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The State of the Tactical Freight Market and What You Need to Know About It

Cerasis

The current freight market continues to ramp up in anticipation of the most active returns season of the year. The strong demand for more freight continues to grow, and consumers have divine expectations for the performance of supply chains.

Supply Chain Transformation – The Need for Speed

Logility

Synchronize, Align and Accelerate your Business through Advanced Sales & Operations Planning. The amount of change in supply chain management practices since I first became a practitioner more than 25 years ago is eye watering.

Supply Chain Automation Is the Cornerstone of Supply Chain Success

Cerasis

Supply chain management evolves, and supply chain leaders have a grand opportunity to leverage supply chain automation and drive success. However, many leaders approach automation with a poor understanding of its capabilities, not to mention potential risks during implementation.

Midstream Transportation Trends: The Future of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

Despite the 2014 oil and gas price drop crisis and the rush around alternative fuel sources, the future of the oil and gas industry remains bright and has a steady pace of growth and increasing demand.

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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.

What Do Top Supply Chain Companies Know About Analytics?

River Logic

For example, why do L’Oreal and Apple consistently score notoriety over 29 other superior supply chain companies and more than 500 publicly-held ones?¹ We take a look at several reports on leading supply chain companies, specifically with the filter of advanced analytics, to highlight the answers.

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Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC YMS

Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. transportation supply chain logistics trucking

US-China Trade Conference: Timely and Relevant

Logistics Viewpoints

The US-China Trade Conference discussed implications of tariff increases, China production advantages, established supply chain capabilities, ASEAN alternatives, and strategies for mitigating any negative impacts from recent 301 tariff increases.

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What is concurrent planning?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater There are lots of organizations that claim to have reinvented supply chain planning. They say they simplify planning by aligning different supply chain processes or functions. There’s just one problem: None have truly reached their goal. None really do concurrent planning.

How a Transportation Management System (TMS) Can Benefit a Business of Any Size

Kuebix

A Transportation Management System (TMS) helps companies streamline their logistics processes so that they are as efficient and connected as possible.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

LTL Freight Shipments Are on the Rise…And Here’s Why

Cerasis

Regardless of the current political climate, e-commerce expansion continues, and the global supply chain has grown more interdependent than ever.

The Challenges of Designing a Pan-European Distribution Network

CHAINalytics

Europe is home to some of the world’s largest economies which makes it an attractive market.

Help Save Mother Earth: Amazon’s New Supply Chain Sustainability Shipping Option

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon has a new supply chain sustainability shipping option. With Your Delivery Day, customers can designate a day of a week when deliveries to the home can be made. This creates consolidation and optimization opportunities which is good for Mother Earth.

What's Driving the Trend of Faster, Easier Dock Scheduling Software Adoption?

C3 Solutions

Retailers across the globe strive for success—the fastest deliveries, the lowest costs, the customers that always return, and growth. Reality tells a different story. Amazon, Walmart, and Target relentlessly push the boundaries of what customers can expect; and smaller businesses suffer.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Why is Transportation Management Important?

Kuebix

Before transportation management systems (TMSs) came into the picture, nearly all logistics processes were done on paper. Shippers spent countless hours calling and emailing internal and external partners just to ship their freight. Transportation management technology changed all of that.

What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning?

Cerasis

With advancing demands of consumers and the steady growth of e-commerce, shippers and carriers are working to build better relationships and optimize operations. Unfortunately, the modern supply chain remains brittle, subject to the slightest of changes that could spell its doom. While that paints a dire picture, supply chain leaders have another option; they can.read More. The post What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning?

5 Trends in Email Marketing for Supply Chain and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Green Supply Chain: True Sustainability or Just One Big Marketing Stunt? Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Ellie Coverdale.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Much of the conversation these days about supply chain centers around the “digital disruption” of the business. The very definition of “disruption” implies a major disturbance; that it’s all changing too rapidly and upending the accepted way of doing things. But in reality, we have been living within the digital transformation of supply chain for quite some time. Consider this, right now at C.H. Robinson, almost 70 percent of our interactions are completely digital. We […].

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Preparing For The Unknown In Your Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

Supply chain disruptions continue to grow at an alarming rate, with 73% of businesses experiencing a supply chain disruption in the past year. Equally alarming is the rise in costs associated with these disruptions, which can run into the billions.

Has digitalization made cultural intelligence obsolete?

Supply Chain Movement

Nowadays, we all have a wide range of what I like to call ‘digital assistants’ at our fingertips, such as apps, quick Google look-ups or chat windows that can connect us to the other side of the world.

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New Product Forecasting

Vanguard Software

Three ways to model new product releases for better forecasting, planning and performance. Supply Chain Demand Planning Sales & Operations Planning

Complexities in warehousing lead to automation simplifications

20Cube Logistics

Today automation is the keyword. To improve productivity, everyone is looking at automating the process, abandoning the paper-based processes and bringing down the expenses to a lot extent. In warehouses, automation is termed as improving speed, accuracy, reliability and saving costs.

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.

How to Put Data Science to Work for Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Driving operational growth and increasing supply chain efficiency in today’s ever-changing business world is a top priority for many companies. In order to grow in a rapidly evolving marketplace, organizations must possess the ability to use advanced algorithms and data analytics to generate the next wave of supply chain value.

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Resiliency; the Fine Art of Balancing E-commerce & Brick and Mortar Investments

Supply Chain Nation

This past week, Forever 21, a fast-fashion apparel retailer with over 700 stores and 30,000 employees worldwide announced filing for Chapter 11.

Do You Live to Eat or Eat to Live?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Videos). Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Debbie Wilson, Advertising Consultant.

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Supply Chain Networks – The Greatest Influence

Logistics Bureau

What shape should your Supply Chain Network be, and what are the factors that drive the shape of it? Look closely at the diagram that I was about to show you here in this video.

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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.