5 Supply Chain Management Questions and Answers

Source: Cycle Intelligence

In most provider organizations[,] supply chain management and revenue cycle operations function in silos, occasionally responding to anecdotal evidence to make improvements in the processes linking the two areas,” researchers assert. “Hospitals and health care systems that become proficient in managing the revenue environment achieve...

What I’m Watching in 2016

Source: SCMR

It’s all about shipping: Following the 2013 holiday season, when UPS and FedEx were overwhelmed with holiday orders, I wrote a column more or less stating that retailers, distributors and transportation providers were letting their mouths write checks that our rears can’t cash. My point: We were training shoppers to place holiday orders later and later in the...

Clicking, Scanning, Tapping and Swiping to New Age Supply Chain Management

Source: First Post

Conceived decades ago as the way forward for manufacturers who sought to harness technology to better plan business operations, ERP has been used to patch up disparate systems and processes to provide an integrated information flow to an organization. With technological advances and the explosive growth of companies like Amazon – online to offline, e-commerce, real time...

5 Data-Driven Supply Chain Challenges to Overcome in 2016

Source: Spend Matters

Supply chain, sourcing and procurement executives are feeling immense pressure to cope with the expansion into global markets, waves of disruptive innovation, rising customer expectations and complex regulatory requirements. These are catalysts that require supply chain management strategies to become bimodal and to make a shift from tactical to strategic...

Dunkin' Donuts, Announces 2016 Board Election Results

Source: PR Newswire

National DCP, (NDCP) the $2 billion supply chain management company serving the franchisees of Dunkin' Donuts, has announced the results of its recent Board of Directors election. Serving a three-year term, new Board members include two Dunkin' Donuts franchisees, Matthew Doyle and Barkat Gillani, and Dunkin' Brands Chief Financial Officer Paul Carbone...

Are our Supply Chains Susceptible to Terrorist Attacks?

Source: Supply Chain Digital

The recent Paris attack reminded the world that terrorism can hit at any time, any place. The response of governments has been to increase security in public spaces – and rightfully so. But what if these same terrorists would attack supply chains instead? Hitting just a few strategic targets in the energy trade, for example, could bring the entire global economy to a halt...

Supply Chain Market that is Poised to Grow at 11% CAGR to 2020

Source: WHA Tech

The global supply chain management (SCM) market to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 11% during the forecast period. SCM software provides better visibility to organizations with a cross-functional access and also offers exception-based process management platforms that enable staff to micro-manage steady-state processes. Another key factor that is aiding the SCM market is the...

Supply Chain Predictions for 2016

Source: Supply Chain Digital

While big data is all good and well, we need better analytics in place to make the most of this information. Alongside this we need learning technologies that can simulate supply chain scenarios and future trends. These analytics and predictive technologies will help businesses to optimise processes and improve efficiency Today’s consumers want to make sure the products they buy are safe and responsibly sourced. This means...

DHL Continues to Promote Innovative Knowledge

Source: Business Wire

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, conducted the third training module of its Corporate Automotive Logistics Academy 4.0 (CALA 4.0) in Detroit, Michigan on December 3, 2015, held for the first time in the United States but second time in the Americas. The modular training program CALA 4.0 is a platform for knowledge transfer and...

IDC Supply Chain Predictions Foretell

Source: Logistics MGMT

Market research and consulting firm IDC has released its annual list of manufacturing supply chain predictions, which highlight the growing urgency to innovate. The IDC FutureScape provides IDC Manufacturing Insights’ top 10 predictions for global supply chains for 2016. The document reflects ongoing conversations between IDC analysts and technology vendors, consultants...

New Report Identifies Gaps Between Supply Chain's Energy

Source: Supply Chain Market

Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent LED lighting systems, and Peerless Research Group (PRG), the leading provider of independent business content and information serving the supply chain, today unveiled a new study, "How Tracking/Managing Energy Consumption Drives Real Cost Savings." The report, based on findings from 230 facility managers involved with warehouse...

Mobile Supply Chain Management Solutions Market Insight

Source: PR Newswire

This market insight summarizes and analyzes survey respondents' preferences and plans regarding mobilized supply chain management (MSCM) offerings. The Frost & Sullivan survey was conducted in mid-2015 and asked mobile and wireless decision-makers in the U.S. and Canadian companies about their MSCM deployment plans and barriers to adoption. Current MSCM users were queried...

New Solutions for Supply Chain Risk Management

Source: Forbes

We are entering an era where it is becoming possible to detect supply chain risks much more quickly. A case in point is offered by AGCO. AGCO AGCO -2.22% is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of a wide range of agricultural equipment. In a discussion with AGCO’s Jan Theissen, Director of Strategy and Methods, and Jake Stone, Manager of Supply Chain Risk and Contract Management, I learned about this public...

Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ

Source: Wall Street Journal

Strait is responsible for leading the delivery of business process management, enterprise project and portfolio management, and metric and measurement services. She will also drive Amerisure’s strategic initiative prioritization process which aligns, prioritizes and resources cross-functional initiatives. Strait comes to Amerisure with more than 20 years of experience in technology solutions, process improvement...

Mobile Supply Chain Management Solutions Market Insight

Source: Business Wire

This market insight summarizes and analyzes survey respondents' preferences and plans regarding mobilized supply chain management (MSCM) offerings. The survey was conducted in mid-2015 and asked mobile and wireless decision-makers in the U.S. and Canadian companies about their MSCM deployment plans and barriers to adoption. Current MSCM users were queried about their preferred implementation process, satisfaction with the solution...

INTTRA Solution May Ease SOLAS Compliance for Supply Chain Managers

Source: SCMR

The pending implementation of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) verified gross mass (VGM) regulations will add yet more complexity to the troubled global ocean container industry. Already facing issues ranging from overcapacity, downward pricing pressure, and more brand consolidation, carriers must now confront shipper’s concerns about regulatory mandates that will likely result in more seaport congestion...

Link Fresh Announces ERP Software Enhancements

Source: Supply Chain Digital

The fresh food supply chain ERP experts has unveiled its latest software, which offers a host of new additions including a catch weight feature, case management, and the incorporation of a global trade item number (GTIN), as well as archiving enhancements.These additions are compatible with LINKFRESH ERP on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Platform and also offer functionality on mobile platforms...

E&M Supply Chain Sustainability Remains a Key Trend

Source: Spend Matters

Sustainability has been a growing trend in recent years, and according to a new report from DHL, it’s not going away anytime soon. Supply chain sustainability will remain a key focus among supply chain managers in the engineering and manufacturing (E&M) sector for another decade, the report, titled “Engineering & Manufacturing 2025+ – Building the World,” stated...

Sustainability: Moving Toward the Mainstream

Source: SCMR

To clarify our stance up front: We are strong proponents of the view that sustainability is and should continue to be one of the key issues that individuals, companies, and society must address. We see the increased dialogue around sustainability as a positive and important development. We firmly believe the tipping point for addressing sustainability issues will arrive sooner rather than later...

Greggs’ New Supply Chain Management Solution

Source: Supply Chain Analysis

Greggs will implement Keytree’s Ariba solutions software to help manage its 4,500 suppliers across its supply chain operations and represents a key stage in the baker’s transformation programme. The software will help Greggs to handle calls and daily interactions more effectively. Keytree will also provide Greggs with SAP technology and applications to improve its customer interaction centre...

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