Thu.Jan 25, 2018

[WHITE PAPER] The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond


Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond” white paper! This is a must read for those in the manufacturing industry to stay on top of their games! Get a free copy of the white paper by filling out the form to the right. Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018.

Finance and supply chain operations: Can IBP bridge the gap?


by Alexa Cheater It’s no secret these two groups don’t always see eye-to-eye. Finance and supply chain operations—both have a huge impact on your company’s bottom line, but oftentimes there’s conflict between these two organizations, especially when it comes to the numbers. Disparate data, siloed processes and discrepancies between the operational forecast and the corporate budget are all contributing factors. But is there a way to bridge the gap?


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3 things supply chain leaders can do to leverage talent for the digital supply chain


AIMMS has been active in the supply chain space for over 28 years. We’ve seen the evolution of the industry and its ongoing transformation , and have embarked on a transformation ourselves. The skills of the past are no longer sufficient to meet the demands of today’s complex, fast- moving digital environment , or prepare for the future. There is also a talent shortage. A s the most experienced supply chain professionals retire , CSCMP estimates that as many as 3.5

Changing the Status Quo to Stay Ahead of the Amazon Effect


Planning teams face multiple dilemmas including promoting and supporting top line growth, containing cost, efficiently managing on-going operations and finding new ways to drive innovation. To complicate matters, supply chains are growing more complex as product proliferation and customer service expectations rise driven in part by the “Amazons” of the world.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

3 things supply chain leaders can do to leverage talent for the digital supply chain


AIMMS has been active in the supply chain space for over 28 years. We’ve seen the evolution of the industry and its ongoing transformation , and have embarked on a transformation ourselves.

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Spot Market Carriers Get Higher Rates Than Contract Fleets

DAT Solutions

I look at freight transportation statistics all day long, and I am astonished by the rapid growth of the past few months, especially in the truckload spot market. It seems as though every week sets a new record for something: highest-ever rate or load-to-truck ratio for vans, greatest-ever number of load posts, one after another, until we run out of superlatives.

Visibility is the Key to Supply Chain Risk Management


Supply Chain Visibility – Why can’t it be ignored? It is no doubt that the supply chain is always growing to be more complex and expanding in organizational costs. Supply chain visibility is a requirement for keeping that complexity and cost under control. In term of risk management, visibility is essential to enable both the business and supply chain to become more agile, competitive, and robust.

The Value of Integrated Supply Chain Technology

Talking Logistics

Jason Nurmi, Global Strategic Account Manager at BluJay Solutions addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How do you define “Integrated Supply Chain Technology” — are you talking about having a single solution that does everything in supply chain management or about integrating multiple supply chain applications together or something different?

Using Data To Align Your Sales and Supply Chain Teams

Silvon Software

Ensuring that your sales and supply chain teams are in sync is one way that you can enhance the customer experience. However, this does pose some challenges because the end goals of these teams don’t always match. This challenge is further compounded by the global nature of many businesses, which depend on multi-channel distribution, multiple ERP and other business systems, and disparate reporting requirements.

Implementing Supply Chain Network Design

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. These goals are often at odds with one another. How do you find the optimum balance? This guide offers hands-on advice that will help you use network design to achieve successful results.

How Amazon will impact the supply chain in 2018


In their 10-K annual report from 2017, Amazon stated that it had generated $6.4 billion in sales from retail subscription services alone. Wall Street firm Needham predicted that by 2021 Amazon would make up 50% of all US eCommerce, so we can expect 2018 to be another colossal year for the eCommerce giant. eCommerce

6 Ways You Can Improve Forecast Accuracy with Demand Sensing


Demand sensing helps us identify the actual customer order trends and helps us improve the near-term forecast. Strategic actions like demand shaping for knowingly increasing or decreasing the demand for the product can be undertaken by sensing demand signals. 6 Ways You Can Improve Forecast Accuracy with Demand Sensing was first posted on January 25, 2018 at 8:15 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Is Your Supply Chain A True Business Partner?

