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Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Every day it seems as if one company or another is touting they’ve just released the next big thing—that new device that will change your life.

How Five Digital Experts at Top Logistics Providers Are Preparing For The Future

Freightos

How Five Digital Experts at Top Logistics Providers Are Preparing For The Future. By Eytan Buchman, VP Marketing, Freightos. I’ve been writing about freight digitization for years.

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Federal Maritime Commission Pushing Further on Improving Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

The FMC project aims to provide the U.S. ocean transportation supply system with accurate, actionable information delivered in a reliable and timely way. read more. Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News

What Defines a Successful TMS Implementation?

Talking Logistics

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) have been around for a long time, but not all implementations go smoothly or deliver the expected results. What are some of the keys to a successful TMS implementation?

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

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Writing Good Contracts Matters a LOT!

NC State SCRC

I have been having a lot of interesting discussions recently with both procurement and legal executives who are increasingly concerned with the state of their contract management processes. This is occurring for several reasons.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Visibility is the Key

Talking Logistics

I like to say that supply chain management is synonymous with risk management, and the risks are growing every day, everything from natural disasters to cyberattacks. Unfortunately, many companies are falling short in managing these risks effectively. In what ways are they falling short? “I

Lessons Learned from the Beer Game

Supply Chain Nation

At JDA, one of the vehicles we’ve been using to demonstrate the benefits of effective supply planning and collaboration across the supply chain is the Collaborative Flow Planning workshop — AKA, The Beer Game. Most supply chain professionals have played the beer game at some point in their careers. Built by MIT years ago, the game does a great job of showing participants the pitfalls of poor communication, lack of visibility and the bullwhip effect.

Everything you Thought about Pool Distribution is Wrong

3GTMS

Pool distribution – routing freight through pool points – isn’t new. But it’s rarely cost effective. Determining which pool points make the most sense based on the mix of freight is extremely complex, and one small change to an order can suddenly make your entire plan go out the window.

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.

Podcast Episode 46: How to Successfully Move Your Warehousing into the Future w/ John Joe from SecureSkids

Icecorp

ICECORP is excited to share Episode 46 of the " 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain " Podcast! Warehousing and Distribution

2-Year ELD Delay Proposed in Congress

DAT Solutions

Truckers will have until 2019 to install electronic logging devices (ELD) if newly proposed legislation becomes law. The ELD Extension Act was submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by Rep. Brian Babin (R, Texas) who announced the bill today. "If

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A Recipe for Success: Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration

Talking Logistics

No two supply chain integrations are ever the same. But after many years of onboarding new customers, I have learned that there are three basic components to most integrations. And I like to think of it in cooking terms.

Walmart Suppliers Will Be Fined for Both Early and Late Deliveries

Material Handling & Logistics

Beginning August items that are fast-turning must deliver orders 100% full on the correct date, 75% of the time. If items are late or missing during a month period the supplier will be fined 3% of the value. Early shipments are fined as well or will incur a fine of 3% of the values. read more.

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.

What Less-Than-Truckload Data Should a Shipper Track?

Cerasis

How do shippers know if their carrier selection process for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is working? The answer is simple; shippers must track the right data.

Demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business

ToolsGroup

A question we hear often is “How can I have demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business? Demand-driven seems more appropriate to a pull strategy, the opposite of a push strategy. How can they coexist?”. To answer the question we propose looking at the supply chain of two seemingly unrelated businesses, fashion companies and poultry producers.

Understanding Hostage Freight

PLS Logistics

Have you ever been in a situation when your or your customer’s freight has been held hostage? Hostage load scenario is stressful and unpleasant for all the parties involved, and the resolution might be very time- and energy-consuming.

3 Ways API Technology Can Improve Your Supply Chain

TMC

As technology continues to revolutionize the way we do business and meet customer demands, are you leveraging the latest innovations to optimize your supply chain and stay ahead of your competition?

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

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

There’s a Less Frustrating Way to Negotiate Freight Contracts

Logistics Bureau

What do planes, trains, trucks, and ships all have in common?… … Unless you own them, you have to pay for space onboard. When you negotiate freight contracts though, there’s a lot more to consider (and haggle over) than the price per unit/tonne/pallet that you wish to transport.

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Regional Parcel Carriers – Why It’s Wise to Expand Your Basket Beyond the Big 2

Cerasis

In selecting a parcel carrier for your shipping needs, companies can go a couple of ways. Remember the old saying from the corporate CTO – “Nobody ever got fired for choosing IBM”? The safe route would be to go with one of the global giants – UPS or FedEx.

Before You Hire a Logistics Data Scientist

Talking Logistics

The digital transformation of supply chains — it’s a phrase you hear a lot these days, but what is different today compared to the late 1990s and early 2000s when the internet, Web, and dotcoms triggered their own business transformations?

Dylan Could Not Have Said It Better!

Supply Chain Insights

“Don’t block up the hall. For he that gets hurt. Will be he who has stalled. There’s a battle outside ragin’. It’ll soon shake your windows. And rattle your walls. For the times they are a changin’”.

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

The sustainable supply chain is the future supply chain.

Digitalization Boosts Demand for Supply Chain Software

Material Handling & Logistics

The market for supply chain software has risen to $13 billion, thanks in part to a rising demand for agility. read more. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation News

3 Dangers of Resting on Your Supply Chain Laurels

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

It is a common phrase: “Don’t rest on your laurels.” In other words, don’t be satisfied with your past successes. Go out and strive for more. In today’s culture of… Editor's Picks Supply Chain Management innovation omnichannel supply chain supply chain management

Most popular items on Supply Chain Movement – first 6 months 2017

Supply Chain Movement

In Case You Missed It. A recap of the most popular articles on in 2017 so far. By far the most read article on Supply Chain Movement is Carlos Cordon’s blog: Supply Chain 4.0: Adidas and Amazon re-write the rules. In an amazing twist, technology is rendering the old fundamentals of supply chain management obsolete. In Russia, Adidas increased sales in Moscow by double digits in 24 hours, thanks to a supply chain initiative.

ICECORP and The Great White North Episode 6: 15 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Business in Canada

Icecorp

In honour of Canada's 150th birthday, we're dedicating this month's Great White North vlog to Canada and why you should be doing business in this country, if you're not already. Supply Chain Logistics Shipment of Goods and Materials Customs

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.

How Slotting Optimization Software Increases Labor Efficiency & Lowers Operating Costs

Cerasis

In 2016, finding qualified workers, like pickers, was among the top concerns of 41 percent of warehouse managers, reports Roberto Michel of Modern Materials Handling magazine.

Supply Chain Talk: The 10 Rules of Collaborative Supply Chain Planning

Arkieva

Supply chain transparency and visibility are one of the topmost concerns for most manufacturing business leaders. Without the proper collaboration between the different players within the supply chain, it becomes difficult to create an S&OP that promote productivity, reduce costs, and improve service levels. In this week’s ‘Supply Chain Talk,’ Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses the top 10 rules for creating a collaborative planning process.

Is the Recent UPS Peak Season Surcharge Announcement Giving You the Christmas in July Blues?

CHAINalytics

MGI Research Recognizes RELEX Solutions’ Momentum and Commitment to 100% Customer Referenceability

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. MGI 360™ Ratings report for the Core SCM market places RELEX above peers in product, strategy and financial health. RELEX Solutions announced today that it achieved a top ranking in the MGI 360 Rating report for the Core SCM market. MGI Research’s outlook on RELEX is POSITIVE. The firm scored RELEX above its peer group in product, strategy and financial health.

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Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration.