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Does Transparency Begin with Brands and Retailers?

Adjuno

Just as consumer focus on farm-to-table has increased supply chain transparency within the food retail industry, an increasing focus on what materials, apparel, footwear or furniture are made of, the origin of these materials and manufacturing processes is set to transform fashion retail. In a latest report by Sourcing Journal – 85 percent respondents said transparency is either extremely or very important to their industries’ success.

3 Unexpected Ways You May Be Perpetuating Rigidity in Your Supply Chain

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

When thinking about rigidity in the supply chain, it’s common to call out the usual suspects – ahem, spreadsheets – that are routinely blamed for making management less flexible.

SC Certifications. A good idea to help you out filling the gaps

The Supply Chainer Report

Passionate Supply Chainers all around the world are wondering whether studying a Certification makes sense or not. Allow me to say this is quite normal taking into account the huge number of them. Check out the Top 8 according to CIO magazine.

A Zen Master’s Guide to a Good Forecasting System

Halo

Five Koan of A Good Forecasting System. Having a hard time figuring out how to use forecasting when the results never seem good enough? For many of us, forecasting seems like either too much work, or too complicated to get right. So we fall back on our best estimates, based on information from our sales team, or simple spreadsheets that use some historical sales data to generate trend lines. The answer may lie in unexpected places. Zen Buddhists have a name for it - "Koan”.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

The Franke Story: Three Points to Learn about Supply Chain Complexity

ToolsGroup

Nowadays everyone’s writing and speaking about supply chain complexity , but not many are talking about how to turn around all that complexity and variability for business advantage.

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How to Build the Business Case for TMS

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders recognize the value of a transportation management system (TMS).

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The Most Important Skills for Supply Chain Young Professionals

Talking Logistics

What skills and attributes will be the most important for supply chain young professionals to succeed moving forward? We asked members of our Indago research community that question back in April.

Specialization is Supply Chain’s Best Friend

Logistics Viewpoints

Trade and specialization at the individual, corporate, and regional level are catalysts behind the growth and increasingly important role of supply chain in today’s global economies.

How to Select the Best Supply Chain Optimization Software

River Logic

Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Trade Promotion Optimization Supply Chain Optimization modeling software

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.

Omnichannel Requires Fast Warehouse Transformation: Why & How to Do It Right

Cerasis

The growth of omnichannel is subject to hype and fact. Some supply chain leaders and experts argue omnichannel is the improper term to describe the state of warehouse transformation today. Others voice concern over how warehouse transformation could increase costs when not adequately managed. Supply chain leaders need to understand why an omnichannel warehouse requires.read More.

Macro Growth of Micro Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

The impact of e-commerce on the retail grocery industry and perishables supply chains has created a phenomenon called Micro Supply Chains. It’s driving rapid change across the industry, which has presented challenges for all stakeholders, but also new opportunities to differentiate and capture market share. What are some of these challenges and opportunities? What actions. The post Macro Growth of Micro Supply Chains appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Five Keys to Cold Chain Success with Tyler Hildebrand

The Logistics of Logistics

Tyler, please introduce yourself (your title / company / location). I’m Tyler Hildebrand and I am an account executive at Reliable Transportation Solutions in Cincinnati, OH. Please tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Go to school? What was your major in college?

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How Amazon Prime Air Will Change the Transportation Industry

Kuebix

What’s the Big Hype About Amazon? Amazon is an e-commerce company that has become one of the Big Four technology companies alongside major businesses such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Weathering the Trade Policy Storm: Trade Content is Key

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chains are running at full steam as the economy is booming in parts of the world, while in other parts of the world, economies are taking a hit from obstacles that hinder open commerce and trade.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 12, 2019)

Talking Logistics

The used car salesman lives on. I’ve been searching online for a used car to buy for my daughter before she heads back to college. Nothing fancy, nothing too expensive. I found a car at a Honda dealership about an hour away. I called them and spoke to Philip there about the car: How did.

Ivalua Launches Pre-Packaged Solutions for Manufacturers

ivalua

Best practice supply chain & procurement capabilities now available for rapid deployment to manufacturers. Redwood City, CA July 10, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the availability of a pre-packaged suite of solutions for manufacturers. The new packages span the full source-to-pay process for all spend categories including direct materials, MRO, assets and tooling and indirect goods and services.

21st Century Procurement Skills (Guest Post by Christoph Flöthmann)

SCM Research

Our guest post today comes from Christoph Flöthmann, an expert in strategic and digital procurement, who has recently co-authored a new report. Digitalization already has a major impact on procurement, as we write in our new report: 21st Century Procurement Skills. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA), process-mining tools can be used to reshape and analyze all kinds of processes.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

This Week in Logistics News (July 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

They’ve done it again! The US Women’s National Soccer Team has won a fourth World Cup championship in Lyon, France last Sunday. This victory also marked back-to-back World Cup championships, which is the first time a women’s team has accomplished the feat, joining only men’s winners Italy (1934, 1938) and Brazil (1958, 1962). To say this team faced a lot of adversity is an understatement. The team, and namely Captain Megan Rapinoe, faced a lot […].

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Editor’s Pick: Creating Measurable Value with Transportation Optimization

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 Descartes Systems Group’s blog discusses how to get the most value from transportation optimization technologies. Optimization technologies are.

7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019: What’s changed?

CHAINalytics

The post 7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019: What’s changed? appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Feature AI Artificial Intelligence Blockchain dedicated fleet Freight Rates macroeconomic trends tms Transportation Procurement Transportation Rates

Walmart China Introduces Food Blockchain Platform as Parent Fights Internally

Logistics Trends and Insights

News of strife and internal disagreements between the e-commerce group and the brick & mortar groups within Walmart makes one wonder if the company will implode. Playing catchup in the e-commerce game for this fifty-year-old conservative Arkansas Company has been difficult.

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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.

Healthcare Purchasing and Inventory Management Meets Invoicing Automation | Hybrent Announces Partnership Integration with Sage Intacct

Hybrent

Hybrent is now available on Sage Intacct Marketplace after announcing its cloud-based healthcare supply chain solution partnership with Sage. . Hybrent brings visibility and transparency into medical supply spend and usage.

[Video] How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

Darren Miesner, VP of Operations at Transplace, discusses how companies can prepare their supply chain for transportation capacity challenges.

Why Do 3PL Companies Need Route Optimization Software?

Abivin

Third-party Logistics Providers (3PLs) can significantly shape the supply chain landscape in 2019 as well as the future logistics.

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75% of Companies Missing Growth Opportunities in Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Using digital, customer centricity and ecosystems strategies smart companies can shift from chasing incremental cost savings to creating new value

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.