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This Week in Logistics News (October 16-20, 2017)

Talking Logistics

My trip to Chile this week in numbers: 34: the number of hours to travel there and back. 36: the number of hours I spent on the ground in Chile. 4: the total number of hours I spoke (in Spanish!) during my three presentations. 240+: the number of attendees at the Seminarium conference.

The Difference between IO and MEIO

Logility

Travelling often, I run into a frustrating, yet common, problem--delays due to weather conditions at airports that are not either where I am or where I am going, but instead where the inbound aircraft is from.

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The next frontier: supply chain data architecture for your needs, not to feed the needs of numerous supply chain tech vendors

AIMMS

Data overload and quality issues are common problems faced by all organizations. This makes it really difficult to start getting value out of data with analytics.

Machine intelligence and human creativity in supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha I am reading this absolutely fascinating book “Deep Thinking: Where machine intelligence ends and human creativity begins” by Garry Kasparov , former world chess champion.

The Value of Supply Chain Planning in Process Manufacturing

Supply Chain Planning (SCP) is enormously important to those process manufacturers that aspire to differentiated performance -- not just large enterprise businesses but companies of all sizes.

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More on Pharmaceutical and Drug Impacts of Hurricane Maria Devastation in Puerto Rico

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters shares additional information regarding the pharmaceutical and drug industry impacts from the catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Maria that struck the island of Puerto Rico over three weeks ago. Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and Healthcare Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption drug shortages supply chain impacts of Hurricane Maria Supply chain Matters blog

Blockchain unleashed

Supply Chain Movement

What impact could blockchain have on supply chains? In my opinion, a very big one. In principle, this encryption technology that enables data to be shared securely has the power to finally solve two major, long-standing supply chain challenges. Right now, blockchain is used primarily for Bitcoin, which integrates digital flows of money and information via peer-to-peer personal computer networks.

Modern Barcode Labeling: Integrated and Efficient

Loftware

Barcodes bridge the digital and physical worlds of the supply chain. Supply Chain Labeling Track & Traceability Barcode Labeling

Supply Chain’s Future Rests in the Cloud

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply chains are ready for a digital makeover, based on intelligent technologies like AI, machine learning and the IoT. As with many facets of business, the supply chain management (SCM) industry is working to leverage technology to accelerate processes and cut costs.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Three Critical Supply Chain Capabilities for Private Label Industry Success

Logility

I generally do not like the shopping experience. I prefer to develop a list of carefully researched products so I can get into and out of a store as fast as possible.

Robots in the Last Mile: Are You Ready for Last Mile Automation?

Cerasis

Imagine the scenario: consumer orders a product online, and to lower delivery is available in the area.

How Supply Stores Survived Harvey and Irma

Elementum

After back-to-back hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the United States in September, supply stores across the country were put to the test in terms of preparedness and their capacity to recover quickly from the destruction caused by the unusual weather. According to reports , the combined property damages from hurricanes Harvey and Irma ranged from US $150 to $200 billion, ranking among the most expensive disasters in US history.

Target Marketing to Millennials this Holiday Season

Enterra Insights

For retailers focusing on Generation Y (aka millennials), the 2017 holiday shopping season could prove profitable. The consumer engagement firm … Continued. The post Target Marketing to Millennials this Holiday Season appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Supply Chain Targeted Marketing Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

More Accurate Promotion Forecasting with Causal Modelling

RELEX Solutions

More accurate promotion forecasting with causal modelling. Insights » Whitepapers. Author: Aki Ali-Vehmas, Data Scientist.

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The Evolution of Trust

SCM Research

Trust plays an important role in supplier–buyer relationships. One way to approach this important concept is game theory. If you have ever wondered how game theory could be taught in a supply chain management course, I can recommend Nick Case’s The Evolution of Trust – an interactive guide to the game theory of why and how we trust each other. The guide starts by explaining the game of trust (= the prisoner’s dilemma).

