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The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. Although rate volatility is expected to stabilize in 2017, organizations must do more with fewer resources to survive. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Logistics

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This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Introducing Amazon Key, a New Level of Delivery Convenience for Prime Members. Ryder Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results.

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The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017.

Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now

Cerasis

Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017

Cerasis

2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. By understanding how the industry will evolve throughout 2017, you can prepare your organization for the challenges and opportunities that will come. The Trump administration could be a redeeming feature for the logistics industry, but some of his recent promises could come at a great price.

This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

A human operator loads the tray with an inventory item (for example a coffee mug) that is to be grasped by the robotic arm and moved into the appropriate box from a group of boxes that are awaiting ordered items for shipment to customers. Finally, in third-party logistics news, C.H.

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017. The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers

Cerasis

RFID, which usually comes in the form of a miniscule chip that utilizes radio waves in the identification and tracking of specific people, objects, tools or vehicles, offers a number of benefits to the manufacturing industry in general. This technology is able to bolster supply chain and inventory management by using a digital database of raw materials, finished goods, and current production cycles. It’s also useful in enterprise resource planning and shipping logistics. .

Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin? (Takeaways from LLamasoft’s SummerCon 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

As I wrote two years ago in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015 : Historically, Supply Chain Design was an exercise companies undertook at most once a year, or when a significant change occurred in their supply chain, such as an acquisition.

Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

OneSCM

This is especially relevant for high-tech industry manufacturers who must fight to keep their head above water as new competition floods the marketplace and long-time competitors diversify their product lines in an attempt to remain relevant. Technology research firm Gartner, Inc.

Physical Fulfillment in a Digital World

ModusLink Corporation

For years, the main role of a brand’s warehouse was to accept inventory from suppliers, store the inventory until it was needed and then ship it to brick and […]. Manufacturing to Market ecommerce logistics supply chain warehousing Distribution

Inventory Checks Powered By Drones

Talking Logistics

Drones are enabling organizations to use employees more efficiently and improve inventory accuracy in a world where consumers want everything cheap and now. Every company on the planet that has a significant supply chain operation is plagued by inventory reconciliation problems.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. On May 12, 2017, a headline in the Wall Street Journal read “ Major Cyberattack Sweeps Globe, Hitting FedEx, U.K. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

3 Steps to Achieving Predictive Logistics

Talking Logistics

Defining Smarter Logistics. The shipping industry is highly complex and nuanced; improving predictions requires a platform custom built for the logistics industry. . This is the power of predictive logistics. .

6 Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Increase Agile Responsiveness, Continuous Improvement & Customization

Cerasis

A Quick Recap of Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Think About 2017. Although apps and smart devices will make an impact in manufacturing technologies this year, a few other recent trends in manufacturing technology will dramatically redefine industry standards.

[e-Book] E-Commerce Logistics: Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors

Cerasis

The flowering of e-commerce—while welcomed by most manufacturers and distributors/retailers—has introduced far more risk and complexity for logistics managers. Download the Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors to Set up an E-Commerce Logistics Practice E-Book! Download part 1 of a 2 part e-commerce logistics e-book series by filling out the form below. Logistics is the backbone of all manufacturers’ & distributors’ success.

The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend

Freightos

The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend. He writes content for many of the world’s largest logistics companies, as well as on his own blog site. And yet, the mechanism behind this, the business of logistics, is underappreciated. Logistics Technology Is!

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2017 Top 10 Yard Management Challenges

PINC

Based on our independent research, the productivity of today’s complex warehouse and manufacturing operations will be impacted by the following inefficiencies in yards: 1. technology yard management supply chain logistics yard management system

Top 5 Roadblocks to Effective Inbound Logistics Management

Cerasis

With the added pressure to lower costs to end-users, your customers, it’s no surprise that the need for increased scrutiny and cost reductions among inbound logistics partners, your vendors, has gone rogue. Some cite a lack of visibility or lack of control for reasons to not manage inbound logistics, and while proponents of “increased visibility” argue more information begets more effective inbound logistics strategy, its meaning gets lost in the murky waters of the internet.

LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017

Cerasis

Rebounding freight volumes and the proximity of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate are set to change the industry in 2017, reports Sean Kilcarr of FleetOwner. But, the most significant impacts of 2017 will be felt in these four areas. . per gallon throughout 2017.

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

Kinaxis

That in turn is changing how organizations are manufacturing and delivering goods. These retail robots can scan and track on-store inventory at rates far exceeding what any human worker could accomplish, capturing data on up to 20,000 products an hour.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

With enhancements in manufacturing and product development, it’s increasingly hard to distinguish product capabilities as a customer. 2 Real-time Network Inventory Control and Planning. Too often we think about inventory in a linear way. Will they share inventory?

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Predictability vs. Agility: You no longer have to choose

DELMIA Quintiq

From the viewpoint of the team in charge of outbound logistics, this conflict – fortunately collaborative – emanated from two conflicting demands – both in the S&OP process as well as in day-to-day fulfilment. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

Six Ways Warehouse Inventory Management Software Optimizes Efficiency

IQMS

The Warehouse Inventory Management Software market grew to $1.4B between 2017 and 2025 with the global market reaching $4.6B How Warehouse Inventory Management Software improves efficiency. in 2016 and is projected to attain a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.1%

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud

Cerasis

A common theme of the 2016 predictions was growth and scalability, so let’s look at how companies are using these technologies as we prepare for the innovations of 2017. For example, wearables measuring the number of steps, heart rate and calorie consumption can virtually eliminate on-the-job cardiac events, reports the Inventory & Supply Chain Optimization Blog. However, they also can stop problems with inventory management. Data Logistics Supply Chain

The Magic Bullet for Real-Time Supply Chain Collaboration? Cloud Visibility.

synchrono

Jessica Twentyman reported in the Financial Times , that for many manufacturers, supply chain collaboration is stuck in the dark ages. Supply Chain Market reported the closest any manufacturer can get to the magic bullet of efficiency (collaboration) is through greater supply chain visibility.

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Running on autopilot

Kinaxis

Robots already stand side-by-side with their human counterparts on many manufacturing floors, adding efficiency, capacity (robots don’t need to sleep!) It is still the dream of many manufacturers today. by Alexa Cheater The growing role of AI in supply chain management.

6 Strategies for Better Supply Chain Management in the Current Economy

Oracle SCM

They prioritized projects that reduced inventory and logistics expenses. Strategy 3: Optimize product designs and product management for supply, manufacturing, and sustainability to accelerate profitable innovation. By Maha Muzumdar.

Are you ready for the fallout? How proposed US trade policy changes will impact your end-to-end supply chain

Kinaxis

The majority of US manufacturing leaders are optimistic about this shift toward more business-friendly policymaking, at least according to a recent survey by the Aberdeen Group and consulting firm TBM. Their research found as a group, manufacturers anticipate a 1.8%

Why you don’t need perfect data to start implementing S&OP

AIMMS

We are a manufacturer of premium entry systems, such as revolving doors and security access gates. We were trying to optimize the workload between these factories to have our manufacturing be as efficient as possible. Manufacturing to Order is our primary process.

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[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

Whether your company is an industrial manufacturer receiving inbound shipments of products to manufacturer your products, a distributor taking shipments of important inventory, or a retailer looking to restock the shelves, inbound freight is a vital part of your business , not just your supply chain. Thorough tracking of all logistics activities provides more informed shipping history when negotiating new contracts. How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management?

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

The high-revolution has given emerging markets the opportunity to become fully developed, increasing the number of consumers and manufacturers. Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). The use of 3PLs will continue to grow throughout 2017 and beyond.

Don’t just cope with complexity. Master it instead.

DELMIA Quintiq

Imagine this: You’re a food & beverage manufacturer who wants to run a promotion for your chocolate milk drink and you need to decide between a 10% and 20% price decrease. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce Optimization

The Talent Gap

Logility

Most interestingly, our changing lifestyles are turning consumers into same-day delivery, mobile shoppers, taxing the logistics and merchandising prowess of even the largest corporations. What It Is, Why We Have It, and Some Simple Ideas to Fill the Gap. Rising Demand.

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