June, 2021

Supply Chain Talent Shortage Demystified

ToolsGroup

In this episode of 3 Minutes in the Loop, ToolsGroup’s General Manager for North America David Barton breaks down the reasons why there is a supply chain talent shortage, and the role of automation in the shift from tactical activities to more strategic and long-term priorities for planners.

How a 3PL Empowers Shippers With LTL Transportation Stability

GlobalTranz

Disruption has been the name of the game for more than a year as carriers continue to see overarching demands for their services increase.

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Considering Cloud/On-Premise, Collaborative Operations and IIoT for Manufacturing Execution

DELMIA Quintiq

In a previous blog post , we discussed the crucial need for manufacturers to digitalize shop floor operations and how a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) solution can be a high-value starting point to achieve this transformational goal.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Strategy

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Welcome to the Strategy edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan, Make, Deliver, Digital & HR overview articles can be found here.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

My Response to SAP. Bigger, But Not The Answer We Need

Supply Chain Shaman

Mine is bigger than yours. Who cares, I say? This week, SAP announced the intention to build business communities to drive improved outcomes. I say, “About time.” ” However, when I get into the substance of the release , “I say not so fast.”

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For Distributors, Mitigating Supply Uncertainty Begins with a Better Forecast

ToolsGroup

Distribution industry supply chains have always been squeezed between manufacturers and their customers; facing increased competitive threats, escalating SKU counts, and expanding ecommerce. Today distributors are navigating increasingly unpredictable supplier lead times and availability.

2021 Produce Season Transportation Capacity Outlook and How to Navigate the Market

GlobalTranz

Following a year of disruption, the tidal wave of shortages seems to be a recurring theme. The construction market is at an all-time high, and the weather seems all but willing to cooperate.

Decision Yield and Other Disruptive Metrics

DELMIA Quintiq

In this final blog on agility and why you should consider becoming an agilist to survive the new completion (of the continuous mention) of the application of enterprise decision management systems (EDMS) from Taylor and Raden cited in the first blog, I turn to the metric of agility and a new ROI metric of decision yield.

Agile Supply chain – How RPA and Intelligent Automation is building the next frontier for Logistics Industry

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Register for the LIVE Webinar on July 8, 2021 Thursday at 11:00am. What exactly is RPA and is this a technology that is within reach for small and large supply chains, 3PL’s and shippers or just hype?

Why Should You Combine Data Science and Modeling When Assessing Your Risk Management?

Speaker: Dr. Ken Fordyce, Solutions Director, Supply Chain and Advanced Analytics at Arkieva

COVID-19 direct and ancillary events have put risk management and rapid intelligent response (RIR), or sense and respond (SAR), front and center in the supply chain world. Join this incredible webinar with Dr. Ken Fordyce, Solutions Director, Supply Chain and Advanced Analytics at Arkieva, and learn about the ongoing challenge of implementing RIR to improve organizational performance with better decisions.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – HR/People

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Welcome to the HR or people edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan, Make, Deliver & Digital overview articles can be found here. Each discipline is a key room in the Enchange Supply Chain House which provides a guide to your supply chain improvement journey.

Collaborative Intelligence: A Supply Chain Imperative That ERP Systems Cannot Fulfill

Logility

All the signs were there. People just weren’t paying attention. How many times do we tell ourselves that we should have known that something good or bad would happen? Well, the same line of thinking is running across supply chain leaders’ minds after seeing how interconnected their supply chains are.

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How to Select Supply Chain Planning Software

ToolsGroup

Selecting the right supply chain planning technology isn’t simply about solving a current challenge. The implications are much broader–if you implement the wrong software, you hinder your organization’s overall supply chain strategy and business objectives.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Why an Expert 3PL With Strict Security Measures Is Key to Success

GlobalTranz

Cyberattacks seem to be growing in prevalence and severity, particularly those around the major supply chains in the US, including both the fuel supply chain and the food supply chain.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Key Tools and Technologies to Build the Warehouse of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

Warehouse management is no longer the static element in the supply chain, but an area that’s ready for smart transformation. In an experience economy, customers want goods made to order and delivered as soon as possible, in a way that suits their flexible lifestyles.

The Coffee Pot Conversation That Will Not Happen

Supply Chain Shaman

View Post. I miss the work conversations by the coffee pot. Especially the old-fashioned ones that forced teams to linger and talk with colleagues as the coffee brewed. The smell and the sounds enticed me to hold my warm mug and stay a little longer.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Digital

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Welcome to the Digital edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan, Make & Deliver overview articles can be found here. Each discipline is a key room in the Enchange Supply Chain House which provides a guide to your supply chain improvement journey.

Logility and Clarkston Consulting Accelerate Supply Chain Transformation

Logility

Partnership Helps Consumer Products, Food and Beverage, and Life Sciences Industries Turn Supply Chain Challenges into Opportunities for Growth and Success. ATLANTA – June 15, 2021 – Logility, Inc.,

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Why a Software Proof of Concept (POC) Is Better than an RFI

ToolsGroup

A proof of concept (POC) is an increasingly common method to select the best supply chain software vendor for your company, yet many supply chain practitioners still lean on the traditional RFI (request for information) tool. Software selection is risky.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Tips for Shippers to Mitigate Cyber Attacks

Logistics Viewpoints

Cyberattacks seem to be growing in prevalence and severity, particularly those around the major supply chains in the US, including both the fuel supply chain and the food supply chain.

Manufacturing Operations Management: A High-Value Starting Point for Digital Transformation

DELMIA Quintiq

Resilient Manufacturing Blog Series, Part 1. The hunger for transformation among industry players is at an all-time high. But at the same time, organizations want lower risk options to digitalize the shop floor.

How can logistics handle disruption through supply chain resilience?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Global trade disruption will continue to happen beyond the pandemic. Managing cross-border, international supply chains with multiple, disconnected systems and manual processes indeed have many pitfalls. One misfiled declaration, missing document, or unread urgent email can block a shipment.

What Supply Chain Leaders Keep Getting Wrong

Speaker: Nader Mikhail, CEO and Founder of Elementum

Stop the insanity and get your operations in order. Eliminate the one-offs, the firefighting, and the finger-pointing. Get the fundamentals rocking, so your operations can meet their full potential. After all, the best engine in the world is useless with four flat tires. Join this amazing webinar with Nader Mikhail, CEO of Elementum, to discuss why you should never have to worry about the basics again.

Manhattan Associates Launches Active Transportation Management

Logistics Viewpoints

From a historical perspective, transportation management systems are all about freight savings. However, with the ongoing pandemic, and the resulting capacity crunch, TMS is trending more towards cost mitigation rather than savings.

Demand Sensing (and Other Secret Ingredients) for Food and Beverage Supply Chain Success

Logility

Food and beverage companies can use demand sensing to predict sudden market trends and prepare for actual supply needs. Demand fluctuations dominate the food and beverage (F&B) industry.

Conad Selects ToolsGroup’s AI-powered Sales Forecasting and Promotion Planning

ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup’s supply chain planning software allows Italy’s largest grocery retailer to improve forecast accuracy, model promotional events, and improve visibility and collaboration with cooperatives.

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FMCG Deposit Return Scheme: An Introduction

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

A quick internet search revealed 129 examples where the initials DRS are used to describe something or a body or a process. While many are obscure, very obscure, two from the sporting arena and one from IT will be familiar to many readers.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.