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Does Transparency Begin with Brands and Retailers?

EV Cargo Technology

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.

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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”.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

How to Select the Best Supply Chain Optimization Software

River Logic

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Supply Chain Postponement for a New Age

ModusLink Corporation

In the 1990s and early 2000s, postponement—the practice of delaying customization of a product—helped many companies respond to the increasing demand for personalization while still driving efficient inventory management. Sooner or later, everything old is new again—even supply chain strategies.

10 Strategies for Improving Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Nikita S at nextlevelpurchasing.com.

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.

[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.

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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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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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.

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.