The Essential Reference Guide for a Supply Chain Leader


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 Why Focus? Supplier Development is a proactive & reactive business process that aims to increase the performance.

The Quick Reference Guide to Supply Chain Planning

Demand Solutions

If your business relies on key supply chain elements to provide products or services, then supply chain management will be one of your key considerations. Intelligent businesses can save millions of dollars per year and build a sustainable competitive advantage through proper supply chain management. This relies on proper planning, and without it, you can’t manage your supply chain properly. What is supply chain planning?


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Technology Reference Model for Stage 5 Maturity Supply Chain Planning


Read more to find out how the Technology Reference Model for Stage 5 Digital Planning Maturity brings everything together to show what a Stage 5 digital planning environment would look like. Technology Reference Model 5 Maturity Supply Chain Planning Tim Payne, 13 June 2018. The post Technology Reference Model for Stage 5 Maturity Supply Chain Planning appeared first on E2open | Demand. “Traditional supply chain planning will not work in a fast-paced digital world.”

APICS 2018 Will Provide New Insights As Always


Blog Integrated Demand & Supply Planning Managed Analytics APICS Blockchain Last Mile Delivery Managed Analytics Services S&OP Statistical Forecasting as a Service Supply Chain Reference Model

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

referred to as unconscious bias. Building AI to Unlearn Bias in. Recruiting How to use AI and machine learning to ensure diversity in the. workforce By the creators of AllyO, the end-to-end AI recruiter Bias is a problem we.

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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What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?


Supply chain leaders often interchangeably refer to both a warehouse management system and an inventory management system as one and the same.

FMCG Complexity Reduction - A Practical Guide

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

One of my Top 10 Supply Chain Improvement Resolutions for 2021 referred to SKU complexity and I recently discussed how that complexity negatively affects cost and service.

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What Are the KPIs of a Transportation Management System


Key performance indicators (KPIs) refer to the targeted goals that rely on metrics to provide a snapshot of the health of your operation. They connect data and metrics with an evaluation of whether your operation performs as expected and what strengths or weaknesses may exist. Supply chain leaders need to know which KPIs of More. The post What Are the KPIs of a Transportation Management System appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

As Retailers Eye Last-Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs


Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS. Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it.

The Year of the Supply Chain Control Tower

Logistics Viewpoints

It is built on top of a supply chain reference model that contains supply chain policies. Once I peeked under the hood at this reference model, it became clear to me this could be a very robust solution. LLamasoft has developed a new supply chain control tower. What makes is so interesting is it's engine. The post The Year of the Supply Chain Control Tower appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Visibility control tower

Taking Advantage of Local Drivers Meets Same Day Delivery Expectations


For reference, e-commerce is anticipated More. The ability to offer the same delivery is rapidly becoming a differentiator among retailers and other shippers. According to Business Wire, “The same day delivery market in the US is poised to grow by $9.73

The top 3PL companies in Singapore in 2020


3PL refers to any third-party business used to outsource any part of a company’s distribution or fulfilment services. Third-party logistics providers ( 3PL ) are widely used by businesses in Singapore and globally.

Working Capital Management: Two Challenges and How to Address Them

River Logic

This is generally referred to as how liquid a company is. Working Capital seems easy enough to understand. Divide a company’s current assets by its current liabilities and you get a ratio that helps you determine how easily a company could cover its short term debt. However, this doesn’t always paint a clear picture. working capital Supply Chain Management Supply Chain

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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. I’ve talked to over 20 oil executives and experts about the inbound supply chain that supports oil well production. Petroleum Industry Supply Chain Planning

Why Supply Chain Complexity Isn’t a Bad Thing

Logistics Viewpoints

Most professionals I interacted with during my early days in this industry were still referring to “materials management” and “procurement” when they spoke of what we call “supply chain” today. When I started my career the term “supply chain” was just emerging.

Can B2B e-commerce solve supply chain issues?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Quarterly earnings calls from various manufacturers are beginning to blur with references to supply chain issues potentially holding back the production of goods and higher costs being passed through as higher prices to customers.

As Retailers Eye Final Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs


Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS. Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. This concept gives supply chains a non-traditional means of More.

