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

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Powered by State Resources, Chinese Companies are Advancing


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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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Establishing Procurement as a Competitive Advantage


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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Predictive Analytics: Supply Chain’s Cloudy Crystal Ball

Enterra Insights

How often have you wished you could glance into a crystal ball and see the future? If we could know the outcomes of today’s decisions, we would be better equipped to make them. The late Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The future depends on what you do today.” ” He was correct. Business leaders must constantly make decisions and the better decisions they make the better the outcomes. Bain analysts, Michael C.

How Effective Fixed Asset Management Contributes to Profitability


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.

Ditch Outdated Tactics: How to Improve Supply Chain Management


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.

Tax Compliance Challenges In Today’s Dynamic World


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.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability


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?


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.

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.

DDMRP – What Have You Got To Lose?


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.

Planning challenges abound in retail supply chain


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.

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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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!

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?


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

User Personalization Is Not Just a Trend: It’s an Underestimated Strategic Weapon


We are on the verge of a new and exciting decade, and the pace of innovation is already at an all-time high.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Can Online Returns Boost Your Profitability This Holiday Season?


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?

A guide to justifying the ROI on a WMS


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.


Online Seller’s Guide to Order Fulfillment Services Pricing

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re in the market for order fulfillment services, there’s one question that’s probably at the top of your list: What’s it going to cost? As is often the case, the answer is “it depends” – on lots of things. Logistics Outsourcing B2C Fulfillment fulfillment operations order fulfillment

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


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.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.