May, 2019

5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains

Cerasis

The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe.

ToolsGroup Names David Barton General Manager of North America

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (May 13, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, announced today that David Barton has joined ToolsGroup as the new general manager of North America.

S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Yawn. I spent time this week completing reference calls on the use of S&OP technologies. Seeking the next sequel in technology adoption, I want to write how the confluence of new technologies changed companies’ abilities to improve decisions.

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S&OP – 13 Years On, What Have We Learned and What Has Changed?

AIMMS

In December 2006, I published an article titled “ S&OP or just good supply chain planning ?” The article looked at what Sales and Operations Planning is, what it isn’t, and whether companies were on the right path to implementing it. I wondered: is S& OP just too hard to implement ?

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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.

Ingredients of a Successful Supply Chain: Transparency, Visibility, and Traceability

Talking Logistics

As the world becomes a more digitally-enabled community of people, things, and services, technology will be embedded in almost everything. People will leverage analytics engines, machine learning, internet-connected sensors, and more to fundamentally boost efficiencies everywhere.

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What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More

Cerasis

Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability. In recent months, conversations about how to improve forecasting in the supply chain have focused on a subject: demand sensing.

A Look at Direct v. Indirect Supplier Management in Three Industries

ivalua

Doug Keeley, Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua. The most fundamental spend categorization in Procurement is the line between direct and indirect spend, but one effort that transcends this split is supplier management.

The Absolut Company: Balancing Service and Inventory Creates a Delicious Mix

ToolsGroup

The world’s #2 selling vodka brand leaves nothing to chance when it comes to quality and sustainability. Here’s how they teamed up with ToolsGroup partner Optilon for a seamless supply chain planning process.

Planning accuracy…can you get too much of a good thing?

AIMMS

F ulfilling the need for resi lience to change in long – term planning while providing accuracy in short – term planning can improve business performance and reduce stress levels. . Attempting to forecast the unforecastable is a tendency of many supply chain professionals.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries.

How Logistics Is Proving that Amazon Needs to Be Regulated

Freightos

A version of this article originally appeared on JOC.com. . A few days ago, Amazon announced one day delivery plans.

How More Effective Inbound Logistics Management Improves Procurement in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Making changes that promote effective inbound logistics management can have a significant impact on your organization’s procurement department and team members.

Have You Missed the Most Valuable Aspect of Your Transportation Management Solution?

Descartes

Adrian Gonzalez , industry expert and host of an online video talk show and blog Talking Logistics, connects with Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes for insights from benchmarking studies Descartes conducted about getting the most value from transportation management systems. Overview: Whether you run a fleet or purchase transportation, the value of transportation management extends well beyond the transportation department.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

ToolsGroup to Showcase Service-Driven Supply Chain Planning at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019

ToolsGroup

American Tire Distributors (ATD) to Highlight How It Worked with ToolsGroup to Tackle Forecasting and Inventory Challenges with S&OP.

Applying Lean 6 Sigma Principles to the Supply Chain

Logility

Fifteen years ago, I worked for a company that embraced Lean 6 Sigma as a core operating fundamental. Just about every member of the management team was a Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt and many had attained a level of Master Black Belt.

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Health Check Your Supply Chain for Inefficiencies

Talking Logistics

Even in 2019 many companies still underestimate the importance of their global supply chain and above all, how their logistics and supply chain performance can beneficially impact their marketing, ultimately leading to healthier financial results.

Toward a more effective supply chain

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing In its recent e-book, The Path to Modern Supply Chain Planning – Why the Shift from Siloed to Collaborative Is Worth the Journey , Kinaxis identifies the warning signs of ineffective planning as follows: Siloed thinking. Disconnected execution. Lack of executive focus.

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.

Are Supply Chain Executives Prepared For a Supply Chain Talent Crisis?

Cerasis

The supply chain talent crisis is a significant problem that will cause widespread disruption in the industry. More workers are retiring, and there are just not enough members from the newer generations interested in the industry.

Understanding and Tackling Societal Grand Challenges through SCM Research

SCM Research

The Academy of Management Journal’s previous editorial team defined its term with a thematic emphasis on “grand challenges”, and called for research through editorials on a wide array of topics that explored global problems including climate change, aging societies, natural resources, societal resilience, digital workforce, digital money, and gender inequality among others, as well as methodological approaches with which to tackle them.

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Cloud and SaaS: A Perfect Match for Enterprise Labeling

Loftware

The cloud and SaaS in particular may enhance enterprise labeling. Supply Chain Labeling

Ten Pillars of an Effective Network Platform

The Network Effect

Laying the foundations for longer term value, innovation and agility In previous posts, we’ve looked at what multi-enterprise/multi-party networks are, The post Ten Pillars of an Effective Network Platform appeared first on The Network Effect.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

From supply chain survival to leader: How you can follow Lenovo’s lead and find success during an acquisition

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater. Ben Massie from @Lenovo talking transitioning from #survivalmode to #leadership mode at #GartnerSCC. pic.twitter.com/TXmFojVBHZ. Alexa Cheater (@Alexa_Cheater) May 13, 2019.

Why Shippers Are Focusing on Inbound Logistics Visibility to Become Shipper of Choice

Cerasis

Improving supply chain visibility is a goal of most organizations, but inbound freight is much more than simple dock scheduling.

The Digital Supply Chain Transformation

SCM Research

“Accelerating technology and automation are resulting in wholesale transformation of the supply chain profession.” ” This is the key message of EY’s new report, titled Supply Chain: Skills for the Digital Era. It is not long, but definitely a good read.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.