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.

Technology Reference Model for Stage 5 Maturity Supply Chain Planning

E2open

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.

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APICS 2018 Will Provide New Insights As Always

CHAINalytics

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

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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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 www.allyo.com hello@allyo.com Bias is a problem we.

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

Cerasis

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

What Are the KPIs of a Transportation Management System

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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.

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.

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

Cerasis

There was a time when tactical freight management referred solely to the day-to-day operations that occurred.read More. The current freight market continues to ramp up in anticipation of the most active returns season of the year.

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 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).

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 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.

How Brexit Affects Cloud-based EDI Solutions Vendors

Descartes

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.

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

Kuebix

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

Descartes

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

Descartes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

20:20] Reputation and References: Ask them for references and talk to some of their current customers. [00:20] Opening / Introduction. AJ Khanijow is the founder and CEO of Fulfyld, an e-commerce fulfillment company that specializes in B2C shipments and home delivery.

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” […].

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.

How Important is the Internal Supply Chain?

All Things Supply Chain

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?

Freight Analytics That Will Enhance Productivity

Cerasis

Freight analytics refers to a set of algorithms that meticulously comb through the mountain of freight data to unlock its potential. According to Research & Markets, their value is further evidenced by their growth.

Out-of-Stocks: Finding a Way Out

C3 Solutions

Refer to Part 3 of the Food & Grocery Series for more information.

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Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

Kinaxis

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.

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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What Are Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?

Cerasis

According to Ben Ames of DC Velocity , dark warehouses refer to the full automation of material handling equipment, warehouse execution systems , and automatic identification of inventory and shipments. The word ‘dark’ refers to the lack of human input in the facility.

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11 Characteristics of Supply Chain Excellence

All Things Supply Chain

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