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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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Midstream Oil and Gas: What Is It & How Does It Work?

PLS Logistics

Upstream is referred to all of the processes and actions connected to finding, exploring, drilling and producing crude oil and natural gas. There are three essential stages in the oil and gas production industry: upstream, midstream and downstream.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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).

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.

Why Reverse Logistics Are Crucial to Customer Experiences


Reverse logistics refer to the complex processes of returning products and purchases from consumers to retailers and third-party liquidators. Reverse logistics is the opposite of typical order fulfillment, but reverse logistics usually includes increased costs for retailers.

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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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.

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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Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Account-Specific Pricing — Customer-specific pricing, or account-specific pricing , refers to an agreement between a vendor moving product and a carrier or 3PL that establishes custom prices. BOL Number — The number established by the carrier that refers to a specific BOL.

How Does Integrated Business Planning Link to Production Planning

River Logic

Both refer to aspects of an organization's overall planning process, and their outcomes are, to an extent, linked. However, they differ in terms of function, purpose, detail, and planning horizons.


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.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

Make sure that the data is harmonized to ensure all data has the same time reference. The reference for supply chain leaders is an airport control tower. Carefully design conrol systems to compare reference data to control theory.) We finished dinner.

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How Does Integrated Business Planning Link to Production Planning

River Logic

Both refer to aspects of an organization's overall planning process, and their outcomes are, to an extent, linked. However, they differ in terms of function, purpose, detail, and planning horizons.


Seven Supply Chain Processes To Stop Doing In The Pandemic

Supply Chain Shaman

I list these articles at the bottom of this post for reference.). I remember standing in the temperature screening queue in Doha. As the line wound around multiple stations, my backpack cut into my shoulders. I was tired and cranky as I read the overview of MERS.

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.

What is ‘full employment’ doing to warehouse recruitment efforts?

West Coast and California Logistics

But, what happens when the ‘supply’ refers to the very people responsible for moving products through the country’s supply chain?

Brexit logistics: Preparing for the unexpected

Logistics Trends and Insights

is set to leave the European Union – colloquially referred to as “ Brexit ” – uncertainty continues to reign, much as it did in June 2016 when the U.K. With just over a month to go before the U.K.

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

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.