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Cost and Complexity – Factory Perspective on Inventory Golden Rules


The purpose of this blog is to explain a basic costing challenge in factories and their impact on critical SCM analysis and decisions. Cost and Complexity – Factory Perspective on Inventory Golden Rules was first posted on March 2, 2021 at 8:03 am. ©2017

How to implement a supply chain management system


Successfully rolling out a supply chain management system can be an extraordinarily complex and stressful project – not to mention expensive. Or it can be surprisingly simple.


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Why the Supply Chain Is Now in Focus & Getting the Respect It Deserves

Intelligent Audit

There was a time when the supply chain was viewed as nothing more than a dingy, dirty industry. However, the supply chain and its resounding impact on all aspects of life have transformed this overlooked industry into a paragon of efficiency.

Viterra Initiates Global Digital Transformation Program with Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Quintiq

DELMIA Quintiq

Viterra , formally Glencore Agriculture, a global leader in the sourcing, handling, processing and marketing of agricultural commodities and products, has started a global digital transformation program to improve and accelerate its business decisions.

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Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Fashion Industry Challenges Require Elegant Demand Planning


by Nicola Buttolo, CEO Carpe Diem Valuenet. When you’re perusing luxury handbags online, or testing which cocktail dress suits you the best, you probably don’t pause to consider all the supply chain complexities and analytics required to ensure the fashion items you’re craving are in-stock.

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Optimize Your E-commerce Returns Strategy With Real-Time Data


To reap the rewards of a data-driven e-commerce returns strategy, logistics leaders should follow these steps: Keep all stakeholders working together and sharing the right information with related communications via API-integrated systems.

2020 Demonstrated the Importance of Managing Demand Variability


Last Year’s Black Swan Event Felt Like a Flock of Black Swans. Supply chain professionals are wrestling with many questions as we emerge from the year of the pandemic. Among them: What can we do to prepare for such extreme demand variability?

Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE) vs.S&OP


S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) or SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning) is a well known supply chain planning process, yet not all supply chains have embraced Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE).

The Top Supply Chain Blogs in 2021

River Logic

After a long year of hardship and loss, the world economy seems set to rebound. There's hope that COVID-19 will be vanquished through mass vaccination campaigns. Economic activity is set to return to some semblance of normality. The IMF anticipates that world GDP will grow by 5.5% in 2021 and 4.2%

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

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Supply Chain Shaman

After a dramatic drop at the beginning of the pandemic, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software public valuations are near twice the ten-year average. A consolidation wave continued with 299 Mergers and Acquisitions in 2020.

The Day of Reckoning for Sustainability Claims


Traceability will be key in meeting consumer demands for sustainability. The short version: if you can’t track the complete history of a product, including material and labor inputs, you can’t make an ironclad claim about its sustainability.

Conquering Supply Chain Uncertainty With the Right TMS


A year into the pandemic, declining caseloads and the vaccine rollout are sparking hope that we’re gaining ground against the virus. However, the future is still uncertain, and positioning your supply chain for success comes with many questions and challenges.

Supply Chains: Do you use data or information?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Who coined that irritating term “Big Data”? How did we get there without normal sized data, slightly larger data, chubby data and bordering on big data?

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

Webinar: Becker’s Healthcare | Supply Chain Powered Transformation at Select Medical


The post Webinar: Becker’s Healthcare | Supply Chain Powered Transformation at Select Medical appeared first on Ivalua

Achieving Overall Logistics Effectiveness in Warehouse Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Mike Khodl, VP of Differentiated Technologies at Dematic. We spoke mostly about achieving optimal warehouse performance.

Frequently Asked Questions about S&OE


This is a guest entry by Sander van Lokven, General Manager at Districon Solutions North America, an AIMMS implementation partner. Districon is a consulting company that brings the power of optimization and analytics closer to supply chain processes.

When will truckload contract rates peak in 2021?

DAT Solutions

While supply chain disruptions continue to create tight truckload freight markets, there are signs that the markets will soften in the weeks and months ahead, according to the Pulse Signal Report from DAT iQ. Trucking Industry Trends

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

The World is About to Get Even More Connected through the Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

Most of the world’s population is connected in one way or another: by land, by sea, by air, by cable, by airwave, and/or by satellite. As extensive as these human connections are, connections between almost everything else on Earth (i.e., machines and animals) are about to surpass them. A few years ago, Herman Morgan ( @hermanmorganUSA ), a Marketing Analyst at Tatvasoft, wrote, “The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming and it offers a lot of opportunities for organizations.

Digital Transformation Journey in Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Remember those times when we used to stroll down the block and find local stores such as the mom-and-pop diners and get the chance to relish the coziness and sense of family environment there. Even mom-and-pop stores and diners had to step up their digitalization game with the pandemic erupting.

Selecting new software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle


When it comes to network design, you can’t just set it and forget it anymore. Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. They react swiftly to changing business conditions and customer needs. They scale quickly when there’s opportunity for growth.

Amer 2021 – Cleveland – Agenda


John D. McCullough. Executive Director, ITD Digital Business Applications. Breakout Session. Keeping Procurement Transformation On-Track Amidst A Pandemic. Cleveland Clinic is well regarded as having one of the highest ranked healthcare supply chains, according to Gartner. Their mission is to empower caregivers to deliver world class healthcare, research and innovation focused on “Patients First” by providing optimal resources at the best value.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

Logistics in the City

Enterra Insights

Logistics in the city might not be as entertaining as the television show “Sex in the City,” however, topically it’s more important. Challenges, like urban air quality and traffic congestion, have increased calls for city planners to redesign cities and close some streets to vehicular traffic.

GlobalTranz And Echo Global Logistics Both Report 40% Fourth Quarter Revenue Growth

Logistics Viewpoints

Bob Farrell, Chairman and CEO of GlobalTranz. GlobalTranz, a logistics service provider, put out a press release on February 23rd where they mentioned that they had achieved 40% growth in revenue, fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.

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DFB Tech Stack: Invoice Reconciliation


Digitize Invoicing to Eliminate Errors and Guard Cash Flow. In this article, we explore Invoice Reconciliation tools as a core piece of every digital 3PL/freight brokerage’s operations.

2021 – AMER – Thuy Mauge – Session


Thuy Mauge. Supply Chain Services Manager, LADWP. Breakout Session. React, Adapt, Build – Embracing disruption for procurement evolution. Over the last 12 months, the theory that ‘change does not happen overnight’ was debunked. This was certainly true for LADWP, the largest municipal utility in the US. Join Thuy Mauge, Supply Chain Services Manager, as she discusses the digital procurement transformation journey for LADWP.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.