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Top 5 Signs Your Supply Chain is Dysfunctional

The Network Effect

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Eight Things You Need to Know About the Theory of Constraints

River Logic

This concept centers around practical methods for identifying solutions to business problems by deciding: Constraint-Based Modeling Theory of Constraints Optimization software optimization modeling


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7 CPG Industry Trends to Look for in 2020


2020 has been quite the whirlwind of shattered assumptions and unexpected disruption across the global economy. From travel to restaurants and everything in-between, the world is adjusting to a laundry list of “new normals” as this year proves to be one full of challenges and transformations

Emerging Technologies in Retail: Strategic Advantage or Big Question Mark?

C3 Solutions

Are you looking to get ahead with emerging technologies? Part one of this three-part blog series explores what we should be considering about 5G. C3 Reservations C3 Solutions Dock Appointment Scheduling Software Retail Emerging Technology 5G

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

How to Formulate a Winning Distribution Strategy Fit for the Covid-19 World

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Assessing your distribution options is one of the most important elements of any Route to Market strategy. Choosing the wrong distribution strategy, although often not evident in the short term, can cripple a company’s long-term growth, and ability to execute effectively. Often FMCG companies in a rush for market entry, do not assess, they merely appoint distributors or importers.

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How are Stock-Outs affecting your business?


Stock-outs are a pervasive and significant inventory control issue facing businesses and, by proxy, consumers. A stock-out happens when the number of orders for a product exceeds the amount of inventory that is stored. This situation can arise due to a number of factors, including

Your e-Auction Process as an Essential Step in Procurement


Originally, buyers and sellers had to meet in person for an auction sale to take place. Today, technological advancements have changed the procurement process via e-auction, or electronic auction. Just like the standard auction process, e-auction also involves buyers competing to buy goods or services from a seller. The only difference here is that it […]. The post Your e-Auction Process as an Essential Step in Procurement appeared first on ProcurePort Blog. e-Auction

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.


What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network. In early February, as news of the novel coronavirus began to break into the news cycle, the Transplace team began reporting on the impacts of COVID-19 on the global supply chain. As we provided updates in the weeks that followed, the impacts of the disruption continue to affect businesses, consumers, and the worldwide economy.

How to Enable Trade During a Pandemic


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Trading During a Pandemic. A Buyer/Seller Ecosystem. The Ecosystem Capabilities. Do I have the tools I need? Summary. 1 Introduction. This article explores the use of technology to provide a platform for Buyers and Sellers to interact during a major disruption resulting in the absence of face to face or event-based exploration of partnerships.

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!

Delivery Logistics: Why Final Mile Is Where It Comes to a Head


Maintaining proper controls in freight within the final mile has always been a top concern for supply chain executives. Failures within the final mile delivery logistics are both the most visible to consumers and poorly visible to supply chain leaders. Moreover, the logistics of delivery in the last mile result in 40% of the More. The post Delivery Logistics: Why Final Mile Is Where It Comes to a Head appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Seven Supply Chain Processes To Stop Doing In The Pandemic

Supply Chain Shaman

I remember standing in the temperature screening queue in Doha. As the line wound around multiple stations, my backpack cut into my shoulders. I was tired and cranky as I read the overview of MERS. As an United States resident, I was blissfully unaware of this virus and worried about catching my flight to Singapore. My ignorance of a potential pandemic was low. Changing My Mental Model.

The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Today’s supply chains are becoming more complex and dynamic. For the automotive industry in particular, the transportation of goods – small, large, custom-made – needs to run as smoothly as possible. Logistics processes and strategies must be able to adapt to this multivariable environment and accommodate these demands, down to the smallest detail.

Laying the Foundation for Advanced Supply Chain Planning Capabilities in the F&B Industry


As a former Director of Supply Chain Management for a multi-national, multi-channel food manufacturer, I experienced first-hand the variety of challenging problems faced by supply chain planners in the unforgiving Food and Beverage Industry.

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.

