Sat.Jul 02, 2016 - Fri.Jul 08, 2016

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

I was on my way to Peru. I scooted into an aisle seat and sat beside a stranger. He begrudgingly let me slide my bag under the center seat. I put in my earphones and zoned out letting the plane take off. It was a hot day, and I was not in the mood to talk. He introduced himself as Steve.

Four Tips on Pitching Supply Chain Initiatives to the C-Suite

ToolsGroup

If you have to sell your ideas about how to strengthen the supply chain to executives that control the purse, here are four tips from experts on pitching supply chain initiatives to the C-Suite.

The Top 5 Supply Chain Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our last post covered the Top 5 Manufacturing blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 supply chain blogs from 2016 so far. I encourage you to scroll through the main four categories blogs or the Cerasis blog in general so you can catch some great content. We try and post one blog post per day in these categories, but we also have sub categories as well.

Replenishment: Real Time Advantage

The Network Effect

In today’s environment of demanding and fickle consumers, the importance of meeting customer demand and minimizing out-of-stocks is crucial. How do you do that? There are a number of considerations, in this article I’ll cover one of the major ways, lead time reduction.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

How Brexit Affects Cloud-based EDI Solutions Vendors

Descartes

The Brexit, an abbreviation for British Exit, refers to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. A referendum – a vote in which citizens take part – was held on June 23, 2016 to decide whether UK should leave the European Union.

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The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our last post covered the Top 5 Logistics blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2016 so far. I encourage you to scroll through the main four categories blogs or the Cerasis blog in general so you can catch some great content. We try and post one blog post per day in these categories, but we also have sub-categories as well.

Going from Big Data to Big Decisions

Talking Logistics

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”.

Why this is a great time to be a supply chain professional

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha. Long time bud! Hope all is well” … It was great to hear Tim’s voice after all these years. Tim started his career in supply chain management along with me. After about a decade, he took a different path and branched off from SCM.

The Fascinating Future of SCM

SCM Research

Who would have said ten years ago that SCM is an exciting discipline? Not many! But isn’t it exciting what is currently going on? We can observe a number of disruptive innovations that are about to shift the way business is done.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our first post covered the Top 5 Freight Management blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 logistics blogs from 2016 so far. I encourage you to scroll through the main four categories blogs or the Cerasis blog in general so you can catch some great content. We try and post one blog post per day in these categories, but we also have sub categories as well.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, with robots and weak freight demand dominating the headlines. Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Fall to Lowest Since 2010 (WSJ – sub. req’d). Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters).

How Agile is Your Supply Chain?

River Logic

Supply chain agility is an increasingly important concept for businesses that wish to maintain or develop a competitive advantage, but many managers do not actually understand what agility means in regards to their supply chain.

The Fascinating Future of SCM

SCM Research

Who would have said ten years ago that SCM is an exciting discipline? Not many! But isn’t it exciting what is currently going on? We can observe a number of disruptive innovations that are about to shift the way business is done.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Today, we wrap up our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our last post covered the Top 5 Supply Chain blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. I encourage you to scroll through the main four categories blogs or the Cerasis blog in general so you can catch some great content.

Hostess Brands Turnaround Driven by a Supply Chain Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

as a supply chain guy, I just love hearing about a business turn around that was largely driven by a more effective supply chain. That, as Tuesday's financial news proves, was clearly the case with Hostess Brands. Food & Beverage Industry Logistics Outsourcing Replenishment Transportation Hostess Brands lean logistics supply chain transformation

A Risk-free Strategy to Assess, Manage and Profit from Change

River Logic

I remember receiving some important advice when I was stuck doing the same thing over and over again — I was young and had only a few years of job experience. The gist of the advice was this: “unless you take risks, you’ll never know what you can accomplish.”

Brexit: What’s the Impact on U.S. Supply Chains?

The Network Effect

Among the issues surfacing related to the impacts of the British vote to exit the European Union are questions regarding changes in supply chains, particularly by those owned by U.S. companies. Although the majority of immediate concerns has been driven by questions related to financial markets, as well as, of course, the political chaos occurring […]. The post Brexit: What’s the Impact on U.S. Supply Chains? appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Three Years Later Big Brands Recognize Need for Sustainable Supply Chains

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater In 2013, global aid organization Oxfam launched the Behind the Brands campaign, aimed at driving awareness about the sustainability practices of some of the world’s largest and most well-known consumer companies.

How Will Brexit Affect Global Supply Chains?

Logistics Viewpoints

Brexit will have a minimal impact on global supply chains. The U.S. presidential election could have a much bigger impact. And changes in EU tax enforcement, the most of all. Global Trade Logistics Trends Procurement/Sourcing Supply Chain Network Design Brexit supply chain networks tax reform U.S. presidential election

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North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

Supply Chain Link

As speed and demand to market continue to play a role in distribution decisions, many shippers are evaluating which distribution locations would be ideal. Each distribution hub in North America is unique in more than their location, but also the logistics opportunities that lie in each area.

Complex Recalls Prompt Traceability System Updates in Automotive

Loftware

(VDC Research guest blog post for Loftware ). Globally distributed automotive supply chains now make it imperative for automakers to have the ability to trace any part all the way from the component/part supplier through to the end consumer. Track and Traceability

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

How do you streamline planning for tomorrow’s supply chain?

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld What does your planning organization look like? Is it a series of silos? Individual fiefdoms throwing requirements back and forth over the wall? What are they spending their time doing? Are they drudging through the tedious work of placing orders with suppliers?

Logistics Trends Part 1

BluJay Solutions

Introduction. In many respects the international freight forwarding sector has changed very little over the past few decades. A freight forwarder’s role is to facilitate the movement of goods around the world, acting on behalf of importers and exporters. In addition to dealing with Customs organizations, preparing documentation and finding the best, cheapest or quickest routes, a forwarder also buys and sells space on board ships or airplanes.

Industry 4.0 is More than Hype

Enterra Insights

Industry 4.0 (or or the Fourth Industrial Revolution) was the central focus the World Economic Forum earlier this year. As usual, … Continued. The post Industry 4.0 is More than Hype appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Enhancements in SAP Production Planning and Scheduling and Future Integration with ERP

Logistics Viewpoints

At the SAP Insider SCM CRM 2016 event in Vienna this month, Ulrich Mast presented the current status and the planned future for Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PPDS), including SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer PPDS (SAP APO PPDS) within the SAP Supply Chain Management suite (SCM) and S/4HANA. Smaller lot sizes, increasing variability and shorter product life cycles tend to make planning and scheduling more complex, resulting in increased order lead times, stock […].

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.