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5 steps to supply change management success

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Working in supply chain means getting comfortable with change – changes in supply, changes in demand, changes in capacity, etc. The list is virtually endless. But supply change management isn’t just about dealing with unanticipated supply chain risks and adjustments.

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Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments


Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments. By Eytan Buchman, Head of Marketing, Freightos. Today Freightos announced a $25 million dollar funding round , led by GE Ventures. In the five years since Freightos launched, logistics and technology have increasingly converged.

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers


Third-party logistics providers are evolving in the wake of changing politics, increased public scrutiny and demand for more value-based, not asset-based, services.

Supply Chain: The benefits of Interim Management

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Interim Management is an approach used by companies to “make things happen” within a clear budget and without the headaches of recruiting a full time employee (FTE). The benefits are numerous but initially……. FMCG Interim Management Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Pharma Supply Chain CEE

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.

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Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain


When you’re looking for ways to benefit your company’s supply chain, you probably look for ways to reduce time or costs in various departments. In most cases, this comes down to the way you might ship, store or produce the products you sell. But what about the way you package those products? Product packaging isn’t typically something you think about in supply chain and logistics, but it actually plays a major role in shipping and producing your products.

The Internet of Things and Cognitive Computing will Mature Together

Enterra Insights

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of networks that primarily facilitates machine to machine communication. “Imagine a world … Continued. The post The Internet of Things and Cognitive Computing will Mature Together appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Editor’s Pick: Updating Your Planning Strategies to Industry 4.0

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. Today’s post is by Kris Kosmala from Quintiq where he shares four takeaways and recommendations to succeed in today’s more digital and automated business environment. In “ It’s the era of Industry 4.0.

Simplify Supply Chain Forecasting


Is 100% forecast accuracy attainable? Should it be? Wouldn’t that be called an order? Anyone that has ever had to forecast demand for products or services knows that obtaining a consistently high forecast accuracy is part science and part magic.

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.

Sales & Operations Planning: What’s in that Special Sauce?

Supply Chain Opz

On the face of it, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) seems to be the most simple and logical of business processes. It’s critical to both commercial and operational success, and intuitively obvious in its importance and application. Yet, its complexity cannot be denied.

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DC Velocity: For Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group, the Feeling is Mutual


Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group simultaneously act as buyer and supplier to each other—to the benefit of both. Carrier Management Transportation Management supply chain insights

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Is Supply Chain Risk Management High Enough on Your Priority List?

Enterra Insights

According to the Dun & Bradstreet-produced CIPS Risk Index, “Global supply chain risk grew to a record high at the … Continued. The post Is Supply Chain Risk Management High Enough on Your Priority List? appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Is Your Supply Chain Planning System in the Cloud?


My job requires a fair bit of air travel so I literally spend a good deal of my time with my head in the clouds.

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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.

Enhancing Supply Chain Network Design with Sophisticated Inventory Optimization


By Chris Keller | Principal, Supply Chain Design | Chainalytics | The complexity involved in simultaneously optimizing a supply chain network and the inventory within that network has traditionally proven to be a sufficient barrier to completing such exercises.

Electronic Logging Devices: Are You Prepared?

Supply Chain Link

Electronic Logging Devices: Are You Prepared? Technology continues to shape the way the supply chain evolves and transportation is no exception to this trend.

Industry 4.0 comes into Clearer Focus

Enterra Insights

A few years ago, analysts from Source One wrote, “Many analysts would assert that the U.S. and the global manufacturing … Continued. The post Industry 4.0 comes into Clearer Focus appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Let’s Not Import nor Export an Ethos that Turns a Blind Eye to Social Responsibility

Supply Chain Matters

Our Supply Chain Matters readers have likely discerned that the notions of globalization are being challenged across many political and media platforms these past months, including this blog platform. Many are beginning to question the benefits, and the global and domestic supply chain implications brought about by globalization. That includes the potential for exploitation of […].

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Bridging Gaps in the Pharma Supply Chain

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

The BME Global Pharma Congress, which brought together industry experts and thought leaders from the healthcare supply chain, impressed me with the amount of different keynotes, panel discussions and premium… Event Coverage Supply Chain Management BME Pharmaceutical supply chain

Keep Supply Chains in Compliance with FSMA


Staying in compliance with FDA rules and recommendations is critical for all food supply chain participants. Supply Chain FDA Regulatory Track & Traceability Food & Beverage

SIGs: Be Part of the In-Crowd at FOCUS, and Beyond!

Supply Chain Nation

At one time or another, we have all felt like we are facing our supply chain challenges alone. But it doesn’t need to be that way – far from it. At JDA, we believe in the power of the crowd.

Another Sobering Warning for Retail Industry- This Time from a Major Industry Supply Chain Influencer

Supply Chain Matters

A rather sobering announcement from major apparel supply chain influencer Li & Fung adds further reinforcement of unprecedented business and supply chain challenges impacting global retailers.

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.

Bundling Lanes Can Improve Truckload Rates and Service


Even in a down business year (e.g., 2008-2009) where transactional truckload shipments dropped by almost 80%, spot rates still cost more than contract rates.

Where does it hurt in your Med Device supply chain?


Keeping up with US and international UDI regulations. Battling increased complexity and the rising costs that go with it. Dealing with the growing pains of expansion or M&A activity.

Supply Chain Talk: 5 Fundamentals for Building a Collaborative Supply Chain


In this week’s Supply Chain Talk , Arkieva CEO, Harpal Singh discusses the key fundamental building blocks for creating a collaborative supply chain.

Tesla’s Ongoing Financial, Operational and Supply Chain Growing Pains

Supply Chain Matters

As Tesla ramps-up supply chain and production of the new Model 3, financial, operational and supply chain growing pains are evident. Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Operations management Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply chain Matters blog Tesla Model 3 supply chain Tesla supply chain

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.