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.

How SMB’s are Challenging Amazon’s Logistics Empire

4 Way Logistics

Any company that shares a name with one of the world’s largest rivers is bound to be a contender. Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos – briefly the world’s richest man – has done everything he can to ensure his company lives up to its lofty moniker.

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

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.

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Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater 7 barriers to aerospace and defense supply chain success. As air travel demand soars, aircraft equipment manufacturers continue to innovate in areas like jet engine fuel efficiency, navigation technology and materials science.

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.

Video: Digital Transformation for Restaurants

The Network Effect

Restaurants have been under increasing pressure to meeting changing consumer demand, lower costs, and minimize waste. Consumer-driven, digital business networks. The post Video: Digital Transformation for Restaurants appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Foodservice Many-to-Many Network Retail Supply Chain Management The Network Effect digital transformation foodservice restaurant supply chain management

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The Best Way to Set Inventory Targets?

ToolsGroup

Source: Gartner, Cover Considerations—How to Optimize Retail and Consumer Product Inventory Targets, 2017. Gartner’s insights are quite good and it’s not often that I disagree.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

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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How Kennametal developed an integrated supply chain by connecting its data dots

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Faced with growing global complexity and increasing demand volatility, Kennametal set out to improve its supply chain maturity, increase data integration and improve its bottom line. But doing so meant developing an integrated supply chain connecting data, process and people.

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Adventures in Forecasting in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

One of the principle aims of supply chain management is managing uncertainty. And no function is more at the forefront of that endeavor than demand forecasting.

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.

Managing modern manufacturing supply chains

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Alex Mills, Sales & Marketing Director, ProSKU. Efficient manufacturing relies on managing the supply of components and sub-assemblies to support production schedules. It could be argued that the best manufacturers are the ones that not only have innovative products to meet market demands but who manage their supply chains the most effectively

Why Grocery Retailers Need to Embrace Digitization Now

The Network Effect

In InboundLogistics.com, Bernard Goor discusses the disruption about to hit grocery retailers, and how they can hold their market share. The post Why Grocery Retailers Need to Embrace Digitization Now appeared first on The Network Effect. Grocery Retail amazon digital supply chain digital transformation digitalization grocery retail

How Pallets Play a Crucial Role in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Pallets are an iconic part of any warehouse or supply chain, but they’re more crucial than most people know — and we’re not talking about using them as material for upcycles or shabby, chic furniture.

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 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.

Where are you on your capacity planning journey?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois Balancing capacity can be as challenging as walking a tight rope. It’s a fine line between staying balanced or plunging to your death. Not enough capacity and you lose balance when it comes to delivery and customer satisfaction.

Fragmented Planning Horizons: How They Undermine Supply Chains

Logility

Even under the best circumstances, developing production/sourcing plans three, six, or nine months into the future with a high degree of confidence is difficult. Huge sales and margin impacts hang in the balance.

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A Path Toward Internet of Things Enabled Service Management- Building the Service Parts Planning Foundation

Supply Chain Matters

This Supply Chain Matters blog posting, Building the Service Parts Planning Foundation, represents the third of a four-part market education series, in collaboration with supply chain planning and service parts technology provider ToolsGroup. Internet of Things Service Lifecycle Management Service Parts Planning Service-centered Supply Chains Supply Chain Technology Supply chain Matters blog ToolsGroup ToolsGroup market education series

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.

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

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.

The Evolution of the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

No one can argue that the rise of ecommerce and omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the supply chain in recent years. Once consumers were shown what was possible in the world of online retailing and home delivery, their behavior – and expectations – began to change. This shift forced retailers to change how they did business, worked with suppliers and served their customers.

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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Mapping the Knowledge Supply Chain

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

When I write about supply chains, I think readers naturally envision product and/or material supply chains. In a physical supply chain, raw materials are processed or refined and made into… Supply Chain Management knowledge supply chain supply chain management

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

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?”

Chargebacks: Walmart Raises the OTIF Stakes

Enterra Insights

Retailers and suppliers have a symbiotic, but often tense, relationship. One source of tension is retailer chargebacks (or fines). Last … Continued. The post Chargebacks: Walmart Raises the OTIF Stakes appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Job Openings and Hiring in the Eurozone and U.S. Mark All-Time Records

Supply Chain Matters

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the number of job openings approached a record 6.3 million at the end of June. Likewise, in both May and in June, the manufacturing sector spanning the Eurozone countries added jobs at the fastest pace recorded in the past 20 years. The predicted supply chain talent perfect storm appears to be prevelant. Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Talent Management Supply chain Matters blog supply chain talent perfect storm

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.

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.