October, 2019

Supply Chain Automation Is the Cornerstone of Supply Chain Success

Cerasis

Supply chain management evolves, and supply chain leaders have a grand opportunity to leverage supply chain automation and drive success. However, many leaders approach automation with a poor understanding of its capabilities, not to mention potential risks during implementation.

Supply Chain Transformation – The Need for Speed

Logility

Synchronize, Align and Accelerate your Business through Advanced Sales & Operations Planning. The amount of change in supply chain management practices since I first became a practitioner more than 25 years ago is eye watering.

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?

AIMMS

With rising supply chain complexity, organizations are racing to improve the pace and quality of decision-making. To do this, many are relying on prescriptive analytics. According to Gartner, 11% of mid and large-sized enterprises currently have some form of prescriptive analytics.

How to Protect Your Supply Chain from Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

OneSCM

With each passing day, cybercriminals grow smarter and savvier. While your organization might practice prudent cybersecurity protocols, the fact is, your suppliers may not be as diligent.

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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.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

It has been awhile. After the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , I took the time to recharge and took a month off from writing. The presentations from the Summit are posted now on the Supply Chain Insights You Tube Channel. This blog post formed in my head as I worked with clients this month.

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Warehouse Management Analytics: What You Need to Know

Cerasis

The rise of e-commerce was a significant change for supply chain managers and leaders. Customers now have access to anything their hearts desire, and inventory management has become a new animal.

What Do Top Supply Chain Companies Know About Analytics?

River Logic

For example, why do L’Oreal and Apple consistently score notoriety over 29 other superior supply chain companies and more than 500 publicly-held ones?¹ We take a look at several reports on leading supply chain companies, specifically with the filter of advanced analytics, to highlight the answers.

Infographic: Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Digital transformation is a radical rethinking of how an organization uses technology, people, and processes to improve business performance. But even with the wealth of potential benefits, the majority of companies are still kicking the tires and looking for use cases.

The Current State of Digital Readiness: Mastering the Supply Chain Data Challenge, 29th October 2019

ivalua

According to Gartner research, “Organizations believe poor data quality to be responsible for an average of $15 million per year in losses.” ” What is the impact for you?

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Ugh. As If. Applications Are So Yesterday

Talking Logistics

“I believe in the power of shared data and technology to build a better future.” Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen probably didn’t have supply chain in mind when he said this, yet the statement resonates truer than ever in our industry.

The Hidden Solution to Most Supply Chain Problems with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:37] Please tell us a little about you and your company. I’m Ron Crabtree, CEO and Founder of MetaOps, Inc. We are located in Metro Detroit. We specialize in providing interim and contract to hire talent at the highest level.

Why Final Mile Collaboration Yields Better Results

Cerasis

As explained by Supply Chain 24/7, consumers’ expectations for faster fulfillment continue to grow, and millennials specifically are willing to pay up to 30% more to get products faster. Unfortunately, this demands a seamless, efficient supply chain process.

What is Supply Chain Management and Why is it Important?

River Logic

What many don't realize is that a significant percentage of their total costs are tied up with the supply chain, especially for those businesses that outsource manufacturing. These include: Supply Chain Management SCM Supply Chain Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Network Design

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC YMS

Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. transportation supply chain logistics trucking

The Food Supply Chain is at Risk

Logistics Viewpoints

The global food supply chain is complex, vast, and vital to human existence. For that reason, when there are disruptions to the food supply chain, it makes major headlines.

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Why Agility and Creativity are the New Vital Procurement Drivers  (but don’t sacrifice “effectiveness”)

ivalua

Peter Smith, Managing Director at Procurement Excellence Ltd. If Procurement people, functions and organisations are going to be successful, it is obvious that we have to adapt to the changing wider business and social environments.

What is concurrent planning?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater There are lots of organizations that claim to have reinvented supply chain planning. They say they simplify planning by aligning different supply chain processes or functions. There’s just one problem: None have truly reached their goal. None really do concurrent planning.

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

LTL Freight Shipments Are on the Rise…And Here’s Why

Cerasis

Regardless of the current political climate, e-commerce expansion continues, and the global supply chain has grown more interdependent than ever.

6 Benefits of Automated Yard & Dock Management to Enhance Scalability

C3 Solutions

Yard and dock management impact each operation within your supply chain. Non-standard, manual processes are among the most significant problems affecting an operation. Manual processes contribute to issues in scalability and create additional stress for your staff.

Why is Transportation Management Important?

Kuebix

Before transportation management systems (TMSs) came into the picture, nearly all logistics processes were done on paper. Shippers spent countless hours calling and emailing internal and external partners just to ship their freight. Transportation management technology changed all of that.

Help Save Mother Earth: Amazon’s New Supply Chain Sustainability Shipping Option

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon has a new supply chain sustainability shipping option. With Your Delivery Day, customers can designate a day of a week when deliveries to the home can be made. This creates consolidation and optimization opportunities which is good for Mother Earth.

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.

Crafting Complexity: How Personalization is Changing Your Supply Chain

CHAINalytics

Oktoberfest is a celebration of all things beer, when specialty beers are refined and revealed to the world. I’ve always been a draft beer guy myself, not dabbling in grapefruit lagers or coffee-enhanced stouts. But I am clearly in the minority.

Impacting the supply chain talent pipeline by expanding academic outreach

Kinaxis

by Polly Mitchell Guthrie Talent is top of mind for most executives as fuel for the future – but it is approaching a crisis in the supply chain world.

What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning?

Cerasis

With advancing demands of consumers and the steady growth of e-commerce, shippers and carriers are working to build better relationships and optimize operations. Unfortunately, the modern supply chain remains brittle, subject to the slightest of changes that could spell its doom. While that paints a dire picture, supply chain leaders have another option; they can.read More. The post What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning?

e-Freight Solutions for Air Cargo

Descartes

Julie Calcunovitch is Vice President, Air Product Management at Descartes The highly demanding and competitive nature of the supply chain industry demands proactive collaboration amongst trading partners in the air freight community. More than ever, organizations not only need to exchange data between disparate systems in an efficient manner, but also require full visibility into each and every shipment and corresponding document.

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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.