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.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

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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Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

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.

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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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.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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

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.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

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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The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

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.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.