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1. We were the machines
(Integration)
...  Demand forecasts Humans are great at looking at last year’s sales and predicting volumes for coming seasons. But our ability to monitor, or even to know what factors to evaluate is limited. As humans ...
Created on 12 June 2018
2. What GDPR Means For Your Supply Chain
(Management)
... The most significant meaning of GDPR for your supply chain is that you must know what your suppliers are doing with the personal data you share with them. Your business and your suppliers must have lawful ...
Created on 30 April 2018
3. Amazon & WalMart By The Numbers
(News)
If you want to know what's going on with supply chains you could do worse than to take a look at 2 of the heavyweights with whom we're all familiar: Amazon and WalMart.Dan Gilmore from Supply Chain Dige ...
Created on 29 March 2017
4. How Legos Meets Holiday Demand
(News)
I don't know about you, but after buying, gifting, and assembling Legos over the holidays (as well as picking them out of my bare feet after stepping on various pieces) I'd find it interesting to know wha ...
Created on 10 January 2017
5. The Jetson's Visit the Supply Chain
(News)
... like predictive requisitioning on the way. And you know what? It's only just beginning.... Read all about it HERE. ...
Created on 05 December 2016
6. Surviving a Natural Disaster
(News)
How can you best plan for a natural disaster if you don't know what it is or when it'll hit? Supply chains are always at risk, but preparedness is a key to making it through catastrophes.In an article  ...
Created on 24 November 2016
7. It's Integration Time!
(Integration)
... systems, ERP, WMS, CRM, and so on, was something with which the IT staff had to be involved. Then, once up and running, somebody had to monitor the operation and handle exceptions. You know what? Those ...
Created on 16 November 2016
8. The Importance of MDM
(News)
We're swimming in data, but many business leaders don't know what's being collected and how it's managed. Elizabeth Skipor, writing on the My Purchasing Center site, tries to resolve that by explaining ...
Created on 03 November 2016
9. Is AI the Future of Forecasting?
(News)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a breakout technology and some predict it'll eliminate a lot of supply chain jobs. But, you know what? Steve Banker of Logistics Viewpoints ain't buyin' it.Forecasting  ...
Created on 15 September 2016
10. Attacking the PO Visibility Challenge
(News)
The code has yet to be cracked for the supply chain visibility challenge. It's not that folks don't know what they want (they do), it's that the information exists in multiple systems and aggregating it ...
Created on 12 September 2016
11. Where is RFID Going?
(News)
About 10 years ago, the future of RFID was up in the air. You know what? It still is..... In a recent article on the Supply Chain Digest site, the editors take a look at predictions made in the past and ...
Created on 07 September 2016
12. eCommerce is Driving the Bus
(News)
We've read about the shortage of supply chain talent, but do we know what's driving the demand side of the equation?Bob Ferrarri does, and it should come as no surprise that he's identified ecommerce as  ...
Created on 01 September 2016
13. Attracting Millennials to Supply Chain Roles
(News)
... to know what they value in employers.On the Spend Matters site, Kaitlyn McAvoy reviews a recent study and points out some interesting findings. Salary isn't everything, you know! Check out her story H ...
Created on 12 August 2016
14. Purchasing Platforms are the Future
(News)
When an article claims to know what the future holds, for almost any topic, it's usually a lot of hyperbole. However, when the topic is procurement and the Spend Matters analysts are doing the talking ...
Created on 04 July 2016
15. Visibility is Key to Sustainability
(News)
Supply chain visibility is important for a number of reasons to which you've probably been exposed. One that's a little under the radar is sustainability.You have to know what's out there in order to meas ...
Created on 04 July 2016
16. What's the Difference: SasS, Cloud, or Hosted
(Technology)
What are our collective perceptions of SaaS, Cloud computing, and Hosted solutions. Of course we are mainly interested in supply chain solutions, but the definitions appliy to any application. If you're ...
Created on 05 April 2016
17. Closing the Supply Chain Talent Gap
(News)
We've all read about the talent gaps in supply chain management. But do we know what's needed specifically in those roles?Bob Ferrari has studied the problem for years and has identified a useful infograp ...
Created on 10 March 2016
18. What’s In YOUR Bill?
(EDI)
There’s no question that the cost of EDI service has come down over the years. The availability of inexpensive Internet connections, DIY connections, direct transfer, and the shifting landscape of EDI ...
Created on 11 January 2016
19. Clouds Defined
(Technology)
... to any application. The responses we received ranged from fairly detailed explanations of each, to "I don't know what these are." So for those who are unfamiliar with the differences, here is a primmer  ...
Created on 29 December 2015
20. How Much Does an EDI Transaction Cost?
(EDI)
... vendors with whom they do business, and thus view EDI transactions as a cost of doing that business.  Many small and mid-sized businesses simply don’t know what their EDI transactions cost them, and ...
Created on 23 November 2015