10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

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Getting the raw materials needed to maintain production is one of the most important parts of the whole supply chain. However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. This is comparable to the Holy Trinity of Manufacturing and Shipping discussed earlier this year in previous blog posts. This does not mean shipping a product immediately.

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! Digital Procurement article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios of xeneta.com. Important Digital Procurement Trends. What Is Digital Procurement?

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These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

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Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. Supply chain entities need to know vendors will be held accountable and adhere to the terms within vendor-supply chain partner service level agreements. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

Drop Shipping Teddy Bears!

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. As such the Category Managers were going wild with ideas on how to expand their product assortments and procuring new and interesting products to sell. The Supply Chain model was fairly simple. This is drop shipping in action.

Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 1

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Under the current COVID-19 global pandemic, managing risk in the supply chain has taken on a renewed importance. Procurement teams continue to struggle with finding available suppliers and shipping capacity to enable supply chain responsiveness. The post Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 1 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

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In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

Supply Chain Artificial Intelligence Offers Wisdom to Supply Chain Management

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Our previous discussion on augmented reality revealed a new trend in supply chain management , the use of computer-simulated imagery to enhance production and efficiency. However, the supply chain tends to forget how augmented reality will naturally transform the entire supply chain, and supply chain artificial intelligence is one of the key driving forces behind supply chain augmented reality.

Putting Procurement Front and Center of Your Supply Chain

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Procurement professionals are now playing an increasingly strategic role within their organizations. Procurement of raw materials and components that go into the manufacturing process is essential to ensure final product quality and strong financial performance. As supply chains become more dynamic, companies must pay closer attention to supply and supplier management. The new procurement professional needs a broad set of skills. By Mark Lauterbach.

Effectively Manage Foodservice Supply Chains During Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Improving supply chain processes can be a strategic way to free up time to focus on the most important aspect of the restaurant business—happy customers. Key to this opportunity is working with a credible, aligned outsource supply chain provider.

Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning

Logility

A quick scan of the Internet will yield a long list of “the biggest-ever supply chain disasters”. Failed SCM implementation causes shipping errors. WMS failure causes Adidas to under ship by 20%. Supply chain cost per unit sold. Your Supply Chain Type.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

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Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

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? That’s when it all gets extremely complicated, but one thing remains crystal clear: supply chain risk management is profoundly important for businesses to grow and expand. Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy.

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.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. A few hours later, your procurement head walks in the office. “We Many companies have accepted the need for Supply Chain Risk Management because they understand that just such a scenario could occur and if they are ready for it but their competitors are not, they have an opportunity to gain market share. The problem is most companies are relatively immature when it comes to Supply Chain Risk Management.

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

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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.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

OneSCM

recently noted a new trend towards supply chain “protectionism,” presumably due to the extraordinary combination of external forces proving capable of disrupting once-optimized processes and, therefore, destroying once-healthy profit margins. But just like every living thing needs air and water to survive, every manufacturer – and every one of their supply chain partners – needs a single source of data truth to survive the massive wave of change that’s hitting from all directions.

Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains

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Why You Should Consider Freight Procurement Sourcing Solution. Procuring raw materials or finished goods is one thing, but the processing of moving those goods from one place to another brings its own set of challenges. Whether you’re in charge of ordering the “things” or managing how and where those things get from A to B, both sides of the procurement equation stand to benefit from freight procurement automation. Supply Chain

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Every aspect of our lives has been disrupted: our health, freedom of movement, employment, the economy, our ability to buy goods, and virtually every Supply Chain. Apart from the panic buying are there Supply Chain lessons that we should learn from the Coronavirus pandemic to improve the robustness of Supply Chains in the future?

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Supply Chain Management With Blockchain: How the Blockchain Enables Supply Chains to Focus on Customer Experience

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Customer experiences have a vital bearing on the success or failure of today’s supply chains. Supply chain management with blockchain can help shippers and businesses focus on customer-centric practices and standards. Supply Chain Management Struggles to Meet Increasing Consumer Demands Consumer expectations are at an all-time high. An Introduction to Blockchain and Its Potential Benefits and Drawbacks in Supply Chain Management.

