Sat.Dec 15, 2018 - Fri.Dec 21, 2018

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Nick Lynch is the Global Excellence Manager at Shell Lubricants, a division of Shell Global. Located in the United Kingdom (UK), he has more than twelve years of experience in progressive roles driving demand-drive projects for their global supply chain.

The Three “Habits” for Successful IoT Implementations

ToolsGroup

Editor’s note: Due to the upcoming holidays, this will be our last blog for 2018. The next posting will be on January 8 th , 2019.

Why Supply Chain Visibility Will Be Key in 2019

AFFLINK

Effectively managing your company's supply chain can lead to increased revenue and less expense on preventable problems. However, it's difficult to control a supply chain that you can't fully visualize.

What Exactly Is Omnichannel 2.0 and How Is It Different?

Cerasis

Omnichannel is a term frequently used in today’s modern supply chain management. Omnichannel capability is associated with getting product to the customer in any possible fashion, that is convenient for the customer.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Exploring new and evolving solutions in manufacturing

Quintiq

Manufacturing has always been a complicated affair. Today’s hyper-connected, fast-evolving markets only add to that complexity. Companies are constantly facing pressure to keep up with digitalization, growing competition and customer demands.

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Digital Procurement – Pack your bag, you are going on a journey

ivalua

The Hackett Group and Ivalua have been working together for some months to assess the status of Digital Procurement transformation and lessons learned from early adopters.

How An ERP System Can Increase Your Supply Chain Productivity

Cerasis

Maintaining an efficient and productive supply chain is the backbone of any successful business, and ensuring that your supply chain is well-managed and cost-effective is of vital importance. Surprisingly though, many businesses aren’t operating the chain as smoothly as they could.

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How One Pharmaceutical Company Optimizes Labeling in SAP

Loftware

Barcode labeling has become an essential component in today’s supply chain, especially in the pharmaceutical industry. Having the ability to track and manage goods while ensuring the supply chain operates without disruption is imperative.

Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

Talking Logistics

As 2018 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics.

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Dyson selects Kinaxis to manage global supply chain

Kinaxis

by Jay Muelhoefer One of the most exciting consumer products companies in the world, Dyson Inc., has selected Kinaxis to enhance its supply chain agility to achieve a greater competitive advantage.

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[PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jason Rosing, co-founder of Veridian the leading professional services provider of supply chain solutions & services. Veridian helps clients deploy Manhattan Associates, HighJump Software, and JDA Software’s latest supply chain suite to talk about the current state of warehouse management systems.

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Ideal Enterprise Labeling Systems Include Support and Service

Loftware

A digitized supply chain demands advanced labeling software. Labeling Labeling Trends Supply Chain

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Defining Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Construction Is Lagging In Digitization LET’S GET UNSTUCK ,” a research e-book produced by Adelante SCM and published by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor). What is so new about digital transformation? Haven’t we been using the internet, Web, email, and other digital tools for decades in our business? Wasn’t that what “e-business” was all about in the late 90s?

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Ecosystems vs. Supply Chains

SCM Research

There has recently been surge of interest in ecosystems as a distinct solution to the problem of inter?firm firm coordination. Ecosystems play a particular role in sectors such as IT, telecommunications, video games, among others. In their recent SMJ article, Jacobides et al.

Embracing the IOT

APICS

We keep hearing about the potential of the Internet of Things (IOT), but how will it help supply chain professionals specifically? Last week, Industrial Distribution ran “Improving Process Flows in the Delivery System through the Internet of Things,” which outlines the practical applications of IOT

What Logistics Managers Can Learn from Santa’s Automated Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Taking a page from Santa’s playbook, logistics managers are delivering in the cloud and around the world to meet the holiday demands. Remember as a kid, the excitement of waking up Christmas morning, dashing to the tree and finding a mound of presents that magically arrived while you slept?

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Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

Blockchain technology is a major disruptor in the supply chain. It stands to change the game as we know it by giving companies a better way to ensure traceability throughout vast supply chain networks. In order to properly disrupt the supply chain of today, you need to know everything there is to know about it. At ShipChain, we make it a priority to stay up to date on all of the latest and greatest in supply chain innovation.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

The 13th Annual Health Care Supply Chain Summit, 28 – 29 January 2019, New Orleans

ivalua

Join us at The 13th Annual Health Care Supply Chain Summit 2019. Ivalua is working with many Healthcare organisations such as Select Medical and Maxim Healtcare. We look forward to meeeting you at the event where we will be represented by Ty Levine, our Marketing Director for North America. Here’s a short video of our CEO & Founder, David Khuat-Duy, talking about what makes Ivalua special! Ivalua_David Khuat-Duy.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Award

The Network Effect

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has announced the recipients. The post Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Award appeared first on The Network Effect. Leadership and Strategy Multiparty Network Supply Chain Management Sustainability The Network Effect awards supply chain sustainability

The 2018 FL100+

BluJay Solutions

Trends 2019: Business Technology

Enterra Insights

Technology is an ambiguous word referring to a wide range of marvelous (and sometimes scary) man-made gadgets. Deciding what technological trends are important depends on the activities in which you or your organization are involved. Regardless of your area of interest, technology of some sort is going to impact it in the years ahead. Prolific inventor Dean Kamen once stated, “Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.”

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

2019 planning workshops: building customer trust through transparency

Provenance

Set your transparency strategy and start your new year off right with a workshop hosted by Provenance.

Philip Morris International and E2open Announce Strategic Partnership to Create the Digital Supply Chain for a Smoke-free Future

E2open

AUSTIN, Texas, December 17, 2018 – E2open, the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today jointly announced with Phillip MorrisInternational (PMI) that the companies will partner to create a digital supply chain for the smoke-free future.

A Leading Restaurant Chain Partnered with Chainalytics to Navigate Challenges Impacting the QSR Industry

CHAINalytics

The world’s most successful companies know that work is never really done. Learn how Chainalytics helped one of the most popular quick service restaurant chains refine its well-established supply chain distribution network to meet future demand and plan for growth.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Retail

Enterra Insights

Retail transactions are some of the oldest human activities. To spur trade and create wealth, explorers have plied the world’s oceans and have traversed the globe’s landmasses. The next arena of exploration for the retail sector is artificial intelligence (AI).

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.