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5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains

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The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe.

Fulfillment Center vs. Warehouse: How to Know Which Is Right for You

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The world of supply chain processes is evolving. The days of handling all needs in a warehouse are both inefficient and fail to meet customers’ basic expectation for omnichannel service.

Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority

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Omnichannel retail is the new “Gold Standard” for the industry. On the surface, an omnichannel approach gives consumers the ability to blend their online and physical experience into one. For supply chains, the impact of omnichannel is more significant.

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Supply Chain Management Data: Here’s How Big Data Makes the Supply Chain More Efficient

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It’s clear — and has been for a while — that big data and advanced analytics technologies are transforming a lot of day-to-day operations. In entertainment, it can suggest new movies and content.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Why Supply Chain Transparency Results in Big Business Benefits

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Gone are the days when shoppers are left in the dark about the origins of the products they buy. Supply chain transparency is a major competitive advantage at a time when consumers are savvier and more concerned about the provenance of their favorite products.

How Supply Chain Analytics Empower Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation is inevitable, and digital transformation within the supply chain has the potential to streamline operations, reduce costs, and offer a better work environment for employees.

What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More

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Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability. In recent months, conversations about how to improve forecasting in the supply chain have focused on a subject: demand sensing.

How More Effective Inbound Logistics Management Improves Procurement in the Supply Chain

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Making changes that promote effective inbound logistics management can have a significant impact on your organization’s procurement department and team members.

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

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Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Are Supply Chain Executives Prepared For a Supply Chain Talent Crisis?

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The supply chain talent crisis is a significant problem that will cause widespread disruption in the industry. More workers are retiring, and there are just not enough members from the newer generations interested in the industry.

The Amazon Effect is the New Walmart Effect

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In 1994, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos read a statistic that the Internet had been growing at 2300 percent annually. He fashioned that changing tide into a business plan that has been breaking barriers across supply chain and e-commerce that has left an indelible mark.

Supply Chain Technology Integration: Making the New Technology & Legacy Systems’ Marriage Last

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The decision to bring new technology into your existing warehouse operation should not be taken lightly. Modern technology enables a whole new level of collaboration , efficiency and better operations.

Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR): What They Are and Benefits of Using Them

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Sudden surges in warehouse demand result from increased access to retailers. The internet and mobile technology give customers the ability to become one with their shopping experiences, including e-commerce purchases and in-store experiences.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

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It is easy to make analytics the cornerstone of warehouse and distribution center management. While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes.

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

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Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain.

The Top 5 Warehouse Management Technologies Shaping the Supply Chain

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New technologies are being developed that will propel warehouse management and shape the supply chain of the future.

4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse

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Maximizing profits is the main point of running a business. If you’re running a warehouse, this will probably be your main goal, too. Competition is plentiful, and you’re always on the lookout for a way to get ahead.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Warehouse Management Set to Take Center Stage in Warehouse Automation

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The writing is on the wall for traditional, manual-based processes in supply chain management, says Cade Metz of The New York Times. While Amazon leads the way, other companies, including carriers such as FedEx and DHL, are testing and developing robotic-based systems to speed operations. Unfortunately, limitations of robotics continue to exist, and adaptation is.read More.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

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Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year.

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Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism

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Terrorism is a reality that, unfortunately, requires our growing attention in the supply chain world. The British Standards Institution Supply Chain Services and Solutions publishes an annual report that analyzes global trouble spots for supply chain operations.

What Is a Transportation Management System & 6 Ways a TMS Optimizes Shippers?

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Supply chain management is a complex, ever-changing process. The actions of yesterday do not necessarily reflect the best practices of tomorrow. Amazon and Walmart continue to encroach on small businesses, and the ability to gain insight into freight spend has never been more critical. With all the hype about savings and improvements through a transportation.read More. The post What Is a Transportation Management System & 6 Ways a TMS Optimizes Shippers?

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

The Role of Data Inaccuracy in Poor Omnichannel Experiences

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Poor data quality and accuracy are two of the most significant risks to omnichannel experiences. Applying the wrong data can result in poor omnichannel experiences and tarnish your brand. Supply chain leaders need to understand this fact and how to avoid risk.

How to Maximize WMS to Increase E-Commerce ROI

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A key issue that comes to the forefront of any discussion on handling e-commerce demand will always involve warehouse management system (WMS) or other supply chain system upgrades.

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Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging

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The fact is that transportation makes up about 60% of the supply chain dollar. A lot of shippers blame the high cost of transportation on the carriers, but a lot of carriers agree, if things were packaged differently costs would not be a concern.

The Top 10 Logistics Blogs of 2018

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Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

2D Barcodes in Warehouse Management: Why Aren’t We All Using Them?

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The use of barcodes in the supply chain is nothing new. First-generation barcodes (1D barcodes) gave supply chain managers the ability to track stock keeping units (SKUs) and shipment information.

Why OEMs Partnering With Reputable Suppliers Deliver a Desired Product

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Getting a compatible LED lighting product, such as a power supply, is essential in order to extend the life expectancy and the quality of LED light strips. Unfortunately, the market has now become saturated with sub-par manufacturers and fly-by-night suppliers.

How Exception Automation and TMS Streamlines the Dock

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When a process occurs that does not fall within the rules and workflows within a TMS, the process is known as an exception. Unfortunately, the increasing complexity of supply chains and inbound freight management will likely continue to force exceptions in established workflows.

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

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E-commerce is expanding to reach $1 trillion by 2025, and demand for more products and services among the world’s shippers is keeping third-party logistics providers, like Cerasis, on their toes.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.