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KPIs That Purchasing Executives Need

Silvon Software

Companies that focus on strategic sourcing can generate substantial economic value not just by eliminating waste, reducing costs and improving administrative efficiency, but also by building stronger supplier relationships that can make them more competitive, profitable and nimble. There are many valuable metrics that can help you better assess your company’s performance at the sourcing / procurement level.

How can innovative Manufacturers utilize Route Optimization Software?

Abivin

Introduction Firms with small or large fleets may incorporate Route Optimization Software into their system of fleet management to enhance route efficiency and increase profits. The main aim is to do more work with less resources and in fewer miles.

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Three common weaknesses in supply chain

Supply Chain Trend

In a recent Forbes article , three common supply chain weaknesses are highlighted: Being reactive rather than pro-active. Lack of visibility. Lack of accountability. The behavioural weaknesses – lack of pro-activity and accountability should be no surprise to me or the readers of my blog. As t he S&OP mindset study I conducted with Supply Chain Movement in 2017/2018 show similar results.

What are You Doing to Control Spend?

EC Sourcing Group

Controlling spend is normally a top priority of procurement executives. I routinely ask this question: “What percent of spend flows through your systems?”. Under 50% is a common response. In studies that I have read, the best companies in the world have about 65% of spend under management.

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.

Quick Start Guide to Using Machine Learning for Demand Planning

ToolsGroup

Anyone who has done demand planning knows it is extremely complex, with forecasting challenges and rapidly shifting consumer demand, often exacerbated by seasonality, new product introductions, promotions, and myriad causal factors (e.g. weather, social media).

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Head Scratcher

Supply Chain Shaman

Sweat ran uncomfortably down my back on a hot day in Dallas. On the run attempting to balance back-to-back meetings, client commitments and start a new business, I was late for a dinner appointment. As I hurriedly took my seat, I faced John, now a newly promoted principal at a major consulting group.

Enabling the Autonomous Supply Chain

The Network Effect

It’s difficult for us today to imagine the relentless backbreaking labor and the ever-present threat of disease and death that. The post Enabling the Autonomous Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Talking Logistics

Crowdsourcing apps, same-day delivery, and ecommerce trends continue to impact last mile delivery expectations. With this ever-changing landscape, cost-effective management of the last mile has become a challenge that needs a broader view. Last mile home deliveries were once considered special handling services because they were infrequent and required special considerations to deliver a product to a consumer’s home. But not anymore.

Fast Steps to E-Commerce WMS Success

Cerasis

Demands of consumers are expanding, and the capabilities within an e-commerce WMS will empower supply chains with more data and ways to connect to consumers.

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!

Enterprise Labeling: An Often Overlooked Way to Improve Your Bottom Line

Loftware

Labeling has always been mission critical. After all, without labeling goods don’t move. But the complexity of today’s supply chain environment – multi-node, intricate, global – puts extra pressure on labeling to perform. From component suppliers through finished goods manufacturers, then on through multiple distribution layers until the end customer is finally reached, your supply chain likely covers a lot of ground and crosses many borders.

How Does Supply Chain Management Work?

PLS Logistics

Supply chain management is a set of activities that includes supply, production, and distribution of a company’s goods. This production cycle plays an enormous role in any business.

This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Have you seen the video of the chimpanzee using Instagram? Here it is in case you missed it: Here's a video of a Chimpanzee using Instagram. It's eye-opening. link] pic.twitter.com/d9AjhfPNN1 — Daniel Sinclair (@_DanielSinclair) April 25, 2019.

Never Ending Journey of a Private Label Manufacturer

Logility

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. A few years ago I saw the Off-Broadway musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. This simple but hilarious musical follows couples through stages of their relationship from dating, to marriage, to raising children and into the twilight years.

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.

For Cummins, PINC Yard Management System is a Game Changer

PINC

Bridget McCrea, editor at Logistics Management Magazine, brings to life an very interesting story about how trailer yards have become a vey important part of inventory visibility across the supply chain. To illustrate her story, she writes about Cummins, Inc.

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26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2019)

Talking Logistics

Based on the top Talking Logistics posts and videos this quarter, it’s clear that transportation management remains a hot topic of interest — everything from how to navigate the twists and turns of the market to how to leverage transportation management systems (TMS) and emerging technologies to drive continuous improvement. Even our most popular post, which dealt with excess inventory and yard management, had a transportation bent to it.

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Brexit: Tiers of Uncertainty

Resilinc

Download the full 2018 annual report here. supply chain risk management SCRM Best Practices supply chain risk crisis management action plan business continuity resiliency

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!

5 Reasons That 3PL Companies are Looking for Blockchain Technology Partners

Shipchain

Shippers have traditionally turned to third-party logistics providers (3PL) to augment their logistics strategies. However, recent developments in the supply chain and globalization of the supply chain have triggered a surge of value-added services.

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5 Things to Look for in a Food Warehousing Provider

West Coast and California Logistics

When you entrust your food and confectionery products to a food warehousing provider, you’re relying on that company to be much more than a provider of space. You’re really relying on them to be a partner that will work to protect the integrity of your products through every step of the supply chain.

Three Ways Material Handling Equipment Is Changing with Rise of E-Commerce

Talking Logistics

As online sales become increasingly popular, the growth of e-commerce has impacted every part of the supply chain, and material handling equipment (MHE) and fleet services are no different. With more and more brands looking to develop their e-commerce capabilities, their needs for moving and handling inventory are shifting as well. For companies to meet the rising demand for direct-to-consumer orders, MHE offerings must become more innovative.

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Global Fulfillment: Supply Chain Management for Global Business

ModusLink Corporation

After companies have secured a steady foothold in the domestic market, it’s time to consider the next strategic growth step: which, for many, is expanding the company’s reach globally.

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.

Fulfillment Center vs. Warehouse: How to Know Which Is Right for You

Veridian Solutions

The world of supply chain processes is evolving. The days of handling all needs in a warehouse are both inefficient and fail to meet customers’ basic expectation for omnichannel service.

Seeing the Future with Predictive Analytics

Enterra Insights

Humans yearn for a glimpse of the future. This yearning is why people visit oracles, study the stars, consult shamans, get their palms read, stare into crystal balls, turn over tarot cards, and/or study the writings of seers like Nostradamus. Business leaders are not immune to this compulsion; but, their methods for divining the future are different. For decades, companies have gathered smart people together to perform what-if analysis, identify trends, and produce forecasts.

Beyond the Go-Live: Providing Ongoing Value in Vendor-Customer Relationships

Talking Logistics

Companies invest considerable time and effort putting together request for proposals (RFPs) for software solutions, evaluating different features and functions, and ultimately selecting a solution. But what happens after the initial implementation and go-live is completed? How does the vendor-customer relationship continue to deliver value? That’s the main question I discussed with Stacie Vroman, Business Product Owner at BluJay Solutions , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

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5 Steps for Sustaining Healthy 3PL Relationships!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 4 Steps for Establishing Healthy 3PL Relationships! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Scott Leydin at [link].

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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.