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Escaping the supply chain Catch-22: customer service vs. rising costs

Alloy

Retail supply chains catching up to Amazon. Competition to make and distribute consumer goods is at an all time high. Despite cries of a retail apocalypse, retailers like Walmart, Costco, and Target are all outperforming Amazon in the stock market this year.

Backing into Safety Stock is the Safe Play

The Smart Software

Safety stock is a critical component in any system of inventory management. Indeed, some inventory software treats safety stock as the key decision variable in the quest to balance inventory cost against item availability. Unfortunately, that approach is not the best way to strike the balance.

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What Is Predictive Analytics and Who Is Winning With It

River Logic

Prescriptive Analytics Predictive Modeling and Analytics Advanced Analytics predictive analytics Business Analytics

Customization and Personalization on the Rise in Product Packaging

Loftware

Customization and personalization may be the key to increasing products' appeal. Consumer Products Retail Labeling Logistics Brand Integrity Labeling Trends

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 Go-To List of Ways to Improve Inventory Management

Cerasis

Today’s warehouse managers need better inventory management strategies. Shareholders want to increase profitability. Customers wish for better customer service. Amazon wants to take over the world.

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The Potential and the Pitfalls of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

The Network Effect

The post The Potential and the Pitfalls of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) appeared first on The Network Effect. Inventory Management Supply Chain Management VMI

Concurrent planning, technically speaking

Kinaxis

by Justin King Editor’s Note: The original version of this article appeared in the eBook, Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning: The Case for Concurrency. Pause for a moment to think about what the world’s supply chains are tasked with on a daily basis and how much they achieve.

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Technology Must-Haves For Logistics and Supply Chain Businesses in 2020

Cerasis

Logistics and supply chain businesses have never been in so much need for change and upgrade, as they are now, and this is only because of the growth of e-commerce and other digital delivery businesses.

Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. Supply chains have been optimized; warehouse inventory tracking has reached new levels of precision; production lines can operate with virtually no downtime. But, what about overall workforce productivity?

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.

The Path to Sustainability Begins with Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

The largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States currently comes from transportation, surpassing electricity emissions in 2017 for the first time since 1978. Precisely because of these daunting figures, the vast majority of the world’s largest companies are adopting initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their supply chains, and adopting environmentally friendly policies across their business.

Supply Chain-Enhanced Customer Experience

Enterra Insights

Although the connection between great customer experience and a world-class supply chain is obvious, customer experience is not the first thing that pops into most peoples’ minds when they hear the term “supply chain.” ” According to Phil Britt ( @Phil_Britt ), supply chain professionals are among the few people who regularly make the connection between customer service and the supply chain.

[PODCAST] The Digitization of Freight: Where are We?

Cerasis

Listen to “The Digitization of Freight: Where are We?” ” on Spreaker.

Making the Small Town Leap

Supply Chain Nation

Laura Centofonti is a senior customer executive at JDA who never imagined she would work in sales. From a start in public relations, she found connecting with customers and helping solve their pain points was what she was most interested in.

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.

Ship This Way: Finding cost-effective carriers with freight market intelligence

CHAINalytics

Shippers live in a world wrought with uncertainty. You never know for sure if a preferred carrier will be available to transport any particular load at a given time or what the spot market might look like if you find yourself turning to it. That’s why so many shippers employ transportation management systems (TMS) to … The post Ship This Way: Finding cost-effective carriers with freight market intelligence appeared first on Chainalytics.

The Supply Chain is “Going to the Chapel” with the Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

In the mid-1960s, the Dixie Cups released their hit tune “Chapel of Love” and accomplished the unthinkable — they dislodged a Beatles hit from the top of the Billboard Chart. The opening lyrics to that song are: Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married. Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married. Gee, I really love you. And we’re gonna get married. Goin’ to the chapel of love.

Reweigh & Reclassify: How Freight Bill Auditing Saves Money

Cerasis

Modern supply chains are under increasing pressure to cut costs and improve customer service levels. Traditional linear supply chains were relatively simple in execution: moving products from the manufacturer to end-user. Now, supply chains are increasingly complex, reflecting a circular supply chain, bending at countless angles, and meeting the demands of omnichannel and e-commerce. Meanwhile,read More.

Warehouse Management Analytics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Warehouse Fulfillment – Move The Material To The People, Not The Other Way Around! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at cerasis.com.

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.

What is Vendor Managed Inventory? How to Make VMI Work

My Office Apps

What is Vendor Managed Inventory? How to Make VMI Work. Looking to streamline your supply chain and reduce inventory costs? You might want to look into Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI). A VMI software might be the solution – as long as you know the best practices to make it work.

Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 2

Enterra Insights

As I noted in Part 1 of this article, analysts at Gartner predict circular economies will replace today’s wasteful linear economies over the next decade or so. In order for that to happen, both supply chains and consumer habits must significantly change. Steven Steutermann, managing vice president in the Gartner supply chain practice, states, “To turn around a supply chain system, 10 years is not a long time. CSCOs should deploy change management programs and start pilots now.

Green Logistics: The logistics pain for a green gain

20Cube Logistics

The word ‘Green’ has become a trendsetter. It’s a catchword for people in business and policymakers showing their responsibility and commitment towards the environment.

Sourcing Tips: How to Find the Right Food Service Supplies

AFFLINK

It's important for any business to begin with the right suppliers — but it's even more important for those in the food services industry. Food service companies need to be able to procure supplies quickly in order to operate, and the cost of their supplies directly impacts their bottom line.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

What Is Supply Chain ERP?

IQMS

A Supply Chain ERP system orchestrates and optimizes forecasting, pricing, procurement, sourcing, and inbound product quality levels across the many supplier relationships manufacturers have, providing real-time accounting and financial reporting of each transaction.

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Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 1

Enterra Insights

Analysts at Gartner predict circular economies will replace today’s wasteful linear economies over the next decade or so. In order for that to happen, both supply chains and consumer habits must significantly change. There are a number of excellent reasons circular economies are desirable, including less waste and better use of limited resources.

JUST EXTENDED: State of the Wholesale Distribution Supply Chain Survey 2020

Blue Ridge

Do you procrastinate? Well do 'ya, Punk? Well then today you should feel lucky. We've extended the deadline to participate in our State of the Wholesale Distribution Supply Chain Survey put together in partnership with SmartBrief.

How to Build a Digital Procurement Ecosystem in 8 Minutes!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is the Digital Supply Chain? Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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