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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21st Century Procurement Skills (Guest Post by Christoph Flöthmann)

SCM Research

Our guest post today comes from Christoph Flöthmann, an expert in strategic and digital procurement, who has recently co-authored a new report. Digitalization already has a major impact on procurement, as we write in our new report: 21st Century Procurement Skills. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA), process-mining tools can be used to reshape and analyze all kinds of processes.

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.

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

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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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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.

Behind the scenes with Vanguard Predictive Planning

Vanguard Software

The Vanguard Predictive Planning platform's job is to enable strategic decision-making based on the most accurate and relevant data available at any given time. Supply Chain Demand Planning Supply Planning

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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.

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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

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?

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

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

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.

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.

Integrate Labeling With Business Applications to Boost Your Time to Market

Loftware

In a recent report we explore how Loftware supports organizations around the world in optimizing their time to market. One such way is by integrating Enterprise Labeling with business applications to ensure label data is accurate and the risk of timely labeling errors is reduced.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.