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5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success


The successful music orchestra is a myriad of ensemble instruments working together to create beautiful music. Supply chain orchestration functions much the same way, with business systems from all trading partners and all transactions connected and working efficiently to create a seamless business. Aggregate data is completely visible so executives know exactly how much inventory they have. Receivers know when items have shipped and what size shipment to expect and when.

How Do You Create the Right Inventory Balance?


Striking the balance between overstocking and understocking should not always be a guessing game. How Do You Create the Right Inventory Balance? was first posted on July 24, 2019 at 11:36 am. ©2017

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Seeing Further: Using Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to Improve Visibility


As independent enterprise technology consultants, we’re regularly called to guide project teams through technology evaluation, selection and implementation.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

I watch the news channels on mute. The reason? I hate political pundit debates. When the nonsensical banter reaches a crescendo, I shake my head and ask myself the question of “Why?” I wonder why people are listening.

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S&OP in Agribusiness: How to Harvest the Benefits with Advanced Analytics


The agribusiness supply chain is highly complex. It’s not limited to managing crops and livestock, but encompasses all equipment, services, and product processing as well as commercialization.

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Why I Love Supply Chain Management


It’s my opinion that most look back on their career and realize they never could have predicted where they would end up. For instance, my best subject areas in high school were instrumental music, math and science.

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Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning


After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized. This trend has important implications to supply chain planning. But first let’s take a look at the factors driving this change. . Contracting Supply Chains. .

What Are the KPIs of a Transportation Management System


Key performance indicators (KPIs) refer to the targeted goals that rely on metrics to provide a snapshot of the health of your operation. They connect data and metrics with an evaluation of whether your operation performs as expected and what strengths or weaknesses may exist.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Supply chain hangover: how to avoid software deployment mishaps


by Sarah Harkins Some Canadians aren’t cheering this patio season – because their cups are empty.

Why Should You Consider a Career in Logistics?

PLS Logistics

The logistics industry is a large and prospering sector of a global economy. However, it isn’t normally an attractive industry to many new graduates, despite its potential. Many young people assume logistics is a monotonous job, and that can’t be further from the truth.

Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning


[PODCAST] A Comprehensive Discussion on Lean Supply Chain Strategies


Listen to “A Comprehensive Discussion on Lean Supply Chain Strategies” on Spreaker.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 26, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Stop me, oh, stop meStop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before Those lyrics by The Smiths from their song (you guessed it) Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before, popped into my head when I read the following headline this week: U.S.

Consumer Packaged Goods: How Does CPG Shipping Work?

PLS Logistics

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) are a large part of the retail industry. These products support our daily lives, and proper transportation strategy is crucial for CPG companies to have goods delivered on-time.

5 Alternative Fuels that Will Reenergize the Transportation Industry


The transportation industry relies heavily on diesel to help it successfully transport products from manufacturers to consumers via trucks worldwide.

EDI & API: The Changing Connection Technologies Used in TMS


As the global supply chain continues through digital transformation, connection technologies used in TMS implementation and integration will evolve as well. While many new system vendors bill application programming interface (API) as the best way to eliminate integration problems, thousands of supply chain entities continue to rely on the use of electronic data interchange (EDI).read read More.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Certainly, Maybe: Dealing with Supply Chain Uncertainty

Talking Logistics

We are more than halfway through 2019 and there’s one thing I’m certain about: the weeks and months ahead will be filled with uncertainty. That’s always the case, I know, especially when it comes to supply chain and logistics, where the uncertainty dial is always turned up to 11. Here’s a sampling of the uncertainty. The post Certainly, Maybe: Dealing with Supply Chain Uncertainty appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

How Dock Scheduling Software Improves Capacity Woes

C3 Solutions

The capacity crunch is a significant issue for shippers of all sizes and throughout all industries. As Amazon marches forward and HOS regulations take hold, the ability to secure trucking space will present new challenges in supply chain management.

People and Processes Drive Supply Chain Improvements at Honeywell

Logistics Viewpoints

Honeywell leveraged managed transportation services, or a people-plus-technology model, to drive substantial supply chain improvements. The improvement processes included in-depth evaluations and the establishment of freight processes and controls to drive down logistics costs while also improving service to customers. The results and areas of improvement include the following: The post People and Processes Drive Supply Chain Improvements at Honeywell appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints

DiManEx Supplies More than 60 3D Printed Parts for the Lightyear One’s Interior


Helmond, the Netherlands, July 22, 2019 – DiManEx, a company that makes it possible to embed 3D printing in industrial supply chains through a network of Additive Manufacturing partners, is proud to announce its collaboration with Lightyear, the producers of the world’s first long-range solar car.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Above the Fold: Is C-TPAT Membership Worth It?

Talking Logistics

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6 step purchasing plan example for your yearly business purchases

Silver Lynx Supply Chain

Planning ahead for your yearly business spending? You need a purchasing plan! How is your plan for your office spending? You have a budget? Great. Do you have a calendar for when you need to make the purchase to account for lead time?

Four Ways a TMS Solution Leverages Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Collaborator

TMS users in transportation logistics organizations are sitting atop a gold mine of actionable data captured by their TMS solutions. The shrewd operators are leveraging these data to support predictive analyses with the goal of achieving more accurate planning and execution of logistics as product moves through their supply chain. Here are four ways smart TMS users can harness the power of their data for predictive analytics.

Supply Chain Facing Increased Cyber Attacks

Material Handling & Logistics

With 50% increase in attacks from 2018, the supply chain is very vulnerable to cyber-attacks

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.