December, 2019

Supply Chain Predictions 2020: Uncertainty Demands Resilience

ToolsGroup

It’s been an interesting decade for supply chain: just when you think things can’t get any crazier, a new extreme weather event, political drama or tech start-up pops up, disrupting entire industries.

[PODCAST] End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: The Always Evolving Quest Driven by Tech

Cerasis

Listen to “End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: The Always Evolving Quest Driven by Technology” on Spreaker.

How to excel in last mile delivery

DELMIA Quintiq

Sixty-one percent of consumers said the availability of same-day delivery would make them more loyal to a retailer, yet only one percent would be willing to pay for full delivery costs.

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Keeping Strong Supply Chain Talent: Five Things You Shouldn't Ignore

River Logic

To make matters worse, many millennials don't see the supply chain profession as cool, and numerous companies are guilty of undervaluing supply chain professionals. Here are five things to know that can help you respond to these challenges. Supply Chain Supply Chain Excellence Supply Chain Talent

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Benefits of Digitally Transforming Supply Chain Planning in the Life Sciences Industry

Logility

Today’s life sciences supply chain is constantly changing as complex market forces including regulations, advances in technology, continued globalization, and ever-increasing customer demands combine to create new challenges.

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3 Simple (But Effective) Ways to Modernize Your Supply Chain

The Network Effect

The post 3 Simple (But Effective) Ways to Modernize Your Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Inventory Management Network Business Supply Chain Management Technology Visibility Warehousing asset tracking identification traceability

4 Pillars to Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain with Yatish Desai

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:41] Tell us a little bit about where you’re from and what you do. I’m Yatish Desai, managing director with KPMG. I’ve been with them for ten years. I’m also the US leader for their transportation, logistics, and distribution service offering.

Transportation Management Systems: Overcoming Implementation Challenges

3GTMS

A transportation management system (TMS) is one of the most transformative supply chain management technologies that a 3PL, shipper or broker can implement: It saves an organization 8-10 percent in freight cost on average, delivering one of the strongest ROIs of any supply chain software.

How Procurement can help to drive Supplier-led innovation

ivalua

Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer, Ivalua. In today’s competitive business landscape, consumers demand a continuous cycle of new products and services, and the gap between each launch is shrinking. This means companies are under more pressure than ever to innovate at pace.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

From Field to Fork

Logility

Accelerate your Food and Beverage Business through End-to-End Supply Chain Capabilities. I have worked as a supply chain practitioner in a number of industries, but have found the supply chain challenges in the food & beverage industry to be some of the toughest to address.

Managing the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain with Technology

PINC

New webinar discusses the current trends in the food supply chain space and the role that technology is playing in the modern-day cold chain. . The temperature-controlled supply chain or “cold chain” has always faced unique challenges.

Sustainability: Part 1 – The Drivers for Global Supply Chain Managers

The Network Effect

The post Sustainability: Part 1 – The Drivers for Global Supply Chain Managers appeared first on The Network Effect. Supply Chain Management Sustainability Transportation

Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays?

Talking Logistics

The holidays are about many things, including gathering with family and friends for holiday meals. Since produce and fresh ingredients are typically key for holiday meals, safely transporting these temperature-sensitive items, delivering them on time and in full, and keeping them freshly stocked on store shelves is vitally important for food retailers. This, combined with. Read more Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays?

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Riding smoothly over bumpy terrain: Managing tariffs in the automotive supply chain

Kinaxis

by Manda Schweitzer-Miller. The uncertainty around tariffs and trade wars have left many supply chain professionals feeling confused and overwhelmed. What is going to be imposed and when? How is this going to impact my organization? What costs are we going to incur and how can we manage them?

A New Approach to Supply Chain Planning Software: Try Before You Buy!

Logistics Viewpoints

While the SaaS era is better for customers, nothing beats a try before you buy program. Indeed, when it comes to enterprise software this is so rare it counts as radical business innovation. But that is exactly the deal Mayne Pharma got from Vanguard Software for their demand planning application.

Could drones rescue the ailing air cargo industry?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our contribution to Air Cargo World – It seems hardly a week goes by without news of another drone delivery trial. While these stories are fascinating, they are also polarizing, often pitting analysts against one another in terms of the viability of drones in last-mile deliveries.

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Dock Scheduling Software Implementation: How to Maximize ROI

C3 Solutions

Any shipper can make improvements through technology. Advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) , advanced analytics, big data, and software-as-a-service platforms have transformed the traditional supply chain functions from internal, isolated operations into beacons of efficiency.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Industrial IoT: Supporters and Skeptics

Enterra Insights

Much of what people read or hear about the Internet of Things (IoT) pertains to non-commercial home usage, like smart doorbells, smart lights, smart thermostats, and so forth. As cool as those “things” are, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is more important for the economy.

Blockchain in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, no other technology has generated so much hype, and so much confusion, as blockchain. Why is there so much interest in blockchain? Where are we today with blockchain adoption in supply chain management? Will blockchain replace or coexist with existing network-based platforms? Those are some of the key questions. Read more Blockchain in Supply Chain Management. The post Blockchain in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

New report: End-to-end planning is “first major step” in tariff and trade management

Kinaxis

by Sarah Harkins The days of preparing for new trade policies are over. For decades, companies were given advance notice of coming tariff announcements, with time to adapt to the upcoming changes. But that has changed in today’s “tweet today, implement tomorrow” pace of business.

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How to Find Supply Chain Workers Amid a Labor Shortage

AFFLINK

Times are tough for companies looking for supply chain workers. As Baby Boomers retire and more high school seniors are pursuing four-year college degrees, the blue-collar workforce is shrinking , creating a labor shortage.

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Chainalytics’ Sustainable Packaging Solution for Global HVAC Company Wins Supply Chain Sustainability Award

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (December 11, 2019) — Chainalytics, a recognized global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence, announced that it is a proud recipient of the 2019 Green Supply Chain Award chosen by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation.

Perspectives on the Global Trade Environment: A Panel Discussion

NC State SCRC

On December 5, 2019, we held a panel discussion that focused on different perspectives related to global trade.

Digital Path to Purchase Decreases Retailers’ Reliance on Holiday Shopping

Enterra Insights

Traditionally the holiday shopping season has been a make-or-break time for retailers. It’s still important, but Lauren Thomas ( @laurenthomas ) reports, “Coresight Research … says the holiday season is becoming ‘less important’ for retailers, with more shopping taking place online throughout the year. … It said the holiday season accounted for almost 24% of all retailers’ sales in the late 1990s, but is closer to 21% today.

What is Your Legacy?

Supply Chain Nation

Nayana Kishore is a support lead on JDA’s Customer Success team, based in Hyderabad, India. Today she writes of a life-changing experience she had during a recent business trip.

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.