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.

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.

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

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

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?

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

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

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.”

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.

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.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.