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Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. URL: sapinsiderevents.wispubs.com/2016/Vienna/SCM-PLM-MFG-Procurement-CRM/. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results.

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Adelante SCM and PINC Launch the First Annual State of Yard Management Report

PINC

This year’s report focuses on the impact of digital yard management on enterprise transportation costs and capacity. The report brings clarity to key industry questions such as How important is having digital yard management capabilities in helping you achieve transportation objectives?

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Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

I was moving from a position where I led a manufacturing operation to being a part of a team to design supply chain software to improve planning decisions. I was moving from the world of manufacturing to a new world of software. The technology world moves at a quicker pace than the world of manufacturing and distribution. The impact of complexity on inventory is not quick. To help, today I want to share some of the insights from our recent Inventory Optimization study.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

We were discussing the results of the planning benchmarking work that we have just finished, and I was sharing some insights on inventory management when one of the panelists emphatically stated, “Inventory is a waste to manage. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” His feeling was that inventory is an asset to manage. Inventory is both. Inventory management is a complex subject.

Is There a Third Option for SCM Executives Looking to Revamp their Supply Chain Management Operations?

Kinaxis

A new alternative is now possible for companies, especially those looking to gain a competitive advantage with their SCM operations. While many supply chain executives have never seriously considered managed services as an SCM option due to liability, performance or security risk concerns, this is indeed an economical, efficient and strategically viable solution that supply chain leaders should consider to deliver operational performance. Is SCM a Core Competency?

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What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. It refers to the systems, processes and software packages used by organizations to manage day-to-day operating activities such as, new product development , demand, supply and sales & operations planning , procurement , logistics , order management , manufacturing and asset maintenance. SCM systems provide a strategic advantage and business insight to companies and their operations. SCM Fundamentals.

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Trends & Strategies in Logistics and SCM

Supply Chain Movement

They are based on 1757 responses collected in an international survey from supply chain executives (including logistics service providers (LSPs), retailers, and manufacturing companies). However, our results show that costs are on the rise (larger than 8% on average for manufacturing industries). Solutions focused on improving transparency of tier two suppliers, inventory and demand impede mitigation and force companies into reactive strategies.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with Paul Kretz, Head of SCM at Church & Dwight!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I started my career in Automotive parts manufacturing as a shift supervisor and can remember when my boss asked me to come off shift and become a master production scheduler. That is how I got into logistics management and gained deep warehousing and transportation experience. Then I went into Contract manufacturing and gained some great exposure to lean, became black belt certified and saw what best in class Supply Chain operations really looked like. Subscribe Here!

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Supply Chain Analytics- Towards Intelligent Manufacturing

ThroughPut

Supply Chain Analytics aims at enhancing the manufacturing operational efficiency and overall operational effectiveness by enabling informed data-driven decisions across the factory floor. Regular stock-out issues causing fluctuating inventory levels or excess inventory.

SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

To address ever-increasing complexities, manufacturers and retailers increasingly seek best-of-breed solutions and specialized domain expertise for planning and execution. This unique combination will provide retailers and manufacturers with extraordinary capabilities to meet the needs of hyper-connected, mobile consumers. It will be the single best source of software products and domain expertise for manufacturers and retailers.

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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. If you are looking for warehouse cost reductions, chances are you are stocking too much inventory. Understand Data Integrity to Reduce Inventory Costs.

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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.

Supply Chain Is at Its Best When You Can’t See It

Kinaxis

They’ll of course see the transport trucks rolling down the road as they pass by, knowing their trailers are full of cargo, but they’ll never bother to think about how that order is triggered, the decisions involved with how much quantity to order, or the complexities (such as expiry dates) of getting that order to their local store. At a high level, I am nothing more than an item moving from one destination to another through various modes of transportation (car and plane).

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. I worked in Materials Handling, Packaging Engineering, Warehouse Space Planning, Resource Planning, Procurement, Inventory Management and Control, Production Control, Systems Management and other areas. SCM involves the flow of materials, finances and information.

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. Here are some examples: a) 3-D printing is shifting manufacturing to the point of consumption. Transportation speeds like never imagined before (think Hyperloop ) will be feasible in our lifetime and will shrink lead times significantly. c) Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling proactive asset monitoring and risk mitigation along with precise inventory location tracking. by Dr. Madhav Durbha.

Five reasons why cloud-based supply chain tech beats traditional on-premise

The Network Effect

An artificial batch “wait” time between a triggering event and a solution response inherent in standalone systems can lead to both service failures and unnecessary inventory buildup that were otherwise entirely avoidable. Cloud SCM The Network Effect cloud supply chain technology PhotoAtellier (Flickr). What can we say about supply chains with 100% certainty?

