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.

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.

This Week’s Paris Air Show- More About Product Development and Supplier Tensions

Supply Chain Matters

At this week’s Paris Air Show two dominant themes appear; one being efforts by Boeing to premiere or hint of new aircraft and growing services, the other by key suppliers, exercising influence as the critical link in commercial aircraft supply chains.

An executive’s guide to AI in supply chain management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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.

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.

Are you a Game Changer? Tell us your Story!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Starting this blog itself has been a phenomenal learning exercise. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Every day there are individuals and teams all around the world who are making a difference.

Six pieces of out-of-this world supply chain advice from astronaut Chris Hadfield

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Trying something new within your supply chain may seem like an exercise in futility, but it you stick with it, you’ll soon find yourself soaring above the stars – and your competition. by Alexa Cheater Mesmerizing. Motivating. Magical.

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.

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.

KPI 180

A Commentary Regarding E2open’s SAP Ring Fence Strategy

Supply Chain Matters

The commentary describes current E2open customers such as Avnet, Avon, Hewlett Packard, L’Oreal and Shell, specifically how they are exercising various ring fence strategies. After the publishing of the book SAP Nation, Vinnie Mirchandani''s Deal Architect blog has featured added content and responses that have been generated from the book, particularly the described “ring fence” strategy that customers have undertaken.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Report of Sustainable Method to Mine Rare Earths

Supply Chain Matters

China has positioned itself to the primary global supplier of such strategic materials and has in the past exercised export quotas to favor its own domestic high tech […]. Our readers among high-tech and consumer electronics supply chains are well aware that the supply and costs of rare earth minerals continues to be a supply chain.

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.

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.

[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.

How To 296

Making Mobile a Reality

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Things like tracking times and distance whilst exercising, checking travel status, messages, watching the Rugby World Cup and occasionally tweeting about life thoughts.

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’’.

Revolutionize Your Planning with SCP 4.0

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Changing an operation model is not a simple exercise, but it is a necessary step to revolutionize planning bring SCP into the future. by Meranda Powers Let’s face it. Current supply chain planning systems have plateaued.

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.

Lean 207

4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Selecting Supply Chain Technology!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When Selecting Supply Chain Technology, Exercise Caution, and Choose the Right Partner. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jason Rosing and Veridian.

It’s time for a revolution of the supply chain kind

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Now, no one ever said changing an operation model is a simple exercise, but it’s definitely a necessary step required to revolutionize planning and bring supply chain planning systems into the future. by Bill DuBois There have been some pretty significant revolutions throughout history.

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?

The 5 Point Last Minute Black Friday Supply Chain Checklist!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Contingency plans including backup databases and alternative hosting services should be reviewed to help in case you need to exercise these options. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Black Friday is Almost Here! Last Minute Supply Chain Preparation! Black Friday is almost here!

BANZ to oversee Dragon City warehouse & logistics

Logistics Middle East

The company will conduct regular inventory management exercises, which include distribution, warehousing, inventory control, delivery and transportation

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

which makes Internet-connected exercise bikes, but also for more traditional manufacturers such as the athletic footwear and apparel company Nike Inc.”[3]. ” The Supply Chain Quarterly staff notes Peloton, purveyors of connected exercise bikes, already offers such a service. Few if any economic sectors have avoided digital disruption. New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions.

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.

Is an app store for enterprise software even possible?

The Network Effect

You have thousands of options for navigating, communicating, playing games, tracking your sleep and exercise, etc. Robert S. Donovan/Flickr. Think for a minute about the diverse activities you can do with your smart phone.

Bahri orders five additional VLCCs from South Korea

Logistics Middle East

Bahri has exercised its options for five additional VLCC newbuilds with South Korea's Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries