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?

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.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

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 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

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

Cerasis

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Oracle Expands Supply Chain Management Public Cloud into Order Fulfillment

Supply Chain Matters

Oracle today announced an expansion of the Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud with the inclusion of two new applications, Oracle Order Management Cloud and Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud. These new applications are part of Release 10 or Oracle SCM Cloud, not to be confused with the predominant on-site Oracle Business Systems (EBS) suite of […]. Online Customer Fulfillment Oracle Supply Chain Technology Oracle Inc.

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!

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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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Drayage: Truck Turn Time

PLS Logistics

The drayage business is facing a crisis in ports from California to New Jersey. Congestion at coastal ports is adding millions to shipping costs while reducing productivity of drayage companies and threatening commerce’s explosion.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Tesla Motors Moves Forward with Battery Gigafactory

Supply Chain Matters

Seventeen months ago, business and social media was abuzz with electric automobile maker Tesla Motors’s audacious plans to build its own $5 billion electric battery “gigafactory within the United States, capable of supplying up to 500,000 electric vehicles per year. Plans indicated that the plant, would ultimately be able to produce batteries at 30 percent less cost, […].

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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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.

Video Blog: Collaboration for the Value Oriented Supply Chain

Take Supply Chain

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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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

New Iterations and Larger Stakes in Supplier Based Innovation

Supply Chain Matters

In 2012, The Economist described the dawn of the Third Industrial Revolution, an era that would feature the digitization of manufacturing and the use of new, stronger and more innovative composite materials. And indeed, that trend continues at a rapid pace. Competing in this new era requires manufacturers to invest in new technologies that can […].

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.

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.

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.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Major Blast Occurs at Zodiac Aerospace Fabricated Material Plant

Supply Chain Matters

Supply chain risk management and Sales and Operations planning teams for both Airbus, Boeing and other commercial aerospace aircraft producers are likely hard at work today after news of the powerful explosion at the Zodiac Aerospace factory located in Washington State last night. According to various news reports, the explosion that occurred at Zodiac’s Newport […].

“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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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.

Video Blog: Collaboration for the Value Oriented Supply Chain

Take Supply Chain

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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Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.