Tue.Dec 04, 2018

What’s shaping the steel industry today?

Quintiq

In recent years, the steel industry has seen creative solutions to long-standing challenges, emerging technologies, and niche market explorations – all of which are changing this traditionally conservative industry.

Supply Chain Planning for Direct-To-Consumer

ToolsGroup

Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) presents special supply chain planning challenges for both smaller microbrands (e.g., eyeglass brand Warby Parker or mattress seller Casper) and much larger consumer goods incumbents, but the planning challenges are different depending on which type of company you are.

From “Rules of Thumb” to Non-Linear Algorithmic Optimization

Logility

Back in the mid 1990’s when I first entered the Supply Chain field as a freshly minted MBA from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, I was full of “state of the art” knowledge from visionary teachers like Don Bowersox, David Closs, Steven Melnyk and others.

Year in Review: The Trends That Defined Supply Chain in 2018

Elementum

A trade war that put businesses and consumers on edge. An entire industry confronting generational shifts and talent loss. The synergization of online and offline sales channels.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Top 8 software every FMCG company should invest in

Abivin

FMCG is a versatile and rapidly changing industry. Therefore, FMCG businesses are usually the pioneer in using innovative methods and facilities to improve their work processes.

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Thieves in the Temple – Errors in the Planning-Execution System

Arkieva

Here’s a quick look at how to identify and fix errors in planning execution systems. Thieves in the Temple – Errors in the Planning-Execution System was first posted on December 4, 2018 at 8:23 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at hyeboah@arkieva.com.

BluJay Named in ‘Challengers’ Section of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

BluJay Solutions

BluJay has been named in the Challengers quadrant of Gartner’s 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks.” The evaluation is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Read the full article in Logistics Business.

Improving Supply Chain Resilience

Enterra Insights

Supply chain risk management (SCRM) is often discussed in terms of prevention, mitigation, and recovery. Prevention, of course, is the most cost effective course of action. The medical community is fond of repeating an adage attributed to the 16th century Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus, “Prevention is better than cure.” ” Supply chain risk managers undoubtedly agree with that sentiment.

Last Mile Customer Experience Starts with Real-Time Visibility

Convey

Last week, tens of millions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday ecommerce orders were shipped, […]. The post Last Mile Customer Experience Starts with Real-Time Visibility appeared first on Convey. Retail Supply Chain Tips and Tricks

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Are You on the Supply Chain Naughty List or the Nice List this Year?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator? Supply Chain is a very difficult business area to work in. It is not for the faint of heart.

An App for Food Transparency

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

Changing how consumers engage and interact with the food and drink they consume is seen as a big part of the sustainable supply chain conundrum.

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BluJay Recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks

BluJay Solutions

According to the report, “The critical characteristic of Challengers is that they have capable, proven and mature products, with numerous live customers, with an overall solid and well-recognized position in the marketplace. They also have consistent track records of successful implementations. Read the full article in DC Velocity. The post BluJay Recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks appeared first on BluJay Solutions. In The News

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Optimising Inventory Control in Multichannel Businesses

Unleashed

For business owners, keeping up with the changing demands of customers can be challenging, especially when these demands require considerable changes to the way your business operates. With better inventory control and optimised management, your multichannel operation can perform at a higher level and meet customer expectations. Integrating inventory control with suppliers. Working with external suppliers can be challenging because of the pressure put on those connections.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

The Dispatch Report + Pilot Updates | Decemeber 2018, Issue No. 9

Shipchain

Dear Community, As 2018 begins to wind down, we want to give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting things we’ve been working on—some fantastic updates that we have for you today—and the major milestones we can’t wait to share with you in January. Overview.

Barriers weakening world trade growth

EFT

Indices for all seven countries indicate further growth. Pace slows down in all index countries – particularly in Asia. India continues to grow most dynamically. Weakest trade growth in the UK. Global trade will continue to grow over the next three months but the pace will slow noticeably.

The Dispatch Report + Pilot Updates | December 2018, Issue No. 9

Shipchain

Dear Community, As 2018 begins to wind down, we want to give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting things we’ve been working on—some fantastic updates that we have for you today—and the major milestones we can’t wait to share with you in January. Overview.

Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

3 Vital Mistakes That Impede Global Supply Chain Success

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Growth, global expansion, and building complex networks of partnerships are a boon to businesses, but they also come at a price.

Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains

Jaggaer

Why You Should Consider Freight Procurement Sourcing Solution. Procuring raw materials or finished goods is one thing, but the processing of moving those goods from one place to another brings its own set of challenges. Whether you’re in charge of ordering the “things” or managing how and where those things get from A to B, both sides of the procurement equation stand to benefit from freight procurement automation.

World-Renowned Lean & Kaizen Expert Mr. Takao Sakai joins ThroughPut Advisory Board

ThroughPut

MENLO PARK , SILICON VALLEY, Calif., 3, 2018. ThroughPut Inc., the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supply Chain pioneer that enables companies to detect, prioritize and alleviate dynamic operational bottlenecks just-in-time today announced the appointment of global lean & Just-In-Time expert, Mr. Takao Sakai , to the Executive Advisory Board. Takao Sakai currently serves as the President of Global People Solutions Inc., and as the Founder of Lean X.

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Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Understanding How LTL and Last Yard Is the New “Last Mile”

Cerasis

As explained by Gary Frantz of Transport Topics , products requiring in-home installation or setup form one of the fastest growing sales’ areas in e-commerce. Appliances, electronics and even home repairs are combined with the online shopping experience , so it is not enough to get a shipment to its destination. Shippers must recognize the need to go further, including the installation or setup of a product, as well as maintaining visibility and control over the shipment throughout transit.

Supply Chain News on Treatment of Pregnant Workers in the DC a Growing Legal Issue

Supply Chain Digest

Group of Senators Demands Information from XPO after Article on Miscarriages by New York Times

[PODCAST] Why Shippers & 3PLs Who Focus on Customer Service Reduce Freight Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s “The Freight Project” Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Eric Workman, the Cerasis Customer Service Manager. Eric oversees our auditing & billing department as well as our freight damage claims department. Both services help streamline shippers’ internal processes by saving them time and money by not having to dedicate resources to do either of these functions.

Improved Packaging Strategy Greatly Reduced Product Damage for Leading Medical Equipment Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

In a recent project, a leading medical equipment manufacturer dealing with high damage rates engaged Chainalytics’ Packaging Optimization team to design a best-in-class packaging solution to allow for safe handling, transport, and damage reduction.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.