Tue.Nov 26, 2019

Circular Supply Chain Connecting the Beginning to the End

Prophetic Technology

The supply chains have been here since humans began producing and supplying products to each other, but, unbelievably, these have gone for years without significant changes. supply chain Sustainability

Supply Chains Are Going Green in These Six Ways

Supply Chain Brain

Eco-friendly trends are finally catching on within supply-chain management — and transforming how the industry operates

Powered by State Resources, Chinese Companies are Advancing

ToolsGroup

Will a Chinese company become your biggest competitor by 2025? This fall ToolsGroup was pleased to attend our Nordic partner Optilon’s annual Supply Chain Conference. Danish journalist Christina Boutrup’s keynote presentation provided a fascinating look into Chinese business and technology culture.

Supply Chain Network Optimization: What You Need to Be Successful

River Logic

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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.

Establishing Procurement as a Competitive Advantage

ivalua

Alex Saric, CMO, Ivalua. In my previous posts, I looked at how to successfully launch a digital transformation and progress to best-in-class Procurement.

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Ditch Outdated Tactics: How to Improve Supply Chain Management

AFFLINK

It's time to ditch those outdated tactics. Supply chains tend to be large and unwieldy, and that leads many companies to avoid updating their supply chain entirely. But with new competitors constantly coming on to the market, companies have to keep their supply chain current. Here's where to start.

DDMRP – What Have You Got To Lose?

DynaSys

Today I’ll be talking to you about Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning , or as it’s more commonly referred to DDMRP, which is a new and very different approach to planning your supply chain. Most manufacturing organizations use a traditional MRP approach which has been around for over 50 years. The standard approach is to use forecasts to calculate requirements which are then turned into planned orders and exploded through a Bill Of Material into works orders or purchase orders.

How Effective Fixed Asset Management Contributes to Profitability

QAD

Fixed Assets and Accounting: Much More than a ‘Nice to Have’. Honestly, fixed asset management and the related accounting is a rather dry subject – unless you are a CEO, CFO, COO, VP of Finance, VP of Manufacturing or Fixed Asset Manager at a manufacturing company.

The Role of AI in Price Optimization

Blue Ridge

Intelligent Price Optimization science has finally met demand forecasting automation to create a “1 + 1 = 30” value multiplier for distribution businesses.

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.

Top 3PL Companies Florida

TradeGecko

Third-party logistics providers, or 3PLs, provide outsourced services to help a business manage all or parts of its supply chain and logistics operations. These 3PLs offer services to manage order management, warehouse services, fulfillment management, packing, shipping and more. Logistics

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published November 25, 2019 in TWEAK YOUR BIZ. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint.

Why is OTIF Important?

SupplyPike

Not complying with your purchasers’ OTIF requirements can be very costly, and result in hefty fines. For example, Walmart fines its vendors 3% of the cost of goods sold if the order fails OTIF requirements.

Ensuring Your Supply Chain Doesn’t Break on Black Friday!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The 5 Point Last Minute Black Friday Supply Chain Checklist! The Black Friday/Cyber Monday period is the busiest time of the year in E-Commerce and Retail. For most companies selling in these channels they will see a spike in demand unlike anything they’ve experienced the entire year. And if successful they will be seeing growth much higher than the prior year.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Planning challenges abound in retail supply chain

EFT

Retailers, manufacturers and their Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) all agree that there are several key issues in how supply chains are currently overseen and operate.

Tax Compliance Challenges In Today’s Dynamic World

IQMS

Manufacturers report several common challenges to properly and efficiently filing, remitting, and reporting on taxable transactions. Tracking tariffs, tax rates, and product taxability rules across jurisdictions staying tax compliant while growing the bottom line, and managing exemptions in preparation for the inevitable audit are a few that frequently top the list.

Case Coop Värmland: Using Demand Forecasts to Help Optimize Workforce Planning

RELEX Solutions

Case Coop Värmland: Using Demand Forecasts to Help Optimize Workforce Planning. Customers » Case Studies. For most companies, their workforce is the largest cost center in their retail operations.

Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union

Talking Logistics

While recent news headlines have been dominated by the ongoing trade discussions between the U.S. and China, a new ruling from arbitrators at the World Trade Organization (WTO) may have flown under the radar. This ruling is sparking a new conflict between the U.S.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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Case Coop Värmland: Using Demand Forecasts to Help Optimize Workforce Planning

RELEX Solutions

Case Coop Värmland: Using Demand Forecasts to Help Optimize Workforce Planning. Customers » Case Studies. For most companies, their workforce is the largest cost center in their retail operations.

How Are Medical Device Companies Addressing EU MDR?

Loftware

This article was originally published in MedTech Intelligence. Medical Devices

Thanksgiving rush results in record-high reefer volumes

DAT Solutions

Refrigerated freight volumes hit a new weekly record, surpassing even 2017's record-setting volumes, and rates have climbed more than 6% from the prior month. Rate Trend of the Week

Can Online Returns Boost Your Profitability This Holiday Season?

CHAINalytics

Record-setting online holiday sales forecasts combined with new try-before-you-buy business models are expected to propel upwards of $550 billion in returns this year. To minimize the impact on the supply chain and boost overall profitability, companies need to assess their reverse logistics network for opportunities to increase capacity, improve inventory recirculation, and cultivate customer loyalty. … The post Can Online Returns Boost Your Profitability This Holiday Season?

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

A guide to justifying the ROI on a WMS

SCJunction

Identifying and understanding the key drivers behind the ROI for a WMS can help you ensure you have the necessary information to ensure you can cost justify your decision, the payback period and the benefit.

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Managing Replenishment So it Doesn’t Manage YOU

Blue Ridge

Maintaining a proactive, accurate order quantity is the end result of great inventory management. Thanks to replenishment optimization technology, what used to be a function of tireless hours spent each day manually constructing orders is now a swift and efficient part of a demand planner’s morning.

Top 3 Things Multichannel Retailers Need to Consider Before the Holiday Rush

Unleashed

The holiday season is an exciting time for retailers, with shoppers swarming in ready to spend on gifts; B2B retailers can also experience a surge in demand. Retailers simply cannot rely on an increase in demand to produce sales and profit.

How to Reduce Inventory 10% in 90 Days

Blue Ridge

Maintaining a proactive, accurate order quantity is the end result of great inventory management. Thanks to replenishment optimization technology, what used to be a function of tireless hours spent each day manually constructing orders is now a swift and efficient part of a demand planner’s morning.

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.