Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

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. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. Source ID.

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

Cerasis

Let us take a closer look at some the advanced manufacturing technologies set to define the state of manufacturing throughout 2018. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management. Global spending on robotics will climb to more than $67 billion by 2025, and 2018 is expected to be the year of the first big-break returns on robotics.

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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. These concerns will extend into 2018, as companies work on a regulatory standard – though nothing has emerged yet. Strong players in the market will emerge as platform providers to aggregate the IoT data and provide key insights into that data that drive better business decisions in 2018. Turney Thompson, vice president, Kenco Transportation Management.

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

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WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. What makes Ethereum different is that it actively encourages software development teams to use its open-source protocol to design tokens that run on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner. Supply chains are messy.

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. So in 2018, McDonald’s joins Apple, Procter & Gamble and Amazon on a separate “Masters” list, as one of the “best-of-the-best.”. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. In particular, the company has been criticized for its long-time practice of using local water sources for its products.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

DELMIA Quintiq

Here are three key trends from oil & gas professionals and experts at International Petroleum Week 2018. Natural gas is a suitable source of energy to fuel the need for heat and the power, making it an influential player on the market. New fuel options such as biofuels, hydrogen, electricity and gas are becoming more important, especially for transport. Low carbon sources and natural gas meet 85% of the increase in global demand.

Show Me the Money: MH&L’s 2018 Salary Survey

Material Handling and Logistics

corporate/executive manager with a transportation/warehousing company with 36-40 years of experience, living in the North Central region and earning $137,000. “My As the results of the MH&L 2018 Salary Survey indicate, the size of the paycheck has become almost as important. “If Since last year, in fact, the situation has worsened, as the percent of white/Caucasian managers increased from 76% in 2017 to 84% in 2018. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics. HighJump Launches Warehouse Control System at CSCMP Edge 2018. Like I wrote earlier this week, there is always something new to talk about in the transportation management systems (TMS) market. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. 7 years ago yesterday, my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 11.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack. This year’s study again showed that IT spend in transportation management is expected to increase. Figure 1: Transportation IT Spend Change Next 2 Years (Source: Descartes).

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here I am doing my standard Talking Logistics intro through one of my favorite filters: How awesome would it be to discuss blockchain or the capacity crunch in transportation using this filter for an entire episode? Lanehub Adds Backhaul Assist to Collaborative Transportation Network. Spark Delivery: Walmart’s Crowd-Sourced Delivery Platform. The post This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Source: [link]. Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.” Rail, One of the Transportation Granddaddies, Still Relevant. The post This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

What 2017 Reveals for Transportation Management Software in 2018

GTG Technology Group

Top Trends in Transportation Management Software Development. As 2018 approaches, leading companies will pioneer new trends in supply chain management. Those that do will transform into innovative companies that offer customers the best in transportation service. Less than a decade ago, most transportation companies expected to be able to continue operating the way they always had. Sources: [link].

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. Those concerns have come to prove even more valid in 2018.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

The year 2018 saw the increasing use of advanced technology to give more intelligence to logistics operations. With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management. Source In the year 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics have evolved into the kind of “can’t do without” technology. But what happens when you can’t process a huge amount of data coming from different sources?

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Instead of having to deal with an ineffective point-to-point communication system like EDI and the complexity of reconciling multiple data sources with multiple permission models, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) provides a singular mechanism to securely integrate, harmonize, and synchronize data for all participants. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (July 2018). Here are some excerpts from the press release: 94 organizations are actively involved or have agreed to participate on the TradeLens platform, including more than 20 port and terminal operators across the globe; customs authorities in the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia and Peru; and freight forwarders, transportation and logistics companies including Agility, CEVA Logistics, and DAMCO. I’m back from vacation.

Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution

Talking Logistics

How can we convert greater visibility into sustainable business value, especially in light of today’s increasing transportation costs and more demanding customer expectations? I have to know where the order is in the order management process; where it is in the warehousing process; where it is in the physical transport process. Perhaps it requires multiple carriers and modes of transportation. TMS as Single Source of Truth.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

My point of view: success in this industry, whether you’re a technology-based startup or an incumbent, depends on three things: building critical mass; remembering that transportation is not a commodity and that relationships matter (and taking this reality into consideration in your operating model); and measuring and controlling the quality of the end-customer delivery experience. Transplace TMS Screenshots (source: Transplace).

