Sat.May 04, 2019 - Fri.May 10, 2019

When Is the Right Time for RPA?

TrackVia

The first time I heard the term RPA (Robotic Process Automation) , I thought it was talking about actual robots moving actual things on a manufacturing line or warehouse.

Establishing Minimum Order Quantities Adds Up to Big Supply Chain Savings

Zipline Logistics

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Improving Warehouse Productivity Part 1: Achieving Scalability to 1 M+ Order Throughput With Data & Technology

Veridian Solutions

The e-commerce revolution, omnichannel, personalized services and products, SKU proliferation, the Amazon Effect, and many other factors influence throughput in your warehouse. Throughput inefficiencies lead to decreased customer service and reduced profitability. Thus, the best way to avoid these risks and grow your company lies within increased throughput.

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The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

How More Effective Inbound Logistics Management Improves Procurement in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Making changes that promote effective inbound logistics management can have a significant impact on your organization’s procurement department and team members.

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S&OP – 13 Years On, What Have We Learned and What Has Changed?

AIMMS

In December 2006, I published an article titled “ S&OP or just good supply chain planning ?” The article looked at what Sales and Operations Planning is, what it isn’t, and whether companies were on the right path to implementing it. I wondered: is S& OP just too hard to implement ?

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Health Check Your Supply Chain for Inefficiencies

Talking Logistics

Even in 2019 many companies still underestimate the importance of their global supply chain and above all, how their logistics and supply chain performance can beneficially impact their marketing, ultimately leading to healthier financial results.

What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More

Cerasis

Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability. In recent months, conversations about how to improve forecasting in the supply chain have focused on a subject: demand sensing.

A Look at Direct v. Indirect Supplier Management in Three Industries

ivalua

Doug Keeley, Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua. The most fundamental spend categorization in Procurement is the line between direct and indirect spend, but one effort that transcends this split is supplier management.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Best Practices for Inbound Freight Management

PLS Logistics

Every company works to analyze its supply chain costs and eliminate unnecessary costs and processes. Regardless of how complex your supply chain is, every part of it matters, however, not every part of the supply chain is assessed equally.

Have You Missed the Most Valuable Aspect of Your Transportation Management System (TMS)?

Talking Logistics

Transportation cost savings is usually cited as the number one reason companies invest in a transportation management system (TMS), but does the value go beyond that? When it comes to getting the most value from a TMS, what can we learn from leaders in the industry? Those are the main questions I discussed with Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes Systems Group , during a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

The Digital Supply Chain Transformation

SCM Research

“Accelerating technology and automation are resulting in wholesale transformation of the supply chain profession.” ” This is the key message of EY’s new report, titled Supply Chain: Skills for the Digital Era. It is not long, but definitely a good read.

Ivalua Paints a Great Procurement Picture at Ivalua NOW Chicago 2019

ivalua

“We have this long-term strategy of building a very big company with a fantastic product that we can offer to the market. And this is our vision,” . Ivalua CEO David Khuat-Duy on Tuesday kicked off Ivalua NOW 2019 Chicago, at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel and welcomed hundreds of customers, prospects and partners.

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.

Why is Blockchain the Next Big Thing in Supply Chain Innovation?

AFFLINK

For the past few years, blockchain technology has been hitting the news regularly, being implemented in everything from real estate transactions to the financial sector. Blockchain technology has evolved since making technological roots in cryptocurrency.

Food Recalls: What Makes Romaine Lettuce So Special?

Shipchain

If you’re like me, you have probably wondered why the same foods keep getting tangled up in the major recalls. For example, what is it about romaine lettuce that makes it so susceptible to bacterial contamination?

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Your Guide to Complying with the Safe Food For Canadians Regulations (SFCR)

ITradeNetwork

What is SFCR? The Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) requires that most food companies in Canada — and companies that export to Canada — comply with the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR).

Is Your Supply Chain Customer-Centric?

DynaSys

Successful salespeople tend to sign contracts without worrying about the logistical aspects affected by the conditions of the contract, which is a thorn in the foot for logistics who must comply with the terms of the contract. You have probably had a similar experience to this in your company.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Dropshipping Is Helping to Meet eCommerce Demands

Material Handling & Logistics

A new study from the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University shows that retailers are expanding their virtual inventory without incurring additional carrying and fulfillment costs by utilizing dropship programs

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

Introduction Third-party logistics provider (3PL) is a company that provides outsourced logistics services to other organizations. In the past years, activities of logistics have increased and particularly outsourcing services to 3PL providers.

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Tomorrow's CEOs Will Come from an Unlikely Place: The Supply Chain

Elementum

We live in a world in which customers are no longer impressed by two-day delivery. In fact, it’s now the longest customers are willing to wait.

Blockchain and the Future of Business

Enterra Insights

Blockchain is an enigma. The technology can simplify business transactions but it can also be difficult to use. “There’s no question that blockchain technology has enormous potential,” writes Preethi Kasireddy ( @iam_preethi ), Founder and CEO of TruStory. “Decentralized exchanges, prediction markets, and asset management platforms are just a few of the exciting applications being explored by blockchain developers.”[1]

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. Supply Chain Planning supply chain

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Hey Procurement! It’s Time to SELL! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs.

A Good Economy is the Best Time to Transform Your Supply Chain

Elementum

2019 has been great for business. The economy continues to move from strength to strength despite widespread predictions of the next economic downturn at the beginning of the year.

Welcome to the Supply Chain where the Risks Never Stop Coming

Enterra Insights

In professional football, a quarterback can “take a knee” while holding the ball to end a play and down the ball. Once the quarterback’s knee touches the ground and referees blow their whistles, onrushing opponents must stop their onslaught. There are undoubtedly moments when risk managers would like to “take a knee” in order to find respite from the risks their supply chains face. Unfortunately, taking a knee is not an option.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!