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Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

You know that great feeling you get when you have an expert getting the job done? More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive supply chain planning processes.

Reinventing Organizations to Drive Agility in the Digital Age

AIMMS

Could self-organization make your supply chain more agile? . McKinsey estimates that roughly 14% of the global workforce will have to switch occupational categories by the year 2030. Addressing the skills gap to deal with the fast pace of automation and digitization is extremely important.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Next Recession?

Logility

Economic recessions occur about every nine years which means the next one is already overdue. A very good leading indicator of an imminent recession is the interest rate spread between the 10-year and 2-year U.S. Treasury bond.

What's the Difference between S&OP and IBP?

River Logic

While most agree that adding a financial aspect enhances S&OP, there's often a completely different understanding about its importance. So, let's dig a bit deeper to understand the difference between S&OP and IBP. What Is S&OP?

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How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Ivalua Expands Executive Team with Addition of Pascal Bensoussan as Chief Product Officer

ivalua

Newly created role to accelerate innovation and growth. Pascal Bensoussan , Chief Product Officer, Ivalua. Redwood City, CA – August 21, 2019 – Ivalua, a global leader in spend management , today announced that Pascal Bensoussan has joined its Executive team as Chief Product Officer.

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Big Ideas in Supply Chain | Keysight Technologies: Risk recovery after a natural disaster

Kinaxis

by Sarah Harkins Imagine that three natural disasters hit your global supply chain within three years. For Keysight Technologies, this isn’t a hypothetical scenario.

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The Toll of Your Private Fleet on Network Modeling

CHAINalytics

A recent project of mine in the New York City metro area highlighted a cost driver with an unexpected material impact on the accuracy of private fleet modeling: tolls.

Procurement Edge Summit, ITC Maurya, New Delhi, September 5 2019

ivalua

Ivalua is proud to be the Title Sponsor for Procurement Edge Summit in ITC Maurya, New Delhi on 5 September 2019. Procurement Edge Summit is the key opportunity for procurement leaders across all industry sectors to examine issues and share insights and best practices. The Summit will feature insightful & high-level presentations and keynote from influential leaders in procurement and supply chain space.

Editor’s Choice: Maintaining Healthy Profit Margins Through Technology and Creative Processes

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This blog comes from MercuryGate. We recently had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the 81st Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Annual Conference.

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.

Are you building walls instead of bridges?

BluJay Solutions

Supply chains thrive off effective relationships, but achieving that is a challenge that all too often is imperfectly mastered. “Collaboration and working together ensure that a partnership is mutually beneficial,” says BluJay’s Director, Sales, Richard Tucker.

Data, Cognitive Technology, and Industry 4.0

Enterra Insights

There is continued buzz about Industry 4.0 — the nickname adopted for the ongoing fourth industrial revolution. Anant Kale ( @anantkale ), Co-Founder and CEO of AppZen, explains, “The first industrial revolution mechanized production using steam power, the second gave us the assembly line for mass production, and the third industrial revolution gave us advanced automation using IT and electronics.

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What is Click and Collect? (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. World Class E-Commerce Fulfillment Design Principles (Infographic). Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Simon Pleass at 2flow.ie.

How Master Data Affects Company's Success In Logistics Industry

Abivin

In today’s business world, whether it is a business corporation, a non-profit organization or a governmental agency, data is the heart of every company in operating, managing, or referencing.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Trade War: Can Tensions Between the U.S. and China Lead to Changes in the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

The continuing trade war between the United States and China is intensifying, leading to supply chains proceeding with caution. . Changes in the global supply chain? China’s recent announcement to halt the purchase of U.S.

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Keeping Your Career Fresh

Supply Chain Nation

JDA customer relationship manager Jennifer (Baker) Suckey has taken lessons learned while working at Nordstrom – whose brand is synonymous with customer service excellence – and applied them to a successful career at JDA.

The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Overview! What You Need to Know! Video). The Digital Supply Chain , or Supply Chain 4.0, is the future.

Walmart Sales Analytics – Inside the Insights

SupplyPike

In the world of retail, sales is king. Therefore, each retailer tends to use similar sales metrics with a few exceptions. Walmart, as the world’s largest retailer by revenue, uses some of the most well-known sales measurements.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

The Changing Landscape of Real Estate in the Logistics Industry

Logistics Bureau

This article delves into the changes that new commercial business models, customer expectations, and technology are bringing about in the logistics environment, focusing particularly on how those changes are impacting the planning, procurement, design, layout, and operation of distribution centres.

Top 3 Most Common Inventory Control Policies

The Smart Software

Get Ready For Back-To-School Shopping: Online vs In-Store

Clear Spider

Welcome back! As mentioned last week, we will dive deeper into online versus in-store back-to-school shopping. Back-to-school shopping is starting earlier and getting crazier driving some shoppers to choose to shop online instead of facing the busy crowds.

The environmental and social value of Vertical Farming

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Christopher Tang. . We are facing an unprecedented food supply crisis. United Nations released a report in August 2019 warning that the world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates” for many reasons. First, the world’s population is projected to grow from 7.5

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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.

Four Common Challenges Facing The Manufacturing Industry In 2019

IQMS

The manufacturing industry continues to show strong resiliency, shaking off global trade uncertainty, finding ingenious workarounds to its labor crisis, while still innovating new products using design-to-manufacture workflows.

You Don’t Have Time to Neglect Worker Safety

Supply Chain Brain

Companies can’t afford not to put a premium on the safety of their workers in global supply chains

Why Omnichannel Supply Chain Success Depends on Inventory Optimization

Veridian Solutions

All businesses want to achieve success, but omnichannel supply chain success requires a comprehensive level of oversight and control in your operation. Omnichannel orders may come from anywhere, so significant risks exist. However, inventory optimization can solve these challenges.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Christopher Tang. . We do know that we should put recyclable items in the recycle bin so that these items can be recycled into new materials. But do we know if these items will actually be recycled?

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.