October, 2020

Next-Generation Digital Supply Chain Planning

DynaSys

From Unpredictable to Resilient and Agile. Despite the disruptions of the past years, there are some emerging key trends in Supply Chains that provide both challenges but also opportunities for manufacturers. Sustainability.

Triple Bottom Line: measuring social and environmental KPIs

ChainPoint

The main KPI to measure the success of a company has always been profit. The bottom line. The shareholder value so to speak. Profit has often been the only measure and the only goal.

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Meet the crisis with end-to-end Supply Chain Visibility

Prophetic Technology

The current pandemic affecting our daily life demands an end-to-end Supply Chain (SC) Visibility.

What is Multimodal Shipping?

Cerasis

Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. While multimodal continues to change in the wake of disruption from the pandemic this year, interest in new shipping strategies has exploded.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Industry Trends in High Technology Manufacturing & Operations

DELMIA Quintiq

High Tech remains one of the most vibrant, innovative and fast paced industries in the world. Even with global disruption from COVID-19, demand for products has remained positive, albeit with far less predictability!

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Kickstart Your Machine Learning Investment with These 3 Initiatives

Logility

Among other aspects of a modern-day business, forecasting has become more complex, with many firms striving to incorporate product, pricing, discounts, channel, and other available data to improve accuracy.

7 Steps: How to Reduce Costs Through Supply Chain Network Optimization

River Logic

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Collaboration? When It Comes to Cash-to-Cash, We Don’t Know How to Walk the Talk

Supply Chain Shaman

If the word collaboration was listed on a card as a drinking game at supply chain conferences, we would be drunk at many. The word, while bandied about frequently in speeches, is largely meaningless due to overuse and abuse. Here I share perspective on cash-to-cash abuse. While we speak of collaboration, the focus is on driving enterprise results not value in value chains. Today, most processes are a win/lose not win/win. Let me explain.

Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management

Cerasis

Multimodal represents one of the most important ways, if not the most significant development in the supply chain’s history, to increase efficiency and lower costs. And more companies are turning to multimodal shipping management as an alternative to sticking with a single-mode.

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

Leveraging Technology to Achieve Operational Excellence | Panel

DELMIA Quintiq

We are more than six months into the COVID 19 global pandemic. We all have read about the toll this has taken on humankind. However, Covid as a global crisis has been also called the great enabler: we are discovering many things that we did not know about ourselves.

How Do You Plan for the Unpredictable? Advice for Supply Chain Planners in 2020

ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup’s GM of North America, David Barton, sat down for a video interview with Robert Bowman, managing editor at Supply Chain Brain , to share anecdotes and advice for supply chain planners in a year no one could have planned for.

Take Back Control and Build the Resilient Supply Chain

Logility

You can’t control circumstances, but you can control your response. Take charge now to ensure the best outcomes later. We just wrapped up Disruption RX, a virtual supply chain summit designed to help companies rebound from unplanned shocks to their digital supply chain.

3 Surprising Stats About Supply Chain Management in COVID-19

Sourceday

Find out how manufacturers and suppliers have managed through the COVID-19 crisis as SourceDay shares exclusive insights about supply chain management

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with clients, customers bandy about the term “customer-centric supply chain.” ” I find most of these discussions are loquacious, even bellicose, but not actionable. As a pragmatic gal, they make me itch. I have a passion for clear and direct communication.

What Is an Automated Freight Settlement?

Cerasis

More supply chain leaders are learning to leverage technology to improve performance and lower landed costs. Unfortunately, there remain opportunities to recapture freight spend within the freight settlement process that automated freight settlement could solve. Consider this example.

How to Stay Ahead of Holiday Shoppers in 2020

OneSCM

The holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier each year, but this year, the creep is even more noticeable. When Amazon shifted Prime Day from July to mid-October, other retailers followed the example and also offered strong promotions in October.

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Optimizing Inventory Is About Improving Service While Lowering Inventory. Wait, What?

ToolsGroup

Optimize. /??pt?m??z/. verb. make the best or most effective use of (a situation or resource). Oxford Languages). One of the hardest parts of my job is helping customers get to grips with complex, counterintuitive supply chain concepts.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Prescriptive Analytics: A Conversation with Joe Bellini

The Network Effect

The post Prescriptive Analytics: A Conversation with Joe Bellini appeared first on The Network Effect. Analytics Artificial Intelligence (AI) Multiparty Network Network Business Supply Chain Control Towers Supply Chain Management autonomous supply chain machine learning prescriptive analytics

PINC Acquires RailcarRx

PINC

Investment Marks Second Acquisition for PINC in Less Than 30 Days of Complementary Supply Chain Management Software Capabilities.

Risk, Resilience, and Rebalancing in Global Value Chains

SCM Research

The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has recently published a new report: Risk, Resilience, and Rebalancing in Global Value Chains. The authors show that becoming more resilient does not have to mean sacrificing efficiency. Their research highlights the many options for strengthening resilience.

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5 Tips to Increase Shareholder Support for Automation in Logistics

Cerasis

E-commerce logistics continues to push the limits of today’s supply chains. The automated supply chain makes many promises and affords a way to enable automated exception management. Unfortunately, companies remain trailing behind.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

What Supply Chains Should Expect from Amazon Prime Day this Fall

Kuebix

Amazon Prime Day is approaching quickly with a start date of October 13, 2020. While Amazon typically holds this digital shopping ‘holiday’ in July, supply chain disruptions brought on by Covid-19 led to a postponement of the event.

ToolsGroup Supply Chain Forecast | Inventory Now Available ?in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

ToolsGroup

Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to ToolsGroup ?Supply Supply Chain Forecast | Inventory to improve forecast accuracy and customer service levels, while reducing investment in stock.

Periodic Versus Continuous Planning – What’s Needed for Success?

Logility

The vast amount of information vying for our attention can make your head spin. When you think about how much this has changed over the last 10, 20 or more years, it is quite dizzying. It has been 13 years since the iPhone was introduced.

Technology Partnerships that help you maintain a high performing Supply Chain

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

What does supply chain performance mean and how can technology partnerships help you achieve this? Partnership is often used and abused.

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.