February, 2020

The Seven Step Process to Reducing Supply Chain Lead Times

Demand Solutions

Are your lead times too long? Are customers and retail partners complaining that you move too slow? If you believe your firm’s lead times could be shortened, then they probably can. With these seven simple steps, you can work to optimize your supply chain and make the process more streamlined. Choose Suppliers Closer to You. Many firms choose to source outside their home country in order to take advantage of lower labor costs.

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

As the Coronavirus outbreak develops into a pandemic, people and businesses alike are feel ing its ripple effects. Manufacturers like Hyundai are experiencing a shortage of components that threaten s to halt production.

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What Is Demand Sensing and How Do You Get Started?

ToolsGroup

“Good old supply chain. It just gets simpler every year!”. said no VP of supply chain ever. . We’ve created quite a monster with all the sophisticated tools we use to influence demand with pricing, new product introductions and promotions. Internet-fed trends are changing at hyper-speed.

Get Your COV On….

Supply Chain Shaman

…the weekend is just around the corner. Happy Valentine’s Day to all my blog readers. This is my 440th blog post and the tenth anniversary Supply Chain Shaman. It seems hard to believe that I have been typing away over these years building an audience of over 20,000 global readers.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Observations on Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain Market

Logility

With 2020 well underway, it’s a great time to pick a hot industry topic and subject it to a “state of the state” evaluation. And where better to start than Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the supply chain market?

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Companies Get Serious About Climate Change

Enterra Insights

Everyone is familiar with the canary in the coal mine analogy. Currently, there are a couple of such canaries on the world stage — Venice and Australia. Venice is flooding and Australia is burning. Both situations are attributed to and exacerbated by climate change. McKinsey analysts Dickon Pinner and Kevin Sneader ask, “Does your business treat climate change as a far-off risk, something for the future but not a priority today?”[1] ”[1] They warn, “That’s a mistake.

Food Chain Transparency – One of tomorrow’s most important supply chain goals?

All Things Supply Chain

A few weeks ago, I overheard a conversation in a rural private household about whether it would be worthwhile to keep their own laying hens in order to remain independent… General Supply Chain Management Transparent Tuesday food supply chain supply chain management supply chain transparency transparent tuesday

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Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics

Descartes

A couple of years ago, The Economist published an article claiming the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.

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Track and Trace in the Food Supply Chain: Eggs

Shipchain

Modern-day food supply chains are extremely complex. Especially in today’s age in which recalls are seemingly an everyday occurrence, consumers are wary of what’s on their plate.

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Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Closing the Gap Between Planning and Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

Closing the gap between planning and execution is a long-term concern of supply chain executives. It is not easy to do. New thinking is emerging to help in this area. Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE) is emerging as a new discipline in this area.

11 Inventory Management Best Practices & the Role of Technology

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages.

Coronavirus and Supply Chain Leaders: 9 Must-Know Threats

River Logic

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Enterprise Labeling is Essential for Meeting High Traceability Standards

Loftware

Traceability around the world can help supply chains improve. Counterfeiting Regulatory Retail Manufacturing Labeling Transportation & Logistics Logistics Track & Traceability Standardization Barcode Labeling GS1

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Coronavirus and the Trade War: A Perfect Storm Argument for SMB Supply Chain Diversification

Freightos

The coronavirus outbreak has the whole global community concerned and hoping for the swift containment of this humanitarian crisis. . In addition to the terrible human cost, the virus is also sending ripples throughout the global supply chain.

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The Supply Chain of Your Valentine’s Day Flowers

Kuebix

The History of Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day existed in a variety of forms before settling into its fixed date of February 14th.

What is Inventory Forecasting?

EMERGE App

What is Inventory Forecasting? You must surely know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Wait, what has this got to do with inventory forecasting?

Will coronavirus affect your supply chain?

DAT Solutions

Coronavirus is getting a lot of attention, but it hasn't had much impact on domestic freight in the U.S. so far.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

2020 The Year To Address The Elephant in Every Room – Data

ivalua

North Carolina State Poole College of Management recently produced this 28 page report entitled “ 2019 Supply Chain Data Quality and Governance Study ”.

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for 2020?

DynaSys

Are you ready for the future? 2020 is not science fiction anymore, it’s right now. . Faced with an unstable economic environment in which change is the only certainty, companies are operating today in a new world.

The Ever-Expanding Role of AI and AR in Food Logistics

Cerasis

The food supply chain is unlike any other. While electronics, automotive, and consumer goods’ supply chains promote their products, the food supply chain represents a basic human necessity–food.

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3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

AIMMS

2020 seemed a world away just a few years ago and yet, here we are. This promises to be a very eventful year. What’s on the horizon for supply chain professionals? Here are three trends to consider. . Sustainability on the agenda.

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Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

How Your Warehouse Can Navigate Costly Global Supply Chain Disruptions

OneSCM

With over 17,000 infections and more than 300 deaths, recent news about the outbreak of the coronavirus in China has grabbed attention from a global audience, including supply chain and logistics managers.

Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. With the introduction of digital supply chains, the industry is moving into an era arguably on par with the industrial revolution.

Is S&OP Excellence Slip Slidin’ Away?

Supply Chain Shaman

At what point does erosion cause the side of a mountain to give way? It is usually the small shifts… over time, there is degradation. And, then suddenly, the mountain gives way collapsing to the land below. S&OP Slip Slidin’ Away.

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3 Best Practices For Effective Vendor Management

PLS Logistics

Properly organized inbound shipments are vital to successfully operating supply chains. The retailers, distributors and customers heavily rely on the performance of inbound deliveries.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.