Tue.Nov 12, 2019

As Trade War Continues, Pharma Companies Prepare for Alternatives

Supply Chain Brain

The trade standoff between the U.S. and China has yet to seriously impact the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. But as neither side shows signs of backing down, and tariffs continue to be levied on virtually every segment, those sectors are preparing for a major supply-chain disruption

Volvo Turns to Blockchain to Avoid Unethical Cobalt

Material Handling & Logistics

Cobalt is an important ingredient in lithium-ion batteries, is mainly extracted in Congo, which last year produced more than two-thirds of the world’s cobalt

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Getting Ready for a Multichannel Christmas


Convenience is key when it comes to Christmas shopping and eCommerce sellers thrive during the holiday shopping season. They have the opportunity to increase their sales with multichannel selling. If you’re a business owner or trying to manage inventory for the holiday season, it’s important to prepare yourself.

Is it time to say goodbye to RFIs?


Supply chain software is changing. So should the purchasing process. . As someone who has worked in supply chain for over 20 years, I’m very familiar with Requests For Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs). It’s been the way to conduct a competitive tender since I can remember.

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.

Using Digital Payments to Streamline the Logistics Process


Here are five ways going “digital” on the payment side helps make logistics processes more time- and cost-efficient for shippers. In a global marketplace that’s in constant flux, shippers are always looking for new ways to streamline their supply chains, improve logistics efficiency, and save money.

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Exploring the Growing Talent Gap in Supply Chain Management


If you work in supply chain and logistics, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the growing talent gap. While the trucker shortage has been a hot topic of conversation during this last year, the industry is starting to realize that the talent gap extends far past just trucking.

What You Need to Know About Shipping to Puerto Rico


Shipping to Puerto Rico is more complex than it might seem. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, which means it's not an "international" shipment — but it's still not as simple as a domestic one. On top of that, as an island nation, shipping to Puerto Rico is also naturally more expensive and limited.

AI for Better Supplier Collaboration: First, Get Your Data in Order


Most software vendors have taken an applications-driven approach to delivering solutions. They have identified the main challenges faced by procurement professionals and developed applications that address those specific challenges.

So, You Want Accurate Plans?


Obviously, everyone wants to have accurate plans but when it comes to taking the steps needed to produce them, then they hesitate and opt for an inferior solution that is generally only 60% accurate. This is what the accuracy of a typical S&OP solution is.

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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.

The CFO's Strategic Role in Company Performance

Maine Pointe

Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics recently participated in a CFO Magazine webcast titled “How finance leaders improve planning by improving visibility into performance.”

How to explain OTIF to your 5-year-old


OTIF stands for On Time In Full and is a key performance indicator ( KPI ) of your products’ supply chain. OTIF is a crucial measurement of how well your operations team fulfills your orders according to the requirements of your customers.

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Plan with Confidence

Vanguard Software

Improve the resilience of business plans using statistical confidence intervals. Supply Chain Demand Planning Financial Planning & Forecasting Sales & Operations Planning Supply Planning

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Chris Darbyshire, VP Operations at Softchoice!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is the Digital Supply Chain? At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

How Can Automotive Players Thrive in a World of ACES Uncertainty?


A Google search on where experts see the automotive industry going reveals one key takeaway: no one knows exactly where it’s headed. Some once thought that level 4-5 automation was a handful of years away (the estimate has now been revised upward to 15-20 years).

4 Quick Tips for Effective Holiday Shipping

Freight Center

The holidays are filled with joy, peace on Earth, awkward family parties and lots of eggnog. But businesses everywhere face challenges to meet their consumers’ high shipping expectations effectively this time of year. Supply chains need to be in tiptop shape to flow smoothly during the most wonderful (and busiest!) time of the year in logistics. Have a Strategy. Know holiday shipping dates. Time is of the essence if you want to effectively ship during the holiday season.

The Only Certainty is Change – QuickStart IBP


Back in 500 BC, the philosopher Heraclitus came up with the phrase “The only thing that is constant is change”. He also said “No man ever steps in the same river twice”. In more modern times, the issue is that change happens at a faster rate. The Prime Minister of Canada – Justin Trudeau – said in 2018 “The pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again”.

Is it Possible to Fully Automate Shipping?


The post Is it Possible to Fully Automate Shipping? appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Transportation Technology Value of a TMS Blog Posts

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Future Robots and Ensuring Human Safety

DELMIA Quintiq

AI Manufacturing Robotics Safe Operations artificial intelligence Future MIT robotics

The Key Role Driver Mobile Applications Play in Real-time Freight Visibility


The ability to provide real-time freight visibility has grown significantly in the last few years, as have the customer demands and use cases that drive value.

How Is Logistics Technology Affecting Warehousing and Distribution?


Technology exists to make life easier. It also provides a potentially huge competitive advantage for companies that make the right investments. Logistics technologies are making a major impact on the productivity and competitiveness of warehousing and distribution companies. Here’s a look at how.

E-Labeling on the Rise: Effective Workflows Needed


Labels with digital components have a rising presence across industries. Pharmaceuticals Electronics Life Sciences Manufacturing Labeling Food & Beverage Track & Traceability Barcode Labeling

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

What are the Best Practices for Efficient Carrier Management?

PLS Logistics

Customers are the main focus of businesses now, and logistics companies are no exception. Many logistics companies are customer focused and often forget about another party involved – freight carriers.

[PODCAST] Improving Trucking Marketing & How to Work with Industry Influencers


Listen to “Improving Trucking Marketing & How to Work with Industry Influencers” on Spreaker. Business and Marketing Resources Marketing Logistics Services: A Discussion on Getting Attention Online Listen to the Podcast Example of an Effective Transportation Management Case Study View Case Study How Industrial Companies Can Pivot to Inbound Organizations & Increase Customer Experience Listen.read More.

Supply Chain New on Yet another Study Finds Detention Still Major Issue for Carriers, Drivers

Supply Chain Digest

ELDs Not having Much Impact Yet, as Del Monte Shortens Time after Which Charges Accrue

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Tech Mahindra


Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise. We are a USD 4.9 billion company with 113,550+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 926 global customers including Fortune 500 companies.

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.