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26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. Supply 3.

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

Logility

Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge. There are several key ingredients in formulating a winning process manufacturing supply chain. Aligning and integrating key performance metrics across the extended supply chain can be difficult.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

At the next Logistics Bureau Free Executive Breakfast (which will take place in August), I’ll be discussing the alignment of supply chain and business strategy along with eight other important levers for supply chain performance improvement.

Building your Supply Chain Strategy: The Five Tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains

Supply Chain Nation

The last 15 years have been a rollercoaster for supply chain professionals as companies embraced supply chain innovation, moving up the five steps of the supply chain maturity curve, supported by new technologies. Your roadmap to Customer-Centricity.

Top 5 Ways Inventory Tracking Technology Is Evolving

Cerasis

In fact, a recent survey of economic experts, reports Jeff Wacker of Retail TouchPoints, found up to 59 percent of retailers are making plans to invest in technology, which includes inventory tracking technology. Inventory Tracking Technology Leverages Internal and External Real-Time Data.

3 Things you Need to Know about Your Supply Chain (Plus an Extra One)

Logistics Bureau

When I first published this post, it was called “3 Things You Need to Know about Your Supply Chain.” ” However, I recently realised that I was omitting a fourth key factor that can contribute to supply chain glitches and gremlins.

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Job opening: Global Supply Chain Director at Océ

Supply Chain Movement

Great career opportunity for a Supply Chain Director with a proven track record in new product introductions and successfully delivering complex supply chain projects within a high tech environment! Global Supply Chain Director.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Social media awash with pictures of supply chain professionals attending the Lady Gaga event at SAP’s Sapphire, celebrating with drinks at the Gartner event, or rocking to the ZZ Top performance at JDA’s Icon conference trumpeted excitement. Shortening Supply Chains.

How Transportation’s Role is Changing in Today’s Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Many would argue that the role of transportation services within business has been changing over the past few years. But I also ask: is transportation what has really changed? Or is transportation only becoming increasingly important because of everything else that has changed?

Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems

NC State SCRC

Current best practices in contract management systems are associated with application of searchable contract databases, allowing comparison and rapid access to contract information, as well as comparison of contractual terms and exposure for common suppliers, categories of spending, and specific price benchmarking internally. This ability to link supply and demand characteristics of the market place is the true “nirvana” of supply chain analytics. .

Learning to Work with Machines That Learn What the Experts Know

NC State SCRC

It is no secret that future generations of managers are being asked to learn all about the different processes in the end-to-end supply chain, and be able to come together with others in a fast action plan when a disruption strikes. Over time, as the system learns, it can be used to better train young professionals based on the expert work of more experienced supply chain professionals.

The Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was involved in inventory control area on what they used to call “residual parts”, which were leftover parts that you ended up trying to sell into the service parts organization. This impacted transportation costs, resins, chemical feedstocks, and a whole bunch of other areas.

Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. These problems show weaknesses and overlooked concerns when implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Shippers that fail to consider the implications of returns by refusing to give customers information about returns costs and procedures before purchase could risk alienating up to 67 percent of shoppers. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

[Infographic] Modern Retail Supply Chains: Why Investment in Omnichannel Is Rising

Cerasis

Modern retail supply chains resemble patchwork quilts, made up of thousands of squares (warehouses and suppliers) and stitches (supply chain systems). Consumers Demand Transparency from Retail Supply Chains. Supply Chain

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile. Buffer strategies.

Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

When I talk to worldwide businesses in Asia, Oceania, North America, or anywhere else, their chief concern is always the same: how do we meet our customers where they are to get them the products and services they want, all while keeping our own business strategy central?

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

Supply chain planning in emerging markets is different. Now supply chain professionals have another different set of challenges on how to get product to the entire country where consumer-oriented outlets (i.e. Difficulty gathering information.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

It’s a term that started creeping into supply chain discussions several years ago. Back in 2011, supply chain analyst Trevor Miles ( @milesahead ) noted there is a similar sounding word supply chain managers should associate with VUCA.

