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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

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

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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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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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

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?

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Supply Chain Scores High on Sustainability but Low on Labor Issues

Material Handling and Logistics

In a CSR ranking sustainability remained consistent over the past three years, but the majority of companies still have no measures in place to promote equality and inclusive working environments

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.

How Does Transportation Affect Logistics?

Abivin

Transportation is an inseparable component of logistics. While the sights of trucks and trains carrying products of a company or parked at a business facility are common, few people understand how much the economy depends on economic and reliable transport. Image Source) 1. What is transportation?

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

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.

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.

3 Ways to Improve Warehouse Inefficiencies and Boost Productivity

EMERGE App

Introduction. A disorganized warehouse doesn’t just look bad to the eyes instead, it becomes more of a liability to an organization. The warehouse is the central hub from which any trading and distribution business deliver goods, so it’s essential to deal with warehouse inefficiencies.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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.

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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Master Data Masterclass: Don’t let “Our data is GREAT!” be your famous last words.

SCJunction

With a larger reliance on data than ever before, the warehouse management, distribution, and supply chain industries need to start brushing up on their data management skills.

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.