April, 2017

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The future of the supply chain planning profession

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha It is a great time to be a supply chain planning professional. Advances in processing power, networking, and storage aided by the enduring power of Moore’s law have opened doors for some exciting new developments in supply chain planning.

Alignment, Synchronization, Communication: Building Successful Relationships in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Supply Chain: Anything But Timeless

Supply Chain Shaman

Timeless: not affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion. Last week I was on vacation in the Caribbean. I moved on island time. It is a slower, more relaxed pace. In the process, I thought a lot about the concept of time and how it affects our daily lives.

6 Trends Shaking the Pharmaceutical Market

The Network Effect

In this post I’ll examine some of the top trends and challenges that are impacting the pharmaceutical industry. The post 6 Trends Shaking the Pharmaceutical Market appeared first on The Network Effect.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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The importance of customer service for end-to-end supply chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Supply chain rigidity could be costing you billions. Getting the right product to the right people at the right time – that’s at the heart of what demand and supply planning is all about. But as anyone who works in supply chain knows, it’s a lot easier said than done.

5 Ways a TMS Can Help You “Go Green”

Talking Logistics

Last Saturday, we celebrated Earth Day, making this an excellent time for each of us to examine our own commitment to the environment.

The Job Is Not Done

Supply Chain Shaman

Imagine driving down a dusty road for years. One without any towns, road signs, bill boards, or rest stops. Sounds boring right? I agree. This is the world of the supply chain leader driving process improvement. The road to supply chain excellence takes time and patience.

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All I Want in My Easter Basket is a Supply Chain Planning System of Record

Logility

Supply chain professionals are asked on a daily basis for what can seem like miracles: improve customer service and reduce costs, do more with less. There are only so many hours in a day and only so many days in a week!

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CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Data-Driven Culture Creates Advantages for Global Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

eCommerce is fast-paced and competitive. Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. Can you remember your first online purchase? Seems like forever ago. Today, for many of us, shopping online happens more frequently than in-store purchases.

[Video] Long-term supply chain planning system vision and strategy

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow This blog is part of a video interview series. Check out the video below as well as links to other supply chain practitioner and Kinaxis executive interviews.

Has Your Company Made TMS an Enterprise Priority?

Talking Logistics

Transportation management systems (TMS) have been around for a long time, but TMS has, historically, been down the priority list for many companies compared to other enterprise applications, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Build a future-proof Supply Chain with Self-Service Advanced Analytics

Find out how GE, Monsanto, Pirelli, Siemens, and UPS leverage supply chain data to drive a competitive edge in this new Gartner report.

Digital Transformation: It Takes a Village

Supply Chain Shaman

As I participate in technology briefings with vendors, I am trying to piece together the future of supply chain management. For me it is not clear. I believe that supply chain leaders are in the middle of step change in process innovation driven by not one, but a confluence of technologies.

Supply Chain Professional – Protector of Mother Earth

Logility

I grew up in a time when people didn’t think that often about one’s impact on nature. When the first Earth Day took place in the US in 1970, it was a very small event compared with the world-wide phenomenon it has become today.

Workforce Issues Still Top Material Handling, Logistics Sector Concern

Material Handling & Logistics

Hiring and retaining a skilled workforce continues to be the biggest obstacle facing supply chain professionals according to 63% of respondents to 2017 MHI Annual Industry report. This is up 58% in 2016. read more. Global Supply Chain Labor Management Technology & Automation News

New White Paper - The Rise Of The Digital Yard

PINC YMS

Thanks to advancements in technology including cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), drones, and mobile, yard visibility and management are now reaching new heights as the picture of the “Digital Yard” comes into very clear focus.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

It’s time for a revolution of the supply chain kind

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois There have been some pretty significant revolutions throughout history. The French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the Chinese cultural revolution – just to name a few. Well, today I’m going to talk about the need for another revolution.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

What is the #1 technology topic Descartes CEO Ed Ryan gets asked about? Drones and its future in supply chain and logistics processes.

The True Cost of ERP

The Network Effect

An interesting article by Greg Brady in Supply and Demand Chain Executive delves into the true costs of ERP. The post The True Cost of ERP appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain ERP Technology business networks

Taming the Long Tail of Inventory

Logility

Have you ever had something break only to realize the fix is an obscure part? Recently, I found myself in this very situation. My 17-year old refrigerator stopped dispensing cubed ice which required me to go through the extra effort of opening the door to grab ice from the bucket.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Defining the Digital Supply Chain is no Easy Task

Enterra Insights

There is a general consensus among analysts that businesses organized around industrial age principles need to transform into digital enterprises … Continued. The post Defining the Digital Supply Chain is no Easy Task appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Half of Suppliers Have Lost Revenue Due to Cross-Channel Challenges

Material Handling & Logistics

Forty-five percent of retailers and suppliers have lost more than $1 million in revenue due to cross-channel commerce challenges, and more than one in ten (13%) have lost more than $3 million. read more. Global Supply Chain News

The lighter side of supply chain: 10 more supply chain jokes

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois Much has changed in the world of supply chain since we published our last batch of supply chain jokes. Supply chain disruptions continue to be the norm. Cognitive computing, IoT and big data are changing the technology landscape.

Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

Shippers looking to make structural improvements within their logistics operations often immediately turn to more significant changes such as implementing new technology solutions or redesigning their distribution network in order to see the best return. While these approaches can certainly deliver a significant return on investment (ROI), other strategies that can positively impact their transportation network are often overlooked – for example, thinking more strategically about capacity.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.