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What’s keeping you from realizing digital supply chain success?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Going digital has become top of mind for most supply chain leaders these days. But finding success through digital transformation is still an elusive venture.

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No chicken, no gravy, no customers – KFC’s planning woes are entirely preventable

AIMMS

KFC, a fast food favorite, made headlines last month for suffering a chicken shortage that brought 900 restaurants in the UK to a halt. Recently, the chain announced it was suffering from a gravy shortage as well. Not ideal for a chicken restaurant. No chicken and no gravy mean no customers.

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What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

Intelligent supply chain management can reduce costs, improve profitability, and enable competitive advantage for your organization. From the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to the use of the internet of Things, explains i-Scoop , intelligent supply chain management is changing the game for traditional warehouses, retailers, consumers, and employees alike.

New Dining In Trend Strains Restaurant and Food Supply Chains

The Network Effect

Ordering in trend has raised the stakes in the food supply chain The dining in trend is hot and expected. The post New Dining In Trend Strains Restaurant and Food Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Plastic Pallets

Cerasis

It can often be tricky selecting the correct plastic pallets for your business. There are so many different factors to take into account which is why Plastic Pallets in the UK have produced this great in-depth guide to plastic pallets. It contains everything you could possibly want or need to know about plastic pallets. The ULTIMATE Guide to Plastic Pallets. The first factor to take into account is which type of pallet you’ll want to use.

Segmenting your spare parts supply chain for 3D printing

ToolsGroup

From warehouse robots (very real) to equipment that you control with your mind (in the labs), new technologies appear so regularly that it can be hard to separate real from science fiction. But in the spare parts business, 3D printing has become “here and now”.

Truck Tracking and Telematics in the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years we’ve seen increased demand for truck tracking and telematics solutions, and this is particularly true in the Heavy Building Materials industry. Why is demand growing for these solutions? What are some of the key capabilities companies are looking for? How are these solutions delivering value? Those are some of the topics I discussed in a recent Talking Logistics episode with Ryan Winter, Global Technical Sales Manager at FiveCubits.

Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration

Logistics Viewpoints

Just how collaborative are your internal departments? If you’re running into issues when one department makes a decision that unintentionally affects one or more aspects of your supply chain, your answer is probably along the lines of “not very.” And it may be holding back your transportation team’s effectiveness due to a lack of supply chain collaboration. In many organizations, transportation is simply the recipient of collaboration that happens in other supply chain functions.

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.

Don’t Wait for Standards Before Moving Closer to Smarter Manufacturing

Cerasis

Smart Manufacturing has been making a lot of noise in the manufacturing industry, mostly due to how automation can greatly improve manufacturing operations through enhanced productivity. Also known as the “ New Industrial Revolution ”, this may indeed drastically shift the entire world of manufacturing. So, what is it?

Teaching Case – Everything Is Connected: A New Era of Sustainability at Li & Fung

SCM Research

The Case Centre has recently announced the winners of their 2018 global awards and competitions. Already last year, the winning case in the Production and Operations Management category was closely related to supply chain management (see my previous post, Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer ). This is also the case for the 2018 category winner, which is titled Everything Is Connected: A New Era of Sustainability at Li & Fung. It was written by Hau L. Lee and Sheila Melvin.

Why Multi-Party Platforms Make Sense for Defense

The Network Effect

Multi-party platforms are gaining popularity in various industries due to their advantages over traditional enterprise systems. David Stephens has a. The post Why Multi-Party Platforms Make Sense for Defense appeared first on The Network Effect. Defense Demand-Driven Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect defense multi party Platform

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The 100 Billion Returns Question

Logility

Now that the holiday season is behind us, retailers can sleep easy, right? Well, no. Seasons are now both shorter and more frequent which means you quickly move on to the next one. However, a large and rapidly growing issue has emerged: the cost of returns.

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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.

Visit DAT at the TIA Conference, April 8-11

DAT Solutions

DAT will be at the 2018 TIA Capital Ideas Conference and Exhibition on April 8-11 in Palm Desert, California. Do you plan to attend? Stop by the DAT booth and check out the educational sessions that feature DAT staff.

Disrupting Logistics: 4 Innovative Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018

Techgistics

Source: The Daily Dot. The global logistics market is predicted to reach US 15.5 trillion in 2023. The world runs on trade and traditionally the industry has been plagued by inefficient processes, middlemen, and archaic technology.

Home Depot Grows Revenues by Investing in Time Definite Deliveries

Logistics Viewpoints

Most companies invest in transportation management solutions to cut costs. Home Depot has proven that investing in this can improve service and grow revenues. This article describes the path they took to put this business case together. The post Home Depot Grows Revenues by Investing in Time Definite Deliveries appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Retail Transportation Management Systems Home Depot logistics supply chain TMS

Attempting to Define the Supply Chain Economy

APICS

Two Harvard Business Review contributors have pointed out that there is not yet a well-accepted definition of what industries fit into the supply chain economy. Along the same lines, there also is not a formal count of the number of jobs supply chain encompasses or a rating of those jobs

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

The Difference Between Visibility and Transparency Within Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

The terms “visibility” and “transparency” are often used interchangeably in the logistics world. Logistics providers market benefits of visibility and transparency, but it has many customers wondering what exactly the difference is between the two terms.

Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

The fast pace of technological change can make it difficult for companies to decide which new ideas they should implement.

2018 EFT Global Logistics Report: Innovation and Technology Are Paving the Way Forward

Supply Chain Nation

There’s no better time to be in the logistics service provider (LSP) industry than right now. This year’s Eye for Transport (EFT) Global Logistics Report shows increased momentum and optimism more than ever.

Gaining a Competitive Edge through Advanced Analytics

Enterra Insights

The World Economic Forum has declared data a resource as valuable as gold. The good news is almost every organization has access to data and, increasingly, has the means to mine that data. Gary Cokins ( @GaryCokins ), founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, asserts, “Analytics is becoming a competitive edge for organizations. Once being a ‘nice-to-have,’ applying analytics is now becoming mission-critical.”[1]

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.

Too Busy to Save Money?  Here are Three Ways Effective Packaging Solutions Will Make it Easy  

CHAINalytics

| Michael Tesch | Packaging Engineering Consultant | Chainalytics | It is not uncommon for a scenario of “being too busy to save money” to occur in most industries, especially when it comes to the utilization of effective packaging solutions.

Tailwind Transportation Software Launches Fully Web-Based Enterprise TMS

Tailwind

Tailwind Enterprise is a flexible, cloud-based Enterprise Transportation Management Software (TMS) for fast-moving logistics companies.

Procurement Strategy Beyond Savings

APICS

Procurement has been a key part of supply chain management for decades. However, the concept is a relatively new trend for law firms — the sector in which I work. Here, we have experienced some resistance to the procurement movement, typically stemming from a lack of understanding

How to Track Your Inventory Stock Out Levels Using These Severity Codes & Alerts

Arkieva

In an ideal world, your products would have on-shelf availability whenever your customer needs them. However, this is often not the case for many businesses. It’s also essential to note that, not all stock outs or out-of-stock(OOS) carry the same severity levels or require the same form of actions. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a simple coding system using descriptive analytics that can help you easily identify different severity levels for your stock out.

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.