Sat.Jul 11, 2015 - Fri.Jul 17, 2015

Seven Mistakes to Avoid in Sales and Operations Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Definition of a Mistake: An action or judgment that is misguided or wrong. Synonyms: Error, fault, blunder, oversight, miscalculation or a misunderstanding. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is important to building value chain agility and improving enterprise performance.

The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer

Cerasis

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be popping up in more conversations throughout the entire supply chain , and more businesses have turned towards IoT experts for guidance on how to take advantage of its benefits. The Internet radically changed how the world communicates.

Factory of the future: You’re closer than you think

Quintiq

The deafening whirr of giant machines, the parade of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically transform raw materials and parts into products. There’s nothing quite as impressive as a factory, wouldn’t you agree?

Video Blog: Collaboration for the Value Oriented Supply Chain

OneSCM

TAKE Supply Chain EVP & General Manager Brad Huff discusses moving from a tactical to a value oriented supply chain …and what can be the results for companies that don’t make the shift.

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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.

S&OP: A Tough Nut to Crack

Supply Chain Shaman

Definition. A Tough Nut to Crack: A problem that is very difficult to solve. Cambridge Dictionary. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is over thirty years old. I have been studying it as a researcher for fifteen years.

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When craft beer becomes big beer: 5 tips to boost your microbrew supply chain

Quintiq

Craft beer’s popularity is certainly no novelty: European artisans have been concocting their characteristic brew for centuries, while today’s microbrewing community has been gaining strong momentum since the 1970s. Nowadays, craft has become a strong movement with a loyal following: In the U.S.

The Long Tail of the Supply Chain: Part 2 - Pareto is Dead

ToolsGroup

In last week’s blog , Lora Cecere emphasized the need to forego traditional forecasting and replenishment strategies in the long tail.

The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Industry 4.0: Powered by the Internet of Things & Digital Manufacturing

Cerasis

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Will Forecasts and/or Predictions Benefit The Alignment of Your Priorities and Your Supply Chain?

The Network Effect

Mark Roy/Flickr. This morning I read an article that addressed the use of forecasts and predictions to understand the future of retail. Although an interesting read, I take exception to understanding forecasts and predictions as one in the same.

Video Blog: Collaboration for the Value Oriented Supply Chain

OneSCM

TAKE Supply Chain EVP & General Manager Brad Huff discusses moving from a tactical to a value oriented supply chain…and what can be the results for companies that don’t make the shift.

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How Shippers And Logistics Providers Can Keep The Relationship Fresh

Talking Logistics

The relationship between a shipper and a logistics provider often starts as a transactional process.

A Chocolate Addict’s Plea: Know Your Supply Chain Risks!

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Hi, my name is Alexa and I am a chocoholic. It’s been less than a day since my last indulgence. There’s no two ways about it. When it comes to the cocoa-laden confectionery, I’m hooked. It doesn’t matter if it’s milk, dark or white.

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 1)

ivalua

Since its inception in the late 1980s, strategic sourcing has always been about getting the best value for the goods and services purchased from third party suppliers.

Master data management and the hidden costs of customer service

The Network Effect

CWCS Managed Hosting/Flickr. Note this the second installment in a series of posts on how master data management affect a company’s financial health. In my first post, I explored whether Wall Street should care about your master data management strategy. .

This Week in Logistics News (July 13-17, 2015)

Talking Logistics

My 15 year old Subaru has a parasite. Well, technically, a “parasitic drain” on the battery. That’s what the AAA guy who came yesterday afternoon to jump start my car told me. The car is dead again this morning.

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FMCG: ERP’s – how will you cope when yours fails?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Yes I know, the recent blog posts have been a little Blog Gold meets Classic Blog with a touch of All Our Yesterdays and the History Channel but here is a fresh new offering. The last few months have been very busy both on the business and domestic fronts.

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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.

S&OP Maturity – Going Beyond the Demand-Supply Match

Logility

We’ve seen many companies reach plateaus in their S&OP maturity. For some organizations, the momentum slows shortly after they successfully balance demand and supply volumes.

This Week in Logistics News (July 11 – 17)

Logistics Viewpoints

The economics studies in which I have engaged over the years have always highlighted the ways in which economic activity (production, supply chain, services) impacts financial factors such as stock markets and currency values.

Driving Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Live Episode: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:00 ET. The first three episodes of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence , how to define and implement an effective transportation strategy , and the important role technology plays in helping companies successfully execute their transportation strategy.

Sense and Respond – A Concept In Need of More Than Just Lip Service

Kinaxis

by Lori Smith “Sense and Respond”, or as we position it, “Know Sooner, Act Faster”, is a favorite topic on the Kinaxis blog. Many have had a lot to say on the topic (see here , here and here as examples). And now, so do our customers.

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.

Checklist Software Selection 3.0

Supply Chain Movement

Ten questions to help you choose the right software vendor. The market for business software is continuing to evolve with cloud-based solutions for sales & operations planning, supply chain visibility and even ERP.

Procter & Gamble’s Supply Chain Control Tower

Logistics Viewpoints

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has one of the best supply chains in the world. But when their top supply chain executives talk about supply chain management, it can be hard to understand what they are talking about. P&G has rather forgone talking about supply chain systems and instead talks about their investments in analytics. They […]. Business Intelligence Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Logistics Technologies control tower Procter & Gamble supply chain

“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The theme of this year’s Descartes Evolution 2015 Global User & Partner Conference , held in May in Miami, Florida, was “Logistics Integration — What’s Next?”

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Elementum Whiteboards: China's Market Crash

Elementum

In our newest whiteboard video, we explain how China's bust happened, and what it could mean for the global supply chain. Take a look

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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.