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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.

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.

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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Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

Cerasis

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 The remaining 70 percent are hindered by outdated business models and technology.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.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

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Playing a Stradivarius Without Lessons: Thoughts on MercuryGate’s Logistics Integrator Program

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 was that software vendors and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) would embrace Simplicity-as-a-Service as a new value proposition for customers.

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.

Hi-Tech: The Future of Consumer Electronics Supply Chains

LeanCor

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.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

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

PINC YMS

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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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

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.

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

Logility

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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Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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.

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

TMC

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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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

Arkieva

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.

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.

DSCSA is in effect, and supply chains must keep up

Loftware

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

Five Steps to Seamless Omni-Channel

Supply Chain Nation

Over the past few years, the retail market has evolved into a customer-centric model that is reshaping all areas of the industry. Customers are now relying on digital channels in ways that we’ve never seen before, completely changing the consumer shopping journey and making retailers rethink their plans for fulfillment and customer demands. The “always-on” consumer, who can shop 24/7, has come to expect a seamless blend between the store and digital experience.

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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

Arkieva

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.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.