Meeting Supply Chain Expectations

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Consumers’ experiences are now driving their professional expectations, and this is driving modernization across every industry, perhaps none more so than supply chain. Today manufacturers are investing in digital supply chain technologies that enable total visibility, from end to end. With the rise of Amazon, Uber, and home IoT products, consumer expectations for real-time visibility and connectivity have never been higher.

Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2019

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ARC Advisory Group 2019 supply chain trends of the year include: Global Trade and Tariffs; Logistics Labor Shortages and Automation; The “Digital Supply Chain” as the Logistics Technology Concept of the Year; expansion of Machine Learning and AI Enhancements. With taxes and duties accounting for a substantial portion of cost of goods sold, it is likely that companies will be reevaluating the impact on their global supply chains.

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Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

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While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes. With 7 percent of America’s gross domestic product (GDP) tied up in inventory, reports the 21 st Century Supply Chain Blog , your organization must go beyond the analytics and understand the broad impact of analytics in your company. Supply Chain Warehouse

The Digital Supply Chain Meets The Digital WMS

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Supply chain operation management has always been a challenge. In the past a slightly disjointed supply chain got the job done. As long as costs could be kept in line, this nonlinear supply chain process worked.

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).

Six Steps to a More Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain

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They expect organizations to meet a certain set of ethical standards, and supply chains aren’t exempt from scrutiny Consumers are more conscientious about their purchases than ever before.

The Digital Supply Chain: How Are Supply Chain Managers Responding?

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How do you define the digital supply chain? Most supply chains have been involved in digital processes for years. Managers Automate Processes to Respond to the Digital Supply Chain. Another aspect of response to the digital supply is training.

Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit

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I haven’t attended an industry conference over the past year, or participated in a client meeting, where blockchain — along with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning — hasn’t been part of the conversation. IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit.

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

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Others add traditional licensed software or add-ons to the existing ERP to improve efficiencies, but when these solutions meet the outside world, they stumble for a number of reasons. Supply Chain Operating Networks offer a level of sophistication missing in EDI and typical B2B networks.

Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation

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As consumers continue to purchase goods at greater frequency and trade regulations become more complex, supply chain professionals are striving to establish end-to-end control of their business operations. The modern-day supply chain begs for visibility throughout the entire chain, from point of order, to packaging, shipping, and delivery. One vital component that pieces together the visibility puzzle is the quality of data in the supply chain network.

The “Rights” and “Mores” of Supply Chain Execution

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Whether you’re talking about the Amazon Effect and the rapid growth of e-commerce, the changing global trade management landscape, or what’s happening on the technology front, it’s clear that the rules for success in supply chain management are changing. The Six “Rights” of Supply Chain Execution. Chief Supply Chain Officers must manage each of these functions to ensure end-to-end supply chain performance. Supply Chain “Mores”.

Selecting new software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle

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Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. 84% of respondents in a 2017 study stated that they want an affordable network design solution, but only 54% of them thought available tools meet their price expectation.

7 Reasons Why the Supply Chain Matters to Business Success

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The success of your business links inextricably to the performance of your supply chain. you have to make your supply chain successful too. Supply Chain and Business Success By the Numbers. The Top 7 Supply Chain Points to Address for Business Success.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Circular Supply Chain Vs. Linear Supply Chain: An Evolution

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In a sense, these common occurrences reveal how much of an impact the concept of a circular economy and thusly, the circular supply chain is having on consumers. What is the Circular Supply Chain? Driving Forces of the Circular Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Technology Integration: Making the New Technology & Legacy Systems’ Marriage Last

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Your organization should invest in and manage supply chain technology integration, making the most out of your existing technology and new investments these steps. . Do More Than Talk about Collaboration; Work Together on Supply Chain Technology Integration.

Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains

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Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains | Transportfolio. Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains | Transportfolio. I’ve learned our customers need a robust and flexible network to handle their increasing complex supply chains.

Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility

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You may have very good visibility in some areas of your supply chain, but have poor visibility or blind spots in other areas such as transportation. Supply Chain Visibility Gaps. John noted that the complexity of supply chain operations is a key factor, especially now that more companies must deal with international shipments such as ocean freight. Whatever your goals are, assess your ability to meet those goals.”.

Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holidays

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For most companies with supply chains to manage, the holiday season from Halloween through New Year’s Eve is an incredibly busy time. To meet this increased demand, businesses employ a number of tactics.

What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management?

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Intelligent supply chain management can reduce costs, improve profitability, and enable competitive advantage for your organization. From the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to the use of the internet of Things, explains i-Scoop , intelligent supply chain management is changing the game for traditional warehouses, retailers, consumers, and employees alike. Fear and Poor Change Management Prevent Successful Implementation of Intelligent Supply Chain Management.

