Tue.Oct 18, 2016

Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE) vs. S&OP


S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) and SI&OP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) are two well know acronyms. Now Gartner has added an acronym with a distinctly different twist, Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE).

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The Flexibility Inside: Addressing Diverse Industry Requirements in a Supply Chain Operating Network

Talking Logistics

Live Episode: Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm ET. All industries (and the companies within them) have their own unique business processes and requirements. The introduction of new regulations and different operating realities by country add more layers of requirements and complexity.

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Automotive Spare Parts Business: Business Challenges and Supply Chain Excellence Strategies

River Logic

Great news for our readers in the Automotive Spare Parts Industry! Our partners at GitaCloud recently wrote an article on supply chain and the automotive industry. Below is a brief excerpt of the blog post. The full post can be found via this link.

Consumer Demand Helping Drive 3PL Industry Growth

Talking Logistics

In recent years, shippers have encountered new standards of velocity, market choice and cost for their products. Consumers are demanding better variety and greater availability at the lowest possible cost. These demands put increasing pressure on retailers, who in turn, pass that burden onto their suppliers – further increasing complexity and intensifying pressure on supply chains. This has created what some in the industry are referring to as “supply chain impatience.”.

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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.

Three Phases of Supply Chain Risk Management

Enterra Insights

There are a lot a moving parts associated with a good supply chain risk management program. First and foremost, a … Continued. The post Three Phases of Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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ECT or Mullen Burst: Which Packaging Works Best in Your Supply Chain?


By Rich Lindgren, Senior Packaging Engineer, Chainalytics If you’re confounded about the relative merits of edge-crush test (ECT) corrugated board vs. Mullen Burst-grade corrugated board from a compression strength standpoint, you’re not alone.

International SAP Conference on Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

International SAP Conference on Supply Chain 2016. Date: 3-4 November, 2016. Venue: World Forum, The Hague (NL). Organisation: T.A. Cook Consultants Limited. URL: uk.tacook.com/events/conferences/details/international-sap-conference-on-supply-chain.html. The Digital Supply Chain: Connected.

Five Things You Can Do This Week to Reduce Inventory: Part V

Demand Solutions

We’ve reached part five of five. In my previous articles on reducing inventory, I’ve explained the importance of setting a goal , fine-tuning your safety stock strategy , reducing your high-side forecast bias , and reducing stocking locations.

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The Importance of Social Compliance in The Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

Supply chain transparency can be difficult to accomplish on a global scale. In addition to how items are shipped, shippers should also have visibility to how and where products are made to ensure compliance across the entire supply chain.

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!

Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment


Lean Manufacturing relies heavily on trusted relationships with suppliers and pre-negotiated terms of engagement.

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How Computer Integration can Upskill the Manufacturing Workforce


An article published in the Wall Street Journal on September 1st claims that the number of unfilled manufacturing jobs is the highest it’s been in 15 years. Apparently, many workers no longer possess the skills to perform today’s manufacturing jobs. How can Computer Integration remedy this? . An excerpt from the aforementioned Wall Street Journal article highlights a chroni c problem plaguing modern manufacturing operations … computer integration on the manufacturing floor and the loss of jobs.

Attracting the Next Wave of Category Management Talent

Supply Chain Nation

Earlier this summer, CatMan 2.0 TM was announced , and it was a core theme at the annual CMA conference held in Las Vegas last month.

Will Cuba be the Next Major Transportation Hub?

PLS Logistics

For cargo shipping, focus is on the Cuban port, Container Terminal Mariel (TC Mariel) which opened in January 2014.

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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.

Real-Time Analytics and How It’s Optimizing Supply Chain Performance

Supply Chain 24/7

The importance of understanding business intelligence analytics in real-time is constantly increasing as supply chain agility requirements rise, and because of this, thought leaders have begun to adopt supply chain analytics solutions

Attracting the Next Wave of Category Management Talent

Supply Chain Nation

Earlier this summer, CatMan 2.0 TM was announced , and it was a core theme at the annual CMA conference held in Las Vegas last month.

Supply Chain Disruption: The Bad, The Ugly, & The Future, Real-Time Visibility

Supply Chain 24/7

Over the last few years we have seen major incidents (disruptions) that have affected the supply chains of major global manufacturers, but what is becoming increasingly significant to these manufacturers is the need for access to real-time supply chain visibility

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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!

Logistics Viewpoints: Why TMS Design Makes all the Difference


Up to 40 percent of TMS implementations fail by some estimates, thanks to obsolete designs that don’t reflect today’s realities. In this piece for Logistics Viewpoints, our own Mitch Weseley discusses why TMS design makes all the difference.

FedEx Express Expands Paris-Charles de Gaulle Distribution Hub

Supply Chain 24/7

FedEx unveiled plans for a $220 million expansion of one of its principal European hubs, outside Paris, with French officials touting the expansion and a new 30-year lease as a $1.54 billion vote of confidence in France in the wake of Britain's decision to exit the European Union

Fast versus Free Shipping – Consumers Weigh In


It's one of the hottest topics amongst shippers today - how to protect their bottom line from escalating shipping costs while meeting online shoppers' demands for service. Read our blog for useful tips. Blog e-commerce shipping e-commerce shipping trends fast versus free shipping free shipping low-cost shipping reduce shipping costs