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Shaping the Supply Chain Through Smart Resource Planning

In one of our previous articles we highlighted the value of tracking efficiency and utilisation as a means of measuring productivity across the supply chain.

Equipped with this information, operators will be able to plan activities with higher degrees of precision and accordingly become more reliable in terms of achieving both cost and service expectations.

The growing scarcity of people available to fulfil roles across all levels of the supply chain is placing more and more emphasis on resource planning. With this fundamental issue showing no signs of improving in the near future, it is of rising importance that you can get the most out of the resources you have—hence the drive to manage productivity followed by the need to ensure resources are in place when they are needed.


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21 May 2019
The Impact of Logistics 4.0 on Inventory Management
 

The rise of Industry 4.0 has saddled supply chain managers with a lot of lofty expectations. With the idea of the so-called global factory, we’re given visions of a future supply chain in which manufacturing processes are so decentralized that the boundaries of any individual production facili

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

21 May 2019
Digital supply chain transformation: What was once disruption is now strategy
 

The debate over whether technology is required to run supply chains is over. It has been for a while now. In the next five years, we’ll see more innovation than the last century, and that’s staying a lot given in those 100 years we put a man on the moon, invented aerosol spray cans and s

 
Alexa Cheater
kinaxis

16 May 2019
5 Steps for Optimizing Your Shipping Routes
 

Once you send a finished product out into the world, it sometimes feels like you’re no longer in control of it—whether or not it reaches its final destination is a matter of preparation and luck. Even if you’re a shipper or freight forwarder, the routes that any piece of freight mi

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

14 May 2019
New JDA and KPMG Survey Says Artificial Intelligence is the Most Impactful Supply Chain Technology
 

Second annual survey reveals that real-time visibility is driving digital supply chain investments enabled by AI, ML and cognitive analytics   The second annual joint survey of supply chain executives from JDA Software, Inc. and KPMG LLP (KPMG) details the key innovation investments acros

 
JDA
JDA

14 May 2019
Executives see AI, Cognitive Analytics and Cloud as the Path to Innovation and Speed to Market
 

According to research, executives are investing in new cloud-based AI and cognitive analytics capabilities that will provide them with end-to-end visibility and traceability across their extended supply networks, starting them on the road to autonomous supply chains. CXO executives increasingly unde

 
Fred Baumann
JDA


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