Sat.May 11, 2019 - Fri.May 17, 2019

High-Performance Fulfillment: The 5-Point Guide to HPF Strategy

ModusLink Corporation

Today’s brands are up against increasingly steep consumer expectations for immediacy. Companies need to get products in the hands of customers faster, more consistently and without incident (like a missing part)—lest their brand reputation suffer.

How Logistics Is Proving that Amazon Needs to Be Regulated

Freightos

A version of this article originally appeared on JOC.com. . A few days ago, Amazon announced one day delivery plans.

The Future of Supply Chains Falls to Younger Workers and Robots

Enterra Insights

By any measure, today’s supply chains are remarkable accomplishments. They often span the globe and, despite often requiring hundreds of transactions, shipments move through the supply chain keeping store shelves stocked and consumers happy. Supply chains have been around since the earliest human settlements began trading goods. Each succeeding generation of supply chain professionals builds on the hard work and wisdom of professionals in preceding generations.

5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains

Cerasis

The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe.

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.

Planning accuracy…can you get too much of a good thing?

AIMMS

F ulfilling the need for resi lience to change in long – term planning while providing accuracy in short – term planning can improve business performance and reduce stress levels. . Attempting to forecast the unforecastable is a tendency of many supply chain professionals.

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From supply chain survival to leader: How you can follow Lenovo’s lead and find success during an acquisition

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater. Ben Massie from @Lenovo talking transitioning from #survivalmode to #leadership mode at #GartnerSCC. pic.twitter.com/TXmFojVBHZ. Alexa Cheater (@Alexa_Cheater) May 13, 2019.

Are Supply Chain Executives Prepared For a Supply Chain Talent Crisis?

Cerasis

The supply chain talent crisis is a significant problem that will cause widespread disruption in the industry. More workers are retiring, and there are just not enough members from the newer generations interested in the industry.

The Absolut Company: Balancing Service and Inventory Creates a Delicious Mix

ToolsGroup

The world’s #2 selling vodka brand leaves nothing to chance when it comes to quality and sustainability. Here’s how they teamed up with ToolsGroup partner Optilon for a seamless supply chain planning process.

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Retail Apocalypse Predicted to Continue

Enterra Insights

An apocalypse is defined as an event involving destruction or damage on an awesome or catastrophic scale. Over the past several years, thousands of brick-and-mortar retail stores have closed in what has been called the Retail Apocalypse. A couple of years ago, Robin Wigglesworth ( @RobinWigg ) charted the beginnings of the Retail Apocalypse and noted it shouldn’t have been a surprise “given the vast overbuilding of stores and shopping malls in recent decades.”[1]

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What Amazon’s One-Day Delivery Promise Means for Supply Chains

Kuebix

Amazon is once again raising the bar for speed of delivery with its announcement on May 13, 2019 that the company’s new goal is to make 1-day delivery standard for Prime customers.

Eurovision Song Contest, APO and.ABBA!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

There are many ways to link all the different planning activities in your FMCG/Pharma company. This could be done with one single tool like the SAP Advanced Planning Optimiser or a host of other tools and packages. Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain Forecasting & Demand Planning

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Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate. The only way to take control of your future is to double down on quality. Product quality directly impacts the profitability of a company. The cost of poor quality is so closely related to supplier quality and compliance that manufacturers must give the proper attention and resources to the optimization of their upstream partnerships.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Executives see AI, Cognitive Analytics and Cloud as the Path to Innovation and Speed to Market

JDA software

According to research, executives are investing in new cloud-based AI and cognitive analytics capabilities that will provide them with end-to-end visibility and traceability across their extended supply networks, starting them on the road to autonomous supply chains.

Struggling to innovate

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics service providers seem to be struggling to innovate, despite the thriving economy. There are of course a few clouds darkening the horizon (e.g.

When Shipments Miss Estimated Delivery Date, WISMO Reigns

Convey

On a quiet, stormy Thursday evening just before Mother’s Day, warehouse workers loaded up […]. The post When Shipments Miss Estimated Delivery Date, WISMO Reigns appeared first on Convey. Retail Supply Chain

9% increase in transparency since 2017 and brands as a force for good: transparency roundup

Provenance

Shoppers are increasingly demanding more information behind the things they buy. So we’re here to bring you the key developments, innovations and events from the businesses leading the way. Welcome to our monthly Transparency Roundup.

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.

Gazing into the Crystal Ball

JDA software

JDA’s Crystal Ball event began last year across our two India-based Centers of Excellence to tackle the constant shift in technology head-on through our best asset – our people!

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Peak Season or Seasons?

BluJay Solutions

Adapting your logistics and supply chain operations for multiple waves of peak. When is peak season for your business?

Flexible Online Fulfillment and the ‘Power of Two’ in Canada

Supply Chain Network

In Canada, customer demands for more rapid and cost-effective e-commerce delivery are increasing on a daily basis. Online sellers, since the dawn of e-commerce, have successfully serviced Canada from one fulfillment operation.

Proving sustainably-sourced ingredients in health and wellness foods

Provenance

Food brands have always recognised the importance of sourcing the right ingredients. Choosing where ingredients come from is a critical choice in determining the final quality of the product.

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.

Blockchain and Edge Computing: Supercharging the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Emerging technologies like predictive analytics, augmented reality and blockchain have the potential to transform supply-chain operations. Leading the charge for businesses in the digital age: edge computing

Collaboration in a Multi-Enterprise Environment

DynaSys

Today I will be discussing multi-enterprise supply chains. Specifically, collaboration and communication methods used to facilitate coordination across multiple legal entities. Modern supply chains have successfully become increasingly connected and global.

Robotic Warehouses: Why Are Companies Straggling Behind the Movement?

Veridian Solutions

Robotic warehouses have great potential. Supply chain leaders across the globe scour the latest technologies and capabilities of robots. The reasoning is simple; robots offer a tireless army of workers without the hassle of managing human laborers.

The Trade War Latest: What Supply Chain Professionals Should Consider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the May 10 increase in duty rates on certain Chinese-made imports—and China’s subsequent retaliation on U.S.-made made goods—I think we can all safely agree the United States and China are in a fully-fledged trade war.

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.