How Slotting Optimization Technology Fosters Strategic Improvement for Distribution Centers

Cerasis

The days of re-slotting and warehouse at the time of its creation have ended. Today, warehouse managers face an endless battle with a growing number of products and limited storage capacity, and among distribution center managers, the challenge of warehouse slotting is even more difficult.

3 Ways to Put Big Data to Work in Your Factory

synchrono

Is enthusiasm for Big Data wavering? In 2015, McKinsey Global Institute claimed that the IIoT had the potential to create as much as $3.7 trillion in economic value in the global manufacturing sector by 2025.

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

Do Not Get Trapped by Traditional Holiday Product Forecasting Methods This Year

Supply Chain Matters

Earlier this month, the National Retail Federation (NRF) released a rather optimistic forecast of expected holiday retail sales for the months of November and December. Supply Chain Matters however, advises some prudent caution and here is why we take such a view.

Greenpeace Report Praises Apple’s Closed-Loop Supply Chain, Slams Samsung and Amazon

Supply Chain 24/7

While Apple featured as the second most responsible company, Samsung and Amazon faced heavy criticism from the report with the authors going so far as to say Amazon is “one of the least transparent companies in the world in terms of its environmental performance

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

Transportfolio

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio. As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? An unclear plan may let you down.

Are You In It to Win It?

Material Handling & Logistics

Don’t be afraid to make a decision. Making no decision could be the worst decision of all. Legendary coach Vince Lombardi once said, “The will to win is not nearly so important as the will to prepare to win.”

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

How Givaudan Optimizes Labeling, Prepares for S/4HANA and RFID

Loftware

Going to the SAPinsider event in Copenhagen next week? Make plans to attend the session featuring Givaudan where you’ll learn how an optimized supply chain labeling solution meets operational demands and supports the transition to SAP S/4HANA, RFID and other emerging technologies. Supply Chain GHS SAP enterprise

Blockchain’s Garbage In, Garbage Out Challenge

Supply Chain @ MIT

Any information system is only as good as the quality of its data; the well-known garbage in, garbage out conundrum. Blockchains are distributed ledgers that are subject to this principle, but more so than conventional systems since the entries are supposed to be unalterable. Is data integrity the Achilles Heel of blockchain technology, especially in […].

Designing Customer and Career Success

Supply Chain Nation

Chrystel Black is the User Experience (UX) Director at JDA Labs in Montreal, where she leads a team of 15 professionals, spread out over three countries: India, Canada and the U.S.

Digital Supply Chain Conference 2018

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management Taking place on the 30-31 January, 2018, in Amsterdam, the conference has been designed to deliver insight from international experts on how they are developing enhanced, agile and connected supply chains through digital technology

The Sustainable Supply Chain: Realizing Costs Savings and Increased Efficiencies Through Data Discovery

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Last Mile eCommerce: Why eCommerce Logistics Now Requires Expertise in Last Mile & White Glove Logistics Services

Cerasis

While automation is poised to revolutionize eCommerce Logistics and last mile delivery, last mile eCommerce will benefit from increased use of white glove logistics services. As explained by Andrea Obston of Parcel Industry , last mile delivery must be free, fast and all-inclusive.

Better Supplier Labeling: Part 14 [Video]

Loftware

Welcome back to the Loftware blog. Video Labeling

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How To Make Your Freight More Attractive To Carriers

PLS Logistics

Capacity is tighter than ever; the rates are at all-time high and steadily climbing up – this is no surprise to anyone connected to the transportation industry.

Podcast: Amazon and Whole Foods: What’s Next?

Supply Chain Nation

Following Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, prices have fallen and foot traffic is up at Whole Foods Market locations. What’s next for Amazon and Whole Foods? How will the acquisition impact the competitive landscape? And will Amazon use Whole Foods to bring new technologies and staffing approaches to the retail world?

Machine Learning: A Quantum Leap in Forecast Accuracy for the Modern Supply Chain

Whether you realize it or not, Machine Learning is having a profound impact on your everyday life.