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Is S&OP Excellence Slip Slidin’ Away?

Supply Chain Shaman

At what point does erosion cause the side of a mountain to give way? It is usually the small shifts… over time, there is degradation. And, then suddenly, the mountain gives way collapsing to the land below. S&OP Slip Slidin’ Away.

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How a WMS can extend your warehouse capabilities


When we look at the benefits of a WMS in your warehouse, distribution center, supply chain, or business, we generally look at the tangible, measurable impact that and implementation can have. Warehouse Best Practice

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Traceability versus Transparency: What’s the difference and which one should my brand be focused on?


Are you launching a new transparent brand in 2020? Perhaps you’re aiming to announce a fully-traceable supply chain for a new product? Maybe you see these as the same thing…? We get that a lot.

Reducing Risk in your Global Supply Chain

Maine Pointe

Collin Ziemerink EVP Manufacturing at Maine Pointe and Neil Willings Head of Supplier Risk at SGS, consider why today’s supply chains must evolve faster to mitigate the risks, prevent margin erosion and maintain competitive advantage in a rapidly changing global market.

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!

Coronavirus: What consequences can be expected for global supply chain management?

All Things Supply Chain

The highly contagious coronavirus is the cause of new headlines every hour. In addition to the threatening increase in the number of infections and deaths, the economy is also affected.… … Editor's Picks General Supply Chain Management coronavirus logistics supply chain management

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Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning


The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. With the introduction of digital supply chains, the industry is moving into an era arguably on par with the industrial revolution.

Companies Get Serious About Climate Change

Enterra Insights

Everyone is familiar with the canary in the coal mine analogy. Currently, there are a couple of such canaries on the world stage — Venice and Australia. Venice is flooding and Australia is burning. Both situations are attributed to and exacerbated by climate change. McKinsey analysts Dickon Pinner and Kevin Sneader ask, “Does your business treat climate change as a far-off risk, something for the future but not a priority today?”[1] ”[1] They warn, “That’s a mistake.

Understanding the Total Cost of Packaging to Boost Supply Chain Profitability


If you’re looking to reduce your cost of goods sold (COGS) and increase profitability, it may be time to review your packaging designs and systems. Many companies see packaging cost as just a small piece of their total COGS involving only the actual packaging materials used, but this mindset leaves a lot of money on … The post Understanding the Total Cost of Packaging to Boost Supply Chain Profitability appeared first on Chainalytics.

The Retail Supply Chain Revolution

Logistics Viewpoints

There is a revolution in retail supply chains. The rapid growth in ecommerce is driving technological innovation and experimentation at an uprecedented rate. The post The Retail Supply Chain Revolution appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Retail Amazon retail supply chain

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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.

Order Management Improvement: Best Practices for Retailers & E-Commerce Companies

Veridian Solutions

An order management system (OMS) is the system of record for maintaining orders and handling inventory. In the omnichannel supply chain , order management improvement leads to confident inventory management across all channels.

The conscious consumer – Buying the change they want retail to make?


Once satisfied by the right quality and a fair price, consumer expectations have now evolved far beyond this dual dimension view of a retailer’s product offering.

Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

Technology can have a significant impact on supply chains, but supply chain digitization still lags behind digitization of other areas of business across many industries.

Essential Analytics for the Supply Chain of the Future


Looking back on ‘essential analytics for the supply chain of the future’ predictions from five years ago reveals some interesting truths. Now and then it’s worthwhile to look back and examine the opinions we held, individually and corporately, about the current and future state of the supply chain analytics industry. Thankfully, the web is filled with digital time capsules. To that end, we exhumed a series of four Halo blog posts about supply chain analytics, written back in 2014.

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.

2020 - the year of the Supply Chain

Prophetic Technology

2019 ended with the record online-sales history , Amazon launched one-day shipping as the new benchmark for Prime members, tariffs constrained operations, and 9,100 stores closed! supply chain logistics retail predictive

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020


2020 seemed a world away just a few years ago and yet, here we are. This promises to be a very eventful year. What’s on the horizon for supply chain professionals? Here are three trends to consider. . Sustainability on the agenda.

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How Your Warehouse Can Navigate Costly Global Supply Chain Disruptions


With over 17,000 infections and more than 300 deaths, recent news about the outbreak of the coronavirus in China has grabbed attention from a global audience, including supply chain and logistics managers.

Coronavirus: Supply Chain Risk Management Back in Spotlight

Talking Logistics

The coronavirus, which the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency last week, is starting to have an impact on supply chains. Starbucks, Google, and Apple are among the many companies that have scaled back operations in China in response to the outbreak. “As

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.

Coronavirus: Implications for supply chains and the people who power them


by Jay Muelhoefer Today’s global supply chain leaders know to expect the unexpected. They prepare for natural disasters, sudden regulatory changes, social and economic shifts, and even cyber attacks. But some events are more disruptive than others.

Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics


A couple of years ago, The Economist published an article claiming the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.

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Enterprise Labeling is Essential for Meeting High Traceability Standards


Traceability around the world can help supply chains improve. Counterfeiting Regulatory Retail Manufacturing Labeling Transportation & Logistics Logistics Track & Traceability Standardization Barcode Labeling GS1

Advanced Logistics Technology Trends: A Look at the Cloud, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain & More


Advanced logistics technologies provide an opportunity to do more with less, improve the use of automation within the supply chain, learn from the mountain of data, and find ways to create more engaging experiences in a digital world. Plenty of newer technologies have taken the focal point, including the cloud, machine learning, the Internet More.

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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.

2020 The Year To Address The Elephant in Every Room – Data


North Carolina State Poole College of Management recently produced this 28 page report entitled “ 2019 Supply Chain Data Quality and Governance Study ”.

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Five Ways Data Is Transforming the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Real-time supply chain data is the foundation for trust between supply chain partners. And so it follows that the data – and the data supplier – that underpins any network should be agnostic. From a technology perspective, the typical enterprise in the supply chain is a collection of silos. With a solid foundation of common data across these silos, trust can blossom between supply chain partners. The post Five Ways Data Is Transforming the Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Evaluating Supply Chain Transformation

Enterra Insights

The first of the year is a traditional time for retrospection and contemplation. The rush of the holiday season is over and people take time to recharge themselves for the coming year’s activity. The new year is also a good time for supply chain professionals to evaluate how their value chains need to transform in the months and years ahead to meet changing business conditions, such as the recent coronavirus outbreak.

[PODCAST] Logistics Industry Investments: A Conversation with an Investor & Tech Founder


Listen to “Logistics Industry Investments: A Conversation with an Investment Firm” on Spreaker. Logistics Technology Resources An Introduction to Blockchain and Its Potential Benefits and Drawbacks in Supply Chain Management Download White Paper Revenue Growth At The Hand Of Improved Digital Supply Chains Download White Paper The Digital Supply Chain: The Landscape, Trends, Types, More.

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.