Sat.Sep 15, 2018 - Fri.Sep 21, 2018

Supply Chain Risk Hits the Big Time

Enterra Insights

For too long, supply chain risk management has been mostly confined within supply chain circles. CEOs and government agencies were more than happy to let a few experts deal with supply chain challenges. Thanks to a rise in cyber attacks, supply chain risk management is receiving attention in all quarters.

Why is Demand Forecasting important for effective Supply Chain Management?

Arkieva

Demand forecasting forms an essential component of the supply chain process. It’s the driver for almost all supply chain related decisions. While demand forecasting is undeniably important, it’s also one of the most difficult aspects of supply chain planning. Why is Demand Forecasting important for effective Supply Chain Management? was first posted on September 18, 2018 at 11:58 am. ©2017

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries

Transportfolio

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries | Transportfolio. Do you ever worry about experiencing a general average declaration for your ocean shipments? It’s time to assess what’s at stake and think about how you can minimize your risk.

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WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

eCommerce is growing faster than ever, and everyone is working to find the latest and greatest way to overcome their competitors. The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth.

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.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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The Missing Link? EU Supply Chains after Brexit

SCM Research

The United Kingdom has been one of the key links in EU supply chains for more than 40 years. BBC Newsnight has recently reported on how Brexit could break that chain and what the consequences could be for manufacturers.

What Are the Available B2B E-Commerce Platforms Shippers Should Consider for Dropshipping?

Cerasis

Improving e-commerce platform use for business-to-business (B2B) shippers is an integral step to meet growing demand in the world of e-commerce. E-commerce is expanding at an annual growth rate of approximately 19 percent, but actual growth rates could easily exceed this margin.

Key learnings from Supply Chain Insights’ Global Summit

AIMMS

It was a pleasure to attend this month’s Supply Chain Insights Summit in Philadelphia. The conference, organized by Supply Chain Shaman Lora Cecere and her team, was structured around a compelling theme: “imagine the supply chain of 2030.”

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The customer is king. Can you give him what he wants – before he wants it?

Quintiq

Companies know that the customer is king. So, what does a king want? Customers want to be able to personalize the look and feel of their products. They want to be able to place an order anytime, anywhere and from any vendor.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

How Advanced Analytics Technology Addresses the Gender Gap

River Logic

Feeling and logic. Throughout corporate history, these primary behaviors have been respectively assigned to women and men, although we know these labels aren’t always accurate. Take Steve Jobs.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Unfortunately, e-commerce is incredibly complex.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday, another flight home from a conference. This time I’ll be returning from enVista’s FUEL 2018 conference where I am giving a keynote presentation this morning on Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon. Stay tuned for my takeaways from the conference in a future post.

Building a Digital Supply Chain

E2open

Current supply chain management approaches have run out of steam.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

APICS 2018 Will Provide New Insights As Always

CHAINalytics

Food Logistics Tips for Making Sure Perishable Foods Are Safe During Transit

Cerasis

One of the most challenging tasks in the food and beverage industry involves making sure foods and supplies reach their destination in top form. What makes this particularly difficult in the modern supply chain is the number of parties or partners that exchange goods — often there are many.

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New Research Finds Customer Experience as Key Driver to Supply Chain Innovation

BluJay Solutions

BluJay and Adelante SCM team up on new research, revealing customer experience as key driver for modern supply chain logistics innovation.

Avon Calls on E2open for Better Supply Chain Performance

E2open

Avon has a widely distributed supplier and sales base, short product lifecycles, and a constant flow of changing promotions that influence demand. Learn why Avon chose to work with E2open to develop a supply chain solution specifically for its unique business model.

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.

Editor’s Pick: Fluid Futures – Creating Value from Uncertainty

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post by Daniel Martins from GEODIS’s blog discusses how startups and innovation are disrupting the supply chain landscape, and how there’s always a new idea or opportunity around the corner. “In

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

Cerasis

E-commerce growth has become part of the record books. According to Eric Rice of Supply Chain 24/7, e-commerce growth in 2017 grew faster than it has since 2011. E-commerce grew 49 percent, moving from 10 percent of total retail sales to 13 percent. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy.

Blockchain in Logistics: When Will Blockchain Be Commonplace in the Logistics Industry?

Shipchain

Blockchain and logistics have been a major talking point for supply chain leaders since the creation of Bitcoin.

Achieving End-to-End Visibility in Your Outsourced Supply Chain

E2open

To run today’s supply chains requires a new paradigm, one that extends what ERP has done for the company within its four walls to the new reality of the multi-enterprise supply chain. This new paradigm is called a Supply Chain Operating Network.

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.

Lessons from Disrupted Companies

Talking Logistics

“Disruptive technology doesn’t sneak up on anybody; it’s nearly always loudly heralded long before its victims fall prey to it.”. That is one of the observations that Thornton A. May, a futurist and author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics , makes after researching why market leaders sometimes fall prey to disruptive technology.

[PODCAST] Transportation Tech & Data is Bringing Shippers & Truckers Together in the Quest for “Shipper of Choice”

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome Daniel Serewicz & Eric Weidl of Dock411. Dock411 is an app designed to help drivers save time and money at their pick-up and drop-off locations by showing them details about their stops before they make them. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.”

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Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

City planners around the world are wrestling with how to untangle traffic snarls in inner cities. Their goal is to make cities cleaner and more livable. The picture often painted of the smart city of the future is one featuring clean air and uncrowded streets — thanks to convenient mass transit and an increased number of pedestrian malls.

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Is Supply Chain’s Star Rising?

Supply Chain @ MIT

For several decades now supply chain management has been on the rise. Having coalesced out of traditional support functions including purchasing, distribution and production operations late last century, the profession saw a surge in relevance with the arrival of extensive free trade and the internet. The combination of fast growing global supply bases and ubiquitous […].

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.