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Supply chain inventory optimization – Beyond the analytics

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater From designing, sourcing and manufacturing, to distribution and consumption, your supply chain is at the heart of your customer satisfaction levels. It has become a competitive weapon that could help you win the consumerism war.

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of London following this week’s terrorist attack. So sad, so senseless. May the days ahead be filled with peace and healing, for all the injured and mourning, and for all of us.

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A New Mission For A Female Supply Chain Pioneer

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I have been working with the Supply Chain Insights team to analyze and write our annual supply chain talent report. With over 400 respondents in the study, cross-tabbing/data analysis was fun. We had many options. High-Level Findings.

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017


Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? Possibly not. A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. The remaining 70 percent are hindered by outdated business models and technology. This is concerning.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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Why Shippers Love Supply Chain Visibility

PLS Logistics

Visibility refers to understanding what goes on between the start and end of a process. With supply chain visibility, companies can analyze data and evaluate suppliers, processes and prices. Freight Supply Chain Shipments Visibility Supply Chain Disruptions

A New Mission for a Female Supply Chain Pioneer

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I worked with the Supply Chain Insights team to analyze and write our annual supply chain talent report. With over 400 respondents in the study, cross-tabbing and data analysis was fun. We had many options. High-Level Findings.

[Video] Kinaxis – Revolutionizing supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow This blog is part of a video interview series. Check out the video below as well as links to other supply chain practitioner and Kinaxis executive interviews.

MHI to preview new report on next-generation supply chains during ProMat Keynote


MHI will preview the 2017 Annual Industry Report- Next-Generation Supply Chains: Digital, On-Demand and Always-On during the April 5 Keynote at ProMat. yard management supply chain logistics innovation drones inventory robotics ProMat

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Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

Hi-Tech: The Future of Consumer Electronics Supply Chains


We all know the joke: "I just bought the brand new [insert electronic device here] and it’s already obsolete!" Product life cycles are shortening, consumers are the most educated they’ve ever been, and their expectations are continually increasing.

Transformation – A Technical Choice

Ryder Exchange

The following is the second part of a three-part series on the topic of transformation. So you’ve made the choice to transform, and you’ve illustrated your commitment by investing in all the process-related preparatory work I discussed in the first part of this series.

Editor’s Pick: NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade – Aiding Our Neighbor to the South

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. Today’s post is by Troy Ryley at Transplace where he recommends that we keep developing a North America that supports trade and builds a strong infrastructure and economy for Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

The Rise of Supply Chain Control Towers

The Network Effect

Supply chain control towers fulfill a real need. But there are many variations. Which is best? Why the interest. The post The Rise of Supply Chain Control Towers appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect control towers supply chain management

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Teaching Case – Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer

SCM Research

The Case Centre has recently selected the winners of their 2017 Awards and Competitions. This year’s winning case in the Production and Operations Management category is closely related to supply chain management: Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer , written by Kasra Ferdows, Jose A.D. Machuca & Michael Lewis. This case is an updated version of the 15th in the ranking of top 40 overall best selling Zara case.

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Constraints, Constraints, Constraints: Building the Optimal Supply Chain


I am constantly amazed that an automotive manufacturer will design and market vehicles with top-end speeds of 180+ MPH and 0-60 speeds in the sub 4 second range. Don’t get me wrong, I own three vehicles with 5.7L Hemi engines so I love powerful vehicles.

If You Spend a Week with a Carrier’s Driver

Talking Logistics

But before you come to any conclusions. Try walking in my shoes. Try walking in my shoes. You’ll stumble in my footsteps. Keep the same appointments i kept. If you try walking in my shoes. If you try walking in my shoes. — Lyrics from “ Walking in My Shoes ” by Depeche Mode.

Taking Advantage of Emerging Opportunities on the Consumer’s Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

The digital path to purchase is increasingly dominating retail sales. By that I mean consumers are increasingly using mobile devices … Continued. The post Taking Advantage of Emerging Opportunities on the Consumer’s Digital Path to Purchase appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Improving Logistics Efficiency: How Cities Can Join Forces to Combat Traffic Congestion


Many big cities around the world have implemented environmentally sustainable programs to reduce the traffic snarls that add cost to urban supply chains. Can the expertise they have gained in introducing these solutions be transferred to other traffic-choked cities?

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Is Your Supply Chain Skating to Where the Puck Is Going to Be?

Supply Chain Nation

The famous saying, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been” has become hallmark business advice in certain circles.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Connected Things 2017 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

This supply chain management industry analyst recently had the opportunity to attend the Connected Things 2017- Accelerating the Adoption & impact of IoT for People, Places & Things conference, sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. This Supply Chain Matters posting shares key highlights, observations, and insights this author gained from the various sessions. […].

Supply Chain Talk: Why Your Supply Chain Planning Team Isn’t Working


The supply chain planning team is an integral part of a functional supply chain execution (SCE). How an organization is structured can affect the overall supply chain process.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

DSCSA is in effect, and supply chains must keep up


Given the great risk if anything goes wrong, every element of the pharmaceutical supply chain must be held to extremely high standards.

Major Food Companies Pledge to End Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey and others have committed to working together to end deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. read more. Global Supply Chain News

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The Implications of Brexit Grow Near but So Far for Industry Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

In a published Supply Chain Matters commentary in late June of last year, we explored our initial perspectives of the new term in geopolitical events, that of Brexit. By voting to exit the European Union, the British electorate set off a series of events that many continue to describe as unprecedented. The most cited analogy […].

The ‘Secret Sauce’ to Improving Demand Planning


How do you get the sense of what works for demand planning? While making a good sauce often does not require as much precision as baking does, it requires a general sense of measurement. Good chefs are often able to whip out soups and sauces without measuring every ingredient accurately.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.