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How to Overcome the 5 Common Hurdles that Limit Sustainable Procurement ROI

EcoVadis

Executive commitment to sustainable procurement is at an all-time high, but several roadblocks continue to impact organizational ROI. Despite the growing awareness and commitment to sustainability in the supply chain, our 2019 Sustainable Procurement Barometer uncovered common challenges that limit company success and business value, including: Tracking supplier performance (cited as an issue for 39 percent of procurement organizations). Internal resources (42 percent).

Traceability In Food & Beverage Manufacturing is The Cornerstone of Quality

IQMS

Compliance and quality are the foundations all great food & beverage manufacturers rely on to create and strengthen trust with their distribution networks and customers. How strong they are at traceability is the cornerstone every one of them rely on to meet compliance requirements and keep excelling at quality. Traceability Is Key To Excelling At Compliance And Quality for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Companies. Traceability for food & beverage manufacturers isn’t optional anymore.

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3 Things you Should Know About Hyperlocal Supply Chains

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on The Logistics Broker and was written by Joe Oliaro. C3 Reservations C3 Solutions C3 Blog Supply Chain hyperlocal

Why Omnichannel Supply Chain Success Depends on Inventory Optimization

Cerasis

All businesses want to achieve success, but omnichannel supply chain success requires a comprehensive level of oversight and control in your operation. Omnichannel orders may come from anywhere, so significant risks exist. However, inventory optimization can solve these challenges. What’s Wrong With Current Inventory Optimization Processes? Apart from organizations that have recently invested and implemented.read More.

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What Technology are Teams Using to Support Their Demand Forecasting Process?

AIMMS

Part II in our series on assessing your Demand Forecasting process . In Part I of this series , we looked at supply chain professionals’ perception of forecast accuracy and how they see their forecast evolving in the future. With supply chain complexity on the rise, can new technologies help to improve forecast accuracy and achieve benefits like an optimized inventory and better customer service?

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6 metrics tips and tools to benchmark P2P Digital Transformation

ivalua

Vishal Patel, VP Product Marketing, Ivalua [link]. Data is beyond critical to Procurement Operations. It’s everything, and the burden falls on procurement leaders to capture pertinent data to build good teams, track performance and show value. Now with Digital Transformation as a mandate, Procurement officers must also find ways to measure their digital progress.

Benefits and Disadvantages of AI-Powered Supply Chains

Cerasis

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere around us. From simple digital watches to complex urban planning and development, the new form of intelligence is revolutionizing the way people live and the way companies work. Supply chain management is not an exception here because AI is changing it slowly but steadily. The process lasts for a long.read More. The post Benefits and Disadvantages of AI-Powered Supply Chains appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

There have been many ways that companies have attempted to exchange data and information with their trading partners over the years. One more recent method is through online customer portals. While these portals are meant to replace the manual processing of faxes and emails, they create their own integration challenges. What are some of those. Read more Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes.

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Report: North American RTLS in Yard Management Customer Value Leadership Award

PINC

PINC Solutions has been able to set a high standard in the yard management space with its robust range of services that include shipment analysis, real-time visibility, and overall process improvement across locations. PINC Solutions has a wide range of customers from manufacturers, retailers, distributors and carriers to 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) organizations and it has visibly improved the operational efficiency of its clients’ yards.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Supply Chain Innovation and the Catalyst for Business Growth

All Things Supply Chain

Procurement teams have a growing responsibility within organisations. Cost and quality will always play a huge part across the function (for both direct and indirect categories) but creating value and… General Supply Chain Management innovation supply chain innovation supply chain management supply chain planning

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. They have it tough. John McAteer, Vice President of Sales, Retail, and Technology at Google, writes, “In retail, there’s no space for standing still. Empowered by mobile, people can get exactly what they want instantly and effortlessly, and they expect retailers to meet their needs faster than ever before.”[1]

What’s Wrong with Continuous Improvement Programs in Logistics?

