May, 2019

Are US-Chinese tariffs part of the new normal?

NC State SCRC

Today’s blog is a guest blog by my former student, Krunal Sonpal. The topic is a timely one, the on-going US-Chinese tariffs and what it means for supply chain executives.

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Ten Pillars of an Effective Network Platform

The Network Effect

Laying the foundations for longer term value, innovation and agility In previous posts, we’ve looked at what multi-enterprise/multi-party networks are, The post Ten Pillars of an Effective Network Platform appeared first on The Network Effect.

When Shipments Miss Estimated Delivery Date, WISMO Reigns

Convey

On a quiet, stormy Thursday evening just before Mother’s Day, warehouse workers loaded up […]. The post When Shipments Miss Estimated Delivery Date, WISMO Reigns appeared first on Convey. Retail Supply Chain

Peak Season or Seasons?

BluJay Solutions

Adapting your logistics and supply chain operations for multiple waves of peak. When is peak season for your business?

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains

Cerasis

The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe.

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Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries.

S&OP – 13 Years On, What Have We Learned and What Has Changed?

AIMMS

In December 2006, I published an article titled “ S&OP or just good supply chain planning ?” The article looked at what Sales and Operations Planning is, what it isn’t, and whether companies were on the right path to implementing it. I wondered: is S& OP just too hard to implement ?

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The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

This past year has been a taxing one for companies that import from China to the United States. On May 10th, tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports increased to 25%. These may be soon joined by additional tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of goods.

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Supply chain gender gap the topic of focus at MIT event

Kinaxis

by Leah McGuire Leah McGuire, Kerry Currier and Francini Ortiz at the 2019 MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Women in Supply Chain Summit, where the gender gap in supply chain was the topic of focus.

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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.

Supply Chain Management Data: Here’s How Big Data Makes the Supply Chain More Efficient

Cerasis

It’s clear — and has been for a while — that big data and advanced analytics technologies are transforming a lot of day-to-day operations. In entertainment, it can suggest new movies and content.

S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Yawn. I spent time this week completing reference calls on the use of S&OP technologies. Seeking the next sequel in technology adoption, I want to write how the confluence of new technologies changed companies’ abilities to improve decisions.

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Ingredients of a Successful Supply Chain: Transparency, Visibility, and Traceability

Talking Logistics

As the world becomes a more digitally-enabled community of people, things, and services, technology will be embedded in almost everything. People will leverage analytics engines, machine learning, internet-connected sensors, and more to fundamentally boost efficiencies everywhere.

Planning accuracy…can you get too much of a good thing?

AIMMS

F ulfilling the need for resi lience to change in long – term planning while providing accuracy in short – term planning can improve business performance and reduce stress levels. . Attempting to forecast the unforecastable is a tendency of many supply chain professionals.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

A Look at Direct v. Indirect Supplier Management in Three Industries

ivalua

Doug Keeley, Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua. The most fundamental spend categorization in Procurement is the line between direct and indirect spend, but one effort that transcends this split is supplier management.

Toward a more effective supply chain

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing In its recent e-book, The Path to Modern Supply Chain Planning – Why the Shift from Siloed to Collaborative Is Worth the Journey , Kinaxis identifies the warning signs of ineffective planning as follows: Siloed thinking. Disconnected execution. Lack of executive focus.

How More Effective Inbound Logistics Management Improves Procurement in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Making changes that promote effective inbound logistics management can have a significant impact on your organization’s procurement department and team members.

The Absolut Company: Balancing Service and Inventory Creates a Delicious Mix

ToolsGroup

The world’s #2 selling vodka brand leaves nothing to chance when it comes to quality and sustainability. Here’s how they teamed up with ToolsGroup partner Optilon for a seamless supply chain planning process.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How Important is Talent When Selecting a 3PL?

Talking Logistics

Last week, Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor) announced the appointment of Tracy Rosser as the company’s executive vice president of operations.

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How Logistics Is Proving that Amazon Needs to Be Regulated

Freightos

A version of this article originally appeared on JOC.com. . A few days ago, Amazon announced one day delivery plans.

Ivalua Paints a Great Procurement Picture at Ivalua NOW Chicago 2019

ivalua

“We have this long-term strategy of building a very big company with a fantastic product that we can offer to the market. And this is our vision,” . Ivalua CEO David Khuat-Duy on Tuesday kicked off Ivalua NOW 2019 Chicago, at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel and welcomed hundreds of customers, prospects and partners.

Have You Missed the Most Valuable Aspect of Your Transportation Management Solution?

Descartes

Adrian Gonzalez , industry expert and host of an online video talk show and blog Talking Logistics, connects with Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes for insights from benchmarking studies Descartes conducted about getting the most value from transportation management systems. Overview: Whether you run a fleet or purchase transportation, the value of transportation management extends well beyond the transportation department.

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.

Fulfillment Center vs. Warehouse: How to Know Which Is Right for You

Cerasis

The world of supply chain processes is evolving. The days of handling all needs in a warehouse are both inefficient and fail to meet customers’ basic expectation for omnichannel service.

Applying Lean 6 Sigma Principles to the Supply Chain

Logility

Fifteen years ago, I worked for a company that embraced Lean 6 Sigma as a core operating fundamental. Just about every member of the management team was a Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt and many had attained a level of Master Black Belt.

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Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate. The only way to take control of your future is to double down on quality. Product quality directly impacts the profitability of a company. The cost of poor quality is so closely related to supplier quality and compliance that manufacturers must give the proper attention and resources to the optimization of their upstream partnerships.

How Blockchain in the Supply Chain will Empower Supply Chain Management

Shipchain

What is Supply Chain? Supply chain is essentially the entire behind-the-scenes network that links a product from its point of origination to its final destination. Think from manufacturing to consumer, and every single step in between.

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.