Supply Chain 24/7

What makes a great supply chain? Greg Gerstenhaber, a partner in the Bain & Company Performance Improvement practice, outlines how a supply chain can become a competitive advantage for a company, and how to evaluate what changes your supply chain needs to become a true partner of the business

Resin prices vary a lot more than you think! RTi helps you understand why.


I had a great opportunity to meet with CEO Pete Suerken from Resin Technologies Inc. (RTi), RTi), yesterday, and share thoughts on how should-cost models are being actively used to drive improved visibility into the true costs of resin, paper packaging, and related products.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

8 Truckload Market Trends for 2018

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is normal for the truckload industry? That may seem like a difficult question considering how rapidly things change in our industry—especially in the last calendar year. But there are several trends presenting themselves that will help us redefine what “normal” means for truckload in 2018 and 2019. Below, we explore 8 trends that will have an effect on the truckload market in 2018. Efficiently utilizing capacity.

Avetta’s Auditing Service Accelerates Screening Process for Qualified Contractors

Supply Chain 24/7

Vertical Limit utilized Avetta's auditing service to minimize supply chain risk with detailed visibility into how their contractors perform critical safety procedures

RELEX Solutions Strengthens Asia Pacific Presence with New Partnership

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. Australian Consultants FMCG Retail to provide RELEX’s Unified Retail Planning Technology in the APAC region. RELEX Solutions, the pioneer of unified retail planning technology, and one of the world’s fastest growing supply chain technology companies, has taken a major step towards establishing a truly global presence.

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Fighting Bribery and Corruption in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Rootstock acquires Kenandy. Customers win!


On January 11, we were excited to announce that Rootstock has acquired Kenandy, Inc., a developer of cloud ERP software on the Salesforce Platform. Cloud ERP Cloud ERP system considerations Cloud Platform ERP Cloud Kenandy manufacturing cloud erp manufacturing ERP manufacturing ERP systems Rootstock rootstock software Salesforce Supply Chain

Manufacturers See 2018 as Great Year

Material Handling and Logistics

81% of manufacturers believe their revenue will increase in 2018. 2018 is looking good according to a recent survey of manufacturers. The 2018 Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) National Manufacturing Outlook Survey found that manufacturers have a more positive outlook about the economy for 2018 than in 2017. Some of the reasons include the growing U.S. and global economies, rising energy and commodity prices, and improved business and consumer confidence support this positive outlook.

The Gurus Are Back. 2018 Supply Chain Predictions

Supply Chain Digest

Michael Watson, Mike Regan, and Gene Tyndall Offer their Prognostications, with More Guru Predictions Next Week

3 Ways to Master Omnichannel through Logistics—and Why You Should


Omnichannel has been a buzzword for years. In the coming years, omnichannel will mean a lot more than having a physical retail and online presence. Today, it’s already shifting retail paradigms and business models. Just look at Amazon. One of the largest online retailers has officially entered the physical market. Not only did its purchase of Whole Foods last year confirm that, last week it opened Amazon Go, the first cashierless grocery store.

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

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DAT on "Land Line Now" Radio: Freight, Rates Dip Slightly

DAT Solutions

What's up with rates in January? Listen to the DAT weekly rate trend discussion with Terry Scruton of OOIDA. This week, Terry and I talked about causes and effects of a slight decline in truckload freight rates and volume. Trucking Industry Trends

Transportation Management Systems in the Food Industry: What’s Driving Demand?

Talking Logistics

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) bring a lot of value to companies across all industries, but the value proposition is particularly strong in the food industry when you consider the cost of transportation as a percent of revenue and the service challenges involved. What factors are driving demand today for TMS in the food industry? Are the barriers to implementation coming down? What capabilities are becoming more important for food companies today?

UltraShipTMS Talks YMS in Modern Materials Handling Magazine Article

Supply Chain Collaborator

Richard Chrzanowski, Implementation Manager for UltraShipTMS and acknowledged transportation logistics expert was tapped by Modern Materials Handling magazine for a feature article on Yard Management technologies. Read the informative piece which sheds light on how solution providers are solving the challenges involved in yard visibility and timely throughput. The post UltraShipTMS Talks YMS in Modern Materials Handling Magazine Article appeared first on UltraShipTMS. Pressroom

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.