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Finding the Value in Your Control Tower

Talking with supply chain leaders across the industry, it’s clear that supply chain control towers are being tasked with more and more functionality. It’s a natural evolution. After all, control towers collect and leverage large data sets from across the end-to-end supply chain. If data really is the new currency, there must be gold in those hills, right?

As it turns out, not necessarily.

As supply chain networks become more complex, siloed and disconnected systems can lead to troublesome visibility gaps across internal and external supply chains. Lacking insight across all nodes makes it increasingly difficult to interpret the impact of disruptions or opportunities across the network. For many control towers, that lack of true real time end-to-end visibility is an Achilles’ heel.

For other control tower implementations, it’s the inability to understand and leverage signals from across the digital


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02 Apr 2020
How Cloud Computing Could Impact Logistics 4.0
 

In one sense, transitioning to a full-fledged Logistics 4.0 system is always going to be more of a challenge than making Industry 4.0 a reality. Yes, Industry 4.0 requires big investments in carefully-chosen IT infrastructure and a strong commitment to visibility and connectivity, but the purview of

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

02 Apr 2020
Supply Chain Planning in the Face of Rapid Change
 

There’s little that could properly prepare the world for the magnitude of global events such as the COVID-19 global pandemic. These situations not only impact us as individuals, but often highlight critical vulnerabilities in our business processes. Supply chain planning is one process usually

 
DemandCaster
DemandCaster

01 Apr 2020
COVID-19 Risk Response: Ensuring Supply Chain Visibility & Resiliency in a Time of Need
 

In the “Mitigating the Impact of the Coronavirus on Supply Chains with Machine Learning and Real-Time Visibility” blog post earlier this month, we shared how our data science team is busy feeding data into Blue Yonder’s artificial intelligence (AI)-driven control tower to help visu

 
Desikan Madhavanur
Blue Yonder

01 Apr 2020
How Supply Chain Integration Impacts S&OP
 

Let's say you’re a chef at a fancy farm-to-table restaurant. You don’t have a set daily menu for your dinner service, focusing instead whatever fresh produce and other ingredients you can lay your hands on. This gives you a lot of room for creativity, but it also puts a lot of pressu

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

01 Apr 2020
Life sciences supply chain: COVID-19 triple threat
 

You can’t help but notice the significant run on products as people stockpile in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. For those in supply chain, it makes you think that planning has gone down the toilet. Producers of toilet paper are a prime example of the supply chain challenges we’ll see

 
Bill DuBois
kinakis


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Last update 2 Apr 2020
Output declines at fastest pace since August 2009 amid COVID-19 outbreak
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Fashion

Today’s omni-channel marketplace means competition is increasing, consumers are demanding more relevant products, inventory lifecycles are shorter and fulfillment is incredibly complex. Business conditions are constantly changing, which means you need the flexibility to adapt quickly and continu...


Golf and the art of supply chain improvement

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Education
 
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Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection & Management
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus
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APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Boot Camp
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus
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World Class Sales and Operations Planning
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Tactical Decision Making in Inventory and Supply Chain Management
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Supply Chain Risk Management
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

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HOYER: Future-Proofs System for Managing Intermodal Rail, Road, and Sea Transport to Meet High Growth Potential

HOYER is an independent family enterprise that dates back to 1946, and which has become one of the world’s leading bulk-logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics soluti...

Rethinking Supply in Food and Beverage

Global pressures on the food and beverage industry will only increase in coming years. More strategic supplier relationships will ensure you are ready for the changes.Amid rapidly transforming supply-and-demand pressures...


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