Visibility and Its Importance in Supply Chain Execution Convergence

BluJay Solutions

Kewill CMO Evan Puzey spoke at the Gartner Supply Chain Summit in May about Supply Chain Convergence in the enterprise. The following is a high-level recap of his presentation “Successful Supply Chains are Converging around their TMS – is Yours?”.

What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More

Veridian Solutions

Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability. Deficiencies in the Supply Chain Derive From Inaccurate, Poor Forecasting Methods. Supply Chain

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Gartner 2019 Supply Chain Executive Conference Recap


Gartner 2019 SCC: A New Era: Convergence of the Digital and Physical Supply Chain Savi attended the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference again this year in Phoenix. I’m excited that we’re seeing progress towards a more agile, responsive supply chain.

The Procurement Summit – 17 November 2015

Supply Chain Movement

The Procurement Summit. The Procurement Summit provides senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives across the North of England with an unmissable opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest industry innovations, best practice and new technology solutions. The Procurement Summit offers an education-rich event including: - Educational seminars on the latest industry issues. - Date: 17 November 2015. Venue: The Midland Hotel, Manchester.

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


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.

The procurement Summit 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The procurement Summit 2016. Building on the huge success of eWorld Procurement & Supply – which has been running bi-annually in London since 2001 – the new Procurement Summit will bring together 150 purchasing and finance professionals from across the commercial, public and third sectors.

BluJay Improves Position on Completeness of Vision Axis in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems Compared to Previous Year

BluJay Solutions

BluJay recognized for ability to execute and completeness of vision. Holland, MI – May 28, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announced that BluJay has improved its position in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems” 1 on the “completeness of vision” axis compared to the previous year. Press Releases Gartner Magic Quadrant supply chain execution software TMS Transportation Management

More than an Event

BluJay Solutions

Tips for procurement, opportunities for continuous improvement. The shift began, and in procurement we saw an increase in bid activity that has continued into 2019. Procurement is More than an Event. Sometime in the last half of 2018, the transportation market began to soften.

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.

Are you a Supply Chain Visionary Vick or Laggard Larry?


About 60 Procurement Managers, Directors, and Executives attended from top medical device manufacturing companies. There were a lot of common themes people discussed, such as: Getting a seat at the executive table as a key business stakeholder, and.

How to Become a Supply Chain Jedi

BluJay Solutions

In a recent article in Industrial Distribution I drew some parallels between the logistics realm and Star Wars – and explained how supply chain managers are the true Jedi of the supply chain galaxy. Increase Visibility across the Supply Chain.

Procurement Trends 2019 – what’s your priority?


There is no shortage of predictions from procurement experts and companies. Anyone can purchase products and services so procurement, as a department, has the challenge of showing value in every aspect of their existence. The post Procurement Trends 2019 – what’s your priority?

Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 19 – 2015 Q4. Sharing Dutch supply chain knowledge in Turkey. Acquisition of GT Nexus Underlines Infor’s Focus on Supply Chain. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

Technology’s Role in Improving the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

In today’s supply chain landscape, technology is becoming the key driver of an organization’s success, innovation and competitive edge. In short, supply chain technologies such as TMS systems work to level the playing field. Trends in Supply Chain Execution (SCE).

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4 Ways To Improve Procurement For Increased Customer Satisfaction


Though it’s often overlooked as an element of customer satisfaction, procurement is an essential component for delivering that satisfaction. Procurement involves buying goods and services that keep an organization operating; it ensures warehouses are well-stocked with the proper supplies at all times. Procurement can be responsible for up to 70 percent of a company’s revenue , so small changes in procurement functions can have a major impact on profitability.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: Bracing Yourself for the Future


As we’ve explored in our last two blog posts, economists are predicting a decline in global economic growth due to policy and trade issues both in the United States and the European Union , bringing an increased risk to supply chains and procurement organizations. Those that are able to react efficiently and quickly will be well positioned, and must implement measures to safeguard supply chains, even in a challenging economic climate. Procurement Resources

Procurement Trends 2019 – what’s your priority?


