May, 2021

9 Supply Chain Planning Software Capabilities to Consider for 2022

River Logic

When evaluating supply chain planning software capabilities, it's instructive to understand what we mean by supply chain planning.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain - Planning Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Last week I introduced you to the Enchange Supply Chain House; a one stop shop/house for the elements you need to allow your supply chain to operate effectively.

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3 Questions from Your Future Supply Chain Talent

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s graduation season, so the hunt for critical supply chain talent is more vigorous than ever. We may be known for ensuring we can make and move “stuff,” but ultimately supply chains are human.

8 methods for making your warehouse more sustainable in 2021

All Things Supply Chain

Even before the pandemic happened, the warehousing industry was on fire.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Local vs Global post-pandemic thinking

Prophetic Technology

The ‘Old Continent’ was beaten by COVID-19; it seems it would take a harder-longer time to pull out of the crisis than other continents such as Asia and the time the USA would take.

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Survey Reveals an Inflection Point in Supply Chain Digital Transformation

ToolsGroup

The Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and ToolsGroup surveyed more than 200 supply chain professionals around the world on the state of supply chain digital transformation in planning. This blog post highlights some of the key findings.

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5 Ways a 3PL Provider Can Transform Your Supply Chain

GlobalTranz

It’s easy to overlook the role that 3PL providers play in the overall global economy and, at the same time, enable your business to operate and compete. That was never more clear than during the past 14 months of the pandemic as goods continued moving to the right place at the right time.

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Make it Happen for Battery Cell Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

One of the most intriguing high tech industry segments today is battery cell technology. It is an amazing mix of rapidly evolving supply chains, constrained resources, product innovation and global and startup companies competing for market-share.

Scenario Planning: Predict What-Ifs and Disrupt Them with Integrated, Continuous Planning

Logility

Competing in an environment of constant change is always a challenge. But when businesses have no idea what will happen next, or when, the sheer scale and risk of operational upheaval escalates – leaving little to no room for error and delay.

Find Out How to Optimize Your SAP IBP Implementation

In today’s environment of unrelenting change, the supply chain planning systems and technology you choose, and how well you deploy them, are essential. SAP IBP is a great solution. But you need to assure your implementation is optimal and transforming the business.

Roar Baby Roar

Supply Chain Shaman

Lateral thinking is a manner of solving problems using an indirect and creative approach via reasoning that is not immediately obvious. It involves ideas that may not be obtainable using only traditional step-by-step logic. Wikipedia.

Halal Cluster Network: Connecting regional halal clusters

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Covid-19 pandemic has confirmed what we already knew: modern supply chains must be built on a foundation of extreme agility and responsiveness. The sudden onset of Covid-19 only reinforced what supply chain professionals had already realized: uncertainty is the only real certainty.

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How Supply Chain Optimization Enhances Your Strategic Business Plan

ToolsGroup

Most successful companies complete annual strategic business plans in order to identify and execute upon growth opportunities. Likewise, many growth-oriented companies employ supply chain planning (SCP) software to facilitate their growth and improve efficiency and customer service.

Last Mile Logistics: Why More Shippers Are Expanding Capability Into Last Mile Delivery

GlobalTranz

Last mile logistics remains a confusing part of the modern supply chain. While initially perceived as relatively simple, last mile logistics are much more critical than many shippers realize. The last mile delivery is the actual point of interaction between a given shipper and the customer.

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Flex LtD Empowers Customers to Optimize their Businesses

Many companies are being forced to retire their former supply chain solutions to meet demand. For a worldwide company like Flex Ltd, accepting change and using a new supply chain orchestration platform opened the door to success.

Going Digital for Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

“I do not need a Production Scheduling solution!”. You may have heard this statement if you are advocating for a Production Scheduling solution in your company.

How Can Integrated Business Planning Evaluate the Overall Health of your Enterprise?

Logility

At the forefront of every change and disruption is an operations function, stretching beyond the day to day to redefine a company’s position for growth. Inventory buffers are recalculated and reallocated to fend off unnecessary regional shortages and surpluses.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Deliver Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Welcome to the Deliver edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan and Make overview articles can be found here. Each discipline is a key room in the Enchange Supply Chain House which provides a guide to your supply chain improvement journey.

Profitable Agility and Resilience in Supply Chain Execution

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Synopsis: Imperatives in an Unpredictable World. The Covid-19 pandemic has confirmed what we already knew: modern supply chains must be built on a foundation of extreme agility and responsiveness.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Don’t Forecast Demand, Model Your Demand

ToolsGroup

Demand modeling is different from demand forecasting. Simply put, it doesn’t forecast demand, it models demand. Forecasting typically starts with a time series of data—usually presented as a bar chart displaying demand by month or by week.

What is Reverse Logistics and How Is It Different than Traditional Logistics?

GlobalTranz

Many people associate reverse logistics to simply cover returns, but it is much more broad than that.

Positive News for Key Decision-Makers About Sustainable Business Transformation

DELMIA Quintiq

The Answer Lies in Virtual Twin Technology. With less than 10 years left to the 2030 deadline of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is clear that we are all not yet doing enough to achieve global sustainability targets.

Traceability, Sustainability and ESG: Building Supply Chain Authenticity

Logility

A recent Logility webcast featured industry heavyweights Mark Burstein, Logility EVP and industry principal, and Edward Hertzman, EVP of Fairchild Media, where they offered their own unique insights on a variety of hot topics in supply chain management, particularly around building supply chain authenticity, including: ?

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Now and Then. Stuck in the Now.

Supply Chain Shaman

Anne looked at Paul, and asked, “Where are we on Lora’s request?” ” Paul squirmed and gave a non-answer. Jim looked me in the eye, and said, “Lora I missed that meeting, can you explain the concept again?” ” I smiled.

Supply Chain Collaboration – a prerequisite for low carbon logistics?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

In an earlier issue of LogiSys I summarised the results of a survey that Kuehne Logistics University’s new Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains and the European Freight and Logistics Leaders Forum (F&L) conducted enquiring about European-based companies’ efforts to decarbonise their logistics.

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Smarter, Low-Risk Commodity Buying

ToolsGroup

By FinStock South Africa. The importance of having the right inventory at the right price to service customer demand is crucial. Nowhere is this truer than on commoditized products. With commodity buying, customers have a wide range of vendors to buy from and switch often to protect their margins.

Mars, AB InBev, and the Art of Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability and the concept of “going green” continues to drive a lot of operational initiatives and innovations as companies and countries look at their overall carbon footprint and look for ways to be more environmentally friendly.

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.