Wed.Oct 28, 2020

Engaging Executives to Drive S&OP Performance

CHAINalytics

The benefits of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) are well known — e.g., improved forecast accuracy, lower working capital, better customer service, and higher EBITDA. Unfortunately, for many companies, their S&OP process hasn’t yielded these results.

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Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management

Cerasis

Multimodal represents one of the most important ways, if not the most significant development in the supply chain’s history, to increase efficiency and lower costs. And more companies are turning to multimodal shipping management as an alternative to sticking with a single-mode.

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Businesses are expected to increase their cloud spend in 2020

IT Supply Chain

By Tom Homer (pictured). SVP of sales & Client Services Operations for EMEA at GTT. The post Businesses are expected to increase their cloud spend in 2020 appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

TT Club weighs in to help supply chain players with online guidance

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s Stefan Tarneberg offers his perspective on Brexit as The Loadstar covers new Brexit risk management guidance. Read the full story here. The post TT Club weighs in to help supply chain players with online guidance appeared first on BluJay Solutions Ltd. In The News The LoadStar

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

The role of an accountant in Supply Chains

IT Supply Chain

By Nidhi Donga (pictured). Content Writer at 123Financials. The post The role of an accountant in Supply Chains appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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Uptake of the cloud has no end in sight

IT Supply Chain

By Tom Homer (pictured). SVP of sales & Client Services Operations for EMEA at GTT. The post Uptake of the cloud has no end in sight appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Iptor achieves multiple success in Nordics

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Iptor, the Swedish-based, global provider enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, planning and logistics software and services, reports exceptional success in Norway, Sweden and Finland in the first half of 2020

A Quick Guide to Insurance for Supply-Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Brain

It can take years for a company to recover from a supply-chain failure, and the potential financial implications can be staggering

The Key Coffee Industry Trends For 2021 & Beyond

Unleashed

Popular with consumers around the world and supporting numerous developing nations as one of their key commodities, the coffee industry is both valuable and – up to the beginning of 2020 – expanding. However with Covid-19 slowing both production and demand, and disrupting the global supply chain, the global coffee industry has stalled in recent months – and seen new trends take hold. Here’s our summary of the key factors set to affect the coffee industry in 2021 and beyond.

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

8 Things Companies Get Wrong in Supply Chain Management

Logistics Bureau

Even the biggest companies make supply chain management mistakes, and they typically have dedicated management hierarchies focused solely on balancing supply and demand.

Employers face potential exodus of supply chain talent, survey shows

EFT

Employers could be facing a talent exodus according to a new survey conducted by global recruiter DSJ Global. While 50% are confident or very confident in their job security, 41% of global respondents say they are unlikely to stay with their current employer in the next few months.

8 Things Companies Common Mistakes in Supply Chain Management

Logistics Bureau

Even the biggest companies make supply chain management mistakes, and they typically have dedicated management hierarchies focused solely on balancing supply and demand. For the smaller business, with a management team that has to juggle multiple areas of responsibility, it’s even easier to inadvertently neglect, overdo or omit certain aspects of supply chain management—or just get them plain wrong. Do These Things Right For Supply Chain Success.

Blume Global Introduces New Street Turns Solution for Ocean & Motor Carriers and IMCs

Supply Chain Brain

Blume Global, a provider of logistics and supply chain solutions, recently announced Blume Street Turns, a solution to optimize drayage operations and container utilization through the use of machine learning algorithms

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Cooperating in a crisis

EFT

It’s easy to retreat when tough times arrive, to look inwards and try to focus only on our immediate tasks and surroundings. However, the supply chain is a naturally collaborative process and requires many moving pieces to mesh together — often at great distance — to function effectively.

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Be Engaged: Your Voice Matters

Supply Chain Nation

There is a slogan that is often touted during an election cycle: Your voice, your vote. It puts me in mind of one of the opening scenes in the movie “Selma.” The scene opens with a middle-aged Black woman sitting in a waiting room of a government building. She is called to the clerk’s window and hands over an application to register to vote. You can tell by the look on her face that this is not the first time she has attempted this. Her expression is an equal mix of determination and weariness.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Strategic Recommendations for Procurement Post Pandemic

Supply Chain Digest

McKinsey Now is Time to Reimagine the Procurement Function

Why Freight Brokers Must Stay the Course on Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That saying is especially true this year with what companies across all industries, including freight brokers, are experiencing during the pandemic. What are the leaders in the industry doing?

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Supply Chain News on Is Iron Man Coming to Factory Floor

Supply Chain Digest

Automakers Testing Exoskeletons for Workers on Factory Floor

The 5-Step Guide to Successful Digital Transformation

ivalua

The post The 5-Step Guide to Successful Digital Transformation appeared first on Ivalua

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Cognitive Computing and the Changing Business Landscape

Enterra Insights

The term “cognitive technologies” is unlikely to replace the more common phrase “artificial intelligence,” despite the fact it better denotes there are a multitude of technologies that rest under the AI umbrella. “Perhaps the greatest promise offered to businesses today stems from cognitive computing technology,” write staff members from Ohio University. “These systems can process unstructured information in ways like humans, but much faster.

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The fast-moving CPG rollercoaster continues

DAT Solutions

This week, we are taking a look at the leading freight demand indicators for the truckload sector with much the same to report as last month - freight volumes are down overall, but it is a very different story at the commodity level. Market Update

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Why Great Prospects Don’t Become Customers with Zach Ramirez

The Logistics of Logistics

Why Great Prospects Don’t Become Customers with Zach Ramirez. Zach Ramirez and Joe Lynch discuss why great prospects don’t become customers. As the director of sales and marketing at a leading logistics provider, Zach has learned the things in the sales and marketing process that scare off great prospects. About Zach Ramirez. Zach Ramirez is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Ally Logistics.

Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference: Insight into a Rapidly Expanding and Evolving Ecosystem

Logistics Viewpoints

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) hosted its virtual Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference earlier this week (October 26 – 27). I personally kicked off research on the global mobile warehouse robotics market earlier this month and therefore chose to attend conference sessions that provided insights on the broader context of mobile warehouse robotics, namely the concepts of ecosystems, integration, and interoperability.

JAGGAER Celebrates 25 Years of Technological Innovation, Customer Focus and Global Expansion

Jaggaer

The post JAGGAER Celebrates 25 Years of Technological Innovation, Customer Focus and Global Expansion appeared first on Jaggaer. Press Release

Axway wins Best in Microservices Infrastructure at API World 2020

Axway

We recently shared the news that Axway was selected for an API Award for Best in Microservices Infrastructure. This week, we received our award at the virtual API World 2020. Microservices and APIs are the keys to power innovation. … API Management News

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.