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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.). Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Trucking costs to halve by 2030, study predicts (LLoyd’s Loading List). Money Keeps Flowing to Logistics Companies.

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

Kinaxis

He relayed how he saw a demo of true shelf-aware systems at a retail location that sends alerts in real-time when a stock out happens directly to a mobile phone. 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. Recognize drones have the potential to redefine the cost of last-mile logistics.

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Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This includes the optimal placement of inventory within the supply chain, minimizing operating costs including manufacturing costs, transportation costs, and distribution costs. Inventory control. Managing inventory is one of the most crucial aspects of supply chain optimization as it affects several other parts of your supply chain, including procurement, order fulfillment, and production capacity planning. Supplier inventory management. Inventory management.

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This includes the optimal placement of inventory within the supply chain, minimizing operating costs including manufacturing costs, transportation costs, and distribution costs. Inventory control. Managing inventory is one of the most crucial aspects of supply chain optimization as it affects several other parts of your supply chain, including procurement, order fulfilment and production planning. Supplier inventory management. Inventory management.