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5 Scary External Factors for Supply Chains


Meeting demand for fun-sized candies and trending costumes is only one grisly scenario supply chain professionals face. One thing Halloween can teach us is having the right inventory available at the start of the season is much better than empty shelves - yet no one wants too much leftover inventory on November 1st. Supply chains Read More >>. The post 5 Scary External Factors for Supply Chains appeared first on LLamasoft. Blog Supply Chain Ideas

Change Agents in the Age of Living Retail: The Power Shift

RELEX Solutions

In Part One of our Living Retail series , we laid out our definition of Living Retail and discussed why it’s so important that retailers adapt to the idea of “change as the only constant.” In Part 2, we’ll discuss how retailers can effectively address one of the major change agents in the age of Living Retail: a power shift toward the consumer. The word “disruption” has been thrown about so freely lately that it’s almost grown meaningless.

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29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. From greater flexibility and scalability to productivity gains, a faster ROI compared to other automation solutions and better resource management, warehouse robots are changing the face of warehousing. But what does that mean for industry employment?

The Digital Supply Chain: Why Modifying Supply Chain Software May Cause More Headache Than Benefits


The modification of a WMS has become something of a standard concept when selecting and implementing supply chain system technologies, but it may lead to increased costs when implementing or upgrading your system. According to BusinessWire, 80 percent of supply chain executives expect the digital supply chain to dominate the industry within the next five years, and More.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

5 Ways to Prepare Your Supply Chain for an Efficient Holiday Rush


Ready or not, the holidays are coming. Whether it be Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving pumpkins, or holiday lights, customers increase their buying during the holidays and therefore it’s a hectic time for suppliers trying to meet their demand. Despite worries over trade tariffs, consumers are in good financial shape, as the National Retail Federation forecasts holiday retail sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 % this year and Deloitte predicts $1.1 trillion in holiday sales.

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Four Ways Blockchain Will Transform Supply Chain…and Beyond


Public ledgers dating to the Italian Renaissance may help us see the potential of today’s blockchain technology for data accessibility. . I chuckled today at the irony that one of the most “boring” things in the history of commerce–the ledger–constitutes the basic concept of one of the most transformative nextgen applications of technology–blockchain. Interestingly, the introduction of double entry accounting (ledger) coincides with the Italian Renaissance.

More Supply Chain than You Can Imagine

Material Handling and Logistics

Are you ready for what’s coming next in the supply chain? MH&L’s Editorial Advisory Board will help you prepare for the future

It’s Halloween: Avoid a Technology Horror Story

The Network Effect

The post It’s Halloween: Avoid a Technology Horror Story appeared first on The Network Effect. ERP Network Business Supply Chain Management Technology

4 Top Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Wood Products Manufacturing

River Logic

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

The Bionic Supply Chain: The human, robotics, drones inventory management workforce.


If you happen to be in the Toronto area or are planning to attend the Distribution Logistics Summit in the first week of November in Toronto, Canada, I would like to invite you to attend the panel titled The Bionic Supply Chain.

Global Web of Drug Suppliers Challenges FDA as Safety Fears Rise

Material Handling and Logistics

To increase supply chain security, the FDA is asking drug companies to invest in new production technologies that could help return some manufacturing to the U.S.

Control Tower Software Reaches New Heights

Talking Logistics

Shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) face significant challenges tracking in-transit cargo due to a lack of status updates between ports. While this isn’t a new problem, the complexity of today’s modern supply chains – multi-carrier, multi-mode shipments, multi-leg, shipments crossing several countries’ borders – has exacerbated the scenario. Likewise, extreme weather, global unrest, port. Read more Control Tower Software Reaches New Heights.

Blockchain’s Hype, Hopes, and Hurdles, Part 1

Enterra Insights

As a technology, blockchain remains in its very early stages. For that reason alone, pundits are writing a lot about blockchain’s hypes, hopes, and hurdles. Blockchain expectations are especially high in the supply chain arena. Christopher Hamman ( @tikaridemigod ) writes, “Valued at $8.1 trillion today, the global supply chain and logistics industry is the backbone of our global economy.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Unhappy Customers? It May be a Data Governance Issue


My wife and I recently visited a local store to buy some end-of-season patio furniture. This particular retailer scoops up end-of-season items from home improvement stores. We found a couch in a deep “chili” red with two matching chairs save the slipcovers. Not able to turn down the deal, we purchased the set and ordered … The post Unhappy Customers? It May be a Data Governance Issue appeared first on Chainalytics.

