The Essential Reference Guide for a Supply Chain Leader

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In this blog he provides a simple reference guide to better yourself as a supply chain leader. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Essential Reference Guide for a Supply Chain Leader appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Editor's Note: Today's blog is by Dr. Muddassir Ahmed of muddassirism.com. Why Focus? Supplier Development is a proactive & reactive business process that aims to increase the performance.

Praise to APICS in Efforts to Update SCOR Reference Model

Supply Chain Matters

APICS made a noteworthy announcement regarding a planned new iteration of The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model-SCOR, to help industry supply chain teams manage changing business and decision-making process needs. Operations management Prescriptive or Predictive Analytics Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Performance Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Operations Reference Model-SCOR

Aceelerating Productivity Needs of Supply Chain Reference Model Initiatives

Supply Chain Matters

As many of our readers may be aware, the Supply-Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) was developed by the Supply Chain Council (now APICS Supply Chain Council) to assist multi-industry and organizational supply chain organizations make meaningful and rapid improvements in supply chain business processes.

A Good Reference for Opportunities and Risks Regarding Supply Chain Activities Within Cuba

Supply Chain Matters

In the first three months of 2016, media has been abuzz with the news that the United States elected to ease its business and trade relations with Cuba. The March visit to Cuba by President Barack Obama reflected a noted sea change in US-Cuban relations. Already, there are reports of pending new airline service, the […].

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Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Internet of Things (IoT) IoT refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now. A Blueprint For Supply Chain Transformation The Data First Approach Introduction Over the past few decades, supply chains have evolved from a sub-function.

Kinaxis- A New Named Sponsor for Supply Chain Matters in 2015

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Sales and Operations Planning Site Reference Information Site Sponsorship Information Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Technology Kinaxis Kinaxis Inc. We are pleased to announce to our global based Supply Chain Matters readership audience that Kinaxis has returned to be a Named sponsor of this blog in 2015. Kinaxis was one of the very first sponsors of this blog upon our founding in 2008, and we look forward to a renewed relationship during the coming year.

Updated Supply Chain Matters Copyright Notice

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About Site Reference Information Supply chain Matters blog We want to update all of our readers that Supply Chain Matters® has recently been granted a registered trademark.

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Supply Chain Matters Again Cited as Top Supply Chain Website

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Blog Awards and Citations Site Reference Information supply chain and B2B industry analyst Bob Ferrari''s blog Supply chain Matters blog top ten supply chain management blogs Top Ten Supply Chain Websites

Our Best Supply Chain Matters Readership Month To-Date

Supply Chain Matters

Site Reference Information Sponsorship Opportunities blogs- independent analysis and opinion on supply chains independent supply chain and B2B industry analyst Bob Ferrari''s blog Supply chain Matters blog There is often a view that during the summer months, when many take vacation time to enjoy warm weather, family and friends, that social media interest focused on the broad spectrum of supply chain management wanes. That was not the case with Supply Chain Matters.

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Supply Chain Matters Announces Enhanced Research Center

Supply Chain Matters

Site Reference Information Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group Industry Research Advisory Services Since the founding of the Supply Chain Matters blog in 2008, our goal remains to produce industry analyst caliber insights and commentary for our readers.

Who said supply chains are boring?: By the Numbers: IBM's Supply.

Supply Chains Rock

IBM just published its annual corporate responsibility summary for 2010 and Ive pulled out the latest highlights referring to Big Blues supply chain: - 27,000 suppliers in nearly 100 countries. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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Why Shippers Love Supply Chain Visibility

PLS Logistics

Visibility refers to understanding what goes on between the start and end of a process. With supply chain visibility, companies can analyze data and evaluate suppliers, processes and prices. Freight Supply Chain Shipments Visibility Supply Chain Disruptions

The Future of Supply Chain Has Arrived: A Look at the Sentient Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

The “sentient supply chain” refers to a supply chain that’s nodes communicate 24/7. A new term to describe a supply chain that is all-seeing, real-time, productive, optimized, and cognitive has recently emerged.

The Difference Between Visibility and Transparency Within Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

While both phrases are used to reference many of the same things, there are differences in their connotations in. The terms “visibility” and “transparency” are often used interchangeably in the logistics world.

Supply Chain by Design onThree Things That Supply Chain Managers Should Know about Artificial Intelligence

Supply Chain Digest

This Blog Describes how the Term, Artificial Intelligence, is Being Used in Order to Identify Accurate and Inaccurate References

Benefits of Utilizing a Smart Warehouse Within Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

In technological terms, the word “smart” is used to refer to a device or product that is run by computing power and is. Due to advancements in technology, warehouses have been transformed into much more than just a simple facility to store inventory.

Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

The 21st Century Supply Chain

As a teenager in the 80s, it probably comes as no surprise I relate heavily to every cultural reference in Stranger Things. by Mike McAllister Courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota/Netflix.

The Worst Supply Chain in North America

Logistics Viewpoints

This is part of the supply chain that the oil industry refers to as “upstream.” […]. I’ve been doing some research on the unconventional oil supply chain. Unconventional oil includes crude oil from shale and oil sands.

How Brexit Affects Cloud-based EDI Solutions Vendors

Appterra

The Brexit, an abbreviation for British Exit, refers to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. A referendum – a vote in which citizens take part – was held on June 23, 2016 to decide whether UK should leave the European Union.

Supply Chain Management Best Practices: Reliability

PLS Logistics

Supply chain reliability refers to the degree to which a supply chain yields consistent performance. Increasing reliability, reducing inventory and preparing for demand are top priorities for supply chain professionals.

How Important is the Internal Supply Chain?

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

Without sounding painstakingly obvious, it refers to the chain of activities within a company, specifically, purchasing, production, sales and distribution. What exactly is the internal supply chain?

Supply Chain Management Best Practices: Resilience

PLS Logistics

Resilience refers to the time it takes supply chains to predict and avoid risk, as well as respond and recover from costly disruptions. Supply chains are diverse and complex – so are the potential risks that could disrupt them. A good supply chain management strategy invests in resilience.

Supply Chain Coordination with Contracts

SCM Research

It has become the standard reference when it comes to teaching some key supply chain models. Today I would like to talk about Supply Chain Coordination with Contracts , a chapter written by Cachon (2003). Coordination between the members of a supply chain is certainly very relevant but also challenging. Because the members of a supply chain are typically concerned with optimizing their own objectives, their actions might not lead to optimal supply chain performance.

11 Characteristics of Supply Chain Excellence

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

The term “excellence” refers to the quality of being extremely good at something.

5 Secrets to Master Supply Chain Visibility

PLS Logistics

Supply chain visibility refers to the knowing where products and materials are, at any point in time, in the supply chain.

Roadblocks and Solutions to a Lean Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Today, a lean supply chain refers to best-in-class supply chain execution; a process that produces what’s needed, when it’s needed, and where it’s needed with minimal waste in time or capital. Lean supply chains gained popularity in the manufacturing sector because substantial improvements can be made to eliminate waste and non-value added activity.

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B2B eCommerce Changes Supply Chain Management and Operations

Appterra

It refers to the selling of products and services between businesses through an online sales portal. B2B ecommerce is short for business to business electronic commerce.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Open World 2016 Conference- Summary Impressions

Supply Chain Matters

As a reference, our prior blog commentaries included: Highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week leading-up to OpenWorld Our initial on-site Commentary One posting highlighting Larry Ellison’s […]. This Editor once again attended the Oracle Open World conference in San Francisco this week and Supply Chain Matters has been publishing impressions throughout the week.

Parcel Shippers, You’ll Pay More in 2016 if You Don’t Take these 3 Steps

PLS Logistics

Parcel freight shipping refers to small package shipments. Parcel shippers face hidden fees and complex processes, leaving them with limited visibility of overall freight spend. Transportation LTL Rates

Good to the Last Mile

CHAINalytics

In fact, it comes from the telecommunications industry and refers to the installation and delivery of communication services to the end client. Bryan Wyatt | Senior Manager, Transportation | Chainalytics The term “last mile” originated outside our industry. In the realm of transportation, though, last-mile delivery means the item’s final destination in the supply chain … The post Good to the Last Mile appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Transportation

Competing for Customers? Improve the Last Mile

PLS Logistics

Last mile logistics refers to the movement of goods from a warehouse or distribution center to its final destination. To create customer loyalty, the last leg of transportation needs to be flawless.

The Role of Circular Supply Chains in the Circular Economy

SCM Research

Several of the articles of that special issue refer to supply chains and supply chain management; and several of the authors have published in SCM journals before. The circular economy is gathering momentum: In the future this model will, for example, mean that smartphones will not be sold and consumed anymore, but companies like Apple and Samsung will then keep scarce resources and sell a smartphone service to users instead of a product to consumers.

Is Flowcasting the Supply Chain Only for the Few?

The Network Effect

Flowcasting has often been referred to as ‘the Holy Grail’ of demand driven supply chain planning (and rightly so). Driving the entire supply chain across multiple enterprises from sales at the store shelf right back to the factory.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle OpenWorld 2016- Commentary Three

Supply Chain Matters

As a reference, our prior blog commentaries included: Highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week Our initial on-site Commentary One posting Our Commentary Two posting. This Editor is once again attending the Oracle Open World conference here in San Francisco and Supply Chain Matters is publishing impressions throughout the week.