What could you do with a faster, more effective supply chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater How concurrent planning can help you take back your time. Stop being a slave to your supply chain and take back your time! Don’t wait around for your supply chain to catch up to the speed of life.

Supply Chain Technology Integration: Making the New Technology & Legacy Systems’ Marriage Last


The decision to bring new technology into your existing warehouse operation should not be taken lightly. Modern technology enables a whole new level of collaboration , efficiency and better operations.

How Can I Drive Lights-Out Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

Inquiry is increasing. Company dissatisfaction with supply chain planning is growing. The goal is to improve insights while decreasing the number of planners. The growing dissatisfaction is on the inadequacies of today’s technologies.

How Lazy, Entitled, Coddled Millennials Strengthen Supply Chains

Supply Chain Insights

Well I hate to admit it, but I am *technically* a millennial. (I I like to think since I’m on the older side of the generation I’m just a bit wiser.) I worked with millennials when I managed interns in the central planning group at my last company.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

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What Supply Chains Really are and Why it Matters

The Network Effect

Companies re-assessing the nature of their supply chains are shifting priorities and realizing new value What is a Supply Chain? The post What Supply Chains Really are and Why it Matters appeared first on The Network Effect.

Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management

Enterra Insights

Today, much of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. That hasn’t happened for nearly 100 years. Because … Continued. The post Solar Eclipses and Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Risk Management Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

What is A Day in the Life of Supply Chain Manager Like?

Supply Chain Opz

What is it like to be a supply chain manager? In this article, we will show you some typical tasks that many supply chain managers do on day-to-day basis. Supply chain management is a relatively new field with lots of opportunity for people who are willing to learn and work hard.

Predictability vs. Agility: You no longer have to choose


While I was preparing for an executive meeting at a very large, very complex and dynamic food & beverage company, I was told of an internal conflict between Sales and Operations.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant: Why Should We Care About This Research?

Demand Solutions

Full confession: My team is small, yet diverse – I work with boomers and millennials, and the great generation in between. While I find the boomers tend to be more reserved and reticent in their remarks, millennials are quick to provide commentary with little filter engaged.

Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister Courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota/Netflix. As a teenager in the 80s, it probably comes as no surprise I relate heavily to every cultural reference in Stranger Things.

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics


It is easy to make analytics the cornerstone of warehouse and distribution center management. While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes.

Three Cool Technologies

Supply Chain Shaman

Oh my! The blog post, What About Them Apples , raised a lot of heated discussion on LinkedIn. Quite the dust-up… Why? While I am advocating rethinking supply chain planning, for some consultants, the only path forward is the adoption of DDRMP. The recommendation is a broad-brush approach.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Why Do We Forget to Define Supply Chain Excellence?

Supply Chain Insights

This past month I attended our Supply Chain Insights Bootcamp training led by Lora Cecere in Philadelphia and facilitated the first course of a Cross-Company Academy training, End-to-End Supply Chain Orchestration.

Three Critical Supply Chain Capabilities for Private Label Industry Success


I generally do not like the shopping experience. I prefer to develop a list of carefully researched products so I can get into and out of a store as fast as possible.

Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

It has certainly been evident this year that natural disasters can significantly disrupt the supply chain. And when recent hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires began wreaking havoc, many shippers were left asking themselves: “How have recent natural disasters affected our transportation network?”

Building a Better Supply Chain Control Tower

The Network Effect

Putting the Consumer at the center of the supply chain universe In a previous post, Rise of Supply Chain Control. The post Building a Better Supply Chain Control Tower appeared first on The Network Effect.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Supply Chain Network Optimization Technology is Ripe for Disruption


Something struck me after spending a few days in Phoenix at Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference. Supply Chain Network Optimization is key to running an efficient and profitable operation today.

5 Supply Chain Projects That Could Drive Millions to Your Bottom Line


Every budget cycle I hear supply chain professionals asked to squeeze more from the already dry towel laying on their desk. International competition and customer pressures are driving prices down, and shareholders are still expecting the same returns.

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How To Know If Supply Chain Careers Are Right for You?

Supply Chain Opz

By 2018, related supply chain careers will be in high demand with 1.4 million jobs to fill. To determine if they're right for you, ask yourself these questions. Are you committed to supply chain management?

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Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments


Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments. By Eytan Buchman, Head of Marketing, Freightos. Today Freightos announced a $25 million dollar funding round , led by GE Ventures. In the five years since Freightos launched, logistics and technology have increasingly converged.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

10 must ask supply chain data security questions

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater When it comes to cyber safety, your supply chain could be your biggest weakness. Approximately 80% of data breaches originate from within the supply chain, and the financial impact of a breach could do more than destroy your bottom line.

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism


Terrorism is a reality that, unfortunately, requires our growing attention in the supply chain world. The British Standards Institution Supply Chain Services and Solutions publishes an annual report that analyzes global trouble spots for supply chain operations.

Why Is Blockchain Not Hotter?

Supply Chain Shaman

I was sitting with a representative from the United Nations on my way back from Colombia. As we took off from Bogota, we discussed the potential of blockchain to help her with feeding children in the highlands of the Colombian-Venezuelan border.

Supply Chains to Admire – Technology Computer Hardware Calculation Example

Supply Chain Insights

After doing a deep dive into the Household Products (Nondurable) industry segment to show why Proctor & Gamble did not make the Supply Chains to Admire TM winner list, I wanted to show an example calculation for a company that made the winner list.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.