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Predicting The Predictable – Successful 2020 Supply Chains

Gravity Supply Chain

In our previous blog post ‘The Evolution Of The Supply Chain’ we looked at what changes occurred within supply chains over the last two decades; in this article, we will highlight areas that need addressing to ensure the success of the future supply chain! The post Predicting The Predictable – Successful 2020 Supply Chains appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles

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5 Factors That Affect Supply


In economics, Supply is a fundamental concept that describes the total amount of a specific good or service that is available to consumers. Consumers express their interest in purchasing a good or service and exhaust available supply, which will generally result in an increase in demand.

Smart Cities: If I Only had a Brain

Enterra Insights

We’re all familiar with the Scarecrow’s musical lament in the movie “The Wizard of Oz.” ” Part of the lyrics read: “ And my head I’d be scratchin’ while. my thoughts were busy hatchin’ If I only had a brain. I’d unravel every riddle for any individ’le, In trouble or in pain. With the thoughts I’d be thinkin’ I could be another Lincoln, If I only had a brain.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) – Visibility is the Key


VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) is the one of the best Inventory Management tools that will reduce the inventory carrying cost. By making your suppliers carry the inventory on behalf of you, you are reducing the risks and costs of inventory obsolescence. In VMI process, the supplier is expected to carry the inventory and make it available as and when it is needed. Customer pays only the for the inventory they have pulled or consumed. VMI Location.

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The Amazonification of Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Digital network platforms and advanced analytics are making it possible for logistics providers to achieve unprecedented levels of visibility and collaboration, enabling true end-to-end supply chains

Best Contract Management Software for 2020


The best contract management software for 2020 requires an easy-to-use cloud-hosted contract management software that provides you with simple and secure ways of managing your contracts. This takes away the risks usually associated with poorly executed contracts.

Voice picking or pick to light: which is best for your business?


We’ve worked with several companies who progressed through the stages of pick technology evolution, from paper to RF, and seen huge productivity and accuracy improvements. One of the hottest topics in these discussions is around "Which is better, Pick To Light or Pick To Voice?".

How Blockchain Can Increase Your Supply Chain Security


Supply chain security is something that all supply chain managers should be closely monitoring. Today’s supply chains face a unique array of threats, both in the physical and digital realm.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

10 Keywords Logistics Professionals Should Keep an Eye on in 2020


The start of a new year means that it’s time to realign priorities and set new goals. This doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch! There are plenty of topics and information from 2019 that are important to carry over into 2020.

Trends 2020: An Overview

Enterra Insights

To really know what’s happening in a given arena of human or economic activity, you must take a deep dive. The platform off of which you dive, however, is the broader world stage. An understanding of larger global trends (i.e., trends driving the world into the future) is essential to making informed decisions. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton once stated, “Follow the trend lines, not the headlines.”

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Project cargo complexities simplified

20Cube Logistics

The most important job of a freight forwarding company is to deliver the consignment on the agreed date. If the consignment is not delivered on time, it’s a loss to the receiving party. Well, some cargos’ are special and require an eye for detail and prior planning to implement the whole operation.

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A High Five for Hand-Raisers!

Supply Chain Nation

I am a serial hand raiser. I raise my hand for all kinds of things. Room mom at school. Booster club president. Team photographer. Faith coach at church. Office engagement committee sponsor. The list goes on and on.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

6 Reasons Why Ripple Is An Effective Investment!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article provided by Thomas Wright at [link]. Ripple, aka XRP, is the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency as of this writing and an independent digital asset. Financial institutions and liquidity providers all around the world tend to settle their finances on this digital currency.

The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Have you ever considered changing your traditional mode of transportation? Or are you still moving products by air or ocean? As demands change, so must our supply chains. Now is the time to utilize all modes of transportation in the most efficient way possible.

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What does research into customer experience tell us about how companies should deal with peaks?

BluJay Solutions

According to a recent research study , customer experience (CX) is growing in importance in terms of differentiating brands. The research surveyed over 400 supply chain professionals across manufacturing, retail and logistics service providers.

Getting Proactive with Markdowns [Video]

Supply Chain Nation

Predicting demand, and creating markdown strategies, for items with short life cycles — such as winter apparel — have traditionally depended on historic sales data and regression analysis. Today, clustering algorithms from JDA can help you predict demand and create markdowns more accurately, based on real-time demand data segregated by item color, size, store location and other granular details. Start making the most of your markdowns today.

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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.

The 10 Best Apps to Have While Travelling!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Article and permission to publish here provided by Harry Poulson. Although it is a fun and refreshing activity, the planning process in traveling can be a chore.

Supply-Chain Transparency Starts With This Basic Relationship Advice

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Fuel and freight make up nearly two-thirds of logistics costs. Supply-chain and logistics managers need to optimize those costs to improve the bottom line

Navigating Your Supply Chain Through the Uncertainty of Trade War

BluJay Solutions

Trade tensions between the United States and China are running high and intensifying with each new week. With no clear resolution in sight, many are questioning the inevitable impact this will have on the global supply chain.

4 Fascinating Freight Facts

Freight Center

The freight industry is a key component to the success of modern commerce. After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. Check out these fascinating freight facts that perhaps you never knew. Freight Fact #4: Trucks are King. According to the American Trucking Association , “trucks move roughly 71.4% of the nation’s freight by weight.”

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Why Hunger Is A Logistics Issue?


Hunger is considered to exist only in poor countries, and the common belief of what causes hunger is just the lack of food. Even though most people assume that hunger is the consequences of inefficient food production, that’s usually not the case.

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The Evolution Of The Supply Chain

Gravity Supply Chain

Numerous studies have taken place, been documented, and released regarding what will change in 2020, but very little gets reported regarding what may not! The post The Evolution Of The Supply Chain appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. AI Articles

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7 reasons why you should outsource your supply chain

6 River Systems

More companies are outsourcing their supply chain in whole or in part to focus in-house resources on core competencies. Outsourcing your supply chain offers numerous benefits, such as improving your ability to meet customer demands and reducing operational costs.

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The things we’ve seen, in 2019

DELMIA Quintiq

Here we are, just about to turn the calendar to 2020. As we end the year (and the decade!) we at Dassault Systèmes want to take some time to reflect on our 2019. Our corporate mission is to provide business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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