Sat.Jun 30, 2018 - Fri.Jul 06, 2018

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.

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!

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.

Amazon Prime Launch in Australia Sets Consumer Expectations for Fast Delivery

BluJay Solutions

As retailers and supply chains feel the impact of the ever-growing Amazon effect, collaboration, visibility, and mobility gain importance. . Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, recently announced that Amazon now has over 100 million paid Prime members worldwide, and is adding more new members year-over-year.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Trade War Is Already Threatening to Ruin Christmas for Retailers

Material Handling & Logistics

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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

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.