Supply Chain Data Management: Making Data Make Sense for Supply Chain Planning


Managing the data required for supply chain planning is a bit like raking leaves. The data keeps coming all year round. And just when you think you have clean and consistent data to work with, new internal and external data “blows into the yard.”. The amount of available structured and unstructured supply chain data continues to grow at an exponential rate. When data is poorly managed and inconsistent, supply chains become inefficient.

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. The Regulation and Data Management. However, in today’s information-driven supply chain, data often flows in parallel with the passage of freight. Each of these supply chain participants may use various protocols, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Transportation Management (TM) systems, and information may be transmitted at different times.


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How Procurement Can Add Value To Supplier Master Data Management


Jarrod McAdoo, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua. Master supplier data doesn’t just matter to Procurement. Accurate supplier data is the fuel that drives critical business processes that impact the bottom line. Tools for business optimization and risk management (including AI) — Improve business planning accuracy and decision making frameworks. Supplier data improvements can reduce these costs and minimize the opportunity for error. Risk management.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014


We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

Logistics Automation and Blockchain: What’s the Potential?


Up to 64% of supply chain leaders consider Big Data Analytics the best way to overcome supply chain challenges, asserts Antonia Renner of ComputerWorld, but new technologies, such as logistics automation and blockchain, may hold much more opportunity than meets the eye. Logistics automation and blockchain have potential applicability to payment processing, freight location monitoring, order fulfillment, and more. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Transportation Data Overload: How a TMS Enables Data Management


The volume and opportunity to collect and manage transportation data is increasing, and companies are clamoring over their potential. Logistics companies are already working hard to use sensor […]. The post Transportation Data Overload: How a TMS Enables Data Management appeared first on MercuryGate International. Data, Analytics, Metrics, KPIs Blog Posts

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Unhappy Customers? It May be a Data Governance Issue


It May be a Data Governance Issue appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Feature Supply Chain Consulting Supply Chain Operations data governance data governance process E-Commerce Logistics Operations master data master data management new product introduction online fulfillmentMy wife and I recently visited a local store to buy some end-of-season patio furniture. This particular retailer scoops up end-of-season items from home improvement stores.

COVID-19 & SCM – Importance of Operations Management to Overcome the Limitations of Data-Driven


An often-heard theme in supply chain management (SCM) and COVID-19 is “data-driven” – being data-driven is the path to success. COVID-19 & SCM – Importance of Operations Management to Overcome the Limitations of Data-Driven was first posted on May 20, 2020 at 8:47 am. ©2017 For COVID-19 “science-driven” is often said in the same sentence. For SCM demand or customer-driven replaces “science”.

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Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize


The more granular and comprehensive the data captured in digital format, the higher the fidelity and resolution of the picture presented through digitization. Digitization is an essential cornerstone capability that enables Logistics to deliver its true potential. From the perspective of Logistics, understanding digitization is particularly relevant because much of the information logistics requires is in analog format. Why should Logistics Care about Digitization?

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. Final rule for electronic logging devices is pushed back to end of October (Logistics Management).

Taking Packaging Manufacturing to New Levels with Digital Technology


Today’s uncertain times have packaging manufacturers working harder than ever to efficiently manage their assets, costs and customer demands to keep their businesses on track. Using Data for Growth. More than Just Data.

The Future of Logistics

Enterra Insights

This expansion in e-commerce has, in some cases, overwhelmed logistics providers. Even before the pandemic struck, subject matter experts insisted the logistics arena required more digitalization and more automation. Back in December 2019, when rumors about a new virus were just getting started, Oscar de Bok, CEO of DHL Supply Chain, stated, “Automation and digitalization will re-shape the logistics industry.”[1] Centralizes data control.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And that is why on November 3, together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I will be riding 100 miles in support of JDRF to help us find a cure. So, I have a small ask: It doesn’t cost you anything to access the posts and videos we publish on Talking Logistics, thanks to our sponsors. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics.

Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments


Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments. In the five years since Freightos launched, logistics and technology have increasingly converged. According to CB Insight research , supply chain technology funding skyrocketed in 2016, reaching over $5 billion dollars, more than 10X 2013 levels, and creating more logistics startups every year. But beyond pure business value, logistics technology can also make the world a better place (seriously!)

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

Here on Talking Logistics , however, the sun is shining bright. Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters. The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. Sports Authority: Another Not-So-Great Moment in Supplier Relationship Management. The Impact of Omni-Channel on Logistics (3,528 views). It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping (2,981 views).

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Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize


The more granular and comprehensive the data captured in digital format, the higher the fidelity and resolution of the picture presented through digitization. Digitization is an essential cornerstone capability that enables Logistics to deliver its true potential. From the perspective of Logistics, understanding digitization is particularly relevant because much of the information logistics requires is in analog format. Why should Logistics Care about Digitization?

Roberto Crippa: “If you try to manage new business with old rules you fail”

Supply Chain Movement

The business is getting tougher as more and more professional buyers at Customer’s site are managing procurement and purchasing. 1) Demand Management (demand forecasting, scarcity management and part of sales back office). 3) Logistics (inbound/outbound transportation, materials and finished goods warehouses). A technician has a different perspective to the way in which the supply chain can manage variety.

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5 ways TMS transforms Logistics Managers' jobs


That’s where the need for Transportation Management System (TMS) comes into play. A survey featured in Logistics Management shows that just 35% of shippers are using TMS in their supply chain. Logistics managers need to realize that adding TMS instead of headcount can be the right way to grow their business. By automating manual processes, you can have time to focus on other important tasks like strategic planning, management.

This Week in Logistics News (September 16-20, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Trimble to Acquire the Assets of Asset Forestry Limited to Extend its Logistics Capabilities. Kewill and CarrierWeb Penetrate China Transportation Market with Mobility and Data Management Solutions. China remains an important focus for supply chain and logistics technology providers, as evidenced by this week’s announcements by Amber Road and Kewill. I remember when I visited China in 2005 and I met with the CEO of a leading logistics service provider.

This Week in Logistics News (June 27 – July 1, 2016)

Talking Logistics

With many folks taking off early for the holiday weekend, I’ll just go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Exporters Wary as Shipping Safety Rule [SOLAS] Kicks In (WSJ – sub. Trucker Path Joins AscendTMS™ to Offer Free Transportation Management Software (TMS) to Carriers and Freight Brokers. Descartes: The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. Companies like XPO Logistics Inc.

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ ( Lloyd’s Loading List ). London’s Delivery Cube “pauses” logistics operations to focus on tech platform ( TechCrunch ). If the rumors are true, the next piece in Amazon’s logistics puzzle is buying an airport, specifically Hahn airport in Germany. Note: Descartes and GT Nexus are Talking Logistics sponsors.

7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

It’s that time when idle chatter at the office Christmas lunch turns to debating what next year will bring, especially among logistics and supply chain professionals, for whom it seems every New Year brings new challenges, trends, and disruptive innovations. 2018 Trend #2: Big Data and Advanced Analytics in the Cloud. Fear of the cloud is diminishing as concerns over data security give way to the desire for fast, flexible, high-powered computing.

Supply Chain Movement 21 – S&OP + IT

Supply Chain Movement

Forecasting is about managing risks. Major organisational and cultural changes lie ahead for supply chain management. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems. furthermore, because the continuing growth in outsourcing is making global businesses ever-more susceptible to disruptions, supply chain risk management software is also on the rise.

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Five Key Freight Data Indicators LSPs & Shippers Need to Level-Up Their Logistics Game


It’s easy for shippers, brokers, and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to get lost in the freight data conversation. As explained by Peter Moore of Supply Chain 24/7 , advancements in logistics technology and the opportunities to apply big freight data are finally approaching maturity and empowering whole new ways in which brokers, 3PLs, and shippers interact. Current Freight Status Tracking current shipment status is another freight data point to consider.

