Wed.Jan 20, 2021

Supply Chain Planning Transformation


I was asked recently about what it takes to transform the supply chain planning process of a company. Having gone through this process a few times in my past, I thought it best to share my experiences and suggestions in the form of a discussion with Tapan Mallik during a webinar.

Assess your Inventory Optimization Process with This Quiz


Inventory management has always been challenging. How much should we hold? How much is too much? How much is too little? The supply chain shocks of 2020 brought this challenge into focus.

12 Steps to a Resilient Enterprise: Part 2 of 4


In part 1 of this series, we talked about the consensus among supply chain practitioners, pundits, and technology providers that minor supply and demand disruptions flare up constantly, the result of actions and reactions across complex, highly tuned, and interdependent global value chains.

Maximize Your Specification Management Investment With Chainalytics and Specright


Recent trends like the rise of e-commerce demand and the shift in sources of supply can leave your supply chain vulnerable if left unchecked.

Test Your Knowledge of Sales & Operations Execution

Many supply chain professionals have already taken this assessment spanning across multiple industries and 20 countries. The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your S&OE process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

A Year of Poor Planning Led to Carmakers’ Massive Chip Shortage

Supply Chain Brain

Near-sighted planning, supply-chain complexities and a tradition of keeping inventories low caused the semiconductor shortage that is now forcing carmakers to idle production lines and straining their relationship with chip manufacturers

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Intelligence as a Service: Driving Efficiencies in Supply Networks

Supply Chain Brain

COVID-19 was a wakeup call for procurement teams who failed to invest in the tools and resources necessary to protect their supply chains

Procurement Roles in CAPEX Management

All Things Supply Chain

When we speak about Capital Expenditures or commonly called CAPEX in an organization, generally speaking they are managed either by a Project Manager or their future users (the concerned department… General capex management supply chain supply chain management

Product Suites are the Future for Supply Chain Tech Stacks!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Investment Challenges – Real and Imagined! Get Our EBOOK HERE. Product suites article and permission to publish here provided by Irina Kapetanakis.

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Digital Transformation – What Is It Really?


Parthasarathy Narayanan, AVP, Product Engineering, Bristlecone. I am sure you have seen this image many times. Seeing this image again prompted me to write this article. I wonder why somebody did this.

Webinar on Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

How to Successfully Enable Omnichannel Fulfillment


As online shopping and in-store fulfillment become the new normal for many shoppers across the globe, retailers need to be taking a closer look at their omnichannel fulfillment strategy.

AmerisourceBergen leverages two solutions from Axway


AmerisourceBergen is a pharmaceutical supply chain distributor with over 100+ years of experience. Their roots run deep in innovation and niche delivery.

Reimagining the Food Supply Chain


Reimagining the Food Supply Chain. When we think of the supply chain, we often think of parts and pieces, moving from one manufacturer to another, eventually being used as a component or part of a greater assembly.

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Beyond Location — Condition of In-transit Shipments Is Critical


The supply chain visibility movement is gaining massive traction, and you likely have a handle on monitoring where your shipments are in transit. But do you know how your shipment is? Supply Chain Visibility Tive Future of Supply Chain Transportation Monitoring Logistics Supply Chain Management

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

What Vaccine Supply Chains Must Do to Protect Against Cyberattack

Supply Chain Brain

The international coronavirus supply chain has become the latest target of cyber-espionage. The threat extends beyond pharmaceutical manufacturers to all of their suppliers and vendors, which provide potential points of entry for cyber thieves. In this conversation with SupplyChainBrain Editor-in-Chief Bob Bowman, Mike Hamilton, Chief Information Security Officer with CI Security, discusses what needs to be done to protect the entire vaccine supply chain from hackers

Embracing the Ideals of MLK


In recognition of the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Americans this week were called to reflect on the ways in which each of us can work towards racial justice and equality.

US executives forced to rethink corporate strategies with post-election policy changes


Post-US Election, executives in America are expecting to have to re-evaluate their supply chain approaches due to changes in legislation, regulations and policy, according to the Ernst & Young LLB Election Pulse Strategy Survey.

Four Ways Electronic Bills of Lading Benefit the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

While physical paperwork has long been the go-to form of communication within the supply-chain industry, electronic bills of lading are expected to become the standard moving forward

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

Transportation Management 2021 Outlook


Transportation Management 2021 Outlook Featuring Jeff Kanterman, RVP of Transportation Management at NFI What do you think will be in store for transportation management in 2021?

Iptor and HARMAN expand strategic partnership

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Iptor, provider of enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, planning and logistics software and services, has expanded its strategic partnership with HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets

Plantensive Partners with Vanguard Software to Enable Supply Chain Marketplace Vision and Growth

Vanguard Software

Vanguard Predictive Planning Solution Suite to be Offered to Value-Conscious Mid-Market Customers. Press Release

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 21, 2021

Supply Chain Digest

Amazon FC in Alabama Might Vote to Unionize, US Truckload Rates Headed back Up, US Manufacturing Continues Slow Recovery, Rolled Ocean Containers Hit Record High

Digital Order Fulfillment: The Game Has Forever Changed

Achieving cost-effective OTIF delivery across multiple channels requires a dynamic approach. Digital order fulfillment can help businesses adopt a more intelligent, agile, and holistic strategy that drives true optimization and customer loyalty.

Reimagined supply chains emerge from global crisis as enterprises focus on data insights to mitigate risk

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

New research from Orange Business Services found that the supply chains in 40% of multinational corporations were unable to cope with the crisis created by the pandemic. The survey of 320 enterprises, focusing on the manufacturing, transport and logistics sectors, revealed that the global crisis has dramatically changed attitudes to risk

Ivalua NOW 2021 – Procurement Rising – Americas – Virtual Edition


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Convergence Recap: Survey Says… It was a hit!


Like many organizations this year, we pivoted, making our annual in-person user conference, Convergence, a virtual event. Convergence is the only user conference dedicated to Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management.

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Looking at Transportation in a Different Way

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published yesterday, “Trust the Network: The Way Forward in Achieving Transportation Desired Outcomes.”

Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?