May, 2017

How Lazy, Entitled, Coddled Millennials Strengthen Supply Chains

Supply Chain Insights

Well I hate to admit it, but I am *technically* a millennial. (I I like to think since I’m on the older side of the generation I’m just a bit wiser.) I worked with millennials when I managed interns in the central planning group at my last company.

Aspire, challenge and transform: Insights from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha I enjoy attending conferences. They give me the opportunity to reflect, reconnect and recharge. One conference I recently attended is the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Three New Insights on Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

On Tuesday this week I will present the findings from the recent Supply Chain Insights study at the Penn State Forum. As I worked on my presentation, three themes emerged. 1) Opportunity.

5 Reasons Why The Use of the IIoT by Manufacturers Is Unavoidable

Cerasis

The Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) has been a major topic among manufacturers and third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) for several years.

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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Top 10 Times You Need Supply Chain Interim Management

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I have been talking to a number of supply chain executives during the last few weeks and something of a theme has emerged. The theme is the immediate need for highly skilled supply chain resource, available at short notice, with the flexibility to switch off the resource at wil.….and

ACT now to take your supply chain into the future

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater. Excited for #GartnerSCC to begin! Kinaxis #supplychain pic.twitter.com/FTLJTq2UGF. Melissa Clow (@MelisaClow) May 23, 2017.

The Empowered Consumer and Trade Promotion

Supply Chain Insights

Trade promotion execution is but one component of the Consumer Chain, albeit a very critical one indeed. So, in a recent conversation about trade promotion execution with the head of a corporate revenue management organization I asked the question: “Where does the consumer fit in all that?”

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Omnichannel Vs. Multichannel Supply Chain: What’s the Difference?

Cerasis

In supply chains, omnichannel solutions are often used interchangeably with multichannel solutions. On the surface, both forms of supply chain operations seek to provide multiple sales channels to consumers. However, understanding the elements of omnichannel vs. multichannel supply chain is essential to maximizing profit margins in a tightening economy. What Is Multichannel Supply Chain? Multichannel supply chain solutions rose in response to the rise of the internet.

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.

Reducing Risk in Your Supply Chain

The Network Effect

by Sara Shingleton, Tompkins International No one can predict potential future risks that a supply chain may face. However, you. The post Reducing Risk in Your Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Risk Supply Chain Management

Demand Driven: Can We Sidestep Religious Arguments?

Supply Chain Shaman

The 2016 US presidential political contest was brutal. Emotions are still quite raw. I hated it. When emotions run high, everyone loses. Unfortunately, I think the concept of “Demand Driven” is headed down the same path.

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Relieve your FMCG pain - secure Interim Supply Chain Support

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I know you are busy. Not enough hours in the day. Deadlines rapidly approaching. Your children call you Uncle Dad or Auntie Mum. Before the stress takes its inevitable toll think about relieving the pressure without adding to head count.

Goodbye scheduled decision-making, hello concurrent planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater The face of sales and operations planning (S&OP) is changing. Gone are the days when sequential, isolated planning and monthly meetings based on out-of-date data are sufficient to drive stability and success.

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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

What do I get outa this anyway?

Supply Chain Insights

The late, great ex-Beatle, George Harrison, once write a song entitled, “If You Don’t Know Where You’re Goin’, Any Road Will Take You There.” Really, George?

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6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for effective logistics management. Efficient management is the key to success, especially in supply chain management.

Top Megatrends to Adopt by 2025

PLS Logistics

Today, business operates in a digital world – one that changes at a rate seemingly impossible to keep up with. In order to succeed in this business climate, a company needs to adapt to the pace of change. Freight Management Omni-Channel Ecommerce Megatrends Trends Omnichannel Supply Chain Visibilit

Good People Can Make A Difference In Outcomes

Supply Chain Shaman

I closed the door of my hotel room, and grimaced at the over-flowing trash can. Heaped high with plastic, it violated my principles as an environmentalist. Ironically, in the city of San Francisco which alleges allegiance to Corporate Social Responsibility, I had no option.

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.

The WannaCry Cyberattack: Another Warning for Supply Chain Executives

Talking Logistics

One of the most popular posts I wrote last September became a reality over the weekend. Comparing the headlines (September 7, 2016 and May 12, 2017). By now, you’ve probably read the headlines, like this one from the Wall Street Journal : “Major Cyberattack Sweeps Globe, Hitting FedEx, U.K.

Supply chain pain points: Consumer electronics

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater 4 problems facing consumer electronics and what to do about them. Let’s face it. Working in supply chain is no walk in the park. Unless of course you’re walking barefoot and the ground is covered in razor-sharp pebbles that randomly change location. Then maybe it’d be comparable.

Clientelling and Trade Promotion

Supply Chain Insights

Over the past several years I have been involved with some rather sophisticated technologies around consumer goods and retail.

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Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter

Cerasis

In a blog post earlier this year, we noted how since the election, more manufactures have expressed interest in reshoring and avoiding offshoring entirely. However, manufacturers are considering other ways of improving factories and supply chains as well. Across the U.S. more companies are turning toward sustainable alternatives and methodologies (like green manufacturing) in boosting competitive advantage and increasing revenue, explains Stuart Hall of Global Manufacturing.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

How Digitization Will Drive Disruption and Opportunity in the Pharmaceutical Market

The Network Effect

In a previous post, 6 Trends Shaking the Pharmaceutical Market, I presented some of the major challenges affecting the pharmaceutical. The post How Digitization Will Drive Disruption and Opportunity in the Pharmaceutical Market appeared first on The Network Effect. Big Data Digital Supply Chain Internet of Things Leadership and Strategy Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect digital networks disruption healthcare pharmaceuticals

The Future of Supply Chain Has Arrived: A Look at the Sentient Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

A new term to describe a supply chain that is all-seeing, real-time, productive, optimized, and cognitive has recently emerged. The “sentient supply chain” refers to a supply chain that’s nodes communicate 24/7.

Purchasing & Supply Management: What We Should Teach (Guest Post by Lydia Bals)

SCM Research

Today’s guest post comes from Lydia Bals, who presents project PERFECT’s recent insights on competences in purchasing & supply management. Professional purchasing & supply management (PSM) forms the link between a complex network of internal and external stakeholders with increasing international dependencies and performance requirements.

Supply chain pain points: Semiconductors

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater 5 hurdles the semiconductor industry needs to jump over to find success. Building your business on someone else’s supply chain blueprint may not be the best way to find success.

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.

What’s Going On? Let’s Find Out.

Supply Chain Insights

I have never been a survey taker. Not really. But I do like to see what other people say about things, so naturally, I am a fan of intelligence and knowledge.

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Emerging Trends in Automation: What it Means to Supply Chains

Cerasis

Imagine a world where automation comes together with technology to deliver products without human intervention. An order is placed by a consumer. 3D printers pickup the details and print the finished product. It’s then picked by robots from the shelves, packaged and placed into a self-driving truck. The trucks leave the facility, and drones are automatically dispatched from the truck to deliver products while moving. The truck never stops until arriving for reloading.

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Webinar: e-Commerce, The Amazon Effect, and Your Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

The way we shop has changed with how fast our fingertips can press the checkout button. We live in a time when people would much rather shop online from the comfort of their home than go to a brick-and-mortar store.