The Potential and Risks of Cryptocurrency in Procurement

All Things Supply Chain

“Change of this magnitude is hard. You know you’re on to something when so much pressure builds up.” – David Marcus, Co-creator of Libra on Twitter. There has been a… General Procurement Management Supply Chain Management cryptocurrency procurement

Navigating US Supply Chain Tariffs on China Leads to Exports, Imports Drop

Material Handling and Logistics

Exports declined 3% from a year earlier to $135.9 billion, the lowest in more than a year and a half, while imports were down 4.6% to a nearly two-year low of $206.3 billion

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Blockchain’s Hype, Hopes, and Hurdles, Part 2

Enterra Insights

“Supply chain management is currently undergoing a transformational moment,” writes. Gerald Fenech ( @gerald2273 ). “Past antiquated systems are proving to be unsuccessful in navigating the complexity and immediacy of the modern supply chain, and new models are emerging that promise to improve these systems. In particular, blockchain, a prolific technology that began as the underpinning for digital currencies, is proving useful in this regard.”[1]

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Why is 3D Printing Revolutionary for Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing – Changing Future Supply Chains! Imagine having virtually no raw material inventory on hand because all of the components and parts that you need can be made on demand. Imagine having virtually no finished goods inventory on hand because you can make the products precisely when ordered in real time and have them personalized or customized to a customer’s individual specifications.

Data matters much to any company

Prophetic Technology

Along with the customer, the buyer, your product and services, Data is one of the most significant assets of any business because you get the most out of a data strategy when in place. supply chain data

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Is Slotting Your Warehouse the Last Thing on Your Mind?


Warehouses have been using basic slotting strategies for decades to determine optimal location sizes and SKU placement within the warehouse. These warehouse slotting strategies have helped drive cost savings in many ways including reduced replenishments, more efficient travel paths, and optimized space utilization. Too often, though, warehouses will take the opportunity to slot during a facility design project but then not maintain slotting optimization regularly by re-analyzing shipment data.

Predict Supply Chain Delays and Cost Overruns BEFORE they Happen!


Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to predict which orders for which customers are likely to be late even before they place the order and what might be the cause of it ? Or if you could know which of your customer are expected to place orders, in future, that might cost more because of their special requests or rush orders? Perhaps you know that certain items go a lot faster in months of November and December before the holidays.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

RCCP versus MPS –historic terms and a path to inadequate organizational performance


Where did the terms RCCP and MPS come from? Reading the recent blog “RCCP versus MPS – Can They Be Connected?” it struck me whether this question represents the current best in class or do they represent old terms as well as an old way of thinking that should not be the end goal of an organization any more when it comes to supply chain planning. RCCP versus MPS –historic terms and a path to inadequate organizational performance was first posted on October 30, 2019 at 7:40 am. ©2017

Halloween in the Confectionery Industry Supply Chain

Clear Spider

Everyone’s favourite spooky holiday, Halloween is here! Tonight millions of bright-eyed kids in costumes will be running from door to door collecting candy. But have you wondered about the complex confectionery industry supply chain behind it all? What Halloween means for the Confectionery Industry Candy sales skyrocket during this time of year. Families and homeowners […]. The post Halloween in the Confectionery Industry Supply Chain appeared first on [link].

How to Compare Metal Fabricators!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Strategic Supplier Relationship Management – Do’s and Don’ts. Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Eada Hudes. Are you in a dilemma in deciding which company to choose for your next big project for steel equipment? There may be lots of options springing up as you open the Internet, and they are all pretty much impressive enough to confuse you.

Digital Transformation of your Supply Chain Network in the Age of AI

Logistics Viewpoints

Trying to understand and implement artificial intelligence (AI) for your supply chain network during your digital transformation efforts, or let alone finding the right partner in your journey, is like walking in an enchanted forest full of myths, ogres, and lost souls trying to find a way out. Finding the right path in there to an eternal bliss starts with knowing what is not right.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.