Tue.Oct 08, 2019

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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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.

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.

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.

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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Retail Pricing: How Leading Retailers Are Leveraging AI to Fight Back

Supply Chain Nation

The first blog in this two-part series focused on the primary challenge facing retailers today: mega-retailers have forced prices down, based on their economies of scale and hyper-optimized supply chains.

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?

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

[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.

10 Steps to Better Freight Optimization


The post 10 Steps to Better Freight Optimization appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Business Intelligence Supply Chain Trends Transportation Technology Value of a TMS Blog Posts

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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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.

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.

Manufacturing in the Age of Experience Spotlights Sustainable Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

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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.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

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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Digital Procurement Transformation: A look Within Financial Services


The post Digital Procurement Transformation: A look Within Financial Services appeared first on Ivalua

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

How State Procurement Offices are Learning to Buy Better


The post How State Procurement Offices are Learning to Buy Better appeared first on Ivalua

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.

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

'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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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.

Overcoming the Top 5 Manufacturing Business Challenges with ERP


Few industries have been left unscathed by the break-neck pace of change that has defined the 21st century. Businesses have had to find ways in which they are able to future-proof themselves by constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of customers and partners.

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.