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The Road to Freight Management Hell: Why Poor Freight Data Visibility and Outdated Systems Hold Shippers in Purgatory

Cerasis

The road to freight management Hell is laden with poor freight visibility and outdated systems. Failures within freight data visibility contribute to compounding consequences throughout downstream supply chain operations, and the problem only grows worse from there.

Robots Will Take Your Job, Not Mine

Talking Logistics

In a recent Wall Street Journal article (“The High Cost of Impeding Automation“), Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey from Oxford University writes that “history tells us that policies aimed at restricting or slowing automation come with a steep price tag.

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Forecasting and Demand Planning for a Better, Unified Future

Logility

Year after year, survey after survey, forecast accuracy continues to be one of the top metrics for measuring supply chain performance.

The Self-Healing Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

A "self-healing" supply chain needs to be based on a robust supply chain digital twin model that is updated with near real-time alerts. The post The Self-Healing Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Planning self-healing

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

The Temperature-Controlled Protein Supply Chain

Americold

We recently spoke with Pat Ballard, Americold's VP Business Development for Key Accounts in the Protein vertical, to catch up on the temperature-controlled protein supply chain. Read on to hear his insights.

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[Video] Procurement in the Digital Age

Talking Logistics

Brian Reed, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS, discusses procurement in the digital age. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Procurement in the Digital Age appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Big Data

Enterra Insights

For many companies, dealing with the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), formally known as AB 375, will be the biggest big data story of the year.[1] 1] The CCPA is a big deal because many companies have dealings in California and more and more companies leverage big data to target consumers.

A Supply Chain Planning Model is a Digital Twin: Is This Just Hype?

Logistics Viewpoints

Isn't any model not based on paper and pencil a digital twin? What value does it add to call a supply planning model a digital twin? I thought it was hype. Supply chain planning executives disagree. The post A Supply Chain Planning Model is a Digital Twin: Is This Just Hype?

Management with Intention

Supply Chain Nation

Erin Miller, senior solutions director, JXC & Partners, has worked at JDA the majority of her career. She shares some distinct learnings about management and how important it is to be involved in something bigger than yourself, for the greater purpose of your team’s growth and success.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Walmart Expands Use of Scanning Robots, Launches MFC for Grocery

Multichannel Merchant

Walmart is expanding its fleet of shelf-scanning robots, adding 650 this year for a total of 1,000 as it looks to address nettlesome grocery out-of-stock issues and battle competitors with the technology, including Ahold Delhaize’s Stop & Shop, Giant Eagle and Schnuck’s, Bloomberg is reporting.

The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Talking Logistics

Quality is one of the pillars of supply chain management, along with cost, service, and risk. Managing quality across the supply chain is critically important for all industries, but especially in Aerospace and Defense. What have been some of the obstacles? How is technology helping Aerospace and Defense companies to streamline and automate this process? Read more The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry.

Omnichannel Focus on BOPIS

Enterra Insights

In the culinary world, Bopis is a spicy Filipino dish made from minced pig’s lungs and heart. In the retail world, BOPIS stands for Buy Online Pick-up In Store and for some retailers it has become the heart of their omnichannel strategy. The folks at Parcel Pending explain, “While you may have heard of BOPIS, you might not have a clear idea of what it really is. At a basic level, BOPIS is fairly straightforward.

Optimise your storage facility with Warehousing Management System

20Cube Logistics

Warehousing and distribution plays a pivotal role in logistics and is capable of delivering a higher return on investment. For most, it’s just a storage facility but it is actually a CPU or a nerve system of the supply chain management.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Taking Visibility to the Next Level with IoT and Cloud Connectivity

TMC

This week we participated in NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show along with our partner and customer Microsoft, to showcase our latest technology solutions built by and for supply chain experts.

Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The future direction of supply chain management and collaboration will be determined by the impact of digitalization on the supply chain. Every analyst and forecaster is making that general prediction for the supply chain of the future.

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Truckload Tactics for 2020: Balance Strategy to Control Cost

Talking Logistics

Truckload rates and capacity should not create concerns for shippers managing a proper procurement strategy during the first half of 2020. However, pending legislation and rising fuel costs, as well as unpredictable economic and climate trends create challenges to a shippers’ ability to control cost. Emerging brokerage offerings can add confusion to these market complexities. Read more Truckload Tactics for 2020: Balance Strategy to Control Cost.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Already widespread, artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to make a huge impact in the world. Lori Webber ( @lfwebber ), chief marketing officer of IBM Watson Supply Chain, states AI is “perhaps the most transformative [technology] of our era.”[1] ”[1] AI’s impact will be the result of its ubiquity and its capabilities.

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

Supply Chain Nation

Remember the good old days when planning was something you did once a quarter just to make sure your annual plans were still on track? We don’t live in that world anymore.

Greener Pastures: How to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain

AFFLINK

Do you want to create a sustainable supply chain? In the past, supply chains were often harmful, with high carbon footprints due to shipping and packaging processes that focused more on the bottom line rather than sustainability. But the industry is shifting with the times.

Have you experienced the benefits of Demand Forecasting?

Prophetic Technology

A business could face different internal and external risks: a) High competition; b) Change in government laws; c) Failure of technology. d) Labour unrest; e) Inflation or recession. supply chain forecasting

Best Practices for Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Cash Is King! Creating a Culture Focused on Money Management. Accounts Receivable and Payable article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Nathan Miller at tesorio.com.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Monte Carlo Simulation in Planning

Vanguard Software

How This Advanced Technique Will Improve Supply Chain Decision-Making and Risk Management. Supply Chain Integrated Business Planning (IBP

Understand the Three-Part Lifecycle of Your Promotions to Maximise Profit

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

The anticipation, the demand curve and spending patterns during the promotion, and the post promotion periods all require unique logic with machine learning to keep customers happy and balance inventory. supply chain Profit Promotions

How to Optimize Global Demand Fulfillment

3rdwave

Global transportation is the nexus through which all related international transportation information flows. Capturing, aggregating, and analyzing all the global supply chain transportation and product/SKU level detail is foundational to having end-to-end supply chain visibility.

Is Packaging Management vital for your Supply Chain?

Prophetic Technology

To face the increasingly-extreme market competition , our customers count now on Packaging Management systems across their Supply Chain (SC) as it is one of the significant product promoters granting to improve and significantly boost their productivity.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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