[INFOGRAPHIC] Supply Chain Planning: 4 Essential Year End Questions to Ask Yourself


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Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning


After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized. This trend has important implications to supply chain planning. Contracting Supply Chains. . Ecommerce is also driving supply chain change.

Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning


After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized. This trend has important implications to supply chain planning. Contracting Supply Chains. . Ecommerce is also driving supply chain change.

Step Three: Stage Five Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR)


It is just like your supply chain. So how do you manage an integrated supply chain when you don’t know the sequence of events from day-to-day and any decision you make can impact your next action and also others in the organization? I remember starting in supply chain many years ago in procurement, negotiating pricing and managing suppliers. The concept of demand understanding how they have impacted supply or vice versa is unheard of.

The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs


The past year has also seen transpacific freight prices, air and ocean, hit hard, with some interesting, expensive dynamics emerging. Until now, one of the biggest unmentioned impacts on importers has been freight costs. One profoundly damaging aspect is long term supply chain planning.

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How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage


With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. So what’s the secret of making supply chain uncertainty work for you?

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What Value Are You Getting From Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the 1990s supply chain planning was over-hyped. The growth of the supply chain planning technology market disappointed investors resulting in consolidation and the decline of best-of-breed solutions. Why Is Supply Chain Planning Important?

Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In order to continue moving product, trucking companies are pushing more and more freight onto the rail system, but that solution is not sustainable as it is also showing signs of being at capacity.

How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

DELMIA Quintiq

The labor dispute caused freight bottlenecks. Labor disputes, bad weather, and IT outages are just some examples of disruptions that could affect an otherwise well-designed supply chain. What you need is a supply chain that is designed to be resilient in the face of disruptions.

A great leap forward: Quintiq joins Dassault Systèmes

DELMIA Quintiq

Remember that one of the things that sets Quintiq apart is our KPI-based planning system, meaning that we place business goals at the center of ever planning decision. Planet Planning Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce Optimization

The automated container terminal and the odd (mis)adventure of the Google car

DELMIA Quintiq

In fact, with the addition of the high-speed freight link from Kunming (China) to the ports of Malaysia and Thailand, the existing ports in the Malay Peninsula will eventually replace Singapore as the ‘must stop and tranship here’ place.

Plan for greater success: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

DELMIA Quintiq

How do you know that your planning software is no longer enough and you should look for something more? Captain Vivek Sood (Managing Director, Global Supply Chain Group): 10 years ago, I would’ve said, “Wait till your plans are so rigid, that people start to work around the plans.”

Port optimization – process thinking gets distracted by techno-babble

DELMIA Quintiq

This will allow them to efficiently unload and load thousands of containers, palletized freight, cars, liquid tanks, and more. Broken links in the supply chain. I see this as a services-based supply chain of large proportions.

A Case Study in Closed-Loop Operational Management

Talking Logistics

As I’ve said before, the biggest challenge facing supply chain and logistics executives today is not managing change, because that’s always been the norm in supply chain management, but managing the rapid pace of change.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

For all the talk about Big Data, omni-channel fulfillment, and other sexy technology, at the end of the day, bad data (and in many cases, store-level execution) remains the Achilles heel of supply chain management. Freight Shipments Fell 0.2%

Revenue Management for Rail Freight Profitability

Talking Logistics

The current outlook for the rail freight industry is, at best, mixed. Where rail freight once was the price-competitive transport mode of choice, low fuel prices and increased availability of trucks in the spot market have resulted in low freight rates that are expected to remain low¹.

Preparing Your Business for the Digital Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

By Mike Mortson , CEO, Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply chain professionals are hiking their spending on supply chain innovation—substantially. Ninety-five percent said they plan to spend more this year than last, and 60 percent will spend more than $1 million over the next two years on disruptive technologies such as robotics, automation, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

What’s new in the automotive supply chain? (Hint: Inventory Replenishment Policies)

The Network Effect

This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. KanBan , being one of the simplest pull policies, is designed to pull supply based on a rate of consumption. 1965 Ford Mustang Assembly Line in Dearborn.

This Week in Logistics News (March 14-18, 2016)

Talking Logistics

— Without commentary, I leave you with this week’s supply chain and logistics news. SAP Releases Latest Addition to Fast-Growing Cloud-Based Supply Chain Planning Platform. FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index January Reflects Slow Growth for Truck Freight. Life Stories This Week in News CNG vehicles drones FedEx logistics Maersk SAP Shyp supply chain planning Sweet'N Low UPS“Look at them!”

