Mon.Nov 16, 2020

The Continuing Journey towards the Digital Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Supply chain experts David Simchi-Levi ( @davidsimchilevi ) and Edith Simchi-Levi note, “The pandemic has exposed one of the major weaknesses of many supply chains: the inability to react to sudden, large-scale disruptions.”[1] ”[1] This lack of agility is one reason many organizations are looking more urgently at supply chain digital transformation.

10 Multimodal Metrics to Track for Transportation and Shipping


Complexity and precision data within the transportation and shipping industry require refinement in measuring and recording metrics. That is where multimodal metrics that leverage transportation data can make all the difference.

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Five Technological Advances that Will Transform Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

The global manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceuticals and the regulatory requirements of countries have always made pharmaceutical supply chains a challenge.

Keep the pace set by Industry 4.0

Prophetic Technology

Every industrial sector touched by the convergence of new technologies is producing something similar to an industrial revolution. The COVID-19 pandemic has set the pace for the rapid development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We need to move fast! supply chain industry

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Localizing Global Supply Chains in a Globalized World

All Things Supply Chain

Some countries around the world have created vast manufacturing empires that combined produce over a quarter of the world’s goods.

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Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI): Everything You Need to Know


Within the global supply chain, vendor managed inventory (VMI) is becoming an essential service. Most people demand the movement of goods to be quick. That is why most retailers will opt for managed inventory to guarantee an increase in delivery rates. . What is VMI?

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? You are not alone, especially as in the time since we first penned this article, one huge and unforeseen event has raised awareness of the global importance of this vital sector—and shown it to be an attractive career choice.

Consignment Inventory Management: The Complete Guide


There are different ways for retailers to get and sell their inventory. The most common being where a retailer purchases their inventory and stocks it in their warehouse for the customers to buy. However, consignment inventory can be a risk-free option for the retailer.

Improve your Warehouse Productivity Through Product Slotting

Logistics Bureau

ARTICLE SUMMARY. Product slotting can significantly improve warehouse productivity—and reduce labour costs by up to 30 percent. Simply put, product slotting is about putting the right product in the right place so you can pick it in the most efficient way.

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

Warehouse Material Handling: The Complete Guide


Warehouse material handling literally determines how safe your employees are, how productive they remain, and how motivated they are to keep working. Are you concerned about how effective your warehouse material handling processes are? You’re in the right place! Let’s get you started with the basics.

Only one in 10 businesses can stay ahead of their supply chain challenges, survey shows


Among the top findings from the 2020 State of Supply Chain Complexity survey manufacturing and fulfilment complexities only continue to grow – and 91% of supply chain professionals cannot stay ahead of these challenges as more products, distribution channels, and customer expectations make supply chains more complex.

SKU vs. UPC Codes: What is the difference?


With multiple ways of labeling inventory within the business, it can be arduous to pick a solution that will work perfectly. Between SKU and UPC, there will be different business requirements that you might need to factor.

Vanguard Software Welcomes Furniture Retailer, Arhaus

Vanguard Software

With Vanguard, Arhaus can optimize inventory levels across their entire supply chain while minimizing operating costs. Press Release

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Interested in becoming a Special Interest Group Community Chair?

Supply Chain Nation

Blue Yonder has 35 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) with 4,900+ members from over 1,400 companies that are committed to helping you get the most out of your investment in Blue Yonder solutions.

Infographic: Taking the Pressure Off of Wholesale Distribution


Facing narrower margins and higher complexity? Product and spare part portfolios from OEMs expand year after year, while customer expectations continue to rise. Get out ahead of the competition with better demand forecasting to enable you to carry less inventory while raising service levels.

Global Supply Chain News on Yossi Sheffi of MIT on Path Forward in Trade with China

Supply Chain Digest

Biden may Seek Allies to Push Back on China, Sheffi Says, but Overall Policies Unlikely to Change Much

Hyperloop: Do We Really Need It?

Talking Logistics

Last week, Virgin Hyperloop “completed the first test of its high-speed transportation technology with humans on board,” as reported by CNN. The company’s hyperloop pod traveled 500 meters and reached speeds of 100mph.”

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How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

20 Things to Know about WMS System Integrators

Logistics Viewpoints

Systems Integrators (SIs) are a key part of the warehouse management system solution ecosystem. SIs have different business models, strengths, and weaknesses. The post 20 Things to Know about WMS System Integrators appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Consulting Services WMS

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Learning and Development Trends for 2020-2021

Procurement Academy

With 2021 around the corner, it’s worth taking a closer look at what the learning and development (L&D) industry has to offer.

Meal-Kit Delivery Services Are Riding a Wave of Demand. But Will It Crash?

Supply Chain Brain

Meal-kit delivery services, already on a steady growth curve prior to this year, have seen sales explode with the coming of COVID-19. Now they’re scurrying to keep pace with demand — and hang on to their customers


Commercial Documents Required for Customs Clearance

20Cube Logistics

Any consignment, moving from one international destination to another requires customs clearance.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

The Levels of Digital Maturity for Your Company


Does digital transformation require radical re-thinking? For traditional companies, the prospect of a complete digital overhaul has left many businesses in a fight, flight, or freeze mode.

How to do EDI Integration with Oracle Cloud


EDI for Retail Customers. EDI – Electronic Data Interchange is the single most commonly used integration used by Retailers like Amazon, Walmart , Target , Marshalls etc. It is necessary to bring these orders into Oracle cloud ERP system for further processing and shipping.

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Moving Average Cost: How to Calculate Moving Average Cost


Does your company sell goods or offer services to consumers? Well, as an experienced entrepreneur, maybe you appreciate how a healthy inventory is crucial for the former in meeting the clients’ needs.

A day in the life of a Catalyst: Uli Hitzel


As a Catalyst at Axway , Uli Hitzel lives a full life. From working with customers on their digital transformation initiatives, speaking at events, producing videos, and running events, no two days are alike. About Uli.

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.