Sat.May 18, 2019 - Fri.May 24, 2019

Letting Go of the Generational "Threat" of Technology Advancement

EnVista

Today, people do not think twice about signing up for the next gadget if it makes their life easier. Technology, more often than not, is viewed as a necessity in life.

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ABC Analysis of Inventory: Optimize Business Bottom Line

OptiProERP

The most common concern supply chain management experts struggle with is accurately identifying the causes of inventory inconsistencies. If a discrepancy is identified when users pick an item or perform a count, an inventory correction needs to be performed.

S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Yawn. I spent time this week completing reference calls on the use of S&OP technologies. Seeking the next sequel in technology adoption, I want to write how the confluence of new technologies changed companies’ abilities to improve decisions.

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Benefits of Inventory Serial Number Tracking

EMERGE App

Regular readers will know that we’re big fans of using barcodes and handheld readers for inventory management. But did you know that you can also enjoy all the benefits and advantages of managing your internal stock with barcodes?

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Fulfillment Center vs. Warehouse: How to Know Which Is Right for You

Cerasis

The world of supply chain processes is evolving. The days of handling all needs in a warehouse are both inefficient and fail to meet customers’ basic expectation for omnichannel service.

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Toward a more effective supply chain

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing In its recent e-book, The Path to Modern Supply Chain Planning – Why the Shift from Siloed to Collaborative Is Worth the Journey , Kinaxis identifies the warning signs of ineffective planning as follows: Siloed thinking. Disconnected execution. Lack of executive focus.

Cloud and SaaS: A Perfect Match for Enterprise Labeling

Loftware

The cloud and SaaS in particular may enhance enterprise labeling. Supply Chain Labeling

Winning in an Era of Tariffs and Trade Wars

The Network Effect

The tariff situation changes rapidly. As of today, the Trump administration has imposed about $250 billion in tariffs on imported. The post Winning in an Era of Tariffs and Trade Wars appeared first on The Network Effect.

Editor’s Pick: How Virtual Reality is Transforming the Trucking Industry

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Kuebix’s blog highlights the use of virtual reality (VR) technology to train truck drivers. Virtual reality (VR) is.

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.

Quantum Inventory Theory?

The Smart Software

Physics at the quantum level is quite weird – not at all like what we experience in our usual macroscopic life. Among the oddities are “superposition”, “entanglement”, and “quantum foam.”

Join us at the Global Manufacturing Supply Chain Innovation Summit in Singapore

Loftware

Loftware is delighted to be part of the 9 th Global Manufacturing Supply Chain Innovation Summit taking place in Singapore on May 30-31 2019.

Sustainable Hardwood use in Namibia – A 200-Year Plan

DynaSys

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit” – origin unknown and disputed. Literally not Seeing the Wood From the Trees.

‘FOOD: Bigger than the plate’ – Provenance traces the coffee at the V&A for latest exhibit

Provenance

The V&A in London, the world’s leading museum of art and design, has opened its doors to a major new exhibition exploring our modern food system.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

A Surprising Career Journey

JDA software

Anna Cruz, vice president, Human Resources, has been with JDA for more than 20 years. She shares her journey from humble beginnings, working her way through college, and the surprises she encountered along the way.

Is Your Supply Chain Making an Impact?

APICS

Mismanaged waste causes hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest people to die each year, according to a recent article in The Guardian. Many of these deaths are easily preventable, particularly those that stem from the dangers of discarded plastic

Growing Old: How Aging Parts Can Lead to Supply Chain Disruptions

AFFLINK

How old is your equipment? As your equipment ages, it can lead to significant supply chain disruptions—but it can be difficult to address these problems before they become an issue.

How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions! Article and Infographic, and permission to publish here, provided by Marc McCormack at straightnorth.com.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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Improving Supply Chain ROI in a Tough Tariff Environment

American Global Logistics

After duties on $200 billion in Chinese goods jumped from 10% to 25% earlier this month, businesses barely had time to blink before receiving news of yet another tranche of tariffs.

Digitization and the Future of Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

An anachronism is “a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned.” ” People who live in Pennsylvania are familiar with anachronistic encounters with the Amish who still traverse busy streets riding in horse-drawn carriages. Their way of life survives, even thrives, because it connects to and is supported by the modern world.

The Supply Chain of Tomorrow is Here Today

Supply Chain Collaborator

If you’re not pursuing supply chain digitization, you run the risk of being left behind! For many organizations, all the data created by today’s disparate supply chain management technologies exist in separate silos. The data is the lifeblood of digitization and these siloes are ripe for convergence. Early adopters are well on their way to realizing the amazing benefits and competitive advantage of digitization.

The Inevitable Future of the Internet of Things (IoT)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Internet of Things (IoT) – Welcome the Digital Supply Chain! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer and permission to publish here provided by Rachel Stinson.

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.

The Impact of IMO’s Low-Sulfur Requirement on Shippers

3rdwave

The impact of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) low-sulfur requirements on ocean carriers will reverberate far beyond just carriers when it is brought into force on January 1, 2020. Although carriers will feel the initial brunt of the regulations, the low-sulfur requirement will also have a significant impact on the shippers who use ocean carriers as the primary mode to move their product to market. What is the IMO low-sulfur requirement?

Data and Digitization in Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Manufacturing has been the lifeblood of the global economy for hundreds of years. Because manufacturers have historically moved factories to regions featuring cheap labor and few regulatory restrictions (sometimes referred to as outsourcing or offshoring), a misconception has arisen about the importance manufacturing to national economies.

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Labor Management in the Warehouse to Become Key to Supply Chain Success

Veridian Solutions

Labor management in the warehouse might seem like another trivial task. At its core, labor management in the warehouse refers to scheduling and planning of team member shifts.

The Clothing Supply Chain – From the High Fashion Runway to Landfill!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Videos). Every 3-6 months my wife and I accumulate a bag full of clothing that we no longer wear. We take it to the local Goodwill or Salvation Army.

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.