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Why inventory management should be a company-wide conversation

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Don’t get caught having your company’s inventory management conversation alone!

Move Over RFID: The Promise of Real ‘Supply Chain Visibility’ Has Arrived

Supply Chain 24/7

Despite the hype, it turns out that RFID was only the beginning, the promise of end-to-end supply chain visibility that began years ago with RFID is now being realized through new, predictive tools for accessing and using supply chain data, and it’s giving early adopters an edge

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Where Is Your Company on the S&OP Maturity Curve?

Supply Chain Nation

Ask several companies about the focus of their sales and operations planning (S&OP) meetings, and you’ll likely receive very different responses, depending on a company’s S&OP maturity level. Some view it as a purely demand planning, sales planning or a consensus planning process, whereas others view it as a process of matching demand and supply. Very few think of S&OP as an integrated business planning process that can drive gains in revenue, margin and operating performance.

The Supply Chain Link Both Walmart & Amazon Are Missing - The ‘Perfect Order’

Supply Chain 24/7

“Amazon vs. Walmart” has become shorthand for the competition between online and offline retailers, yet those two channels are likely to become one as brick-and-mortar retailers go online, and e-tailers seek a closer relationship with consumers

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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[Infographic] How will AI transform the smart warehouse?


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Tim Young at Vero Solutions who came up with this fantastic interactive infographic about AI in the smart warehouse. . After working together earlier this year on this article featuring an interactive graphic from Vero Solutions, I wanted to get back in touch as we've recently worked with Vero to create a new interactive graphic that I thought might be of interest to you.

The Benefits of Maintaining Transportation Sourcing Analytics through a Platform Dashboard


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Smart Cities: Science Fiction or Possibility?

Enterra Insights

“Every mayor wants their city to be ‘smart’,” writes Eleanor Cummins (@elliepses), “but harder is doing what it takes to … Continued. The post Smart Cities: Science Fiction or Possibility? appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Big Data Cognitive Computing Connectivity Critical Infrastructure Smart Cities Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Maersk’s Q2 Financial Performance Provides Two Important Signposts

Supply Chain Matters

Moeller Maersk reported its second quarter financial performance this week, and the results included two important signposts for industry supply chains. One relates to validation of double-digit increases in ocean container transport rates and the other is a stark reminder of the monetary risks related to cybersecurity.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

MBA and Engineering Supply Chain Student Teams Kick Off this Week: Risk, Analytics, and Block Chain on the Agenda!


Fall semester at the Poole College of Management kicked off this week, and a new group of MBA and engineering students walked into our hallowed halls. In my MBA 541 class on supply chain relationships, I spent some time introducing the students to some of the topics we will cover this semester.

ICECORP and The Great White North Episode 7: How to Prepare your Supply Chain for the Christmas Holiday Season


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