The Essential Reference Guide for a Supply Chain Leader

Cerasis

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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Updated Supply Chain Matters Copyright Notice

Supply Chain Matters

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

Supply Chain Matters

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

11 Characteristics of Supply Chain Excellence

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

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

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.

Rebuild Your Supply Chain With the IoT

Techgistics

The IoT refers to devices that connect to a network; wearable fitness trackers, smart thermostats, and voice-activated home assistants all qualify as IoT products. A supply chain simply refers to the steps an item takes to reach a customer.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

As you may notice, the search results will always show number of citations or how many times each publication is referred to by other publications. Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant: Why Should We Care About This Research?

Demand Solutions

They assess each vendor against a common standard built on reference models and other frameworks to ensure they have a clear view on what they think good looks like. Full confession: My team is small, yet diverse – I work with boomers and millennials, and the great generation in between.

Let's Get Digital: Supply Chains Are Going to Get Smarter in 2018

Supply Chain Nation

Most of the group’s predictions refer to a continuum of change and digital transformation (DX) within the wider ecosystem of the manufacturing industry and the global economy.

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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” […].

Trade Promotion Vendors Kick It into High Gear

Supply Chain Insights

We are beginning to follow up with references in preparation for our 2018 Trade Promotion Vendor Technology Study which is scheduled to publish in the mid-October timeframe. Digital transformation is evident in the vendor landscape for trade promotion management today.

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Making Your TMS a Rallying Point for the IoT

3GTMS

IoT refers to the physical network of vehicles, buildings, devices and other items that are increasingly connected. There’s a lot of buzz about the Internet of Things, or IoT. I also consider people and applications like an ERP or WMS to be part of the IoT.