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


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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Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. URL: 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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When you think QAD, do you think SCM?

Logistics Viewpoints

QAD is far better known for their manufacturing than supply chain solutions. QAD provides full-featured manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, on premise or via the cloud, with very deep functionality for the Automotive, Food & Beverage/Consumer Goods, High Tech, Industrial, and Life Sciences industries. Just for Fun QAD Quality Management risk management supply chain transportation management

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


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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Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence


We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? What is the most important part of manufacturing? The most important resource in manufacturing is people.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight


Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 6 Benefits of Logistics Automation in a Transportation Management System. Happy New Year!

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


Supply Chain Analytics aims at enhancing the manufacturing operational efficiency and overall operational effectiveness by enabling informed data-driven decisions across the factory floor. Manufacturing-. Transportation-. What is Supply Chain Analytics?

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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Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends. These trends stand to impact the transportation and logistics industry, with some already taking hold and others unfolding gradually. Edward Deming, US manufacturing is now on-board with quality management. Trend #7 : Transportation & Logistics Training and Education Will Grow. . Impact : The demand for highly-trained, certified logistics professionals will continue as companies view SCM as a profit center.

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Customer Experience is Driving Supply Chain Innovation, Says Report from BluJay Solutions and Adelante SCM

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI and Manchester, UK – August 15, 2018 – BluJay Solutions , a leader in supply chain software and services, and Adelante SCM, a research firm and peer-to-peer community for supply chain and logistics professionals, today released its research report, “ Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.”. Transportation, visibility, mobility, and automation will occupy greatest mindshare as companies look to the future.

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Finding the Optimal Capacity for Biologics Manufacturing

Supply Chain @ MIT

In addition, the lengthy regulatory approval process in this industry prolongs the time companies need to create new manufacturing capacity. Featured Strategy biologics supply chain demand planning in pharmaceuticals MIT Center Transportation & Logistics. planning biologics production MIT CTL Supply Chain Management Master's Program SCM thesis researchThe main objective of the biologics supply chain is to guarantee supply continuity.

Panduit Optimizes Global Freight Spend with Oracle Transportation Management Cloud

Oracle SCM

Panduit is a global manufacturer of physical infrastructure equipment that supports power, communications, computing, control, and security systems. The company recently deployed the Oracle Transportation Management Cloud solution and as a result has reduced transportation spend by 15%, cuts overhead costs by 20%, and optimized their entire global transportation network. To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications visit

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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. As applied to transportation management, that automated decision-making ability is critical. Logistics #AI #IoT #SupplyChain #SCM #Technology. Subscribe Here!

6 Future Technologies that will Change Transportation and Trucking Forever!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Modern transportation is currently experiencing major changes thanks to transformative transportation technologies. Although we’ve become accustomed to long international flights, jam-packed public transportation and diesel trucks that only get 20 mpg, the future of transportation promises to change all of that and much more — and it’s closer than many people realize. In some cases, manufacturers are transitioning to electric or hybrid cars. Subscribe Here!

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever


Jabil sponsored a global Dimensional Research survey to capture hard data on current experiences, challenges and trends with the supply chains of electronics manufacturing companies. The 3 Big Supply Chain Management Trends Surely to Change SCM as we know it Forever. ” SCM Core Trend #2: The Manufacturing Factory of the Future. The Rise of Distributed Manufacturing and 7 Advantages over Traditional Manufacturing.

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


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. Rise of “Real-time ready” SCM technologies : The above trends are forcing the organizations to rethink the ERP and SCM technologies they put in place over the years.

The Amazing Supply Chain of Chocolate Easter Eggs

Supply Chain Game Changer

During the 17 th and 18 th centuries, new traditions arose – egg-shaped toys were manufactured with some being filled with Easter gifts and chocolates before being gifted to children. The entire supply chain is then extended further with transportation and retailers to help provide customers worldwide with this traditional seasonal product. SCM #SupplyChain #Chocolate #Logistics #Freight #Transportation. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

In fact, 62% of logistics, supply chain, and transportation executives say their companies are undergoing profound supply chain transformation , according to a 2019 report from Forbes Insights. However, the stakeholders managing these ever-growing caches should familiarize themselves with some of the most recent SCM challenges and trends to ensure that the supply chains they are constructing are truly built to last.

