Thu.Nov 14, 2019

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


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


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.”

8 Tips to Help Procurement Optimize Supplier Master Data


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.

Seven Steps to Supply Chain Autonomy

Logistics Viewpoints

The new competitive imperative is true supply chain autonomy – one that senses disruptions in real time and takes corrective actions with no human intervention. This concept might seem visionary, but it’s increasingly within reach. The important thing to remember is that full autonomy is a journey — and you’re probably already taking one of these seven steps that place your company on the path. The old supply chain mantra used to be “cheaper, faster, […].

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.

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


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.

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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 Forget about that connected fridge you’ve had your eye on.

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.

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.

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


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.

Cult Beauty pioneers transparency in beauty with the Provenance blockchain platform


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

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


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

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.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Can logistics be sustainable in the real world?


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


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.

Common Challenges in Managing Global Logistics & How to Overcome Them


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

Common Pains of Outdated Forecasting and Inventory Planning


Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How to Secure the Best Carrier Rates for Your Freight


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.

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

Fresh Product Packaging for Home Delivery Success


Federal regulations and evolving consumer tastes are driving food manufacturers to continuously update their product packaging. One manufacturer enlisted the help of Chainalytics’ packaging consultants to successfully rebrand more than 200 SKUs and roll out new packaging with minimal waste.

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

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

DiManEx launches Supply Chain Inspector


Part of DiManEx’s end-to-end platform, the solution uses supply chain data to help teams build their digital inventory.

Will You Be Able to Drive Your New Sourcing Platform in a Week?

EC Sourcing Group

Shouldn’t you be able to drive your new sourcing platform in 5 working days or less? The sales rep might have assured you that you can. The demo made it look easy to navigate. Your power users loved all the cool features. Even casual users gave a thumbs up.

Renovation vs. Remodel: What Does Your Home Need?

Schooled by Science

Read Time: 4 minutes You've decided your home needs a new look. However, you keep tripping over two words — renovation vs. remodel. Learn more now! The post Renovation vs. Remodel: What Does Your Home Need? appeared first on Schooled By Science. Manufacturing & Engineering construction

AI and machine learning in the warehouse

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Following Manhattan Associates’ recent EMEA Exchange conference in Barcelona, Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with the company’s UK managing director, Craig Summers, about the current state of play within omnichannel retail and how it is now more important than ever for retailers and warehouse professionals to be able to serve both brick and mortar and direct-to-customer delivery models equally efficiently

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.