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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 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.

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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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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

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.

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.

What’s Your Supply Chain New Year’s Resolution?

Kuebix

Lots of us make personal New Year’s resolutions, and some even stick to them! You might decide to hit the gym, stop smoking or start a savings account. Whatever it is, the New Year offers a fresh opportunity to do some goal setting and put your best foot forward. New Year’s resolutions don’t only apply […]. The post What’s Your Supply Chain New Year’s Resolution? appeared first on Kuebix.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

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?

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 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.

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.

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.

How To Harvest Your Data Goldmine For A Bumper Black Friday

Repl Group

Black Friday: the day of dramatic demand. black Friday and cyber Monday. Beyond the big day to Cyber Monday and onwards to Christmas, shop floors and warehouses need to be suitably stocked to meet and exceed expectations. More people in store, demanding deals, discounts and instant stock availability. The high street competition all doing their utmost to capture footfall and secure sales. Retailers can use educated but flawed guesswork to navigate these choppy waters.

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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

Case Study: Major Medical Company Meets UDI Compliance

AB&R

Background and Challenge. A leading health services company responsible for providing Class I and II medical devices needed assistance from AB&R® to help with their Unique Device Identification (UDI) labeling requirements.

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.