January, 2017

Six Degrees of Separation in your Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Palvashah Durrani In our digitally connected world – information is easy to access, available on demand, and of varying levels of quality and veracity.

[Infographic] The State of Supply Chains: The Supply Chain Has Gone Digital

Cerasis

We are continuing what will become a tradition of re-evaluating the progress of supply chains throughout the year in relation to our predictions, as explained by this blog post. Let’s look at how supply chains kept up with expectations and where they fell short, if at all. Supply Chains Went Digital.

7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Hyperledger. Blockchain. New concepts? Get used to it. They are here to stay. I think defining the future of Supply Chain technology means that we, as supply chain leaders, need to take a hard left. We are moving at a steady pace down a road that is well-known and safe, but is not sufficient.

Will Supply Chain Planning Productivity be a Hot Topic in 2017?

ToolsGroup

Planning productivity can be increased by segmenting tasks according to the tools best suited for the activity. For years, planning productivity has not been a particularly hot topic at most companies.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

What is A Day in the Life of Supply Chain Manager Like?

Supply Chain Opz

What is it like to be a supply chain manager? In this article, we will show you some typical tasks that many supply chain managers do on day-to-day basis. Supply chain management is a relatively new field with lots of opportunity for people who are willing to learn and work hard.

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Four Steps to End-to-End Supply Chain Success

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Duncan Klett Supplying products to customers is clearly important. If you can’t satisfy the needs of a prospective customer, that prospect can easily buy from someone else who can deliver what they want, when they want it. Lost sales and additional expediting costs hit your bottom line.

Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

Cerasis

How technology in logistics grew throughout 2016 is not limited to the technology that delivers products or enables better, faster picking processes.

WOAH? Are You Guilty?

Supply Chain Shaman

New technologies abound. The rate of change is exciting. Innovation opportunities are limitless. I see companies make the same mistake over and over. What is it? Using new technologies to automate yesterday’s processes.

Benchmarking Your Supply Chain Planning in 2017

ToolsGroup

Scenes from a recent ToolsGroup user conference. The ToolsGroup customer base of more than 300 companies has allowed us to access a wide array of supply chain planning data for benchmarking in different industries and different circumstances.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

How To Know If Supply Chain Careers Are Right for You?

Supply Chain Opz

By 2018, related supply chain careers will be in high demand with 1.4 million jobs to fill. To determine if they're right for you, ask yourself these questions. Are you committed to supply chain management?

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What’s New and Different About The Digital Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

There’s a lot of buzz and hype today about enabling the digital supply chain. But companies have been using technology, such as the internet and software, to enable their supply chain processes for many years. So, what is new and different today as it relates to “digitizing” the supply chain?

Running on autopilot

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater The growing role of AI in supply chain management. Rapidly evolving technology and a digitally focused world have opened the door for a new wave of automation to enter the workforce.

[Infographic] How did Reshoring and 3rd Party Logistics Operations fare in 2016?

Cerasis

Third-party logistics operations (3PLs) saw additional gains and enhancements throughout 2016, as predicted earlier in the year. The level of visibility across entire supply chains grew as collaboration became the new normal.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Best Practices in Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)

The Network Effect

by Matt Kunkel, co-founder LogicGate It’s not something we like to think about, but supply chain disruption and disasters are. The post Best Practices in Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) appeared first on The Network Effect.

Five Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Demand Forecasting

ToolsGroup

Machine learning is being incorporated into solutions in every walk of life - home thermostats, health monitoring systems, equipment maintenance, marketing software, etc. In the latest generation of products, machine learning is adding intelligence pretty much everywhere you look.

8 Fascinating Statistics from Shippers about 3PLs

PLS Logistics

3PLs have two fundamental responsibilities – leading customer relationships that focus on supply chain services and providing the management of those services.

Common Sales and Operations Planning Myths – Part 1

Logility

This is the first of a series of five posts that investigates common myths and mistruths I have heard over the last 20+ years regarding Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). Hopefully, by exploring these myths we can generate a greater understanding of what S&OP is and what it is not.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

The Future of Supply Chain Management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Closed Today. Fresh out of Supply Chain Talent. There’s no time like the present to talk about the future of supply chain management. That was the perfect lead-in for a great Supply Chain Insights webinar I attended recently – Journey to Supply Chain 2030.

How VR, 3D Printing & Predictive Analytics in the IOT are Currently Powering the Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

Technology advancements were among the most exciting topics to watch through 2016. Newer technologies have created entirely new methodologies for improving manufacturing, and the outlook is brighter than ever. Like any modern business, you can learn great things by looking back at what did and did not come to fruition. So, let’s take a look at how our predictions for the first four manufacturing technology trends (Predictive analytics, 3D Printing, and VR) to watch for in 2016 stacked up.

Frequency of “Supply Chain” in Books

SCM Research

The following Google Ngram Viewer graph shows the frequency of the terms “supply chain”, “logistics” and “procurement” in books published between 1975 and 2008.

Transforming Your Supply Chain Planning, Transforming Your Business

ToolsGroup

Last week we described how attitudes towards improving supply chain planning productivity are changing. Large enterprises ask, “What’s wrong with my process that I need armies of planners?” Growing mid-market companies ask, “Why do I need to keep adding so much overhead?”

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Your Top 5 Questions on NOx Standards Answered

PLS Logistics

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing a rule that would set new standards to reduce NOx emissions from heavy-duty truck engines beginning in 2024. The agency last tightened its NOx standards for truck engines in 2010 to 0.2 gram per brake horsepower-hour.

Industry, Governments Battle Computer Part Counterfeiting

Loftware

While the global supply chain has made accessing affordable hardware easier than ever before, it has also led to higher levels of counterfeiting. Electronics Counterfeiting computers

Internet of Things Devices: It’s Time to Let Our Devices Grow

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alvaro Fernandez Lately, tales of how the Internet of Things (IoT) have become a common staple of tech conversations. IoT devices have the potential to produce humongous volumes of data (a reason we usually hear Big Data and IoT in many presentations).

Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One

Cerasis

Who doesn't love a good contract? Of course.everyone.right? Well, not entirely. When it comes to the logistics industry, whether it's transportation management contracts or warehouse contracts, there are a million moving parts, and as many questions. In the below is a real world example of a consultant coming to a third party logistics company with the goal of choosing a warehouse and 3pl provider.

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Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.