Sat.Dec 14, 2019 - Fri.Dec 20, 2019

Amazon’s Relationships with Carriers Further Frays over the Holiday Season

Intelligent Audit

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported a rather shocking development – Amazon is now blocking its third-party sellers from using FedEx ground for Prime shipments.

The Ultimate SCOR Model for Supply Chain Decisions

River Logic

Supply Chain Supply Chain Excellence SCOR Model Supply Chain Planning

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Did the Grinch Use Supply Chain Technologies?

Talking Logistics

This past weekend I was trying to get into the holiday spirit and caught the original animated 1966 version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on television.

How Santa Will Evolve in a Digitized Sustainable World

Gravity Supply Chain

The post How Santa Will Evolve in a Digitized Sustainable World appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Big data Supply Chain Visibility

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!

The Secret to Effective Supplier Onboarding – Tiering 


Vishal Patel, VP Product Marketing, Ivalua. One size does not fit all when it comes to supplier onboarding. Best practices have evolved to a tiered approach that segments suppliers and adapts to dynamic business needs. . A tiered approach to supplier onboarding helps Sourcing and Procurement leaders develop a sensible list of checks and resources. Among other things, this prevents redundancies when suppliers get asked the same questions by multiple departments. .

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2020 Supply Chain Management Trends


Intro to 2020 Supply Chain Management Trends. The new year is upon us, and with the end of 2019 we reach the end of the decade – and the beginning of 2020. Throughout the last decade, the main trends were digitization and globalization.

These Three Technologies are Hot, But Are Supply Chains Adopting Them?

Logistics Bureau

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotics are some of the hottest technologies to grace the business stage, if the media is to be believed. Have they hit the mainstream in major industries though? We took a look at the state of adoption in the supply chain world, and here’s what we found.

You Can’t Play Ostrich with Supply Chain Risks

Enterra Insights

The late George Alfred Carman, a leading English barrister, once stated of acquaintance, “He behaved like an ostrich and put his head in the sand, thereby exposing his thinking parts.”[1] ”[1] Companies who metaphorically bury their heads in the sand rather than confront supply chain risks are also exposing their thinking parts.

How We’re Building the Supply Chain of the Future with Customers


Globalization is rapidly adding complexity to the supply chain, changing needs of shippers around the world. Supply chain professionals are under pressure to produce more results with less resources.

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.

Achieve a Responsive Supply Chain Without Creating Supply Chain Chaos

Logistics Viewpoints

Companies want to be responsive. But they also want to create business plans that give them some level of certainity that financial goals can be achieved. How do you do both? Supply chain planning with the ability to do concurrent planning is one answer.

‘Tis the Season to Make Sense of Seasonal Demand with Machine Learning

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

Demand forecasting augmented by machine learning helps you better meet customer expectations with reduced inventory investment. Artificial Intelligence supply chain

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare


The Chinese New Year (abbreviated as CNY) in the United States is often nothing more than a blip on the radar. For some Americans, the holiday comes and goes without them even noticing.

In Search of the Dashboard You Deserve


Most software packages show current views of current forecasts, sales, production, and inventory. But what if you wanted visibility of the underlying trends, changes, patterns in all systems. In Search of the Dashboard You Deserve was first posted on December 18, 2019 at 9:50 am. ©2017

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.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2020 (Who knew I’d still be writing this blog 18 years later!)


Although I didn’t come out with any new years’ predictions last year at this time, it’s the start of a new decade, so predictions are definitely in order. However, I also came to realize that I’ve been writing this blog now for more than a decade!

How Blockchain Could Mitigate Your Food Recall Losses


This hasn’t been the best year for lettuce. Coli outbreaks have led to multiple recalls in the past few months, causing serious illness in more than 150 people nationwide since July.

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Circular Supply Chains: The impact.


Changing a supply chain near you. In a previous post , I wrote on the emergence of Circular Supply Chain models and, whether we welcome it or not, there is a new future coming soon to a supply chain near you. In fact, for many companies, it has already began.

6 ideas to improve warehouse efficiency

6 River Systems

The efficiency of your warehouse is an integral part of your business. When operations run smoothly, customers get their orders on time, your staff stays safe and costs are kept to a minimum.

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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.

3 Challenges Facing Supply Chain in the Next 5 Years!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Ralf Llanasas at It can sometimes feel as though our commercial landscape is in a constant state of flux.

The Rise of Sustainable eCommerce

EV Cargo Technology

Consumers’ buying habits have changed drastically over the years with the raising popularity of eCommerce. With the benefits of around the clock opening hours, flexible delivery times and friendly exchange policies, online shopping is so convenient for shoppers with internet access to order almost any conceivable products. Research has shown that in 2018, eCommerce sales accounted for 14 percent of retail sales worldwide.

The More Things Change: 7 Totally Predictable Supply Chain Predictions for 2020

Talking Logistics

We all know the saying: The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is certainly true in supply chain and logistics.

Building real solutions for real customers

DELMIA Quintiq

Sometimes, the best value you can gain at work happens away from your desk. This was certainly the case with the DELMIA Quintiq Developing Customers – IT Experts Day.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Supply Chain: Learning How to Dance

Supply Chain Shaman

My aged hand drapes the barre on the celebration of Global Ballet day. Dutifully, no matter how bad I performed in the last class, I return to the barre, extend my right hand and start a new class. There is a soothing familiarity to refine moves that defy my capabilities.

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12 Ways To Get Control Over Supplier Master Data


Jarrod McAdoo, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua. Procure-to-pay (P2P) automation and analytics won’t work very well without accurate supplier master data. Yet that goal — data accuracy — remains a considerable challenge for many Procurement and Accounts Payable organizations.

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Procurement in the Digital Age

Talking Logistics

There has been a lot of discussion the past couple of years about digital transformation, which is impacting all aspects of supply chain management, including procurement. What’s new and different with procurement in this digital age? What impact is technology having? How can external partners help companies achieve excellence in procurement? Those are some of. Read more Procurement in the Digital Age.

SAP and Oracle vs. The Best of Breeds: Lessons from the Supply Chain Planning Market

Logistics Viewpoints

Oracle and SAP are the two largest suppliers of enterprise applications are also leaders in the supply chain planning (SCP) market, but the leadership is being contested. Their arguements for why customers should choose their planning solution go beyond their applications functionality.

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.