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


Union City, CA – October 7 th , 2020 – Researched and prepared by Adelante SCM’s analyst Adrian Gonzalez and presented by PINC, the publication’s 2020 theme is The Impact Of Digital Yard Management on Enterprise Transportation Costs and Capacity.

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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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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

In The Netherlands, cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris is closing its factory in Bergen op Zoom and AkzoNobel has decided to phase out its production of organic peroxides in Deventer by the end of 2016. In Belgium, the Ford factory in Genk will soon close for good, as will the Heinz manufacturing facility in Turnhout. Logistically speaking the location of this manufacturing facility, which produces the Peugeot 508 and the Citroën C5, makes little sense.”

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. WMS= Warehouse Management System.

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 bouncing back after COVID using low-code technology


The COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting manufacturers in an unprecedented way, globally hitting demand, supply, and workforce at the same time. The global manufacturing and supply chain ecosystems have been among the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

And the operation had been run without true Warehouse Management experience as well. The other person seemed overwhelmed and lost while looking at the mess in the warehouse. 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. I was going to move to the States when the leadership team asked me to run the Canadian warehouse. 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-. Warehousing-. 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. JDA’s heritage of pioneering market-leading supply chain planning, merchandising and pricing solutions is a perfect strategic fit with RedPrairie’s heritage in warehousing, workforce management, store operations and e-commerce.

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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.”. Research indicates that leaders prioritize customers, integrated technology solutions, and supply chain connectivity and visibility.

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Six Ways Warehouse Inventory Management Software Optimizes Efficiency


The Warehouse Inventory Management Software market grew to $1.4B Warehouse Inventory Management software and systems help reduce infrastructure costs and enable the reallocation of existing IT resources to drive productivity improvements, according to IDC. Warehouse Inventory Management Software is seeing increased adoption as manufacturers expand globally through mergers, acquisitions, and regionally-focused manufacturing strategies.

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


This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. 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. If you are looking for warehouse cost reductions, chances are you are stocking too much inventory. Understand "Hidden Costs" in the Warehouse Cost Reductions Quest.

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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. What is Kanban and How Can it Aid in Lean Manufacturing? Top 4 Manufacturing Issues in America – Part 1 of 2.

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. d) Voice and Image recognition, Augmented Reality are reshaping warehouses and Stores as we know them. 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. by Dr. Madhav Durbha.

4 Supply Chain Management Takeaways from China to Survive Coronavirus


Some of the common challenges the SCM industry is facing are as follows. Broken SCM links. This is because of the restrictions imposed on the manufacturing and distribution side of things. From the gathering of the workforce to the movement of raw materials and finished goods, any aspect that is seeing a constraint is a creating break in the entire SCM chain. This gives the SCM players a chance to foresee how the situation can play out in their respective countries.

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Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

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. In fact, businesses worldwide spent around $14 billion on SCM solutions in 2018 alone, per Gartner. However, this rudimentary software is quickly becoming a remnant of the past due to the emergence of several new SCM technologies.

Rise of the Warehouse Robots!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Designed and manufactured by OPEX Corp., It is suitable for small businesses looking for a cost-effective entry into warehouse automation as well as large fulfillment operations looking to streamline their process. The future of the warehouse is happening now with robotics. Check out Industry 4.0 – Smart Manufacturing of the Future! Robots #IoT #AI #Technology #SupplyChain #Logistics #SCM. The post Rise of the Warehouse Robots! Subscribe Here!

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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. 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 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

It touches many departments, from production, procurement, shipping, accounting, and finance to marketing, warehousing, research and development, and sales. 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.

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.

Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle SCM

By Evelyn Tao , Product Marketing Manager, Oracle SCM. For our current Oracle SCM Cloud Customers, we will also be hosting an exclusive SCM Focus Group where we will be discussing your transformation to the cloud and diving into how transformational tech is helping to build more predictive and agile business operations. Driving Continuous Innovation with Oracle Manufacturing Cloud.

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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24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“I predict we will see a greater adoption of automated tools assisting, rather than replacing, humans in specific roles within our supply chains: warehouse, manufacturing and distribution.” ” For example, collaborative mobile robots like Chuck by 6 River Systems leverage AI and machine learning to optimize pick routes in real-time and prioritizing tasks based on current conditions on the warehouse floor. Warehouse Operations

What Is the Best WMS in 2019?

Veridian Solutions

Part of this process includes an assessment of the systems in use, including the warehouse management system (WMS). Generix’s SOLOCHAIN offers combined manufacturing and warehousing management through integrated WMS and MES capabilities. More importantly, the 2D warehouse mapper and heat mapping technologies allow for ongoing in-warehouse traffic optimization. Infor SCM. How well does the system accommodate the growing warehouse?

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Limitations aside; autonomous robots are already bringing innovation to the supply chain and delivering significant value, chiefly because they can help: • Improve speed and accuracy of routine operations, particularly in warehousing and manufacturing. • Smart Glasses in the Warehouse. The benefits of smart glasses applications extend beyond the manufacturing plant floor and into virtually any hands-on task within the enterprise. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

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.

Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Automation has eliminated a number of blue-collar supply chain jobs in warehouses and distribution centres, and driverless trucks stand to transform the logistics field, eliminating the need for millions of truck drivers. The HBR article outlines an interesting development: more retail and manufacturing companies are adopting “digital control towers” for their supply chains. SCM #SupplyChain #technology #automation #IoT #AI #digital. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

3D Printing: Let’s Not Manufacture False Dawns

Supply Chain @ MIT

3D printing is being hailed as a breakthrough technology that will revolutionize manufacturing and supply chain management. For those who are still unfamiliar with the concept, in 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) a digital file of a computer-aided design is sent to a “printer” that creates an object by depositing successive layers of materials a few microns in thickness. If so, will manufacturers be able to make enough margin on these products?

ERP For Small Business: 10 Features You Need To Accelerate Growth


Bottom Line: The most successful small business manufacturers rely on ERP to drive faster growth and keep customers for life by improving product and service quality and reducing costs through operational improvements. When you’re a small business manufacturer, the quality of the last orders delivered says more about you and what you care about than everything you spent on marketing last year. ERP Features That Drive Grow For Small And Medium Manufacturing Companies.

Reverse Logistics and the Power of Your 3PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As much as American consumers enjoy buying new goods, they also frequently return items they’ve bought, making it necessary for logistics managers to figure out the best way to get products back to the manufacturer. A well-established 3pl offers facilities to store goods, as well as a sophisticated warehouse management system to track inventory and provide complete visibility to the supply chain throughout the returns process. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Best Practices: The Flexible Supply Chain


Empty shelves, inventory in the wrong places, or excess product sitting in warehouses and tying up millions in cash. Decisions about how much of a product to order or manufacture are made with inherent blind spots. And when communication between brands, suppliers, and manufacturers isn’t strong, trust breaks down. supply chain management supply chain best practices strategic partnerships best practices scm

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.