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Cold Chain Technology Ensures Temperature-Controlled Environment

OneSCM

Supply chain executives need to ensure that environmental and geological conditions are met. Technology can eliminate data silos and lack of communication for cold chain and blockchain metrics, increasing transparency and improving customer satisfaction.

How Exception Automation and TMS Streamlines the Dock

Cerasis

When a process occurs that does not fall within the rules and workflows within a TMS, the process is known as an exception. Unfortunately, the increasing complexity of supply chains and inbound freight management will likely continue to force exceptions in established workflows.

The Amazon Effect is the New Walmart Effect

Cerasis

In 1994, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos read a statistic that the Internet had been growing at 2300 percent annually. He fashioned that changing tide into a business plan that has been breaking barriers across supply chain and e-commerce that has left an indelible mark.

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:42] 00:42] Introduce yourself and your company. I am the Founder and CEO of Customodal, based in Marshfield, WI, [01:59] Tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Go to school? What was your major in college? I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin.

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.

AI and All That – Ivalua Now Looks to the Future

ivalua

The afternoon of the first day at the Ivalua Now event in Paris had a strong AI (artificial intelligence) flavour. Now there’s an interesting question – if AI had a flavour, what exactly would it be? Fresh mint, maybe? Or aluminium, perhaps?)

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Report Confirms Foxconn Will Initiate Production of Latest Model iPhones in India

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a reader update on a December 2018 indication that Apple’s primary contract services manufacturer will be shifting some production of current iPhone models to India.

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The Good Jobs of the Future Belong to Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam White at [link].

Omnichannel Operations Benefit from Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Gone are the days when a consumer decides they need something and their only choice is to head to the store to buy it. Even when a consumer concludes making an in-store purchase is their best option, they are likely to have used their smartphone to search for other options or to compare prices. The digital path to purchase is becoming the norm for many consumers and both retailers and manufacturers are taking notice.

Supply Chain Cyber Attacks: How Prepared Are You?

Talking Logistics

Norwegian aluminum maker Norsk Hydro was the latest company to fall victim to a cyber attack. On March 19 the company “halted some of its production and switched other units to manual operation after hackers blocked its systems with ransomware,” as reported by Reuters.

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High-Tech Inbound Freight Management: Managing a Cybersecurity Crisis

Cerasis

Cybersecurity is not a new topic in today’s world of supply chain management, but shippers often overlook the cybersecurity issues that exist with high-tech inbound freight management.

Could Another KFC UK Prepared Chicken Crisis Be in the Works?

Supply Chain Matters

In early 2018, a supply chain crisis made media headlines across the United Kingdom, the termed “ KFC Crisis ” as consumers bemoaned on a shortage of prepared fried chicken. Supply Chain Matters updates readers on new developments.

A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics

Shipchain

Nowadays, evolving technology can dramatically change the way society functions. I can still remember my very first cellphone. The most high-tech things it could do were make phone calls and send text messages, all hand-crafted in T9 of course.

Industry 4.0: The Slow Revolution, Part 2

Enterra Insights

The late Emma Goldman, a twentieth century anarchist and political activist, once stated, “If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.” ” The latest industrial revolution, labeled Industry 4.0, is a revolutionary dance many manufacturers have yet to join. Many analysts believe manufacturers need to start dancing if they are going to survive and thrive in the digital age. Most manufacturers seem to understand the need to transform.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption.

TMS for Inbound Logistics: The Top 10 Benefits

Cerasis

Using a TMS for inbound logistics is an excellent way to restore confidence within inbound supply chains and gain visibility into their associated processes and actions. Deploying a TMS for inbound logistics offers 10 unique benefits that shippers need to understand.

April 12 2018 Edition of Thsi Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our April 12, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech , a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based readership.

Why Supply Chain Technology Needs Blockchain

Supply Chain Brain

There is a tremendous mismatch in the selection of appropriate technologies to automate complex and decentralized operations

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

AO.com Enhances its Supply Chain Capabilities Working with BluJay’s DropShip

BluJay Solutions

AO selects BluJay Solutions to enable direct shipping of fast-moving consumer products. Manchester, UK – 18 April 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, today announces that ao.com , one of the UK’s largest online retailers of white goods, tech and electricals, have deployed BluJay’s DropShip solution to support delivery of its vast product range.

This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Today’s post was written by a robot. Well, not really, but robots are already writing news stories. As Nicole Martin (a human, I believe) highlighted in a recent Forbes article , “The Washington Post has a robot reporting program called Heliograf.

Out-of-Stocks: Finding a Way Out

C3 Solutions

Along with sophisticated demand prediction tools that use algorithms to make predictions based on the reams of data now available across the retail supply chain, successful retailers are also looking at the places where they can apply practical real-world tools to ensure seamless inventory control.

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Amazon Air and Other Air Cargo Pilots Protest Work Rules and Compensation

Supply Chain Matters

Yesterday, upwards of 20 pilots associated with contract air freight carriers Atlas Air , Southern Air , and ABX Air , which each operate leased aircraft for Amazon Air and DHL , and other customers, protested poor working conditions and stalled labor contract negotiations.

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Career Progression Amid Personal Challenges

JDA software

Margie Jones has been with JDA for nearly 24 years and has evolved her role throughout the HR organization at JDA – from HR representative all the way to her current role today, as vice president of compensation and benefits. She shares how important it is to mean what you say (and say what you mean!)

What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)?

Kuebix

The term ‘Transportation Management System’ or TMS has become more common in the supply chain industry as companies turn to technology to stay competitive in a changing marketplace. Technology has revolutionized everything from how we watch TV, to how we buy our groceries, and even how we meet each other. It’s unsurprising, therefore, that a […]. The post What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)? appeared first on Kuebix.

The Future of Ocean Data Sharing and Visibility

Talking Logistics

Over the past few years there have been many advancements in freight visibility technology, particularly in trucking. Those advancements are now making their way into other modes of transportation, including ocean transport. What factors are driving this trend? How are these advancements improving the way data is shared in ocean transportation? How are companies leveraging enhanced visibility to deliver business benefits?

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The Supply Chain Detective™ – The Case of the Missing Cash!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Detective™: The Mystery of the Prima Donna Boss! We were tremendously excited!

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.