Sat.Oct 10, 2020 - Fri.Oct 16, 2020

In Retail? Be Strategic About Rolling Out Analytics


If you read to the end of this blog post, you’ll see that it is about the wisdom of investing in retail supply chain analytics powered by artificial intelligence (AI). But where exactly does the return on investment come from?

How TMS Supports Contactless Supply Chain Initiatives

Supply Chain Collaborator

Like most transformative innovations in supply chain automation, the end state – in this case, a completely touchless supply chain – is an aspirational goal. And while technology is already being leveraged toward achieving the goal of contactless supply chain, it is an incremental process.

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Industry 4.0 is Here. Where are You?

Enterra Insights

Revolutions can take years to unfold. Such is the case with latest industrial revolution. Gjoko Muratovski, Director of the Ullman School of Design, explains, “The world is being changed in many new ways. The Covid-19 pandemic that has placed the entire planet on hold is just one part of this disruption. Another less dramatic but equally important change is also taking place in the midst of it all: the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Industry Trends in High Technology Manufacturing & Operations

DELMIA Quintiq

High Tech remains one of the most vibrant, innovative and fast paced industries in the world. Even with global disruption from COVID-19, demand for products has remained positive, albeit with far less predictability!

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Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

How Do You Plan for the Unpredictable? Advice for Supply Chain Planners in 2020


ToolsGroup’s GM of North America, David Barton, sat down for a video interview with Robert Bowman, managing editor at Supply Chain Brain , to share anecdotes and advice for supply chain planners in a year no one could have planned for.

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7 Steps: How to Reduce Costs Through Supply Chain Network Optimization

River Logic

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Take Back Control and Build the Resilient Supply Chain


You can’t control circumstances, but you can control your response. Take charge now to ensure the best outcomes later. We just wrapped up Disruption RX, a virtual supply chain summit designed to help companies rebound from unplanned shocks to their digital supply chain.

ToolsGroup Supply Chain Forecast | Inventory Now Available ?in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace


Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to ToolsGroup ?Supply Supply Chain Forecast | Inventory to improve forecast accuracy and customer service levels, while reducing investment in stock.

Prescriptive Analytics: A Conversation with Joe Bellini

The Network Effect

The post Prescriptive Analytics: A Conversation with Joe Bellini appeared first on The Network Effect. Analytics Artificial Intelligence (AI) Multiparty Network Network Business Supply Chain Control Towers Supply Chain Management autonomous supply chain machine learning prescriptive analytics

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions

Talking Logistics

Even in normal times, transportation professionals have their hands full dealing with all sorts of exceptions and disruptions. The current COVID-19 pandemic is further magnifying those challenges.

Oracle Live: Cloud SCM for Speed and Agility

Logistics Viewpoints

The Oracle Live: Cloud Applications event highlighted the supply chain function due in part to the extensive supply chain disruptions caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. A key premise, global supply chains have depended on a certain level of predictability that is no longer available.

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Forward-Thinking Package Engineering Ignites Grill Manufacturer’s Success


A North American grill manufacturer’s latest offering needed to offer a unique out-of-box experience (OOBE)—one that would surprise and delight consumers and lead to socially-shareable experiences.

Artificial intelligence for sales and procurement planning: fundamental success criteria

All Things Supply Chain

I am often asked whether Artificial Intelligence can help to achieve better sales forecasts and procurement planning.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Editor’s Pick: 9 Ways to Save Money on Truckload Shipping

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Hexion is Blazing New Trails to Improved Profitability by Optimizing Agility

Logistics Viewpoints

Many companies have a sales & operations planning process. If S&OP could be adhered to, it would maximize profitability. But it can't. Hexion is implementing a sale & operations EXECUTION process to improve agility while preserving profitability.

“Resilience” isn’t the Answer to Supply Chain Problems (McKinsey: It’s time to re-think the strategy on Supply Chain Management)


The impact of COVID-19 has caused the world to realize what many operators have known for a while: supply chains are running at a distinct disadvantage.

Enhancing operations through digitalisation: welcome to technology-enabled management

IT Supply Chain

By Susana Duran (pictured). VP of Engineering - Emerging Tech & Mobile, Sage. The post Enhancing operations through digitalisation: welcome to technology-enabled management appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Meet the crisis with end-to-end Supply Chain Visibility

Prophetic Technology

The current pandemic affecting our daily life demands an end-to-end Supply Chain (SC) Visibility.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4% over 2017.

COVID-19 drives five retail supply chain trends

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The business disruption caused by COVID-19 has resulted in four out of five (82%) retailers changing their approach to stock management and is driving five retail supply chain trends. This is according to a new report from logistics company Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), which shows how the pandemic has caused stock management issues for 92% of retailers

How Consumer Behavior is Changing

Enterra Insights

Although history, for the most part, advances predictably, occasionally events, like the COVID-19 pandemic, come along to reset history’s course. Some analysts refer to this as a paradigm shift. When such a reset occurs, people start asking a lot of important questions. For example, Anil Kaul ( @anil_kaul ), co-founder and CEO of Absolutdata, asks two fundamental business questions: “What will consumer behavior and profiles look like in the new normal?

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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.

Are you compromising to meet Supply Chain demands after the crisis?

Prophetic Technology

The pandemic unfolds considerable global disruption in our Supply Chains (SCs,) reason why it is essential to ponder and performance in a different way to renovate and revolutionise our SC strategy.

Insight from Applied Statisticians for Forecasting: Is It Worth the Effort and the Mirage of Random Variation


In this blog, we will illustrate through an example of these potential pitfalls (unanchored, random variation, and narrow metrics) and potential negative impact on a firm.

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Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. GET our EBOOK HERE. The company was new to the general merchandising business. As such the Category Managers were going wild with ideas on how to expand their product assortments and procuring new and interesting products to sell.

Hackney Council cyberattack: why are hackers targeting the public sector?

IT Supply Chain

By Terry Greer-King (pictured). VP of EMEA at SonicWall. The post Hackney Council cyberattack: why are hackers targeting the public sector? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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.