What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More

Cerasis

Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability.

Take Five: Quick Takeaways from the Gartner EMEA Supply Chain Executive Conference

ToolsGroup

Back home today after a fantastic trip to Spain including the Gartner EMEA Supply Chain Executive Conference. It feels like a tipping point is near, and it’s an exciting time to be in supply chain. Read more about inventory optimization for the digital age.

Aspire, challenge and transform: Insights from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference

Kinaxis

One conference I recently attended is the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Here are some of the examples he shared to highlight how the traditional linear supply chains are being disrupted: Connected home sharing consumption signals (e.g.

What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More

Veridian Solutions

Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability. Deficiencies in the Supply Chain Derive From Inaccurate, Poor Forecasting Methods.

ToolsGroup to Highlight Service-Driven Supply Chain Planning at Gartner EMEA Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019

ToolsGroup

MANN+HUMMEL to Present How It Partnered with ToolsGroup to Increase Fill Rate and Cut Inventory. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019 is the world’s most important gathering of supply chain leaders.

4 Reasons Why Supply Chain Executives Should Be Thinking Like Finance Executives

Aborn and Co.

Your supply chain represents your capital, inventory, and outlays. It's time to start thinking about it as an investment

Take Five: Quick Takeaways from the Gartner EMEA Supply Chain Executive Conference

ToolsGroup

Back home today after a fantastic trip to Spain including the Gartner EMEA Supply Chain Executive Conference. It feels like a tipping point is near, and it’s an exciting time to be in supply chain. Read more about inventory optimization for the digital age.

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ToolsGroup and Optimas to Discuss Supply Chain Planning Digital Transformation at North American Supply Chain Executive Summit 2019

ToolsGroup

Optimas will share how it’s partnering with ToolsGroup to manage supply chain complexity. BOSTON (Sept 5, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, shared details of its participation with Optimas Solutions, a leading global industrial distributor and service provider, in the North American Supply Chain Summit (NASCES19), taking place September 10-11 in Chicago. .

Points to Ponder from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference…and One Unanswerable Question

ToolsGroup

Here are a few places these themes popped up at the conference and how we can tie them back to a subject we love here at ToolsGroup: supply chain planning. Inventory must serve the demand by taking into account the probability and size of the order.

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. 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.

6 Signs You're Ready for a New Supply Chain Execution Solution

EFT

Roadmap for Material Handling and Logistics lists e-commerce and relentless competition as key drivers of change in supply chain execution. Operations require integrated RF and/or voice technologies to improve data capture accuracy and reduce product touches in the supply chain.

ToolsGroup and Optimas to Discuss Supply Chain Planning Digital Transformation at North American Supply Chain Executive Summit 2019

ToolsGroup

Optimas will share how it’s partnering with ToolsGroup to manage supply chain complexity. BOSTON (Sept 5, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, shared details of its participation with Optimas Solutions, a leading global industrial distributor and service provider, in the North American Supply Chain Summit (NASCES19), taking place September 10-11 in Chicago. .

Trip Report on Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2018 Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

Need for Inventory Governance and Other Breakout Session Highlights

Filling the Supply Chain Skills Gap: The Future of Supply Chain Belongs to the Developers & Supply Chain Executives Who Can Find the Talent

Veridian Solutions

They must oversee inbound and outbound inventory, manage warehouse space , consider order processing, handle employee complaints, report to stakeholders, supervise new system implementation and address the looming skills gap. Their duties are integral to the future of supply chain management, and out of these issues, a key problem arises. As more workers reach retirement age, the burden of the supply chain skills gap will undermine the future of supply chain management.

Five Types of Inventory Optimization You Should Know

ToolsGroup

Inventory configuration is usually the predominant issue in most manufacturing environments. Inventory policy is usually the predominant issue in most distribution environments. This risk pooling approach frequently requires less inventory.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2015)

Talking Logistics

Taking a Holistic View on Inventory May Lead to Change in Strategy. Design Your Business to Thrive: Four Components of a Smart Supply Chain Modeling Platform. From Project to Continuous Business Process: The Evolution of Supply Chain Design (2,874 views). Getting to the Core of Supply Chain Execution Convergence (1,240 views). Executing Your Transportation Strategy: The Essential Role of Transportation Management Technology (1,233 views).

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What Makes a Mature Planning Organization? (Part 2)

Supply Chain Shaman

Yesterday, I finished a post on supply chain planning maturity. A client had asked me, “How do I know if we have a mature supply chain planning organization?” Excellence in supply chain planning is a cultural shift.

Don’t Take a Holiday from Inventory Management

Talking Logistics

The Importance of Inventory Management. When it comes to inventory management, new trends are demonstrating that less is more. Having less inventory on-hand increases liquidation, allowing for a more agile response to shifting consumer trends. Companies that have too much inventory on-hand right now are struggling to clear out space ahead of the season, slashing prices and concerning stakeholders as profit margins creep downward.

