August, 2017

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.

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.

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

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.

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like many companies struggling with the complexity of food logistics, you likely have too many manual processes and/or outdated systems to manage the environment.

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.

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.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Managing the customer centric supply chain

Ryder Exchange

Numerous supply chain disruptions are driving the push for supply chain professionals to hone new skill sets. Analytics skills wrapped around a better use of data, for example, are now essential for any supply chain manager to possess.

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.).

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.

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 Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

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.

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 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 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.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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The Power of Downstream Data for Sensing Demand

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Insights, “The Power of Downstream Data”, July 2017. POS data helps sense and respond to localized demand. The blue bars represent historic average order demand profiles, while the colored lines represent regional POS demand patterns.

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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.

Trade Promotion Vendors Kick It into High Gear

Supply Chain Insights

Digital transformation is evident in the vendor landscape for trade promotion management today.

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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.