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Forecasting Lessons From Popeye Chicken Sandwich Stockouts

Arkieva

Though social media could drive up the brand of a company, it can also cause big disruptions in the supply chain operations of a company. A great example that happened recently is where Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chain ran completely out of chicken sandwiches.

Streamline Procurement Activities By Reducing Your Purchase Order Cycle Time

Unleashed

Purchase orders are the documents sent from the buyer to the supplier requesting goods or services that when accepted by the vendor forms a legal contract between the two parties. It also serves as a form of security for the supplier. Typically, purchase orders will provide detail of the items the buyer agrees to purchase and the agreed price per unit. In addition, a purchase order outlines delivery dates and terms of payment for the buyer.

Supply Chain Professionals Are Not Boring

Enterra Insights

It really bothers some people that the term “supply chain” remains in wide use. For example, Kevin O’Marah ( @komarah ) writes, “‘Supply chain’ is a label with baggage. In some circles it is still seen as a low-tech, non-creative servant function hardly worthy of a Harvard MBA.”[1] ”[1] To some the term might conjure up Sam Cooke’s lyrics in the song “Chain Gang”: All day long they work so hard. Till the sun is goin’ down.

On-demand warehousing 101: Digital transformation and the end-to-end supply chain

FLEXE

The supply chain industry is getting a makeover

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.

10 Things About Omni Channel Supply Chain You May Not Have Known

River Logic

The supply chains of omni channel retailers operating brick-and-mortar and online stores need to simultaneously fulfill multiple, sometimes conflicting, requirements. Here are nine things you may not have known about an omni channel supply chain.

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Dealing with Unsupported Network Design Software? There’s a Silver Lining

AIMMS

It can be incredibly frustrating when the software you use to run your supply chain will become unsupported. This is happening with many on-premise solutions. Some tools may be acquired by competitors, who then incorporate them in a vastly more expensive package.

‘Tis the Season to Make Sense of Seasonal Demand with Machine Learning

ToolsGroup

Demand forecasting augmented by machine learning helps you better meet customer expectations with reduced inventory investment . By Alex Achour.

Don’t Wait to Start a Supply Chain Digitization Practice

Talking Logistics

Digitization is not the future of effective supply chain management; it is the present. Organizations that are slow-walking the adoption of a digitization initiative are risking their competitive advantage and leaving significant money on the table across every link in the supply chain.

5 Reasons Why 5G Adds Value to Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

5G connectivity will shape tomorrow’s fulfillment operations - nullifying latency, extending the cloud's reach, enabling real-time inventory status updates, supporting real-time analytics and more. It will provide at least ten times faster data transfer compared to 4G cellular networks.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

The Next Big Thing in Inventory Optimization and Why You Need It

River Logic

These figures show that efforts at inventory optimization aren't bearing fruit as retailers grapple with the conflicting demands of omni channel retailing and, more recently, the unpredictability posed by trade wars and other global disruptions.

3 Main Challenges of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

The oil and gas industry is extremely volatile by nature. It is involved with many other industries and processes, and often must adjust to the dynamic environment.

Don’t Hoard Your TMS

Talking Logistics

A transportation management system (TMS) is an obvious tool for the logistics team, helping to move freight faster, more cost-effectively, and more easily from start to finish.

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Supply Chain is not Only About the Money

DynaSys

Commonly, effective supply chains are defined as having the right product, at the right time, at the right place, in the right quantities, and of the right quality.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Key Characteristics of a Good Supply Chain Planning Process

CHAINalytics

Planning processes drive many key activities in supply chain, whether we’re talking about demand forecasting, production scheduling, etc. But is your process effective? Based on my experience, here are five key characteristics of a good planning process: It is consistent and repeatable. Supply chain planning processes affect many people in your organization. If your process … The post Key Characteristics of a Good Supply Chain Planning Process appeared first on Chainalytics.

Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch Out For

AFFLINK

What are the current supply chain technology trends? As we enter the last half of 2019 (and cast our eyes on 2020), there are a number of developments that need to be watched.

Siloed Systems and Processes Remain Big Barriers to Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week, “Focus on Customer Experience: Research on Supply Chain Priorities and Investments.”

Customer Experience in Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Customer foremost, that is the mission of any logistics company, whether it’s a big, or small. Without a customer, logistics industry can’t work and without logistics in supply chain , a business can’t survive.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Sit Back or Lean In: The Options for Furniture Manufacturers Facing Impending Tariffs

CHAINalytics

Consumer goods and electronics manufacturers are busy figuring out what they’re going to do in December when President Donald Trump’s 10 percent tariff on an estimated $300 billion worth of Chinese imports takes effect. But that duty will impact much more than the highly publicized cell phone and laptop market — furniture will also be … The post Sit Back or Lean In: The Options for Furniture Manufacturers Facing Impending Tariffs appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Solving the Supply Planning Crisis

Supply Chain Nation

If your home was on fire, would you want firefighters to attempt to douse the flames with an old manual bucket line? Of course not. You would want them to use the most modern, effective equipment available.

Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! (Oracle Interviews Mike Mortson)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future! Mike Mortson was recently interviewed by Oracle as a part of their Global Supply Chain Influencer program. This article was posted on Oracle’s Supply Chain Management blog.

Teaming Up: ERP and IBP

Vanguard Software

How Interaction Between ERP and IBP Systems Can Improve Supply Chain Performance. Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Supply Chain

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.

Brand is the Lifetime Value of Your Customer [With Taylor Holiday]

ShipBob

This is part two in our interview series on the secrets to finding DTC brand success. Read part one here. Taylor Holiday, Managing Partner of Common Thread Collective.

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Agriculture in the City

Enterra Insights

Readers old enough to remember the 1960s, might recall the television show “Green Acres” starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. The theme song for the show was written by Vic Mizzy and it began with the lyrics: Green acres is the place for me. Farm livin’ is the life for me. Land spreadin’ out so far and wide. Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.

The Aftermath of a Capsized Cargo Ship

All Things Supply Chain

On September 8th, the cargo ship Golden Ray capsized off the coast of the state of Georgia. At the time, the ship was carrying 24 people and 4,000 vehicles. Shortly… General Supply Chain Management

The Factory Relocation Guide! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Overcoming Trade War Myopia with Supply Chain Leadership! Article and infographic, and permission to publish here, provided by Kevin Brown at straightnorth.com. Relocating your factory?

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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.