August, 2017

Why Is Blockchain Not Hotter?

Supply Chain Shaman

I was sitting with a representative from the United Nations on my way back from Colombia. As we took off from Bogota, we discussed the potential of blockchain to help her with feeding children in the highlands of the Colombian-Venezuelan border.

Does supply chain’s image need to catch up with the times?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. It’s our perpetual hobby horse here at Argentus that Supply Chain needs to be doing more as a field to attract young people.

6 Steps to Effectively Implement an Order Management System

Cerasis

Being in control of your supply chain and warehouse is essential to your success, and warehouse management systems follow suit. However, you need to do a bit more than just flip the proverbial switch, explains F. Curtis Barry & Company.

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Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management

Enterra Insights

Today, much of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. That hasn’t happened for nearly 100 years. Because … Continued. The post Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Risk Management Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Video: How to Digitize the Retail Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Retailers today are in a poor position to compete against a vertically integrated and fully digitized online giants like Amazon. The post Video: How to Digitize the Retail Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Retail consumer-driven digital supply chain retail

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Cognitive Computing: Getting Clear on Definitions

Supply Chain Shaman

No doubt about it. The decision support technologies that we use today–price management, trade promotion management, network design, supply chain planning, transportation planning, supplier risk management–are on the cusp of redefinition through new forms of analytics.

Webinar: Newest Software Innovations (and Pay-Offs) for the Global Food Supply Chain

3GTMS

If you’re like many companies struggling with the complexity of food logistics, you likely have too many manual processes and/or outdated systems to manage the environment.

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Women in Logistics: Leading Top-Level Supply Chain and Logistics Operations

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Nicole Lewis who talks about embracing the idea of women in logistics for top-level talent. When a young lady turns into grown up, and it is time to make a decision about a future career, how many parents will consider the logistic profession as a good choice? In the variety of modern specializations, they would rather recommend studying one of the liberal sciences. It includes medical care, social workers, and many other.

The Difference between Multichannel, Omnichannel and Unified Commerce. And Why It’s Important.

ToolsGroup

It can be exhausting in retail. As shoppers use technology more frequently during their buying journey, their expectation of service increases. Retailers are forced to transform their business to keep up.

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.

Career advice: Keeping your edge as a supply chain professional in the face of change!

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha There is a standalone vehicle emission check shop that I visit to get my car checked prior to the annual tag renewal. For those who are not familiar with the emission check process, you drive your car into the shop.

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Consumer Goods Supply Chains: In a State of Evolution

Loftware

Supply chains in the consumer goods sector are about to crest a hill of innovation - they just have to make some changes. Consumer Products Supply Chain Manufacturing Track & Traceability Logistics

Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. To align S&OP. As companies transitioned from regional to multi-national organizations, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes proliferated.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 7-11, 2017)

Talking Logistics

This is the 80th post I’ve written this year, along with the 30 guest commentaries I’ve reviewed and edited and the 32 video episodes I’ve moderated. It’s time for a vacation.

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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.

5 Reasons Supply Chain Companies Need to Be Curating Content

Cerasis

Sharing content from third-party sources establishes supply chain companies as a go-to resource for all things related to your industry, sector, products, or services. When I hear the word “curate,” I think of an art gallery. I think of someone systematically picking pieces of art to display together. I think of the time and effort it takes to put these pieces together in a cohesive manor. Curating content is no different.

How Many SKUs Could a Planner Plan if a Planner Could Plan SKUs

Logility

As a classical and jazz musician, I understand the need for both structured and artistic abilities when performing. In its basic form, music is a mathematical language.

Gartner’s Five-Stage Maturity Model for Supply Chain Analytics

ToolsGroup

Gartner measures supply chain analytics maturity across seven different dimensions. There are supply chain and demand analytics models that describe the type of analytics being deployed (e.g., descriptive, prescriptive, etc.).

A New Look and Feel for the Supply Chain Matters Blog

Supply Chain Matters

We are thrilled to unveil today’s new look and feel to Supply Chain Matters. Since our inception in 2008, Supply Chain Matters has generated a tremendous amount of insightful content related to multi-industry supply chain management, procurement, product management business process and technology topics. It was therefore time to upgrade this blog’s content management […].

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Lassoing S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. To align S&OP. The processes are out of control. Let me explain. As companies transitioned from regional to multi-national organizations, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes proliferated.

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How Advancements in Technology are Facilitating Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

While in some ways obtaining supply chain visibility has gotten more difficult over the years, due to globalization, outsourcing, product proliferation, and other factors, in other ways it has gotten easier thanks to advancements in technology.

The Many Types of Inventory Management Technology

Cerasis

There are diverse types of inventory management technology and systems, designed to properly sort, control and act upon information with a company’s inventory. As explained by Kenneth Hamlett of the Houston Chronicle , the two dominant types of inventory management technologies include manual and automated systems. But, there are additional levels of inventory management in between. Manual Systems. The basic and most limited type of inventory management system is a manual system.

Supply Chain Resilience in a Risky World

Enterra Insights

We live in a risky world. Supply chains, especially extended ones, are subject to an almost infinite number of risks. … Continued. The post Supply Chain Resilience in a Risky World appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Cognitive Computing Risk Management Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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.

It Ain’t Easy Being Easy!

Supply Chain Insights

The level of sophistication in the consumer chain has advanced a thousand-fold in the past decade alone. What was formerly a rather simple process of planning promotions has now become a complex blend of technology and skill at predicting consumer behavior.

Current Stark Reminders of Pending Industry Supply Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights that two significant storms, one that struck southern China, the other about to impact the Texas Gulf Coast, have the potential to add to significant industry supply chain concerns. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics Hurricane Harvey multi-industry supply chain disruption Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Risk Typhoon Hato

Time for a Supply Chain Metrics Cleaning

Logility

Temperatures on the rise; flowers and trees in bloom; and that time of year when we start to think of the annual ritual—spring cleaning. Wait, it’s not spring; but does that mean you have to wait another eight months to review your supply chain? Often, it becomes necessary to reevaluate how supply chain performance is measured to ensure healthy operations. Ask yourself, “Are your supply chain metrics bogging you down?”

Getting Away from Excel Spreadsheets: A Project Logistics Case Study

Talking Logistics

We talk a lot about the importance of agility and flexibility in supply chain management and that is certainly true when it comes to project logistics.

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.