Tue.Jun 18, 2019

Junk Mail is Clogging the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy. Every week I receive approximately 20 -25 pieces of physical mail in my mailbox.

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Manufacturing Disruption is Here. Will Your Company Survive?


In 1964, the average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 was 33 years. That average dropped to 24 years in 2016 and is expected to shrink to just 12 years by 2027. This means that 500 of the largest U.S.

Change for the Better: What Kaizen can do for you

USC Consulting Group

Continuous improvement — this is the dream for forward-thinking shop floor stakeholders across all industries. However, few manage to facilitate such sustained advancement.

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What’s Really Behind Slowbalization

Material Handling & Logistics

A new focus on regional manufacturing and post-globalization is changing the supply chain landscape

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.

Looking Beyond Blockchain/Supply Chain Hype

Enterra Insights

Discussions about blockchain technology generally fall into one of two categories: cryptocurrency or supply chain. Because the technology remains in its infancy, most discussions about blockchain in the supply chain are filled with hype and hope. Even so, most pundits believe there is substance to be found and that blockchain will find a natural home in supply chain activities. Anna Kucirkova writes, “Blockchain technology has the power to change everything.

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New job opportunity: Product Owner


Job title: Product Owner Reporting to: CCO Level: Senior Based in: Utrecht, the Netherlands. DiManEx is growing. Overall purpose of the job. We are looking for a driven and highly collaborative new member to join our team and help us shape the future.

Consensus Demand: Gaining the Right Insight from Marketing, Sales, and Product Departments

Vanguard Software

Supply Chain leaders in mature organizations know that a well-designed S&OP process can help improve the top and bottom lines while maintaining service levels. Sales & Operations Planning Demand Planning Demand Sensing

The Value of a TMS to Lower Total Cost of Ownership


How often do you think about the value of a TMS? In today’s world, it is easy to think of a TMS as an add-on feature, something that only larger organizations can use.

How to Reduce Risk and Cost in Trade Compliance


The global trade environment is experiencing greater uncertainty than at any time in the recent past. Geopolitical events, environmental challenges, supply chain sustainability, and consumer activism all create exceptional volatility in trade patterns that ripple through the entire supply chain.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

[PODCAST] Tips for Effective Freight Invoice Auditing


Listen to “Tips for Effective Freight Invoice Auditing” on Spreaker.

The Essential Guide to Exporting: Keys to Growth

Supply Chain 24/7

The global economy makes it essential for organizations to expand their markets to grow revenue.however, complex export regulations can be an impediment to the supply chain and hold back revenue growth

These Data Mining Techniques Will Make The Most of Data Warehousing


Data Warehousing means a warehouse of data where it can be stored for analysis. It includes the process of data collection from various databases to one specific place to acquire efficient access.

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Who Pays for Low/No-Cost TMS?

Talking Logistics

The blossoming array of transportation management systems (TMS) is generating more confusion than ever before. If shippers fail to understand the true total cost of ownership that comes with any TMS solution, they risk making the wrong decision.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

3 Tips to Help You Manage Product Recalls


When something goes wrong with your product, a recall might be on the cards. There is a whole spectrum when it comes to product recalls. Sometimes they are relatively benign and easy to fix, or they can span to being very dangerous, expensive or both. Depending on what you’ve sold and what the problem is, it can drastically impact the severity of the repercussions. Product recalls affect the whole supply chain and the people who are responsible throughout the chain.

End-to-End Supply Chain – A Cémoi Story


Cémoi is an independent French chocolate group founded in 1814. The company has 2,000 employees in France, 3,000 employees worldwide, 24 sites around the world, including 14 in France. Cémoi is run by the Poirrier family, who has been at its head for 3 generations now. Cémoi has a unique model in the way that the whole chain is integrated, meaning that the journey starts with the planters, with the cocoa bean, and continues through the whole transformation process to the final product.

How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward (Part 1)


JAGGAER InsideSpend Thought leadership Series – In this blog series, we profile leaders in the procurement industry. We hope their insights and experiences inspire you to achieve greatness in procurement. A conversation with Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen. .

Top 4 Ways to Run a Leaner, More Efficient Automotive Supply Chain With MPO

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

First introduced to the auto industry in the early 1990s, the philosophy of lean manufacturing centers around a kind of “less is more paradigm.”

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2019 Gartner Supply Chain Conference


Top 5 takeaways from the 2019 Gartner Supply Chain Conference A few weeks ago, many members of Alloy’s team were in Phoenix attending the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference and hosting attendees at our annual conference dinner. It was an action-packed 3.5

Maximizing Packaging Efficiency

Inbound Logistics

Packaging is a significant element of the supply chain. Optimizing packaging strategy and processes can significantly impact your ability to maintain a smooth and efficient supply chain

Transportation Trends: The Pros and Cons of Running a Private Fleet


Here are the pros and cons of investing in a fleet of vehicles and hiring operators to drive them, versus relying on third parties to manage your freight, logistics, and transportation.

Stop Calling It Backhaul

Inbound Logistics

Why supply chain managers need to stop using the word backhaul and simply refer to them as loads

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.

On-demand warehousing company FLEXE secures $43 Million in Series B funding


Activate Capital and Tiger Global Management led the round, which also included Madrona Venture Group and follow-on investments from current investors Redpoint Ventures, Prologis Ventures, and others. Since launching in 2013, FLEXE claims to have created the largest open network of warehouses connected through a single technology platform, reaching more than 1,000 warehouses across North America. Clients include Ace Hardware, hims, Lime, and Great Jones.

5 Supply Chain Myths—Busted

Inbound Logistics

From Point A to Point Z, the supply chain provides fertile ground for persistent myths. Whether they concern job qualifications or day-to-day business practices, they merit some serious scrutiny

What is International Shipping and How Does It Work?

PLS Logistics

Expanding your customer base in an essential step when a business is growing. Many companies start on a local scene, but if the product sells well, going global is just a matter of time.

GOOD QUESTION | What's the most neglected part of the supply chain?

Inbound Logistics

Readers reveal the parts of the supply chain that should gain more notice

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.