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The Digital Supply Chain: How Are Supply Chain Managers Responding?

GlobalTranz

How do you define the digital supply chain? Most supply chains have been involved in digital processes for years. Even computerized picking systems rely on the digital supply chain, but the digital supply chain relies on the actions of supply chain managers for continued growth. Managers Automate Processes to Respond to the Digital Supply Chain. Another aspect of response to the digital supply is training.

Warehousing 101: An Introduction to Digital Warehouse Automation

RFgen

Key Takeaways: Warehousing and distribution face unprecedented pressures from COVID-19 disruption, commoditization, labor shortages and rising customer expectations. Warehouse automation is an effective way to gain efficiencies, cut costs and scale operations. High warehouse turnover.

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Digital Transformation Journey in Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital commerce efficiently requires the digitalization of many customer-facing operations and sourcing and procurement. For businesses of all sizes, the digital transformation of supply chain planning became the most important initiative. .

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts. Let’s learn and apply it to supply chain management.

Ultimate Guide To Technologies That Are Transforming Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Technology can have a significant impact on supply chains, but supply chain digitization still lags behind digitization of other areas of business across many industries. Robotics enabled with AI and ML augment the work of humans in warehouses and distribution centers.

Commodity price spikes slow logistics warehousing activity but don’t stop it

The Supply Chain Journal

The cost of construction materials has soared along with other inputs as ultra-tight inventory levels meet strong demand in the industrial and residential sectors. NYSE:PLD), the world’s largest logistics warehouse developer, owner and operator.

ERP vs. Best-in-Class — What is Best for Managing the Healthcare Supply Chain

ivalua

ERP vs. Best-in-Class for Healthcare Supply Chain Management? Are ERP systems better than best-in-class supply chain solutions for managing healthcare supply chains? Why ERP Implementations Fail and will fail for Healthcare Supply Chains.

The 10 Procurement Metrics that Matter in 2021

Unleashed

What is procurement? In simple terms business procurement is the process of locating and acquiring goods and services from external sources for the business to use. Procurement activities include planning, sourcing, and negotiation, along with risk management, legal and value analysis.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And with the advent of services like online ordering, parking lot pickup, and home delivery, retailers increasingly need to become supply chain specialists, or work with those who are, to stay competitive. . Gaps in modern retail supply chains. It’s no secret that retail supply chains can be particularly complex; trying to continuously meet changing consumer demands while also driving growth can result in missed opportunities to manage cost and drive efficiency.

How Supply Chain Inefficiencies Can Lead to Poor Customer Experience

Turvo

While this is an example, industries across different verticals have to contend with the logistics ecosystem, and the entrenched supply chain inefficiencies. Supply chain leaders need to start thinking about how collaborative logistics could make all the difference.

Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives

GlobalTranz

A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money. Well, it starts with focusing on the areas and objectives that can meet your desired outcomes. 5 Key Areas to Focus on in the Pursuit of Warehouse Cost Savings. Keep supervisors on the warehouse floor.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And with the advent of services like online ordering, parking lot pickup, and home delivery, retailers increasingly need to become supply chain specialists, or work with those who are, to stay competitive. . Gaps in modern retail supply chains. It’s no secret that retail supply chains can be particularly complex; trying to continuously meet changing consumer demands while also driving growth can result in missed opportunities to manage cost and drive efficiency.

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19

ToolsGroup

With supply chain planning software you can automate the achievement of service levels, even under changing constraints resulting from major disruptions. Commonly companies will use a “firefighting” response in times of supply chain disruption in order to meet service levels.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

GlobalTranz

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? Are you confident that it’ll perform well and you’ll meet all the requirements of your target audience? Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy. Its scope is extensive and spans all areas of the supply chain.

The Supply Chain Construct for New and Growing Businesses!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)! Starting and growing a business is already a daunting task without even considering the Supply Chain construct needed to make the business run. Why is Supply Chain So Important?