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

The Network Effect

Asset Utilization: Supply chains enabled with on-premise technology tend to have fixed, well-defined resource pools from which they can draw capacity; platform-enabled supply chains provide the capability for all types of assets (manufacturing, storage, transportation, computing etc) to be dynamically visible and allocated to match current supply and demand conditions on the ground. Cloud SCM The Network Effect cloud supply chain technology PhotoAtellier (Flickr).

What is a 3PL? The Ultimate Guide Including Definitions of 1PL, 2PL, and 4PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

1st Party Logistics (1PL) is where the organisation is the manufacturer and distributor of a product and performs all (or some) of its logistics processes in house. This would include the manufacturer operating a warehouse and making deliveries of completed orders to it customers using its own fleet of vehicles. 2nd Party Logistics (2PL) is where the organisation is a distributor of a manufactured product and performs all (or some) of its logistics processes in house.

Getting the Brexit and Trade Compliance Debate Moving

Oracle SCM

The topic was on trade compliance and it brought together transport organizations, retailers, consultants, manufacturers and technology providers. Visit the Oracle SCM Website to discover some of the technologies available to businesses looking to be more responsive to changing environments. Logistics Maintenance Manufacturing My Almost Daily News Oracle Supply Chain Management SCM Horizontal Menu CategoriesStephen McCartney, ASR - Supply Chain Management.

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The Move Toward the Middle: SCM World’s Kevin O’Marah Discusses the Impact of Omni-Channel on Supply Chain Management, Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Digital demand and omni-channel shopping are radically changing supply chain practices for both retailers and manufacturers. Supply Chain Nation asked Kevin O’Marah, chief content officer for SCM World, for his insights from their recent research and report on this topic. In Part I of this blog series O’Marah discussed why digital demand and omni-channel are such game-changes and why companies must move toward the middle.

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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.

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM. Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. For example, I remember speaking with the Director of Transportation Services at a large CPG manufacturer a few years ago.

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


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

It is an umbrella term which encompasses the end-to-end aspects of Finance, Operations, Development, Sales, Manufacturing, Distribution, Customer Management, Supplier Management, Technology and I/T. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the management and oversight of a product from its origin until it is consumed. SCM involves the flow of materials, finances and information. SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #Logistics #Freight #Purchasing #Procurement #Business.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Transporter 3: Logistics future.

Supply Chains Rock

Transporter 3: Logistics future or Hollywood tricks? This weekend I watched " Transporter 3 " the action movie about an ex-military expert that uses his superior driving skills and an Audi A8 to deliver "packages" for clients in remote areas in record time. To check out one of the vendors offering such a solution, visit [link] As for the movie itself, if you have seen Transporter 1 and 2, 3 doesnt prove to be much different. SCM Blogroll. Manufacturing Central.

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. Manufacturers find themselves at a crossroads. In 2015 over two-fifths of European consumers bought a product directly from a manufacturer and 53 per cent of these purchases were made online, according to a report published recently by JDA Software.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When you calculated your startup expenses, you probably figured out manufacturing costs down to the penny. A crowdfunding fulfillment provider can track and warehouse your products once they arrive from the manufacturer. In addition, you can tailor your offerings based on the capabilities of your fulfillment warehouse, and not just your manufacturer. Logistics #Transportation #SCM #SupplyChain #Crowdfunding #Distribution #Freight #ECommerce. Subscribe Here!

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Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

The research, produced by Adelante SCM and presented by BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor), was conducted to explore the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance. To gain insights on that question and more, Adelante SCM and BluJay Solutions conducted a web survey of supply chain and logistics professionals in March 2018.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense


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. Twitter LinkedIn The post Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.

The Industrial Revolution – From Industry 1.0 to Industry 5.0!

Supply Chain Game Changer

tracks the manufacturing industry from the industrial revolution to the digital transformation and beyond. Each new stage represents a revolution in the manufacturing process that has changed the way we think about and work in the industry. Dating back to around 1760, the First Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes using water and steam. The textile industry, in particular, was transformed by industrialization, as was transportation.