Sat.Jan 12, 2019 - Fri.Jan 18, 2019

Report of Current CEO Sentiment Levels Turning Cautious Has Implications for Supply Chain Management Transformation Initiatives

Supply Chain Matters

A widely followed measure of CEO confidence levels turned somewhat concerning in Q4. The implications for ongoing or planned supply chain management transformation initiatives is one for being very definitive in goal-setting and timing.

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Lighthouse Factories Are Shining Examples for Supply Chains Everywhere

APICS

Last year, the World Economic Forum vetted 1,000 manufacturers, eventually selecting the “lighthouses.” These advanced factories weather the storm with quick-thinking teams, the fastest shop-floor innovation and effective maximization of fourth-industrial-revolution technologies

Watch this Video on What’s Really Disrupting Retail

JDA software

What’s putting Retail’s move to emerging technologies in motion and shaking up store operations? In this video blog, JoAnn Martin , JDA’s senior strategy leader for Retail breaks it all down for us.

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4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse

Cerasis

Maximizing profits is the main point of running a business. If you’re running a warehouse, this will probably be your main goal, too. Competition is plentiful, and you’re always on the lookout for a way to get ahead.

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.

Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Tech- January 18, 2019 Edition

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news that occurred during the week of January 14, 2019.

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Breaking Down Perception Barriers to Women in Leadership

JDA software

This blog features insights from Regenia Sanders, EY Advisory Principal for the Supply Chain and Operations practice. Regenia leads the Americas Supply Chain practice for the industrial products sector.

7 Reasons to Consider Cloud-Based WMS

Cerasis

The decision to invest in a cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) is often the result of sub-par systems in operation within the exclusive supply chain.

Today’s Tesla Motors Workforce Reduction Announcement- An Additional Painful Reality Check

Supply Chain Matters

At what can likely again be described as inevitable, Tesla Motors today announced a significant across the board workforce reduction, and the descriptor of challenges that remain will obviously require added operational leadership. .

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Parcel Post & Last Mile Logistics: E-commerce Series (Part 4)

C3 Solutions

The companies that provide last-mile delivery services to the e-commerce world are masters of supply chain efficiency – most of the time.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Making Last-mile Delivery More Efficient

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s Chief Product Strategist, Doug Surrett, discusses the benefits a mobile platform can offer supply chain managers who are competing on customer service.

The “Rights” and “Mores” of Supply Chain Execution

Talking Logistics

Whether you’re talking about the Amazon Effect and the rapid growth of e-commerce, the changing global trade management landscape, or what’s happening on the technology front, it’s clear that the rules for success in supply chain management are changing. What are these new rules for success? How should companies respond? What role is technology playing?

Tesla Motors Breaks Ground for China Manufacturing Facility and Once Again Declares Aggressive Goals

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, amid a highly publicized groundbreaking ceremony, Tesla Motors embarked on construction and operational ramp-up of a new manufacturing plant located in China. Once again, CEO Elon Musk has publicly stated aggressive, perhaps unrealistic operational goal setting.

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How Technology Can Help Manage Supply Chain Disruptions

AFFLINK

How does your organization manage supply chain disruptions? Supply chain disruption is at its highest rate in three years , and while it's not always possible to predict every interruption in procurement, it is possible to plan ahead for them.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Brexit Vote: No deal, no confidence, no certainty

BluJay Solutions

How to take fear out of the uncertainty. The UK Government’s proposed Brexit deal with the European Union has been rejected by Parliament in a resounding defeat. The margin was 230 votes, including 118 Conservative MPs voting against their own leadership.

Editor’s Pick: How the Best Transportation Operations Build Loyal and Happy Customers

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. This post from project44’s blog shares insights from Joe Delussey, Target’s Director of Logistics, on how transportation operations can build loyal and happy customers.

Smarter Inventory Management Will be One of the Key Competencies for Retailers in the Coming Year

Supply Chain Matters

While the nation’s retailers gather in New York City this week to attend the National Retail Federation’s 2019 Annual Conference, the Supply Chain Matters blog declares that inventory management will be one of the key competencies for retailers this year.

Optimizing Your Supply Chain Operations: Bird Box Edition

CHAINalytics

At Chainalytics, we enjoy a good post-apocalyptic yarn as much as the next person — but being the experienced supply chain subject matter experts that we are, we couldn’t help but view the film in a different light than the average viewer. As compelling as the film is, we simply can’t help but ask ourselves: … The post Optimizing Your Supply Chain Operations: Bird Box Edition appeared first on Chainalytics.

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.

Becoming the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise

DynaSys

The DDAE model has a defined development path for companies to achieve increasing levels of success through their demand driven transformation. This path has five distinct stages. The entire path is depicted below. Each stage is explained in more detail below. Stage 1: Operational Efficiency (Cost).

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] ”[1] Those arguments still hold.

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Implications of the Revised CPTPP Trade Agreement Now in Effect Among Asian Nations are Already Becoming Visible

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides observations on the new CPTPP trade pact that went into effect in 2019, specifically on its reported negative impact on certain U.S. industry sectors.

Pharma Companies Sharing Supplier Data for Global Sustainability Program

Material Handling & Logistics

GlaxoSmithKline, Teva, Takeda create the Responsible Health Initiative to improve visibility in global health supply chain. Industries are increasingly deciding to collaborate with peers -- instead of competing -- when it comes to critical issues like sustainability.

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.

Global Logistics Outlook: 2019

NFI

Guest Post: Mike Greco, Senior Vice President of Global Logistics When you look back at some of the major trade decisions made in 2018, we see a continuing volatility in the global markets going into the new year.

Trends 2019: Retail

Enterra Insights

I’m certain a lot retail executives wish they had the power to stare into a crystal ball and see the future. Such a gift would have spared many of their companies from the consequences of the retail apocalypse.

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All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.14 - 1.18

Aborn and Co.

Legacy procurement systems cause Oregon office to overspend by up to $1.6B, TMS market matures as shippers see millions in savings, Ecom boom congestion costs billions, FedEx's foray into final-mile bulky goods, and much more in this week's ATSCNYNTK

2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights

Convey

2018’s Peak Season shattered spending records for retailers. According to Adobe, consumers spent $125.91 […]. The post 2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights appeared first on Convey. Customer Experience delivery Retail Supply Chain

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.