Fri.Nov 09, 2018

4 Ways to Increase Your Stockroom Capacity

The Network Effect

Businesses are always looking for ways to increase their efficiency, and never more so than today. Due to the pressures. The post 4 Ways to Increase Your Stockroom Capacity appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect

Supplier Relationships – Don’t go over to the Dark Side!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Procurement Integrity Breach – A Sure Way to Get Fired! Early in my career I worked in a department that was responsible for the design,testing, sourcing and procurement of packaging materials.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The minivan passed me as I was cycling up a never-ending hill, arms waving from open windows. The van pulled over a few hundred feet ahead, arms still waving from the windows. They must want to high-five me , I thought, so I raised my arm as I passed them and slapped their hands.

What Vendor-Centric vs Customer-Centric Would Look Like on a Date!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. socialpoll id=”2464625″ path=”/polls/2464625″ width=”300″] This Guest Blog provided by Kia Puhm first appeared on [link].

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.

Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations [Video]

Talking Logistics

Kathy Fulton, Executive Director at American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and Dr. TJ Scheafer, Head of Strategic Programs at project44 discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is ALAN’s mission and focus?

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All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 11.5-11.9

Aborn and Co.

Hospitals overpaying by $25 billion on their supply chains, trucking capacity about time not rates, J.B. Hunt & BNSF in dispute over $100 million in revenue, and so much more in this week's All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know

Introducing Lean In Retail … Start in the Backroom!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out 10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program! The Retail company I had just joined was undergoing a massive transformation.

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Producer Prices in US Rose in October by Most Since 2012

Material Handling & Logistics

The figures indicate that price pressures in the production pipeline are advancing steadily. producer prices rose more than forecast in October for the biggest jump in six years on broad gains in costs for goods and services, a Labor Department report showed on Nov. The producer-price index rose 0.6%

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10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. How many people make a New Year’s resolution to “Lean” yourself out only to abandon it shortly thereafter? One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to start exercising. In January the local gyms are filled.

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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.

Take Ownership of Channel Classification for a Killer Route to Market Strategy

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Let’s start at the beginning. When we talk about Channels, we are referring to channels of distribution to get products from a manufacturer to a consumer or customer. There are many ways to achieve distribution, e.g. direct to consumers (e.g.

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Does anyone like being stuck in a Traffic Jam? Prior to one Holiday season several years ago the volume that was coming into the Distribution Centre receiving area was unprecedented and unpredicted.

Mujin, JD.com Test First Automated Warehouse

APICS

Automation startup Mujin has partnered with JD.com to create the world’s first automated warehouse

Brick and Mortar Stores: Stand Up and Unite!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. It’s time for the Retail Brick and Mortar Store to stand up and be counted! All of the talk about the demise of Brick and Mortar stores is premature.

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.

Ecommerce and the Brexit - etailers better prepare now

Descartes

For years, intercommunal B2C ecommerce activities have had all the benefits of one free, European market. However, things will potentially change after March 2019 when Britain leaves the EU. How will this affect the Dutchman who orders a book at a London bookstore and has it sent to his home in The Hague? Right now, there is no need to declare the book in the UK or the Netherlands. But that may change after March 2019.

Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. How many times have you looked at your operation and thought about how you would re-layout and streamline the process flow if you had the chance?

Global Manufacturer Manages Disruption, Nimbly Adapting to Changes in Corporate Strategy

E2open

In addition to addressing internal quality control and inventory reporting pressures, a global semiconductor manufacturer sought to transition from a 90% in-house manufacturing model to 80% outsourcing.

Blockchain Technology is the Antidote to the Bullwhip Effect!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article and permission to publish provided by Jake Rheude at [link]. Check out What Exactly is Blockchain? And How Does it Work? Infographic).

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.

Operational Bliss for SMEs Adopting Cloud-Based Software

Unleashed

The cloud is the overarching, new way of doing things in business and can be especially useful for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). There are so many benefits to using a cloud-based software to manage everything from inventory to accounting. Despite this, a staggering 43% of businesses in the US in 2017 either did not track inventory or did so manually. Why do the 43% need cloud-based software? No need for an in-house IT department.

Augmented Reality (AR) is Set to Transform Retail and the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post provided by [link]. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Overview! What You Need to Know! Video). We’ve written a lot about how retail is undergoing some massive changes due to technology.

Reaching Shoppers this Holiday Season

Enterra Insights

Holiday marketing is about to ramp up to its usual frenetic pace. Although online shopping has increased about 15% each year for the past few years, brick-and-mortar retailers still attract a fair share of holiday traffic. Although it seems holiday promotions and store displays push their way into stores earlier each year, Andrew Lipsman, Vice President of Marketing & Insights at comScoreTalk, asserts most Americans shoppers behave traditionally during the holiday shopping season.

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. How can you tell if your Supply Chain is broken? Certainly there can be obvious clues: your CEO starts firing and hiring people, consultants are brought in, customers start leaving, or operating and financial performance suffers.

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.

Central Oregon Truck hauls Capitol Christmas Tree

DAT Solutions

Central Oregon Truck Company , based in Redmond, Oregon, was chosen to transport an 80-foot noble fir from Oregon's Willamette National Forest to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. The company's CEO, Rick Williams, will be one of the drivers. "It

The 5 Big Benefits of the Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Overview! What You Need to Know! Video). Blog post originally published by Veridian at [link] Permission to publish provided by Jason Rosing. What’s the core difference between today’s supply chain and the digital supply chain? Look down at your desk. What do you see? If you see paper, pen, and a computer, you see the typical, modern supply chain.

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B2C vs B2B: Understanding the Difference with Order Fulfilment

Unleashed

Business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) order fulfilment describe the two different eCommerce models that dominate the online retail sector. eCommerce began with the age of B2C but with more and more B2B retailers hopping onboard the bandwagon, it is essential to understand the variations in the customer relationship, order fulfilment, shipping, and sales frequency and volume that they both represent.

How to Optimize Your Factory for Industry 4.0!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at [link]. Check out The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Overview! What You Need to Know! Video). Believe it or not, Industry 4.0 — the latest specialization for modern factories and manufacturing plants — does factor into design and factory layout.

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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.