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Talking Logistics: Top 5 Factors When Choosing a TMS


Our industry has gone through some significant changes in the last 10 years and we’re likely to go through even more thanks to factors like omni-channel, autonomous trucks and increasingly complex routing.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch


The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints.

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Six pieces of out-of-this world supply chain advice from astronaut Chris Hadfield

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Mesmerizing. Motivating. Magical. That’s how best to describe the experience of hearing famed Canadian astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station (ISS) Chris Hadfield address the crowd at Kinexions, our annual user and training conference.

Moving Forward with Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

The digital currency called Bitcoin has been in the news recently as its value has skyrocketed to over $6,500 per coin, with speculators pouring money into exchanges hoping to make an easy profit. As Bitcoin becomes more popular (and controversial!),

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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Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Supply Chains (Guest Post by Wolfgang Lehmacher, WEF)

SCM Research

My guest post today comes from Wolfgang Lehmacher, who presents a white paper prepared by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with BVL International. The report, titled Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Supply Chains , provides preliminary considerations for Fourth Industrial Revolution-driven supply chains.

Voice TMS

Quantified Freight

Voice is the next big thing in technology. There is no denying it now. Amazon, Google, and many others are placing large swaths of resources into this space across a magnitude of industries.

Warehouse of the Future: The Importance of an Integrated and Autonomous Supply Chain System – Part 3 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

In part 1 of this blog series , we took a look at how innovation is changing the supply chain and the evolution of different warehouse types and processes. Part 2 of the series took a deeper dive into the adoption of technology within the distribution center (DC), how technological innovation processes in DCs are poised to change over the next few years and the path and obstacles to automated DCs.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

China’s Singles Day Sets New Online Sales Records and Logistics Milestones

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides a follow-up to our ongoing blog commentaries related to China’s 2017 Singles Day online shopping event that occurred this weekend. Indications are that this year’s event shattered all previous online sales records and provided added milestones for integrating online and in-store merchandising.

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Global Logistics and Trade Programs: An Update on GSP and C-TPAT


Updates and adjustments to global trade programs have been capturing headlines and creating uncertainty for several months. Even with NAFTA negotiations moving into 2018, there are still other possible global trade updates on the horizon that shippers should keep an eye on.

Part 2: Cost Widens the Gap—What Stands In the Way of Meeting Customer Demands


What motivates shoppers to make a purchase? What stands in the way of retailers making the right improvements to meet customer demands? The problem is two-fold.

JDA Labs and Google Cloud to Host Meet-up On Data Streaming and Machine Learning

Supply Chain Nation

On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 6:00 PM, JDA Labs and Google are hosting a meet-up at the JDA Labs office in Montreal. The meet-up will focus on data streaming and machine learning with the Google Cloud Platform. Machine Learning through Google Cloud Platform’s Dataflow. Maxime Legault-Venne from JDA Labs will speak about solving machine learning delays. Machine learning aims to train models so they can predict accurate outcomes on unseen data.

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.

Why Supply Chain Cost-Cutting Isn’t Impacting the Bottom Line

Material Handling & Logistics

While companies try to remove 3% to 4% in supply chain cost reductions each year they see minimal or no impact to the bottom line. Companies across industries are stuck in a supply chain cost-reduction death spiral, according to Accenture.

Blockchain: Reflections on a Webinar

Supply Chain Shaman

Yesterday, I spoke at the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Leaders Forum on innovation. The presentation focused on nine themes. One of the nine was blockchain. I asked the audience for a show of hands to understand how many of the supply chain leaders in the room were testing blockchain.

Is the Transportation Market Heading into Unprecedented Territory?

Talking Logistics

If you’ve attended any logistics conferences lately, or just tried covering a load in recent weeks, you know that the tide is turning in the transportation market. Capacity is tightening and rates are going up. Will these trends continue in 2018? What impact will the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate have on the market? How should shippers respond? Those were just some of the questions I discussed with Mike Finn, VP of Transportation at Kenco Group in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Opportune LLP Announces Partnership with River Logic

River Logic

DALLAS, November 14th, 2017 — River Logic today announced its new partnership with Opportune LLP , a global energy advisory firm. Opportune adds value to their clients by utilizing their deep energy industry supply chain expertise to improve financial and operational results. Partners Company News

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.

Apply Yourself to Everything You Do

Supply Chain Nation

After spending some time with Donna Williams, it’s clear that once she puts her mind to something, she succeeds. She’s an enterprise solution architect and a U.S. veteran, having served eight years in the U.S. Donna joined the military in her 20s after deciding that she wanted to serve her country.

Back to the Basics: What’s the Core Purpose of Supply Chain Management?


As supply chain professionals and SCM technology enthusiasts, our conversations and discussions are often forward-looking. Sometimes, it’s essential to focus on the here and now, before looking ahead. In this post, we’ll cover some of the basics of what supply chain management entails, and why it’s a critical component in fueling supply chain innovations. Back to the Basics: What’s the Core Purpose of Supply Chain Management? was first posted on November 14, 2017 at 8:02 am. ©2017


Viable Visibility with Ocean Carriers

Supply Chain Link

As in many areas of logistics, visibility during the ocean shipping process continues to be a challenge for both shippers and carriers alike. Shippers are constantly seeking new ways to gain more visibility into their supply chain to ensure on-time deliveries and meet cost guidelines.

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Supply Chain Trial by Jury

Talking Logistics

Author’s note: I have jury duty today. The last time I reported for jury duty, seven years ago this month, I got selected as a juror for a murder trial and spent almost three weeks in court. Those were also the first three weeks of me going off on my own and starting my own company. I think I earned less than $100 for my time served — not a great way to start off financially, but serving as a juror was a worthwhile experience nonetheless.

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Contest Starting Nov. 14, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

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Building a Home or Planning a Vacation: Think about S&OP and S&OE

Supply Chain Nation

I recently had the opportunity to contribute an article, S&OP Vacation, to the Winter 2017 edition of Supply Chain World magazine 1 about the sales and operations planning process. In working with many customers over the years, I’ve discovered that the term means different things to different organizations, causing some to question the business value sales and operations planning can create within an organization.

Amazing, Great, How Sweet the Sound


‘Amazing Grace. How sweet the sound. To have saved a wretch like me. I once was lost. But now am found. Was blind. And now I see’ Author Unknown. Its author is unknown but this familiar ancient hymn seems to stir something in our collective DNA.

An optimist’s view of Blockchain in supply chain: Learnings from Bitcoin

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha These days, not a single supply chain conference I attend goes by without someone mentioning Blockchain. Given the growing chatter, I wanted to share my views on the topic.

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

At Long Last Ocean Freight Rates Are Rising. Freight Rate Update W45


At Long Last Ocean Freight Rates Are Rising. Freight Rate Update Wk 45. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. A Tale Of Two Cities, But At Long Last Ocean Freight Rates Are Rising.

Bill Gates Spends $80 million to Create a “Smart City”

Supply Chain 24/7

An investment firm run by Bill Gates has put down $80 million to develop a planned community in Arizona, the community will integrate technology and high-speed data into its "smart city" infrastructure

The Internet of Tomatoes Is Coming, Starting With Boston Salads

Material Handling & Logistics

A pilot program at Ward's Berry Farm is showing how blockchain can be used to track crops, yielding higher-quality produce and putting better information in the hands of farmers, food distributors and restaurants. Intrigued by how blockchain was changing finance, an ex-banker at Wells Fargo & Co.

Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Dwight Klappich of Gartner on WMS, WCS, and the New WES

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Who is winning the battle for control of the DC

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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.