Mon.Dec 03, 2018

A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

When we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot. But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chain

How to Avoid Added Costs Due to Inefficient Labeling

Loftware

Some manufacturing process costs are simply unavoidable and can't be reduced any further. Beyond these bedrock expenses associated with producing finished goods, everything is on the table for expense-saving.

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Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an “Easy Button”

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about digital transformation, including why it’s important and what the benefits can be. It would be nice if you could just press an “easy button” to be digitally transformed and have all of the supply chain visibility you need, but the reality is that there are many factors that go into making digital transformation a reality. It goes well beyond just digitizing data and displaying it on a dashboard. What are those critical first steps and success factors?

Extending Supply Chain Capabilities

BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions extends supply chain capabilities for customers with latest release of Global Trade Network platform. The software release expands capabilities for multi-modal transport, multi-country compliance, and supply chain workflow, mobility, visibility and reporting.

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.

A Historic Year of Innovation for NFI: 2018 Highlights

NFI

This past year, NFI celebrated its 86th year in business. This year was one of innovation and technology, as NFI continued to invest in growing its capabilities and expertise.

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Supply Chain Planning: An Essential Element of Success

Enterra Insights

War hero and former President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” ” That observation could just as easily have been made about supply chain operations. Like a battleground, the supply chain is complex and often shrouded in a situational awareness fog.

WSJ MANAGEMENT Top 250 List: SCRC’s Role as an Index Provider

NC State SCRC

Today’s WSJ featured the list of the top 250 companies , a landmark ranking that uses the principles of the management guru, Peter Drucker to identify the most effectively managed companies.

BluJay Recognized as a Challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks

BluJay Solutions

Placement recognizes BluJay’s completeness of vision and ability to execute. Holland, MI, December 4, 2018 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant of the 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks.” 1 The evaluation is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

The threat of food-borne illness marred the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday. Two days before the day of thanks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert advising people to avoid all types of romaine lettuce due to an E. coli outbreak, reports Ashley May of USA Today.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

How Emerging Technologies Will Transform the Way We Do Business

Amber Road

In Talking Logistic’s most recent video and podcast, Adrian Gonzalez interviews our very own SVP of Marketing and Business Development, Ty Bordner to discuss emerging technologies and the potential they could have to transform the way that we do business , specifically within a global supply chain.

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Optimising Inventory Management for Multichannel Businesses

Unleashed

Managing multichannel inventory requires clear and concise inventory strategies to combat the challenges associated with multi-platform sales. By increasing visibility, working with supply chains, reconciling inventory, connecting systems, and managing safety stock levels, you can improve multichannel inventory management. Offering visibility throughout the business. Visibility is key to improving order fulfilment times and customer satisfaction.

2018 MHI Annual Industry Report - Overcoming Barriers to NextGen Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain 24/7

This year’s report features in-depth profiles of the five NextGen innovations having the greatest impact on supply chains; Robotics and Automation, Predictive Analytics, Internet of Things Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, Driverless Vehicles, and Drones

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator

Cerasis

In order to become a shipping coordinator, you will have to have a minimum of a high school degree. Some office work will help you obtain the position and if you want to go into management, you will need a college degree. Here are six tips on becoming a shipping coordinator.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

5 Things to Know About NextGen Supply Chain Technology & Innovation

Supply Chain 24/7

In its 2018 Annual Industry Report, MHI advises companies to “think big, but start small” when implementing new technology tools and systems

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Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

The threat of food-borne illness marred the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday. Two days before the day of thanks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert advising people to avoid all types of romaine lettuce due to an E. coli outbreak, reports Ashley May of USA Today. The CDC was unable to determine the exact harvest dates and locations, but preliminary assessment suggested growing and harvesting patterns in California were linked to the outbreak.

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Case Kolonial.no: Winning at Fresh Food Etail

RELEX Solutions

Case Kolonial.no: Winning at Fresh Food Etail. Customers » Case Studies. Background & Targets. Kolonial.no is the largest online fresh food retailer in Norway and the fastest growing company in the sector in the Nordic region.

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E-Commerce In-Store Returns: Why Returning to Stores Is the Ultimate E-Commerce & Omnichannel Customer Experience Play

Veridian Solutions

E-commerce is on track to break records for sales around the globe in the 2018 holiday shopping season. Following the 2017 holiday shopping season, retailers grew significantly, and today, e-commerce makes up 17 percent of all retail sales in the U.S.

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.

Supply Chain News on Getting Outsourcing Contracts Right

Supply Chain Digest

Shared Goals and Gains Key to a Vested Relationship, University of Tennesse Researcher Says

E-Commerce In-Store Returns: Why Returning to Stores Is the Ultimate E-Commerce & Omnichannel Customer Experience Play

Veridian Solutions

E-commerce is on track to break records for sales around the globe in the 2018 holiday shopping season. Following the 2017 holiday shopping season, retailers grew significantly, and today, e-commerce makes up 17 percent of all retail sales in the U.S.

Supply Chain News on Autonomous Vehicles are will Transform Cities, and Soon, New KPMG Report Says

Supply Chain Digest

Bad News for Many Automakers, as Mobility Services will Obviate Need to Own a Car

Building Strong Carrier Relationships

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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.

Global Supply Chain News on It is Hardly a Free Market in Global Shipping and Ship Building

Supply Chain Digest

China Owned Cosco Shipping said to be Tip of Spear in One Belt, One Road Strategy

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Don’t Get Cloud Washed. Get Real Cloud ERP

Rootstock

This past August, Diginomica author and industry sage Brian Sommer wrote an important article about the cloud software industry titled “It’s 2018 so why isn’t my ERP vendor multi-tenant?”

Tony's Chocolonely announces partnership with Albert Heijn

ChainPoint

ChainPoint's customer Tony's Chocolonely announced a partnership with Albert Heijn, the largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands, and Barry Callebaut, the largest chocolate manufacturer in the world.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and What it Means for Shippers

Intelligent Audit

As expected, the two biggest shopping days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – smashed all previous records. While it was no surprise, the sheer volume of orders on these two days means that carriers will be even more inundated than usual come Christmas.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.