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The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Last fall after attending the CSCMP conference in Atlanta, I shared my observation that digital transformation is now a central theme in the industry. Many of you have had the same observation. This isn’t breaking news, but it is new for the industry.

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Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha With the Alps as a backdrop, LogiPharma Europe 2018 proved to be both energizing and thought provoking.

Five Tips for Improving Demand Planner Effectiveness


A forecast is more than a projection of future business; it is a request for product (or a request for resources to ensure supply of a product).

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect


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.

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Leveraging Technology to Optimize Your Transportation Business

Logistics Viewpoints

The transportation industry is currently facing a number of daunting challenges. New government policies and regulations and a worsening driver shortage are forcing transportation specialists to reevaluate and change their business practices. Thankfully, there are a number of new technologies available to help the industry get back on the right track. Driver Scarcity Over the past year, the U.S. has experienced moderate economic growth, which has resulted in more products being shipped.

The Jury is Still Out on the Death of Retail

Supply Chain @ MIT

As industry bankruptcies continue unabated and technologies such as conversational commerce make it easier for consumers to buy goods online, it seems that bricks-and-mortar retailing is doomed. But attendees at the Crossroads 2018 conference were not so sure.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro


Shippers face an uphill battle against Amazon and the big box retailers. These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense.

Celebrating and Encouraging Women in Supply Chain


Since 2012, The Manufacturing Institute has celebrated women in manufacturing with its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards, which recognize women in manufacturing who exemplify leadership within their companies

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.

5 Things to Know Before Negotiating Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year

Talking Logistics

The 2018-19 contract season for ocean shipping is here, and it’s time to think about the best way to approach negotiations. Of course, you want to control costs, consider options, and mitigate risks, but it will also be important to keep these five factors in mind as you talk to ocean service providers about the year ahead. Ocean Shipping Contracts: 5 Factors to Keep in Mind. Remember the ghost of Hanjin past.

Supply Chain Software Sector Gains From Patient Investors

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain software companies have been garnering some major investments. Some quiet investments from patient investors are reshaping the industry, These supply chain software companies are benefiting from patient investors. The investors, in turn, are keen on software companies with network solutions. These "digital" companies are seen as having the opportunity to create new types of value for their clients.

What is a Demand-driven Supply Chain?


Demand-driven Supply Chain (DDSC) is defined as a supply chain management method focused on building supply chains in response to demand signals. The main force of DDSC is that it is driven by customer demand.

Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management?


The management lies in the hands of e-commerce and omnichannel sales strategies. Customer service is more important than ever, and customers expect purchases to arrive at record speeds with free or low-cost shipping, says GlobeCon Freight Systems. As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

Four Key Steps to Drive Efficient Supply Chain Planning for Manufacturers in the 21st Century


| By Grace Diffenbacher | Senior Consultant, Integrated Demand and Supply Planning | Chainalytics | Companies, specifically manufacturers, are struggling to keep up with the pace of 21st century demand. How is this still a relevant topic 18 years post “Y2K?”

Digitizing the Global Supply Chain: Three Ways to Create Value

Talking Logistics

The process of digitizing global supply chains continues to generate a lot of interest and discussion in the industry, perhaps because it’s really about embarking on a transformational journey. While the end destination offers some great potential benefits, there are some key questions for many companies, including: are we even ready to get started? What are the prerequisites to digital supply chain transformation? And once we get started, in what ways can we ultimately achieve value?

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The Value of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Supply Chain Link

Identified as a top 2018 supply chain technology trend by Gartner, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has emerged as a useful tool that could potentially lead to more strategic decision-making.

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Growing Women in Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Nation

This week, Wednesdays for Women features a Q&A with Heather Sheehan, Executive Director of AWESOME (which stands for achieving women’s excellence in supply chain operations, management and education). Heather’s career spans more than 30 years in the manufacturing and transportation industries, with leadership positions in procurement, logistics and marketing at Danaher, Honeywell, Union Pacific Corporation and NCR Corporation.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.

UltraShipTMS Earns Spot on Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Providers List

Supply Chain Collaborator

For the Ninth Consecutive Year, Leading Solution Provider Earns Spot on Inbound Logistics Magazine’s Annual Who’s Who of Top Supply Chain Management Software Companies.

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Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Christopher Tang. There are two sides of a bitcoin: a cryptocurrency that enables anonymous individuals to facilitate transactions using a decentralized digital currency without a middleman (such as a bank or credit card company). [1]

MODEX Momentum: Enterprise Labeling Gets a Lift


Last week’s MODEX 2018 event was a first for Loftware as we joined 925 other exhibitors in the more than spacious Georgia World Congress Center. We had never been to the show before, but judging by the great conversations we had with attendees—as well as the many relevant breakout sessions—enterprise labeling and artwork management clearly belong at this 4-day supply chain spectacular. Supply Chain SAP Oracle Barcode Labeling Logistics

The ELD Mandate and Fresh Produce Logistics: What Shippers Need to Know


Last December, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect for the broader carrier community, marking a change in how professional truck drivers and commercial motor carriers log hours of service (HOS).

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Warehouse of the Future: Adopting Automation within Your Supply Chain – Part 1 of 2

Supply Chain Nation

There’s currently a digital supply chain transformation that’s happening faster than the physical supply chain can react, requiring hybrid solutions in semi-automated environments where humans and robots work in tandem. New incentives to modernize operational capabilities should be added that capture efficiencies not previously achieved, while laying the foundation of a digitalized supply chain, continuously re-evaluating plans and evolving for performance.

New Tech Bypasses FMCSA Regulations and Mitigates Capacity Challenges Too

Supply Chain Collaborator

You could grow a long beard waiting for the federal government to rectify the problems it’s causing for carriers and drivers. Instead, why not use innovative tech solutions to do an end run around the hassles caused by the ELD mandate and onerous Hours of Service regulations?

Tips for Optimizing Your Entire Supply Chain Planning Process


Optimizing your supply chain involves looking at the entire process, and not just the initial solution. Here’s an example of how. Tips for Optimizing Your Entire Supply Chain Planning Process was first posted on April 17, 2018 at 8:15 am. ©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.

3 Supply Chain Challenges, 3 Labeling Success Stories


Supply chain challenges crop up on a daily basis. You need to avoid manufacturing disruptions, comply with regulations and meet customer demands. There are a lot of moving parts to ensure efficiency, and one of the key cogs in this process that often gets overlooked is labeling. Manufacturing Labeling Trends

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.

Will Robots Take All the Supply Chain Jobs

Supply Chain Digest

Wide Range of Views on This. I am Pessimistic, as Bill Gates Calls for Robot Tax

MODEX Moments: The Future of Supply Chain Is Now

Material Handling & Logistics

From disruptive technologies to the dirtiest jobs you could ever imagine, here's a look at some of the highlights from the MODEX 2018.

Evolution of the Warehouse: How it Adapted to E-Commerce and New Technology Trends?


Today’s Warehouses Are Much Different Due To E-Commerce. You probably know that e-commerce sales have been soaring over the past few years. This website shows that retail e-commerce sales grew roughly 25 percent annually worldwide from 2014 to 2017.