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5 Best Practices for Transportation Network Optimization

Remember your last car trip? You spent all that time planning your route to maximize the sights you would see. Then you organized your equipment and snacks and packed the car just right so everything was easily accessible. Can you imagine what would have happened if you went to leave and the car didn’t start? Now your whole itinerary is thrown off, you have to call roadside assistance, change the hotel reservations, not the way to start a great vacation. The analogy to the transportation leg of your supply chain is clear—if you neglect one segment the whole system can come crashing down. In order to optimize your end-to-end supply chain, you need to pay close attention to the transportation network. This is often the place where systems break down and costs can spiral out of control. On the other hand, just as doing preventative maintenance on your car eliminates the possibility of the failure of your vacation, >>

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09 Jul 2020
lue Yonder and WMG, University of Warwick Study: Only 15% of Global Retailers’ Supply Chains are Prescriptive or Autonomous
 

Retailers are overly reliant on spreadsheets and legacy processes, but plan to embrace AI and Machine Learning to drive real-time pricing, planning and strategy   Most global retailers are only at an early stage of digital supply chain adoption, according to a new report from Blue Yonder and

 
Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder

09 Jul 2020
5 Myths About Industry 4.0
 

Whenever a new idea or technology comes along, there’s always a mixture of real insight and hype. With Industry 4.0—the fourth industrial revolution that’s poised to build new manufacturing paradigms out of automation and machine-to-machine communication—things are no differe

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

09 Jul 2020
Creating the 21st Century Automotive Supply Chain: Complexity #1 - Accelerating rapid innovation and flexibility through collaboration
 

With newly introduced climate legislation, a fast growing environmentally conscious consumer base, and the push for automation creating new needs and challenges, auto manufacturers seek to rapidly introduce innovation and leading-edge features to consumer markets, all while ensuring vehicle safety.

 
Tara Merry
Infor

09 Jul 2020
Supply chain transparency in modern food & beverage manufacturing: Building consumer trust
 

Achieving supply chain transparency across the food value chain is an increasingly complex process as many food and beverage companies are dependent on a multitude of suppliers with varying levels of supply chain sophistication. In this blog series we will dig deeper into the processes and technolog

 
Mikael Bengtsson
Infor

19 Jun 2020
Moving Inventory Planning Beyond the Spreadsheet
 

Let’s say you’re moving into a new home, and you want to keep track of all your furniture, books, housewares, and other stuff in order to make the moving process more efficient. What’s the first thing you do. Well, you might start be creating an Excel spreadsheet to create a regist

 
Brian Hoey
flexis


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Last update 2 Jul 2020
Record rise in manufacturing PMI amid looser COVID-19 restrictions
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Retail

The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...


Is the Automotive Supply Chain Ready for Electric Cars?

Remember the “paperless office?” Back in the early days of computing for the masses, and particularly after the invention of the public internet, it was all any of the pundits could talk about. They expoun...


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Contracting: Beyond the Basics
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Fundamentals of Strategic Sourcing
     Denver, CO
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Big Data Applications and Analytics in Supply Chain Management
     Chicago, IL
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2020
Performance-Based Statements of Work (SOWs): Maximize Supplier Performance
     Dallas, TX
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Resisting Price Increases and Implementing Cost Improvement Initiatives
     Chicago, IL

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PPG INDUSTRIES, LTD.

Company Established in 1883, PPG Industries manufactures protective and decorative coatings, sealants, adhesives, metal pretreatment products, flat glass, fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiberglass products, and...

The role of strategic purchasing and supply management in risk management

Value generators and value protectors. Procurement’s profile in organisations is on the increase. A wider spend remit is being influenced and internal barriers are being broken. Some of the most valuable assets the...


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