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Guide to warehouse inventory replenishment: the best models, systems, and processes

6 River Systems

With customers expecting lightning-fast order fulfillment times, there is a growing need to streamline and optimize warehouse operations.

Procurement 2020… Will anything change?

All Things Supply Chain

It seems as though procurement has been anticipating the arrival of 2020 since the minute the ‘Y2K’ buzz wore off. Predictions and research, webinars and report titles… ‘Procurement 2020’ has… General Procurement Management Supply Chain Management procurement

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What are the Results of Successful Dock Scheduling?

C3 Solutions

Successful dock scheduling can generate significant results in the supply chain. Shippers realize faster, better management of the dock and savings on logistics costs can be redirected into reinvestment in the company or lowering product price points.

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Holiday Orders: Keep Up With Supply Chain Fulfillment in Busy Season


With the holiday season coming, it's important to plan ahead. You need to know that your supply chain is going to be able to withstand additional stress. Even businesses that aren’t in the retail space will experience various challenges in the last few months of the year.

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.

The Evolution from Control Tower to Center of Excellence

Talking Logistics

Control Tower and Center of Excellence (CoE) are two terms mentioned repeatedly as companies try to gain better visibility, control, and performance from supply chains that are becoming more dynamic and complex every day. But what do these terms mean and how do they relate to each other? What defines a successful Center of Excellence? Read more The Evolution from Control Tower to Center of Excellence.

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Tariffs and Procurement: A perfect match?


According to recent Procurement Leaders research , 40% of category managers are anticipating risk associated with tariffs. As expected, then, the word “tariff” often brings a sense of confusion and misunderstanding, especially on how they will impact a supply chain.

Supply Chain’s Must Adapt Before Global Conditions Change

Enterra Insights

VUCA is a term first used in the military that started creeping into supply chain discussions several years ago. The acronym stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity and it certainly describes the world in which we live. Back in 2011, supply chain analyst Trevor Miles ( @milesahead ) noted there is a similar sounding word supply chain managers should associate with VUCA.

Are we at an eminent global Supply Chain crisis?

Prophetic Technology

“The risks of a recession have risen because of the escalating trade war and oil shock. Nevertheless, given the momentum of growth and expected additional stimulus, a recession can probably be avoided.” quoting the Global Economic Forecast Flash, September 2019.). supply chain inventory

Leveraging a Multi-Party Network Platform for Supply Chain Apps

The Network Effect

The post Leveraging a Multi-Party Network Platform for Supply Chain Apps appeared first on The Network Effect. Multiparty Network Network Business Platforms SaaS Supply Chain Management Technology aPaaS SDK

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.

How Technology Can Help Midstream Transportation Companies?

PLS Logistics

Technology and innovation are changing our world and the way we live. These shifts are affecting every single industry, and the energy industry is one of the most influenced branches of the global economy.

Automation for a More Efficient Yard Management Process


There are over 100,000 warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants in the U.S. alone. With nearly 4 million retail stores and eCommerce websites to support, their supply chain and logistics processes must be as efficient as possible.

Thanksgiving Causes Logistics Headaches

Logistics Viewpoints

Next Thursday is Thanksgiving, which as I pointed out last year, is a time for FFFTT – family, friends, football, thankfulness, and turkey. Thanksgiving is also a time for logistics headaches. The holiday is centered around the big family meal, and the food supply chain tied to that meal is complex. But there are a number of other areas that can result in logistics headaches as well. Let’s examine some of them. Feast Logistics Headaches […].

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Digital transformation: Advice from the front lines


by Sarah Harkins. When your supply chain isn’t functioning, the signs are clear: missed opportunities, customer complaints, unexplained errors and overstretched planners. Diagnosis is easy, but change is hard.

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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.

Riding Artificial Intelligence to a Brighter Business Future

Enterra Insights

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a science fiction bogeyman and, for some people, it generates a sense of unease about the future. Most of that unease is about artificial general intelligence platforms — which don’t yet exist. The most common form of AI today is incapable of taking over the world; however, it can make your business future brighter. We are still in the early years of the Digital Age and companies are still wrestling with how they must transform to thrive.

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Systems for a More Efficient Yard Management Process


There are over 100,000 warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants in the U.S. alone. With nearly 4 million retail stores and eCommerce websites to support, their supply chain must be as efficient as possible.

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P&G Embraces Continuous Planning and Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

P&G is respected for having one of the best supply chains in the world. They rarely speak about their approach to supply chain management in any detail. So, it was a treat to hear Bob Herzog, the Global Planning Digitization Leader for Supply Chain, and Pedro Noriega, Planning Director, North American Product Supply, speak at Kinaxis’ Kinexions 2019 user conference. P&G has developed one of the world's most agile supply chains.

Steering innovation: The importance of agile decision-making in the auto industry


by Manda Schweitzer-Miller. The automotive industry is in the midst of unprecedented change driven by a trifecta of emerging technology, rapidly evolving consumption preferences and dramatically shifting business landscapes.

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.

Can a Carrier Survive Without Amazon as a Customer?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Maybe FedEx is on to something when it announced it was dropping Amazon as an Express and Ground customer. “This change is consistent with our strategy to focus on the broader e-commerce market…,” FedEx said in a statement.

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How Gen Z's Consumer Expectations Drive New Supply Chain Trends


Generation Z is coming of age. They're entering the workforce and becoming part of the economy. And that's driving many retailers to change their focus to meet their expectations. Generation Z has grown up with eCommerce, and they expect certain things to be on-demand.

Becoming a Shipper of Choice with Empathy: A conversation with Andy Butler (P&G)


The post Becoming a Shipper of Choice with Empathy: A conversation with Andy Butler (P&G) appeared first on Chainalytics. Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Supply Chain Intelligence Transportation contract freight rates FMIC Freight Procurement freight purchasing P&G Procter & Gamble shipper of choice Transportation Procurement transportation purchasing

The case for extensibility: why rigid SCM platforms can’t power winning supply chains


by Alexa Cheater. In today’s fast-paced world, success means getting ahead of change, not just keeping up with it. It’s no different for your supply chain. Growing customer demands. Shifting regulations. Big impact events like natural disasters.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Supply Chain Planning in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

In 2017, Gartner introduced a Supply Chain Planning Maturity Model with five planning stages. In the lowest stage (Stage 1), supply chain planning is inside-out, fragmented, local, unconstrained, and focused on revenue. In Stage 2, supply chain planning remains inside-out but achieves functional scale, local optimization, and focuses on reducing costs. Stage 3 straddles the line between inside-out and outside-in planning.

Do you have feasible Scenario Planning capabilities?

Prophetic Technology

For enterprises to manage the global-uncertain environment that makes painful a steady growth, businesses need to develop new alternatives or scenarios to guarantee a better future.

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What is Deep Learning? And What Does it Mean for Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! Oracle Interviews Mike Mortson).

Five Questions to Ask About Third-Party Vendors and Cybersecurity

Supply Chain Brain

From marketing consultants and supply-chain partners to accountants and IT service providers, organizations today depend on all kinds of third parties for virtually every conceivable business function

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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