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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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Markets on “Humpty Dumpty” Watch – Is Your Transportation Plan Ready?

Supply Chain Collaborator

Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists Michael Hartnett and Jared Woodward are sounding an alarm for US equities markets.

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.

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Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

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Beyond Visibility: How to Build a Supply Chain That Thinks

Supply Chain 24/7

This white paper details how end-to-end visibility will bring about a cognitive, predictive and digital supply chain, in which the flow of goods, resources, and people are mapped by an equivalent flow of information

The Benefits of Maintaining Transportation Sourcing Analytics through a Platform Dashboard


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.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

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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