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1. We were the machines
... you haven’t thought of analyzing and discover key factors that affect performance. The advantage here is that the machine is working all the time, even while you’re taking care of more human kinds of things. ...
Created on 12 June 2018
2. Who Cares About Cyber Attacks on Supply Chains?
... chain performance becomes more important and time frames tighten the effects of cyber attacks on supply chains can be devastating. Make certain your cyber security team has all your company’s supply chain ...
Created on 26 March 2018
3. AI is now a necessity
... data migration and any deletion that might be called for. Supplier selection and management is a checklist operation for many companies. AI is able to collect information, evaluate performance and make ...
Created on 20 March 2018
4. Sustainability in the Chain
... materials? Look into their past performance to guide your investigations. How easily can you audit the events in your supply chain? International transactions are subject to audits as multiple stages. ...
Created on 05 March 2018
5. Supply Chain and the TCJA Effect on Jobs
... factors would indicate a tighter market for jobs along the supply chain where demand for better, faster performance means more employees focused on logistics details. But employers competing for staff ...
Created on 12 February 2018
6. Tracking in the Warehouse
... tracking of a worker's hands may be used to monitor performance of assigned tasks. An inventory system includes inventory bins configured to store inventory items, an ultrasonic unit, ultrasonic transducers ...
Created on 05 February 2018
7. Managing the supplier relationship makes business better
... management (SRM) is no longer just a ‘feel good’ part of the business. It’s critical and is being treated as such, and automated to a large extent. Having fast and accurate evaluation of supplier performance ...
Created on 15 January 2018
8. How The Global Logistics Software Market Is Growing Significantly – And What This Means
... performance. Before, drivers had a lot of freedom once they were on the road and out of sight. They might be taking unsanctioned breaks or even running personal errands when they’re supposed to be working. ...
Created on 31 October 2017
9. New Version of Omnichannel Solution for Dynamics 365
...  as live virtual agents within Live Assist to take advantage of knowledge base access, supervisor monitoring, performance reporting, skillset management and other features available to human agents. Usabilit ...
Created on 30 August 2017
10. Looking at Omnichannel Fulfillment Costs
4th quarter data is still being analyzed and different players in the supply chain are drawing their respective conclusions. Bob Ferrarri views the information about UPS' performance and discusses what ...
Created on 23 February 2017
11. How's That Cloud Working Out?
Are you getting everything you expect from your cloud applications? Is performance up to standards and, more importantly, are you receiving the financial results you signed up for?In a Spend Matters article, ...
Created on 07 February 2017
12. Airbus Builds a Control Tower
Although most of us have little in common with aircraft manufacturer Airbus, there may be some takeaways from a recent presentation about their supply chain control center.Bob Ferrarri attended the discussion ...
Created on 06 October 2016
13. Service Levels vs. Inventory
If you're in the supply chain or customer service arena, you're aware of the pendulum that swings between inventory and service level. Too much inventory and service is great, but financial performance suffers.T ...
Created on 12 September 2016
14. The Inventory Balancing Act
Inventory management is a tough one. The traditional thought is that if you don't get it right, too much inventory is a waste of money, too little and you risk missing sales.The omnichannel consumer has ...
Created on 14 August 2016
15. Happy Snacking!
...  beloved brands.Improvements in supply chain performance since then have resulted in not only fresh snacks, but also a better business plan moving forward. Steve Banker explains what's going on in an artic ...
Created on 21 July 2016
16. Judging Global Supply Chains
There are recognized leaders in the global supply chain, but are they really leading? And how do you judge that, anyway?In a relatively lengthy article on the topic, Lora Cecere examines a number of performance ...
Created on 14 July 2016
17. Automation Roundtable Discussion
System integration has always been an important driver of performance, but in today's world it's even more critical.Josh Bond writes about a recent roundtable held among tech integration experts, and the ...
Created on 28 June 2016
18. The Magic Formula for Supply Chain Success
Is cost-reduction the basis for supply chain success? Jeff Berman recently solicited thoughts from his readers on the subject and received a lot of ideas, mostly focused around replacing 'cost savings' ...
Created on 31 May 2016
19. Building a Long-Lasting Supply Chain
Jonathan Lofton continues his series on supply chain design by looking at the principle of being 'long-lasting'. It's not about being fashionable, it's about performance and being in for the long haul ...
Created on 26 May 2016
20. KPIs Importance to Supply Chains
A new report released by ASQ points out the importance of key performance indicators (KPIs) for supply chains. Maintaining good, open relationships with supply chain partners is another 'must have' accordin ...
Created on 09 May 2016