Another Optimistic Forecast for 2019 U.S. Retail Sales

Supply Chain Matters

retail sales for 2019 will increase between 3.9 percent, the 2019 forecast bandwidth of between 3.9 For the industry’s S&OP and supply chain management teams, planning for 2019 is already underway. Planning for 2019, from our lens, takes on a similar perspective.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

Gartner analyst Paul Lord has developed a framework to better understand inventory trade-offs by categorizing those decisions according to the objectives they are meant to achieve: structural, operational and situational. or “How can we reduce inventory and improve our balance sheet?”.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Toughens Delivery Demands for Suppliers (WSJ – sub. P&G and Wayfair: More Shippers Taking Direct Control of Logistics Operations.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

Cerasis

The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause.

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End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

inventory more clearly, you can see. inventory. ClearMet al | Solving the Data Problem in Supply Chain Transformation ClearMetal is a predictive logistics company that uses AI to enable supply. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM".

Smarter Inventory Management Will be One of the Key Competencies for Retailers in the Coming Year

Supply Chain Matters

While the nation’s retailers gather in New York City this week to attend the National Retail Federation’s 2019 Annual Conference, the Supply Chain Matters blog declares that inventory management will be one of the key competencies for retailers this year.

Number-one Talking Logistics post of 2018!

PINC YMS

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 ! Talking Logistics digital inventory digital supply chain inventory robotics

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Excess Inventory? No problem. You have trailers in the yard.­­

PINC YMS

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs , companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works.

PINC is a Food Logistics’ FL100+ Top Software and Technology Provider

PINC YMS

Leader in digital yard management and inventory solutions recognized as critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. food logistics fl100 digital yard management yard management system inventory robotics

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Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will delve into what will set third-party logistics providers apart in the coming year, and what to expect as e-commerce continues to merge with brick-and-mortar retail. We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics.

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Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Supply chain visibility gives a clear view of inventory and the. activities involved in the transport of that inventory. Supply chain and logistics people spend. Today when supply chain and logistics teams are tasked.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019. Source : Logistics Management 2018 Distribution Center Survey. . Adoption of the latter two solutions is gaining momentum as logistics operators seek to make warehouses work smarter rather than harder.

Report of Panic Among Some Amazon Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

In essence, Amazon is declaring that the online retailer wants to avoid its own direct costs related to ordering and managing distribution and customer fulfillment center inventories. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

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How GST (Goods and Services Tax) Has Affected Logistics in India!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over time it was understood that this was much needed and it actually helped in organizing and setting up different logistics and transport sectors to speed up their overall processes. From the movement of trucks to managing a good economic supply chain, GST affected logistics in a great way.

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Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

Talking Logistics

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works. But even as developers have flooded the market with new inventory, some retailers are still having trouble finding adequate, flexible space. The post Excess Inventory?

Transportation in 2019 and Beyond: Key Factors Impacting Supply and Demand

Talking Logistics

As we begin 2019, what are the key lessons learned from last year, and what trends and factors should shippers keep an eye on to make sure they’re able to respond effectively to whatever happens in the transportation market in the weeks and months ahead? Robinson , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. But what also came out of the session was a feeling that with new capacity now coming on-line, we should see better balance in 2019. What to watch for in 2019.

This Turbulent Week in Brexit Events and Consequent Multi-industry Supply Chain Disruption Planning

Supply Chain Matters

Scenario #2 implies that capacity, safety stock inventory, logistics and transportation contingency plans or commitments need to remain active and diligent. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

Supply Chain Management Trends 2019

EazyStock

What are the primary supply chain management trends for 2019? Let’s dig into the future supply chain trends that could transform your supply chain and logistics operations! Distributed Inventory. Are you ready for 2019?

How vehicle customization will drive the supply chain of the future

Kinaxis

Second, the bespoke world of customization is a challenge to the supply base from concept development, to production costs amortization, to validation in a short and at times a one-piece production run, to logistics costs. Planning and managing inventories.

