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Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Most are clueless about driving a better-planned order flow from tactical planning to procurement or transportation planning or how to improve forecast-value-added (FVA) processes. Kearney, Boston Consulting Group, Cap Gemini, Deloitte, E&Y, IBM, and McKinsey, they get more of the same.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a sad and scary day, especially those of us living in the Boston area. February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management


Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. In this all new e-book, shippers will take away an understanding of inbound freight management to reduce costs, increase control, and gain more visibility into the front end of the supply chain function of transportation. How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management?

How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain


Agile supply chain operations, especially in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, are using IoT and end-to-end shipment visibility software to outperform competitors with better service while keeping lower inventory levels. The pivot point has moved from production to customer delivery, and the primary constraint has moved from manufacturing to transportation. This shift is hard to handle because the CPG industry spends at least 5% of revenue on transportation.

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy


In May, 2014 Raytheon gathered a group of its largest suppliers in Boston, MA to discuss the launch of the company’s Supplier Advisory Council. The transportation of lithium batteries is dangerous, as they overheat, which can cause significant damage.

10 Ways IoT Can Improve Supply Chains


By 2020, Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Utilities industries are projected to spend $40B each on IoT platforms, systems, and services. Improving track-and-trace reduces the need for buffer stock by providing real-time visibility of inventory levels and shipments.

Supply Chain at Your Fingertips


The ability to access the information you need, when you need, regardless of where you are is paramount to staying ahead of the changing market and two steps in front of your competition. Cloud. Mobile. On Demand. Analytics Everywhere.

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Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analysts assert, “Logistics networks have never been more complex. The order and item information shows what was shipped and to whom (Was it a back order? It tracks not only transportation and handling but also warehousing and inventory working-capital costs, specifically by end customer. AI predicts maintenance needs and potential risks, similar to transportation and disruption management predictions.

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Seeing the Future with Predictive Analytics

Enterra Insights

Looming risks like wars, environmental and labor regulations, natural disasters and transportation challenges are placing many retail supply chains and retail profit centers at the mercy of the unforeseen.”[1] Prescriptive analytics informs you what you should do to achieve a particular outcome. Inventory optimization. Humans yearn for a glimpse of the future.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. Companies can overcome this challenge by optimizing the supply chain through data, information and using automated processes to make decisions.

How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

Supply Chain @ MIT

These are: the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (Cambridge, USA), the Zaragoza Logistics Center (Zaragoza, Spain), the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (Bogotá, Colombia), and the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (Shah Alam, Malaysia). World view.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

It also allows existing employees to spend less time lugging boxes or finding inventory and more time doing the more complex parts of their job that are difficult to automate. Those inventory systems require more attention because of this (a human gig), as do programming and maintenance.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

Talking Logistics

I’m at Heathrow airport waiting to board my flight back to Boston, which is delayed by over an hour so far. Manhattan Associates: New Inventory and Fulfillment Capabilities Give Store Associates More Time to Deliver a Fulfilling Experience.