The 2016 Top 25 Supply Chains – Three Bold Predictions

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage Two years ago, I made some very bold predictions on the 2014 Top 25 Supply Chains, and about 80% of them were true. Last year, I made the not-so bold predictions, as the Gartner 2015 Top 25 Supply Chain rankings were pretty much unchanged.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

Here’s the supply chain conferences we love and will be attending. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Kinaxis is pleased to be a Premier Sponsor and participate in panel discussion of the 2014 EMEA Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

And I thought last year’s Top 25 Supply Chain was a surprise

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage On the bus ride back to the McDowell Marriott after the 2016 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain event, I plugged my ear phones into my cell and listened to some Pearl Jam. So, the supply chain version of Last Kiss would go something like this…. “Oh

Sage Advice? Only for Turkeys.

Supply Chain Shaman

I am currently writing an article on supply chain excellence. The time off the road is allowing me to think more critically about the path that got us here, and about what drives supply chain excellence (or more importantly, what does not drive improvement).

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Why Supply Chain Businesses Risk Getting Left Behind With Outdated Technology

BluJay Solutions

After a near freeze on spending during the global financial crisis, businesses are increasingly looking to invest in their supply chain systems going into 2015, and with good reason. So how can supply chain businesses get the visibility they need, and fast?

Supply Chain Talk: Why Your Supply Chain Planning Team Isn’t Working

Arkieva

The supply chain planning team is an integral part of a functional supply chain execution (SCE). How an organization is structured can affect the overall supply chain process. Supply Chain Planning is similar.

Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#4: Ensuring Continuity During a Disruption

BluJay Solutions

In the last post in our blog series on Supply Chain Risk, we focused the role of regulatory requirements and legislation in supply chain risk planning. Now our attentions turn to continuity - more specifically ensuring supply chains remain in motion when factors outside of your control impact on the multimodal transportation process, creating potential delays. So what is the best way to ensure supply chain continuity during a disruption?

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. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

A Baker’s Dozen of Killer Blog Posts

BluJay Solutions

Sometimes our deep roster of logistics experts delved into the nitty gritty of our innovative products and solutions, but most of the time we chose to step back and look at bigger issues in the supply chain universe. Visibility and Its Importance in Supply Chain Execution Convergence.

Drones and Robots in the Warehouse

PINC

The 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer forum brought together supply chain executives and industry experts to discuss the latest trends in the industry. digital disruption innovation warehouse inventory cycle counting dronesThe event happened in Chicago between June 20th and June 22nd.

The Future of IoT in Manufacturing

BluJay Solutions

Gartner also believes that IoT will have an enormous impact on how the supply chain operates and with the information available to supply chain and manufacturing leaders. Download our eBook – Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Execution in the Cloud.

[PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain

Cerasis

On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jason Rosing, co-founder of Veridian the leading professional services provider of supply chain solutions & services. Veridian helps clients deploy Manhattan Associates, HighJump Software, and JDA Software’s latest supply chain suite to talk about the current state of warehouse management systems. What it the Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in an Effective Supply Chain?

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Drones and Robots in the Warehouse

PINC

The 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer forum brought together supply chain executives and industry experts to discuss the latest trends in the industry. digital disruption innovation warehouse inventory cycle counting dronesThe event happened in Chicago between June 20th and June 22nd.

Making Food & Beverage Supply Chains Pay

IQMS

Bottom Line: High performance, integrated food & beverage supply chains are the lifeblood of successful manufacturers in the industry, enabling them to flex in response to customer demand. It’s Time to Start Managing Food & Beverage Supply Chains For the Future, Not The Past.

Revisiting Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

I chose “Revisiting Supply Chain Planning” as the title for this blog post because I believe the phrase captures both the current focus of my research agenda (what I am doing) and the heightened priority SCP has taken on the agenda of many supply chain executives (what practitioners are doing). Earlier this week, I began updating ARC’s Global Supply Chain Planning (SCP) market study, last published in 2013.

The War Against Returns – Is the Retail Supply Chain Winning?

BluJay Solutions

After another record-breaking festive season, with double-digit ecommerce growth and mobile commerce growth into three digits for developed economies, and even higher where ecommerce is less established, it’s easy to forget about the impact of returns on the retail supply chain. Returns complicate logistics processes, disrupt inventory management, make revenue forecasting difficult and eat into profit margins.

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Supply Chain Innovation: The Latest Gartner Supply Chain Predictions

ToolsGroup

Gartner analysts presented their latest supply chain findings throughout the two-day Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference last month in London. They see the highest spending priorities in e-commerce software, supply chain optimization and cost analytics.

What Are the Top Warehouse Management KPIs Every Supply Chain Exec Should Measure

Cerasis

These challenges can be overwhelming, but supply chain executives and managers can simplify the process by tracking these top warehouse management KPIs (key performance indicators). of the digital supply chain. Inventory Accuracy. Supply Chain Warehouse

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What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

Cerasis

Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks. While there are thousands of possible supply chain risks in various supply chains, supply chain execs should keep these risks top of mind.