October, 2019

Predictive Insights Power Winning Conversion and Delivery Outcomes

Convey

Consumer buying decisions have become increasingly complex – and in a world where Amazon […]. The post Predictive Insights Power Winning Conversion and Delivery Outcomes appeared first on Convey. Blog Article Engage Resources Retail Supply Chain

Why Operations Managers & Entrepreneurs are fighting the same battles

ThroughPut

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Guest opinion: There is no last mile in supply chain

Alloy

Greg White is a founder, CEO, board director and advisor in B2B technology with multiple successful exits.

Supply Chain Automation Is the Cornerstone of Supply Chain Success

Cerasis

Supply chain management evolves, and supply chain leaders have a grand opportunity to leverage supply chain automation and drive success. However, many leaders approach automation with a poor understanding of its capabilities, not to mention potential risks during implementation.

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.

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?

AIMMS

With rising supply chain complexity, organizations are racing to improve the pace and quality of decision-making. To do this, many are relying on prescriptive analytics. According to Gartner, 11% of mid and large-sized enterprises currently have some form of prescriptive analytics.

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Supply Chain Transformation – The Need for Speed

Logility

Synchronize, Align and Accelerate your Business through Advanced Sales & Operations Planning. The amount of change in supply chain management practices since I first became a practitioner more than 25 years ago is eye watering.

Four Ways Blockchain Will Transform Supply Chain…and Beyond

ToolsGroup

Public ledgers dating to the Italian Renaissance may help us see the potential of today’s blockchain technology for data accessibility. .

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

It has been awhile. After the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , I took the time to recharge and took a month off from writing. The presentations from the Summit are posted now on the Supply Chain Insights You Tube Channel. This blog post formed in my head as I worked with clients this month.

Warehouse Management Analytics: What You Need to Know

Cerasis

The rise of e-commerce was a significant change for supply chain managers and leaders. Customers now have access to anything their hearts desire, and inventory management has become a new animal.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

How BT is Building a Connected Supply Chain Amidst Ongoing Transformation

AIMMS

With almost 30 million customers, BT (British Telecom) is the largest provider of consumer mobile and fixed broadband communications services in the UK. Behind the scenes, BT Supply Chain has been the backbone of the company’s operations for 30 years, making sure customers get the best experience.

Not All Digital Twins are Created Equal

DELMIA Quintiq

The concept of a digital twin has been around since 2002, first introduced by Dr. Michael Grieves as part of his research agenda at the University of Michigan. He had a vision that a Digital Twin could be created as a virtual representation of a physical product.

Ugh. As If. Applications Are So Yesterday

Talking Logistics

“I believe in the power of shared data and technology to build a better future.” Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen probably didn’t have supply chain in mind when he said this, yet the statement resonates truer than ever in our industry.

Infographic: Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Digital transformation is a radical rethinking of how an organization uses technology, people, and processes to improve business performance. But even with the wealth of potential benefits, the majority of companies are still kicking the tires and looking for use cases.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Midstream Transportation Trends: The Future of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

Despite the 2014 oil and gas price drop crisis and the rush around alternative fuel sources, the future of the oil and gas industry remains bright and has a steady pace of growth and increasing demand.

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Why Final Mile Collaboration Yields Better Results

Cerasis

As explained by Supply Chain 24/7, consumers’ expectations for faster fulfillment continue to grow, and millennials specifically are willing to pay up to 30% more to get products faster. Unfortunately, this demands a seamless, efficient supply chain process.

The Food Supply Chain is at Risk

Logistics Viewpoints

The global food supply chain is complex, vast, and vital to human existence. For that reason, when there are disruptions to the food supply chain, it makes major headlines.

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4 steps to optimize truck loads for maximum profits

DELMIA Quintiq

A key challenge for retailers is the handling of logistics. Managing customer expectations while maintaining profits involves the intricate balancing of delivery loads, logistics resources, costs and trip times. The amount of empty miles can be an indicator of efficiency in retail logistics.

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How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

What is Supply Chain Management and Why is it Important?

River Logic

What many don't realize is that a significant percentage of their total costs are tied up with the supply chain, especially for those businesses that outsource manufacturing. These include: Supply Chain Management SCM Supply Chain Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Network Design

Procurement Can Prepare for  Supply Chain Risk

ivalua

Alex Saric, Smart Procurement Expert, Ivalua. Supply Chain Managers today have never been so reliant on suppliers to deliver goods and services to customers.

Optimizing Your Supply Chain Costing

Talking Logistics

Supply chain costing is the collection, expense assignment, and analysis of cost information across all the work activities comprising a supply chain for the purpose of identifying opportunities to obtain a competitive advantage through a combination of reduced costs or improved performance.

LTL Freight Shipments Are on the Rise…And Here’s Why

Cerasis

Regardless of the current political climate, e-commerce expansion continues, and the global supply chain has grown more interdependent than ever.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

The Bionic Supply Chain: The human, robotics, drones inventory management workforce.

PINC

If you happen to be in the Toronto area or are planning to attend the Distribution Logistics Summit in the first week of November in Toronto, Canada, I would like to invite you to attend the panel titled The Bionic Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Wars: Episode V – The Corporation Strikes Back

Logility

The next episode in the Supply Chain Wars saga, Episode V – The Corporation Strikes Back is the second in a series of articles that follow a supply chain team’s efforts to improve their supply chain capabilities.

What Do Top Supply Chain Companies Know About Analytics?

River Logic

For example, why do L’Oreal and Apple consistently score notoriety over 29 other superior supply chain companies and more than 500 publicly-held ones?¹ We take a look at several reports on leading supply chain companies, specifically with the filter of advanced analytics, to highlight the answers.

Solving the Supply Planning Crisis

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. If your home was on fire, would you want firefighters to attempt to douse the flames with an old manual bucket line? Of course not.

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.