Wed.Dec 05, 2018

Operating a Global Health Supply Chain in Low-Resource Settings


In addressing the challenges of operating a global health supply chain in low-resource settings, there’s plenty to learn from established commercial supply chains

Direct-To-Consumer Supply Chain Planning

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) presents supply chain planning challenges for both large and small consumer goods brands, but these challenges differ depending on which type of company you are. long tail Supply Chain Planning

Time to Get Comfortable with Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Hollywood loves artificial intelligence (AI) because it can be used to create both wonder and fear in movie audiences. The type of AI most often depicted in movies is artificial general intelligence (AGI) — sentient machines that could decide humankind is either a nuisance or a threat (think HAL 9000 or Skynet).

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans


Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics.

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.

Stay Current With Your Labeling Software


When an organization grows, they have many obstacles to overcome. They may have new facilities, new regions, new stakeholders, along with increasing customer and regulatory demands.

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Visibility for All: Getting Control of the Modern Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Raise your hand if you’re a control freak! In supply chain, leaders and innovators are, and it shows (favorably) in their performance.

The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

What a difference a year makes. Last November, executives from all segments of the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) ecosystem got together at the inaugural Leadership Roundtable meeting organized by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to discuss a couple of simple questions: Are there opportunities to elevate the performance of the HBM industry? Is there interest in collaborating together to pursue these opportunities?

The perfect gift this holiday season? How about The Ultimate S&OP toolkit?


by Teresa Chiykowski The biggest toy sellers (Target, Walmart, JCPenney and Amazon) have announced their picks for the hottest toys of the year. Coming in at number 1 are Pomsies – animatronic, interactive pets that kids can take anywhere.

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Prepare to Master Supply Chain Challenges in 2019!

Supply Chain Network

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

The Christmas Retail Checklist – Get Your Store Prepared! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article created by, and permission to publish here provided by, Chris Landry at [link]. Check out Innovations in Offline Retail! Infographic).

Supply Chain Scorecards: A Tool for the Times


Understanding and addressing – as quickly and completely as possible – issues within the supply chain has never been more important as consumer expectations around quality have never been greater.

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Five Reasons You Need Real-Time Visibility Today


These days, real-time visibility is all the rage. From industry publications to expert reports to supply chain events and conferences, it seems like visibility is at the forefront of everyone's minds. But it's more than just a buzzword.

Sourcing Journal Report: Digital Aspirations, Blind Spots & the Transparency Divide

Amber Road

Shippers everywhere are feeling the pressure to increase their products' speed to market. In a world where consumers have become used to expedited shipping and new items on store shelves every week a higher speed to market can be a great competitive advantage.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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What Does IoT Mean for Inventory Management?


The dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us and it is set to revolutionise many industries including inventory management. However, before we can understand how inventory management will be affected by IoT and how we can optimise this, we must first understand what exactly it is. IoT is essentially a concept where devices are connectec to the internet or each other via a wireless connection.

The Latest in the US/China Trade War Drama & the Global Supply Chain

Intelligent Audit

At the G20 Summit in Argentina, a huge announcement was made – a “pause” was put on the ongoing trade war between China and the United States. The big concession by the Chinese government is that they will reduce the existing 40% tariff on automobiles and, potentially, remove it. According to Economic Adviser to the President, Larry Kudlow, “We expect those tariffs to go to zero.”

Lead Time Considerations in Manufacturing

Dragon Innovation

Lead-time to produce a product is generally based on producing and/or acquiring the components and then assembling them. However, lead times in manufacturing a product should have more to do with how often the product changes than how much money is tied up in inventory you are willing to carry.

As Easy As ABC: Categorising and Managing Inventory


ABC analysis is an inventory management principle which stands for Always Better Control. It is based on the Pareto principle (20% of a commodity accounts for 80% of the net result) and can be very useful for management of a company’s inventory. In this article, we consider what ABC analysis is exactly and how it is calculated, an example of it in action and some pros and cons of its implementation. The ins and outs of ABC analysis.

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.

Lessons Learned

Supply Chain Nation

Caroline Sauve has been with JDA for 20 years and is senior practice director in JDA’s professional services organization. She shares the leadership lessons she has learned, starting with a stint as a Captain in the Canadian Army Reserve.

Season’s Greetings Calendar 2018

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Season’s Greetings Calendar 2018. News » RELEX Season’s Greetings Calendar 2018. Instead of shipping presents all over the world, we spread our holiday joy by doing charitable work and supporting good causes.

Adjuno to attend the Big Data & Machine Learning Leaders summit in Hong Kong


On 6th and 7th December Adjuno will be joining Asia’s most anticipated and exclusive Big Data & Machine Learning summit in Hong […]. The post Adjuno to attend the Big Data & Machine Learning Leaders summit in Hong Kong appeared first on Adjuno. News AI Artificial Intelligence Big Data Data Analytics Data Science Data Technologies Latest trends Machine learning Robotics Engineering technology

4 Ways Mobile Technology Can Boost Your Wholesale Business


Introduction. Wholesalers and distributors run a tight ship. This business model depends on a massive volume of orders to be fulfilled accurately and shipped on time, every time. The sheer number of transactions involved makes it perfect for using technology.

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.

Smart Strategies for Saving on Freight in 2019

Aborn and Co.

Unlike in previous years, where competition to fill space drove a shipper's market, in 2018 demand is exceeding supply which has shifted the balance of pricing power. These new market conditions have left shippers lamenting rates they haven’t encountered since the beginning of the decade

3 system options for managing inventory in your eCommerce business


Within the rapidly evolving world of eCommerce, managing inventory is a key pain point that prevents many businesses from achieving the growth they’re capable of. It’s an investment of both time and often cash, to research, choose and implement an inventory system that will work for your business.

Top 5 Plastic – Rubber Machines in November 2018

Exapro Hub

One of the most successful categories of used machines on is the Plastic – Rubber category. With more than 3,000 used machines available, buyers and sellers are constantly active on the online marketplace. In the same way we […]. The post Top 5 Plastic – Rubber Machines in November 2018 appeared first on Exapro Hub. Exapro Machinery


Microphones: How Are They Made?

Insights Solutions Global

As widely used as microphones in our daily products, its manufacturing process remains a mystery to a lot of us. Getting to know it can surely gain you headway in mitigating possible manufacturing risks. Now let's take a look at it. The post Microphones: How Are They Made? appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Microphone

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.