Archive for May, 2015

The changing face of supply chain management and the challenges we face

The changing face of supply chain management and the challenges we face

As the topography of the global supply chain landscape continues to change, the skills that supply chain management commands need to change. Increasingly, as businesses strive to get the very best out of their supply chains, in view of emerging technologies and the constantly changing shape of global markets, more and more is being expected of supply chain managers. Unfortunately […]

The growth of the supply chain software industry

The growth of the supply chain software industry

It’s not often that a management tool turns into one of the world’s largest commercial sectors, but of the few tools that do, supply chain software is right up there. According to recent research, and an ensuing report from Gartner (one of the planet’s leading information technology research and advisory companies, based in Stamford, Connecticut, USA) the value of the supply […]

by · May 28, 2015 · Supply Chain
Perfect supply chain execution incorporating Big Data holds the key to business success

Perfect supply chain execution incorporating Big Data holds the key to business success

Supply chain execution is becoming more complex each time a new technology is brought into the supply chain window. One of the latest innovations is the expanding use of so-called “Big Data” within supply chain methodology. Big Data in itself is not a brand new innovation. It’s been around for many years, but until the appearance of computing in the […]

by · May 24, 2015 · Supply Chain
Supply Chain Optimization and Transport Management

Supply Chain Optimization and Transport Management

Being a logistics professional and achieving supply chain optimization has never been tougher. The pressures and demands have never been greater than they are today, and it doesn’t look as if they’re going to ease-up anytime soon. The goal of trying to keep costs as low as possible, while at the same time endeavoring to still deliver the best levels […]

by · May 19, 2015 · Logistics, Transportation
Supply Chain Station reports on the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015

Supply Chain Station reports on the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015

The 25th Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference just took place in Phoenix Arizona, at the Marriot Hotel conference center. This conference began life as the AMR Executive Conference but was rechristened following Garnter’s take-over of AMR back in the year 2009. Since then the Gartner conference has grown in format and content, adopting a very proactive marketing approach and it […]

by · May 15, 2015 · Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management must learn to deal with the increased global risk factor

Supply Chain Management must learn to deal with the increased global risk factor

The Quarter One Global Risk Index 2015 compiled by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) warns of a minefield of risks to supply chain management and managers that could lead to significant supply chain disruptions in the near future. The Quarter One Risk Index recorded that global risk is being heightened by falling commodity prices which are impacting […]

The ongoing evolution of supply chain software

The ongoing evolution of supply chain software

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, doesn’t only apply to the animal world. It also applies to the business world. In this business world, the same logic applies – survival of the fittest. In order to remain fit for purpose, every business has to be in a state of constant evolution. With current business thinking and methodology, this means that supply […]

by · May 11, 2015 · Distribution, Supply Chain
Supply Chain Station summarizes the WERC 2015 conference

Supply Chain Station summarizes the WERC 2015 conference

The Warehouse Educational and Research Council (WERC) have just concluded their 2015 conference in Orlando, hot on the heels of JDA Focus 2015. It’s business conference season in Orlando, and the supply chain conferences and shows are coming thick and fast. This is the third show in a row to be covered here in Florida by Supply Chain Station. The […]

by · May 7, 2015 · Manufacturing, WMS
Supply Chain Station summarizes JDA Focus 2015 Day 2

Supply Chain Station summarizes JDA Focus 2015 Day 2

Before we get into the main meat of the article summarizing the activity on Day 2 here at JDA Focus 2015, we’re just going to take a few of minutes to report on a couple of hot topics that arose during the Demand Optimization Council Meeting held here at the conference centre, on the Sunday immediately preceding the launch of […]

by · May 7, 2015 · Distribution
JDA Focus 2015 Day 1 Review by Supply Chain Station

JDA Focus 2015 Day 1 Review by Supply Chain Station

JDA software is one of the world’s leading suppliers of end to end software solutions for integrating retail and supply chain planning and execution. Supply Chain Station recently attended JDA Focus 2015 event that was hosted at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. JDA Focus 2015 was a 4-day event hosted from 26th to 29th of April. For the […]