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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

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.

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.

Inventory Management Mistakes: What Supply Chain Leaders and Managers Need to Know


Inventory management mistakes constitute a significant cost contributor in today’s supply chains. According to Rod Daugherty of, the costliest problem is due in large part to poor inventory visibility and planning.

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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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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.

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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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

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.

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. .

[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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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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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

Talking Logistics

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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.

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.

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

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


Reverse Logistics In The Spotlight After Prime Day

BluJay Solutions

Emails were sent, orders were processed, and packages were delivered. Now in the aftermath of Prime Day, retailers are thinking about the next possible stage of the customer journey: returns.

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

What is Geofencing? And How Does it Work?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. You are Connected Everywhere! Why aren’t you Connecting your Supply Chain? Article, and permission to publish here, provided by Olivia Andres at Radar.

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.