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Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. It’s still early days, but there are already two Ethereum-based projects that address some of the major problems that hamper logistics. Blockchain in supply chain changes that.

These Advanced Supply Chain Technologies will Solidify the Digital Supply Chain in 2018

Cerasis

The type and capabilities of supply chain technology is expanding, and technology will only grow more important in effective supply chain management in 2018. From the increased demand to data-driven decision-making through the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) to the use of cloud-based technologies, supply chain technology will advance light years in the coming months. Supply Chain Visibility Becomes an Independent Technology.

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Supply Chain Logistics in 2018: How They Keep the Lights on in Las Vegas

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Connie Benton who discusses the state of supply chain logistics and how they keep the lights on in Las Vegas. That means that the logistics of this city of dreams can be an absolute nightmare. Why is There a Supply Chain into the Mojave Desert? The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018. Logistics Supply Chain

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. After a year full of more scandals, indictments, political contentiousness, workplace violence, school shootings and natural disasters, maybe it’s time we all took a collective breath and focused on some of the positives that came out of 2018. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Self-Service Logistics.

[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

On today’s episode, we welcome Margaret Bendis, US Marketing Specialist for a company called EazyStock a cloud-based software-as-a-solution (SaaS) that optimizes inventory management. How sound inventory management improves the supply chain, and what are the adverse impacts to the supply chain due to poor inventory management. What is the future of digitization as it relates to inventory management.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

A look at the supply chain trends and technology that will come into play in 2018. Here is a look at how some companies in the supply chain sector are preparing themselves for the months to come. The emergence of IoT is an amazing thing for supply chain executives – and especially exciting as the enabling technology is becoming less expensive and more readily available, meaning that deployments are possible now. Impacts on the Supply Chain .

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over. Although blockchain is often related closely to cryptocurrency, it holds great value for use in supply chain management. Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics Will Put Certain Departments at Risk As explained by Connor DiGregorio of Industry Week , blockchain technology carries a degree of risk for traditional supply chain departments.

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

Cerasis

As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management. Fortunately, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and fully integrated supply chain systems have the potential to meet these demands, and e-commerce will effectively change supply chain management forever. Although effective in the supply chains of the past, the effects of e-commerce require more than this siloed approach.

Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion

Kinaxis

However, when it comes to the efficiency of today’s retail supply chain management techniques, controversy is replaced by admiration as international clothiers boast operations efficient enough to accurately anticipate demand in one of the world’s most rapidly changing industries. Behind the scenes, supply chain management drives this powerhouse of a retail engine, giving rise to what we now know as fast fashion. Reduced risk in the supply chain.

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E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

Omnichannel supply chains are increasing in complexity and prevalence for good reason. As 2018 progresses, Warehouse Managers need to understand the risk of not going omnichannel, why demand is increasing, and a few tips to meet such demands. Warehouse Managers Avoiding Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies Will Lose Competitive Ground Competitive advantage is based on the ability of companies to offer products or services at reasonable, competitive prices.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. So in 2018, McDonald’s joins Apple, Procter & Gamble and Amazon on a separate “Masters” list, as one of the “best-of-the-best.”.

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth. Amazon continues to assault supply chains around the globe, and the big box retailers, like Walmart and Target, are rapidly developing robust eCommerce platforms to create a more comprehensive and seamless customer experience. Lower inventory carrying costs. E-Commerce Logistics Supply Chain Technology Warehouse

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

What is Inventory Management? The answer varies from function to function in the supply chain. For Manufacturing it’s about carrying zero or minimum inventory. For Logistics the focus is on high inventory turns. Inventory Management is about having a right balance of expectations from different functions of the supply chain. Inventory Management: There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Approach. Is it about optimization?

Number-one Talking Logistics post of 2018!

PINC

In the very last days of 2018, we received a very flattering note from Adrian Gonzalez informing that our CEO's guest article landed the number-one position on the Top 10 Talking Logistics posts of 2018 ! If you are not familiar with Talking Logistics, it is an online video talk show and blog featuring industry expert Adrian Gonzalez interviewing Thought Leaders and Newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry.

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Digital Inventory Management Key Battleground in Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Cerasis

As e-commerce growth accelerates, shippers are working overtime to manage available inventory. It catalyzed brick-and-mortar retailers to offer online shopping opportunities, which require much more than manual inventory management practices. As a result, brick-and-mortar retail has become more focused on digital inventory management, a building block in the road to omnichannel supply chains , than in the past.

Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. These problems show weaknesses and overlooked concerns when implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Minimizing Supply Chain Disruption Through Analytics: A Brief Guide

Cerasis

Using analytics in the supply chain has the most potential to dramatically reduce costs of supply chain management, as well as minimizing supply chain disruption. Unfortunately, the upfront investment costs for deploying the technology necessary to use analytics can be difficult to justify, so Warehouse Managers need to know a few things about house analytics to enable the minimization of supply chain disruptions. Supply Chain

Balancing service levels and supply chain costs

ToolsGroup

Precisely balancing the tradeoff for each inventory item is a hallmark of inventory optimization. Editor’s Note: Last year ToolsGroup became Microsoft’s partner for Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) in Industrial accounts. We collaborated on a blog about how to solve the often difficult challenge of balancing service levels with supply chain costs. Controlling inventory expenses often comes at a cost. Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization.

[PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain

Cerasis

On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jason Rosing, co-founder of Veridian the leading professional services provider of supply chain solutions & services. Veridian helps clients deploy Manhattan Associates, HighJump Software, and JDA Software’s latest supply chain suite to talk about the current state of warehouse management systems. What it the Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in an Effective Supply Chain?

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Transforming the manufacturing supply chain with MEIO

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Last year ToolsGroup became Microsoft’s partner for Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) in Industrial accounts. On a much larger scale, manufacturers can forfeit working capital by keeping large amounts of inventory on hand to help satisfy wide-ranging customer demand. Successfully managing inventory is increasingly difficult. Many manufacturers’ supply chains struggle to face the modern challenges of volatile demand.

Clouds are Gathering for an Open Platform for Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

If this challenging past year has taught us one thing, it is the value of connections–not only in our lives, but in supply chains. How supply chain disconnections disrupt service. 2030 vision: End-to-End supply chains that serve customers.

How An ERP System Can Increase Your Supply Chain Productivity

Cerasis

Maintaining an efficient and productive supply chain is the backbone of any successful business, and ensuring that your supply chain is well-managed and cost-effective is of vital importance. Surprisingly though, many businesses aren’t operating the chain as smoothly as they could. When it comes to your logistical operations, you need to be thinking about several key things. Supply Chain Technology

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Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights ,” based on research conducted by Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services with input from nearly 100 supply chain professionals from retail, manufacturing, and logistics service providers companies in the United States and Canada. Source: “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” Adelante SCM & LEGACY SCS.

Supply Chain Facilities Management: It’s More Than Just Facilities

Cerasis

Supply Chain Facilities Management includes unique challenges and requires out-of-the-box thinking to be successful. Successful supply chain management includes successful Facilities Management , meaning the facilities must work at maximum efficiency to meet guest demands, explains Inbound Logistics. However, supply chain facilities can range from warehouses to forward-stocking locations in the supply chain network.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

The company is moving from location-based planning to a global planning model, including a complete revamp of its supply chain planning operations to processes organized by product and factory. As Jörg Schlager, SKF's Business Transformation Manager - Demand Chain, describes it, the company is looking around and seeing disruption everywhere. This prodded SKF to a new demand chain vision. Inventory planning was local. Inventories themselves were often local.

Drone-Powered Digital Inventory

PINC

Even though 90% of inventory is stationary in the supply chain, according to industry experts, inventory accuracy at distribution centers, warehouses, and plants ranges from 89% to 99% *. That’s because most of the inventory management process is still a manual activity. innovation inventory robotics Logistics Viewpoints warehouse drones

Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

Talking Logistics

As 2018 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 49 episodes produced in 2018, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. logistics executive at manufacturing company. “I Top 10 Talking Logistics Posts in 2018.

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How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. Colin: What are some of the global trends currently impacting demand modeling, supply chain planning, and supply variability? Finally, product proliferation is driving supply variability, as manufacturers struggle to manage a variety of product.

The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

Last November, executives from all segments of the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) ecosystem got together at the inaugural Leadership Roundtable meeting organized by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to discuss a couple of simple questions: Are there opportunities to elevate the performance of the HBM industry? Funny enough, that is the same advice I get from supply chain and logistics executives who are already making progress on a digital transformation journey.

7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

It’s that time when idle chatter at the office Christmas lunch turns to debating what next year will bring, especially among logistics and supply chain professionals, for whom it seems every New Year brings new challenges, trends, and disruptive innovations. My post on key trends to watch in 2017 received a lot more attention than I anticipated, so I figured it can’t hurt to gather my thoughts and pull together another collection for 2018.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. I have to go to the grocery store again today to replenish our inventory (yeah, I don’t shop for groceries online; as the son of a bodegero, I’m old fashioned that way.). Apple Tells Congress That Global Supply Chain Wasn’t Compromised (Bloomberg). Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group.

The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Reverse logistics is filled with risk, and the rate of reverse logistics in e-commerce is higher than any other channel, reports Business2Community. Among e-commerce sales, up to 30 percent will be returned to the shipper, which reflects a huge demand for effective returns management and reverse-logistics process standardization. Using a WMS in reverse logistics can help meet this rise in demand and increase customer satisfaction. Reverse Logistics Warehouse

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. Colin: What are some of the global trends currently impacting demand modeling, supply chain planning, and supply variability? Finally, product proliferation is driving supply variability, as manufacturers struggle to manage a variety of product.

Is Seamless OmniChannel Possible? How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups

Cerasis

Unfortunately, a lack of understanding in omnichannel supply chains has also led many companies to experience extreme issues in delivering on their promises. In addition, some may feel that growing into a seamless omnichannel sales strategy is impossible without supply chain technology hiccups, but that is not true. Identify Market Trends Omni-channel supply chains are built on having multiple touchpoints per order, ranging from online to brick-and-mortar sales.