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

The Network Effect

Supply chain organizations within the automotive supplier industry contribute to manufacturing excellence in many ways, including quality, cost, and delivery to their OEM and subsystem customer base. Focused on outcomes, a competitive supply chain capability not only assures the on-time delivery of component material, but also the execution of inbound supply to ensure the shipment of quality finished goods at a competitive price while delivering on-target margins for the manufacturers.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

Another option is to work in a warehouse, or in transport, or maybe in customer service where you are dealing with people all the time. A common route into supply chain management is a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, or international transport.

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

10 | SCM Consulting Map Europe 2016. A Boston Scientific medical device is used somewhere in the world every two seconds, but the company is much more than a medical device manufacturer. The firm’s lean engineers and supply chain engineers help hospitals not only with inventory management and logistics but also with process improvements in catheterisation labs, for example. Manufacturers find themselves at a crossroads. Contents Supply Chain Movement 20 – 2016 Q1.

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. Multiple manufacturers, multiple relationships, multiple distribution models, multiple contracts. Outcomes: improved inventory management; More accurate determination of re-order points; Better on-shelf availability.

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.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

It is important to know that these changes are not just impacting Manufacturing, Engineering and I/T. Advanced robotics can be implemented within both your Manufacturing facilities and your Distribution Centres and all movement can be monitored, managed and adjusted from a Control room. They must be able to work with I/T, Engineering and Manufacturing collaboratively so that they can create the future! Organization #SupplyChain #Technology #Jobs #SCM #Future #HumanResources.

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Industry 4.0: Powered by the Internet of Things & Digital Manufacturing

Cerasis

At Cerasis, a core value of ours is continuous improvement for not only our company, our clients, and employees, but through our blog and content to those who are related to what we do (transportation management) in the fields of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, distribution, and transportation. Freight shippers are now more efficient thanks to technology, such as transportation management systems. The Internet of Things will Power Digital Manufacturing.

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. Transport management – Planned and optimized shipments and streamlined communication between all parties. Inventory management – Reduction in shortages/stock-outs & Improved warehouse and transport inventory.

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. Logistics management activities typically include inbound and outbound transportation management, fleet management, warehousing, materials handling, order fulfillment, logistics network design, inventory management, supply/demand planning, and management of third party logistics services providers.”

Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a systematic and controlled procurement operation. These activities can involve storage and transport of inventory or supplies, monitoring of day-to-day activities, the preparation behind these processes, and blending these different components throughout the supply chain. SCM performance directly impacts an organization’s general performance. Most manufacturers depend on just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing policies.

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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. Emergence of digital manufacturing technologies. Technologies such as robotics, wearables, the Internet of Things, and additive (3-D) manufacturing are redefining manufacturing. These new technologies will change how manufacturers define spare-parts requirements, schedule maintenance, and conduct production planning. 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. Using advanced analytics in a transportation management network to look at historical traffic patterns, you can plan a truck’s route that takes into account time delays for more accurate arrival times. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

You are Connected Everywhere! Why isn’t your Supply Chain Connected?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Manufacturers are becoming increasingly immersed in adopting more Industry 4.0 As companies expand their distribution channels they end up with inventory scattered across more and more physical locations. Without visibility as to where everything is inventory levels can quickly get out of control as companies are unable to move the goods in advance to where customer demand is best served. Manufacturing, Distribution and Transportation can be shut down immediately.

Augmented Reality (AR) is the Future of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most people know the stuff they buy at the store is not made there and would likely come from a manufacturer. The conveyor belt transported the cases to the outbound department where there were folks set up to load the cases in the trailers. Breakpack orderfilling was similar to case orderfilling but added several manual steps like: cutting the boxes, extracting the inner picks, rebuilding a case with inner picks and transporting the goods with pickers pulling cage carts.

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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. Similarly, there is little point in entering collaborations to boost sales if any increase in demand is likely to run into manufacturing-capacity constraints. Lower transportation and warehousing costs.

Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning

Logility

Never completed ERP/SCM implementation. Failed SCM implementation causes shipping errors. in inventory write-down and 20% drop in stock value. Management must be cognizant of issues of procurement, manufacturing, inventory, and distribution that impact satisfaction and loyalty.

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. The management of the Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) process within a company dictates the entire tactical and strategic planning of resources at all levels. Manufacturing/Operations. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. These services will leverage the transportation information created by SAP TM and provide filing status updates to SAP TM for improved shipment visibility. Where to Find Supply Chain Innovation (Source: Adelante SCM).