Stop Calling It Backhaul

Inbound Logistics

Why supply chain managers need to stop using the word backhaul and simply refer to them as loads

The supply chain lessons of the golden quarter

BluJay Solutions

Paul Soong, Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand at BluJay, discusses the “golden quarter” (in reference to the delivery volumes remaining high during the Christmas period to January) for retail e-commerce.

Inventory Management’s Crucial Role in the Supply Chain


Inventory management refers to the process of ordering, storing and using a company’s goods or materials. What is Inventory Management and Why is it Important? Successfully managing inventory allows businesses to meet the demand level of their consumers with an appropriate amount of supply.

The State of the Tactical Freight Market and What You Need to Know About It


There was a time when tactical freight management referred solely to the day-to-day operations that More. The current freight market continues to ramp up in anticipation of the most active returns season of the year. The strong demand for more freight continues to grow, and consumers have divine expectations for the performance of supply chains.

The Map Is Not the Territory

SCM Research

The authors argue: “Most past conceptions of SC mapping have involved identifying one map of a supply chain as a common reference point for all actors concerned.

Silicon Chip Shortage Disrupts Supply Chains

American Global Logistics

He was referring to the Chinese. On February 11, 2021, President Biden explicitly stated: “If we don’t get moving, they’re going to eat our lunch.” That’s in stark contrast to his campaign statement that China is no competition for the U.S. Those contradictory statements create uncertainty and risk for businesses. Be that as it may, […]. The post Silicon Chip Shortage Disrupts Supply Chains appeared first on AGL.

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Three barriers in supply chain digitization

BluJay Solutions

The article refers to BluJay’s Supply Chain Market Research. Managers Online covers the three most common barriers supply chain organizations are facing, such as data silos, lack of involvement of the management and outdated IT systems.

How Drone Technology is Going to Shape the Future of Supply Chain


Drones are classified as “a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) which typically refers to a pilotless aircraft that operates through a combination of technologies, including computer vision, artificial intelligence, object avoidance tech, and others.” What’s the Big Deal?

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Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics


While The Economist article was referring to consumer data and the big ecommerce players, the same transition is taking place in transportation and logistics. A couple of years ago, The Economist published an article claiming the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.

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How Brexit Affects Cloud-based EDI Solutions Vendors


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. The European Union or EU is a political and economic partnership of 28 European countries. It began after the. The post How Brexit Affects Cloud-based EDI Solutions Vendors appeared first on Appterra. Blog News Cloud EDI Supply Chain Technology

3PLs Show Healthy Growth through Second Quarter 2014

Logistics Viewpoints

The scope of coverage includes non-asset based transportation and warehousing services (referred to as “contract logistics” […]. The 3PL market – defined here as non-asset based transportation, warehousing, and integrated supply chain services, has shown healthy growth in the second quarter of 2014. The growth increased due to strong performance in the Americas and increased volumes.

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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. Logistics providers market benefits of visibility and transparency, but it has many customers wondering what exactly the difference is between the two terms. Read More. Supply Chain

Good to the Last Mile


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

The top six 3PL companies in Singapore


3PL refers to any third-party business used to outsource any part of a company’s distribution or fulfillment services. Third-party logistics providers (3PL) are widely used by businesses in Singapore and globally. This includes supply chain management, distribution, warehousing, transportation, and more. Business Growth Productivity

Responding to the Pandemic Wake-Up Call. The Need to Bolster Business Continuity Planning

Supply Chain Brain

The post-pandemic economy, commonly referred to as the “new normal”, has ushered in an era of a major reshuffling of priorities within the business landscape


The Marijuana Supply Chain: Is Home Delivery Next?

Logistics Viewpoints

Aside from the traditional bud, marijuana dispensaries offer various forms of marijuana concentrates, including shatter, wax, crumble, sugar, honeycomb, sap, and oil (apparently these names refer to a concentrates texture). It used to be that if you wanted marijuana, you got the flower bud and smoked it in either a joint or pipe of some sort. Today, however, the options are expanding.

B2B eCommerce Changes Supply Chain Management and Operations


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. Basically, a business makes its client’s business thrive by directing all its resources to make processes simpler and faster – to boost efficiency, productivity, and profitability.