November, 2019

OverStocksis. A Dangerous Infectious Disease

The Supply Chainer Report

Manage Excess Inventory is the panacea for every Supply Chain professional. Acording to McKinsey Global Survey of challenges ahead for supply chain; Reducing Operating costs and Inventory levels , are the main goals for Supply Chain Top Management.

Preparing for Brexit: What Supply Chain Leaders Need to Know

Talking Logistics

As 2019 comes to an end, Brexit remains in the news, with the deadline pushed out once again to January 31, 2020. It’s been a roller coaster ride the past three years, but one thing has remained the same: supply chain leaders have had to deal with the ongoing risks and uncertainties caused by Brexit. Read more Preparing for Brexit: What Supply Chain Leaders Need to Know. The post Preparing for Brexit: What Supply Chain Leaders Need to Know appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Technology Must-Haves For Logistics and Supply Chain Businesses in 2020

Cerasis

Logistics and supply chain businesses have never been in so much need for change and upgrade, as they are now, and this is only because of the growth of e-commerce and other digital delivery businesses.

3 Ways to Improve Warehouse Inefficiencies and Boost Productivity

EMERGE App

Introduction. A disorganized warehouse doesn’t just look bad to the eyes instead, it becomes more of a liability to an organization. The warehouse is the central hub from which any trading and distribution business deliver goods, so it’s essential to deal with warehouse inefficiencies.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

How to optimize your supply chain: 3 strategies for retailers in 2020

FLEXE

How to cut costs, shorten delivery times, and increase customer satisfaction with an optimized supply chain

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5 ways traceability technologies can lead to a safer, more sustainable world

Louis Roy

Intelligent supply chains can track, trace and authenticate everything from coffee beans to catheters

How to Perfect Your Ecommerce Holiday Advertising This Season

ShipBob

If you play your cards right, your business’ digital marketing strategy can help ensure a successful holiday shopping season this year. Putting in a little bit of work now can result in more sales over the coming months than you ever could have expected. .

How to hire, develop, and inspire Gen Z: A study from The Workforce Institute at Kronos

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated has announced the final segment of a global study examining the attitudes of Generation Z1– teenagers and early 20-somethings – in the workplace to reveal how employers worldwide can most effectively attract, develop, motivate, and retain talent within the next next-generation workforce

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Customization and Personalization on the Rise in Product Packaging

Loftware

Customization and personalization may be the key to increasing products' appeal. Consumer Products Retail Labeling Logistics Brand Integrity Labeling Trends

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Automation for a More Efficient Yard Management Process

PINC

There are over 100,000 warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants in the U.S. alone. With nearly 4 million retail stores and eCommerce websites to support, their supply chain and logistics processes must be as efficient as possible.

Supply Chain Network Optimization: What You Need to Be Successful

River Logic

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Powered by State Resources, Chinese Companies are Advancing

ToolsGroup

Will a Chinese company become your biggest competitor by 2025? This fall ToolsGroup was pleased to attend our Nordic partner Optilon’s annual Supply Chain Conference. Danish journalist Christina Boutrup’s keynote presentation provided a fascinating look into Chinese business and technology culture.

What Does “Good” Look Like: Strategic Sourcing

ivalua

Doug Keeley, Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua. If you have ever read an article about Procurement best practices, you know that a very small minority of teams are categorized as leaders and an equally small minority are considered laggards.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Is it time to say goodbye to RFIs?

AIMMS

Supply chain software is changing. So should the purchasing process. . As someone who has worked in supply chain for over 20 years, I’m very familiar with Requests For Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs). It’s been the way to conduct a competitive tender since I can remember.

Leveraging a Multi-Party Network Platform for Supply Chain Apps

The Network Effect

The post Leveraging a Multi-Party Network Platform for Supply Chain Apps appeared first on The Network Effect. Multiparty Network Network Business Platforms SaaS Supply Chain Management Technology aPaaS SDK

Lean Principles and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

Logility

Many companies have high hopes when they set out to establish a Lean operating environment. But if your efforts fail to yield expected results, it can be difficult to pinpoint where the problems lie.

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Digital transformation: Advice from the front lines

Kinaxis

by Sarah Harkins. When your supply chain isn’t functioning, the signs are clear: missed opportunities, customer complaints, unexplained errors and overstretched planners. Diagnosis is easy, but change is hard.

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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.

The Evolution from Control Tower to Center of Excellence

Talking Logistics

Control Tower and Center of Excellence (CoE) are two terms mentioned repeatedly as companies try to gain better visibility, control, and performance from supply chains that are becoming more dynamic and complex every day. But what do these terms mean and how do they relate to each other? What defines a successful Center of Excellence? Read more The Evolution from Control Tower to Center of Excellence.

What are the Results of Successful Dock Scheduling?

C3 Solutions

Successful dock scheduling can generate significant results in the supply chain. Shippers realize faster, better management of the dock and savings on logistics costs can be redirected into reinvestment in the company or lowering product price points.

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The Go-To List of Ways to Improve Inventory Management

Cerasis

Today’s warehouse managers need better inventory management strategies. Shareholders want to increase profitability. Customers wish for better customer service. Amazon wants to take over the world.

Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. Supply chains have been optimized; warehouse inventory tracking has reached new levels of precision; production lines can operate with virtually no downtime. But, what about overall workforce productivity?

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

The Potential and the Pitfalls of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

The Network Effect

The post The Potential and the Pitfalls of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) appeared first on The Network Effect. Inventory Management Supply Chain Management VMI

5 Ways to Prepare Your Supply Chain for an Efficient Holiday Rush

OneSCM

Ready or not, the holidays are coming. Whether it be Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving pumpkins, or holiday lights, customers increase their buying during the holidays and therefore it’s a hectic time for suppliers trying to meet their demand.

Artificial Intelligence – sifting through the hype and the promise for forecasting

Kinaxis

by Polly Mitchell Guthrie Today I sat through a full day of talks at the International Institute of Forecasters Foresight Practitioner Conference , which was focused on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence —The Hype and the Promise for Forecasting and Planning.”

How Technology Can Help Midstream Transportation Companies?

PLS Logistics

Technology and innovation are changing our world and the way we live. These shifts are affecting every single industry, and the energy industry is one of the most influenced branches of the global economy.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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