9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates


Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Laura Jelen with who discusses some useful tips on how companies can negotiate freight rates a bit better. Shipping costs are a significant part of the supply chain expense. It’s in your best interests to reduce these costs where possible without compromising the value of More. The post 9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

What Is the State of the Oil and Gas Industry After Coronavirus?

PLS Logistics

The oil industry was one of the most severely hurt industries during the coronavirus pandemic. On April 20, oil prices went negative for the first time in the history of the oil market, peaking at -$37.60 per barrel. For comparison, at the start of the year, an oil barrel costs $60. Such a bizarre drop […]. Blog oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain

Voice Technology – The Bridge Between Today and Tomorrow’s Logistics Systems

Logistics Viewpoints

When you think about future and modern technologies, or digitization in supply chain, what comes to mind? Robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), drones, self-driving trucks, and exoskeletons all carry a “futurey” feel—even if many of them are quickly becoming common. But, instead of these incredible new technologies, it might be a technology with over 30 years of history creating the bridge to the future of warehouse operations. Voice technology is commonly associated with picking.

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Railroad Service Provider Nordco Stays on Track by Speeding Up Its Planning Process


With 100 years of experience, Nordco is a veteran of the railway industry. The company provides the products and services that rail-related industries need to stay on track, including substantial aftermarket spare parts and equipment production. However, like many smaller distributors, Nordco suffered from two common supply chain dilemmas. Balancing high service levels with inventory. The company needed to raise its service levels while maintaining or reducing its available inventory.

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.

Last Mile Problem: Preparation and Visibility Overcome All Obstacles


The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the global and domestic transportation markets in new and profound ways. The standards used for traditional freight management have revealed significant risks lurking just below the surface of modern supply chain management, and for shippers, time is of the essence. It’s no longer a less-than-truckload shipping versus traditional operational problem. And,read More.

Buying Supply Chain Network Optimization Software: 8 Key Factors

River Logic

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Transportation in the Time of a Pandemic

Logistics Viewpoints

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-haul transportation industry has been tested daily. The biggest issue? Fluctuations in supply and demand. Spot loads quadrupled in the last month with outbound tender volumes at their highest since 2018. In April, freight volumes increased from 100,000 loads per weekday to 150,000 loads at its peak, loads remained consistently above 130,000 each day early in the month.

Ivalua NOW Part 2 – Re-Imagining Offices and Transforming Procurement


At last week’s Ivalua NOW virtual event, Jon Stevens, President of JLL Digital, delivered the first keynote. JLL is a long-established global real estate services provider and manager, with revenues approaching $20 billion. Stevens runs the side of the business that is working on new digitally-driven initiatives, and he had two main themes. He talked about the JLL Marketplace, which the firm offers to its clients and firms occupying the buildings it manages.

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.

Uber, Amazon, and COVID-19: Shaping the Future of Freight Brokerage

Talking Logistics

COVID-19 is disrupting many aspects of supply chain management. The “glass is half full” perspective, however, is that the pandemic is also serving as a catalyst for innovation and digital transformation. Will COVID-19, for example, lead to an acceleration in digital freight adoption? Last week, Uber Freight announced “a new milestone in [its] vision to. Read more Uber, Amazon, and COVID-19: Shaping the Future of Freight Brokerage.

Buying Supply Chain Network Optimization Software: 8 Key Factors

River Logic

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BD’s Medical Supplies Control Tower Powers their Response to Covid-19

Logistics Viewpoints

BD's Control Tower provides end-to-end visibility of their supply chain. This has been of great value during the pandemic. This project is key to BD's digital transformation. And with machine learning applied to Big Data, the solution will only get better with time. The post BD’s Medical Supplies Control Tower Powers their Response to Covid-19 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Visibility control tower Digital Transformation

From Excel to State-of-art Demand Planning Solution


Project success!! I have just completed a new demand planning project. As I reflect on the before and after, I am truly amazed how far our customer has come in such a short period. Looking at where they started and how they implemented the solution to make positive changes really illustrates all the growth they achieved. Before the project, they were using Excel to forecast and plan their business.

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.