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

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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.

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.

Distribution Network Optimization: Modeling Tools Won’t Give You the Answer

Consumer Goods Logistics

Warehouse optimization modeling exercises examine the upside of being closer to customers versus the downside of carrying more inventory in more locations.

Destination: The Corner Office

Inbound Logistics

As the supply chain exercises more influence over business outcomes, its managers are rising to top leadership positions. Supply chain pros with sights set on a corner office would do well to expand their skill sets and seek job experiences that prepare them for complexity

Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Artificial Intelligence will soon play a greater role during this exercise. Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. Supply chains have been optimized; warehouse inventory tracking has reached new levels of precision; production lines can operate with virtually no downtime.

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 ?

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.

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.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Articles of 2019

PINC

Managing inventory is a critical exercise that directly impacts the entire supply chain,” he explains. Matt Yearling’s articles ranked on both Logistics Viewpoints’ and Talking Logistics’ most-read article lists for 2019. .

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.

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

Resilinc

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

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Artificial Intelligence will soon play a greater role during this exercise. Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. Supply chains have been optimized; warehouse inventory tracking has reached new levels of precision; production lines can operate with virtually no downtime.

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’’.

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.

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.

8 Tips to Help Procurement Optimize Supplier Master Data

ivalua

Optimizing your supplier master data is definitely a worthwhile exercise. Jarrod McAdoo, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua. Gartner predicts that by 2023, organizations that don’t optimize supplier master data management (MDM) could have wrong information for half of their suppliers!

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 15, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And when I’m done exercising, it automatically uploads the details to Strava. I have a Garmin watch where I can measure my heart rate and other metrics across a variety of different sports and activities, such as cycling, running, and skiing.

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.

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 Design: Growing Scope, Community, and Collaboration

Talking Logistics

One of my predictions for 2015 was that more companies will start treating Supply Chain Design as a continuous business process instead of a standalone project or a once-a-year exercise.

Due diligence for minerals: what we can learn from the timber industry

ChainPoint

With the upcoming EU Conflict Minerals Regulation , even more companies are required to exercise due diligence. Since the EU Timber Regulation came into effect in 2013, European countries have been enforcing this regulation in various degrees, issuing large fines to companies who don’t comply.

Paris 2020 – EN – Antoine Doussaint

ivalua

This local presence is ensured daily by the 160 different professions exercised by the Group’s 253,000 employees. Antoine Doussaint CSR Deputy Director. Antoine Doussaint, 54 years old, had a degree in Economics from Paris II University as well as an EMBA from ESCP.

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Supply Chain Evangelism

OneSCM

Shifting individual focus to encompass the larger organizational “big picture” can be an exercise in cultural change best led by a supply chain evangelist. The success of mid-market enterprises is fueled by efficient, integrated and aligned supply chain operations.