Big Opportunity for Logistics Providers? Supply planning and inbound services….

The Network Effect

So far, we’ve covered order promising and delivery , replenishment planning and distribution services , supply chain benchmarking , orchestration , and harmonization. . Supply planning and inbound services… appeared first on The Network Effect.

What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. SCM systems deliver the visibility, insights, and capabilities you need to create your own intelligent supply chain. In short, they are looking for a new standard for supply chain innovation, connectivity, and simplicity.

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Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030


This and much more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva. Supply Chain News. Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. plans to rewrite rules that impede self-driving cars (Reuters). 7 years ago yesterday, my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 11.

Supply Chain looks to Weather Forecasts to Predict Retail Channel Performance

BluJay Solutions

So what does this mean for the supply chain , particularly logistics services providers (LSPs)? Of course in theory the above is possible where there is integration between order management systems and the TMS/WMS software of retailers’ supply chain partners.

The Seven S’s of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Network

Disruption is all around us and in order to capture some of the key disruptors in the Supply Chain space we have identified what we’re calling the Seven S’s of supply chain management to act as the framework for our upcoming supply chain management work.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit


When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. That means fostering supply chain capabilities focused on just such an outcome. by Alexa Cheater How to overcome the Amazon effect.

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Key Ingredients to Formulating a Winning Supply Chain Strategy in the Process Chemical Industry


Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge. Ensuring finished products meet the exacting tolerances of customers and regulating agencies requires superior planning. Inventory tends to be a very visible supply chain cost to senior management.

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?


Bob Ferrari of Supply Chain Matters recently pointed to The Sports Authority bankruptcy as one indication. Demand planning software can disaggregate the forecast down to the stock keeping unit level.

5 ways ERP improves inventory visibility in your supply chain


Forecasting will then be sharper and distribution will be planned better. Greater supply chain transparency and increased demand fulfillment. From procurement to shipment, every process of supply chain planning becomes streamlined by improving inventory visibility. .

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!


The new CEO embarked on several cost reduction initiatives in conjunction with a number of changes (some may argue too fast and too soon) on how the company operates its freight-trains. These are the “knowable unknowns” that can hurt your supply chain performance.

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

In each issue we aim to cover a cross-section of topics that span regions, industry verticals and business functions with a goal of introducing strategies and best practices that resonate with a broad cross-section of supply chain practitioners. What’s on your summer reading list?

Seven Strategic Components for a Proactive Process Chemical Supply Chain


Process chemical manufacturers face complex supply chain challenges including dealing with hazardous and perishable ingredients whose characteristics (potency, color, composition, etc.) Adjusting formulas based on available ingredients and ensuring finished products meet the exacting tolerances of customers and regulating agencies requires flexibility and superior planning capabilities. Accurate demand forecasts lay the foundation for an effective supply chain.

Blockchain & Supply Chain Visibility: Will Blockchain Finally Eliminate Supply Chain Black Swans?


Supply chain risk is at the forefront of supply chain executives’ minds. Proper risk management can help supply chains navigate the complexities of post-hurricane recovery and increase productivity. Unfortunately, not all supply chain leaders take the time to consider what may happen and how it will adversely affect productivity and the flow of products. Supply chain black swans occur without warning, and recovery can last months.

This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the supply chain and logistics realm, with lots of news related to global trade and technology. Supply chain reaction: trade war refugees race to relocate to Vietnam, Thailand (Reuters).

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Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019


Blockchain technology is a major disruptor in the supply chain. It stands to change the game as we know it by giving companies a better way to ensure traceability throughout vast supply chain networks. In order to properly disrupt the supply chain of today, you need to know everything there is to know about it. At ShipChain, we make it a priority to stay up to date on all of the latest and greatest in supply chain innovation. Freight Hub.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

Next week is the annual Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , and summit preparation is on my agenda for the weekend. In the preparation phase for the summit, I schedule planning calls with the speakers. Planning is not planning.

Which Season is Best For Supply Chains?


The same is true for supply chains, which experience highs and lows all year long thanks to the seasons themselves. The Supply Chains and the Seasons: What You Need to Know. The total annual freight volume per organization ranges anywhere from $1 million to $1 billion.