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Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?

Reflections on the LIVING Supply Chain SCRC Meeting

NC State SCRC

The SCRC meeting was a huge success yesterday. I led off the discussion and took this opportunity to share some of the highlights of my new book, The LIVING Supply Chain, (with Tom Linton as co-author), and try out some of these new ideas on an unsuspecting group of people! In my session, I articulated some of the “New Rules of Supply Chain Management”, that follow along the lines of the natural world that exists in the Serengeti and in nature.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

GlobalTranz

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

Want to Produce Supply Chain Plans with Precision and Speed? Your ERP System Won’t Deliver!

Logility

Even as the dust begins to settle from one disruption, supply chain organizations are getting ready to handle the next. But lately, their response is impacting much more than the transactional push and pull between supply and demand.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects. Evaluate structural changes in your supply base that could reduce risk exposure.

All I want for Christmas is supply chain flexibility

Kinaxis

But for retailers, it’s a lot more complicated – they can’t just ask their customers to write letters to Santa; rather, they need a flexible supply chain to meet customer needs. When it comes to delivering on your Christmas promises to customers, it’s not just which supply chain management software you use that matters. These seasonal surges in demand make supply chain management that much more difficult. Real-time supply chain responsiveness.

Challenges and trends in the food supply chain

Unleashed

What is the food supply chain? Knowing your food supply chain from start to end allows you to address challenges and ensure the supply chain functions effectively and maintain customer satisfaction. How does the food supply chain work?

The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management

My Office Apps

The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Most people assume that logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) refer to the same process. What is Supply Chain Management? What Type of Supply Chain Management should I use?

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5 Retail Supply Chain Insights to Improve Performance

CH Robinson Logistics

But knowing where to start making changes to your supply chain can be challenging. You want to make faster, meaningful improvements to your supply chain that will make a big impact. Five insights to drive retail supply chain improvements.

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

Talking Logistics

Break down your supply chain functional silos. Analysts, consultants, and others have been telling companies to break down their supply chain functional silos for as long as I’ve been in the business, yet those silos still remain tall and strong at many companies. Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM. This advice is not new.

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Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

GlobalTranz

Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. In some cases, these conditions may be applied to all supply chain processes. However, each term covers a different portion of the supply. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. I visited the BVL Kongress in Berlin, and also attended the International Institute for Analytics ”Chief Analytics Officer” meeting last summer. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. Design a floor plan that meets your needs now and also allows for growth. Upgrade your warehouse equipment.

What Is Supply Chain ERP?

IQMS

A Supply Chain ERP system orchestrates and optimizes forecasting, pricing, procurement, sourcing, and inbound product quality levels across the many supplier relationships manufacturers have, providing real-time accounting and financial reporting of each transaction. Defining Supply Chain ERP. Manufacturers are improving delivery performance, reducing purchasing and materials costs, and minimizing supplier risks by adopting integrated supply chain ERP systems.

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Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle SCM

Starting today, leaders of finance, operations, supply chain, human resources, marketing, and IT from around the globe are coming together at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. As a supply chain professional, OOW19 is the perfect occasion to adopt best practices, hear of the latest transformative technologies of today, and learn how businesses like yours can leverage this innovation for the future. Manage Your Supply Chain On-the-Go with Oracle Digital Assistant.

Building Recession-beating Supply Chain Resilience & Agility

Unleashed

Confronted with a pandemic, we’ve seen global supply chains struggle to cope with the consequences of isolation and work-from-home orders. How to build resilient supply chains. It may also indicate supply and demand are imbalanced.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented global supply chain disruptions, impacting the flow of parts and finished goods around the world. The disruption caused by COVID-19 is unique in that it impacted supply chains across all industries. Leverage supply chain mapping.

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

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear that effective supply chain management is crucial to the success of a business. Globalization is fast becoming a headache for supply chain managers as more companies are diversifying their operations, especially manufacturing companies.