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.”

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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.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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

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.

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

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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?

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.

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!

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

[PODCAST] A Look at the FreightWaves Pricing Power Index


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

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.

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

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.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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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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?

Kinaxis Certification Program introduces digital badges


by Joe Cannata We live in a world where social media presence is on a steep rise, skill validation and verification is reaching new heights, and building your own brand is critical.

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.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!