Sat.Mar 30, 2019 - Fri.Apr 05, 2019

3 Ways to Use Customer Data to Determine Your Best Delivery Strategy


<p>Retailers and brands have a wealth of customer data at their fingertips. Between your website, retail store, and loyalty program, the amount of insights you have on your customers is truly astounding. And maybe even a little overwhelming.</p>

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Out-of-Stocks: Why do they Matter?

C3 Solutions

If you are in the business of selling physical products to customers, not being able to fulfill demand means your business is failing. It's a stark reality and one that is particularly frightening in today's omnichannel e-commerce environment.

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Digital transformation in the life sciences supply chain – show me the data


by Bill DuBois The life sciences supply chain starts with a miracle. Is there a more challenging industry than life sciences?

Inventory Control Techniques that Help Save You Time


The success of your business centres on the ability to effectively manage your inventory stock and to do it in a way that is both timely and efficient. Time is a limited resource in any organisation and inefficiencies in its management can have a negative impact on your operating processes and your ability to deliver to consumer demands.

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.

WMS Best Practices: Implementation Challenges to Overcome and Tips on How to Go-Live Successfully


Implementing a modern warehouse management system (WMS) is useful to ensure the scalability and functionality of supply chains. While numerous WMS applications offer different benefits and capabilities, common threads exist around WMS implementation and go live plans.

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Amazon Moves to Cut Food Prices at Whole Foods Stores and Online

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on this week’s move by Amazon – Whole Foods to once again lower prices in order to spur physical store and online sales growth. .

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Altering the When, How and Why of Supplier Information Management


Supplier information is typically viewed by procurement organizations as one of two things. It is either a data input, such as what we gather and use in spend analysis, or it is a process by-product, such as the information we gather from prospective suppliers during strategic sourcing.

Shippers, Prepare to SOAR

BluJay Solutions

We’re headed back to the sunshine state for BluJay’s annual SOAR Customer Conference , and excited to share what we have in store this year!

8 Signs Your Cloud B2B Network is Broken

The Network Effect

Why your “network” is not delivering the results you expect. The confusion in the market about the difference between multi-enterprise. The post 8 Signs Your Cloud B2B Network is Broken appeared first on The Network Effect.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Breaking- Boeing to Temporarily Cutback on Monthly 737 Aircraft Production

Supply Chain Matters

Boeing issued a statement today which indicates plans to downwardly adjust the existing monthly 737 aircraft production schedule, which will now impact this aircraft’s production supply network.

Procurement and the Need for Speed


In my last two articles ( here and here ) I’ve been talking about the need for Procurement to think about how we can move beyond our historical transactional role and embrace approaches to help drive competitive advantage and real value for our organisations.

Managing the heathcare supply chain for better patient outcomes


by Mike McAllister LogiMed USA 2019 panel discussion focuses on meeting expectations in the age of The Amazon Effect. Recently we had the opportunity to attend the only event that brings together the entire end-to-end healthcare supply chain, LogiMed USA 2019, in San Diego, California.

Redefining Logistics Management in a Digital World

Talking Logistics

According to the 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report , released in April 2017, 80 percent of executives surveyed believe that digital supply chain will be the predominant model within five years. Sixteen percent think the era of the digital supply chain is already here.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Tesla Motors Reports Disappointing Q1-2019 Production and Delivery Performance

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides another installment of continuous highlights of Tesla Motors operational performance. This week’s announcement of Q1-2019 operational performance was indeed disappointing and signifies that operational challenges remain to be addressed. .

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Pacific Drilling Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Sourcing Best Practices Globally


Offshore ultra-deep water drilling company to deploy eSourcing globally across its purchasing function. New York, NY April 2, 2019 – Consus Global , a leading Procurement services provider and Ivalua, the leading global Spend Management Cloud provider, today announced that Pacific Drilling , a deep water drilling company based in Houston, has selected Consus’ services in conjunction with Ivalua’s Sourcing platform to achieve cost savings and drive transparency across their sourcing operations.

Is Trust Blockchain’s Best Characteristic?

Enterra Insights

Trust is defined as firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. In talks with the Soviets about nuclear disarmament, Ronald Reagan famously stated, “Trust, but verify”; but, I’m not sure that’s real trust. Trust is an unwavering assurance that something is as it seems to be. Hope Liu ( @hopeEximchain ), CEO of Eximchain, observes, “As far as one can remember, commerce has been conducted based on trust.

This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2019)

Talking Logistics

“I’m worst at what I do best.”. Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, killed himself 25 years ago today. I remember the first time I saw the video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on MTV, back in the days when MTV still played music videos.

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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.

Perspectives on the Boeing 737 MAX Global Aircraft Grounding Crisis- April 3, 2019 Update

Supply Chain Matters

As a follow-on to our prior March 29 update , Supply Chain Matters provides added highlights along with supply chain and product management perspectives relative to the global-wide grounding of the Boeing 787 MAX aircraft.

US-China Trade Conflict Calls for Scenario Planning


Download the full 2018 annual report here. supply chain risk management SCRM Best Practices supply chain risk crisis management action plan business continuity resiliency

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Managing the healthcare supply chain for better patient outcomes


by Mike McAllister LogiMed USA 2019 panel discussion focuses on meeting expectations in the age of The Amazon Effect. Recently we had the opportunity to attend the only event that brings together the entire end-to-end healthcare supply chain, LogiMed USA 2019, in San Diego, California.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods.

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 Transportation and Logistics Services Providers DSV and Panalpina to Merge

Supply Chain Matters

This week featured the announcement of a significant merger among DSV and Panalpina, two European based global freight forwarders and logistics services providers, and a further sign of ongoing industry consolidation.

Supply Chain Chief Takes Daughter’s Advice — A Digital Transformation Story

o9 Solutions

Travis Green, Chief Supply Chain Officer of a large consumer product manufacturing company, was more excited than he’d been in […]. The post Supply Chain Chief Takes Daughter’s Advice — <br> A Digital Transformation Story</h4> appeared first on o9 Solutions.

Excel Goes Blockchain (Microsoft and IBM Partnership)

Talking Logistics

Microsoft Excel is arguably the most widely used supply chain and logistics application , while blockchain is one of the most talked about emerging technologies in the industry, promising to transform the way companies share data and execute transactions with their trading partners. It was only a question of time before Excel and blockchain came together.

Barcode and RFID technology and automation


Declare. No, this isn’t a thumb war or even a battlefield by any means.

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.