Top 5 Supply Chain Reads to Start Your Week - March 5, 2018

Posted by Eunice Marigliano on Mar 5, 2018 1:06:02 PM

Each week we look for the best blog posts and articles on supply chain orchestration, logistics innovation, and industry news to share.

This week we're talking myths surrounding supply chain network optimization, omni-channel order management growth, supply chain control towers, and an some insightful advice from an interview with MPO strategic advisor, Bryce Boothby.

Here are our 5 favorites from this past week - enjoy!

Let's Get Visible - By Tom Gresham, Inbound Logistics @ILMagazine - A hypothetical use case of Wal-Mart and Bayer using local weather data in their supply chains to inform fulfillment of allergy drugs at a critical period illustrates the possibilities of real-time, end-to-end supply chain visibility. Gains in technology-enabled visibility give companies the tools to shift from a supply-driven approach to a demand-driven one, which allows for better planning.

Turn Your Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon - By Keith Donnelly, Meghan Shehorn & Debjit Banerjee of Bain & Company, @BainAlerts writing for IndustryWeek, @IndustryWeek - Shattering four myths around supply chain network optimization including assumptions that their use is only for cost reduction or when an organization has completed an M&A.

How Supply Chain Control Towers Provide Visibility and Collaboration with Trading Partners - By Nigel Duckworth, Supply Chain 24/7, @SupplyChain247 - Control towers on multi-party networks can deliver significantly higher value than traditional control towers that patch together enterprise systems. When Nucleus Research surveyed 30 customers on multi-party networks they found those companies enjoyed a number of competitive advantages like increased inventory turns, and reduced costs to expedite.

Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with Skip Boothby! - By Mike Mortson, Supply Chain Game Changer, @mmortson - Discussing Bryce's career in the supply chain and logistics realm and how the industry has evolved over the last 30 years.

Omni-Channel Order Management Growth Drivers - by Chris Cunnane, @ccunnane Logistics Viewpoints - "One of the key growth drivers for OMS is cloud-offerings. More often than not, when people think cloud, they simply think of a cheaper alternative to an on-premise version, with the main benefit being less IT staff required to maintain the system. While this may be true, the benefit truly lies in the ability to update quickly."

And that's our top five for March 5th. Did we miss any? Let us know! Tweet us at@MPObjects.

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