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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.

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.

How fast will Blockchain Mature in the Supply Chain?

Enterra Insights

With all the buzz about blockchain, one could be excused for thinking the technology is fully mature. However, Robert J. Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain , reminds us, “When it comes to the deployment of blockchain in the supply chain, or anywhere else for that matter, these are still early days.”[1] ”[1] Why all the hype? The simple answer is potential. Blockchain holds a lot potential to make the supply chain better.

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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.

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?

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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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.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

CHAINalytics

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.

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.

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.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains.

BluJay Solutions Accelerates Supply Chain Efficiency for Customers with Updates to its Global Trade Network Platform

BluJay Solutions

Newest software release features full multimodal support, compliance enhancements for multiple countries, extended mobile capabilities, and more. Holland, MI and Manchester, UK – July 11, 2018 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces the release of BluJay Global Trade Network version 18.2. The company’s cloud-based technology platform delivers an ecosystem of supply chain applications powered by its Global Trade Network (GTN).

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.

Chainalytics Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for the Fifth Consecutive Year

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (July 10, 2018) – Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Chainalytics as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2018. The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects.

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.