5 Best Supply Chain Reads to Start Your Week - January 22, 2018

Posted by Chris Brablc     Jan 22, 2018 8:22:10 AM

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

We also urge you to check out a conversation with Adrian Gonzalez at Talking Logistics on Control Towers with Martin Verwijmeren and Tom Nightengale.

This week we're talking key supply chain trends, supply chain control towers and insights and takeaways from this year's NRF conference.

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What are Multi-Enterprise Business Networks and Why Do They Matter?

Posted by Chris Brablc     Jan 18, 2018 12:38:36 PM

Supply chain networks and our ability to collaborate across them is becoming a critical core competency for successful supply chain operations. With more external parties and partners involved in helping us to deliver a positive customer experience through the supply chain, it’s critical that we evolve how we think about these parties, their impact on business success and how we consistently improve collaboration across them.

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Is 2018 the Year of Supply Chain Networks?

Posted by Chris Brablc     Jan 10, 2018 7:07:00 AM

I was recently reading Adrian Gonzalez’s 2018 supply chain predictions on his Talking Logistics blog and I found myself nodding at many of his points. We live in a chaotic world where change is the only constant to our lives and we’re seeing that with the massive changes in business and the economy. Changes that will require a different approach to how we measure, connect and execute our supply chains.

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The Top 10 Supply Chain Orchestration Blogs from the MPO Blog

Posted by Chris Brablc     Jan 2, 2018 10:53:49 AM

In order to kick off 2018 on the right note, we wanted to look at 2017 on the most popular topics and most well read blog articles from our supply chain orchestration blog.

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3 Ways To Take Action on your Supply Chain Visibility

Posted by Chris Brablc     Dec 21, 2017 10:24:09 AM

Supply chain visibility is a critical function of any modern (and competitively advantageous) supply chain. However, the term itself leads many leaders to focus just on the capture and display of supply chain data.

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Gaining Better Visibility and Control for Reverse Logistics

Posted by Brian Hodgson     Dec 14, 2017 1:18:38 PM

Aftermarket services are a critical part of the “customer economy” and operating flawlessly can increase revenues and help with customer retention. However, in a recent survey of retailers by ARC Advisory Group and DC Velocity, less than half (42%) have the ability to measure the full financial impact of returns.

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3 Reasons Why You Might Need a Supply Chain Control Tower

Posted by Chris Brablc     Nov 17, 2017 1:53:42 PM

With today’s growing supply chain complexity, we’re seeing organizations struggle to deliver customer value with their supply chains at a cost that helps to make their business profitable.

It’s a huge problem that is getting more difficult by the day as organizations and supply chain professionals look for answers in their strategies and the technologies they use as the foundation for their supply chains. Oftentimes, the solution is not replacing the legacy systems they have in place but by connecting and extending them with a supply chain control tower.

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5 Supply Chain Reads to Start Your Week 11.13.17

Posted by Chris Brablc     Nov 13, 2017 10:46:26 AM

Each week, we look to write and share the best, most-up-date content on supply chain orchestration, logistics innovation and industry news. To this goal, here are the 5 articles that we liked the most from the past week to start your work week off right. I'd also suggest you read the wrap-ups from All Things Supply Chain, Talking Logistics and Logistics Viewpoints.

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3 Stats That Stress the Need For Supply Chain Orchestration

Posted by Chris Brablc     Nov 3, 2017 1:39:28 PM

As organizations move forward with determining how to transform their supply chains, it’s critical to understand that successful supply chains aren’t driven just by more investment into static resources but about agility in the way that we use our assets, investments and partners. The one constant we know is that business changes will happen and these changes will have a direct impact on our supply chains increasing the need to adjust and adapt quickly to drive cost efficient and customer focused practices.

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5 Essential Elements of the Modern Control Tower

Posted by Chris Brablc     Oct 27, 2017 9:18:06 AM

Supply chain control towers are often misunderstood and the term control tower itself can mean different things from different vendors. We have tried to categorize the control towers you’ll see from analytics to operational control towers in previous posts and today we want to focus on the innovation that is happening with control towers focused on the end-to-end supply chain.

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