Wed.Oct 18, 2017

Robots in the Last Mile: Are You Ready for Last Mile Automation?

Cerasis

Imagine the scenario: consumer orders a product online, and to lower delivery is available in the area.

The next frontier: supply chain data architecture for your needs, not to feed the needs of numerous supply chain tech vendors

AIMMS

Data overload and quality issues are common problems faced by all organizations. This makes it really difficult to start getting value out of data with analytics.

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Machine intelligence and human creativity in supply chain planning

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha I am reading this absolutely fascinating book “Deep Thinking: Where machine intelligence ends and human creativity begins” by Garry Kasparov , former world chess champion.

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . By Etan Efrati, Freightos. As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The recurring answer? The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back.

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How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant: Why Should We Care About This Research?

Demand Solutions

Full confession: My team is small, yet diverse – I work with boomers and millennials, and the great generation in between. While I find the boomers tend to be more reserved and reticent in their remarks, millennials are quick to provide commentary with little filter engaged.

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The Gartner Magic Quadrant: Why Should We Care About This Research?

Demand Solutions

Full confession: My team is small, yet diverse – I work with boomers and millennials, and the great generation in between. While I find the boomers tend to be more reserved and reticent in their remarks, millennials are quick to provide commentary with little filter engaged.

The view from APICS 2017

CHAINalytics

By Bob Trebilcock | October 18, 2017 Just what is supply chain management? It’s a question I ask myself about this time each year when I wrap up the fall conference season.

How Supply Stores Survived Harvey and Irma

Elementum

After back-to-back hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the United States in September, supply stores across the country were put to the test in terms of preparedness and their capacity to recover quickly from the destruction caused by the unusual weather. According to reports , the combined property damages from hurricanes Harvey and Irma ranged from US $150 to $200 billion, ranking among the most expensive disasters in US history.

3 Critical Factors For A Successful Demand Forecasting System Implementation

Silvon Software

A Demand Forecasting system lives and dies by how well the system implementation is handled. As the trite saying goes, “the devil is in the details,” which most certainly applies to a forecasting project. Plus, we mustn’t forget that forecasting is an inexact science and requires a degree of mental interpolation (and a small amount of faith!) in the results.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Blockchain technology could help introduce higher levels of security to and confidence in supply chain transactions. When many people hear the word blockchain, they immediately think about bitcoin and crypto-currencies, conjuring up images of hackers and black markets.

Greenpeace Report Praises Apple’s Closed-Loop Supply Chain, Slams Samsung and Amazon

Supply Chain 24/7

While Apple featured as the second most responsible company, Samsung and Amazon faced heavy criticism from the report with the authors going so far as to say Amazon is “one of the least transparent companies in the world in terms of its environmental performance

Leadership Personified: Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck

NC State SCRC

I had the opportunity to hear Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck, speak at the SC50 meeting. Ken was a single child raised by a single father in Philadelphia, making his way into Harvard Law eventually.

“Non-Brand” Is Now “On Trend” — How the Internet Is Changing Everything for CPGs

FLEXE

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies have built their empires on their brand identities. But as more contenders join the fray, some new entrants are leading with a different foot forward … no brand at all. We all know them. Consumer Package Goods (CPGs) products.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Digital Supply Chain Conference 2018

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management Taking place on the 30-31 January, 2018, in Amsterdam, the conference has been designed to deliver insight from international experts on how they are developing enhanced, agile and connected supply chains through digital technology

More Accurate Promotion Forecasting with Causal Modelling

RELEX Solutions

More accurate promotion forecasting with causal modelling. Insights » Whitepapers. Author: Aki Ali-Vehmas, Data Scientist.

You Source Product in China. But Do You Really Know Who's Making It?

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Multi-tiered manufacturing supply chains can end up in some unexpected places - including prisons. Read More

Supply Chain Comment on Trip Report for CSCMP 2017 Part 3

Supply Chain Digest

The Three Best Breakut Sessions I Saw, on Analyzing the Procurment Process, Analytics Centers of Excellence, and Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain by Schneider Electric

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.

How Can We Keep Our Information Secure?

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

The battle against cybercrime rages on. And global supply chains remain highly vulnerable. Read More

Supply Chain Graphic of the Wee on Is Amazon as Walmart before It Keeping Inflation Low

Supply Chain Digest

Some Economists Say It is Part of Answer to Mystery as to Why Inflation Remains So Low Despite Stimulous

The 3D Printing Revolution: How It Will Affect Procurement Strategies

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

3D printing is one of the hottest technology developments in supply chain today. Is it for real? Read More

Better Supplier Labeling: Part 14 [Video]

Loftware

Welcome back to the Loftware blog. Video Labeling

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Bitcoin and the Rise of Cryptocurrencies: Are They Here to Stay?

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Are cryptocurrencies like bitcoin gaining legitimacy in the retail and services sector? And what impact might they have on the supply chain? Read More

Designing Customer and Career Success

Supply Chain Nation

Chrystel Black is the User Experience (UX) Director at JDA Labs in Montreal, where she leads a team of 15 professionals, spread out over three countries: India, Canada and the U.S.

What Companies Get Wrong About Cyber Risk

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Face it: There's no such thing as a supply-chain information-technology system that's completely invulnerable to cyber attack. Read More

Cognitive Computing is More than a Gimmicky Name

Enterra Insights

The term cognitive computing was first adopted by IBM as an alternative to the term artificial intelligence (AI). When Bloomberg … Continued. The post Cognitive Computing is More than a Gimmicky Name appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Cognitive Computing Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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