Wed.Sep 11, 2019

How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Sustainable Logistics: Making the Last Mile Eco-Friendly! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Phil Edwards at Melbourne Packaging Supplies.

Top 3 Barriers in Supply Chain That Affect the Customer Experience

Clear Spider

Customer satisfaction is the key to your organization’s success. In fact, in a recent survey by BlueJay Solutions, six in ten supply chain professionals believe that the customer experience is more important than price when it comes to the purchase of new technologies.

Inventory Is ‘Evil’? Not So Fast

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

It was Apple CEO Tim Cook who called inventory “fundamentally evil.” ” But a lot of manufacturers and retailers don’t seem to agree with him

What Makes Data So Valuable?

Shipchain

We are living in the Digital Age, and that means that the world’s most valuable resources are digital as well. Today’s hottest commodity is data. Nowadays, how you study, manage, and protect your data can make or break you.

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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.

Business Forecasting Lessons From Hurricanes

Arkieva

With each storm, there comes a bevy of forecasts put out by different computer models. These forecasts begin about 10 days out and change as the storm gets closer and closer. This blog tries to extract some learnings from this process of forecasting.

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How to Implement a Transportation Management System SAP

AFFLINK

An advanced enterprise software solution, SAP can help optimize and improve upon the performance of a transportation management company. A transportation management system SAP is a valuable tool for consolidating logistics, shipping, and inventory information.

Taking Leaps of Faith

Supply Chain Nation

Meet Donna Gaspard, senior director of alliances at JDA, who believes listening is the most important thing a leader can do, and that authenticity is the single-most important trait we should carry within ourselves.

Traceability In Food & Beverage Manufacturing is The Cornerstone of Quality

IQMS

Compliance and quality are the foundations all great food & beverage manufacturers rely on to create and strengthen trust with their distribution networks and customers.

Cloud-based MRO Forecasting and Planning

Vanguard Software

Stochastic forecasting and cloud-based planning help AIOs and MRO providers reduce spare parts inventory while keeping machinery running smoothly. Supply Chain Inventory Optimization MEIO

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

How To Make Your Supply Chain More Efficient

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

by James Daniels, freelance writer. There are multiple benefits to creating a more efficient supply chain in your business, you’ll be able to cut unnecessary costs from your spending and respond more quickly to market changes, supply irregularities and fluctuating demand

Three Must-Watch Advanced Analytics Videos

Halo

Visibility, scalability, superior forecasting – if these things are important to your business, then take a moment to listen to our customers explain how Halo is driving business success in these three advanced analytics videos. Uncovering Sources of Growth with Advanced Analytics.

The Benefits of Effective Final Mile Logistics

Cerasis

An effective final mile logistics strategy must consider all variables, defining what is necessary to provide a superior customer experience. Unfortunately, not all final mile carriers are equal, and services may vary widely between geographic regions.

Benore Logistic Systems achieves tenfold performance increase and 100 percent uptime with SvSAN

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

StorMagic, simplifying storage at the edge, announced that Benore Logistic Systems, Inc., a Michigan-based supply-chain solutions company, has replaced its legacy standalone SAN with StorMagic SvSAN to improve performance and add redundancy. With SvSAN, Benore Logistic has maintained 100 percent uptime and realised a tenfold system performance increase compared to its previous solution

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The Impact of Innovative Supply Chain Management Tools on Working Capital

Savi

PwC, in its 2018/2019 report titled “Navigating Uncertainty: PwC’s annual global Working Capital Study”, provides a comprehensive overview of global trends in working capital management by region and by sector. The insights and conclusions speak to the impact of using traditional tools to manage working capital. However, the report stops short of addressing the impact of global supply chain management on working capital.

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5 Tips to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Business Scalability

Veridian Solutions

There will always be opportunities for improvement within the supply chain. The best-laid plans for success require a well-oiled machine, comprised of all systems of record, your workers, truck drivers, and other business to business partners. Unfortunately, finding a way to improve warehouse efficiency can be difficult. As explained by Multichannel Merchant , supply chain leaders should follow these five tips to improve warehouse efficiency now. View Cycle Counting as a Quality Assurance Test.

How to Tell if Your Suppliers are Underperforming

Unleashed

Not all suppliers are created equal: some are better at providing low-cost goods, while others are great at customisation. Some suppliers have optimised for fast-shipping times, and some suppliers focus on high-quality materials. Regardless of whether you make, manage or move products, suppliers are a vital part of your company’s success. Without reliable suppliers, you could be jeopardising with your business model. It’s clear that suppliers are an important lifeline to a company.

The Robot Uprising Reaches the Store

Logistics Viewpoints

The robot uprising is coming to a store near you. And no, I’m not talking about Skynet building T-1000 Terminators to take over the world (or store in this case).

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Interview: “Standardization and automation create huge opportunities for the rail industry.”

SupplyOn

Aims to advance the digitization of the supply chain beyond traditional business processes: André Truszkowski-Jonas from Siemens Mobility The railway industry is getting more and more digital, using new, innovative technologies in many fields. We spoke with André Truszkowski-Jonas, responsible for Business Excellence at Siemens Mobility, about current trends, the benefits of a rail community and the importance of standards for the industry.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on What Countries have What Share of the Globl Economy

Supply Chain Digest

USA Still by Far Largest Economy, though China is Rising Rapidly

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Project Freshstart: A National DCP Success Story

Talking Logistics

At the Manhattan Associates Momentum 2019 conference earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview Chris LaFaire, SVP of IT at National DCP, a $2 billion supply chain management company. You might not be familiar with the name National DCP (NDCP), but you likely know the brands it supports: Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins. Read more Project Freshstart: A National DCP Success Story.

Will Superjobs Require Super Humans?

Enterra Insights

Among the many threads of discussion relating to the future of human work, perhaps the most interesting speculation involves the kinds of jobs that don’t exist today but will be created in the future. Journalist Kaveh Waddell ( @kavehwaddell ) observes, “Experts [are] puzzling out the future of work [and trying to figure out] what kind of new jobs will be enabled by AI and robotics — and how many there will be, relative to the work that is likely to disappear due to automation.”[1]

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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.

An interview with Michael Hutzli, Engineering

Alloy

Michael Hutzli is an engineering team lead in Alloy’s Vancouver office. Before joining Alloy a bit over three years ago, he worked as a software engineer at Addepar in Mountain View and at AdNovum in Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. Get To Know Us

How to overcome distribution challenges with WMS features: 6 Tips

SCJunction

A common KPI in a growing business is to improve the bottom line of your distribution centre. Margins vary wildly between 3% and 30%, and the slicker your operation, the higher that margin becomes. A good Warehouse Management System can make a huge difference to your growth. Warehouse Best Practice

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Personnel Tracking for Every Situation

AB&R

Tracking people’s movement around a defined area extends beyond tracking employees within a business. From the day to day uses, to emergency situations, to the special occasions,RFID enables you to track and control access throughout your space. For Every Day.

iPaaS Webinar: Making the Case for an iPaaS, September 19th

Axway

Integration platform as a Service (iPaaS) simplifies any combination of cloud and ground deployment by providing prebuilt application connectors to the most popular SaaS applications.

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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.