4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation

Cerasis

However, several innovative companies are challenging this norm. Overall, Peloton provides an awesome example of challenging the status quo in the trucking industry with innovative transportation technology.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

Retailers, of every shape and size, are faced with the threat: “Innovate or die.”. In 2005, department stores alone sold $60 billion in apparel; in 2015, it was half with nearly $28 billion shifting to online retailers like Amazon. eCommerce is fast-paced and competitive.

Amazon, FedEx and Adjacent Innovation

Techgistics

Blackberry unit sales 2015: 7 million iPhone unit sales 2015: 233 million Back to the topic at hand, while there can be little doubt that the barriers to entry in the package delivery market are massive, we’ve seen this playbook before from Amazon in the form of adjacent innovation.

Probabilistic Forecasting: Right Fit for Your Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Spairliners, founded in 2005, to provide spare parts for Airbus A380 planes (the largest passenger airliner in the world). Demand Global Supply Chains innovation Inventory Management Anthony Narozza probabilistic forecasting Spairliners.

Innovation is… ACTION

EFT

Successful Innovations come from identifying the need (even if one never knew the need existed), building the right teams, and conducting the proper analysis to be able to implement them properly. Only when you act, when you implement, do you truly innovate.”

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #4

Supply Chain Trend

The S&OP Pulse Check 2015 suggests S&OP practitioners are left behind in confusion: 62% of respondents think there is not enough innovation in S&OP systems. 64% think there is not enough coordinated innovation in S&OP processes. Capture S&OP innovation.

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6 Sigma Supply Chain: The Brief Introduction for Non-Statisticians

Supply Chain Opz

More comprehensive approach can be found in the article " A conceptual model for the application of Six Sigma methodologies to supply chain improvement " by Knowles et al 2005. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll.

7 Supply Chain Lessons from Lenovo

Supply Chain Opz

However, the majority of Lenovo''s supply chain case studies focus on the use of information system and the benefits of the acquisition of IBM’s PC business in 2005. At Lenovo, asking questions like "why, why not, what if" is part of the innovation process.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Secondly, technology, such as 3D Printing and Innovation, made it to this year’s list. 6 areas of Focus to Achieve Real Innovation in Manufacturing: We have been confronted again and again with the message that Manufacturing must evolve to and become more innovative.

3 Ways Crowdsourcing Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

by Kirsten Watson The term crowdsourcing—the process of obtaining ideas, services or information by soliciting feedback from a large group of people—has existed since 2005. Crowdsourcing improves product innovation.

The Lenovo Way

Supply Chain Shaman

The Journey from the initial acquisition of IBM PC business in 2005 to our recent acquisitions of IBM X86 business and Motorola X business has driven our culture, our style and our structure. “. A constant focus on innovation at all levels.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

The computerization of this data opened the door to a huge opportunity for innovations in logistics planning, from randomized storage in warehouses to optimization of inventory and truck routing. History of Supply Chain Management.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers. Amazon’s trucking fleet is expanding rapidly; it launched in 2005 with the purchase of thousands of trailers used to shift goods between fulfillment centers.

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10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

This story, written by someone with the company from the start, is a great view into innovation, grit and perseverance. 2005). The Innovators: How a group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson ( Link ).

RELEX Solutions’ Mikko Kärkkäinen Named a 2018 SDCE “Pro to Know”

RELEX Solutions

In 2005, he co-founded RELEX Solutions which quickly became one of the fastest growing retail planning companies in Europe and North America and now has over 200 customers across six continents. Read PDF.

Zero Waste: Turning Your By-Products into Buyable Products

Elementum

Dow Chemical Company, after participating in a study in 2005, reported that up to $15 million worth of costs per annum could potentially be saved with the help of by-product synergy. Various businesses have tried their hand at implementing Zero Waste policies, and many innovative solutions have come out of their efforts. This year’s series of natural disasters has shown us yet again that no community is safe from global warming and its implications.

Missing: C-level Engagement to Address Supply Chain Disruption Risk

Talking Logistics

A 2005 study on the impact of supply chain disruptions revealed there is significant damage to a company’s financials and brand when a crisis or stoppage occurs.

Navigating the Unknowns of E-Commerce: Why Reinvent the Wheel?

Talking Logistics

Originally proposed in 2005, the planned facility no longer makes sense because “the nature of retail has changed since the project was announced 12 years ago,” said Delia Garcia, Walmart’s senior director of communications, as reported in the Merced Sun-Star. Garcia added: “We are innovating our business. The nature of retail has indeed changed since 2005.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

One of the early pioneers of software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management systems (TMS) was Nistevo, which was acquired by Sterling Commerce in May 2006 (Sterling Commerce had become an AT&T company in late 2005).

