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10 12, 2018

Supply Chain Predictions for 2019

2018-12-10T08:30:07+00:00

The electronics supply chain, for the past year, has been marked by component shortages, lead-time extensions and tariff uncertainties. Nevertheless, it’s been a good year for component manufacturers and distributors—many of which have reported record quarterly sales during 2018. In 2019, IDC projects, the supply chain writ large is poised to transition from a cost center to an [...]

Supply Chain Predictions for 20192018-12-10T08:30:07+00:00
3 12, 2018

Six Ways Industry 4.0 Is Changing Manufacturing

2018-12-03T13:35:24+00:00

Industry 4.0 is the manufacturing movement that is reshaping the business of building products. Defined by unparalleled machine intelligence and connectivity, industry 4.0 introduces cyber-physical systems and IoT on the factory floor. Our modern manufacturing efforts are driving advancements in industry 4.0, bringing greater efficiency, quality and sustainability to the manufacturing process. The shift to [...]

Six Ways Industry 4.0 Is Changing Manufacturing2018-12-03T13:35:24+00:00
19 09, 2018

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

2018-09-19T11:40:44+00:00

Over the last six years, we studied the connection between business results (growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)) and the link to company characteristics. What did we find? We consistently see that companies focused on functional excellence–a focus within a functional silo like manufacturing, transportation or distribution– or singular metrics– [...]

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work2018-09-19T11:40:44+00:00
28 08, 2018

5 HABITS THAT WILL KILL YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

2018-08-26T20:39:35+00:00

When it comes to supply chain professionals, most of us like to think we know the best way of doing things. Starting off with the best of intentions, we work under an unproven premise that our little supply chain foibles are typical in organizations like ours. Ignoring some consistent fault lines, however, will eventually expose [...]

5 HABITS THAT WILL KILL YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN2018-08-26T20:39:35+00:00
5 08, 2018

Learning the Language of Market Driven Demand

2018-07-16T21:07:51+00:00

In companies, there is no standard model for demand processes. It is evolving. New forms of analytics make new capabilities possible. In the traditional organization, some demand processes are sales-driven. Others are marketing-driven. However, sales-driven and marketing-driven processes are quite different from market-driven processes. Unfortunately, companies have invested money in traditional forecasting processes believing that [...]

Learning the Language of Market Driven Demand2018-07-16T21:07:51+00:00
15 06, 2018

10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

2018-06-15T17:15:06+00:00

Bottom line: Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process. Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the potential to revolutionize any business. Machine learning algorithms are finding these [...]

10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management2018-06-15T17:15:06+00:00
10 10, 2017

All 17 Key Metrics For Supply Chain Management that you ever need [updated]

2018-07-16T20:16:53+00:00

To make rapid decisions in today’s fast-acting environment, we need smart, time-saving, easy to interpret and most importantly decision-supporting key performance indicators (or even better Actionable Insights). We have collected the most important supply chain metrics for you. Please check our buyer and supplier pages to learn what the Tradecloud network is about. […]

All 17 Key Metrics For Supply Chain Management that you ever need [updated]2018-07-16T20:16:53+00:00