Mon.Jan 13, 2020

The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Talking Logistics

Quality is one of the pillars of supply chain management, along with cost, service, and risk. Managing quality across the supply chain is critically important for all industries, but especially in Aerospace and Defense. What have been some of the obstacles? How is technology helping Aerospace and Defense companies to streamline and automate this process? Read more The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry.

A Supply Chain Planning Model is a Digital Twin: Is This Just Hype?

Logistics Viewpoints

Isn't any model not based on paper and pencil a digital twin? What value does it add to call a supply planning model a digital twin? I thought it was hype. Supply chain planning executives disagree. The post A Supply Chain Planning Model is a Digital Twin: Is This Just Hype?

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Greener Pastures: How to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain


Do you want to create a sustainable supply chain? In the past, supply chains were often harmful, with high carbon footprints due to shipping and packaging processes that focused more on the bottom line rather than sustainability. But the industry is shifting with the times.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Already widespread, artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to make a huge impact in the world. Lori Webber ( @lfwebber ), chief marketing officer of IBM Watson Supply Chain, states AI is “perhaps the most transformative [technology] of our era.”[1] ”[1] AI’s impact will be the result of its ubiquity and its capabilities.

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How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Optimise your storage facility with Warehousing Management System

20Cube Logistics

Warehousing and distribution plays a pivotal role in logistics and is capable of delivering a higher return on investment. For most, it’s just a storage facility but it is actually a CPU or a nerve system of the supply chain management.

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Questions To Ask SaaS Providers Regarding Security


SaaS, or Software as a Service, offered via a cloud computing platform, brings out enormous benefits for businesses, such as: cost savings and fast speed in deployment, communication improvement compared to a business using on-premise software for the same purpose.

Leveraging AI to Minimize Markdowns [Video]

Supply Chain Nation

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the face of the markdown process today. By gathering real-time demand data — and combining it with data on current inventory levels and margin targets — AI-enabled solutions from JDA can replace permanent markdowns with short-term promotional prices that maximize all outcomes. Learn more about how AI can help simplify the complex process of managing end-of-life pricing. We can leverage a temporary price reduction to be a lever to influence demand.

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Returnable Packaging and IoT: Keys to a More Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

As consumers become more eco-conscious, they push brands to adopt more sustainable practices. Many have responded by increasing their reliance on returnable industrial packaging

Spot Versus Contract Freight Rates: Why You Need Them Both


Effective logistics management involves a delicate balance between spot and contract freight use and rates. Various misconceptions surround the use of spot and contract rates, and failure to operate with only one shipping option will contribute to higher freight spend.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

It Takes More Than a Village to Manage a Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

IBM is bringing artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to bear on supply-chain management — with a twist

Why Is Supply Chain Visibility Gaining Momentum?

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

Supply chain visibility has always been important. Yet, in 2017, improving end-to-end supply chain visibility only ranked 6th as a top objective, according to Geodis’ Supply Chain Worldwide Survey.

Brexit - Another Step Forward


Another Step Further Forward it is highly probable that customs declarations will be required for goods moving between the UK and EU from 1st January 2021. The European Parliament is also expected to approve the Withdrawal Agreement on the 29th January in time for the UK to formally leave the EU at 11pm GMT / Midnight CET on the 31st January.

Supply Chain News on Three Negotiation Tips to Drive Improved Procurement Performances

Supply Chain Digest

Learning More about People than Product Categories will Drive Success, Negotiations Expert Says

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.

Baylor Scott & White Health – Freeing Caregivers to Focus on Patients Through Healthcare Supply Chain Digitization


The post Baylor Scott & White Health – Freeing Caregivers to Focus on Patients Through Healthcare Supply Chain Digitization appeared first on Ivalua

More van loads move but lane rates slip lower

DAT Solutions

Van load volume returned to pre-holiday levels during the first full week of the new year. It's common for pent-up demand to boost freight activity after a holiday, but that pattern doesn't usually hold up in January. Rates dropped a few pennies to $1.95

Inside Arena: Four Design Principles for a Better User Experience

Arena Solutions

Contrast. Balance. Emphasis. Repetition. These are the four design principles of our user interface (UI) refresh and user experience (UX). Are you curious about why Arena Solutions chose these four principles and how each is implemented in our latest release? We were.

Types of Reverse Auction Procurement Teams Should Be Familiar With


The procurement sector can be challenging, confusing, and bewildering given the rapid and unrelenting pace of industry progress in today’s global market. Utilizing the types of reverse auction teams understand and excel in is crucial in market success these days.

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.

Amazon Vendor Central – Invoicing Process


When to Submit Invoice to Amazon Vendor Central. Amazon recommends its suppliers to submit invoice for the shipments as soon as the Advance Shipment Notice (ASN) are submitted. As Amazon calculates the payment due date from the date the invoice received and not based on the printed invoice date, it is better that the suppliers submit invoice as soon as the shipments leave their facility. Invoice Creation process.

Business Intelligence: The key to better decision making


Decision making in any area of life or business is best done with all the pertinent facts on hand so that it can be informed and trusted. In the world of business, these facts are termed business intelligence and it provides a meaningful platform from which a company can formulate accurate and beneficial decisions to ensure ongoing success. In this article, we consider how business intelligence guides decision making followed by the benefits of having the intelligence at hand.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2020

Veridian Solutions

It’s that time of year again when supply chain leaders start thinking about how to empower their organizations and connect on a global scale. While technologies are continuously evolving, visiting the industry’s top supply chain conferences and trade shows form an integral way that leaders can learn more about what’s happening and how to respond. Following NRF’s recent “Big Show” (which we will cover for 2021 below), this year’s top conferences include: Shows Veridian Has Participated In.

[Infographic] Implementing Prescriptive Analytics: 6 Easy Tips for Success

River Logic

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Freightera Hero Award 2019


Three Women Share the Freightera Hero Award 2019. In 2017, Freightera has introduced an employee award program, Freightera Hero Award.