Tue.Sep 17, 2019

Don’t Wait to Start a Supply Chain Digitization Practice

Talking Logistics

Digitization is not the future of effective supply chain management; it is the present. Organizations that are slow-walking the adoption of a digitization initiative are risking their competitive advantage and leaving significant money on the table across every link in the supply chain.

The Anatomy of the Kaizen Method and How to Apply It in Your Workplace

USC Consulting Group

In Spanish, it’s “mejora.” ” In Polish, it’s “melhoria.” ” In Norwegian, it’s “forbedring.” ” No matter how you say it, they all mean the same thing: “improvement,” or as it’s said in Japanese: “Kaizen.”

Adapting to Uncertainty to Survive

Prophetic Technology

CEOS and CPOs could manage uncertainty more successfully by eliciting on their expertise, know-how and data, including signals from their competition. It will help to anticipate potential outcomes and detecting the place they are likely to happen.

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Dealing with Unsupported Network Design Software? There’s a Silver Lining


It can be incredibly frustrating when the software you use to run your supply chain will become unsupported. This is happening with many on-premise solutions. Some tools may be acquired by competitors, who then incorporate them in a vastly more expensive package.

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.

‘Tis the Season to Make Sense of Seasonal Demand with Machine Learning


Demand forecasting augmented by machine learning helps you better meet customer expectations with reduced inventory investment . By Alex Achour.

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3 Main Challenges of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

The oil and gas industry is extremely volatile by nature. It is involved with many other industries and processes, and often must adjust to the dynamic environment.

Supply Chain is not Only About the Money


Commonly, effective supply chains are defined as having the right product, at the right time, at the right place, in the right quantities, and of the right quality.

Sit Back or Lean In: The Options for Furniture Manufacturers Facing Impending Tariffs


Consumer goods and electronics manufacturers are busy figuring out what they’re going to do in December when President Donald Trump’s 10 percent tariff on an estimated $300 billion worth of Chinese imports takes effect. But that duty will impact much more than the highly publicized cell phone and laptop market — furniture will also be … The post Sit Back or Lean In: The Options for Furniture Manufacturers Facing Impending Tariffs appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! (Oracle Interviews Mike Mortson)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future! Mike Mortson was recently interviewed by Oracle as a part of their Global Supply Chain Influencer program. This article was posted on Oracle’s Supply Chain Management blog.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Supply Chain Professionals Are Not Boring

Enterra Insights

It really bothers some people that the term “supply chain” remains in wide use. For example, Kevin O’Marah ( @komarah ) writes, “‘Supply chain’ is a label with baggage. In some circles it is still seen as a low-tech, non-creative servant function hardly worthy of a Harvard MBA.”[1] ”[1] To some the term might conjure up Sam Cooke’s lyrics in the song “Chain Gang”: All day long they work so hard. Till the sun is goin’ down.

Decision-Centric Planning

Vanguard Software

Focus on improving business outcomes by unifying and automating planning with a cloud-based integrated business planning platform. Supply Chain Advanced Analytics Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Sales & Operations Planning

BluJay Solutions Receives PEPPOL Compliance Accreditation

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s MessageBroker approved as Certified PEPPOL Access Point to standardised electronic trading platform required by England’s National Health Service and other government entities. Manchester, UK – September 17, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, today announced its accreditation as a Certified PEPPOL Access Point software provider.

The Top 5 OMS FAQs of September


Everyday, thousands of food and beverage companies use iTrade's Order Management System (OMS) for planning, order management, accounting, logistics, and more. Check out our customers' top 5 most frequently asked questions of the month. Supply Chain Management

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

2019 Carrier of Choice Excellence Award Winners: Helping Deliver Success to Transplace Customers


2019 Carrier of Choice Excellence Award Winners: Helping Deliver Success to Transplace Customers. Last week, we held our annual Carrier Symposium in Allen, Texas, which brought our carrier partners together for education, collaboration, and appreciation.

3 Factors That Are Driving Supply Chain Investments in a Q&A with Brian Higgins of KPMG [Video]

Supply Chain Nation

With transparency and speed to market both top drivers for investments when applying supply chain strategies to business operations, how do companies truly optimize their efforts and investments? And what may hold them back? Incisiv’s Gaurav Pant interviews Brian Higgins of KPMG who shares his thoughts about the insights revealed from the recent Digital Supply Chain Investment survey , conducted by Incisiv, from JDA & KPMG.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book?

Apprentice Systems with Attribute Based Planning


Attributes are essential elements to define every aspect of a supply chain in as much granularity as needed. Attributes are found in every product, customer, supplier, equipment, tool, distribution center, method of transportation etc.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Supply Chain Needs: Reaching Industry 4.0 & Beyond

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

We’ve discussed how Maslow’s personal growth paradigm applies to industry leadership , as well as how it translates to a digital transformation strategy and reach those heights.

[PODCAST] A Look at the FreightWaves Pricing Power Index


Listen to “A Look at the FreightWaves' Pricing Power Index” on Spreaker.

10 Minute Supply Chain & Logistics Strategy

Logistics Bureau

Why do so few businesses have a supply chain strategy? If it’s that important, I suggest that every business should have one that can translate up and down the organisation to fully understand. Besides, it’s not rocket science to put one together!

CSCMP EDGE 2019: Enthusiasm Swells for the Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply chain professionals are optimistic about solving the pressing challenges of the field

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.

Business intelligence critical for logistics firms as IT investment environment improves


Transport and logistics companies are investing into four key areas above all others: Business intelligence; transportation management; warehouse management; and supply chain visibility.

Supply Chain Management in e-commerce: het bijhouden van de groei!


De e-commerce sector heeft de afgelopen jaren een enorme groei doorgemaakt en staat net als in voorgaande jaren op het punt een recordomzetgroei te vestigen. Voorraadbeheer in e-commerce.

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Final Mile Provider Evaluation: 7 Questions to Ask


Final mile is changing in the wake of the “Uberization” of trucking and disruptors in the industry, says Transport Topics. The days of managing final mile with nothing more than a scan at delivery and a scan at departure have ended.

Take a Lean Approach to Digital Manufacturing to Double Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Although the fundamentals have been around for a while now, Digital Manufacturing has matured through this life cycle at a pace I have never seen before. Complete virtual validation of production processes is no longer a future goal. The solutions are available today.

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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.