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products. Best-in-class global transportation is based on command and control competencies that create flexible and resilient transportation capabilities.

When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

Supply Chain Network

In less than a week in Phoenix, this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference will of course once again be no exception with a strong Logistics & Sourcing track including four sessions. One of the things I most look forward to when attending the RILA Supply Chain conference is all of the great retail global logistics & supply chain professionals and information to be found assembled all in one place.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

We consistently see that companies focused on functional excellence–a focus within a functional silo like manufacturing, transportation or distribution– or singular metrics– like inventory or costs– underperform against their peer groups. The advancements in analytics–open-source, cloud, internet-of-things (IOT), and cognitive computing–are very promising. The design of transportation and supplier networks.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Maintain Visibility with a Transportation Management System. With the US facing a major driver shortage, some carriers are now sourcing Mexican drivers to add additional capacity, using trip-level work Visas (B1 Visa). Global Trade Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - MercuryGate Transportation Management Transportation Management Systems global trade management logistics Mexico NAFTA TMS transportation transportation management systems trucking

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As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. Due to a combination of these factors, oil and fuel prices are expected to face upward pressure for the remainder of 2018. Shipability measures the efficiency with which products are prepared to be transported.

How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity

ToolsGroup

Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. There are extremely long distances between some transportation hubs. These and many other variables mean GDM needed extra supply chain resilience and flexibility to combat more extreme “bullwhip effect” consequences, like over- and under-stocking, transportation bottlenecks and cash flow issues. It also exchanges data with various distributor ERP systems, P&G’s SAP ERP system, spreadsheets and other sources.

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

Challenges in Using Blockchain in E-Commerce The difficulties of blockchain depend on the source questioned. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The opportunities within the use of blockchain for bill of lading in international trade, especially e-commerce, are significant. According to The LoadStar, the first ocean container use of a blockchain-based bill of lading was released successfully in the port of Koper, Slovenia.

E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics

E2open

MONDAY 01 OCTOBER 2018. Cloud Logistics Brings Same-Day, Rapid-Deployment Transportation and Logistics Management to E2open’s Industry Leading Business Network. AUSTIN, TX – October 1, 2018 – E2open , the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today announced the acquisition of Cloud Logistics, a leading innovator of transportation management systems (TMS) for the global supply chain market. As of September 28, 2018.

Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model

Cerasis

The Solution: Systems Enabling An Omnichannel Retail Strategy Are Easier to Implement Than Ever The solution, for retailers struggling with omnichannel development and deployment, lies in advanced systems that utilize an open-source architecture. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Use technology to manage warehousing and transportation. An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. Transportation Metrics that Matter the Most for Shippers to Track to Improve Performance. Capacity Crunch Carrier Relations Freight Logistics Transportation Management Right Carrier Mix

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The same source also informed that the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Risk Index of 2016 was the highest since records have begun in 1995. Source: Deloitte We can provide lots more statistics and data , but the takeaway here is clear: effective supply chain risk management is critical for any organization to be successful in our ever-changing world.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. Due to a combination of these factors, oil and fuel prices are expected to face upward pressure for the remainder of 2018. Shipability measures the efficiency with which products are prepared to be transported.

RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. According to Atlas RFID, Active RFID tags require a power source, and therefore can initiate communication with a reader (beacon). Passive RFID tags, on the other hand, rely on power sources within external RFID tag readers. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Managing the complexity of global transportation requires human capital, time, and/or money.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Hong Kong has a lot of city transport, lengthy lead times, containerized products, and is much more fragmented when compared to the North American market. Nick formed a tight-knit implementation group with business users, and technologists used the backbone of SAP ERP to source master data and transactional flows from SAP and into Orchestr8. Nick Lynch is the Global Excellence Manager at Shell Lubricants, a division of Shell Global.

7 Trending Transportation Updates: November 2016

PLS Logistics

Shipping prices are expected to increase in 2017 and continue into 2018. The same-day delivery window requires a new way of thinking about transportation and logistics. Source ). Source). Transportation Supply Chain NewsLittle Change in Economy, but Rate Increase Coming. Next year, the US economy won’t change much, growth expected to be about 2%. FTR predicts more of the same, but when you factor in low expectations, 2017 will feel like a good year.