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

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.’

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 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 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.

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.

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


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

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.

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

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

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.

RFID, AIDC, and IoT News on Amazon Files for Patent for Wearable Computers Working with Vision Systems

Supply Chain Digest

System would Verify Selected Items in Retail and Warehouses through Imaging, but Advantage in FCs versus Current Technology not Clear

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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