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Supply Chain Planning for Direct-To-Consumer

ToolsGroup

Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) presents special supply chain planning challenges for both smaller microbrands (e.g., eyeglass brand Warby Parker or mattress seller Casper) and much larger consumer goods incumbents, but the planning challenges are different depending on which type of company you are.

What’s shaping the steel industry today?

Quintiq

In recent years, the steel industry has seen creative solutions to long-standing challenges, emerging technologies, and niche market explorations – all of which are changing this traditionally conservative industry.

From “Rules of Thumb” to Non-Linear Algorithmic Optimization

Logility

Back in the mid 1990’s when I first entered the Supply Chain field as a freshly minted MBA from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, I was full of “state of the art” knowledge from visionary teachers like Don Bowersox, David Closs, Steven Melnyk and others.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

When we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot. But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chain

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Stay Current With Your Labeling Software

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When an organization grows, they have many obstacles to overcome. They may have new facilities, new regions, new stakeholders, along with increasing customer and regulatory demands.

Why Returning to Stores Is the Ultimate E-Commerce & Omnichannel Customer Experience Play

Cerasis

E-commerce is on track to break records for sales around the globe in the 2018 holiday shopping season. Following the 2017 holiday shopping season, retailers grew significantly, and today, e-commerce makes up 17 percent of all retail sales in the U.S.

Prepare to Master Supply Chain Challenges in 2019!

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Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation

Talking Logistics

As consumers continue to purchase goods at greater frequency and trade regulations become more complex, supply chain professionals are striving to establish end-to-end control of their business operations. The modern-day supply chain begs for visibility throughout the entire chain, from point of order, to packaging, shipping, and delivery.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

How to Avoid Added Costs Due to Inefficient Labeling

Loftware

Some manufacturing process costs are simply unavoidable and can't be reduced any further. Beyond these bedrock expenses associated with producing finished goods, everything is on the table for expense-saving.

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Visibility for All: Getting Control of the Modern Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Raise your hand if you’re a control freak! In supply chain, leaders and innovators are, and it shows (favorably) in their performance.

Nucleus Research positions Kinaxis in Leaders’ quadrant of Control Tower Technology Value Matrix for 2018

Kinaxis

by Mike McAllister Kinaxis recognized for ability to connect planning with execution.

Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Steve Cox, VP of Business Development at Command Alkon , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How is the construction materials supply chain the same as other supply chains, and more importantly, how is it different?

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Year in Review: The Trends That Defined Supply Chain in 2018

Elementum

A trade war that put businesses and consumers on edge. An entire industry confronting generational shifts and talent loss. The synergization of online and offline sales channels.

Here’s the new delivery paradigms shaping the future of supply chain

BluJay Solutions

With the rise of the digital consumer and the “now economy,” the focus has shifted from forecasting product consumption to anticipating customer needs and catering to personal preferences. Read the full article in Australian Food News.

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The perfect gift this holiday season? How about The Ultimate S&OP toolkit?

Kinaxis

by Teresa Chiykowski The biggest toy sellers (Target, Walmart, JCPenney and Amazon) have announced their picks for the hottest toys of the year. Coming in at number 1 are Pomsies – animatronic, interactive pets that kids can take anywhere.

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The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

What a difference a year makes. Last November, executives from all segments of the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) ecosystem got together at the inaugural Leadership Roundtable meeting organized by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to discuss a couple of simple questions: Are there opportunities to elevate the performance of the HBM industry? Is there interest in collaborating together to pursue these opportunities?

Get more “aha” moments in 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.

Operating a Global Health Supply Chain in Low-Resource Settings

APICS

In addressing the challenges of operating a global health supply chain in low-resource settings, there’s plenty to learn from established commercial supply chains

Top 8 software every FMCG company should invest in

Abivin

FMCG is a versatile and rapidly changing industry. Therefore, FMCG businesses are usually the pioneer in using innovative methods and facilities to improve their work processes.

Extending Supply Chain Capabilities

BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions extends supply chain capabilities for customers with latest release of Global Trade Network platform. The software release expands capabilities for multi-modal transport, multi-country compliance, and supply chain workflow, mobility, visibility and reporting.

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an “Easy Button”

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about digital transformation, including why it’s important and what the benefits can be. It would be nice if you could just press an “easy button” to be digitally transformed and have all of the supply chain visibility you need, but the reality is that there are many factors that go into making digital transformation a reality. It goes well beyond just digitizing data and displaying it on a dashboard. What are those critical first steps and success factors?

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Nucleus Research: Control Tower Technology Value Matrix 2018

E2open

Get your complimentary copy of the Control Tower Technology Value Matrix 2018. Control towers are an important way for enterprises to gain end-to-end visibility over their supply chains.

Harnessing Supply Chain Data to Drive Higher Revenue and Increased Profitability

CHAINalytics

A savvy sports analyst possesses the wonderful ability to finesse and frame the data generated during a season into statistics that highlight a player’s and a team’s most nuanced behavior, leading to new understandings of how to win.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

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We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

BluJay Named in ‘Challengers’ Section of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

BluJay Solutions

BluJay has been named in the Challengers quadrant of Gartner’s 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks.” The evaluation is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Read the full article in Logistics Business.

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.