Machine Learning and the Business of Tomorrow

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Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ) explains, “Enterprises are striving to find greater meaning in the massive amounts of data they generate and save every day. Columbus asserts, “Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process.”[5]

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

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5 Future Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing & Logistics

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Additionally, overall maintenance costs have dropped by 30 percent, and predictive maintenance has reduced machine-specific failures by 70 percent, reports Louis Columbus of Forbes magazine. Warehousing will follow these processes, and value-added services will continue to make up the lower half of the following graphic. The IIoT will enable retailers to better manage inventory levels and adjust orders to meet the demands of customers from real-time data from POS transactions.

The Internet of Things and the Supply Chain: Serious or Just Flirting?

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It offers the stakeholders a comprehensive report across the supply chain from warehouse to destination of delivery, instead of showing the shipment in transit; it shows the exact location of the shipment. ” Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS, believes another technology, blockchain, will make the IoT/supply chain even stronger. Numerous supply chain experts insist supply chain processes are experiencing a revolution thanks to emerging technologies.

Trends Shaping Industry 4.0

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Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS, asserts, “Machine learning algorithms, applications, and platforms are helping manufacturers find new business models, fine-tune product quality, and optimize manufacturing operations to the shop floor level.”[2] ” The BOSS staff believes warehouses are where the greatest change might take place. Industry 4.0

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California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

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Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast.

Predictive Analytics: Supply Chain’s Cloudy Crystal Ball

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”[4] Some of the benefits provided by predictive analytics include: Inventory management : Griffith notes predictive analytics provide store owners “a sixth sense” when it comes to ensuring shelves are stocks, prices are updated, and when products may have to be ordered in bulk from vendors. Myers adds, “Retailers and distributors can prepare months in advance to help their suppliers plan to inventory and shipments based on customer demand and buying behavior.”

People, Processes, and Technology All Required for Supply Chain Transformation

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Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ) goes so far as to insist, “Analytics will revolutionize supply chains in 2018.”[7] For example, some companies are exploring how drones using machine learning can perform real-time inventory counts in warehouses, and others are considering how self-driving vehicles can be used for deliveries.” 7] Louis Columbus, “ Analytics Will Revolutionize Supply Chains In 2018 ,” Forbes , 15 January 2018. [8]

Executing on time, all the time: apparel executive’s guide to competitive advantage

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We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. CCI is renowned for its expertise in retail business processes and systems delivering practical solutions to optimize sales, margin and inventory across all channels of operation. Even expedited air shipments arrived late at the warehouse. Partner, Columbus Consulting.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

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The preferred amount of inventory held on ships and trucks depends on constraints such as the value of the cargo. If high-value items are being shipped, it’s important to minimize inventory levels. East Coast to Columbus, Ohio—as opposed to the traditional option of using West Coast facilities—are negligible. New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS.Connect by TMC.

Planning and managing the critical aspects of a full merchandising season

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You can set exceptions for items as you track them to ensure they’re ordered, shipped, landed, warehoused and shelved on time. Automated replenishment can then handle ongoing inventory transfers to stores and, eventually, ramp-downs. Partner, Columbus Consulting. Author: Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski, Partner at Columbus Consulting. The Pareto principle informs a lot of our work at Columbus Consulting International (CCI). Partner, Columbus Consulting.

Want to Help With FEMA Loads? It's Complicated.

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Trucks, warehouse space, and logistics services are needed in Florida, Georgia and even Texas, and they may be required soon in Massachusetts or New Jersey. Many freight brokers, including some of the largest 3PLs, have been charged with moving and warehousing emergency freight. Provide warehousing or trucks for non-FEMA relief. First there was Harvey, then Irma. Clean-up and emergency relief efforts are still underway in Texas, Florida and surrounding regions.

Retail Shipments Keep Truckload Capacity Tight

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The Memphis to Columbus lane paid 14¢ better at $2.19/mile, with shippers adjusting warehouse inventories. Volumes for the top van markets rebounded 5% last week, as shippers moved freight out the door before month’s end. Van rates remain elevated, despite a drop of a few cents per week since an early October peak. Rates may rebound before Thanksgiving, as retail sales are projected to grow by 6% this holiday season.

6 Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Increase Agile Responsiveness, Continuous Improvement & Customization

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Customization Will Replace Traditional Inventory Management. According to the Global Dispatch, traditional inventory management operations will change in 2017. Inventory management will become more reliant on advanced computer analytics systems to manage inventory in real time. reports Louis Columbus of Supply Chain 24/7. A Quick Recap of Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Think About 2017.