Sat.Mar 02, 2019 - Fri.Mar 08, 2019

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

We finished dinner. I pressed my neatly folded napkin to my lips. As we waited for coffee, silence hung heavy in the air. My client writhed in her seat and hung her head as she asked, “I read your article on control towers, but I am confused. What is an easy definition?

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New Technologies Changing the Supply Chain

Clear Spider

Over the past couple weeks, we have found that both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), are assets throughout the supply chain. With new developments, increased availability, and reduced costs, they are becoming the technologies to key an eye out for.

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Should the State DOT Be the One to Mandate Commercial Vehicle Bans During Weather Events?

Consumer Goods Logistics

On February 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced plans for a commercial vehicle ban on all major highways in Eastern Pennsylvania in anticipation of a predicted snow-ice mix the following day.

The Growing Importance of Utilizing Analytics in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Supply Chain executives can no longer dismiss the importance of using analytics in the supply chain.

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.

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

Supply chain planning in emerging markets is different. And while each market can be unique, we found a few repeating themes in our own experience and from sources including Gartner and our customers Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Cipla Medpro. Here’s what we found: 1.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

We didn’t think he would visit us this year, but then came the snow storm early Monday morning, and with schools closed, Billy Bob Joe V finally showed up. My kids, with the help of neighborhood friends, used their muscles and brains (and ladders and shovels) to build the 13 ft. snowman (over 15 ft.

Prescriptive Analytics: 22 Things the Experts Are Saying About Analytics’ Rising Star

River Logic

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The final countdown to Brexit has begun

ivalua

In less than a month, the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union, meaning the end of the freedom of movement and goods, and many of the regulations UK and European businesses have come to benefit from over the decades.

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How Brexit Will Impact Supply Chain Labeling?

Loftware

The U.K. and Europe are redefining their trade relationship. The process has been unpredictable. Logistics Supply Chain

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

How to Combat the Uncertainty and Risks in Today’s Global Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Whether it’s the escalating tariffs between the U.S. and China, what’s happening (or not happening) with Brexit in Europe, or the status of “New NAFTA” and other trade agreements, one thing is clear: there is growing risk and uncertainty in global supply chain management. How are leading companies navigating these risks and uncertainties? That was the focus of a recent global study conducted by LLamasoft.

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Omnichannel Grocery: The Current Climate (Part 1)

C3 Solutions

Grocery shopping is the new frontier in e-commerce. When Amazon bought Whole Foods in June 2017, grocery retailers took notice, and the race to omnichannel grocery fulfillment was on.

Justice as Fairness in the Supply Chain

SCM Research

Among the most interesting SCM articles I have recently read is Jack et al.’s ’s (2018) recent study, titled Accounting, Performance Measurement and Fairness in UK Fresh Produce Supply Networks. Why I highlight this study here is because this is one of the rare interpretive studies related to SCM and it could therefore serve as a blueprint for those of us who struggle with the dominance of positivist studies in our discipline.

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More than an Event

BluJay Solutions

Tips for procurement, opportunities for continuous improvement. Sometime in the last half of 2018, the transportation market began to soften. In what felt almost like overnight, finding capacity wasn’t as much trouble as it had been for so many long, challenging months.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Editor’s Pick: 5 Real-Time Visibility Features Required for Predictive Analytics

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 highlights five real-time visibility features companies should consider when evaluating solutions. Necessities begin as luxuries.

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Supply Chain Movement

Which strategic choices does a company face? This question was covered in depth during a recent – and extremely interesting – workshop for supply chain managers and directors at Nyenrode. Just a couple of the 40 participating executives had a say in their corporate strategy.

Five Ways 3D Printing Will Impact The Global Supply Chain

Maine Pointe

Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, explains why 3D printing’s impact on supply chain is not as far away as you may think. He outlines five potential benefits of the technology and five ways it will impact the supply chain. global supply chain supply chain transformation 3D printing Industry 4.

Celebrating International Women’s Day with a Look at Women in Supply Chain

Kuebix

In recent years, women have become increasingly integral in all things supply chain, an industry that has traditionally been male-dominated. A survey published by Gartner in 2018, however, shows “sustained strong representation of women in the senior-most ranks of supply chain organizations relative to other functions.” This study was conducted in partnership with an executive […]. The post Celebrating International Women’s Day with a Look at Women in Supply Chain appeared first on Kuebix.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs.

The Most Impactful Woman in My Life

JDA software

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, Terry Turner, president of North American Retail at JDA, writes about the most impactful woman in his life and what that has meant for his own career and journey. The best example I have on women in leadership is my wife, Sharon.

OTIF Updates And Requirements In 2019

SupplyPike

Walmart recently announced new OTIF updates for 2019. A significant change is that OTIF performance will be measured at the PO level. A 3% COGS penalty will also be assessed on each noncompliant case.

How Machine Learning Helps Supply Chain Forecasting

AFFLINK

When paired with the Internet of Things, machine learning can create a truly powerful system for supply chain forecasting. Machine learning is able to improve supply chain management in a multitude of ways , primarily through analysis and pattern recognition.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Using Warehouse Automation – Optimising Man and Machine for Maximum Efficiency?

SCJunction

Warehouse automation has been around for decades and has helped distribution centers improve productivity and downtime tremendously, but one of the key challenges has been that the material handling equipment or automation has been operating in a silo from the rest of the distribution center and supply chain.

Top Trends in Luxury Brands That Will Influence the Future of Your Supply Chain

DynaSys

The luxury brand market has never looked so good! Worldwide, the luxury brand market expects to reach € 915 billion this year. According to the latest Deloitte global ranking, France continues to lead the luxury brand market with a total of nine luxury groups accounting for 24.3%

How to Save Money Through WMS Automation

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain leaders are under increasing pressure to improve productivity and efficiency in the warehouse. Demands from labor resources for better pay, better treatment, and more opportunity have never been higher.

RFID Asset Tracking and RTLS: How to Elevate Your Supply Chain

AB&R

Real-time technology is one of those things we take for granted sometimes. It’s a convenience for most consumers. Turn-by-turn navigation, ordering rideshare service, and even watching the status of your pizza.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.