Driver Digest: Quick Rest Stop Exercises

Supply Chain Link

As truck drivers spend most of their time driving, it can be difficult to find the time to be active. It’s important for drivers to take care of their bodies and although there isn’t a lot of down time throughout your day, it only takes a few minutes to add some activity into your routine. READ MORE.

Distribution Center Audits -- Real Value, or Marketing Exercise?

Supply Chain Digest

Enhancing Supply Chain Network Design with Sophisticated Inventory Optimization

CHAINalytics

By Chris Keller | Principal, Supply Chain Design | Chainalytics | The complexity involved in simultaneously optimizing a supply chain network and the inventory within that network has traditionally proven to be a sufficient barrier to completing such exercises.

Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Mitigating risk is a data-driven exercise, which is the kind of exercise I enjoy, especially when my efforts are augmented (along with my eyestrain), by increasingly intelligent AI machines empowered with cognitive technologies.

Ranking Master’s Programs in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

Finding the right Master’s program can be a difficult exercise. In spite of their sometimes oversimplifying nature, rankings can provide a first indication to make this exercise a bit easier. One of such rankings is the 2013/2014 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking, provided by SMBG, a French consulting company, and based on a global survey of recruiters, students and representatives of academic institutions.

Planning accuracy…can you get too much of a good thing?

AIMMS

Pursuing accuracy in a long – term planning exercise can bring a lot of unnecessary stress. F ulfilling the need for resi lience to change in long – term planning while providing accuracy in short – term planning can improve business performance and reduce stress levels.

Is Sacking a Customer Worth the Risk?

Supply Chain @ MIT

But companies need to exercise extreme caution when choosing such an […]. The customer is always right – except when you no longer want to do business them.

S&OP in Agribusiness: How to Harvest the Benefits with Advanced Analytics

AIMMS

Decision-making goes from a highly tedious and error-prone exercise to a process that combines computational intelligence with the business knowledge needed to analyze the optimizer’s results. The agribusiness supply chain is highly complex.

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What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 

AIMMS

Care should be exercised though , because the same reasons that have made the technology more accessible should’ve made it more affordable. Part I in our series on assessing your network design’s maturity . How does you r network design compare to others ?

Bill Gates: We need a ‘war game’ for the infectious diseases supply chain

The Network Effect

Although the system is not perfect, NATO countries participate in joint exercises in which they work out logistics such as how fuel and food will be provided, what language they will speak, and what radio frequencies will be used. Image by UK Department for International Development/Flickr.

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Supply Chain Simulation Game Toronto Canada | October 16, 2018 | 2:00PM – 6:30 PM

Bristlecone

Here, we re-visit supply chain planning concepts and showcase SAP IBP, SAP’s latest flagship supply chain planning product, in a unique exercise that is both fun and educational. Modelled on the famous Beer Distribution Game concept, this unique exercise will put you in roles where you will have to make real time decisions to ensure your end-to-end supply chain is coordinated & optimized. Get ready to play Bristlecone’s very own Supply Chain Simulation Game.

Hitting The Brakes On Out Of Control Supplier Master Data W/ Cyrille Naux

ivalua

In this conversation, Cyrille Naux discusses: The business objectives behind Chassis Brakes’ supplier consolidation exercises. Managing Director, Art of Procurement.

Supply Chain Simulation Game – IBPNow™

Bristlecone

Here, we re-visit supply chain planning concepts and showcase SAP IBP, SAP’s latest flagship supply chain planning product, in a unique exercise that is both fun and educational. Modelled on the famous Beer Distribution Game concept, this unique exercise will put you in roles where you will have to make real time decisions to ensure your end-to-end supply chain is coordinated & optimized. Get ready to play Bristlecone’s very own Supply Chain Simulation Game.

Is it time to integrate your supply chain design with execution?

JDA software

Equally important, having an optimized plan — one that determines which products should be manufactured at which locations and shipped to which distribution centers and retailers — is more likely to be a weekly exercise rather than an annual one.

Supply Chain Resiliency: A Commitment, not a Time Bound Project

Resilinc

However, supply chain resiliency is not a limited duration, project-based exercise.

Why demand sensing is value-based performance management

The Network Effect

Pursuing improved forecasts is certainly not an academic exercise. Got Credit/Flickr. Better forecasting translates directly into making better business decisions.

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Checklist for Transport Spend Management

Supply Chain Movement

For many companies, transportation spending is a perennial target of budget-cutting exercises and a large, multi-faceted cost centre; some may spend three to six percent of their materials costs on transportation. In order to do this, it is important to connect all partners across modalities and regions, and to not only focus on the tender exercise but also to ensure that the agreements are fulfilled.

From Project to Continuous Business Process: The Evolution of Supply Chain Design

Talking Logistics

Historically, Supply Chain Design was an exercise companies undertook at most once a year, or when a significant change occurred in their supply chain, such as an acquisition. Live Episode: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm ET. It was a strategic/tactical analysis, disconnected from day-to-day operations, and the software tools were difficult to learn and use.

