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Is your Supply Chain geared-up for this Holiday Season?


For businesses, it’s a great opportunity to cash in on the seasonal spike in customer demand. However, every year it also poses a unique situation with equal challenges along with the opportunities. Is your Supply Chain geared-up for this Holiday Season?

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The Best Business Advice for Your Supply Chain From Successful Leaders

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

We talk a lot about digital transformations and how vital they are to stay ahead. But transformations are about more than staying technologically up-to-date and relevant, they’re about adopting a new mindset and revolutionizing the way you do business.

Powered by State Resources, Chinese Companies are Advancing


Will a Chinese company become your biggest competitor by 2025? This fall ToolsGroup was pleased to attend our Nordic partner Optilon’s annual Supply Chain Conference. Danish journalist Christina Boutrup’s keynote presentation provided a fascinating look into Chinese business and technology culture.

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.

What Does “Good” Look Like: Strategic Sourcing


Doug Keeley, Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua. If you have ever read an article about Procurement best practices, you know that a very small minority of teams are categorized as leaders and an equally small minority are considered laggards.

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Preparing for Brexit: What Supply Chain Leaders Need to Know

Talking Logistics

As 2019 comes to an end, Brexit remains in the news, with the deadline pushed out once again to January 31, 2020. It’s been a roller coaster ride the past three years, but one thing has remained the same: supply chain leaders have had to deal with the ongoing risks and uncertainties caused by Brexit. Read more Preparing for Brexit: What Supply Chain Leaders Need to Know. The post Preparing for Brexit: What Supply Chain Leaders Need to Know appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

The Supply Chain has Big Aspirations for Blockchain

Enterra Insights

An aspiration is a hope or an ambition of achieving something. Another way of stating that is aspiration is desire mixed with reality. At the moment, blockchain technology seems to fit into the aspirational category. Roberto Torres ( @TorresLuzardo ) reports, “In its 2019 Hype Cycle for Blockchain Technologies, Gartner found most blockchain technologies remain stuck in an ‘experimentation mode.’

Is S&OE the new S&OP?

Supply Chain Nation

During a recent dialog with a Vice President of Supply Chain for a major U.S. retailer, I had the opportunity to ask an important question. I asked how much of that Vice President’s time was spent on truly strategic supply chain planning projects vs tactical firefighting of supply chain disruptions.

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Supply Chain Network Optimization: What You Need to Be Successful

River Logic

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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.

Despite a Disappointing Third Quarter, Macy’s Prepares its Supply Chain for the Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

As we enter the traditional start to the holiday season, how prepared are retailers? Upgrades to websites, last-mile delivery offerings and plenty of inventory on-hand are among the preparations for retailers we’ve reviewed.

How to Avoid Costly Errors in Supply Chain Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Disaster Strikes!!! Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? Article provided to Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Aimee Laurence.

Ditch Outdated Tactics: How to Improve Supply Chain Management


It's time to ditch those outdated tactics. Supply chains tend to be large and unwieldy, and that leads many companies to avoid updating their supply chain entirely. But with new competitors constantly coming on to the market, companies have to keep their supply chain current. Here's where to start.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability


Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published November 25, 2019 in TWEAK YOUR BIZ. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint.

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.

Why is OTIF Important?


Not complying with your purchasers’ OTIF requirements can be very costly, and result in hefty fines. For example, Walmart fines its vendors 3% of the cost of goods sold if the order fails OTIF requirements.

AI Needs to Be More than Just a Bright, Shiny Object

RELEX Solutions

Retailers are being taken for a ride by consultants and software companies who use the term artificial intelligence (AI) as a strategy to promote their products and charge higher fees. This practice has overcomplicated the process of buying and deploying new technology. Retailers need clarity.

The Importance of Ethical Trade for all Retailers


One of my latest projects as Product Manager for the Adjuno Compliance modules has been to deliver a new feature focussed on supplier collaboration into our existing Ethical Trade module. The new functionality allows suppliers to directly access and submit ethical audit information for their own factories, therefore increasing their ownership and accountability over the corrective actions they are responsible for, whilst facilitating a two way conversation about improvement.

Supply Chain Collaboration Networks Outlook

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently wrapped up my Supply Chain Collaborative Networks (SCCN)market study which looks at the total size of the market, the forecasted growth through 2023, and the leading suppliers across a number of categories including industry, region, and customer size.

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.

Establishing Procurement as a Competitive Advantage


Alex Saric, CMO, Ivalua. In my previous posts, I looked at how to successfully launch a digital transformation and progress to best-in-class Procurement.

Optimizing Transportation Management with an ERP Integration with NetSuite


Supply chains are getting leaner, faster and more efficient every year. In order to keep up with rising customer expectations, increasingly complicated shipping processes and growing business, many shippers are turning to ERP integrations to give them a leg up on the competition.

How Effective Fixed Asset Management Contributes to Profitability


Fixed Assets and Accounting: Much More than a ‘Nice to Have’. Honestly, fixed asset management and the related accounting is a rather dry subject – unless you are a CEO, CFO, COO, VP of Finance, VP of Manufacturing or Fixed Asset Manager at a manufacturing company.

Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide Supply Chains in 2020

Material Handling & Logistics

The supply chain has become a competitive weapon in the modern, digital economy

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

The Digital Opportunity for 3PL Logistics Operations!

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, Raanan Cohen at Third-party logistics (or 3PL) providers, are standing on the brink of breakout growth.

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Privacy and Ownership Issues Remain Hot Big Data Topics

Enterra Insights

According to The Economist , “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. … Smartphones and the internet have made data abundant, ubiquitous and far more valuable. Whether you are going for a run, watching TV or even just sitting in traffic, virtually every activity creates a digital trace — more raw material for the data distilleries.”[1]

How d’ya like your eggs in the morning? – Why 3D printing may soon be on the menu (of companies)

All Things Supply Chain

“How d’ya like your eggs in the morning?” is a classic song from the 1951 film, “Rich, Young and Pretty”. While you may not recognize the film, you will (most… General Supply Chain Management 3D-printing supply chain management sustainability

How Unleashed helps your clients make, manage and move products


Just like online accounting platforms, CRM systems and more, the benefits that inventory software can bring to a business are wide-reaching and varied. For some of your clients, it will solve a specific problem, such as overstocking or lost goods.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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