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RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

More recently, with the rise of interconnected systems, the analytics to derive value from those systems seems, and decreased costs, RFID is resurrecting as a solution for increasing supply chain management (SCM), visibility into processes, and reducing inventory tracking costs. However, the inability to act on information gathered in advertising and merchandising efforts in Wal-Mart led some companies, including Procter and Gamble, to rescind use of RFID tags.

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Cloud Supply Chain Management: SCM’s Head is in the Clouds…and For Good Reason

Cerasis

The cloud is making new, innovative transportation management systems (TMS) available to more shippers. Concerning Oracle’s new improvements in the SCM cloud, user accessibility and ease-of-access will further drive adoption rates of cloud-based solutions, particularly TMS solutions.

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What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. SCM systems provide a strategic advantage and business insight to companies and their operations. Today, SCM systems are critical to businesses of all sizes and in all industries for managing their day to day operations.

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SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

To learn more about how RedPrairie solutions can optimize your inventory, improve employee productivity or increase sales, visit RedPrairie.com or email info@redprairie.com. JDA empowers more than 2,700 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. Additional Information about the Merger and Where to Find It. Contact Information.

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Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. First, look at inventory as MONEY/CASH. Inventory cost is defined as the cost of holding goods in stock.

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. Leaders in these industries would be wise to plan for a future where AI and the IoT transform transportation management. It acts as the driver, helping the connected ‘thing,’ which could be a vehicle or inventory system, make smarter decisions.”. Logistics #AI #IoT #SupplyChain #SCM #Technology.

Don Ralph of Staples Awarded Salzberg Medallion for SCM

Supply Chain Network

His key accomplishments include the development of new industry-leading infrastructures, spearheading impeccable inventory management, an intricate fulfillment and delivery network, perfect order execution and a highly efficient cost structure. More information about Don’s achievements and the award are below and in this press release issued by the Whitman School of Management. PepsiCo, NIKE and CSX Transportation.

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What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. SCM involves the flow of materials, finances and information. Subscribe Here!

5 Outstanding Transport & Logistics Book for Managers

Supply Chain Opz

Are you a transportation and logistics professional who are looking for inspiring ideas to improve the operations? This article will show you 5 amazing logistics books that provide the information you can really use. The reason for this was to provide a list of "classic" scm books that people can study by themselves while working full-time. However, they asked "What are some good transport and logistics book you''d recommend?".

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, materials handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing and often security. SCM #SupplyChain #supplychainmanagement #logistics #freight #transportation #distribution.

Why this is a great time to be a supply chain professional

Kinaxis

After about a decade, he took a different path and branched off from SCM. Transportation speeds like never imagined before (think Hyperloop ) will be feasible in our lifetime and will shrink lead times significantly. by Dr. Madhav Durbha. Long time bud!

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? But even industries such as Banking require Supply Chain skills for planning, supplier sourcing and management, process design, information flow management, procurement, and cash management. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

5 E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Choices!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do they have the ability to verify customer identity and information? Tracking is a method for the clients to be informed of the status of their products in delivery. Clients can remotely handle their inventory and make informed decisions based on their consumers purchasing behaviour. Some of the features include issues on inventory, and real-time reports on the products. Review your sales performance so that you can make informed decisions.

Why a ‘single version of truth’ is key to a great supply chain

The Network Effect

Ratings are good when comparing qualitative information, but is subjective and can be manipulated based on derivation. Analytics SCM Supply Chain Management supply chain management The journey from ‘good’ to ‘great’ is well underway across many global supply networks.

This Week in Logistics News (August 5-9, 2013)

Talking Logistics

E2open Acquires icon-scm. Which will have a greater negative impact on transportation operations in the months ahead: the new Hours of Service rules or CSA? I am not familiar with icon-scm’s solution, so I can’t comment on its strengths and weaknesses.

The Supply Chain Control Tower! An Assessment!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Here are some of the key capabilities to look for in a control tower solution: End-to-end Visibility – visibility across supply chain partners, including suppliers, contract manufacturers, transportation carriers, third-party logistics. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the book, The Living Supply Chain , the authors argue that, “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Before we get into blockchain’s potential entry points into the supply chain ecosystem, let’s take a look at the two current trends in SCM *(Supply Chain Management): Dynamism SCM has evolved to become a huge, global ecosystem. Here are just a few entry points: Distributed and Decentralized Database With a complex and dynamic supply chain management landscape, stakeholders need one harmonized data repository on which to rely for updated information.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Ship according to a latest set of transportation routing instructions. Supplier shipment information accuracy. Auto Many-to-Many Network SCM cloud many-to-many network

