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Consumer Products Supply Chain Disruptor: 3D Printing


The use of advanced technologies is significantly transforming the manufacturing of all products and having a tremendous impact on the supply chain.

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Calculating Finished Goods Inventory


Introduction. As a manufacturer of goods, you’re likely to have finished goods inventory in your business. Plus there’s raw materials and unfinished goods to take stock of too.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

It has been awhile. After the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , I took the time to recharge and took a month off from writing. The presentations from the Summit are posted now on the Supply Chain Insights You Tube Channel. This blog post formed in my head as I worked with clients this month.

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.

Crafting Complexity: How Personalization is Changing Your Supply Chain


Oktoberfest is a celebration of all things beer, when specialty beers are refined and revealed to the world. I’ve always been a draft beer guy myself, not dabbling in grapefruit lagers or coffee-enhanced stouts. But I am clearly in the minority.

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The Industrial Side of the Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

When the Internet of Things (IoT) was first imagined, the vision was a vast network of connected machines benefiting the industrial sector. It didn’t take long, however, for businesses to realize there were consumer uses for IoT devices as well. Most people are now familiar with connected security systems, monitored doorbells, and the like. To distinguish consumer- and industrial-related IoT applications, some analysts divide discussions into IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT) categories.

Why Operations Managers & Entrepreneurs are fighting the same battles


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Centralized infrastructure for better data capture

20Cube Logistics

Data is crucial for any organisation to flourish. Data can come from multiple sources and can result in a host of complications and inefficiencies, as there might be a duplication of data or an incorrect filling of information.

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What does Social Value mean for the forward-thinking CPO?


Too often, executives have seen Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a passing fad, with Social Value having a slot on the agenda for a number of years, providing varying degrees of organisational success. So, we ask: What does Social Value mean for a progressive CPO?

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.

Why are Inventory Optimization Algorithms Important?


There are a lot of inventory planning solutions from all around the world. Many are designed for large enterprise companies. They cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and are highly complex. Some are so complex a math or science degree is required just to operate the system.

The Power of Execution


Yes, it is nice to have visibility into your supply chain. It is also helpful to be able to plan months in advance using your newly acquired S&OP solution. Even more interesting is to know what the financial consequences of your planned production are. But what about the execution of the plan?

[PODCAST] The Value of True Partnerships In Freight Management


Listen to “The Value of True Partnerships In Freight Management” on Spreaker.

What’s Next for Digital Procurement?


Our survey of the global procurement community and the subsequent report, Digital Transformation in Procurement: How Close Are We? revealed heightened awareness of digital technologies and their potential to transform the procurement function, but little progress over the past two years. It identified a couple of key challenges. We dealt with one of them in the previous article in this series: the need to integrate data across the full spectrum from source-to-pay.

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.

Final Mile and TMS: Why Using a Single Portal for LTL to Final Mile Improves Results


More carriers and logistics providers have entered the final mile logistics space to help companies meet customer expectations.

What Types of Freight Carriers Are In Logistics?

PLS Logistics

What is a freight carrier? A freight carrier is an individual or a company that handles the transportation of freight shipments from one point to another. Sometimes, freight carriers not only handle loads but also act as the operators or even freight forwarders.

Creating a Digital Twin of Your Fleet is Closer than You Think

Talking Logistics

Digital twin, the creation of a virtual, but dynamic, representation of your operations is a powerful approach to better understand how it works today or could work in the future.

Manufacturing in the Age of Experience Spotlights Sustainable Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

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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.

Supply Chain News on Freight Transportation Mostly Sending Negative Signs on the Economy, but Data is Mixed

Supply Chain Digest

Freight Volumes Dropping by Most Measures, but ATA Measure Stays Strong

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Freight slows after end-of-quarter surge

DAT Solutions

After a couple of strong days to start the month of October, freight volumes began to fade later in the week, and rates moved lower on many high traffic lanes

Digital Procurement Transformation: A look Within Financial Services


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'Ask a Dragon' #4: Answering Your Manufacturing Questions - Shipping by the Holiday Season

Dragon Innovation

At Dragon Innovation, we're approached with manufacturing questions all the time. While our business is leveraging our expertise and knowledge directly for our customers, we also like to share our wealth of knowledge more broadly with the manufacturing community.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

How State Procurement Offices are Learning to Buy Better


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Reefer markets transition to autumn

DAT Solutions

There was more reefer freight coming out of the Midwest and Florida last week, but that was offset by falling volumes from California

New UPS Simple Rate Explained

Intelligent Audit

At the end of September 2019, UPS announced a new service: UPS Simple Rate. The new program enables shippers to use their own packaging to ship to anywhere in the U.S. for a flat rate.

Warehouse Capacity – My Warehouse is Full

Logistics Bureau

What do people do when they are starting to be concerned about running out of warehouse space? Move to a much bigger warehouse. Rent an additional warehouse space. Sure, these are the solutions that first comes to mind. But what if I tell you, maybe you don’t have to do these?

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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