Thu.May 23, 2019

Key Supply Chain Digital Transformation Pitfalls to Avoid


Supply Chain Digital transformation has the potential to be, for no better words, transformative; when done right, a transformation can enable your business to reap significant, and well-documented, benefits.

What are the Key Components of Successful Supplier Management?

HICX Solutions

Here at HICX we are championing the importance and value of evolved supplier management. Evolved supplier management focuses on moving beyond mere strategic sourcing and category management, and instead encouraging organisations to think differently about how they work with their suppliers.

Supply Chain Collaboration Needs Blockchain. Here's Why.

Supply Chain Brain

The race to push I.T. applications to the cloud isn’t enough to improve collaboration within the supply chain

Editor’s Pick: How Virtual Reality is Transforming the Trucking Industry

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Kuebix’s blog highlights the use of virtual reality (VR) technology to train truck drivers. Virtual reality (VR) is.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Quantum Inventory Theory?

The Smart Software

Physics at the quantum level is quite weird – not at all like what we experience in our usual macroscopic life. Among the oddities are “superposition”, “entanglement”, and “quantum foam.”

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Winning in an Era of Tariffs and Trade Wars

The Network Effect

The tariff situation changes rapidly. As of today, the Trump administration has imposed about $250 billion in tariffs on imported. The post Winning in an Era of Tariffs and Trade Wars appeared first on The Network Effect.

The Supply Chain of Tomorrow is Here Today

Supply Chain Collaborator

If you’re not pursuing supply chain digitization, you run the risk of being left behind! For many organizations, all the data created by today’s disparate supply chain management technologies exist in separate silos. The data is the lifeblood of digitization and these siloes are ripe for convergence. Early adopters are well on their way to realizing the amazing benefits and competitive advantage of digitization.

Doing Business in the Netherlands


The Netherlands is a modern and highly industrialized country located in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. The Netherlands was one of the founding countries of both the EU and NATO, showing that it is a nation of progressive and forward-thinking people.

Gartner Supply Chain Event 2019: a New Era


The QAD DynaSys Pilgrimage. On May 16, QAD DynaSys made their annual pilgrimage to Phoenix Arizona to join 3500 other supply chain leaders and analysts from all corners of the globe for what is touted as the largest supply chain gathering in the world.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

There is no ‘Supply Chain’ Without a ‘Communication Chain’


Supply chain is defined as the sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of a commodity. The details within those processes vary among industries, companies, and products.

Navigating Automotive Disruption: Eliminate Bottlenecks in your Supply Chain and Lean-out Operations to free-up Working Capital for R&D


The Automotive Industry is being disrupted on all sides and is upending the traditional models of vehicle manufacturing that have evolved over the past 120 years to dominate the world.

If You Like Our Blog, You’ll Love Our YouTube Channel

Logistics Bureau

Here at Logistics Bureau, we’re delighted that our blog is attracting so many followers, and that our posts inspire lots of healthy dialogue.

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The Inevitable Future of the Internet of Things (IoT)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Internet of Things (IoT) – Welcome the Digital Supply Chain! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer and permission to publish here provided by Rachel Stinson.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Customer Service in Logistics Needs a Shift in Focus

Consumer Goods Logistics

Listen. React. Listen. React. Listen. React. These two words summarize the day of many customer service representatives (CSRs) across the world. Supply Chain Challenges Logistics Leadership 3PL Outsourcing Logistics Innovation Logistics Customer Service

Benefits of Inventory Serial Number Tracking


Regular readers will know that we’re big fans of using barcodes and handheld readers for inventory management. But did you know that you can also enjoy all the benefits and advantages of managing your internal stock with barcodes?

[WHITE PAPER] Improving Inbound Freight Management: How Data-Driven Processes Bring Efficiencies & Reduce Costs


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Shippers may work with countless vendors in today’s world, and in the age of e-commerce, it is possible for shippers to work vendors and suppliers from across the globe. Unfortunately, managing this complex vendor network and controlling More.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on US Truckload Rates Finally Slowing Down

Supply Chain Digest

Cass Analyst Says Rates to be Flat or Even Negative for Full Year

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Kinaxis named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation


by Danielle McNeil Taylor We’re pleased to share news of Gartner’s most recent research, the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation.

Marketing and Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

As consumers increasingly take the digital path to purchase, reaching them with the right offer at the exact moment they are making purchasing decisions is critical. This new age truism brought artificial intelligence (AI) into the marketing arena in a big way. Wesley Mathew, head of marketing at Meltwater, writes, “It’s not uncommon for artificial intelligence to come up in marketing conversations as a future focus.

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Ivalua Awarded Best P2P Specialist Provider at World Procurement Awards 2019


Award continues broad recognition of Ivalua technology by industry leaders. May 22, 2019, Redwood City, CA – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management cloud solutions, today announced that it has been awarded as the best P2P Specialist Provider by an independent panel of industry veterans at the 2019 World Procurement Awards.

The Era of Manufacturing Process Automation Is Here


61% of manufacturers are making large-scale operational improvements to their shop floors, including manufacturing process automation systems in 2019 to continue the strong growth they achieved in 2018. Improving shop floor productivity is 1.4

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

HIMPACT | Speed of Implementation

Herlitz Inventory Management

The time it takes for the system to be implemented, buyers to be trained on the system, and for you start seeing benefits is as quick as 4-6 weeks. When searching for a new purchasing solution, many organizations spend many weeks, months or even years trudging through the selection process.

A hybrid integration platform is not about integration


One of the most shocking moments of my life was during a conversation about headlights.


The Claritum team is growing


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Bath, UK (May 23, 2019) – Claritum, a provider of cloud based spend management solutions, today announced the addition of new talent into the team. “We continue to grow our team with the best of the growing pool of West of England talent.” said Prof.

Join Unleashed, CloudSolve and PurePops at the Naturally Good Business Summit


We’re excited to announce that we’re back for another year at the Naturally Good Business Summit ! Unleashed is proud to be the Business Summit sponsor for the event. Held in Syndey, Naturally Good Business Summit promises to be an engaging and informative day whether you’re a start-up or established player in your field. Get tickets here. How Selecting the Right Cloud Applications can Increase Profits.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.