Thu.Nov 21, 2019

Tariffs and Procurement: A perfect match?

Proxima

According to recent Procurement Leaders research , 40% of category managers are anticipating risk associated with tariffs. As expected, then, the word “tariff” often brings a sense of confusion and misunderstanding, especially on how they will impact a supply chain.

Digital transformation: Advice from the front lines

Kinaxis

by Sarah Harkins. When your supply chain isn’t functioning, the signs are clear: missed opportunities, customer complaints, unexplained errors and overstretched planners. Diagnosis is easy, but change is hard.

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Why Optimization Should Be Top of Mind for Operational Planning

River Logic

S&OP Optimization Sales and Operations Planning Operational planning

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The case for extensibility: why rigid SCM platforms can’t power winning supply chains

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater. In today’s fast-paced world, success means getting ahead of change, not just keeping up with it. It’s no different for your supply chain. Growing customer demands. Shifting regulations. Big impact events like natural disasters.

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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.

Systems for a More Efficient Yard Management Process

PINC

There are over 100,000 warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants in the U.S. alone. With nearly 4 million retail stores and eCommerce websites to support, their supply chain must be as efficient as possible.

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Becoming a Shipper of Choice with Empathy: A conversation with Andy Butler (P&G)

CHAINalytics

The post Becoming a Shipper of Choice with Empathy: A conversation with Andy Butler (P&G) appeared first on Chainalytics. Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Supply Chain Intelligence Transportation contract freight rates FMIC Freight Procurement freight purchasing P&G Procter & Gamble shipper of choice Transportation Procurement transportation purchasing

Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning: Barrier or Enabler?

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

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A Fast, Scalable Distribution Strategy for Leading Fashion Retailer in India

CHAINalytics

India’s thriving middle class is creating vast opportunities beyond the country’s largest cities that smart companies are tapping into to boost profits. One fashion retailer called on Chainalytics to help revamp its distribution network to reach those markets at an accelerated pace with thousands of new retail locations and a B2B plan to distribute product … The post A Fast, Scalable Distribution Strategy for Leading Fashion Retailer in India appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Why Pharma Supply Chains Must Go Digital: Six Questions to Consider

Supply Chain Brain

If technology-enabled visibility isn’t built into the pharma supply chain today, then manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, shippers and pharmacies risk significant losses

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!

Blockchain Initiatives Continue to Pave the Way for Future Transparency and Innovation for the Digital Supply Chain

Maine Pointe

Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics, discusses the role blockchain-powered platforms will play in the supply chain of the future. end to end supply chain integration Industry 4.0 blockchain C-Suite

How to optimize your supply chain: 3 strategies for retailers in 2020

FLEXE

How to cut costs, shorten delivery times, and increase customer satisfaction with an optimized supply chain

Why should retailers change their approach to Black Friday?

EV Cargo Technology

With just over one week to go until Black Friday, retailers should now be in full swing with their Black Friday and Cyber Monday preparations as they look to build on the success of last year’s shopping phenomenon. In fact, Black Friday brought in $6.2 billion in online sales last year, a growth of 23.6%, with over 165 million people shopping over the weekend. These statistics are no surprise: retailers have become well-accustomed to the Black Friday weekend frenzy.

Mitigate Seasonality and Other Logistics Disruptions with TMS Supporting Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Collaborator

Where is the freight market heading and how can a shipper be prepared to address changes as they occur in real time? More importantly, how does a shipper synthesize the seemingly endless stream of conflicting market analysis into proactive plans that avoid simple, reactive responses to the often confusing and counter-intuitive moves in the market? . – Realize the goal of cutting through the static using analytics as a “knife” in your TMS.

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.

Why should retailers change their approach to Black Friday?

EV Cargo Technology

With just over one week to go until Black Friday, retailers should now be in full swing with their Black Friday and Cyber Monday preparations as they look to build on the success of last year’s shopping phenomenon. In fact, Black Friday brought in $6.2 billion in online sales last year, a growth of 23.6%, with over 165 million people shopping over the weekend. These statistics are no surprise: retailers have become well-accustomed to the Black Friday weekend frenzy.

How to Get Recognized for Your Digital Supply Chain Transformations at ICON 2020

Supply Chain Nation

This is the third blog in our ICON 2020: What’s New series. Stay in the know about the biggest and best supply chain conference of the year with our blog series highlighting the latest developments as they unfold.

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Smart Moves in a Trade War: Stepping Up Your Global Supply Chain in 2020

Material Handling & Logistics

There are some sweet opportunities if you know where to look and are nimble about it

Riding Artificial Intelligence to a Brighter Business Future

Enterra Insights

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a science fiction bogeyman and, for some people, it generates a sense of unease about the future. Most of that unease is about artificial general intelligence platforms — which don’t yet exist. The most common form of AI today is incapable of taking over the world; however, it can make your business future brighter. We are still in the early years of the Digital Age and companies are still wrestling with how they must transform to thrive.

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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!

Attention Logistics Companies: Temporary Labor Is NOT the Answer

Logistics Viewpoints

Each year, as the holidays approach, logistics companies are in preparation for the anticipated peak season demand surges. Traditionally, to alleviate the pressure during peak periods, these companies have turned to temporary labor to increase outputs. In fact, holiday hiring hit a multiyear high in 2018, and is expected to continue to rise this year as companies like UPS, Target and Macy’s have announced plans to hire up to 130,000 seasonal workers. However, this year, […].

Arena Solutions’ Andrea Pitts Recognized as One of The Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS

Arena Solutions

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Know Your Product to Ensure Chemical Shipping Success

Bulk Connection

When you partner with a transportation provider for chemical shipping services, your goals are to ensure that your products are shipped safely, reliably and at a reasonable price. What you may not realize is that safety, reliability and pricing hinges on the information you provide at the outset.

5 Ways to Improve Logistics Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management? Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Victor at excelsior.ph.

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.

The Benefits of Using One 3PL for Integrated Logistics Services

West Coast and California Logistics

Conventional wisdom tells you not to put all your eggs in one basket. In the logistics industry, however, this isn’t always good advice.

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Let the Bargains Begin: Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019

Kuebix

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become infamous discount-filled holidays. Many families enjoy the tradition of camping outside retail locations and being some of the first to shop at midnight. Those who feel overwhelmed by this often chaotic process can enjoy many of the same sales on Cyber Monday, which starts the Monday after Black […]. The post Let the Bargains Begin: Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 appeared first on Kuebix.

Alloy Selected by Valvoline to Enable Demand-Driven Supply Chain

Alloy

Valvoline implements leading-edge solution to unlock new insights and opportunities. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.,

De Bortoli Improves Grape to Glass Traceability with QAD

QAD

It all started more than 90 years ago with the De Bortoli family and has grown to be one of Australia’s largest family-owned wineries. The third generation is now managing the family business with a strong commitment to sustainability and leaving a positive legacy for the next generation.

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.