the investment environment to strongly focus on making more efficient warehousing operations that incorporate automation throughout.

2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry

Cerasis

Change will flow throughout all supply chains in 2018, regardless of products or services offered. Supply chain managers and executives should be mindful of these additional (read our first post of the top supply chain trends for this year) 2018 supply chain trends as the year progresses if they hope to stay competitive. . of the digital supply chain. Download ebook. Omnichannel Supply Chains Will Become Standard.

WMS Cybersecurity: Top 7 Reasons to Think of Security During Implementation

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain management is filled with risks, and Warehouse Managers need to start thinking about WMS cybersecurity during implementation, explains Cerasis, processes too. The importance of WMS cybersecurity can mean the difference between a positive customer experience and massive delays due to a breach in the digital supply chain , not to mention tarnished brand value. Focus on warehousing and logistics. Risks aren’t limited to warehousing either.

Delivering a Consumer Centric Supply Chain for Grocers – Part 4 of 4

BlueYonder

In the first three blogs of this series, The Changing Face in Grocery (part 1) and The Digitalization of Grocery (part 2) and The Grocery Supply Chain of the Future (part 3), we have gone into substantial detail to describe shifting consumer behaviors – more shopping excursions for fewer meals, the drive to convenience with an emphasis on fresh and local purchases and the looming (and increasingly real) rise of digital shopping channels.

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Better Spare Parts and Supply Chain Management via 3D Printing

Logistics Bureau

Supply chain management is a constant juggling act. This is a form of supply that takes traditional warehousing and demand planning out of the equation. These capabilities mean three levels of opportunity using 3D printing for spare parts and supply chains. There is then no need to store physical objects in a physical warehouse. Also, overall lead time is low for making and supplying spare parts. Enterprises can supply on demand.

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

EFT

The acquisition combines Reuters’ globally trusted news brand, scale and editorial excellence with eft’s deep expertise in highly specialized events and content production for key decision makers right across the supply chain industry. What role does eft play in the supply chain market and what business intelligence does it provide? In short, eft provides business insights and analysis to the whole supply chain industry.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

To see the what I built, check it out on SlideShare or view/download it in the SCI Community ). Your supply chain needs to be agile too. The best supply chains are also designed for purpose. For the purpose of this discussion, I define agility as the design of the supply chain to deliver the same cost, quality and customer service given a level of both market volatility and process variability. Preparing to Run the Race for Supply Chain 2020.

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

Veridian Solutions

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS. Ultimately, supply chain executives need to understand the challenges of a traditional WMS, and why a Warehouse Management System in the cloud is a viable solution with key benefits. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

Logistics is one component of the overall supply chain and is impacted by supply chain changes. At the same time, an effective logistics strategy can improve supply chain management and overall supply chain performance. Warehouse Operations

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

Veridian Solutions

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS. Ultimately, supply chain executives need to understand the challenges of a traditional WMS, and why a Warehouse Management System in the cloud is a viable solution with key benefits. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

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Supply Chain Game Changer

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Supply Chain Management:Why not WMS App? - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Supply Chain Management.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

E-Commerce Shipping Comes With Unique Challenges As explained by SPS Commerce.com, shippers may lack the physical resources, read “warehousing space,” necessary to handle e-commerce shipping. In addition, shippers may lack the resources necessary to push operations beyond availability and reliability of procurement. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Download White Paper.