Wed.Dec 05, 2018

Operating a Global Health Supply Chain in Low-Resource Settings

APICS

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

Cerasis

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

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.

Stay Current With Your Labeling Software

Loftware

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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Prepare to Master Supply Chain Challenges in 2019!

Supply Chain Network

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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?

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

Kinaxis

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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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.

Supply Chain Scorecards: A Tool for the Times

Inmar

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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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).

Five Reasons You Need Real-Time Visibility Today

Tive

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.

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.

What Does IoT Mean for Inventory Management?

Unleashed

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.”

As Easy As ABC: Categorising and Managing Inventory

Unleashed

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.

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.

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.

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.

4 Ways Mobile Technology Can Boost Your Wholesale Business

EMERGE App

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.

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

Adjuno

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

3 system options for managing inventory in your eCommerce business

TradeGecko

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.

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.

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

Top 5 Plastic – Rubber Machines in November 2018

Exapro Hub

One of the most successful categories of used machines on Exapro.com 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

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2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday: The Numbers Are In

FLEXE

Slow cookers are in. Big-screen TVs are out. Plus, this was the first Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) weekend since the iconic Toys R Us closed up shop. Here’s our annual recap of what went down during the biggest shopping weekend of the year. T-Minus 4 weeks until 2019, but who’s counting?

GrandCanals Data Scientists Analyze FedEx 2017 Holiday Ship-By Dates to Provide Holiday Shipping Guidance for 2018

GrandCanals

I’m happy to announce that version 4.0 of the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud (FIC) is now available! The post GrandCanals Data Scientists Analyze FedEx 2017 Holiday Ship-By Dates to Provide Holiday Shipping Guidance for 2018 appeared first on GrandCanals.

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.