5 Key Supply Chain Technologies Needed to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

More companies are actively engaging with consumers in search of the ultimate omnichannel sales experience as the strength of online sales increase, reports Supply Chain Quarterly. Unlike traditional supply chains, omnichannel supply chains rely on the successful integration and application of data, process standardization and high-tech tools to ensure a seamless flow of information and products. Analytics to Uncover Issues in the Supply Chain.

6 Supply Chain Disciplines to Enable Profitable Growth

Talking Logistics

How can supply chain management enable profitable growth? Getting to the answer requires retailers to take a broader, more strategic perspective of supply chain management, one that goes beyond defining supply chain excellence only in terms of cost reduction and control.

The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

BluJay Solutions

Gartner believes it will “impact the information available to supply chain leaders and how the supply chain operates, depending on industry.” . Of course IoT is already in widespread use within the supply chain, for example through the use of telematics in road forwarding to drive efficiency in route management and vehicle handling. Another major potential benefit of IoT is tracking exactly what happens to goods under transportation or storage.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations.

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How Uber Parallels the 6 Design Principles of Digital Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Digital supply chain is the “in” thing! You will come across many articles talking about how supply chains are being remade by industry 4.0, But what most of these articles focus on are the means rather than the ends for the digital supply chain.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Green Supply Chain Management is integrating environment-friendly and innovative strategy while planning the supply chain process. Green logistics has a significant role in the trade process, transport and deliver the goods.

How Cloud Investments are Fueling Manufacturers’ Digital Supply Chain Transformations

Supply Chain Nation

Digital innovation across every node of the supply chain is occurring – and fast. Smart factories, smart warehouses and smart transportation are becoming a reality as manufacturers invest in technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and more. One key element of advancing supply chain digitalization is cloud technology.

26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. 1, or strategic lean warehousing, we focus on how our lean warehousing strategy fits into the overall supply-chain strategy.

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Six Must Have Supply Chain Capabilities for Success in the Food and Beverage Industry

Logility

Last week we shared five capabilities to help take the Food & Beverage supply chain to the next level. Today, we continue this conversation and look at six must have capabilities that drive supply chain improvement for F&B manufacturers. Accurate forecasts help minimize inventory, maximize production efficiency, streamline purchasing, optimize distribution and ensure confidence in company projections. Advanced Inventory Management.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. Surprisingly, IT research firm Gartner ranks Apple Supply Chain as the best supply chain in the world for 4 years in a row. But, is Apples Supply Chain really the number 1? 1) Apples Supply Chain Model.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Here’s one of my predictions for 2016 that hit the mark: Blockchain Technology Will Make Its Debut in Supply Chain Management. The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain.

JDA Software Announces Release of JDA Shelf-Connected Cloud

Supply Chain Network

NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced the release of JDA® Shelf-Connected Cloud, a revolutionary new solution that offers the unparalleled scale needed to connect manufacturers’ supply chains to the retail shelf. Trading partners that collaborate using this new paradigm will be able to offer their joint consumers a new level of competitive pricing by connecting their supply chains. JDA®Software Group, Inc.(NASDAQ:

Should I Consider Outsourcing Supply Chain Processes?

ToolsGroup

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose some weight, consider outsourcing supply chain processes. Now companies have started outsourcing supply chain business processes like planning, direct procurement, order management, inventory optimisation and reverse logistics.

How to Mitigate Risk in Demand Driven Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

While the development of a wholly demand driven supply chain (DDSC) might not be for every enterprise, there is no doubt that many can benefit from such as strategy. This is strange in a way, because risk is inherent in every supply chain strategy, yet if enterprises were not capable of overcoming, or at least mitigating them , there would be no enterprise. Demand driven supply chains must indeed react to some extent, but not indiscriminately so.

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