March, 2017

Supply chain inventory optimization – Beyond the analytics

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater From designing, sourcing and manufacturing, to distribution and consumption, your supply chain is at the heart of your customer satisfaction levels. It has become a competitive weapon that could help you win the consumerism war.

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers

Cerasis

Third-party logistics providers are evolving in the wake of changing politics, increased public scrutiny and demand for more value-based, not asset-based, services.

Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments

Freightos

Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments. By Eytan Buchman, Head of Marketing, Freightos. Today Freightos announced a $25 million dollar funding round , led by GE Ventures. In the five years since Freightos launched, logistics and technology have increasingly converged.

Making Safety a Top Priority for the Whole Operation

LeanCor

In this special post, Plant Lean Manager Todd Markward from Select Comfort (manufacturer of Sleep Number and Comfortaire beds), shares how his team made a few simple improvements to their value stream mapping process that shifted the entire operation's focus to safety as a top priority.

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End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

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Supply chain planning system revolution: Are you yanking my chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

It’s the era of Industry 4.0. Are you on board?

Quintiq

Uncertainties swirling around the global markets necessitate going beyond spreadsheets into the realm of advanced scenario modeling.

Infographic: Restaurant and Foodservice

The Network Effect

The restaurant industry is under pressure from many directions. Today’s consumers expect fresh produce of their choice, whether it’s in. The post Infographic: Restaurant and Foodservice appeared first on The Network Effect.

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

Cerasis

Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? Possibly not. A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. The remaining 70 percent are hindered by outdated business models and technology. This is concerning.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.

Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today I attended the SAP Insider Conference. The theme? Digital transformation. The storyline of the event goes like this: Do you have the business problem of complexity, personalization, and globalization requiring faster time to market? Complete with nice videos and shutterstock pictures.).

Freightos Raises $25 Million Round Solidifying Position As Digital Global Freight Leader

Freightos

Freightos Raises $25 Million Round, led by GE Ventures, to Expand Marketplace. Press Release. Round extension led by GE Ventures, after 600% order growth in six months following the Freightos Marketplace launch and adoption of Freightos software by 1,000 freight forwarders.

Supply and demand production challenges with new products

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Iman Niroomand Supply chain performance depends on the matching of product features with supply chain features. When a new product hits the market, the existing supply chain that is optimal for a given set of product lines will not stay optimal.

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Updating your planning strategies to Industry 4.0

Quintiq

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

The Five Ts of the Global Food Supply Chain

The Network Effect

by Sean Crossey The global food supply chain brings us exotic fresh foods from around the world. But the challenges. The post The Five Ts of the Global Food Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Foodservice The Network Effect food restaurant supply chain

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Why Shippers Love Supply Chain Visibility

PLS Logistics

Visibility refers to understanding what goes on between the start and end of a process. With supply chain visibility, companies can analyze data and evaluate suppliers, processes and prices. Freight Supply Chain Shipments Visibility Supply Chain Disruptions

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

When you’re looking for ways to benefit your company’s supply chain, you probably look for ways to reduce time or costs in various departments. In most cases, this comes down to the way you might ship, store or produce the products you sell. But what about the way you package those products? Product packaging isn’t typically something you think about in supply chain and logistics, but it actually plays a major role in shipping and producing your products.

A New Mission for a Female Supply Chain Pioneer

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I worked with the Supply Chain Insights team to analyze and write our annual supply chain talent report. With over 400 respondents in the study, cross-tabbing and data analysis was fun. We had many options. High-Level Findings.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

5 steps to supply change management success

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Working in supply chain means getting comfortable with change – changes in supply, changes in demand, changes in capacity, etc. The list is virtually endless. But supply change management isn’t just about dealing with unanticipated supply chain risks and adjustments.

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Supply Chain: The benefits of Interim Management

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Interim Management is an approach used by companies to “make things happen” within a clear budget and without the headaches of recruiting a full time employee (FTE). The benefits are numerous but initially……. FMCG Interim Management Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Pharma Supply Chain CEE

Inside Control Tower 4.0: Achieving Disruptive Results with Autonomous Control Towers

The Network Effect

Supply chain control towers have been around for a while now, but in recent years they have progressed rapidly, making. The post Inside Control Tower 4.0: Achieving Disruptive Results with Autonomous Control Towers appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Control Towers Technology The Network Effect control towers supply chain

3 Global Supply Chain Issues Affecting Your Bottom Line

PLS Logistics

Large, and even medium-sized, companies that are strictly domestic are becoming increasingly less common. Today, the clear majority of enterprise-class companies are global because the benefits of low-cost sourcing into other countries and selling into new foreign markets cannot be passed up.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Hi-Tech: The Future of Consumer Electronics Supply Chains

LeanCor

We all know the joke: "I just bought the brand new [insert electronic device here] and it’s already obsolete!" Product life cycles are shortening, consumers are the most educated they’ve ever been, and their expectations are continually increasing.

MHI to preview new report on next-generation supply chains during ProMat Keynote

PINC YMS

MHI will preview the 2017 Annual Industry Report- Next-Generation Supply Chains: Digital, On-Demand and Always-On during the April 5 Keynote at ProMat. yard management supply chain logistics innovation drones inventory robotics ProMat

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Women in supply chain: Where did this topic go?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow Today, Wednesday March 8th is international women’s day. To recognize this global celebration I decided to write on women in supply chain. Over the years we have discussed this topic at length on our blog. But to be honest, I haven’t heard much lately and I wonder what has changed.

IT in the Age of Supply Chain Complexity

Talking Logistics

“There is a certain limit to what you can optimize just within the four walls of your company,” said Artur Zgoda, Director of Supply Chain IT Solutions at AXIT- A Siemens Company , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Transformation – A Technical Choice

Ryder Exchange

The following is the second part of a three-part series on the topic of transformation. So you’ve made the choice to transform, and you’ve illustrated your commitment by investing in all the process-related preparatory work I discussed in the first part of this series.

Everything You Need to Know: Spot Market Freight

PLS Logistics

Have you ever wondered about how the product you buy from a store ended up there? The complexities of a supply chain and the steps for moving freight to its end location are often overlooked. But, for manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, logistics is a top priority to business operations.

Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. For any developing business, adopting the widely used and affordable technologies is more economical. Mobile phones can offer incredible services in any business from inventory tracking and shipments to the execution of procurement transactions.

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