Mon.Feb 04, 2019

Are you sure you’re making the best supply chain decisions?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Successfully managing your supply chain means making decisions. A lot of them. But the reality for many is that the tradeoffs and choices they’re making are based on outdated or inaccurate data.

Navigating the Complex Regulatory Environment within Healthcare & Pharma Packaging

Supply Chain 24/7

A survey by the Contract Packaging Association revealed that 70% of contract packaging and contract manufacturing companies are concerned that the regulatory environment could negatively impact business in the coming years

Optimizing the Modern Enterprise with a Control Tower for CFOs

The Network Effect

How CFOs are Leveraging Intelligent Control Towers to Align Financial and Supply Chain Decision-Making Today’s modern organization comprises a complex. The post Optimizing the Modern Enterprise with a Control Tower for CFOs appeared first on The Network Effect.

How often do supply chain leaders assess their network for improvements?

AIMMS

Part II in our series on assessing your network design’s maturity . As we wrote in Part I of this series , we recently ran a quiz to help supply chain professionals benchmark their network design maturity.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

Cerasis

The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause.

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Continuous Manufacturing in Pharma: Impossible Without Effective Labeling

Loftware

Supply Chain Track & Traceability FDA Manufacturing Pharmaceuticals

Big Data: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Enterra Insights

Big data seems like old news; but, it becomes more important every second of every day as humongous amounts of data are generated. Gillian Tett ( @gilliantett ) notes the word “data” comes “from the Latin verb ‘to give’, presented in the neuter past participle, which could be translated as ‘that which is given’ — or even ‘a gift’ ”[1] She believes the etymology of the word is entirely appropriate.

Improving the Lot of the Global Supply Chain Worker

Supply Chain Brain

Neither technology nor traditional compliance measures will prevent the mistreatment of factory workers in the global supply chain

What is Cross-Docking? An Introduction For Wholesalers and Distributors.

EMERGE App

Introduction. In today’s Internet-fuelled world, speed to market is critical for both online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores. So optimizing your supply chain and squeezing every bit out of it is important in getting a competitive advantage over other retailers.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

When Your Own Data Collection Is Not Enough: Sustainability Ratings vs. Self-Assessment CSR Questionnaires

EcoVadis

While supply chain risks continue to proliferate across many industries, businesses are discovering that assessing and managing them — as well as helping their trading partners improve — is a considerable challenge.

Smart Supply Chain – What is it and why do you need it?

TPSynergy

The Importance of a Connected Supply Chain. Most companies rely on traditional processes to ensure the gap between demand and supply is as small as possible. These include forecasts and purchasing plans, which are used to order the necessary materials on time.

Delivery Experience Management is the Future of the Last Mile

Convey

Delivery Experience Management (DEM) is the art of proactively ensuring that your customers get […]. The post Delivery Experience Management is the Future of the Last Mile appeared first on Convey. Optimization Retail Supply Chain

Preparing Your Workplace for Cannabis

Supply Chain 24/7

The increasing legal and social acceptance of cannabis raises thorny questions about work safety, impairment, and use on premises, learn about upcoming developments and some ways you can prepare your supply chain for the changes

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Truck Driver Pay: By the Mile or Hour?

Talking Logistics

Back in October 2018, a US district judge in Arkansas ruled that PAM Transport, a trucking company based in the state, would have to pay its drivers at least minimum wage for the 16 hours each day that they work. A couple of weeks ago, the judge reaffirmed his ruling.

Changing the Supply Chain Landscape with Blockchain

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Proven recipe for an effective Predictive Maintenance Program

Seebo

Mistakes become more costly as development progresses. Here's what to consider when designing an industrial IoT product or network. The post Proven recipe for an effective Predictive Maintenance Program appeared first on Seebo Blog. Industry 4.0 Insights

The Emerging Business of Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain 24/7

For many organizations, globalization, outsourcing, and extended supply chains are effective strategies to increase efficiency and achieve economies of scale, however, these benefits are accompanied by the significantly increased risk to quality, safety, business continuity, reputation, and more

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

Cintas Selects Amber Road’s On-Demand Global Trade Management Platform

Amber Road

Cintas Corporation, a leader in their industry, has launched Amber Road’s GTM solution suite. Once fully implemented, the solution will streamline Cintas’ import and export operations, by creating real-time, collaborative and fully standardized digital trade activities.

Food Supply Chain Logistics Software & Technology Trends

Supply Chain 24/7

The transportation and logistics industry has traditionally been defined by trucks and infrastructure, but over the past several years technology has begun to change the way business is done

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Project Manager

Halo

Project Manager. Job Title: Project Manager Reports to: VP Professional Services and Customer Success. Status: Exempt, full-time salaried. Location: San Diego, CA. Department: Professional Services. Posted: 02/04/2019. Job Description. We are seeking an enthusiastic Project Manager who will oversee the successful implementation of Halo products for new and existing customers. This dynamic role allows you to be involved in the day-to-day success of our customers.

Rejected Freight: Top Reasons Freight is Turned Away

Zipline Logistics

What does it mean to have rejected freight? If a carrier arrives at a facility and the receiver refuses to take the freight as is, it is rejected and must go back to the shipper or be fixed before ownership can switch hands.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Success Story – URM Stores, Inc.

Herlitz Inventory Management

URM Stores, Inc. of Spokane, Washington services over 1,000 customers with sales of over $1 billion. It is an American retailers’ cooperative serving independent supermarkets in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The company operates a central warehouse with over 650,000 square feet with six Cash & Carrys, which provide stores, restaurants and similar business operations with a full selection of grocery, food service, frozen foods and perishable products. When and Why. URM™ Stores Inc.

7 Tips for Driving Trucks in Snow and Ice

GTG Technology Group

How to Safely Operate a Truck in Winter. Every winter season brings with it several hazards that impact truck drivers, such as snow, ice, and dangerous roads. Driving these large vehicles in hazardous conditions increases the risk of being involved in an accident. Fortunately, veteran truckers have learned from experience and developed methods to avoid accidents during the season. The following tips can help you stay safe and avoid winter hazards. Prepare Before the Trip.

Improve Your Financial Health with Better Inventory Control

Unleashed

There is a positive correlation between the quality of a company’s inventory control and its financial performance. Many financial ratios incorporate inventory values to measure aspects of a business’ financial health. For example: Inventory turnover ratio helps a business to plan and to more accurately forecast the cash necessary to reinvest in inventory stock based on past sales performance. It also helps to identify any underperforming product lines that are tying up cash and taking up space.

Axway kicks off 2019 in Lisbon

Axway

Better Together. That was the theme of this year’s sales kickoff meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. The theme referenced how Axway is better together with its customers, better together with its partners, and even better together when Sales and Marketing align. … AMPLIFY products Axway AMPLIFY

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.