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Autonomous or ‘Lights Out’ Supply Chain Planning; what is really required?

Supply Chain Trend

If you operate in the supply chain or the planning world, it is hard to not come across terminology like supply chain planning 4.0, ‘light touch’ planning or ‘lights out’ planning. They all rate high in the hype cycle and for good reasons. A lot of technology progress has been made in recent years, and progress continuous at near exponential speed. Autonomous vehicles are driving around everywhere, so why should we not have the ambition to achieve autonomous supply chain planning?

Why Amazon Prime Day Is More Important than Ever for Small Businesses

Freightos

Over the past 15 years Amazon has paved the way for SMBs to grow , frequently at the expense of other Big Box retailers, like Toys R’ Us, Sears, and A&F, that saw a ten year peak in square footage closings in 2018. With the Amazon marketplace, over one million US SMBs gain on-demand access to a global market.

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3 Lessons Supply Chain Professionals Can Learn From NASA

Supply Chain 24/7

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing, and as we reflect on this exceptional feat, there are clearly significant aspects such as resilience, agile strategy, and innovation that apply to today's supply chain professionals.

Using Technology to Improve Inventory Management

Cerasis

Using technology in the warehouse is one of the most effective ways to improve inventory management and reduce returns. Since returns represent a significant cost to companies, it is imperative for retailers to take steps to improve inventory management and manage returns.

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.

Sales & Operations Planning Is Changing At An Accelerated Pace

AIMMS

We are flattered to be recognized by Gartner in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation , especially considerin g that we only launched our configurable S&OP application two years ago.

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Transportation Trends: The Rise of Digital Freight Matching

PINC

As shippers continue to face challenges like the truck driver shortage, capacity crunches, and rising freight costs, digital freight matching helps to fill the gap between the nation’s independent carriers and the companies that rely on them.

TMS Data: What Should a Transportation Management System Track?

Cerasis

Implementing a TMS opens the door to new insights and advanced reporting capabilities. The right application and aggregation of TMS data empower shippers with the information necessary to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility, understand freight costs, and plan for changes in demand.

How to Mitigate the Impact of Product Recalls in Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Product recalls are a regular occurrence, making the headlines on a monthly, even weekly basis. They affect not only the consumers of potentially harmful products, but also manufacturers, retailers, transportation providers, and others throughout the supply chain.

Oil and Gas Safety: 3 Practices for Safe Transportation

PLS Logistics

The oil and gas industry essentially involves exploring, utilizing and transporting hazardous materials. Therefore, oil and gas safety compliance and risk management are crucial in such a complex sector.

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!

Supply Chain Network Design: 9 Crucial Factors to Consider

River Logic

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10 Steps to Integrate a Transportation Management System to Other Supply Chain Systems

Cerasis

After selection and reviewing the expectations during integration, the process of actual integration begins.

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Editor’s Pick: 6 Warehouse Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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. This post from PINC’s blog highlights six warehouse metrics that all companies should be tracking, monitoring, and acting upon. In this.

Prepare Your Supply Chain to Overcome Capacity Challenges

Logistics Viewpoints

Increased demand and customer expectations continue to put pressure on shippers to deliver on-time-and-in-full without comprising their bottom line. This was especially difficult in 2018 as capacity constraints caused freight rates to skyrocket. While conditions have certainly improved over the last year, no one knows when the market will shift again.

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.

The Worst Supply Chain in the World?

SCM Research

Is Cargill the worst company in the world?

[PODCAST] The Value of TMS Integration to Other Supply Chain Systems

Cerasis

Listen to “The Value of TMS Integration to Other Supply Chain Systems” on Spreaker. TMS Resources to Download How to Implement & Integrate a TMS to Drive Adoption for a Larger ROI Download White Paper TMS Evaluation: How to Evaluate, Select & Build the Case for A TMS Download White Paper Shipper of Choice & read More. The post [PODCAST] The Value of TMS Integration to Other Supply Chain Systems appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019)

Talking Logistics

We’re getting ready for a heat wave here in Boston. Temperatures are supposed to reach 100F tomorrow and Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued an “Excessive Heat Warning” for the area, advising residents to take extra precautions if you spend time outside. What do you do in this heat? Go to the beach or. The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Blockchain: Can Food & Grocery Benefit from this Technology?

C3 Solutions

Blockchain can help resolve these problems. It can add transparency, increase efficiency and improve food safety. Together, those three benefits will also help to reduce the tragic waste of food around the globe. Blockchain for the win.

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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!

Sprint: Driving Savings and Revenue Growth with Supply Chain Transformation

ivalua

The post Sprint: Driving Savings and Revenue Growth with Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on Ivalua

Artificial Intelligence and Omnichannel Operations

Enterra Insights

Many analysts believe the future of retail rests on the shoulders of omnichannel operations powered by artificial intelligence (AI). James D’Arezzo, CEO of Condusiv Technologies, writes, “Any retailer that wants to be competitive knows it must offer a seamless omnichannel experience to its customers.”[1]

Defining the Role of the Corporate Inventory Manager

TradeGecko

The inventory manager is a vital role within a retail operation, eCommerce or wholesale business. They oversee and provide accurate data on available products to make informed decisions on supply chain management and sales. Quite the responsibility! inventory management plan

‘Bee Positive’: Building a spirits brand on a mission to save the bees

Provenance

An industry that lacks integrity. Made using nothing but apples, water and time.” . So says the bottle of Avallen spirits, but in an industry that completely lacks transparency and is not required to disclose nutrition or ingredient information – how do you know what’s actually inside?

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.

The Path to Greatness: Driving a Successful Transformation Across Global Procurement and Supply Chain with Chassis Brakes International

ivalua

The post The Path to Greatness: Driving a Successful Transformation Across Global Procurement and Supply Chain with Chassis Brakes International appeared first on Ivalua

This Week in Logistics News (July 13 – 19)

Logistics Viewpoints

Sometimes things go as planned and sometimes they don’t. However, even when they don’t go as planned, this create a huge business opportunity. In an effort to promote sustainability, many towns and cities, mine included, have begun to crack down on plastic bags in stores. And when I say crack down, I mean they banned them. Other stores, such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s offer incentives to customers that bring reusable bags. Then there […].

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Cloud Platforms Matter: 12 Reasons Why the Salesforce Platform is Great for ERP

Rootstock

Business leaders already know about Salesforce CRM, the world’s number one CRM platform. But what can the Salesforce Platform do for manufacturers, distributors, and supply chains using ERP? And why is the #1 Platform as a Service (PaaS) ideal for ERP?

Strategic Supplier Relationship Management – Do’s and Don’ts

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supplier Relationships – Don’t go over to the Dark Side! Shortly after I joined the Commodity/Category Management Procurement organization I was invited to attend the annual Strategic Supplier Awards event.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.