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How Can You Seize Opportunity If You Cannot Manage Risk?

Supply Chain Shaman

Global growth is slowing to levels of GDP. Notice that the average growth for consumer nondurables (often termed household products) is 1.7%, as shown in Table 1. This is a far cry from the pre-recessionary growth rate of 6%.

The American Revolution and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Today in America, we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The American Revolution left us with stories of heroism, betrayal, sacrifice, and struggle. Few people, however, think about the war for independence and the vital role played by the supply chain. The justification most often cited for the revolution is the unfairness of taxation without representation; or, as the Declaration states: “Imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.”

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

For most individuals, surprises can be wonderful—but, as a shipper, you try to avoid them at all costs. Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense. Your best bet to avoid unexpected trouble?

In Logistics, the Last Few Feet are as Important as the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

There are 5,280 feet in a mile. Logistics providers know their job isn’t complete until every foot of the last mile is covered. Even when a product travels thousands of miles, those last few feet are often the most challenging. Edwin Jiang notes, “Today, the last mile remains both the most challenging and costly segment of the journey, accounting for nearly 50 percent of the total cost of delivery.

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.

Optimized Planning for an Explosive 4th of July

Logility

I love the 4 th of July Holiday. As a kid, the 4 th of July always represented the best of the summer school break and often included fun activities like camping, fishing, spending time in a park, parades, and wonderful firework displays.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a long hot week here in Boston, and even though we had the 4th of July holiday tucked in the middle, I still feel like I need another break.

SC and Sales senior team squabbles: Always bad for business

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Another sign of getting old I guess. When was the last time you watched a football match when no tattoos were on show and the haircuts did not look like something out of the Time Warp musical? As I write England is still involved yet we are all waiting for the inevitable elimination on penalties.

Process Chemicals – A Complex Supply Chain in Motion

Logility

On a recent road trip to retrieve my daughter from college I drove past a handful for chemical manufacturing plants of various types. Viewing a chemical manufacturing plant from a distance everything seems so peaceful and static.

Most Popular Supply Chain Posts of 2018 So Far (Part 1)

The Network Effect

With the mid-year upon us, it’s time to review what people are reading. Next week we’ll reveal the top five. The post Most Popular Supply Chain Posts of 2018 So Far (Part 1) appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Supply Chain Management The Network Effect control towers digital transformation disruption retail TMS transportation

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Final Mile Delivery: The Role of TMS and Predictive Analytics

Talking Logistics

Even though shipments may be transported over hundreds of miles, or just a few miles, the main focus today is on the final mile — that is, making sure the delivery experience for the end-customer (which in many cases is a home delivery) is a positive one. What factors are driving this growing attention to final-mile delivery? Why is it important?

FMCG ERP and The Beatles.? Spreadsheets cause damage.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Some time ago I wrote about the way spreadsheets were undermining expensively assembled ERP’s in FMCG, Brewing and Pharmaceutical companies. They still are, by the way. Dave Jordan CEO Pharma ERP/SAP Supply Chain Forecasting & Demand Planning ERP

Optimized Planning for an Explosive 4th of July

Logility

I love the 4 th of July Holiday. As a kid, the 4 th of July always represented the best of the summer school break and often included fun activities like camping, fishing, spending time in a park, parades, and wonderful firework displays.

Driving American Business with an Optimized Supply Chain

ModusLink Corporation

As Americans kick back and relax this July Fourth, many brands may wonder how they can remain patriotic year-round. As trends point brands to expand into the global market, many are working to invest in local communities as well.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Real-Time Monitoring Fuels IoT Growth In Manufacturing

IQMS

72% of manufacturers say real-time monitoring is essential for streamlining and making inventory reconciliation more efficient. 69% are relying on real-time monitoring to increase the accuracy of tracking production time, downtime, total parts created, rejects and parts remaining to be produced.

FMCG S&OP: Who is the stooge in your process?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Laurel and Hardy, Morecambe and Wise, Abbott and Costello, Little and Large, Hale and Pace, May and Johnson. These are examples of double acts where one party plays the straight/stooge and apparently serious man while the other plays the fool/jester.

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Process Chemicals — A Complex Supply Chain in Motion

Logility

On a recent road trip to retrieve my daughter from college I drove past a handful for chemical manufacturing plants of various types. Viewing a chemical manufacturing plant from a distance everything seems so peaceful and static.

IKEA supply chain: How does IKEA manage its inventory?

TradeGecko

The world’s largest home furnishing retailer has 355 stores in 29 countries. What are the best-kept secrets behind IKEA’s supply chain management processes? Case studies Insights & Analysis Productivity Popular Posts

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.

Brains Meet Brawn in Retail & Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

The changing supply chain landscape. The emergence of AI and Machine Learning in the supply chain is changing the way managers approach managing inventory, production, distribution and selling to optimize the customer experience. Data from customer promotions, weather, local events and holidays also present a plethora of variables to account for in estimating demand across hundreds or thousands of demand points (stores, web sites, catalogs, etc.) and across hundreds or thousands of SKUs/items.

Still managing your inventory with spreadsheets?

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

In a digital world, it's amazing that many companies are still using Excel to manage their inventories. Supply Chain Insights’ 2018 Inventory Optimization Technologies Study suggests this number could be as high as 75%. inventory Demand Planning Forecasting retail

Supply Chain Lessons from My 72-Year-Old Grandma

All Things Supply Chain

My grandma has always been a huge part of my life; growing up with her, literally, a 5-minute drive around the corner, ready to lend a helping hand usually with… Supply Chain Management supply chain lessons

The Effect of Customer Order Lead Time on Safety Stock Calculation

Arkieva

What's the effect of customer order lead time in inventory management and safety stock calculations? The Effect of Customer Order Lead Time on Safety Stock Calculation was first posted on July 3, 2018 at 8:10 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at hyeboah@arkieva.com.

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.

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. Because technology infrastructure differs from region to region, it is challenging (to say the least) for systems to communicate across continents.

Predictive Replenishment is the way forward

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

We all know that different products sell at different rates, depending on the need that they address. The challenge is to be able to meet demand without incurring costs due to over-stocking.

Automation in practice: TradeGecko Connect

TradeGecko

Maximizing efficiencies is incredibly important for any business owner, but especially for those who are trading in multiple markets. Once you’re up and running, take control of your expanding business by managing all your operations on one platform. Business Growth Supply chain management How to

Friday in 5: Whole Foods Deals Added to a Longer Amazon Prime Day

Supply Chain Nation

Welcome to Friday in 5: news from around the supply chain landscape, served up in one spot to keep you up to date and informed. This week: Amazon Prime Day gets longer and adds Whole Foods deals; U.S. tariffs start to impact manufacturing; year-over-year orders for big rigs doubled in June; new advances in consumer chatbots could save businesses billions; and two major European grocers will team up in a bid to keep supplier prices low. Amazon Announces Longer Prime Day, Adds Whole Foods Deals.

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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.