Supply Chain Best Practices: The Flexible Supply Chain

Elementum

This requires the ability to flexibly reallocate inventory based on demand, and quickly locate component alternatives when supplier issues arise. But as their operations grow more fragmented across the globe, businesses are stuck with rigid inventory management and ordering systems that aren’t designed to react to rapid demand shifts. Empty shelves, inventory in the wrong places, or excess product sitting in warehouses and tying up millions in cash.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

We restructured all of the documents and created one of the first service-oriented websites so all of the information was available on line. The team reduced finished-goods inventory by 50% and reduced the assembly and test line production variances by 50% in 9 months. Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain Personified! The Link Between Your Company Silos!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The procurement of materials and goods and services, and the timing of this procurement, payment terms with suppliers, and the buildup and disposition of inventory all dramatically impact the amount of cash that a company has and uses. Information Technology (IT). Subscribe Here!

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the mid 1950s, this concept was extended to transportation management with the development of intermodal containers together with ships, trains, and trucks to handle these containers. Check out Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? .

Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The progression of Analytics and Big Data can allow you to move away from the mundane tasks of data collection and spreadsheet manipulation and instead focus on managing the information provided by intelligent, thinking Analytics engines. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Best Practices: The Flexible Supply Chain

Elementum

This requires the ability to flexibly reallocate inventory based on demand, and quickly locate component alternatives when supplier issues arise. But as their operations grow more fragmented across the globe, businesses are stuck with rigid inventory management and ordering systems that aren’t designed to react to rapid demand shifts. Empty shelves, inventory in the wrong places, or excess product sitting in warehouses and tying up millions in cash.

Software is Not Enough: SAP and Descartes Partner on TMS Connectivity

Talking Logistics

That is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, questions shippers should ask before implementing a Transportation Management System — specifically if they’re implementing a traditional, behind-the-firewall solution. Where to Find Supply Chain Innovation (Source: Adelante SCM).

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply chain collaboration is a hot topic today and no wonder: companies that collaborate effectively across the supply chain have enjoyed dramatic reductions in inventories and costs, together with improvements in speed, service levels, and customer satisfaction. Subscribe Here!

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. Trucks, Ocean Freighters, Planes, Rail, and Vehicle transportation all consume energy in the provision of their services. From an environmental standpoint this usually creates the need for intercontinental and transoceanic transportation, which by definition is a driver of carbon emissions. are generated by transportation. Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain Convergence: A Rising Tide that Lifts All Boats

Logility

In this case we are talking about convergence in the roles of inventory optimization, demand planning, transportation management, and supply planning that goes beyond data integration. Supply chain convergence certainly sounds like a good thing.

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5 Seismic Shifts in Supply Chain Technology!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Decision support includes all forms of planning: demand, supply, revenue, manufacturing, and transportation. For example, some companies are exploring how drones using machine learning can perform real-time inventory counts in warehouses, and others are considering how self-driving vehicles can be used for deliveries. Having the digital innovation team embedded in the information technology (IT) organization is like drilling a hole in bedrock. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Is Your Supply Chain Skating to Where the Puck Is Going to Be?

Supply Chain Nation

Depending on how soon you are made aware of this new information, you can proactively take action to mitigate the risk before it becomes a problem. Register for the SCM World webinar on Digital Transformation on Tuesday, March 21 at 11 am ET.

It’s a New Digital World – Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

Supply Chain Nation

Recent research published by SCM World on behalf of JDA Software Group, Inc. ( According to the SCM World Future of Supply Chain survey 2016, a majority of supply chain executives identified the following primary digital technologies as disruptive and important: big data analytics (81 percent). Companies leveraged economies of scale to protect profit, and the assets – especially those dedicated to inventory transportation and storage – were owned by the company.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

Walmart would not have the ability to provide such low prices and have consistent inventory in the over 5,000 stores in the United States and over 1.3 Walmart’s SCM process is not based entirely on technology. Components of Supply Chain Management (SCM).

Whitman School Collaborates with Staples to Analyze Supply Chain Management Opportunities Sparking Millennial Interest

Cerasis

In the first project, Whitman faculty and students will analyze fulfillment operations and make recommendations regarding how Staples can further improve its inventory and distribution decisions. The Whitman School is home to the nation’s first supply chain management program (SCM).

6 Supply Chain Disciplines to Enable Profitable Growth

Talking Logistics

Supply chain management spans many functions and processes, including demand planning, sourcing, merchandising, supplier relationship management, inventory management, inbound and outbound transportation, distribution management, and store operations.