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.

Test Your Knowledge of Sales & Operations Execution

Many supply chain professionals have already taken this assessment spanning across multiple industries and 20 countries. The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your S&OE process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

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.

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.

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

River Logic

Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Network Optimization supply chain analytics software

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.

Webinar on Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

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.

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.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

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

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.

Oracle Live: Cloud SCM for Speed and Agility

Logistics Viewpoints

The Oracle Live: Cloud Applications event highlighted the supply chain function due in part to the extensive supply chain disruptions caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. A key premise, global supply chains have depended on a certain level of predictability that is no longer available.

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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.

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

Why Procure-to-Pay Software is Critical Today

ivalua

This month Gartner published its eagerly awaited Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Suites , ranking the top 14 vendors based on ability to execute and completeness of vision.

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.

Digital Order Fulfillment: The Game Has Forever Changed

Achieving cost-effective OTIF delivery across multiple channels requires a dynamic approach. Digital order fulfillment can help businesses adopt a more intelligent, agile, and holistic strategy that drives true optimization and customer loyalty.

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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Melitta Builds More Efficient, Demand-Driven Supply Chain ?with ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup supply chain planning software enables Melitta Sales Europe to centralize demand planning and improve S&OP and promotions management.

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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.

Navigating Unprecedented Times with Command and Control Centers

Logistics Viewpoints

Global supply chains have changed more in the last six months than they have in the last six years. Never has the need to respond with agility been more clear. Control towers are a key tool to achieve agility. New solutions are available.

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Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?