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  • ISCEA Supply Chain Technology Conference & Expo – Chicago 2016 The SCTech Show is an annual gathering of supply chain, operations, engineering, and financial professionals coming together to share cutting edge technologies and best practices focusing on efficiency and profitability. Hear from the most reputed speakers (both from academia and corporate) across a variety of topics and technologies, get excited by panel discussions and debates. ...
  • Asia Warehousing Show – Bangkok 2016 Asia Warehousing Congress, a two day concurrent conference will also take place on 6 & 7 July 2016 and would focus on strategies and opportunities to grow supply chain business. Asia Warehousing Show is the only event of its kind in ASEAN region. For three days, attendees are invited to meet with exhibitors to source innovative solutions as well as learn from industry leaders about trends and market insights....
  • Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit – AMSTERDAM 2016 Join the biggest players and brightest minds in the industry at the 10th Annual Hi-Tech Summit as we uncover a comprehensive road map to create a 3-D value chain in your hi-tech supply chain.The European Hi-tech & Electronic Supply Chain Summit is your one-stop-shop for insight into the next generation of Hi-tech supply chain. It’s the only event in Europe of its kind bringing together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss, debate and tackle the industry’s hottest issues....
Planning & Forecasting
    How to address cultural differences in S&OP

How to address cultural differences in S&OP

The success of Global S&OP depends on, among other things, how well a company adapts to the local culture when developing and implementing it. Cultural issues are important and this post makes some suggestions on how to deal with this. We may be able to change the culture of a company, but not the culture of a country.

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Procurement & sourcing
    5 tips for improving procurement performance

5 tips for improving procurement performance

Procurement plays a pivotal role in most organizations due to the major influence it has on the overall costs of the business. According to the Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016, the majority of chief procurement officers agree that cost reduction is their number one priority this year. However, 62 percent expressed dissatisfaction with the execution of their respective procurement strategies. So, needless to say, there’s room for improvement.

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Manufacturing
    The Long Tail of Inventory and Why It’s Important

The Long Tail of Inventory and Why It’s Important

The long tail is a concept established by Chris Anderson, who pointed out that the internet gave consumers choices beyond what was offered in physical stores. eCommerce offered niche markets the chance to appeal to their audience through major marketplaces likeAmazon, streaming services like Netflix, and music stores like the iTunes Music Store.

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Warehouse & Transport
    Optimizing Weighing Processes in Supply Chain Warehouses

Optimizing Weighing Processes in Supply Chain Warehouses

Weighing raw materials and goods is a part of every manufacturing unit and supply chain warehouse. Initially, goods were weighed before they were loaded and after being unloaded. Chances of discrepancies in such cases were higher which impacted the company. Thus, weighing processes had to be optimized in warehouses to achieve efficiency, productivity and profitability.

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Reverse Logistics
    Supply Chain Sustainability Takes Root

Supply Chain Sustainability Takes Root

Sustainability is rising. Born out of global concern over climate change, on April 22, 2016, a record 175 countries signed the Paris climate agreement, voluntarily pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions. When it comes to green and sustainable supply chains, though, cost cutting is still the driving force.

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Management
    More Amazon Effect For Omnichannel And The Future – Systemic Inventory Rich vs. Inventory Velocity

More Amazon Effect For Omnichannel And The Future – Systemic Inventory Rich vs. Inventory Velocity

Inventory rich is a condition enjoyed by many retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers. Much of this is due to systemic inventory. And the condition is becoming more significant as firms deal with the differing demands of omnichannel and with the accelerating requirements of lean for supply chain stakeholders. The challenge is compounded for companies that source and/or manufacture globally with their large supply chains.

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