Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference


by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain insights from leading industry experts. Supply chain skills in high demand, digital twins, disruptive technologies, and other takeaways from the 2018 Gartner supply chain conference.

The “Rights” and “Mores” of Supply Chain Execution

Talking Logistics

Whether you’re talking about the Amazon Effect and the rapid growth of e-commerce, the changing global trade management landscape, or what’s happening on the technology front, it’s clear that the rules for success in supply chain management are changing. The Six “Rights” of Supply Chain Execution. Chief Supply Chain Officers must manage each of these functions to ensure end-to-end supply chain performance. Supply Chain “Mores”.

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How to Build a Business Case for Cloud-based Supply Chain Execution

BluJay Solutions

In the past, investing in a supply chain execution (SCE) system meant a commitment to an enterprise installation, extensive integration and ongoing IT maintenance. Finally, identify at least one industry metric that justifies applying technology to that function.

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


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.

New Data Insight and Analysis Tool, BluIQ by BluJay, Provides Real-time, Actionable Data Views into Supply Chain Applications

BluJay Solutions

May 14, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces the launch of BluIQ by BluJay, a data and insight analysis tool that offers real-time, actionable supply chain data in a configurable visual dashboard.

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

Their duties are integral to the future of supply chain management, and out of these issues, a key problem arises. Attracting the right talent will be key to success in the future of supply chain management , and Warehouse Managers need to take notice today. The Future of Supply Chain Skills Gap Will Reach Critical Mass by 2020 The talent and skills gap affects the manufacturing and supply chain industries more than almost any other occupation in the U.S.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


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


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

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. Metrics Alignment.

[WHITE PAPER] A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track

Veridian Solutions

Metrics, sometimes referred to as key performance indicators (KPls), data, insights, or analytics, provide a glimpse into the universe of your warehouse management system (WMS) and operation. Big data also increases the importance of metrics in the modern warehouse.

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


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.

Cold Chain Technology Ensures Temperature-Controlled Environment


Supply chain executives need to ensure that environmental and geological conditions are met. Technology can eliminate data silos and lack of communication for cold chain and blockchain metrics, increasing transparency and improving customer satisfaction.

Public Markets Reward Supply Chain Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am proud to launch the Supply Chain Index. It is my hope that the readers of this blog will take time to either join us today to listen to the launch of the Supply Chain Index on our webinar or listen to the replay. (We Supply Chain Performance Matters.

Seven Keys to Scaling your Supplier Scorecarding Program


A solid supplier scorecarding program can drive big cost savings in the supply chain. Executives know that clear performance metrics are the starting point for supplier management. Minimizing supplier disruption is central to optimizing your supply chain.

Drivers of Modern-Day Warehouse Management System Adoption

Veridian Solutions

To understand where a modern WMS comes into play, supply chain leaders must first recognize the drivers of warehouse management system adoption. The talent shortage of supply chain management is continuing to grow worse.

Are you a supply chain superhero?

DELMIA Quintiq

At a recent conference, I was asked how to deal with corporate power dynamics when supply chain is not an equal-partner organisation. This made me think: “What superpowers would supply chain executives love to have?”. What would your supply chain superpower be?

5th Annual Life Sciences Supply Chain Summit EU

Supply Chain Movement

5th Annual Life Sciences Supply Chain Summit EU. Adapt to regulation change & manage increasing costs in your Life Sciences Supply Chain. The Life Sciences Supply Chain Summit is the only event that brings together all segments of the European life sciences supply chain. If the European life sciences supply chain is your business, this is the one event that you cannot afford to miss. Cold Chain Challenges.

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How logistics providers can offer order promising and delivery services

The Network Effect

These capabilities can be combined with cloud platform-based inventory visibility and order promising services to provide very differentiated fulfillment services that directly link customer expectations to supply chain execution realities. David Steel/Flickr.

Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. As a result, cutting and controlling costs became the top priority for supply chain executives.

At the Starting Line: New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

We’ve made our predictions , but it’s the unexpected that makes supply chain management so exciting and demanding. Did you come up with any New Year’s resolutions to improve as a supply chain and logistics leader this year? Happy New Year!

The importance of reverse logistics in your supply chain network


In supply chain networks, materials flow from suppliers through to end customers. Supply chain executives measure the effectiveness of that flow using the on-time delivery (OTD) metric. Is your supply chain ready to move in reverse?

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations: 1. Supply chain management is risky business — and the risks are growing every day. Simply put, many companies are still falling short on supply chain risk management , and they continue to pay the price. whenever you’re discussing supply chain strategy or decisions.

The 6 Top Supply Chain Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Hero of Their Company


Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. Digital technologies are becoming more prevalent in basic supply chain functions, and changes in legislation are likely to spur dramatic changes that will result in the need to reevaluate supply chain strategy in both domestic and international locations. of the digital supply chain. Supply Chain Managers Will Focus on Increasing Perfect Order Deliveries.

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Quick Start Guide to Using Machine Learning for Demand Planning


In fact, supply chain executives put demand forecasting and supply chain planning at the top of the list of how they initially plan to use AI. Without baseline metrics on what you want to improve on and why, how can you be confident your strategy is working?

Themes from the 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum


Thick data” vs big data, the power of the supply chain profession, and cybersecurity. While I attend several supply chain conferences in any given year, SCM World is a favorite of mine for a couple of reasons. Cybersecurity and why it should matter to executives.

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Talking Logistics YOUniversity: Our First Course

Talking Logistics

Talking Logistics was launched as a live, online video talk show focused on supply chain and logistics topics. I’ll end with this quote by leadership expert Ken Blanchard: “When you stop learning, you stop leading,” which is especially true in supply chain management.

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Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space


Poor Warehouse Utilization Increases Expenses Poor warehouse utilization has been a key concern for supply-chain executives over the last decade. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Conquering the Explosion of Supply Chain Planning Data


This article will discuss the opportunity generated from the explosion of supply chain planning data and the necessity for digital supply chain transformation. Exponential Growth in Supply Chain Data. Digital Supply Chain Transformation.

Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Insights

On September 9–11, 2014, 110 supply chain visionaries will gather in the desert at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona to think differently and define the future of supply chain. Supply chain teams are being asked to do more with less.

What Qualities Make the Best Supply Chain Leaders?


by Kirsten Watson When considering what attributes supply chain leaders are most likely to possess, it’s easy to think first of hard skills—analytical prowess, technology expertise, and operations and economics knowledge quickly come to mind.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply Chain heroes article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link]. . Service Supply Chains Will Dominate the Market.

Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration – How ERP Falls Short


Unsurprisingly more than two-thirds (68%) of the participants said streamlining the supply chain is the highest priority for discrete manufacturing companies. The post Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration – How ERP Falls Short appeared first on Synchrono.

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels. For both entry and executives, the self-study method has proven to be a cost-effective option.

Taking the Hill

Supply Chain Shaman

We believe that supply chain excellence helps a company to better balance demand and supply. We also believe that it helps companies to be more resilient: weathering demand and supply volatility while maximizing opportunities and mitigating risks.

Supply Chain Risks: Which Are Top of Mind Today?

Talking Logistics

If you were to add a subtitle to every supply chain professional’s job description it would be Risk Manager or Risk Mitigator. The reality is that supply chain management is not just about managing orders and transportation and inventory — it’s about doing all those things while also navigating through the many risks that could disrupt your supply chain or bring it to a halt. What are some of the biggest supply chain risks companies face today?