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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.”

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.

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.

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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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.

Supply Chain Wars: Episode V – The Corporation Strikes Back


The next episode in the Supply Chain Wars saga, Episode V – The Corporation Strikes Back is the second in a series of articles that follow a supply chain team’s efforts to improve their supply chain capabilities.

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

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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?”

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]

Smart Supply Chains, Superpowered Revenue Growth


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

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.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

4 inventory replenishment methods

6 River Systems

Maintaining proper inventory levels is critical if you want to keep your customer satisfaction rates high. But it’s challenging when you’re using manual or outdated processes. The average American retailer has an inventory accuracy rate of 63%.

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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What Are We Afraid Of? Artificial Intelligence and Drones in Investment Recovery


By Loïc Coyot. This article originally appeared in Asset 2.0: The Investment Recovery Business Journal Vol 5, 2019. [Ed. Note] In Volume 4 of Asset 2.0, we featured an overview of AI entitled, “Artificial Intelligence: From Sci-Fi to Dumpster Dives to the Circular Economy”.

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

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Are you prepared to meet peak season fulfillment challenges?

6 River Systems

Many fulfillment operations experience a peak season: a period of time in which order volume increases significantly above the average. The most substantial retail peak occurs during the holiday season, between Black Friday and Christmas.

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.

The story of a zero-waste approach to fashion & food – straight to your menu.


Challenging our relationship to the clothes we wear and the food we eat – this designer pushes the boundaries of what we consume. As a fellow exhibitor at the V&A Museum’s “FOOD: Bigger than the plate” exhibit, Alice V Robinson’s Bullock 374 inspires a zero-waste, nose-to-tail ethos.

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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.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.