Sat.Jun 18, 2016 - Fri.Jun 24, 2016

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. The silos compete. They lack alignment. This lack of alignment is an impediment to improving balance sheet results. I am a product of traditional, silo-based thinking. My first job was in manufacturing in the 1980’s.

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Five Steps to Navigating Supply Chain Analytics Data Challenges

Talking Logistics

Having been in the game of supply chain analytics for so long, we’ve noticed that data is the single biggest challenge our customers and consultants encounter.

When SMBs Hit the Inventory Planning Complexity Wall

ToolsGroup

Inventory planning is especially important to small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs). Nobody wants to tie up more working capital than necessary in inventory, but SMBs typically have leaner resources, and a higher cost of capital means it’s more expensive to fund excess stock.

Gainsharing In Logistics: Is it Good or Bad for the Industry?

Cerasis

Gainsharing has been a topic of both criticism and acclaim throughout the business world, and the same is true for gainsharing in logistics. Initially, gainsharing seems like an amazing means of growing your business, but it can prove to be exceedingly difficult to manage and even more difficult to profit from. Gainsharing comes with its share of benefits too, and more logistics services providers are starting to use a newer pricing model, Vested Outsourcing, in place of rigid gainsharing models.

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.

Need Robust and Flexible Supply Chain Analytics? Build your own Apps

AIMMS

My takeaways from Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016. Apps have come to define the way we work and live in many ways. We have cars with A pps , watches running A pps , TVs that operate with A pps …as the phrase goes “There’s an App for That.”

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Shipping is still lost at sea when it comes to big data

Quintiq

The world of container shipping is going through a prolonged period of instability due to oversupply of new ships entering service. There is also a fall in demand for the transportation of goods between major economies.

The internet of (supply chain) things

Kinaxis

Automate Business Processes: Is It Really so Useful?

Descartes

To automate business processes means to accomplish a specific function or workflow through technology-enabled mechanization of activities or services. These business processes include and are not limited to sales, management, supply chain, operations and information technology.

What’s the Big Deal About Cycle Counting?

Talking Logistics

Whether we like it or not, every company on the planet with any significant supply chain operation has an inventory reconciliation problem. It doesn’t matter if you are a retailer, manufacturer or logistics service provider, or if you have the latest and greatest warehouse management system. The fact is, if humans have to physically touch or scan inventory in the put away, inventory check or pick process, then errors will occur. The only debate will be the size and scale of the problem.

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.

What Supply Chain Efficiency Will Mean in 2020

PLS Logistics

Supply chain efficiency is top of mind for companies in all sectors – efficiency means reduced costs and increased output.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. We’re always trying to stay on top of Supply Chain developments at Argentus.

Will Blockchain Technology Revolutionize Supply Chain Applications?

Logistics Viewpoints

Building unbreachable supply chain applications is virtually impossible. So it was with great interest that I listened to how blockchain technology could be used to create robust tendering and visibility that can be wholly trusted. Logistics Technologies Mobile Technologies Procurement/Sourcing RFID & AIDC Supply Chain Visibility Track and Trace Transportation Management Systems Bitcoin blockchain IBM tendering

[Video] Logistics Professionals Struggle With Visibility

Loftware

Logistics professionals are dealing with an increasingly complicated global supply chain, but some are having a hard time seeing where goods are moving. Video Labeling

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Are Railroads the Golden Standard of Real-Time Data?

PLS Logistics

Shippers and trucking companies alike could learn a few things from the ways rail companies, especially Union Pacific (UP), are implementing real-time, big data technology to overcome supply chain obstacles. Union Pacific had several problems to address, and technology was the only solution.

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What is S&OP? By Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger

Kinaxis

by Steven J. Puricelli A few weeks ago, I launched a new blog series on sales and operations planning (S&OP ). In that introductory post, I outlined a number of important topics that I plan to explore in more detail throughout the summer.

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Ten Years of Logistics Technology Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I read the Logistics Viewpoints guest post by Chainalytics discussing the pitfalls of decision-marking biases. Although the Chainalytics article focuses on supply chain decision making, these biases can apply to business forecasting as well. Reading this article made me interested in my own potential decision-making biases. I chose to take time on Friday to review some of the research I have conducted during my ten years as an analyst at ARC Advisory Group. […].

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[Video] Logistics Professionals Struggle With Visibility

Loftware

Logistics professionals are dealing with an increasingly complicated global supply chain, but some are having a hard time seeing where goods are moving. Video Labeling

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Leverage Your Supply Chain To Gain a Competitive Advantage

River Logic

The essence of business can be viewed as an organization's ability to deliver more value to customers than their competitors.

What’s the Big Deal About Cycle Counting?

PINC YMS

Whether we like it or not, every company on the planet with any significant supply chain operation has an inventory reconciliation problem. It doesn’t matter if you are a retailer, manufacturer or logistics service provider, or if you have the latest and greatest warehouse management system.

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Meeting the Digital Enterprise Transformation Imperative

Enterra Insights

Most analysts agree that businesses face an imperative to transform into a digital enterprise or lose ground to competitors that … Continued. The post Meeting the Digital Enterprise Transformation Imperative appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Combating Conflict Mineral Use Requires Country of Origin Labeling

Loftware

Many of the most common consumer electronic devices are made with materials and components sourced from around the world. Therefore, it takes a global supply chain to assemble and bring these items to market. Electronics

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.

[Infographic] Prescriptive Analytics, Demystified

River Logic

Back in May, I had the pleasure of joining my team members, two of our partners and a slew of supply chain master-minds at Gartner's 2016 Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Side note: We've already signed up for next year!).

What’s the Big Deal About Cycle Counting?

PINC YMS

Whether we like it or not, every company on the planet with any significant supply chain operation has an inventory reconciliation problem. It doesn’t matter if you are a retailer, manufacturer or logistics service provider, or if you have the latest and greatest warehouse management system.

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Kicking Off A Career in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

Finals are complete, diploma accepted with proud family and friends looking on, and celebrations commencing. Now the post-college graduation reality sets in for graduates…the job hunt.

Supply Chain Talent Friday 2016 – Companies

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Talent Friday. Datum: 16 September 2016. Locatie: Kromhouthal, Amsterdam. Organisatie: BLMC & Supply Chain Media. Do you want to win or lose the war on talent in supply chain management, purchasing, operations and logistics? Meet the 300 most talented supply chain professionals.

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.