Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

While we live in an age where same-day delivery and free shipping have become customer expectations, we also live in an age where dimensional weighting and quarterly accessorial increases have become a reality from the carrier. Enter proactive analytics.

Blockchain and Supply Chain Analytics: Impact of Small to Large Supply Chains

Cerasis

The value of blockchain and supply chain Analytics is Undisputed, and the capabilities of blockchain Technology are starting to become available two small and midsize businesses, as well as large corporations, such as Walmart. Blockchain Data Supply Chain Technology

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Supply Chain Analytics: A Continued & Renewed Focus on Using Data for Improvement

Cerasis

The digital business landscape for a shipper, such as the use of an ERP, TMS, and other digital aspects, such as The Internet of Things , provides unparalleled insight into how an organization in the supply chain can improve efficiency, visibility, and productivity.

Supply chain inventory optimization – Beyond the analytics

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater From designing, sourcing and manufacturing, to distribution and consumption, your supply chain is at the heart of your customer satisfaction levels. The focus with Inventory optimization is often on analytics, but that’s just the beginning.

Big Data Analytics: A Key to a Successful Supply Chain in the Next 5 Years?

Cerasis

Big data utilization is the wave of the future for all aspects of business including supply chain management. However, as the importance of big data analytics is realized companies are beginning to realize that it is not only worth the investment but vital toward remaining competitive. There are several direct and indirect benefits to using big data analytics for your supply chain. Immediate Benefits of Big Data Analytics. Shipping and Delivery.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I visited the BVL Kongress in Berlin, and also attended the International Institute for Analytics ”Chief Analytics Officer” meeting last summer. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. As 2013 comes to a close, here are some of my thoughts regarding the supply chain trends we are likely to see emerge in 2014.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. About the Supply Chains to Admire Research.

Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

OneSCM

recently noted a new trend towards supply chain “protectionism,” presumably due to the extraordinary combination of external forces proving capable of disrupting once-optimized processes and, therefore, destroying once-healthy profit margins. appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage

Cerasis

Analytics has been a buzzword in recent years. Everyone seems to be clamoring to get on the big data and analytics train. Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments. How Are Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Being Used?

How Is Your Supply Chain Chutzpah?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain world is dominated by men. So, why is it that in this male-dominated world of supply chain there is very little chutzpah? The supply chain team takes and ships orders. The supply chain team with chutzpah has courage.

Supply Chain Artificial Intelligence Offers Wisdom to Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Our previous discussion on augmented reality revealed a new trend in supply chain management , the use of computer-simulated imagery to enhance production and efficiency. However, artificial intelligence is poised to radically change the supply chain in profound ways.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

The Hackett Group provides a useful visual for describing the maturity stages that supply chain is moving through as the industry strives to leverage data and advanced analytics. Supply Chain Analytics Maturity Model (Source: Hackett Group).

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Predictive Analytics in Supply Chain Management

Adjuno

On 25 th May Adjuno spoke at the Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2017 China Focus (SCCN2017) in Shanghai, China. This event was developed by and for Supply Chain and Logistics professionals.

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

Cerasis

Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks. While there are thousands of possible supply chain risks in various supply chains, supply chain execs should keep these risks top of mind.

Agile Supply Chain: Why Agility is Trumping Lean in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

The modern supply chain grows increasingly complex with each passing day. The digitization , focusing on fundamentals and change , augmented reality , artificial intelligence , and many other factors are transforming how the supply chain functions.

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Powerful Data Analytics Of Shipped Volumes

Gravity Supply Chain

The ability to make intelligent supply chain business decisions is contingent on having high-quality data on your supply network. High-quality data has the following characteristics… The post Powerful Data Analytics Of Shipped Volumes appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles Automation & Digitization Retailer Supply Chain Visibility Gavin Webber

Gartner Asks: Are You (and your Supply Chain) Bimodal?

ToolsGroup

Taking a bimodal approach to supply chains was the pervasive theme at this year’s Gartner North American Supply Chain Executive Conference. Mode 1 - Focus on the efficiency of the chain. Analytics, she said, are their weapons – a “must have” for all supply chains.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping.

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Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

Cerasis

But, how do supply chain leaders and managers ensure their omnichannel supply chain is working. The answer lies using these omnichannel supply chain metrics to carefully track and improve operations continuously. Anytime an order is incorrectly picked and identified prior to shipping , it should be documented and tracked. Therefore, you should track the percent of the actual use of all segments in the omnichannel supply chain.

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

Cerasis

Customer service is more important than ever, and customers expect purchases to arrive at record speeds with free or low-cost shipping, says GlobeCon Freight Systems. 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.

Do More Shipping with Less Work

Shipchain

Customers want information and visibility at any given time, and any misstep in the supply chain could result in permanent losses to profitability, productivity, and efficiency. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. Benefits of Shipping on the Blockchain.

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. However, supply chain facilities can range from warehouses to forward-stocking locations in the supply chain network. Supply Chain Warehouse

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

History of Supply Chain Management. History of Supply Chain Management: Roots. Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

Supply chain visibility: The key to growth

Kinaxis

The need for supply chain visibility is greater than ever, yet only half of the executives surveyed say they have the visibility they need to make decisions and mitigate risk. Supply chain visibility. How many ERP systems do you have in your supply chain?

[INFOGRAPHICS] 4 Uses of Supply Chain Technology Applications Moving Shippers into the Future of Effective Management

Cerasis

In today's highly competitive marketplace, it’s imperative for businesses to innovate new ways to streamline their supply chain and optimize productivity. Additionally, through a more stable and efficient supply chain, you can greatly enhance customer satisfaction and retention.

Warehouse Management Analytics: What You Need to Know

Veridian Solutions

The rise of e-commerce was a significant change for supply chain managers and leaders. The right application of warehouse management analytics can enable significant growth for companies, forced to focus on smaller package sizes, not the pallets and cases of the past. Why Do Analytics Overwhelm Supply Chain Leaders? Analytics can be complicated. Benefits of Warehouse Management Analytics. Adjustments within the supply chain.

Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Talking Logistics

According to this year’s survey by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, the top business drivers for adopting cloud and hybrid-cloud technology are: Business agility/flexibility – 49%. In 2015, the United States shipped 11.8 Is the cloud in your future?

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

With visibility as the key driver for an effective supply chain improvement strategy, businesses today must rely on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to gain visibility from end-to-end.

Data-Driven Analytics Are Key to Supply Chain Success

Material Handling & Logistics

Nearly three-fourths of shippers (71%) said real-time analytics from 3PLs help them better understand shipping alternatives, and 61% valued 3PLs’ assessments of trade lanes and origin-destination pairs in terms of cost and service levels. Global Supply Chain News

Improve Business Performance with Supply Chain Analytics

Halo

Solving Real-World Supply Chain Problems: the Very Practical Application of Very Advanced Science. That means constantly refining the science of supply chain analytics without losing sight of the ease of use and powerful visualizations that users rely on to uncover, diagnose and solve real business problems. It’s not obvious to all that Halo, a platform for self-service supply chain planning, can boost sales force productivity.

Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

The age of digital transformation is now fully upon us and from a business perspective one of the most active areas of change, impact and opportunity is in supply chain management. percent per year, over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea for a total of 23 million tonnes of cargo traveling by ship every day. As digital disruption continues throughout the maritime supply chain forward thinking firms are investing internally in capabilities to become more data centric.

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.

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

Cerasis

However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. However, this sharing of information would have not been possible without the use of technology across the supply chain. Let’s take a look at what is driving the role of ever-increasing technology in supply chain functions and how the supply chain is adapting to meet these demands. Supply Chain Technology supply chain functions