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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.

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.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

Quintiq

The demand for refrigerated food distribution has changed dramatically over the past several years, in turn adding the complexities of shelf-life, perishability and refrigeration requirements to the logistics of food transportation.

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Enterprise Labeling Video Snapshot

Loftware

So what exactly is Enterprise Labeling anyway?

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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Multi-Enterprise Network Platforms vs Pseudo Networks

The Network Effect

The promise and the perils of choosing a multi-enterprise supply chain network We’re almost two decades into the 21st Millennium, The post Multi-Enterprise Network Platforms vs Pseudo Networks appeared first on The Network Effect.

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.

How Nimble Are You?

Talking Logistics

Demand and supply are the most powerful forces in most of our lives. Demand for our products drives up our need to supply them to customers. But as we try to flow more products through the supply chain, what happens when the existing infrastructure can’t keep up with the growing demand? A Shipment Stuck at Port. This conundrum struck me recently as I watched an ocean shipment spend as much time at a port as it did on the water.

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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?

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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5 Ways the ELD Mandate Has Changed the Supply Chain for the Better

Kuebix

The “U.S. federal government regulation specifying that operators of commercial motor vehicles covered by this law will be required to use electronic logging devices, or ELDs” was first announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in December 2015 and the first deadline to comply was in December 2017“ Since then, the ELD Mandate […]. The post 5 Ways the ELD Mandate Has Changed the Supply Chain for the Better appeared first on Kuebix.

TMS Optimization: Transitioning from “Nice to Have” to “Must Have”

Talking Logistics

Optimization is a ubiquitous term in the supply chain and logistics industry. We all talk about how we need to optimize our operations. In practice, however, relatively few companies are using optimization technology, particularly in transportation. In the past, a lot of companies believed that they didn’t need optimization, but is that still true today? What factors are shifting transportation optimization from a “nice to have” to a “must have” capability?

‘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.

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.

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

Emerging Trends: Elastic Logistics and Supply Chain Demand

AFFLINK

How responsive is your organization's supply chain management? Is it able to resize itself on-the-fly to account for fluctuations in demand? Or is it required to run at a baseline of operations in order to be able to fulfill sudden increases?

How Technology Continues to Change the Future of Retail

Repl Group

Retail is still enduring a major transformation as the physical and digital worlds both collide and complement.

Demand Planning – We Must Grow our own Garden

DynaSys

In my backyard I have a garden where I grow fruits and vegetables. I am enjoying seeing the fruits of my labor such as frail buds of a tender green, flowering fruit trees or fruits growing.

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.