Wed.Jul 10, 2019

7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019: What’s changed?

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FAQ: How can my business be transparent when my supply chain isn’t perfect?

Provenance

Waiting for perfection will mean we won’t do anything. There’s tension in the transparency space around when is the right time to become a transparent business.

How to manage warehouse employees: The simple solution

SCJunction

Managing employees in your warehouse, whether you are in the Middle East, South Africa, or any other location worldwide, can be a challenge for warehouse managers and HR alike.

The Most Important Skills for Supply Chain Young Professionals

Talking Logistics

What skills and attributes will be the most important for supply chain young professionals to succeed moving forward? We asked members of our Indago research community that question back in April.

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.

Specialization is Supply Chain’s Best Friend

Logistics Viewpoints

Trade and specialization at the individual, corporate, and regional level are catalysts behind the growth and increasingly important role of supply chain in today’s global economies.

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Why Do 3PL Companies Need Route Optimization Software?

Abivin

Third-party Logistics Providers (3PLs) can significantly shape the supply chain landscape in 2019 as well as the future logistics.

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Supply Chain Postponement for a New Age

ModusLink Corporation

In the 1990s and early 2000s, postponement—the practice of delaying customization of a product—helped many companies respond to the increasing demand for personalization while still driving efficient inventory management. Sooner or later, everything old is new again—even supply chain strategies.

Ivalua Launches Pre-Packaged Solutions for Manufacturers

ivalua

Best practice supply chain & procurement capabilities now available for rapid deployment to manufacturers. Redwood City, CA July 10, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the availability of a pre-packaged suite of solutions for manufacturers. The new packages span the full source-to-pay process for all spend categories including direct materials, MRO, assets and tooling and indirect goods and services.

Avoid Disputes with iTradeFresh

ITradeNetwork

In June, Blue Book Services ( BBS ) published an article in which a Claims Analyst discussed the complexities of determining whether carriers kept products within an acceptable temperature range.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

75% of Companies Missing Growth Opportunities in Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Using digital, customer centricity and ecosystems strategies smart companies can shift from chasing incremental cost savings to creating new value

10 Strategies for Improving Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Nikita S at nextlevelpurchasing.com.

Challenging Your Comfort Zone

Supply Chain Nation

Jill Smith is a renewal partner and in her 20-year journey at JDA she shares how she’s kept her career fresh and gotten out of her comfort zone professionally and personally.

Hurricane Season: Best Practice Strategies for Preparing Your Supply Chain

Resilinc

Join the upcoming webinar by clicking here. supply chain risk management eventwatch supply chain event monitoring supply chain disruptions supply chain risk crisis management impact hurricane season

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

OTIF – How to Meet Delivery Appointments

SupplyPike

The Walmart OTIF compliance program has many nuances and can cause significant hits to your bottom line if it’s not met. It’s all about delivering your products O n T ime and I n F ull to Walmart distribution centers. A key part of meeting the OTIF requirements for all prepaid suppliers is scheduling delivery appointments within the must arrive by date (MABD) window of the PO. What is MABD? Walmart will include a Must Arrive by Date on each purchase order.

No Bridge is Needed Between Planning and Execution!

Adexa

A unified Data Model is the Answer. Do you need a bridge between your vehicle’s GPS system and its shock absorbers? Obviously, the answer is NO! Then why would you need to bridge planning and execution in the supply chain?

Level the Playing Field with Automation in the Warehouse

Veridian Solutions

Automation is transforming industries around the globe, and the use of automation in the warehouse holds great potential for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). While different levels of automation exist, today’s smaller companies do not necessarily understand how automation could benefit their organizations. In addition, automation has been made synonymous with robotic operations and a complete loss of the human workforce.

OTIF – How to Meet Delivery Appointments

SupplyPike

The Walmart OTIF compliance program has many nuances and can cause significant hits to your bottom line if it’s not met. It’s all about delivering your products O n T ime and I n F ull to Walmart distribution centers. A key part of meeting the OTIF requirements for all prepaid suppliers is scheduling delivery appointments within the must arrive by date (MABD) window of the PO. What is MABD? Walmart will include a Must Arrive by Date on each purchase order.

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.

IFDA SMart Conference 2019

ITradeNetwork

iTradeNetwork is excited to attend the IFDA SMart Conference July 28-30, 2019 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. IFDA, The International Foodservice Distributors Association, is the leading trade association for the foodservice distribution industry and serves to represent the distributor community, one of the largest sectors of the food and beverage industry as a whole.

Recapture Sales from Digital Players by Improving Out-of-Stocks

RELEX Solutions

In June, RetailWire published some of my thoughts on shifting the perception of in-stock challenges from traditional retailers to ecommerce.

Digital Network Platforms: Facing Facts and Reality

Supply Chain Brain

Emerging digital technologies and the consequent need for new capabilities are disrupting all aspects of business: people, process, and technology. Today’s supply-chain operating models are being challenged to deliver unprecedented levels of agility and economic value

Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019. We’re over halfway through 2019 and there has already been a number of memorable moments and highlights. And with Q3 underway, our TIP List is here with the latest industry trends to help keep you in the know for the rest of the year.

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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.

River Logic Named a Visionary in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation

River Logic

The Gartner Magic Quadrant report identifies and analyzes vendors which provide S&OP systems of differentiation (SOD). According to Gartner, an S&OP SOD should include 13 key capabilities that are required to support a Stage 4 maturity S&OP process.".

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Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019. We’re over halfway through 2019 and there has already been a number of memorable moments and highlights. And with Q3 underway, our TIP List is here with the latest industry trends to help keep you in the know for the rest of the year.

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Why alternative truck fuels are coming sooner than you think

EFT

The idea of the new regulation is simple: For the shipping industry to clean up its act. However, the consequences could be far reaching and unforeseen. The regulation, widely known as IMO 2020 after the International Maritime Organisation and the date of introduction set for 1 st January next year, demands that ships reduce sulphur released from burning fuel. Currently the limit is set at 3.5% of the emissions released but will be cut down to 0.5%.

TMS Integration Questions to Ask

Cerasis

Deciding to implement a transportation management system (TMS) is one of the most effective ways shippers can gain control over logistics and manage freight spend. Unfortunately, selecting a system is only one half of the battle.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.