Mid-market companies leapfrogging supply chain planning maturity stages

ToolsGroup

Here are some examples of mid-market companies that have made the leap to high maturity levels: Automotive importer Lubinski had a simple policy of holding 100 days of inventory for every item, augmented by classic ‘ABC’ modeling that proved complex and time-consuming.

How Artificial Intelligence and Global Economic Factors Affect Inventory Optimization

ThroughPut

Through the targeted use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and other technologies, leading global innovators are constantly trying to enhance the effectiveness of their inventory management.

Amazon and Alibaba Report Financial Performance for Respective Holiday Quarters

Supply Chain Matters

CFO Brian Olsavsky indicated to analyst that for online retailing, 2018 was about leveraging prior two-year investments in customer fulfillment, logistics infrastructure and people. Perspective Heading Into 2019.

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Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?

Descartes

Given the current capacity crunch, and the huge amounts of investment capital pouring into transportation and logistics technology, there is tremendous discussion on how technology innovation will impact the industry and, more specifically, 3PLs.

[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect

Cerasis

How technology like YMS & Dock Scheduling Software will aid shippers in getting strategic & saving on logistics costs. The Nightmare on Inventory Street: How Out-of-Stocks Hurt Your Business and How to Overcome the Issue. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, Cerasis welcomes back Greg Braun, Senior Vice President of C3 Solutions, a yard management & dock scheduling software company.

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Predictions for 2019: What Will the Year Have in Store for Global Shipping?

Transportfolio

With the continued increase in supply chain complexity and greater pressure to keep inventories lean and accelerate shipments, is your supply chain ready for what 2019 has in store? Visibility will help overcome major disruptions to supply chain logistics.

Industry Supply Chain Planning Related to Brexit Response Grow More Concerned, Along with the Implications

Supply Chain Matters

The implication is that British sellers would have to stock their inventories in EU located warehouses or customer fulfillment centers. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

Quintiq

Coupled with high storage costs and limited containers to transport products at any one time, balancing stock inventories at the perfect minimum level is a tricky business.

Automation in the supply chain to get major boost in 2019

EFT

A new report and industry survey from eyefortransport finds that automation is the top investment priority for retailers and manufacturers in 2019, particularly within the warehouse. To find out more about the state of retail in 2019, download the free report now.

Addressing the World of Agile Customization with Nulogy

Supply Chain Matters

Along the way, Nulogy received several awards, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 , Food Logistics 100-plus software and technology providers to the food and beverages industry , Gartner’s 2014 Cool Supply Chain Vendor s, and the Great Place to Work: Best Workplaces Canada 2018 award.

Inventory forecasting and replenishment in an omni-channel world

Cognira

Inventory forecasting and replenishment in an omni-channel world Introduction Omni-channel retailing has changed the entire nature of inventory demand. Customers select from the available delivery and inventory options, but, their final selection may not reflect their first choice, ie.

Predictions for 2019: What Will the Year Have in Store for Global Shipping?

Transportfolio

With the continued increase in supply chain complexity and greater pressure to keep inventories lean and accelerate shipments, is your supply chain ready for what 2019 has in store? Visibility will help overcome major disruptions to supply chain logistics.

4 Inventory Management Best Practices You Can Implement in Your Warehouse

Unleashed

Keeping on top of inventory, shipments and logistics for a warehouse can be challenging. There are internal pressures to keep logistics moving swiftly inside the warehouse, to keep staff trained and to make sure morale is high. Business owners may struggle to manage inventory demands. Luckily, we’ve identified some of the industry’s best practices to optimise your inventory management. Use inventory management software.

What does one percent inventory accuracy mean to your operation?

PINC YMS

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78% of retail C-suite do not have real time view of inventory across channels

EFT

According to The 2019 Retail C-Suite Viewpoint Survey, 78% of executives surveyed do not have a real-time view of inventory across channels, and half of respondents believe they do not have the right platforms and tools in place to support expanded fulfillment options.

How Logistics, Manufacturing, and Production Operations are solving the same Supply Chain problems

ThroughPut

ThroughPut spent most of Q4 working with production, logistics, and manufacturing operations. Hitting your targets is everything in operations, manufacturing, drilling, production, logistics, and hands-on blue-collar work. Reduce inventory.