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What We Can Learn from Target's Supply Chain Strategy

AFFLINK

Target is one of the largest retailers in the U.S., and for good reason. Their sales strategies, marketing efforts, and supply chain strategies are superior to many other department stores, keeping the business efficient and driving down costs for customers.

The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Achieving global supply chain visibility is a journey that companies have been on for many years, but most haven’t reached that promised land yet. What are the big hurdles companies must overcome to achieve this goal? What are some of the building blocks or foundational capabilities required? How do you translate global supply chain visibility into actual business benefits?

Time to Think about Your Supply Chain’s Future

Enterra Insights

With the approach of each New Year, business executives naturally start thinking about the future. Year’s end is a time to set goals and make resolutions — it’s a time to think about change. Over 2500 years ago, the famous Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu stated, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

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Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

Welcome to a new year. Congratulations. You made it through 2018. It has been a while since I penned a blog post on New Year’s predictions, but today as I sit and drink my hot chocolate, I feel the itch to write. The bears are starting to chase the bulls from the field.

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.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love.

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Number-one Talking Logistics post of 2018!

PINC YMS

In the very last days of 2018, we received a very flattering note from Adrian Gonzalez informing that our CEO's guest article landed the number-one position on the Top 10 Talking Logistics posts of 2018 !

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Supply Chain Planning Predictions for 2019 and Beyond

Logility

It is that time of year once again when many of us pontificate on what 2019 and beyond will bring. Personally I hope for World peace, the end to hunger, a cleaner/greener Earth, and lower taxes. Well, maybe someday, but I doubt many would buy into those as predictions for 2019.

The Top 10 Podcasts of 2018

Cerasis

Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love. That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog.

Report Indicates that Airbus Nearly Accomplished its 2018 Full Year Production Goal

Supply Chain Matters

A report indicates that Airbus’s Commercial Aircraft business came very close to meeting its target for commercial aircraft deliveries in 2018.

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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.

The 10 Must-Read Supply Chain Blogs for 2019

River Logic

Missing out on the most current trends or what the forward-thinkers are writing about in supply chain? Want to read more case studies on the sales and operations planning process? The big picture is this: Worldwide, the supply chain industry is a big business. In fact, Harvard Business Review reports the U.S. supply chain employs 44 million people. SCM Supply Chain Supply Chain Management logistics S&OP Sales and Operations Planning IoT

The Evolution Continues: RILA Supply Chain Becomes the RILA LINK Conference

Supply Chain Network

Almost fifty years ago, way back in 1969 the Mass Retailing Institute was incorporated, which in 1976 changed its’ name to National Mass Retailing Institute (NMRI).

The Top 10 White Papers of 2018

Cerasis

Today, we wrap up our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love. That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog.

Supply Chain Matters Thoughts on the December-2018 U.S. ISM Plunge

Supply Chain Matters

The December 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business was released this week and included a potential sign of a significant dip in U.S. manufacturing and supply chain activity levels. In this Supply Chain Matters blog, we provide thoughts on how industry supply chain management teams need to be prepared to factor such data in the coming year.

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.

BluJay Named to Food Logistics’ 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – December 31, 2018 – Food Logistics , the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named BluJay Solutions to its 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list. BluJay Solutions is a top provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first collaborative Global Trade Network.

Manufacturing Platforms and the Connected Factories of the Future

APICS

The digital factory boom that many industry experts are predicting — which will be built upon advanced supply chain planning, monitoring, optimization, control and integration — will undoubtedly hinge on smart manufacturing platforms

A Quick Overview of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Supply Chain Predictions! Article and infographic, and permission to publish here provided by, Josh Wardini. If you could sum up the Bitcoin and Blockchain concepts in a few words, how would you go about it? It’s not that easy, is it?

Siemens BT: Every analytical transformation requires a “Jonah Hill”

NC State SCRC

One of our newest SCRC partners, Siemens Building Technologies, recently shared their insights on creating an analytics strategy. This effort was led by the Chief Procurement Officer for Siemens BT, Carl Oberland, but has recently been rolled out across the global organization.

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.

Best of the Blog: Top 5 Posts of 2018

EcoVadis

As is nearly always the case, January is the time for a bit of reflection and review. One of the great things about this time of year is to dig into analytics and see what topics were of particular interest over the past year to those who care about transparency in global supply chains.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 3, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

The Rise of OnDemand Warehousing, US Manufacturing Growth Slowing, Amazon to Expand Whole Foods Network, Robotic Picking Company Raises Big Bucks

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What’s the Difference Between Blockchain and Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. The 5 Levels of Supply Chain Transparency! The phrase “Supply Chain Management” was first coined in 1982.

B2B Integrations, Demystified: EDI vs API

SupplyPike

Thousands of CPG organizations utilize B2B integrations in their business with retailers and other trading partners. There’s a lot of information floating around online about B2B integrations, much of it being extremely technical.

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.

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

Veridian Solutions

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS.

Evaluating Investments in Resilience

Supply Chain @ MIT

As the number of natural hazards has increased over the last 10 years, supply chain resilience has attracted more attention with respect to mitigating the effects of these hazards.

Recognizing and Responding to the Limitations of Legacy On-Premises ERP

Rootstock

A discussion of modern manufacturing trends, the limits of legacy ERP systems, and what to look at when you consider cloud-based ERP. Manufacturing Cloud ERP Legacy ERP industry 4.0

Driver Shortage/Capacity Crunch Voted Biggest Challenge for Supply Chains in 2019

Kuebix

In December, we polled industry professionals about what they foresaw would be the biggest challenge for supply chains in 2019. Over 550+ people voted and one trend received over 44% of the votes! The driver shortage/capacity crunch will be the biggest challenge for supply chains in the new year. The driver shortage and capacity crunch […]. The post Driver Shortage/Capacity Crunch Voted Biggest Challenge for Supply Chains in 2019 appeared first on Kuebix.

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.