Tue.Nov 05, 2019

Sourcing Tips: How to Find the Right Food Service Supplies


It's important for any business to begin with the right suppliers — but it's even more important for those in the food services industry. Food service companies need to be able to procure supplies quickly in order to operate, and the cost of their supplies directly impacts their bottom line.

Escaping the supply chain Catch-22: customer service vs. rising costs


Retail supply chains catching up to Amazon. Competition to make and distribute consumer goods is at an all time high. Despite cries of a retail apocalypse, retailers like Walmart, Costco, and Target are all outperforming Amazon in the stock market this year.

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What is MRO and Why is it Important?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Indirect Procurement – It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

[PODCAST] The Digitization of Freight: Where are We?


Listen to “The Digitization of Freight: Where are We?” ” on Spreaker.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Ship This Way: Finding cost-effective carriers with freight market intelligence


Shippers live in a world wrought with uncertainty. You never know for sure if a preferred carrier will be available to transport any particular load at a given time or what the spot market might look like if you find yourself turning to it. That’s why so many shippers employ transportation management systems (TMS) to … The post Ship This Way: Finding cost-effective carriers with freight market intelligence appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Supply Chain Planning is Easy


Not So for Execution of the Plan. P lanning is probably the second oldest profession in the world! Just about everything we do requires some form of planning. What really matters is the quality and accuracy of the plans.

Your Advanced Multi-Echelon Inventory Planning for SAP Business One


SAP Business One inventory management software offers inventory management, manufacturing, and purchasing capabilities that can help improve supply chain management. Now, available with multiple location capabilities it offers more for growing companies. Inventory Planning SAP Business One

FDA Warns of Significant Drug Shortages – What Gives?


In a recent report, the FDA has warned of significant drug shortages in the U.S. These shortages are affecting approximately 130 drugs that are commonly used in the treatment of medical conditions or used in surgical procedures.

The Average Savings Found After a Freight Bill Audit


Shippers spend an average of 10% of gross expenses on transportation management. Aside from labor costs, transportation management, including paying carriers and sending freight, forms a lion share of costs to run a business in the modern world.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

5 Tips for Shippers to Improve Freight Delivery to Meet Customer Expectations


The post 5 Tips for Shippers to Improve Freight Delivery to Meet Customer Expectations appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Capacity Challenges Supply Chain Trends Value of a TMS Blog Posts

Food Waste Reduction Demands New Supply Chain Solutions

RELEX Solutions

What was once the grocery industry’s dirty little secret is now under the spotlight of consumer scrutiny: food retailers waste food. Consumer demand for ethical products certainly makes waste reduction a loyalty concern for grocers , but the financial repercussions can be staggering.

What Is Project Cargo Logistics?

PLS Logistics

What does project cargo logistics mean? Project cargo, or project freight logistics, is a special type of freight shipping that suggests moving high-volume and high-price freight.

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Customization and Personalization on the Rise in Product Packaging


Customization and personalization may be the key to increasing products' appeal. Consumer Products Retail Labeling Logistics Brand Integrity Labeling Trends

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Financial Optimization: What Do You Need to Succeed in 2020?

River Logic

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Expanded RapidResponse capabilities are here!


by Alexa Cheater Ask more of your planning platform. Kinaxis® has expanded its RapidResponse® platform.

5 Key Takeaways From CSR Risk and Performance Index 2019


The third edition of the Global CSR Risk and Performance Index , offers key insights on supply chain sustainability performance of more than 30,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis in the calendar years 2016-2018 . The report provides comprehensive snapshots of nine industry divisions as well as performance comparisons by company size and region.

Atlantic ports drive demand for flatbeds

DAT Solutions

Flatbed rates and load-to-truck ratios trended down in October compared to September, but there a some bright spots as we start the month of November. Rate Trend of the Week

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Backing into Safety Stock is the Safe Play

The Smart Software

Safety stock is a critical component in any system of inventory management. Indeed, some inventory software treats safety stock as the key decision variable in the quest to balance inventory cost against item availability. Unfortunately, that approach is not the best way to strike the balance.

Good Design Controls Are Critical to Avoid FDA Issues

Arena Solutions

We recently sat down with a few medical device companies to discuss how they deal with FDA requirements around design controls. We will share their experiences in this three-part series, but first want to lay the foundation for the design control discussion.

Segmentation: In the era of digitization and personalization, can you afford to have a single supply chain strategy?


The post Segmentation: In the era of digitization and personalization, can you afford to have a single supply chain strategy? appeared first on Chainalytics. Uncategorized cost to serve analytics Cost-to-Serve supply chain segmentation Supply Chain Strategy total cost to serve

SICPA’s “S&OP & Collaborative Planning” Workshop


On October 1st, QAD DynaSys was honored to be able to host SICPA’s “S&OP & Collaborative Planning” workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland. Our goal was to bring together an exclusive group of industry executives and users of QAD DynaSys’ Demand & Supply Chain Planning solutions to discuss common issues surrounding the S&OP and collaborative planning processes.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

How to Optimize Cash Management with a Portfolio Approach to AP Processes


A centralized, seamless, process for your accounts payable team is integral to faster invoice processing in order to attain early payment discounts and avoid fees. This can feel impossible when viewing a diverse field of suppliers and transaction types, but it is entirely possible to offer your suppliers the flexibility they need while adhering to your own organization’s requirements. Spur improvements in your accounts payable with our global eInvoicing webinar on Tues. 12th Nov at 10:00am ET.

What are the components of fulfillment costs?

6 River Systems

Order fulfillment costs are the total costs of storing inventory, processing orders and delivering orders to the end consumer.

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Optimizing Output Through Vendor Managed Inventory


In any business that deals in physical products, its inventory is its number one concern. Having a surplus means potential wastage and reduced efficiency, while having a deficiency means the inability to fulfill orders.

Unconventional Methods for Driving Innovation


Almost every company and organization values innovation, but few of them know where innovation truly comes from. Innovation doesn’t require a genius of mythic proportions, but it does require a catalyst.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!