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store

Elementum

billion leveraged buyout by Bain Capital, KKR & Co, and Vornado Realty back in 2005, Toys "R" Us was already standing on shaky ground by the time online commerce began to take off in a new era dominated by Amazon.

Leading Edge S&OP: Periodically check for relevance & compliance

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

That Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) process you implemented in 2005 may not be in the same condition as it was when Enchange left the building. You would expect me to say this but that relevance and compliance check is best done by an external body which by the nature of their own business is up to date with S&OP/IBP development and innovations.

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My Take: E2open Buys Terra Technology

Supply Chain Shaman

It is a story of supply chain innovation. The product naming convention changed to Demand Sensing (DS) in 2005. As an analyst in the supply chain market for 15 years, I have written many articles on best-of-breed technology companies purchased by a larger company.

Supply Chain Best Practices: The Customer-Obsessed Supply Chain

Elementum

Amazon Prime exploded on the scene in 2005. Think of better product availability as a way to drive product innovation and inventory planning — not another burdensome requirement.

Time to Transform Your Decision-Making Process?

Talking Logistics

In his first experience using this technology and approach in 2005, problem resolution times collapsed from 4 months to a few hours within 6 months! I agree with Tony that, in most cases, using social networking technology to communicate and collaborate is a more effective approach to resolve problems (and innovate) than holding meetings. A problem or other situation arises in your supply chain and a decision needs to be made quickly on what action to take.

Supply Chain Best Practices: The Customer-Obsessed Supply Chain

Elementum

Amazon Prime exploded on the scene in 2005. Think of better product availability as a way to drive product innovation and inventory planning — not another burdensome requirement. Until recently consumers were willing to wait as long as they had to, to get their hands on hyped-up products offered by the hottest brands. They had no choice. But the business landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade.

Ways to think about Last Mile Delivery

Techgistics

Speed and ease has largely been innovated by Amazon, who has been able to drastically change consumer expectations because of their focus on a customer-centric retail supply chain. Last mile delivery is going to change significantly over the next few decades.

The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

Back in 2012, for example, Walmart highlighted in its 2012 Global Responsibility Report how it improved the efficiency of its private fleet by almost 69 percent in 2011 compared to its 2005 baseline. Robinson and TMC earned second place in CSCMP’s Supply Chain Innovation Award. Last Friday, the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Before I go back out to shovel, this week’s news… 3Gtms and Transite Technology Join Forces to Offer Innovative TMS for Mid-Market Shippers, 3PLs, and Carriers. I spent several nights this week in Little League baseball tryouts and meetings, culminating in the Majors draft last night.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Dave joined Campbell Soup Company in 2005 after a 24-year career in product supply at Procter & Gamble. We set a goal that 50% of our target would come from continuous improvement and the other half would come from breakthrough innovation and thinking.

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store

Elementum

billion leveraged buyout by Bain Capital, KKR & Co, and Vornado Realty back in 2005, Toys "R" Us was already standing on shaky ground by the time online commerce began to take off in a new era dominated by Amazon. The lesson to be learned here is the cruciality of customer experience in an economic landscape where consumers increasingly put a premium on innovation and one-of-a-kind offerings. Did supply chain problems have anything to do with Toys "R" Us going out of business?

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain professionals can learn a lot from Hollywood about outsourcing, sustainability, Big Data, innovation, supply chain strategy and risk management. Hollywood as inspiration for managers.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

Since 2010, the demand for industrial robots has accelerated considerably due to the ongoing trend toward automation and the continued innovative technical improvements of industrial robots. Between 2005 and 2008, the average annual number of robots sold was about 115,000 units.

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

CH Robinson Transportfolio

There were subsequent challenges in 2005 and 2007. Related content: How Today’s Technology Innovations May Change the Future of Supply Chains , Are Autonomous Trucks Here Already? An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles.Connect.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The computerization of this data opened the door to a huge opportunity for innovations in logistics planning, from randomized storage in warehouses to optimization of inventory and truck routing. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Cognitive Machines and the Future of Work

Aera Technology

Such innovations from Google and others, are fundamentally reshaping consumer lives. From Tedium to Strategy In the enterprise realm, machine-driven innovation stands to profoundly impact the way people work. They can focus on solving problems and bringing new operational innovations.