How Is Your Supply Chain Chutzpah?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain world is dominated by men. So, why is it that in this male-dominated world of supply chain there is very little chutzpah? The supply chain team takes and ships orders. The supply chain team with chutzpah has courage. They build the end-to-end value chain outside-in and align commercial and operational strategies. Many supply chain teams have aggressively cut costs to fund an organization’s growth.

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. Procurement is risky business around the holidays.

What Is the Impact of Big Data in the Transportation & Supply Chain Industries?

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Before thinking about future possibilities, you need to understand how it is currently being leveraged, According to Katrin Zeiler , supply chain entities will be able to lower overall operating costs, create and test newer business models, develop and maintain a higher standard in customer service and attain unsurpassed efficiency. Better Shipping Options. . Previously, shippers and supply chain entities were forced to rely on historic data to create these predictions.

How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

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Supply chain leaders are enthralled with the idea of using big data, but they tend to fail to understand how to disseminate big data in their organization properly. Supply chain leaders must be ready to implement big data and leverage it to improve their companies without any delay or inhibition This may sound impossible and frightening, but they must only understand how big always goes back to these two, simple principles of measurement, review, and action.

Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate. Finished products have high ratios (average 50%) of sourced or procured product content. Today’s challenge is to lower the finished product defect rate by emphasizing supply chain quality. A digital transformation of the supply chain is needed to integrate quality attributes into the products we buy, move, and sell through the supply chain.

3 Best Practices to Improve Your Flatbed Shipping Performance

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Flatbed shipping is an important contributor to the overall economy as several key industries leverage this solution for the movement of their critical freight. When it comes to flatbed shipping, each industry faces unique challenges in seasonality, regulation, competition, and scalability.

Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future! In the book, The Living Supply Chain , the authors argue that, “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory. Conversely, slowing down the supply chain is at the root of everything that is bad: working capital write-offs, reduced profitability, and slowing revenues.”.

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A truly efficient and effective Supply Chain must include a strategy, plans, business processes, and performance metrics that incorporate disintermediation and the elimination of waste! Why Disintermediate the Supply Chain? Think about the typical set of objectives and metrics associated with managing a Supply Chain. Now consider what a Supply Chain entails. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Ways to think about the Supply Chain of the Future: Artificial Intelligence

Techgistics

Since about 2012 there’s been a massive influx of VC funding that has been poured into startups to revolutionise logistics and supply chains. Supply chains are going to change dramatically over the next few decades and that change is going to be accelerated by the convergence of new technology and evolving consumer behaviour which is going to require unprecedented levels of agility and flexibility in supply chains. Supply Chains got Very Good.

Strategies, Tips, and Pitfalls of Modern Transportation Procurement

Logistics Viewpoints

The effort to move closer to the customer – by virtually all businesses – means supply chain networks of old must be replaced with more links, more nodes, and smaller, more frequent shipments. These changes impact shipping lanes, volumes, cost, driver satisfaction, turn over – all of the things that naturally […]. The post Strategies, Tips, and Pitfalls of Modern Transportation Procurement appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

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The average Supply Chain management professional measures their Supply Chain by reviewing cost reduction. Is cost reduction all that there is in measuring Supply Chain performance? Sure, supply chain cost reduction is important in reducing the cost of goods sold (COGS) and increasing profit, but there are other measurements which should not be forgotten. 3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction.

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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Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

OneSCM

In my conversations with mid-market companies looking to implement supply chain improvements, supplier adoption routinely ranks near the top of concerns. A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. If it is to deliver on that promise, however, the supply base has to get on board. appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During During the last two months, we have been interviewing supply chain leaders to get their views on the methodology. Background on the Supply Chain Index.