Thu.Nov 14, 2019

Lean Principles and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

Logility

Many companies have high hopes when they set out to establish a Lean operating environment. But if your efforts fail to yield expected results, it can be difficult to pinpoint where the problems lie.

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Artificial Intelligence – sifting through the hype and the promise for forecasting

Kinaxis

by Polly Mitchell Guthrie Today I sat through a full day of talks at the International Institute of Forecasters Foresight Practitioner Conference , which was focused on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence —The Hype and the Promise for Forecasting and Planning.”

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8 Tips to Help Procurement Optimize Supplier Master Data

ivalua

Jarrod McAdoo, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua. Gartner predicts that by 2023, organizations that don’t optimize supplier master data management (MDM) could have wrong information for half of their suppliers! That’s significant.

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics in the Supply Chain

Kuebix

The world of transportation and logistics management looks completely different than it did even 50 years ago. Gone are the days of pen and paper and jotting down haphazard notes when on the telephone with a carrier booking freight. Now, technology is now ruling supreme.

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.

How Effective Dock Scheduling Reduces Overall Logistics Costs

C3 Solutions

Effective dock scheduling reduces delays within the supply chain and effectively lowers freight spend. Unfortunately, shippers fail to realize how dock scheduling leads to overall reductions in logistics costs.

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Cult Beauty pioneers transparency in beauty with the Provenance blockchain platform

Provenance

We’ve partnered with fast-growth online beauty retailer Cult Beauty, to disrupt the beauty industry with a new norm: transparency with integrity on products. “We

Is Traffic Congestion Slowing Down Your Delivery During Peak Season? We Got A Solution!

Abivin

Traffic congestion has remained as one of the biggest pain points in logistics management. As this trend keeps growing, freight service operators are challenged to come up with the most cost-efficient schedules for delivery.

Whatever You Want to Call It, Omnichannel is All About the Customer

Enterra Insights

In a recent article, Jason Rosing ( @JasonRosing ), a founding partner of Veridian, asked a surprising question, “Is omnichannel dead, dying, or thriving?”[1] ”[1] Rosing knows his question might surprise some readers. After all, he notes, “Omnichannel is everywhere!” ” He also observes that some people in supply chain circles insist, “[If your company doesn’t embrace omnichannel operations,] you are going to go bankrupt.”

10 Technologies That Are Going To Change Your Life

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is the Digital Supply Chain? Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by,Warren Noble at theclever.com. Forget about that connected fridge you’ve had your eye on.

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!

Toward AI: Supply Chain Intelligence's impact on your warehouse

SCJunction

Your warehouse is a keystone in your supply chain, and more and more, supply chain executives (and those in warehouse management) suffer the negative effects of excessively high costs, productivity dips, delivery delays, and bad data. Implementing a WMS

Logistics Manager Analysis: IT Transport Systems and Equipment…the silver bullet of logistics?

BluJay Solutions

Today’s consumer market demands logistics operators to constantly be on their A-game. There is no room for error as providers adhere to speedy delivery times, exceptional customer service, and reduced costs.

7 AI Predictions for 2020

Supply Chain Nation

Michael Feindt – founder of Blue Yonder and JDA’s chief scientific advisor – has been researching, understanding, and identifying ground-breaking use cases for artificial intelligence (AI) for many years.

Can We Attract 18-Year-Olds to a Logistics Career?

Consumer Goods Logistics

At the recent CSCMP Conference in Anaheim, CA, the top challenge on most people’s minds was the difficulty in hiring qualified workers to a logistics career – across all job titles. No news there. We’ve been talking about this for years, and as an industry we’re making progress.

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.

Can logistics be sustainable in the real world?

EFT

Access this exclusive interview with Simon Cox, Head of Sustainability at Prologis, by clicking here.

Technology as the Catalyst for Optimising Supplier Relationships to Improve Customer Experience

EV Cargo Technology

Demand driven supply chains are becoming ever more complex as customer expectations extend far beyond the right balance of price and quality. From the complexity of having the right product, in the right place, at the right time across multiple channels -– to the spotlight on sustainability and ethical trading, customer expectations are having a growing influence on a retailer’s supplier decisions.

How to Secure the Best Carrier Rates for Your Freight

Cerasis

It’s that time of year again. Shippers are bracing for the onslaught of holiday peak shopping and shipping season. As carrier rates increase in response to stronger-than-average demand on e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers, carrier freight rates will set new records.

Technology as the Catalyst for Optimising Supplier Relationships to Improve Customer Experience

EV Cargo Technology

Demand driven supply chains are becoming ever more complex as customer expectations extend far beyond the right balance of price and quality. From the complexity of having the right product, in the right place, at the right time across multiple channels -– to the spotlight on sustainability and ethical trading, customer expectations are having a growing influence on a retailer’s supplier decisions.

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!

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. There’s always more progress to make, and there are real consequences for coasting on existing accomplishments. To understand why simply look at the supply chain. Any company invested in the global economy depends on its supply chain to be the foundation of the business.

Common Challenges in Managing Global Logistics & How to Overcome Them

MercuryGate

The post Common Challenges in Managing Global Logistics & How to Overcome Them appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Value of a TMS Blog Posts

7 AI Predictions for 2020

Supply Chain Nation

Michael Feindt – founder of Blue Yonder and JDA’s chief scientific advisor – has been researching, understanding, and identifying ground-breaking use cases for artificial intelligence (AI) for many years.

Common Pains of Outdated Forecasting and Inventory Planning

ToolsGroup

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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.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Happy Times for Alibaba

Supply Chain Digest

Employees Watch Electronic Ticker Spinning Fast as Singles Day Sales Soar Again

7 Actionable Tips on How to Increase Sales on Amazon

EMERGE App

Introduction. There’s no doubt that Amazon is a sellers’ paradise, and there are lots of things that prove it. Sellers earn as much as 50% profit by selling or reselling the products because the platform has got so many customers. It’s not rocket science anymore.

Order Out of Fulfillment Chaos Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

Distributed Order Management is the Most Important Supply Chain Software You have Never Heard Of

What should you expect from your 3PL's WMS?

West Coast and California Logistics

It wasn’t that long ago that simply having a sophisticated warehouse management system (WMS) was a major selling point for third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Over time, however, this technology has become commonplace, with just about all 3PLs having their own WMS bells and whistles to advertise.

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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.