Sat.May 09, 2015 - Fri.May 15, 2015

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Forty years ago as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design. It was a world of heat exchangers , distillation columns, reactors, tanks, pumps, valves and dryers.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

When someone hears the company name “Walmart” several things come to mind from a pop culture standpoint. From the bullying of getting small town business out of business, to the famous “People of Walmart,” to the genearl low approval rating by consumers.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Literally. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books.

A Supply Chain Evangelist can help your mid-size company get on board with strategic supply chain improvements

Take Supply Chain

I recently participated in a Supply & Demand Chain Executive panel webinar on the procurement challenges of small and mid-size companies.

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!

This Week in Logistics News (May 11-15, 2015)

Talking Logistics

According to a survey of 2,000 office workers conducted by management software developer AtTask and market research firm Harris Interactive, people spend 45 percent of their time at work doing this. Can you guess? Answer at the end of the post.

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The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention. In one definition of the term “Internet of Things,” almost all objects have sensors, connectivity to a broader environment, and intelligence.

FMCG SKU Proliferation: How this affects your Customer Service

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG SKUs sneak onto price lists when nobody is looking! Sales & Marketing colleagues prefer new launches to have lengthy lists of SKUs; different flavours, different sizes, different colours, different shapes. How many shelf facings do they want and how many do they really need?

A planning guide for beverage manufacturers in Asia

Quintiq

Last week I explained how individual tastes, compounded by geography, climate and less developed distribution and logistics infrastructure challenge beverage manufacturers in Asia. This week I look at how to tackle those challenges. Let’s start with a scenario.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Digital Disruption: Closing the Connectivity Gap in Manufacturing with Digital Operations

Cerasis

A global marketplace is emerging that represents a huge opportunity for manufacturing. But the market is segmented, demanding specialization that will be tough for traditional manufacturers to handle.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

When you think QAD, do you think SCM?

Logistics Viewpoints

QAD is far better known for their manufacturing than supply chain solutions.

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Columbia Sportswear: Peeling Back the Onion on Your Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

Over the years, I’ve come across many large, brand-name companies that have been successful by many measures, such as revenue growth and profitably, but when you peeled back the onion on their supply chain processes and capabilities, they were far from best-in-class.

What can the SCOR model do for my supply chain?

The Network Effect

The Supply Chain Operations Reference model (“SCOR”) can be useful for measurement and benchmarking purposes.

Welcome to Infrastructure Week, Part 1

Enterra Insights

If you are like me, you have probably never heard of “Infrastructure Week”; but, unlike many other causes celebrated with … Continued. The post Welcome to Infrastructure Week, Part 1 appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Critical Infrastructure Supply Chain

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.

Gamifying Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Our supply chain applications have made giant strides forward in usability in the last several years. There are improved user interfaces, real time alerts and analytics, social media capabilities, and better supply chain visibility (with Google maps, telematics).

Gartner: Recognize and Embrace Change - 2015 Keynote Address

Logility

The digital business is here. It is now. This was the opening statement of the 2015 Gartner Supply Chain Executive keynote address delivered by Peter Sondergaard, SVP of Research for Gartner.

What role should logistics providers play in supply chain performance and benchmarking?

The Network Effect

Visibility of the potential value locked in the current environment is a key driver in a supply network transformation and is being provided by today through cloud-based network platforms.

Turning Big Data into Smart Data for Targeted Marketing

Enterra Insights

“I’m officially sick of the term ‘Big Data’,” writes Scott Fasser (@scottfasser), director of Digital Innovation for HackerAgency. “Marketers have … Continued.

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.

On-Demand Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Did you miss our recent live webcast on Avaya’s supply chain transformation? No problem. The complete webcast is now available on-demand.

2014 NOFOMA Special Issue

SCM Research

I am very happy to present the 2014 NOFOMA Special Issue , which I have recently co-edited for the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. It contains some of the best research that has been presented at the 26 th NOFOMA Conference, which took place at Copenhagen Business School last year. First, the article by da Mota Pedrosa et al.

For Niche Business Fields, Consider a Supply Chain Consultant with Industry Experience

Supply Chains Rock

Jamie Saltos, Kapco Global Whether you. are a local business or a global enterprise, if you spend time moving a. product from point A to point B, figuring out the best way to manage. your supply chain is critical. And while it may not be the most. glamorous part of your business, the thoughtful orchestration of. purchasing, inventory management, product delivery and logistics can. mean the

Welcome to Infrastructure Week, Part 3

Enterra Insights

This is the final article in a three-part series celebrating the third annual Infrastructure Week. According to the website promoting … Continued. The post Welcome to Infrastructure Week, Part 3 appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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.

Kinaxis Introduces SAP APO Customers an Upgrade Path

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Doug Colbeth Based on the conversations we’ve had with prospects, analysts and others in the field, we believe that most, if not all, are seeing SAP’s plans to discontinue standard support for their APO suite as the equivalent of an end-of-life plan without a directly replaceable product from SAP.

Are You Prepared for the Shortage in Supply Chain Talent?

4 Way Logistics

The area that has been affected the most has been middle-management, and the depth of the crisis has been illuminated by recent research. For example, 60 per cent of companies have vacancies they’re having trouble filling.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain. Over the last several months, Walmart— the world's largest retailer— has slowly been increasing the share of products it imports through Mexico, a move that many other retailers have been reluctant to make for decades.

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Welcome to Infrastructure Week, Part 2

Enterra Insights

This is the second article in a series of three celebrating the third annual Infrastructure Week. According to the website … Continued. The post Welcome to Infrastructure Week, Part 2 appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Critical Infrastructure Supply Chain

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.