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Simplicity is beauty in the crazy world of procurement automation

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Crazy World of Procurement. Automation in this Crazy World. Single or multiple eProcurement platforms? Summary. Further Reading. 1 Introduction.

Modeling Software: 5 Proven Questions to Get it Right!

River Logic

Prescriptive Analytics Optimization Platforms modeling software

How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

When a business finds itself in a declining market, failing to stay in lock step with customer demand poses an existential threat. Trends and other market forces that impact commercial opportunities need to appear on the planning radar.

Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take

Cerasis

Warehouse businesses thrive where there is orderliness. They also do well when employees are safe. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in a matter of seconds leading to injuries and even fatalities.

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.

Enterprise Labeling Video Snapshot

Loftware

So what exactly is Enterprise Labeling anyway?

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Robotics Leaders Join Forces at ProMat 2019

PINC YMS

As markets demand not only efficiency but agility and flexibility from supply chains, next-generation models are successfully combining robotics, automation, and digital technologies to drive superior performance. digital supply chain ProMat NextGen Supply Chain Robotics

Why Supply Chain Transparency Results in Big Business Benefits

Cerasis

Gone are the days when shoppers are left in the dark about the origins of the products they buy. Supply chain transparency is a major competitive advantage at a time when consumers are savvier and more concerned about the provenance of their favorite products.

Gaining Favorable Attention with Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:20] 00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:36] 00:36] Tell us a little about your background. I went to the University of Texas and wanted to be a Latin teacher, but then found out how much that paid and decided to get into business and marketing.

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Report of Malware Emanating From a Supply Chain Computer Backdoor

Supply Chain Matters

This week features a report of a new and more sophisticated backdoor supply chain malware attack emanating from an unsuspecting global computer manufacturer. This malware is described as very sophisticated in targeting of certain computers.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Cross-border geoblocking and the supply chain’s last mile

Kinaxis

by Dustin Mattison. I recently spoke with Robert Thiemann , the Founder of BPM-Lux and Advisor of BPM, Logistics & Transport to discuss recent changes in cross-border geoblocking regulations in Europe and the implications for consumers and sellers.

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The Role of Data Inaccuracy in Poor Omnichannel Experiences

Cerasis

Poor data quality and accuracy are two of the most significant risks to omnichannel experiences. Applying the wrong data can result in poor omnichannel experiences and tarnish your brand. Supply chain leaders need to understand this fact and how to avoid risk.

The Science and the Art of Procurement

ivalua

As we move towards a new decade is the emphasis in the procurement world changing – are we going to see a new age, where the Art of Procurement comes to the fore?

Ocado Inks Another Online Robotic Technology Partnership Deal

Supply Chain Matters

based online grocery automation technology and service provider Ocado has struck yet another deal, this time being a partnership with Australia based supermarket chain Coles. .

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal

The Logistics of Logistics

“3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal” was a webinar conducted in late January 2019 by Joe Lynch and Ann Holm. Below is a recording of the webinar along with an outline of the topics covered in the webinar. 3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal.

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The Growing Need for Blockchain in the Grocery Supply Chain

Cerasis

Blockchain is the flavor of the month in the food business these days. It’s getting a lot of attention thanks to new mandates by Walmart and others – including big players like Unilever, Nestle, Tyson and Dole – to require blockchain tracking of food from source to store.

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The Evolution of Retail and Customer Expectations

Talking Logistics

As the evolution of retail and the way consumers purchase goods continues to change, meeting the challenge to effectively serve both consumers and retailers is a strategic challenge for both shippers and carriers.

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How Internal Application to Application Integration Drives Added Efficiencies Across the Digital Ecosystem

Supply Chain Matters

This Supply Chain Matters market education commentary is sponsored by OpenText and the OpenText Business Network.

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.

Understanding supply chain dimensions to maximize ROI

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing To improve supply chain management and to maximize the return on inventory investment, it’s imperative to understand the supply chain dimensions that help define how your inventory is consumed.

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Vince Lombardi, the late, great football coach, once stated, “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” ” Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

“I am playing rugby this semester,” my daughter, a freshman in college, announced a few weeks ago. I don’t know anything about rugby, other than it kinda looks like American football, except it’s played with no helmets and pads, the ball is a bit bigger, and there’s a lot of diving into the end zone.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Summary Impressions

Supply Chain Matters

This week, the Supply Chain Matters blog in the presence of independent supply chain management and B2B industry analyst and Editor Bob Ferrari, attended the Oracle Modern Business Experience ( MBX ) conference.

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.

Alarming Lack of Alternate Manufacturing Sites Part 1 (All Industries)

Resilinc

Download the full 2018 annual report here. supply chain risk management SCRM Best Practices supply chain risk crisis management action plan business continuity resiliency

E-commerce and the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

Retailers have always been curious about the paths consumers take when they decide something needs to be purchased. Historically, when consumers needed something, they made their way to a bazaar, a marketplace, or a shopping center. When the Internet and World Wide Web introduced consumers to online shopping (aka e-commerce), the path to purchase became much more complex. Today the digital path to purchase is growing in importance.

‘Drive-through’ Irish border post-Brexit possible, says BluJay

BluJay Solutions

BluJay has partnered with Fujitsu to introduce a simple and effective solution that will help ensure trade across the Northern Ireland border remains friction-free in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Read the full article in SHD Logistics.

Current and Forecasted Severe Flooding Across the U.S. Midwest Adds to Risks of Agricultural Supply and Surface Transportation Disruption

Supply Chain Matters

Severe flooding in the U.S. Midwest region is having a cascading effect on agricultural, food, fertilizer, and fuel related supply networks. Swollen rivers in parts of Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and other U.S.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.