How To Save Money With Supplier Information Management

HICX Solutions

There’s no doubt that good management of supplier information can result in increased productivity and improved profitability. The discussion around the effect of reduced supply chain costs on profits and where money can be saved due to supplier information management (SIM) is, therefore, naturally a hot topic. How you can improve efficiency with supplier information management. Managing and aggregating supplier relationships (parent/child).

Mitigate Seasonality and Other Logistics Disruptions with TMS Supporting Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Collaborator

– Choose technology that supports operating with actionable data instead of making decisions based on questionable, public information. – Contradictory streams of conflicting industry media market perspectives is no way to plan for actual supply logistics. First, accept that it is nearly impossible to rely on trends data derived in industry media outlets for any kind of effective transportation planning. But this is no way to plan for actual supply logistics.

Networking – A powerful trend in production and logistics

DELMIA Quintiq

“The topic of networking in production and logistics has caught on and is now a trend for most companies. This was the view taken by Frank Tinschert, Director of Quintiq’s Logistics Business Unit, during an interview with DVZ magazine’s editor-in-chief Günther Hörbst on the famous Red Sofa of this logistics trade journal, at the German Logistics Convention in Berlin. He stressed that this data must be converted to valuable information for companies.

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Dave Christensen: A Spirited Approach to Supply Chain Management

Inbound Logistics

oversees demand planning, replenishment, logistics, and master data management Dave Christensen, vice president, supply chain with Glazer’s, Inc.,

The Worse Mistakes of Omnichannel Retail


You can prevent this by maintaining a Master Data Management system which creates a Single View of Truth across catalogs, sales and distribution channels, merchandising and other aspects. From technology to logistics, the right partner vendors can allow your brand to level up its game. As the omnichannel experience is entirely driven by customer behaviour, it is vital that analytics and data collection are integrated at every touchpoint.

A Guide to Maximizing Your Fleet Management Data

GTG Technology Group

Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Fleet Management Data. You don’t have to manage your fleet in the dark. Management data can shed light on your operations, exposing weaknesses and illuminating opportunities for improvement. Knowing how to effectively leverage management data, however, is something with which many operations struggle. Your data must be integrated and actionable for your business to enjoy real returns.

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Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

From planning to negotiating to buying, from moving goods to processing goods, and from managing data to managing inventory. Cash Cycle Management. Supply Chain has a central and pivotal role, if not the controlling responsibility, for Cash Cycle management. The Supply Chain arranges for the appropriate logistics, and negotiates terms and conditions with Suppliers, audits Suppliers, and deals with quality strategies and issues. Cost and Profit Management.

Five Steps to Navigating Supply Chain Analytics Data Challenges

Talking Logistics

Having been in the game of supply chain analytics for so long, we’ve noticed that data is the single biggest challenge our customers and consultants encounter. Supply chain data is distributed in myriad enterprise and external databases, access to the data is limited, it’s in many different formats and structures, it’s missing important pieces and it’s in huge volumes. With the right approach, data challenges can become an issue of the past.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

And now let us examine the reasons why a career in logistics offers so much diversity to so many workers. Supply chain management is increasingly making an impact on the overall functioning of the business and influencing C-suite decisions. Do you want to be managing people?

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The back bone of all of it is Digital Technology: The Internet of Things (IoT) End to End Digital Connectivity Cloud Computing Blockchain Big Data Artificial Intelligence Predictive Analytics Machine Learning Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Voice Activated Technology Wearable Devices Robotics 3D Printing and On Demand, Additive Manufacturing Cyber Security Autonomous Vehicles Drones Software as a Service (SaaS) and much more. The same applies to data. Subscribe Here!

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most companies have a Procurement function, Distribution, Logistics, Planning, Inventory Management, Product Data Management, and Operations. In the area of Inventory Management they also did a lot of benchmarking and highlighted deficiencies in our processes. Lack of respect of, recognition of, or confidence in Supply Chain from peer functions or from Executive management. Lack of a Supply Chain strategy beyond just managing operating expenses.