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5 Scary External Factors for Supply Chains


Meeting demand for fun-sized candies and trending costumes is only one grisly scenario supply chain professionals face.

Change Agents in the Age of Living Retail: The Power Shift

RELEX Solutions

In Part One of our Living Retail series , we laid out our definition of Living Retail and discussed why it’s so important that retailers adapt to the idea of “change as the only constant.”

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29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact.

5 Ways to Prepare Your Supply Chain for an Efficient Holiday Rush


Ready or not, the holidays are coming. Whether it be Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving pumpkins, or holiday lights, customers increase their buying during the holidays and therefore it’s a hectic time for suppliers trying to meet their demand.

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 Digital Supply Chain: Why Modifying Supply Chain Software May Cause More Headache Than Benefits


The modification of a WMS has become something of a standard concept when selecting and implementing supply chain system technologies, but it may lead to increased costs when implementing or upgrading your system.

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Four Ways Blockchain Will Transform Supply Chain…and Beyond


Public ledgers dating to the Italian Renaissance may help us see the potential of today’s blockchain technology for data accessibility. .

The Bionic Supply Chain: The human, robotics, drones inventory management workforce.


If you happen to be in the Toronto area or are planning to attend the Distribution Logistics Summit in the first week of November in Toronto, Canada, I would like to invite you to attend the panel titled The Bionic Supply Chain.

4 Top Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Wood Products Manufacturing

River Logic

Optimization Manufacturing Capacity Planning Supply Chain Optimization wood products forest products

It’s Halloween: Avoid a Technology Horror Story

The Network Effect

The post It’s Halloween: Avoid a Technology Horror Story appeared first on The Network Effect. ERP Network Business Supply Chain Management Technology

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.

Control Tower Software Reaches New Heights

Talking Logistics

Shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) face significant challenges tracking in-transit cargo due to a lack of status updates between ports. While this isn’t a new problem, the complexity of today’s modern supply chains – multi-carrier, multi-mode shipments, multi-leg, shipments crossing several countries’ borders – has exacerbated the scenario. Likewise, extreme weather, global unrest, port. Read more Control Tower Software Reaches New Heights.

Digital Transformation of your Supply Chain Network in the Age of AI

Logistics Viewpoints

Trying to understand and implement artificial intelligence (AI) for your supply chain network during your digital transformation efforts, or let alone finding the right partner in your journey, is like walking in an enchanted forest full of myths, ogres, and lost souls trying to find a way out. Finding the right path in there to an eternal bliss starts with knowing what is not right.

Blockchain’s Hype, Hopes, and Hurdles, Part 1

Enterra Insights

As a technology, blockchain remains in its very early stages. For that reason alone, pundits are writing a lot about blockchain’s hypes, hopes, and hurdles. Blockchain expectations are especially high in the supply chain arena. Christopher Hamman ( @tikaridemigod ) writes, “Valued at $8.1 trillion today, the global supply chain and logistics industry is the backbone of our global economy.

Data matters much to any company

Prophetic Technology

Along with the customer, the buyer, your product and services, Data is one of the most significant assets of any business because you get the most out of a data strategy when in place. supply chain data

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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.

Unhappy Customers? It May be a Data Governance Issue


My wife and I recently visited a local store to buy some end-of-season patio furniture. This particular retailer scoops up end-of-season items from home improvement stores. We found a couch in a deep “chili” red with two matching chairs save the slipcovers. Not able to turn down the deal, we purchased the set and ordered … The post Unhappy Customers? It May be a Data Governance Issue appeared first on Chainalytics.

The Potential and Risks of Cryptocurrency in Procurement

All Things Supply Chain

“Change of this magnitude is hard. You know you’re on to something when so much pressure builds up.” – David Marcus, Co-creator of Libra on Twitter. There has been a… General Procurement Management Supply Chain Management cryptocurrency procurement

Blockchain’s Hype, Hopes, and Hurdles, Part 2

Enterra Insights

“Supply chain management is currently undergoing a transformational moment,” writes. Gerald Fenech ( @gerald2273 ). “Past antiquated systems are proving to be unsuccessful in navigating the complexity and immediacy of the modern supply chain, and new models are emerging that promise to improve these systems. In particular, blockchain, a prolific technology that began as the underpinning for digital currencies, is proving useful in this regard.”[1]

From Reactive to Predictive Planning

Vanguard Software

A Practical Guide to Supply Chain Planning Maturity. Sales Forecasting Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Inventory Optimization Sales & Operations Planning Supply Chain

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.

RCCP versus MPS –historic terms and a path to inadequate organizational performance


Where did the terms RCCP and MPS come from? Reading the recent blog “RCCP versus MPS – Can They Be Connected?”

Smart Supply Chains, Superpowered Revenue Growth


Smart Supply Chains, Superpowered Revenue Growth. This article was written for Business 2 Community by Bhaskar Ballapragada.

More Supply Chain than You Can Imagine

Material Handling & Logistics

Are you ready for what’s coming next in the supply chain? MH&L’s Editorial Advisory Board will help you prepare for the future

How to Create Interesting Content for E-Commerce!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Content Marketing Trends for Supply Chain! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Nina Wayne. Content is the greatest selling point for e-commerce businesses.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

What is a Circular Supply Chain?


At QAD DynaSys we proud ourselves on delivering solutions that determine the precise future capacity requirements for an enterprise to trade into the future. As companies grow, capacity requirements grow. And the planet earth is no different.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations


Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published October 25, 2019 in Global Trade Magazine. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort.

If You Could Solve These Common Challenges in Procurement

EC Sourcing Group

If you could solve some or all these common procurement challenges how much better would life be for you and your team? Lack of visibility. Complicated onboarding or purchase processes that “motivates” rogue spend.

Why is 3D Printing Revolutionary for Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing – Changing Future Supply Chains! Imagine having virtually no raw material inventory on hand because all of the components and parts that you need can be made on demand.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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