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The year of the supply chain: 9 retail & logistics predictions


Happy New Year (and decade)! 2020 is going to be a big year for the supply chain

Building Blocks For The Ultimate Digital Supply Chain

Gravity Supply Chain

Build the ultimate digital supply chain and achieve business excellence using Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs theory. The post Building Blocks For The Ultimate Digital Supply Chain appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Growth & Competitiveness Automation & Digitization

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Can AI Improve Your Inventory Management?


In our increasingly digital world, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming part and parcel of our lives –and it is becoming particularly useful to business owners and inventory managers.

The Supply Chain Professional of the Future Will Need These 4 Skills


The supply chain professional of the future will need the types of skills you won't find online or in a textbook. The Internet is awash with content designed to help business professionals succeed now and help the next generation 1 succeed someday. Google searches will yield a bonanza of advice served up as scholarly articles, celebrity secrets and everything in between. Look beneath the differences in tone and style and you will quickly discover that there’s considerable overlap.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Where Does IP Responsibility Fall Within the Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

Earlier this year, the University of California sued Amazon, Walmart, Target and other major retailers for alleged infringement of four university patents related to “filament” LED light bulbs

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Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability


You can’t scan the headlines without coming across an article or advertisement about sustainability, but there is precious little information about how supply chain planning software supports green initiatives.

Supply Chain’s Response to a Rapidly Changing Global Trade Market


There’s no doubt the global trade environment is changing quickly and in ways that are not always easy to anticipate. Just think back to two years ago. The trade war with China was just beginning, virtually nothing was known about how Brexit would unfold, and the U.S. was still signed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The … The post Supply Chain’s Response to a Rapidly Changing Global Trade Market appeared first on Chainalytics.

Inventory Challenges Management 1: Supply Chain Complexity


Common Challenges of Inventory Management. We all know that marketplaces are constantly changing. For starters, the international trading landscape is more uncertain than ever. In addition, eCommerce is driving increased competition from traders across the globe, both large and small.

Optimizing vs. Maximizing: Obtaining a Bird's-Eye View Requires Digital Transformation

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Top 10 supply chain trends for 2020


January 1st not only the start of a new year, but a new decade.

The Last Mile Really Does Begin with the First Pick From Your Warehouse


The last mile is a well-known and integral step in supply chain operations. Failures within the last mile often usurp all previous steps in the supply chain That said, the same value placed on the last mile should equal the first mile, and as a result, the first touchpoint.

Latest Advances and Applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology

DELMIA Quintiq

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the name that the IT folks have given to the now billions of physical devices throughout the world that are connected to the internet. These devices not only collect data, but they share it as well.

Top 5 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2020


With more consumers than ever doing their everyday shopping online instead of at brick-and-mortar retail stores, a phenomenon known as the ‘Amazon Effect’ has emerged.

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

2020 Supply Chain Technology Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can we safely ignore them for a few more years?

How Restaurant Companies Can Achieve Network Effect in 2020

The Network Effect

The post How Restaurant Companies Can Achieve Network Effect in 2020 appeared first on The Network Effect. Foodservice Network Business Restaurants Supply Chain Management Visibility chain-of-custody food safety traceability

Around the curve: 2020 automotive industry predictions


by Manda Schweitzer-Miller With the pace of change in the automotive industry as of late, making any predictions seems a bold move. It’s hard to imagine what the next twelve months and beyond hold for an industry facing seemingly non-stop innovation.

Status of On-Demand Trucking


The U.S. transportation market is quickly ramping up technology-enhanced options to move products, goods and people in an effort to keep up with demand. Consumers are accustomed to free two-day shipping and detailed tracking information to follow their package every step of the way.

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.

Top 10 2020 Manufacturing Trends


Bottom Line: 2020 manufacturing trends are driven by manufacturers’ strong confidence in their ability to deliver high-quality products that earn repeat orders while delivering excellent customer experiences.

Sustainability: Part 2 – The Role of Global Supply Chain Managers

The Network Effect

The post Sustainability: Part 2 – The Role of Global Supply Chain Managers appeared first on The Network Effect. Multiparty Network Network Business Supply Chain Management

Following a Path to Success

Supply Chain Nation

Ana Castro always dreamed of moving to a big city to pursue her career goals. A Technical Analyst at JDA in Monterrey, Mexico, she and her husband moved just one month after they married to invest in their career development.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Technology

Enterra Insights

The late futurist and science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, once wrote, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ” Imagine what pioneers crossing America’s plains on foot, horseback, and/or wagon would think about today’s automobiles and aircraft. Magic. Other “magical” technologies would be mobile phones, satellites, and the Internet.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Who Eats the Cost When Your Delivery Contains a Damaged Product?


We’ve all been there. The package you’ve been patiently waiting for (probably no more than two days with how we’ve become accustomed to fast, free shipping) finally arrives, and the contents are damaged. Luckily for you, today’s companies are all about top-notch customer service.

The Cannabis Supply Chain and Logistics Map!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Challenges in the Cannabis Supply Chain! Article written by, and permission to publish here provided by, Alan Wood at [link]. Do you find yourself thinking about starting a business in the marijuana industry?

4 Questions with IKEA Food’s Digital Transformation Leader, Lars Gunnarsson

Supply Chain Nation

NRF 2020 is right around the corner, and we are thrilled to highlight our customer IKEA Food in their digital transformation journey in our booth, 4237.

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Trends and Predictions 2020: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Greeting the new year is like walking into a dimly lit room from the bright sunlight. We need time to adjust to our new surroundings even if those surroundings are familiar. The mixture of anticipation and anxiety with which the new year is greeted is invigorating because most people appreciate new beginnings. The new year is also the season of prognostication; with brave souls venturing guesses about what will take place during the following twelve months.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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