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Transportation management: focus on last-mile or global systems?

Should you standardize your many business units on a new, globally-implemented transportation management system (TMS), or do you let each business unit or region control its own TMS technology decisions?

The best answer for software cost control as well as performance improvement could be to do both.


Divide and conquer

The ”supply chain” of old is now a complex, multi-node global supply network, and businesses are more likely to serve markets and customers in multiple geographies as well.

Outbound shipments from distribution centers, warehouses and final assembly plants must deal with final-mile complexities, higher shipment frequencies with smaller shipment sizes and increasing customer expectations for faster shipment speed, in-transit visibility, and low or no shipping charges.

Regional logistics environments can differ radically. Trucking or parcel networks in Aust

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09 Jun 2020
New study provides insights into how retailers have responded to COVID-19

The study by WMG, University of Warwick and Blue Yonder examines how retailers have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure their survival The report highlights many points, particularly the need for human intervention as existing processes couldn’t keep up with changes in the market

Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder

05 Jun 2020
5 Strategies for Optimizing Your Production Planning and Scheduling

As industrial businesses in Europe slowly start to reopen, we’re guessing that a lot of businesses are having the same realization all at once: the old way of doing things isn’t necessarily going to cut it anymore. With production planning and scheduling, for instance, you might have bee

Brian Hoey

05 Jun 2020
What Makes an S&OP Process Successful?

When a particular business process isn’t yielding the results you want, there’s always something of a chicken and egg question: is your quarterly S&OP meeting, for instance, failing to have measurable results on your supply chain efficiency because individual department heads don&rsq

Brian Hoey

05 Jun 2020
The Method in the Madness Choosing the Best Demand Planning Method

Aligning demand with supply is a critical function for any company.  And it’s one with a lot of moving parts.  The right demand plan must have a balance of inputs from all areas of the company to create forecasts that accurately predict a product’s future requirements.  Th


29 May 2020
Supply chains and the power of artificial intelligence

Supply chain analytics isn’t a new concept – in fact the manufacturing sector has long been an enthusiastic adopter of data-driven techniques. So apart from a fancy new name, what’s really new? A combination of three emerging developments is changing the game: Computationa

Alexandra Brintrup

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Record rise in manufacturing PMI amid looser COVID-19 restrictions
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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...

Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey 2019: Faced With Economic and Trade Threats, CPOs Pressured to Cut Costs

Key takeaways The complex role of the chief procurement officer (CPO) now faces emerging economic and political risks in every direction they turn — and they feel pressured to cut costs along the way. This year&...

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Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

From e-marketplace to e-supply chain: re-conceptualizing the relationship between virtual and physical processes.

In this research in progress paper, we seek to understand how pervasive use of ICT based platform such as electronic marketplaces influences the evolution of novel inter-organizational relationship. We focus on selling a...

International Agenda