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5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success

OneSCM

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?

Arkieva

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

IQMS

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.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

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

AIMMS

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

ToolsGroup

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. .

Why I Love Supply Chain Management

Logility

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.

What Are the KPIs of a Transportation Management System

Cerasis

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.

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.

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.

Supply chain hangover: how to avoid software deployment mishaps

Kinaxis

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

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.

[PODCAST] A Comprehensive Discussion on Lean Supply Chain Strategies

Cerasis

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

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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: Is C-TPAT Membership Worth It?

Talking Logistics

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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

5 Alternative Fuels that Will Reenergize the Transportation Industry

Kuebix

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

Cerasis

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

BluJay Set to Power Frictionless Supply Chain with Updates to its Global Trade Network Portfolio

BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces the release of BluJay Global Trade Network (GTN) portfolio version 19.2. BluJay’s cloud-based technology platform delivers a suite of supply chain execution applications and Global Trade Network ecosystem.

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

DiManEx

Blockchain has Potential

Enterra Insights

The word “potential” is often viewed as a positive characteristic. The dictionary defines potential this way: “having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future.” ” What often goes unspoken is the fact that something having potential means there may not be much to crow about at the present. Potential refers to a future state rather than the present state.

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.