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Multiple Romaine Lettuce Product Recalls: U.S. Joint Regulatory Investigations Provide Ample Evidence to Problem Statements. Is the Answer a Specific Technology?

Supply Chain Matters

The latest U.S. government investigative report on the series of contaminated romaine lettuce incidents during 2018 has prompted Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari to comment on where technology can play an important role.

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.

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.

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.

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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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March 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Technology

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our March 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech , a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based readership. .

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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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.

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.

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.

Additional Background Related to Kroeger’s Investment in Future Online Fulfillment Capabilities

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on additional information related to U.S. supermarket retailer Kroeger’s initiatives to leverage Ocado robotics technology in a network of automated online fulfillment warehouses. In prior Supply Chain Matters commentaries focused on U.S.

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part three)

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing In part one and part two of “Regaining control: Inventory management best practices”, we talked about controlling inventory, before being able to competently manage inventory.

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.

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.

Internal consultants

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.

New Developments Compound Supply and Demand Network Challenges for Tesla Motors

Supply Chain Matters

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of additional developments related to electric automaker Tesla Motors. This Supply Chain Matters commentary provides our readers our added perspectives from a supply and demand network perspective. . Base Model 3 Vehicle Availability.

An Open Letter to all Women

DynaSys

Today, March 8, is not only International Women’s Day, but a day of reflection. Think back 5, 10, 15 years ago; are you the same person you were back then? My guess is probably not based on my personal experience.

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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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.

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.

February 2019 Global PMI Indices Point to Discernable Slowdown in Demand and Supply Activity Levels

Supply Chain Matters

With the bulk of global manufacturing PMI indices now reported for February 2019, what is becoming very apparent is that China’s economic slowdown is having a discernable impact on other regions, perhaps far more accelerated that originally anticipated. Overall, the J.P.

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Enhance Cross-Functional Collaboration With Communities of Practice

Supply Chain Brain

Supply-chain leaders know the importance of collaboration better than most

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%

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.

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.

Opportunities Remain for More Responsive Hospital Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides additional perspectives concerning our industry-specific coverage of pharmaceutical, drug, healthcare and hospital services focused supply and customer demand networks. . This week, a released survey of hospital leaders brings forward rather insightful findings along with opportunities for making supply chain management an important and positive enabler for enhanced hospital patient services and overall financial results.

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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.

How to Grow Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The push is rapidly expanding across industries. Here's how to keep up

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.