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A Six-Step Process for Demystifying Your Safety Stock Process

Arkieva

Do others challenge your safety stock selections? Are you in need of a safety stock process or policy? Want to take the drama out of your safety stocks? Use this collaborative six-step process to demystify your safety stock process and a create buy-in. A Six-Step Process for Demystifying Your Safety Stock Process was first posted on July 10, 2018 at 9:08 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Tariffs and Trade War: What Should Supply Chain Executives Do?

Talking Logistics

Trade Wars! It’s on everyone’s mind, especially with the new tariffs the United States and China have imposed on each other. It’s not like there aren’t already enough risks and disruptive forces in supply chains and logistics. Why should supply chain executives care about these threats? What actions should they take today to respond effectively? What capabilities are required to adequately explore and analyze the many “What If” questions companies should be asking?

Decoding the Language of Demand

ToolsGroup

If you’ve been in supply chain for any length time, you might be wondering what caused demand forecasting to develop so many different ‘personalities’ over the years. Demand forecasting, planning, sensing, shaping…what’s going on?

5 Challenges Logistics Managers Face Every Day

PLS Logistics

In present day global economics, logistics plays a key role in facilitating trade and, by extension, ensuring the success of business operations. Logistics managers have seen increasing challenges to create and keep efficient and effective logistics and supply chain methods. Here we discuss five of the biggest logistics challenges faced on a daily basis.

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.

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Manage Supply Chain Expectations with Service Level Agreements (SLA)

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

If you do not specifically agree on what is expected between two parties before you start a relationship then anything and everything but success is likely. FMCG Route to Market Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain CEE Traditional Trade Logistics Management

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Themes from the 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha. Thick data” vs big data, the power of the supply chain profession, and cybersecurity. I just returned from a very inspiring 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum in London.

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Minimizing Supply Chain Disruption Through Analytics: A Brief Guide

Cerasis

Using analytics in the supply chain has the most potential to dramatically reduce costs of supply chain management, as well as minimizing supply chain disruption. Unfortunately, the upfront investment costs for deploying the technology necessary to use analytics can be difficult to justify, so Warehouse Managers need to know a few things about house analytics to enable the minimization of supply chain disruptions.

IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

Talking Logistics

If you’re a global supply chain executive, you’ve got a challenging job. A job that was once as simple as moving goods around now involves managing relationships with suppliers and service providers all around the globe, while also keeping track of the goods as your shipments move closer to their destination.

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.

Robots for eCommerce Fulfillment

Logistics Viewpoints

For robots in eCommerce fulfillment, last year was the year of pilots. This year customers are willing to publicly speak about the benefits they got from eCommerce robots at eft’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta. The post Robots for eCommerce Fulfillment appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Technologies Material Handling Retail ecommerce robots supply chain

Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2018

SCM Research

Emerald has recently announced the winners of their 2018 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Numerous SCM-related articles have received outstanding paper or highly commended awards, and might thus serve as excellent articles to read during summer. Several winning articles relate to external ( Abdallah, Abdullah & Saleh , Fawcett et al. and Ralston, Richey & Grawe ) and internal ( Makepeace, Tatham & Wu and Roh et al. supply chain relationships.

Most Popular Supply Chain Posts of 2018 So Far (Part 2)

The Network Effect

Here’s is part 2 of our Most Popular Posts of 2018. If you missed it, here’s Most Popular Posts of. The post Most Popular Supply Chain Posts of 2018 So Far (Part 2) appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Supply Chain Management The Network Effect amazon Blockchain food safety logistics MRO Uber

Making Manufacturing Fun for Future Generations of Workers

Enterra Insights

Most people have heard the term Industry 4.0 which refers to the next industrial revolution. The revolution is being triggered by technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing). Industry 4.0 is predicted to make manufacturing more efficient and effective and to eliminate many manufacturing jobs.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Piloting Your Supply Chain Sooner Than You Think

AFFLINK

The future of transportation is autonomous. Whether you’re shipping goods across the sea or across the highways, your products will eventually move along inside of a vehicle without a driver. More to the point, those options are going to be here sooner than you think.

More Tariff Troubles for Manufacturers

APICS

A week ago, another round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports took effect. These taxes have been specifically designed not to affect consumer goods.

Alibaba, Tech Industry Believe Logistics Are Key to Continued Growth in the APAC Region

CHAINalytics

| By Tim Foster | Managing Director, APAC Region | Chainalytics | Alibaba, one of the world’s largest e-commerce marketplaces, understands the value of logistical efficiency.

Omnichannel Operations can make Frenemies of Retailers and Suppliers

Enterra Insights

We are all familiar with the terms friend and enemy. We learn to trust a friend and distrust an enemy. In more recent times, however, the term “frenemy” has cropped up. Frenemy is a portmanteau of “friend” and “enemy” and a clear oxymoron referring to someone with whom one is simultaneously friendly and rivalrous. In the business world, omnichannel operations are creating frenemous relationships between retailers and suppliers.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

How JDA is Reshaping Supply Chains of Tomorrow with AI

Supply Chain Nation

This is a great new era for JDA and our customers. We’ve been making the hard turn toward adopting machine learning (ML) across our portfolio. With the announcement of a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Yonder, we have taken our boldest and most impactful move in this transition.

Perishables: Relying on Rail

Supply Chain Link

The Federal Highway Administration has projected that United States freight shipments will increase 41 percent by 2040. 1 As shipments increase, factors such as the driver shortage and newly-implemented electronic logging devices have impacted truckload capacity.

Quick Service Restaurant Distributor Partners with Chainalytics for a Network Design Project Required to Meet Continued Expansion

CHAINalytics

In Case You Missed It: Best Industry Articles and Insights for June

ModusLink Corporation

Need help keeping up with the latest supply chain, logistics, manufacturing and e-commerce industry news? Below, you’ll find the top articles and trends from June covering various sections of these quickly evolving industries.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

Friday in 5: Target Announces One-Day Sale to Challenge Amazon Prime Day

Supply Chain Nation

Welcome to Friday in 5 – news from around the world of supply chain, served up in one place to keep you up-to-date. This week: Target goes head-to-head with Amazon Prime Day; warehouse availability is at its tightest in two decades; IBM creates a new challenge for artificial intelligence; U.S. producer prices rose in June; and Nike leverages data to crowdsource the merchandise they’ll stock in a new concept store. Target Takes On Amazon With All-Day Sale.

IT/OT Convergence in the Factory of the Future

synchrono

Since the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), experts and enthusiasts have been talking about the coming together of IT (information technology) and OT (operational technologies). Some call it an integration, while others call it a convergence. I call it a good thing.

Tour de Supply Chain

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

Cycling becomes even more popular during the summer months and the 105th edition of the Tour de France, which this year takes place from July 7 to July 29, adds… Supply Chain Management supply chain management tour de france

6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up (2018 Update)

Logistics Bureau

Trend identification is a tricky business. Supply chain trends make it yet more complex because they represent the intersections of so many different domains. What is a supply chain trend-spotter to do? Some pick out particular statistics to make precise, but meaningless forecasts. Others wave their hands and announce sweeping megatrends that sound impressive, but that lack supporting data. A Different Perspective on Business Trends and Supply Chains. We take a different approach here.

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Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.