There is no shortage of predictions from procurement experts and companies. Anyone can purchase products and services so procurement, as a department, has the challenge of showing value in every aspect of their existence. The race for procuring, pun intended, the best talent has been challenging. Project-based procurement, consultative engagement, product and service specialization, need for geographic presence, among the many factors will permeate procurement.

Is It Time to Bring Your TMS Back to the Future?

BluJay Solutions

That’s why I scratch my head when I hear of logistics and supply chain professionals who are still using legacy transportation management systems (TMS). Supply Chains – Then and Now. Remember the 1980s?

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Procurement needs to follow in the steps of marketing

Supply Chain View from the Field

A recent interview I conducted with a former Chief Procurement Officer who has worked for over 25 years in procurement in various industries captures what I believe is the true opportunity that exists for supply management executives. “The space occupied by procurement is not well understood by the CEO or the CFO in most companies, and in many cases is not well understood by the CPO themselves!

Bitcoin and the Order to Cash Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Why should a supply chain executive care about Bitcoin, a platform for processing financial transactions? Increasingly, large firms have executives with titles like “Procure to Pay Process Owner” or “VP of Order to Cash Processes.”

The Global PSCM 2015

Supply Chain Movement

The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Conference is a 2 days event being curated by the industry’s leading procurement & supply chain executives and features high-level discussion on your most pressing challenges including: Achieving excellence in internal collaboration and integration.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Jill Button, CEO of ProcurePro!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. Procurement is an integral part of any company in any industry.

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.

The Future of Supply Chain Belongs to Those Who Can Find the Talent!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply Chain Managers have a full plate. Their duties are integral to the future of supply chain management, and out of these issues, a key problem arises. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. Supply Chain Managers Will Focus on Increasing Perfect Order Deliveries. Service Supply Chains Will Dominate the Market.

BluJay Solutions Set to Power Frictionless Supply Chain with Updates to its Global Trade Network Portfolio

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI and Manchester, UK – July 24, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces the release of BluJay Global Trade Network (GTN) portfolio version 19.2. BluJay’s newest software updates deliver enhanced features to help companies eliminate friction in their supply chains and manage logistics, compliance, and commerce worldwide.

Why Real-Time Visibility Should be Core to Your Supply Chain Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Using technology to drive strategy and improve performance—and ultimately create financial value—is top of mind for shippers today managing complex global supply chains. A key component of this technology trend is the need for a supply chain visibility platform.

These are the 2018 Manufacturing Trends That will Drive 2.1% Growth In American Manufacturing


Regulatory reform has been top-of-mind for supply chain executives and political leaders in the US since the 2016 election. Supply chain executives need to take a few moments to learn more about the top 2018 manufacturing trends that will make it possible.

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!

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply chain collaboration is a hot topic today and no wonder: companies that collaborate effectively across the supply chain have enjoyed dramatic reductions in inventories and costs, together with improvements in speed, service levels, and customer satisfaction.

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.

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?


Ultimately, supply chain executives need to understand the challenges of a traditional WMS, and why a Warehouse Management System in the cloud is a viable solution with key benefits. Accessible across all warehouses and supply chain partners.

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Supply Chain Priorities: Seven Things That Matter Most


A recent Gartner study, conducted annually, sheds some light on what matters most to top executives in supply chain technology. Regardless of the trend “ du jour” in supply chain, Klappich says that “strategic gravity” consistently pulls companies back to the fundamentals.

How Last Mile Delivery Affects the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Principal, Supply Chain Technology, Tompkins International. The orchestration of processes and information for the procurement of goods to the “last mile” delivery to the customer is a required competency in today’s direct to consumer marketplace. The convergence of supply chain execution systems is a goal that many enterprises have yet to achieve. The post How Last Mile Delivery Affects the Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Moving beyond “minimally acceptable” sustainable supply chains…

Supply Chain View from the Field

A lot of people are emphasizing the need to drive sustainable supply chains. “If If we have a more sustainable supply base”, we hear from advocates, “…it will cost less, and we will be better corporate citizens.”. I’m not sure I buy this line of thought, although I would certainly put myself squarely in the camp of someone who is for“sustainable supply chains”. In the opinion of this executive – “this is the minimal acceptable approach”.