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Supply chain planning system revolution: Are you yanking my chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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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.

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

Tech -Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations Are Transforming the Trucking Industry

Trucking may be notoriously conservative and slow to change, but all signs point to a major technological shift. This report explores this transformation, with an eye on what's coming down the pike in the near and long term.

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Significant Announcement Between APICS and in Supply Chain Management Skills Development

Supply Chain Matters

This week, supply chain management professional association APICS and China’s E-commerce company announced a strategic agreement to establish nationwide standards for the Omni-channel supply chain capability within China and to advance supply chain performance of the e-commerce industry in the region. Supply Chain Matters views this announcement as rather significant. It represents an important […].

[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.

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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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

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

Amazon Wants to Create a Grocery Supply Chain that Bypasses Wal-Mart

Material Handling & Logistics

Bloomberg. Amazon strongly believes that supply chains designed to serve the direct-to-consumer business have the power to bring improved customer experiences and global efficiency. To achieve this requires a major shift in thinking.". read more.

Brexit Offers Opportunities for the Logistics Sector

Supply Chain 24/7

Britain's departure from the EU is "an historic moment from which there can be no turning back", Theresa May has said, and leaving Europe will be challenging, but supply chains need to look for new trade opportunities

The Weakness of an Omnichannel Strategy

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

By Steve Wilson Digital Supply Chain Analyst, Tompkins International Omnichannel is now the cost of entry, although it cannot be the core of your strategy to survive and grow in today’s eCommerce environment. This is a defensive strategy. In this digital age you face more competition chipping away at your revenue and profitability. You must. The post The Weakness of an Omnichannel Strategy appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog Amazon Omnichannel Retail Strategy Supply Chain Walmart

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.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Strategy Doesn’t Deliver


Executive Summary. The past decade has seen a popular strategy among mid-sized to large logistics service providers. Many providers pursued a common strategy of expanding logistics capabilities across the supply chain spectrum. Providing end-to-end supply chain services was seen as the next frontier for growth. Corporate strategists chose this approach based on the idea of selling integrated solutions.

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.

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.

Advance to the Next Generation of Warehouse Technologies at ProMat

Supply Chain Nation

Rapid advancements in supply chain technology are introducing new innovation and potential disruption across industries. As leading innovators are experimenting, most other companies are keeping a close eye on development and are monitoring impacts and opportunities.

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.

What-if Wednesday: Multiplicative Forecast Simulation Using Alpha


In this week’s What-if Wednesday post , Arkieva Supply Chain Optimization Consultant – Abhishek Shah – shares the results of a what-if demand forecast simulation using the Winters multiplicative alpha parameter. The Holt-Winters Multiplicative Method.

E2open and Steelwedge Join Forces: Analyst Reaction to our Vision for Collaborative S&OP


E2open and Steelwedge Join Forces: Analyst Reaction to our Vision for Collaborative S&OP. alyssa. Thursday 30 March 2017. E2open. It has been a little over a month since E2open acquired Steelwedge and the media and analyst receptions to the announcement have been extremely strong. It’s great to see so much positive coverage and it’s exciting that these leading industry experts are also seeing the potential that this merger has on the supply chain market. .

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Should My Organization Have a Demand Planning Group?

Supply Chain Nation

As supply chains get more complex in response to omni-channel pressures, most companies are realizing the ever-increasing importance of having one quality view of demand across functions. The demand plan drives the supply chain in many companies, so your demand planning organization not only needs to be expert at using the latest forecasting tools, they’ll need to be able to collaborate with many parts of your company to bring key business intelligence insights needed into the demand plan.

Amazon Wants to Create New Supply Chain –Ask Food Giants to Bypass Wal-Mart

Material Handling & Logistics

Bloomberg. Amazon strongly believes that supply chains designed to serve the direct-to-consumer business have the power to bring improved customer experiences and global efficiency. To achieve this requires a major shift in thinking.". read more.

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Feb. 27, 2017 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Brian Govern of General Mills and Eric Kertz of Limited Brands Take Home the Prize with Great Captions

The Smart Supply Chain: Bridging the Gap between Connectivity and Value

Value Unchained

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of our favorite topics here at ModusLink, and we’ve worked to stay ahead of the pulse to help our innovative customers take full advantage of the opportunities it brings to the supply chain.

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Streamline Your Supply Chain with a Network Analysis


4 Signs It’s Time for a Network Analysis.Transportfolio. Supply chains are innately complex. The dynamic global marketplace, ever-changing landscape of the transportation industry, and shifting business goals provide the right environment for complexity to thrive.

5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine


Supply chain management traditionally focuses on coordinating the flow of goods and services from suppliers to manufacturers, to wholesalers to retailers, and retailers to consumers. However, the 21 st century supply chain comes with a few added layers of complexity.

WMS in the Cloud with IDC and Inspirage

Oracle SCM

There are webinars, and then there are webinars! A couple of weeks ago, Oracle partner, Inspirage hosted a high-interest webinar that covered one topic–Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Solution.

New Food Safety Rules: You'll Feel the Pain Next Week

DAT Solutions

New rules regarding the safe transportation of food will go into effect April 6 for large carriers, brokers and shippers. What makes these rules different is that brokers are defined as shippers and they become equally responsible for ensuring the safety of food during transportation.

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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.