December, 2016

Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Remember the Jetsons? While the Flintstones chronicled a stone age family with work powered by birds and dinosaurs, the Jetsons symbolized the future. The show aired with catchy music during the period of 1962 to 1987.

Your Supply Chain Strategy is Your Business Plan (Unless It’s Not)

Talking Logistics

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How Uber Parallels the 6 Design Principles of Digital Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Digital supply chain is the “in” thing! Don’t take my word for it, though. Just google the term. You will come across many articles talking about how supply chains are being remade by industry 4.0,

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters

AIMMS

Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company with operations in more than 30 countries. The company started working with AIMMS and our implementation partner Districon in October 2015 to develop a Demand Aggregation tool.

Tech -Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations Are Transforming the Trucking Industry

Trucking may be notoriously conservative and slow to change, but all signs point to a major technological shift. This report explores this transformation, with an eye on what's coming down the pike in the near and long term.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.

5 supply chain management habits that will land you on the naughty list

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater. It’s that time of year again when Santa’s busy making a list, checking it twice and trying to find out who’s naughty or nice. If you haven’t broken these ineffective supply chain management habits , you’re likely to find nothing but a lump of coal in your stocking come Christmas.

5 Dysfunctions of Typical S&OP Systems and How to Overcome Them

AIMMS

Sales & Operations planning has been around for 30 years. It was created initially by Oliver Wight and has become the standard procedure to improve business performance and predictability.

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7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies is critical so as to improve profitability and stay competitive. Today, warehouse managers have a wide array of technologies to choose from as they strive to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations. They must ensure that goods, materials and products flow effortlessly by optimizing their warehouse operations through the use of warehouse technologies.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

What Your Inventory Reveals about Your Reverse Logistics

PLS Logistics

Supply chains share common goals: increase productivity, reduce costs, mitigate risks. Common goals for reverse logistics are to improve customer satisfaction, cut costs, maximize return on assets.

Santa & Opening Presents - S&OP is Invaluable at Christmas

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

“Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh…”. Christmas Humour Supply Chain S&OP Logistics Management

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What Should Industry and Global Supply Chain Teams Anticipate in 2017

Supply Chain Matters

As we approach the New Year holiday which marks the beginning of 2017, we are heads-down in the preparation of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Supply Chain Matters blog readers should anticipate the full unveiling of our 2017 predictions over the first two weeks in January. We do however want to […].

What Does It Mean to be “Strategic” in Supply Chain, Anyway?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management.

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.

Supply Chain Operating Networks: Addressing the Long Tail of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

All industries (and the companies within them) have their own unique business processes and requirements. The introduction of new regulations and different operating realities by country add even more layers of complexity.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the 1980s, commercial internet providers evolved. In 2001, Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket; and steadily, over the last three decades mobile phones changed the pace of business. In the process, the banks got bigger and business networks grew more complex.

Disruption from Your Supply Chain: Product Recalls

PLS Logistics

A product recall is the process of retrieving and replacing defective or unsafe consumer goods. When a company issues a recall, the company or manufacturer absorbs the cost of replacing and fixing those defective or unsafe products.

Santa & Opening Presents - S&OP Putting Elves in their place

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dear Mr. K Ite, Christmas Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning

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The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

[Infographic] Big Data Analytics in Supply Chain

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Derrick Rehn with FusionOps who shows us how big data analytics can benefit you in your supply chain. .

An S&OP Expert Interview Series by Niels Van Hove

River Logic

Over the last month, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and Supply Chain expert Niels Van Hove has published a series of expert interviews on his blog, Supply Chain Trend. The goal was to understand where S&OP stands today and what each interviewee's view is for the future. Below is a list of the 5 interviews he conducted with a link to each, as well as an introduction on why Van Hove chose to conduct this series on S&OP. S&OP Sales and Operations Planning

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Pool Distribution: The Speed of Parcel at the Cost of LTL/Truckload

Talking Logistics

With four kids heading in four different directions each night (swim practice, track practice, sax lessons, religious school), the only way my wife and I are able to pull it off is by carpooling with other families.

The Future of Logistics—20 Trends to Follow in 2017

FLEXE

Supply chain is now a key competitive advantage for businesses. Companies like Amazon and Inditex , who set new industry standards for innovative logistics in 2016, are a testament to the role supply chain plays in a company’s success.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

PLS’ 11 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2016

PLS Logistics

(#11 Most Read Blog in 2016) Seasonal Freight Surge and Consumer Forecast -Fuel prices, weather, capacity, and e-commerce are a few factors that determine truckload demand during the holiday season.

How the Supply Chain Planning System Stole Christmas

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Taunya MacDonald The year is 1983, and all my sister and I wanted from Santa was a Cabbage Patch Kid doll. We had been dying for one for months, and my sister and I even dressed as Cabbage Patch Kids for Halloween that year (see picture proof included).

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

In today’s society, technology has been changing at an unprecedented pace. When you consider that Apple introduced its iPad in the year 2010, and now tablet sales are about to overtake the combined sales of desktops and laptops, it becomes apparent. Consider Facebook that was launched out of a dorm room in college and now boasts over a billion users. The valuation of Facebook is almost four times the valuation of General Motors at $196 billion.

What's the Hype Around Bimodal Supply Chains?

River Logic

In the rapidly innovating category of supply chain strategies, this year has seen the boom of yet another concept: the bimodal supply chain. The term was coined by Gartner and describes a method for supply chains to close the ever-growing gap between what the supply chain achieves and what the entire enterprise needs.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

Past performance is not indicative of future results. This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Photo By: MAJ Aaron Haney.

Using Weather and Climate Data to Improve Demand Forecasting

ToolsGroup

Editor's Note: This is the second in a three part series on advanced demand analytics to improve demand forecasting. Part One of the series, New Product Introduction (NPI), can be found here.

The Battle for Supply Chain Talent

Logility

Over the last few years I have heard a reoccurring theme from many supply chain professionals, “there is a war for talent being waged.” ” Nowhere is this more apparent than in the area of demand and supply chain planning.

All I want for Christmas is supply chain flexibility

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois It’s that time of year again where moms and dads are busy gathering Christmas lists from their kids and ensuring they have exactly the right gifts under the tree.

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.