2016

Seven Supply Chain Lessons from a Former Walmart CEO

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. Our goal is to build a guiding coalition to think differently to improve outcomes.

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10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels. Background In dynamic supply chain management environment, people have to make the quick and decisive actions against various issues.

How to Become a Supply Chain Planning Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

ToolsGroup

Being selected for the Gartner Magic Quadrant leader’s quadrant is a pretty big deal. For a software vendor, it’s like winning an Academy Award.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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End-to-End Supply Chain Collaboration: It's More Than a Technology Platform

LeanCor

Advancing your supply chain to improve performance and working capital requires collaboration. But true supply chain collaboration is much more fundamental than information technologies committing to new platforms.

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Sourcing Your Supply Chain Successfully in Mexico

Ryder Exchange

Imagine a birds-eye view of a freeway at rush hour in any major American city, as the lanes fill up with every conceivable make and model of automobile.

Supply Chains to Admire – 2016 Results

Supply Chain Insights

Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates. It is now over. This morning we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. The research starts in April and stretches over many weeks as we analyze the different elements and understand the patterns of each industry.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month. Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty.

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.

Career advice for supply chain professionals

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha It is a great time to be a supply chain professional. Emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Cognitive computing, and Augmented Reality are creating new challenges and new opportunities for supply chain management (SCM) professionals.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. Not many companies have cracked this code. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. Managing complexity is key.

Making Sense of New Data in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Right now we are seeing a tremendous increase in the amount of data available throughout the supply chain. The problem is, there is so much data that no one really knows what to do with it. Harnessing the power of data is vital for ensuring your supply chain is meeting customer expectations. To get started making sense of all this data, supply chain managers should adhere to the following steps: 1.

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What’s Your Forecast Accuracy Target for 2017?

ToolsGroup

Editor's Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no blog post next week. In 2016, it seemed as if everyone in supply chain was looking to improve their forecasting performance.

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.

Sharing the “Best Version of the Truth” to Trading Partners

The Network Effect

Image by Flickr User Adam Grabek. Note: This is the latest in a series of posts that discuss how your companies master data management strategy (MDM) has a direct relationship to your company’s fiscal health.

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Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

This is the first of a two-part series where I will curate and cull information from my 4 decades of experience in logistics cost reduction at various positions in the supply chain.

At the Starting Line: New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fun and relaxing holiday. If you’re like me, today is about easing back into the work routine — like a runner stepping to the starting line and making sure his shoelaces are tied one last time before the race begins.

3 Ways Lean Visual Management Can Make a Big Difference in Your Workplace

LeanCor

A major element of achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility is creating visual management in all workplaces. Time and time again, we've seen that the better the visual management in a workplace, the better people are at solving problems.

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Five Things You Can Do This Week to Reduce Inventory: Part I

Demand Solutions

Want to reduce your inventory? Well, you’ve got customer service levels to think about first. And the best inventory reductions are done in a targeted, highly strategic fashion—not blindly and across-the-board. But all things being equal, your answer to my question is surely “yes.”

First Class Ready!

Supply Chain Insights

On May 7, 2016 we announced a partnership with CorpU for next-generation supply chain learning. Today our first course, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter, is ready for sale. The development is complete. The other courses, designed as fast sprints, are currently in development.

3 Ways Supply Chain Cost Analyses Help Your Business

PLS Logistics

Are you overpaying for inbound shipments? Should you switch from LTL to truckload shipments? Are your supply chain and dock loading processes proficient? Understanding costs in the supply chain is just as important as reducing them.

Information Overload: Is Too Much Data Crippling Your Supply Chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater How much is too much? That’s the question many supply chain practitioners are asking themselves in this world of big data, where a flood of new information is rapidly becoming readily available.

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The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

It is Sunday. Today, I assume a familiar position. Now a ritual, with coffee in one hand and country music blaring, I sit in my faded green chair to write a blog post. I have done this for seven years. This afternoon, I am writing my 334th blog post.

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10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. There’s been several great predictions for logistics in 2016. We’re taking another approach, and are sharing some predictions that go against the grain.

A Different Solution to the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

ToolsGroup

“78% of respondents to Gartner’s most recent Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey identify talent as the No. 1 long-term supply chain risk”. There is a lot of documented evidence of a shortage in supply chain talent. Why is it happening?

Walmart’s Carriers of the Year 2015

The Network Effect

Congratulations to Walmart’s Carriers of the Year for 2015. Walmart selected the carriers based on their “dedication to customer service and a commitment to creating innovative solutions in an evolving, yet extremely important, business.”.

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.

3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way

Cerasis

Innovations in technology are changing how the world does business, and technology is dramatically changing how entities in the logistics industry function in nearly every aspect.

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Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. As a result, cutting and controlling costs became the top priority for supply chain executives.

How Do You Balance Leading and Driving Results?

LeanCor

A successful organization starts with leadership -- and that leadership is only as strong as the principles upon which it stands. As leaders and as organizations, we need to establish and align around principles that guide how we lead, support, and grow our teams.

Three Steps to Creating a Value-Oriented Supply Chain

Take Supply Chain

The relationship between buyers and sellers in today’s marketplace often remains transactional, focused on the simple movement and exchange of services and goods.

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Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration.