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.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management? Meaning, will its hype far exceed what it will ever accomplish in the industry?

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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.

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.

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?

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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Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

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.

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.

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.

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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Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

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.

6 Tips for Improving Warehouse and Distribution Center Efficiency

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Struggling with Process Ownership? Perhaps it’s a Failure to Communicate! Article created for Supply Chain Game Changer by David Madden at [link]. . Things can always be faster when you work in a warehouse or distribution center.

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.

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.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

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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Made in America vs. Assembled in America – Defining Terms!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Drawing Lessons From Tesla’s Supply Chain Issues! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Casey Heigl at [link].

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.

Understanding the Link Between Finance and the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

If you’re a supply-chain executive seeking advice on shoring up your company’s financial condition, be careful about who’s doling out the advice

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.