The Best Way to Set Inventory Targets?

ToolsGroup

To do an analysis of that magnitude using manually-intensive techniques could be a stultifying exercise. But even more important, a grid building exercise is really just a shortcut that substitutes for a precise demand, inventory and supply model.

Top 10 Organizational Mistakes That Limit Your Warehouse Management (infographic)

USC Consulting Group

Just as a lack of exercise and a poor diet can cause our blood to become clogged with cholesterol and fat, inefficient warehouse management can lead to serious issues for your operation. The supply chain is a business’s lifeblood.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Do a Delivery Network Re-Route Now

Talking Logistics

For most, re-routes are a painful and time-consuming exercise. This tedious process made a strategic route planning exercise more of an art than the science it should be.

A Theory of Robust Supply Chains

SCM Research

Through reviewing 94 articles, and a Q-sorting exercise, we identify four (i.e. Strategies and practices to achieve supply chain resilience have been at the heart of supply chain management practice and research for almost a decade. However, such efforts have often focused on ways to make supply chains more reactive to turbulence and disruptions. In our recent article, Antecedents and Dimensions of Supply Chain Robustness , my co-authors, Christian F. Durach and José A.D.

Value Stream Mapping: Seeing the Problem Before it Becomes Your Customer’s Problem

LeanCor

The importance of the value stream mapping exercise is to determine where there are gaps and opportunities for improvement in regards to the entire system. Has your organization completed a value stream mapping exercise lately? By: David Sherman, Manager, Lean Supply Chain Operations.

Five Customer Product Segmentation Pitfalls to Avoid

Arkieva

When embarking on a customer product segmentation exercise, keep in mind the following pitfalls. If sales employees do not back the exercise, it will never work. Segmentation is a strategic exercise. This is also beneficial because of complexity of the segmentation exercise.

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

However, in most cases, the driver is not the only party to exercise a degree of control over on-road outcomes. As our customer presence in Australia is growing, we are learning new things from our Commonwealth cousins from ‘’Down Under’’.

Supply Chain Risk in the Age of Big Data

Enterra Insights

I recommend conducting frequent “what if” exercises to do just that. They engage themselves in alternative futures exercises. Risk management plans then need to be tested against scenarios developed during “what if” exercises to determine their robustness.

Building a Business Case for Improved Demand Forecasting

ToolsGroup

One example that Steutermann cites are segmentation exercises that identify specific items that could be forecast better. I’ve always maintained that improving demand forecast accuracy, as helpful as it can be, shouldn’t be the end goal itself, but simply a means to the end.

An executive’s guide to AI in supply chain management

Kinaxis

The ability of a machine to perform human-like functions such as perceiving, reasoning, learning, interacting with the environment, problem solving and exercising creativity to form plans, make decisions and achieve goals.

Bright and Shiny Objects?

Supply Chain Shaman

There is a need to manage excitement and exercise caution. This month, I traveled the globe helping companies understand the potential impact of technology innovation on the future of supply chain processes, I find the term “digital innovation” is a bit like tulip mania. How so?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Surviving Business Start Up Stress & How to Deal With It

Cerasis

Exercise is the best stress relief strategy out there. Even if you just exercise for 20 minutes, three times a week you will notice that symptoms of stress are reversed. Exercise not just improves your physical body but gives you a mental edge.

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Leveraging Modeling Technology for Continuous Supply Chain Improvement: The CHEP Story

Talking Logistics

One of our predictions from a couple of years ago was that more companies would treat Supply Chain Design as a continuous business process instead of a standalone project or a once-a-year exercise. Live Episode: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm ET. CHEP is a perfect example of a company that has transformed its approach to supply chain design to build a more agile and efficient supply chain.

Customer-Centric Supply Chains: Adding Clarity to the Muddle

Supply Chain Shaman

He said, “I am not sure if this exercise makes sense. It was November. I was speaking at a client site. The topic was customer-centric supply chains. We started the morning by asking attendees to share their definition of a customer-centric supply chain.

Import Compliance 101: Following Four Basic Principles

Supply Chain Brain

Failure to exercise reasonable care in this effort can result in long delays in the release of merchandise, and the imposition of stiff penalties Importers bear the burden of complying with all U.S. laws and regulations when their goods enter the country.

How to Increase the Effectiveness of Lean – Closing the Gap between Why & How

LeanCor

You may be surprised that the resulting 5-Why exercise results in a much deeper understanding of the problem. By: Brent Rogers – Executive, Lean Deployment.

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Supply Chain Risk and Climate Change, Part 2

Enterra Insights

As noted below, the best way to prepare response teams is to exercise the plan. Such exercises might uncover unexpected risks. Step 5: Plan Testing, Training, and Exercises — “There’s an adage in the risk management business that says, ‘You must test to ensure success.’ “In the age of globalization,” observes Mary Mazzoni ( @mary_mazzoni ), “corporate supply chains typically stretch around the world.