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This Week in Logistics News (June 18-22, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Earlier this month, I retired my old headshot photo and starting using a new one. Today, I’m temporarily replacing it with this drawing of me that my daughter — the one heading to college this fall — drew way back when she was 2 years old.

Congratulating the Supply Chains to Admire Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

This afternoon, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen congratulation emails to the Supply Chains to Admire award winners. This is the fun part of my job.

Are you ready to unlock opportunities in the poultry industry?

Quintiq

The chicken industry, especially in the United States, is one of the most successful sectors in agriculture.

Still managing your inventory with spreadsheets?

ToolsGroup

Most companies are still trying to use Excel to optimize their inventories. Supply Chain Insights’ 2018 Inventory Optimization Technologies Study suggests the number may be as high as 75%.

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.

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Logistics Center of Excellence: Delivering Value to Organizations

Talking Logistics

Perhaps the most overworked word in the supply chain management lexicon is “visibility.” Yet it’s difficult to overstate the importance of a view into what’s going on in the supply chain. After all, you can’t source, make, move, store, deliver, measure or improve what you can’t see.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

Quintiq

The fall in oil prices transformed the global oil & gas industry. In the wake of its devastating consequences, companies have formed new business partnerships and become more open to embracing innovation.

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Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage

Logistics Viewpoints

Land O’Lakes Chief Supply Chain Officer, Yone Dewberry, told an audience at eft’s 3PL and Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta in on June 6th, “We’ve created it” (the truck driver shortage). “As As an industry” (shippers), “we’ve done this to ourselves.” Land O’ Lakes is a member owned cooperative with revenues of $15 billion. The company is best known for dairy products, particularly butter, but the company also has divisions devoted to animal nutrition and seeds/crop […].

Advanced Analytics: The Ante into Today’s Business Game

Enterra Insights

Companies are always looking for a competitive edge and many organizations believe Big Data and advanced analytics can help them find one. The truth of the matter is so many organizations are now leveraging Big Data and advanced analytics that finding an edge is becoming increasingly difficult. Sam Ransbotham ( @Ransbotham ), David Kiron ( @DavidKiron1 ), and Pamela Kirk Prentice ( @pamelakprentice ) assert, “Competitive advantage with analytics is waning.

Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

ShipBob isn’t a traditional 3PL. They offer 2-day shipping using integrated technology and by splitting inventory across fulfillment centers in the largest US cities to ship orders from locations closer to customers, reducing costs and time in transit.

2018 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

River Logic

Gartner's release of its 14th annual Supply Chain Top 25 provides an inside view of the elite corporations and their advanced practices that make them the best in the world. In the Supply Chain Top 25 ranking, Unilever retains its number one spot with a composite score based on six categories, like Gartner and peer opinions, inventory turns, revenue growth, and more. Gartner

Digital Transformation in the Heavy Building Materials Industry

Talking Logistics

Virtually all industries today are undergoing digital transformation, but the opportunities for cost savings, as well as productivity and service improvements, are arguably greatest in the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry because of all of their current manual and paper-based processes. How is digitization starting to transform this industry? What’s the value proposition for contractors, haulers, and suppliers in this industry?

Supply Chain’s Future

APICS

The future of business and the overhaul of supply chain management currently is limited by legacy technologies, but soon will be transformed by digital technology

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together by a common denominator: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge.

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.

Retail’s Not Dead: Changing the Conversation about the Evolving Retail Experience

Supply Chain Nation

These days, it seems like almost every time a retail chain shuts underperforming stores or has a leadership change, many in the news media and industry press rush to ask the same question: Is this another sign of the “Retail Apocalypse?”. But retailers and industry experts know that this rush to print gloom-and-doom headlines often ignores other factors, such as debt and customer experience.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Three Tips to Consider

Supply Chain Link

From the quick shipment of products to emerging technologies, society is moving faster than ever. Despite these rapid technological advancements, uncertainties of supply chain disruption still remain.

Don’t Let Past Mistakes Define You

Talking Logistics

It was my youngest son’s Bar Mitzvah this past Saturday, and as is customary at our congregation, he prepared a brief sermon reflecting on what he learned from that day’s Torah reading. He centered his talk on the following question: If you do something wrong, does that define who you are or what you can be forever? I’m taking a break today from writing about supply chain and logistics to share with you his insights on not letting your past mistakes define you.

Why Millennials Must Live at the Heart of Your Supply Chain Strategy

ModusLink Corporation

Today’s brands are up against a rapidly evolving the commercial landscape — with consumer behavior shifting toward online shopping and consumers, themselves, changing. Of course, the new shopper on every brand’s mind is the millennial.

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.

Digital Marketing in the Supply Chain and Logistics World

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

For many new elements of digital marketing, the supply chain and logistics world can appear mature in comparison. Nowadays, new marketing tools and strategies must be paired with an industry… Supply Chain Management digital marketing supply chain management

Strong US Economy Fueling Supply Chain Opportunities: State of Logistics Report

Material Handling & Logistics

The self-driving supply chain will need human capability more than ever

Supply Chain Trend

In a bit of an attention-grabbing title – The Death of Supply Chain Management – some pretty well-established supply chain people got away in the Harvard Business Review with a sales pitch kind of article. The main premise of the article is that technology, digitalisation and will take over the supply chain and take peoples jobs. They talk about sensor data, digital control towers, real time data, robotics. In short, we have to be scared.

ABC Segmentation for Inventory Management

Arkieva

A look at how you can use product and customer ABC segmentation for Inventory management. ABC Segmentation for Inventory Management was first posted on June 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at hyeboah@arkieva.com.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Why Thinking “Global, Yet Local” Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy

Transportfolio

Why Thinking “Global, Yet Local” Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy | C.H. Robinson.

Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage

EFT

Land O’ Lakes is a member-owned cooperative with revenues of $15 billion. The company is best known for dairy products, particularly butter, but the company also has divisions devoted to animal nutrition and seeds/crop protection.

3 Ways a TMS Platform Offsets Inflated Shipping Costs

Supply Chain Collaborator

“Companies Spent a Record $1.5 TRILLION on Shipping Costs in 2017” blares the headline from the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report article. Up a whopping 6.2% from the year before, shippers have been absorbing the costs of rising interest rates and labor costs, higher fuel costs, and soon, high tariffs on imported goods. The pace of cost increases is unsustainable. Supply chain experts point to broader carrier relationship development as critical to surviving and remaining competitive.

How Logistics Workforce should change in Industry 4.0

Abivin

In one of our last articles , we mentioned the possibility of robot taking the place of human jobs. Specifically, technology is already replacing human in doing repetitive tasks in major industries like manufacturing, transportation, logistics, etc. The Industry 4.0 era is at the beginning.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.