Thu.Apr 11, 2019

Supply Chain at Risk of a Cyberattack? – Beware of Cybercrime

Clear Spider

Welcome to our new 2 part blog series! The next 2 blog posts are going to look at cybercrime, what it is and how your supply chain is at risk of a cyberattck, as well as how cybersecurity helps with any cyberthreats. Cybercrime is an ongoing threat. When considering it, most people think of someone […]. The post Supply Chain at Risk of a Cyberattack? – Beware of Cybercrime appeared first on [link

Stop Leaking Money with Manual Inventory Controls

The Smart Software

An inventory professional who is responsible for 10,000 items has 10,000 things to stress over every day. Double that for someone responsible for 20,000 items.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption.

Out-of-Stocks: Finding a Way Out

C3 Solutions

Along with sophisticated demand prediction tools that use algorithms to make predictions based on the reams of data now available across the retail supply chain, successful retailers are also looking at the places where they can apply practical real-world tools to ensure seamless inventory control.

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How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Supply Chain Complexity and Technology

Enterra Insights

As the world becomes more complex, people seem to long for simpler times. The problem with such daydreams is that “simpler times” had their own challenges and, as we all know, there is no going back. Historically, technological advances have made humankind more productive; but, technology has not made life simpler. New York Times ‘ columnist Thomas Friedman once stated, “We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.”

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Managing Efficiently an Extended Supply Chain – An Electrium Story

DynaSys

Electrium is one of the UK’s leading electrical groups and since January 2006, has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Holdings plc. The company offers a wide range of low voltage products from a simple light switch to industrial installation. Their products are designed to satisfy the needs of specifiers, wholesalers, contractors and end-users in domestic, commercial and industrial markets alike, and are installed in many of the world’s most prestigious buildings.

ProMat 2019: Blockchain Is Not Quite Ready for Prime Time Yet

Material Handling & Logistics

Blockchain could develop into a transformative technology for the supply chain, but it will take time to fully mature

Doing Business in Brazil

QAD

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. With a total area just slightly smaller than the U.S.,

How Setting Par Levels Can Help Improve Your Inventory Control

Unleashed

We see the word par in aspects of daily life and in the business world. The word par is derived from the stock exchange and it indicated that a financial stock may be above or below its normal or ‘par’ figure. In golf, par is used to highlight the number of strokes a golfer should be able to play to complete an individual hole. Each hole has a par standard and there is an overall par for the entire golf course as well.

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.

10 things eft’s been reading this week

EFT

Supply chains are vulnerable to a variety of physical disruptions, from hurricanes to strikes, but they are also now facing a huge challenge in the digital realm. Securing the supply chain against cyberattacks, fraud and bad actors is now of the utmost priority.

[WHITE PAPER] Inbound Logistics Technology: Using Technology to Compete, Reduce Costs & Gain Greater Insight

Cerasis

Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “Inbound Logistics Technology: Using Technology to Compete, Reduce Costs & Gain Greater Insight” white paper! This is a must read for LTL shippers.read More.

Virgo in Supply Chain, Milk in Coffee

Solvoyo

The post Virgo in Supply Chain, Milk in Coffee appeared first on Solvoyo.

The Top 10 Warehouse Mistakes

The Network Effect

Inventory may not be all you’re stocking in your warehouse. If you’re not careful, your mistakes could be piling up. The post The Top 10 Warehouse Mistakes appeared first on The Network Effect. Warehousing distribution infographic warehouse

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

5 Ways to Get Max Benefit from Your Logistics Service Provider

Consumer Goods Logistics

The bar has been raised on logistics performance. Retail customers want perfect orders (expect a fine if they’re not perfect), and they want them faster and delivered within tighter and tighter time windows.

How to Secure Your First Supply Chain or Logistics Job

Logistics Bureau

If you’re preparing to launch a new career in supply chain or logistics , it will help a lot to know how and where to look for a first job, which appointments can get you off the best start, and what qualifications will be most helpful in getting you into the profession.

Ivalua Announces Broad Range of Artificial Intelligence Capabilities to Transform Procurement

ivalua

New AI applications showcased at Ivalua NOW Paris improve automation, access to insights and the overall user experience.

What’s the big deal? People and Technology must unite

Gravity Supply Chain

KEY TAKEAWAYS. “People Matter” and businesses need to embrace them alongside their technology. Embracing proof of concept while “keeping the faith” is imperative within the value add chain. It’s time to let go and embrace the exciting new technologies afforded of us. The post What’s the big deal? People and Technology must unite appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Ivalua Now – So How Was The First Morning For You ?

ivalua

It’s not many conference organisers who are praying for no-shows the night before the event. But when I saw the Ivalua team at the opening reception last night, before the start of today’s Ivalua Now conference, they were hoping for a decent number of people not turning up!

New military code about to board 700+ platforms

Supply Chain Network

Rolling out the big M. Much development has been necessary to enable the new M-code capability on more than 700 weapon systems that require it.

Ivalua Announces Broad Range of Artificial Intelligence Capabilities to Transform Procurement

ivalua

New AI applications showcased at Ivalua NOW Paris improve automation, access to insights and the overall user experience. REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , April 11, 2019 — Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced a broad range of new capabilities powered by artificial intelligence (AI) at its Ivalua NOW Paris conference. This includes a powerful digital assistant, named IVA, available through both a voice-activated interface and chatbot.

Key Dates for the Australian End of Financial Year

TradeGecko

For businesses, the end of financial year can be stressful and overwhelming. On top of running the day-to-day, SMBs also need to juggle the paperwork that comes with tax time while trying to maximise returns - and this is often done without the help of full-time accountants or financial consultants.

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.

8 Tips for a Successful Interview

3PL Insights

With summer fast approaching, internships and jobs are being posted every day. We thought it would be a great idea to share our favorite interview tips that will help you be successful. Dress for Success. Always dress professionally and appropriate for the job you’ve applied to.

Key Dates for the Australian End of Financial Year

TradeGecko

For businesses, the end of financial year can be stressful and overwhelming. On top of running the day-to-day, SMBs also need to juggle the paperwork that comes with tax time while trying to maximise returns - and this is often done without the help of full-time accountants or financial consultants.

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TrackVia’s Growth Investment. Time to Celebrate

TrackVia

Earlier this week, our CEO Pete Khanna, gathered everyone for a momentous announcement: TrackVia has received a major growth investment from Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in leading software companies.

Leveraging Logistics to Unlock Profit – Specialty Food Association

Zipline Logistics

Logistics is a rapidly changing and complex industry. This is particularly true for grocery and retail transportation. Retailers are tightening demands on vendors so they can have well-stocked shelves and retain customers, keeping them from turning to online alternatives.

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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.