Tue.Jul 09, 2019

4 Consumer Trends You Need to Know Now

Supply Chain Nation

Consumer trends and go, yet the value of how they impact retail remains the same. JDA recently conducted a survey of more than 1,000 consumers to explore how some of retail’s latest trends are influencing consumers.

Bridging the worlds of IT and OT for monetizing your data investments

ThroughPut

Demystifying the Technical Love Languages of the Internet of Things. We all know that IoT, IIoT, M2M, Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing has become a hot topic.

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Look closer at out-of-stocks to improve forecast accuracy

Alloy

When it comes to demand forecasting, incorporating out-of-stock (OOS) data is a complex subject that we first addressed in a prior blog post. It covered the three primary methods for incorporating OOS when developing your demand forecast: exclusion, imputation, and flagging.

How to Build the Business Case for TMS

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders recognize the value of a transportation management system (TMS).

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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.

How to Select the Best Supply Chain Optimization Software

River Logic

Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Trade Promotion Optimization Supply Chain Optimization modeling software

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Preparing the Supply Chain for the Hurricane Season

Enterra Insights

Organizations are often counseled to prepare for the unexpected. Even better advice is to prepare for the expected. Hurricanes fall into the expected category. There is a reason meteorologists define a hurricane “season” — roughly from June through November. Seasons are annual events. They may be mild or severe, but they will take place.

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Healthcare Purchasing and Inventory Management Meets Invoicing Automation | Hybrent Announces Partnership Integration with Sage Intacct

Hybrent

Hybrent is now available on Sage Intacct Marketplace after announcing its cloud-based healthcare supply chain solution partnership with Sage. . Hybrent brings visibility and transparency into medical supply spend and usage.

Does Transparency Begin with Brands and Retailers?

Adjuno

Just as consumer focus on farm-to-table has increased supply chain transparency within the food retail industry, an increasing focus on what materials, apparel, footwear or furniture are made of, the origin of these materials and manufacturing processes is set to transform fashion retail. In a latest report by Sourcing Journal – 85 percent respondents said transparency is either extremely or very important to their industries’ success.

Putting a Shine on Supply Chain’s Image!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Hey Procurement! It’s Time to SELL! For many of those who work in Supply Chain they know that there is a lot of excitement in working in this field. The diverse career paths and responsibilities, the involvement in most aspects of a company’s tactical and strategic activities, and the opportunity to be at the forefront of future change and technological advancements all make Supply Chain exciting.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Today’s global supply chains are increasingly complex, making a data-driven approach to supply chain management a must.

Lead Logistics Provider Capabilities Will Require Customized Innovation

NC State SCRC

With the onset of cloud computing, automation, and machine learning, organizations are integrating their global supply chains, they are finding themselves with more transactional data than they could have ever imagined.

Trucker Health and Work-Life Balance

Freight Center

Truckers don’t just drive trucks, they drive the economy forward. They’re a crucial part of any business’s supply chain. But besides the weight of modern commerce on their shoulders, what else impacts the health of truckers on the road? Awareness of the job’s health concerns, how to avoid them and how to balance life behind and away from the wheel is essential to morale, both for the drivers and everyone they are driving for! The Issues.

The Psychology of Change Management: Breaking Down the Five Stages

USC Consulting Group

Abraham Lincoln once suggested that if you really want to test a person’s character, give them power, rather than adversity. But what about businesses? How do you test their fortitude and tenacity?

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Synovos Names Walt Teesdale Senior Vice President of Operations

Synovos

RADNOR, Pa. July 9, 2019 – Synovos, the leading independent integrated supply chain management company in the world, announced that Walt Teesdale has been named Senior Vice President of Operations. Teesdale, who joined the company in 2018, formerly served as a general manager for a leading North America engineering and technology services company.

A Zen Master’s Guide to a Good Forecasting System

Halo

Five Koan of A Good Forecasting System. Having a hard time figuring out how to use forecasting when the results never seem good enough? For many of us, forecasting seems like either too much work, or too complicated to get right. So we fall back on our best estimates, based on information from our sales team, or simple spreadsheets that use some historical sales data to generate trend lines. The answer may lie in unexpected places. Zen Buddhists have a name for it - "Koan”.

3 Unexpected Ways You May Be Perpetuating Rigidity in Your Supply Chain

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

When thinking about rigidity in the supply chain, it’s common to call out the usual suspects – ahem, spreadsheets – that are routinely blamed for making management less flexible.

Logistics Mediocrity

Descartes

If you want to achieve mediocre logistics performance do this… I was on social media the other day and saw a post that talked about the right metrics for leading logistics performance. I wanted to scream.

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.

Using a TMS and Business Logic to Complete the API Equation

3GTMS

“API” is one of those terms that get thrown around with abandon. Some vendors say things like, “I have an API for that!” as if an API is an app in Google Play or the Apple Store – you click a button and boom, it’s done. Ahh, if it were only so simple. API is an […].

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[PODCAST] Don’t Break Your Brand: Maintaining Brand Integrity for Manufacturers who Go Direct-to-Consumer

Cerasis

Listen to “Don't Break Your Brand_Maintaining Brand Integrity for Manufacturers who Go Direct-to-Consumer” on Spreaker. Marketing & Logistics Resources Related to Brand Integrity Marketing Assessment and Brand Integrity Sessions – Use Coupon Code “Cerasis” Get the Offer Tips for Managing Less Than Truckload Shipping in the Age of E-Commerce Download White Paper The Ultimate Guide.read More.

Take the Confusion out of Artwork Version Management

Loftware

Version management is a complex process requiring plenty of input from many team members. Labeling Loftware

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Improving the Driver Experience using Technology with Joshua Walls

The Logistics of Logistics

Joshua, please introduce yourself. I am a Joshua Walls, co-founder of Truckpark.com, a phone app that helps drivers find a safe, secure place to park. We developed our phone app as a tool to help truck drivers find safe and secure parking.

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.

Trucker Tips: How I find the best-paying loads

DAT Solutions

Being an owner-operator is tough. You need all the tools possible to stay profitable. Now that I operate under my own MC number, I focus on more than just my expenses. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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The Ecommerce Effect on Warehouse Operations | Reduce Warehouse Cost With Energy Efficient Technology | The Amazon and Walmart Standard

Lucas

Online Shopping is Changing the Way Warehouses Operate. Consumers are now expecting a product they order online to be delivered the next day. Companies like Amazon and Walmart started this trend and now everybody else has to follow suit. What does this expectation mean for warehouses that store and distribute goods? Warehouses need to be fast and accurate in every form of operations. Mobile wearing technologies are a recent trend that help with warehouse operations increase their speed.

U.S. Department of Transportation Planning to Relax Hours of Service Rules

Kuebix

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is reportedly planning to relax what some consider to be restrictive hours of service (HoS) rules. These current HoS regulations were put into effect in July of 2013, roughly 6 years ago, and have been a heated topic of discussion ever since.

Fourth challenge: Axway and team partner with GOTMI for solutions to construction problems in Paris

Axway

Road work has become a daily problem in Paris. Every day, construction is just about everywhere. While the end goal may be a noble pursuit, city dwellers are tired of the constant noise and pollution.

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.