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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. That may seem like a cliché, or hype, or buzz, but it is true.

Digital Supply Chain: This is the way, its Analytics!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Rather a lot of blogging going on around the area of Digital Supply Chain and Analytics at present. Amongst all the serious stuff I thought it about time we took a well-earned break and enjoyed a bit of Supply Chain Comic Relief. Dave Jordan Humour Supply Chain Supply Chain Analytics

Overcoming a shortage of supply chain talent

ToolsGroup

Editor’s note: There will be no blog post next week due to summer holidays. There is a shortage of supply chain talent. Supply Chain Insights reports that more than half of all companies are seeing an increase in employee turnover and experiencing unfilled job openings.

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4 Tips for a Sustainable Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Pressure to push sustainability into the supply chain has significantly increased in recent years. Having a sustainable supply chain is quickly becoming a necessary part of every business model.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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Gamification ideas in business: Your way to a more efficient supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Emily Hunt Simply put, gamification involves the application of game design elements in a business setting.

FMCG cost savings versus sales & marketing budgets!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

There is your dilemma. You need to save cash towards an expensive year-end holiday but you really do not know the best place from where to take the money. Do you take it from your day to day current account which is already set up to pay the routine monthly bills and invoices?

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Software Planning: Satisfaction is Like a Flip of a Coin

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, after ten years, I am test-driving cars. I have not owned a car for a decade. City living has come to an end and it is time for me to get some wheels. Buying a car is overwhelming. I just want one that works. I find the process of negotiation, and comparison shopping tiring.

Editor’s Pick: Top Operational Challenges Solved Through Supply Chain Visibility Solutions

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from ClearMetal’s blog discusses the top operational challenges companies face and explains how enhanced supply chain visibility can improve each one.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Blockchain and Supply Chain Analytics: Impact of Small to Large Supply Chains

Cerasis

The value of blockchain and supply chain Analytics is Undisputed, and the capabilities of blockchain Technology are starting to become available two small and midsize businesses, as well as large corporations, such as Walmart.

Supply Chain Orchestration: 5 Ways Your Business Benefits

Take Supply Chain

Every supply chain is data-driven these days. However, not all data-driven supply chains are enjoying the same level of data visibility, applying the same level of analytics or accomplishing the same level of efficiency gains or profitability.

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Attracting Talent To Your Supply Chain

Elementum

In a market where consumers are demanding instant gratification from brands, the importance of supply chain to a business’s success has never been greater. However, a shortage of new talent remains a problem for the industry.

How Supply Chain Lost Its Mojo

Supply Chain Shaman

mo·jo: noun. A magic charm, talisman, or spell. “someone must have their mojo working over at the record company” In the 1990s supply chain had MOJO. Then it was sexy. Today, it is not. 90% of public manufacturing companies are treading wate r. There is struggle.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” To get an expert’s response to that question, I interviewed Michael Falls, Senior Manager of Operations at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Rising Freight Spend .

Using Warehouse Automation to Combat Tariff Spikes

Cerasis

The Trump administration recently levied significant tariffs against primary U.S. trading partners, including the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. Additional tariffs have been enacted against China and Russia as well.

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To YMS or to WMS? That is the Question!

C3 Solutions

Being in a solution based industry, we believe technology should be nothing other than a solution to a problem. However, not having your organization’s specific needs met due to using the wrong tools will only make matters worse.

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Warehouse Robots Enable a Digital Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

A leading MRO began a digital transformation three years ago. Because about half of this company’s 2017 revenues are related to warehousing services, several of their digital projects have been related to improving efficiency in their warehouses. This case study describes their approach to testing out mobile logistics robots. The post Warehouse Robots Enable a Digital Transformation appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation digital robots supply chain

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

What do these interns love about Abivin?

Abivin

You might be mistaken to assume Abivin is just an office with desks, chairs, computers and employees. We are so much more! At Abivin, experiencing is learning “I was trusted with tasks I have little experience with.

The Experiential Supply Chain

Elementum

First it was the industrial economy. Then, creeping into the 21st century we saw the rise of the service economy. Now, supply chains are being disrupted by the experience economy. Led by Millennials who demand both more customized experiences and more granular visibility into the lifecycle of their purchases, the experience economy is forcing huge changes in the way business is done. Why now?

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, we welcome Cerasis, co-founder and Vice President of Business Development Steve Norall. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” ” You can subscribe and find this podcast on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud , YouTube , and iHeartRadio! We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy!

Are Blockchain and IoT ready for Prime Time?

Enterra Insights

Over the past couple of years, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) have been two of the most hyped technologies in business circles. Both technologies, however, remain in the early stages of development. Despite all the chatter about blockchain, “Only one per cent of chief information officers report any kind of blockchain adoption within their organizations, according to Gartner’s 2018 survey.”[1]

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

Forecast Accuracy: Why It Matters and How to Improve It

E2open

Demand forecasts underpin essentially every major business decision, but discussions about forecast accuracy rarely get visibility outside of supply chain organizations, let alone at the board level. In this white paper, learn why forecast accuracy matters and how it drives key financial metrics.

Outgrowing Excel? Here’s How to Create a Centralized Demand Planning Process

Arkieva

Demand Planning directly affects the business financial plan, pricing, capex decisions, customer segmentation and resource allocation. Considering the criticality and implication of this process, Demand Planners and Managers need to continually evaluate their current Demand Planning process and ensure that the Demand Plan generated is holistic, relevant and timely. Outgrowing Excel? Here’s How to Create a Centralized Demand Planning Process was first posted on August 14, 2018 at 2:05 pm. ©2017

Optimizing Your Product Packaging: 5 Factors You Need to Consider

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

Product packaging is an integral part of supply chain management, but it’s often given less importance than needed. But when you consider that packaging can impact your entire supply chain,… Supply Chain Management packaging supply chain optimization

Gaining Big Efficiency in Supply Chain Visibility Without Spending Big Dollars

CHAINalytics

| By Tim Brindley | Senior Manager, Supply Chain Operations | Chainalytics | Every person, regardless of industry, is caught in highly reactive day-to-day business rhythms, so it’s only natural to focus efforts on keeping up with internal and external customer-centric demands.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.