Sat.Aug 31, 2019 - Fri.Sep 06, 2019

To Move Forward, We Need to be Clear on What We Are Automating

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past six years, I have spent my labor day weekend preparing for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Next week, I will welcome over 100 participants to the annual event. The event is designed to Imagine Supply Chain 2030. The format of the conference is different than most.

Dock appointment scheduling the smart way

Descartes

Whether managing the complexity of fresh food or meeting customer promises for rapid delivery, the efficiency with which retailers and suppliers manage the inbound and outbound processes within the Distribution Centre (DC) or warehouse is critical.

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The Back-To-School Shopping Season: The Future of Retail

Clear Spider

The school bells are ringing and the beginning of a brand new school year is starting. By now, everyone has completed all, if not most, of their back to school shopping. Over the past couple weeks we have all see the advertisements for the newest clothes, backpacks, laptops, and school supplies.

Golf and the art of supply chain improvement

Kinaxis

by Alison Crawford. I’ll admit it, I am a not a great golfer. Even though I can now drive the ball well, two years ago I could barely make contact. Like every golfer, my short game needs work and more often than not I’m happy to just get the ball on the green, never mind close to the pin.

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!

Leading Challenges in Inventory Visibility and How to Solve Them

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders and managers have a mountain of responsibilities and oversee vast enterprises. Timeliness, speed, and order accuracy are some of the most in-demand aspects of today’s omnichannel world, but significant challenges still exist with inventory visibility.

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How do supply chain professionals rate their demand forecast’s accuracy?

AIMMS

Part I in our series on assessing your Demand Forecasting process. 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?

Dreaming about accurate forecasts?

DELMIA Quintiq

There is a saying among forecast users: “ If you forecast, you may be wrong; but you will always be wrong if you do not forecast.”.

Increase Your RFP Win Rate by Fixing the Bid and Tender Process with John Golob

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:52] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am a John Golob, Founder and CMO of Winmore. We are based in San Francisco.

As Baby Boomers Retire, Don’t Let Tribal Knowledge Retire with Them

Enterra Insights

The youngest members of the generation known as Baby Boomers are approaching retirement age. If companies allow Baby Boomers’ years of expertise to walk out the door without capturing it, they are losing a valuable asset.

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!

This Week in Logistics News (August 31 – September 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s that time of year again. And no, I don’t mean back to school or the home stretch of the baseball season. I mean football season is kicking off. And once again, my hometown Patriots are set to raise another Super Bowl banner on opening night. In a step away from the norm, the NFL season did not kick off with the defending Super Bowl champions hosting the Thursday night game. My guess is that […].

Hurricane Dorian Threatens Supply Chains Needed for Recovery

Kuebix

When Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane this past Sunday, it left devastation in its wake. The storm brought with it high winds and extreme flood waters that would rip off roofs and ruin houses. Adding to the destructive nature of the storm was its slow movement up the coast.

10 Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Manufacturing Today

IQMS

AI has the potential to create $1.4T to $2.6T of value in marketing and sales across the world’s businesses, and $1.2T to $2T in supply-chain management and manufacturing.

How hurricanes affect freight

DAT Solutions

Hurricane season always brings the risk of massive disruptions – not just to supply chains, but to people’s lives and well-being. Best Practices and Benchmarks

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.

Never Automate a Bad Process!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! When I was presenting the latest Supply Chain Strategic Plan the CEO said to me, “We’ve already spent millions on Supply Chain!

Distribution Services Set for Exceptional Growth with Automation

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In today’s global village, the demand for distribution services is escalating rapidly due to the increasing complexity of supply chain operations, the expanding e-commerce, and retail sectors, and a pressing need to deliver swiftly and enhance the customer experience.

Hurricane Dorian Impacting Shipments

Savi

Savi’s tagline is “The Value of Knowing”. As Hurricane Dorian bears down on the ports of Florida and potentially others up the East Coast, knowing where your shipments are in relation to the storm is pretty important.

Robots in the Building: The Positive Influence of AI for Supply Chain Planners

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

Supply Chain Planning Artificial Intelligence

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.

How to Keep Up with Rising Consumer Shipping Expectations

AFFLINK

Two-day, one-day, and same-day shipping—it's becoming a trend. How can you match customer expectations when they keep rising? Direct to consumer brands need to be able to provide reliable, fast shipping to their customers, and that means taking a deep look at their supply chain practices.

Supply Chain Digitization Efforts are in Full Swing

Enterra Insights

Suppliers are Friends, not Food!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Strategic Supplier Relationship Management – Do’s and Don’ts. Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. “Fish are friends, not food.”.

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Unleashing your potential: outsourcing strategic processes

KEPLER Consulting

Outsourcing strategic processes can bring more added value to secure performance and enable internal resources to focus on the big picture.

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.

Top 7 Benefits of System driven Inventory Projections

Arkieva

Scientific and system-driven Inventory Projection facilitates a quick decision-making process and enables a prompt analysis of alternative what-if scenarios. The following are the top 7 benefits of system driven inventory projection.

Blockchain and Supply Chain are Becoming Inextricably Tied

Enterra Insights

In the past, articles about blockchain (aka distributed ledger) technology primarily focused on cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin. Increasingly, however, articles about blockchain technology focus on how it can help improve supply chain operations. Today’s supply chains are mindbogglingly complex and blockchain has the potential to address some of that complexity.

If there is a recession, you should …

The Smart Software

Continuously update your inventory control parameters: reorder points, order quantities, safety stocks, mins, maxes, lead times. Beyond that, you should be updating your inventory strategies. The post If there is a recession, you should … appeared first on Smart Software.

Two Ways You Can be in Control of Lead Time

Unleashed

Ensuring your business has enough stock on hand is a juggling act. Most businesses store inventory to ensure they have enough to meet a surge in customer demand. However, they run the risk of tying up capital in excess inventory.

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!