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

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.

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.

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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.

Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat & his Supply Chain hat

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I recently peeped outside of the FMCG and Pharmaceutical world and took a look at the amount of empty beds in the National Health Service in UK and how a little alternative thinking plus basic demand and supply planning expertise could improve bed utilisation.

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!

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.

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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.

Going from Big Data to Big Decisions

Talking Logistics

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

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?

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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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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).

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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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

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

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

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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Live Webinar: Food Labeling 2.0 and Improving Farm-to-Fork Visibility

Loftware

Up and down the food supply chain, there’s an industry push to improve the visibility, traceability and overall content of the food and beverages we consume. From global initiatives to pinpoint exactly where food is grown to innovations that give consumers access to a plethora of attributes right from the product label, today’s F&B brands must keep up. Food and Beverage GS1

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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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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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.

C3's Top 4 Must-Reads on The Internet of Things

C3 Solutions

Welcome to C3 Solutions' Top Must-Reads series - Volume 1. Throughout the years, our reader ship have clearly voiced their interest for educative and informative content on multiple supply chain topics.

Poetic IoT: Justice for your Supply Chain

ModusLink Corporation

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a hot topic for us here at ModusLink for awhile, as connectivity holds so much potential in the global supply chain industry. In a recent blog post, we noted that Gartner predicts 2016 will see 5.5 million new IoT devices every day, with a total of 6.4

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 […].

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!