Industry Trend on the Rise for Supply Chain and Logistics: Automation

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According to EFT’s Supply Chain Hot Trends to Watch for in 2019 , one of the most significant trends that we should be paying attention to this year is automation. Supply Chain and Logistics is Embracing New Technologies. How to Prepare for Automation in the Supply Chain.

Supply Chain as a Competitive Asset

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As technology evolves and demand increases, supply chain managers are facing new challenges particularly as they attempt to compete on a global level. Traditional supply chain operations utilizing an optimization engine based on a single network can no longer provide the service that businesses and consumers require. What can supply chain leaders do […]. The post Supply Chain as a Competitive Asset appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving

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per pound for turkey might seem like an expense, but that cost and bird reflects more about the supply chain’s functions than you realize. More grocers operating mean the supply. Logistics Supply ChainThe turkey is out of the oven. Rolls are on the table.

Transportation Supply Chains: On-Demand Digital Freight Matching

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Experts believe that through digital freight matching, transportation supply chains can open a new way of driving efficiency and visibility. Advancements in technology have created many opportunities for transportation supply chains to develop game changing digital tools. Emerging platforms such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have enabled supply chains to improve efficiencies and visibility. Logistics & Supply Chain Awareness

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

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Of course, we live in a high technology powered supply chain world, but often, as we noted in our 5 Upfront LTL Tips post, if you don’t remember the basics and best practices, no technology is going to fix those issues, but only make them more apparent. Trusting your Supply Chain.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

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Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money. Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit.

3 things supply chain leaders can do to leverage talent for the digital supply chain

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AIMMS has been active in the supply chain space for over 28 years. The skills of the past are no longer sufficient to meet the demands of today’s complex, fast- moving digital environment , or prepare for the future.

For Your Supply Chain KPIs to be Meaningful, Apply Some Golden Rules

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9 Golden Rules for Meaningful Supply Chain KPIs. I’ve written many posts on this blog about the importance of having a supply chain strategy that’s aligned with the overall business plan, and why it is a mistake to have misaligned strategies.

Supply Chain Finances: How Does Your Cash Flow Impact Your Supply Chain?

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Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Ty Kiisel who shows us how you can be affected by your supply chain finances. . Every business, including manufacturing operations, rely on cash flow to meet important needs like fueling growth and keeping the manufacturing process rolling forward.

Supply Chain Best Practices: 5 Keys to Running a Synchronized Supply Chain

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Editor Note: Today's Blog is from Darren Palfrey, the CEO at Gravity Supply Chain who shares the 5 supply chain best practices to keep your supply chain synchronized. Failing to meet perfect order fulfillment can lead to catastrophic costs for your business.

[Infographic] The State of Supply Chains: The Supply Chain Has Gone Digital

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We are continuing what will become a tradition of re-evaluating the progress of supply chains throughout the year in relation to our predictions, as explained by this blog post. Let’s look at how supply chains kept up with expectations and where they fell short, if at all.

Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

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But, how do supply chain leaders and managers ensure their omnichannel supply chain is working. The answer lies using these omnichannel supply chain metrics to carefully track and improve operations continuously. Rather than referring to each channel when speaking about the omnichannel supply chain, it is easier to think of each channel as segmenting your inventory, explains Ben Ames of DC Velocity. Key Performance Indicators Supply Chain

The Future of Supply Chain: It’s Time to Start Managing Supply Chains for the Future, Not the Past

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The future of supply chain management is filled with technologically empowered, happy, satisfied workers, faster workflows, synchronous systems, robotics, millennials, and even more millennials. Supply chain managers face many challenges in the digital age. Growth in the supply chain requires an understanding of today’s technologies and a clear strategy for overcoming obstacles and bringing systems together. The Supply Chain Talent Gap.

Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management?

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As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management. Fortunately, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and fully integrated supply chain systems have the potential to meet these demands, and e-commerce will effectively change supply chain management forever. Although effective in the supply chains of the past, the effects of e-commerce require more than this siloed approach.

Blockchain and Supply Chain Analytics: Impact of Small to Large Supply Chains

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The value of blockchain and supply chain Analytics is Undisputed, and the capabilities of blockchain Technology are starting to become available two small and midsize businesses, as well as large corporations, such as Walmart. Blockchain Data Supply Chain Technology

Supply Chain Trial by Jury

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After the trial was over, I wrote the following post highlighting the parallels between a jury trial and supply chain. What I want to talk about today are the parallels I saw between a jury trial and supply chain. Bringing together a diverse group of citizens to determine the facts and render a verdict is not unlike bringing a group of people from different functional groups together in a monthly S&OP meeting to determine “one version of the truth.”.