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

Discover How LEAN Supply Chains Improve Efficiencies, Cut Costs

Ryder Exchange

There’s a simple mantra i n LEAN supply chain management : If it doesn’t add value, it’s eliminated.

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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.

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.

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.

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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?

[Infographic]: How Visual Aids Can Improve Safety in the Workplace

Cerasis

Today we bring you some digestible information around safety in the workplace. Our aim at Cerasis continues and will always be to provide the most important information to those in the manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, and logistics industry.

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.

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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.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

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.

[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.

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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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.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

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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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.

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.

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.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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).

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.

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.

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.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

Simplifying Complex Loads in Transportation

Talking Logistics

Live Episode: Thursday, May 14 at 12:00 ET. As supply chains become more global and distributed, transporting goods from origin to final destination, in a timely and cost-efficient manner, is becoming more challenging and complex. Many shipments today involve multiple modes and legs, utilize pool points, or include multi-stop route plans. How are leading shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) addressing this complexity?

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.

Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Technology Continues to Make a Presence

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, Supply Chain Matters shared our initial impressions of PTC’s LiveWorx 2015 conference, which had a sole focus on the emergence of Internet of Things technology. For us, one of the more interesting notions of PTC’s IoT strategic portfolio was the announced acquisition of ColdLight. According to PTC’s briefing with press and analysts, the […].

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.