Fri.Mar 22, 2019

What The F Is A Supply Chain Benchmark?

Aborn and Co.

Listen to this article! when's the last time you benchmarked your supply chain

Ready or Not, Blockchain Is Coming to Supply Chains

Supply Chain Collaborator

Everyone’s talking about the potential and promise of blockchain and other bleeding edge tech tools for “supply chain digitization”. Yet, many logistics and transportation pros are asking why, in practical terms, they should explore and embrace blockchain technologies ahead of more pressing and less esoteric logistics IT initiatives. Supply chain digitization is a killer use case for blockchain and it is coming to supply chain management. Will your operations be ready? <>

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The Truth About Collect Shipping and Retail Compliance

Zipline Logistics

Retail compliance is a topic of national interest and debate. What is the best way to manage tight supplier shipping requirements? A common misconception in the CPG industry is that it’s always a better choice to let a retailer handle pickup and delivery of product.

2D Barcodes in Warehouse Management: Why Aren’t We All Using Them?


The use of barcodes in the supply chain is nothing new. First-generation barcodes (1D barcodes) gave supply chain managers the ability to track stock keeping units (SKUs) and shipment information.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

This Week in Logistics News (March 18-22, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I arrived at Penn Station in Newark, NJ yesterday for a client meeting. My initial thought was to grab an Uber to my hotel, but since there were already a line of taxis parked outside, I decided to hop in one.

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Supply Chain Risk Resiliency & Risk Management 2019 Best Practices


Download the full 2019 SCRM Process Advisory Whitepaper here. supply chain risk management SCRM Best Practices supply chain risk crisis management action plan business continuity resiliency

What Your CFO Needs to Know About Accruals, IoT, & More Listener Mail! [podcast]

Aborn and Co.

This week the mic is pointed at you, the listeners, as we open up another mail bag filled with your questions. This week you'll learn why your CFO needs to be on top of freight accruals, how IoT is changing supply chains, and what a supply chain benchmark is

Young MacDonald’s Farm: AI-AI-Oh

Enterra Insights

Children have been singing about Old MacDonald and his farm for the last century. A lot has changed on the farm over those 100 or so years. Jayson Lusk ( @JaysonLusk ), Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University, reports, “In 1900, just under 40 percent of the total US population lived on farms, and 60 percent lived in rural areas. Today, the respective figures are only about 1 percent and 20 percent.

5 Traits of a Great Inventory Manager


Inventory management is key to the success of any business, big or small. It encompasses a wide range of tasks, all of which should streamline your supply chain and ensure the utmost productivity. As your business grows, good inventory management will become even more crucial, and you may need to hire an inventory manager who can dedicate their time to ensuring it all runs smoothly. Being a successful inventory manager requires a broad range of skills and know-how.

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.

Sustainability and transparency deliver growth for direct-to-consumer brands


Interested in how blockchain-powered product transparency can help grow trust in your brand? We are creating an-depth guide, sign up here to receive early access.

Millennials and Generation Z: Changing the face of retail


From Generation Z to the Baby Boomers, there’s a wealth of research into the shopping habits of the various generations and companies are having to react to differing priorities depending on who their sweet-spot customers are. It’s frightening to think that the latter generation, “Gen Z”, have never known a world without the internet.

5 Steps to Building an Agile, Resilient Supply Chain

Amber Road

Conducting international trade can be chaotic. Fluctuating tariffs, duties, and free trade agreements , expanding multi-tier supply sources, new international trade rules, and much more, constantly trigger heavy ripple effects along the entire retail supply chain.

Fighting Gender Stigma in the Supply Chain


Twenty years ago the landscape looked very different for women in logistics. All areas of business within this arena were typically very male orientated. Today however, 40% of graduates within logistics are female , showing that there is a strong movement towards a balanced workforce. To further encourage more women to build their careers in the supply chain it’s important that we showcase the great possibilities careers in this area present.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Procurement Leadership Workshop: Addressing the Need for a New Stakeholder Influence Model


Some of the typical complaints I hear from procurement colleagues are the same ones I heard 20 years ago, and it seems as if nothing has changed. “Procurement doesn’t get any respect! I can’t get people in the business to listen to what I want to propose to them, and they don’t show up to my category meetings.”

Why technology plays a key role in sustainability for Adjuno


Sustainability is the most pressing issue in the board room of retailers around the world. Gartner’s ‘ Future of Supply Chain Survey ’ data highlights how companies view CSR as an opportunity to enhance their brand reputation, rather than just satisfying government regulations. A further eighty two percent of respondents say their organisation’s intention to invest in ethical sourcing is because “it’s the right thing to do.”.

SCRC Meeting: Closing the Gap Between Marketing and Procurement


Our upcoming SCRC meeting on April 25 will explore a topic that has been top of mind for me and several other people for some time. To give you a clue as to what this is about, consider the typical sessions you see at, for instance, the ISM meeting, that I plan on attending this year.

An industry caught between its digital ambitions and the ground realities: Insights from LogiChem EU 2019


I just returned from the LogiChem EU 2019 event that took place from March 19th to 21st in Amsterdam. The event was packed with who’s who of the supply chain community of chemicals industry in attendance. With so much ground to cover, let me get straight to my takeaways: The digital agenda is ambitious – […]. The post An industry caught between its digital ambitions and the ground realities: Insights from LogiChem EU 2019 appeared first on LLamasoft. Blog Supply Chain Ideas

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

David Oliver Joins RELEX Solutions as Industry Advisor

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, announced today that David Oliver will join the company as an Industry Advisor.

Tips for Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

The Network Effect

Recruiters spend countless hours and thousands of dollars in resources bringing in job candidates, but what happens once you’ve hired. The post Tips for Attracting and Retaining Top Talent appeared first on The Network Effect. Leadership and Strategy career cloud jobs technology Joins the Axway Family


Axway CEO Patrick Donovan announced the purchase of at this week’s IMAGINE SUMMIT in Chantilly, France.

Life Science Businesses are Migrating to a Two-tier ERP Strategy


The life sciences industry is undergoing an evolution. Organizations are moving beyond their core competencies to develop global businesses that offer comprehensive, customer-centric solutions. Mergers and Acquisitions.

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. Joins the Axway Family


Axway CEO Patrick Donovan announced the purchase of at this week’s IMAGINE SUMMIT in Chantilly, France.

How to be a Retail Logistics Hero in an E-Commerce World


The post How to be a Retail Logistics Hero in an E-Commerce World appeared first on Chainalytics. Uncategorized big and bulky customer segmentation distribution packaging E-Commerce Last Mile Delivery Logistics Operations Omnichannel online fulfillment Packaging Optimization Parcel portfolio segmentation Retail Transportation

ASCM Seeks Volunteers for New Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce


The majority of people credit diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs with boosting both innovation and employee retention at their companies, according to an executive survey by global consulting firm Korn Ferry.

Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey


In the first blog on this topic, I described the origins and background to lean manufacturing. In the second blog – lean manufacturing journey, the key activities of the model described in the book entitled “Lean Thinking” were introduced. While this is seen as the most popular model, there are a few reservations about it. These will be covered as […]. The post Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey appeared first on SYSPRO US.

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.