Kane is Able

Lip Service. According to Merriam-Webster, it’s a belief “expressed in words but not backed by deeds.”. There’s a lot of that going on when it comes to programs for continuous improvement in logistics. Some companies do quite a good job presenting the image of a quality-driven operation. But too often the banners, slogans and award certificates – the eye candy – don’t translate into real cultural change. Supply Chain Challenges Logistics Innovation Lean Warehousing

Partnering with Farm-Trace to monitor sustainability and impact

Provenance

“66% of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products but most organizations don’t know the farmers they source from, let alone their impact.” – Kahlil Baker, CEO and Founder, Farm-Trace. Shoppers want proof, so our platform demands it. But to get robust proof, we need partners who can be out in the field collecting data and information across supply chains. Provenance is about transparency.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Hurricane disrupts supply chains, increases rates

DAT Solutions

The approaching hurricane tightened capacity and boosted rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds. . Rate Trend of the Week

Last Mile Logistics and Customer Experience

Enterra Insights

Today’s consumers can be characterized as persnickety — that is, they require a particularly precise or careful approach. Persnickety consumers expect a great customer experience when dealing with brands and retailers. Staff members at CIO Review write, “Customer experience is defined by interactions between a customer and an organization throughout their business relationship which can include awareness, discovery, cultivation, advocacy, purchases, and service.”[1]

Business Forecasting Lessons From Hurricanes

Arkieva

With each storm, there comes a bevy of forecasts put out by different computer models. These forecasts begin about 10 days out and change as the storm gets closer and closer. This blog tries to extract some learnings from this process of forecasting. Business Forecasting Lessons From Hurricanes was first posted on September 11, 2019 at 10:09 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Get ready for the 2019 Natural Products Expo East

TradeGecko

Organized by the New Hope Network, the Natural Products Expo East brings together the health, wellness and eco-conscious community. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors, service providers and ingredient suppliers, the event helps businesses identify the people, products, partnerships and trends that create better opportunities and connections. Small business growth strategies

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Harvests and hurricane combine to boost reefer rates

DAT Solutions

Apple harvests and the arrival of Hurricane Dorian on the East Coast rearranged supply chains, tightened capacity, and boosted rates on several lanes last week. Rate Trend of the Week

The Go-To List of Ways to Improve Inventory Management

Veridian Solutions

Today’s warehouse managers need better inventory management strategies. Shareholders want to increase profitability. Customers wish for better customer service. Amazon wants to take over the world. This is nothing new, but as the world has evolved, the ability to improve inventory management has evolved in stride. Supply chain leaders should follow these key strategies for ways to improve inventory management. Implement Waveless Picking Strategies.

Fashion Week: bring more than transparency – bring integrity

Provenance

The Independent published a piece this week stating that “ The environmental costs of fashion are too high – we must consume less or it will be the death of us.” In it, Lizzie Rivera gives a scathing review of the repugnant issues baked into the fashion industry. These problems are not new. And with each month, more headlines cut through the curtain of fashion, resulting in shoppers taking note and changing their behaviours.

What Makes a Good Business Mentor?

QAD

When I look back at my very first mentor, I think of my dad. My dad passed away in June, and as with the loss of anyone that you love, you reflect on all they meant to you. I soon realized how much of a role my dad played in mentoring me, starting as early as elementary school. He consistently had words of advice to share and lived a life of the advice that he taught me. Here were his words of wisdom for me: “Always be the first in line when someone asks for your help.”.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

How To Make Your Supply Chain More Efficient

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

by James Daniels, freelance writer. There are multiple benefits to creating a more efficient supply chain in your business, you’ll be able to cut unnecessary costs from your spending and respond more quickly to market changes, supply irregularities and fluctuating demand

New Enhancements Aim to Speed Container Drayage at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports

West Coast and California Logistics

If you’ve been following operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in recent years, the trend looks something like this: the Ports continually break new volume records, truck turn times remain high, and officials vow to speed things up. The calls for speed reached a fever pitch in Q1 of this year as freight piled up at the Ports in the wake of U.S.-China China tariff announcements.

Beware of Real-time Transportation Visibility “Big Hat, No Carrier”

Logistics Viewpoints

Real-time transportation visibility has become a powerful tool for shippers and logistics services providers (LSPs). Because the market is so hot, a number of transportation visibility vendors have entered the space and, to get attention, have made big claims about their tracking capabilities, which are misleading potential users. What we are seeing is a bad case of “Big Hat, No Cattle”. If you haven’t heard the term before, it’s an old Texas saying about making […].

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How Supply-Chain Companies Can Build Roadmaps With AI

Supply Chain Brain

The supply chain as we know it is on the precipice of tipping from decades of steadily accelerating “push” dynamics to a new “push-and-pull” model

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.