Mon.Feb 10, 2020

Bringing ERP into the Supply Chain


ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is an in-house system that sits behind the company firewall which houses all the core data needed for the day to day operation of the company. In most supply chains, the data, external trading partners, and the data is outside of this firewall.

How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain


How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain. By: Mollie Bailey, VP, International, Transplace.

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Why You Need to Optimize Food Packaging for Shipping

All Things Supply Chain

The supply chain industry is vast, complicated and yet strangely rewarding for those who work in it. It takes a unique brand of intuition and planning to get the world’s… General Supply Chain Management packaging shipping supply chain management

The Gig Economy Is Forcing Employers to Rethink Hiring Strategies

Supply Chain Brain

The rise of the gig economy has created a yawning chasm between two types of commercial drivers

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Supplier Risk Management Considerations for the Coronavirus Outbreak


The impact of the Coronavirus continues to be felt globally and the World Health Organization and government continues to urge caution as they implement controls to stem the flow of the infection. The death toll has reached over 900 and the number of confirmed cases has exceeded more than 40,000.

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Coronavirus Impacts Global High-tech Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

Global hi-tech companies are struggling with the impact of the coronavirus. While the mortality rate at 2 percent does not sound like it should shut down global supply chains, 25 percent of those infected end up in intensive care. The high-tech industry is impacted particularly hard because so much of their contract manufacturing resides in China and they run JIT supply chains. The post Coronavirus Impacts Global High-tech Supply Chains appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

EVENT: Bristlecone Networking Event at Topgolf Las Vegas – Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 5:30-8:30 PM PT


Join us for a memorable networking event on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Topgolf Las Vegas, where socializing is a sport. Engage with industry peers and thought leaders in supply chain and procurement over drinks, dinner and golf swings. REGISTER NOW > Space is limited.

Capacity Planning for Manufacturers

Vanguard Software

Many supply chains based in Wuhan, China and the surrounding areas are grinding to a halt in the midst of coronavirus concerns. News Supply Chain

Trends in Shipping by Vertical: Retail, Wholesale & OEM Shipping for 2020


Global trends in shipping continue to evolve in the wake of uncertainty and risk. The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus threatens to undermine use of shipping options that would involve air freight between the U.S. and China, explains Wired. New hazmat regulations are taking effect in 2020. Retailers are trying to stay evergreen and More.

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.

4 Food and Beverage Manufacturing Trends on Tap for 2020

USC Consulting Group

It’s the food and beverage industry’s job to appeal to consumer tastes by keeping tabs on what’s hot and what’s not.

Weather-Influenced Demand Forecasting in 2020: 6 Key Observations


It is 2020; we now have reasonably accurate short-term weather forecasts.

EVENT: SAP Ariba Live Partner Night at Topgolf Las Vegas – Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 5:30-8:30 PM PT


Join us for a memorable networking event on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Topgolf Las Vegas, where socializing is a sport. Engage with industry peers and thought leaders in supply chain and procurement over drinks, dinner and golf swings. REGISTER NOW > Space is limited. Registration subject to approval. The post EVENT: SAP Ariba Live Partner Night at Topgolf Las Vegas – Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 5:30-8:30 PM PT appeared first on Bristlecone.

Most Read Posts of 2019 (Part 1)

The Network Effect

The post Most Read Posts of 2019 (Part 1) appeared first on The Network Effect. Supply Chain Management Technology

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.

Have dry van freight rates hit bottom already?

DAT Solutions

Depending on where you find your next load, the glass may be half empty or half full. Rates are unchanged or rising on half of the highest-volume van lanes, which may signal an early spring rebound.

The What, Why, and How of Transportation Forecasting

Talking Logistics

Many companies have collaborative planning and forecasting processes with suppliers and manufacturing partners, but very few translate demand and production forecasts into transportation capacity requirements. Why is this becoming more important? What factors are driving the need for transportation forecasting? And how is technology helping to enable this process? Those are the main questions I. Read more The What, Why, and How of Transportation Forecasting.


The Smart Software

In this Video Dr. Thomas Willemain, co–Founder and SVP Research, defines and compares the three most used inventory control policies. These policies are divided into two groups, periodic review and continuous review.

Top 3PL Companies in California


We were constantly growing little by little, and before we knew it, dealers and distributors were hitting us up asking to carry our products.”. Logistics

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Judgment and Decision-making

Enterra Insights

There is a well-known idiom cautioning against throwing good money after bad. John Pavlus ( @johnpavlus ) writes, “Any student of economics knows this basic rule, which states that rational agents should not take irrecoverable or ‘sunk’ costs into account when making decisions about present or future investments. Nevertheless, human beings break this rule all the time, succumbing to a cognitive bias known as the ‘sunk-cost fallacy.’

TireHub Demonstrates the Success of the Amazon Business Model in B2B

Logistics Viewpoints

TireHub is working to transform the tire distribution industry. They are using digital, supply chain technologies, to create on service excellence. Interestingly, the company was formed by two competitors - Goodyear and Bridgestone.

Is Your Leadership Style Dangerous for Your Business?

Supply Chain Brain

Business leaders need to adjust their management style to the needs of the moment, and the unique qualities of their employees

Deliverr Raises $40M to Fuel Two-Day Delivery For Ecommerce Sellers

Multichannel Merchant

Deliverr, a startup that uses data and a network of warehouse partners to strategically position inventory and enable fast ecommerce deliveries for its customers, has raised $40 million in a new funding round, bringing its total raised to $70 million.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

WHITE PAPER: SAP S/4HANA in The Manufacturing Industry


SAP S/4HANA is arguably the manufacturing industry’s best choice when it comes to simplifying a complicated legacy system landscape. It offers simplification of two critical asks – data models and functionalities.

"You get a GPU"

3AG Systems

Insider joke for all those hardworking ML engineers. Read More


Fastest Way to Board a Plane

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I have made this post since there is material about this in the book. How an airplane is boarded is an interesting problem. Note that the article indicates that board the plane randomly is actually a pretty good way. This is a fun topic to discuss in class. –Bob. Astrophysicists Have Figured Out the Fastest Way to Board a Plane. It’s Nothing Like What Airlines Do Now. Advanced math (and real-world trials) show this approach speeds things up by nearly 50 percent. This is from INC.

What are Streaming APIs?


Streaming APIs are used to read data in real-time from the web for consumers for precise, up-to-date results. For example, they are typically used by social media platforms to deliver media content such as audio and data. Typically Social Networks … API Management api data

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.